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4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season   

By Michael Lee

The holiday season is here. Busy calendars are already filling up with festive activities, celebrations and gatherings of families and friends. 

Improved economic conditions are expected to increase consumer spending. A recent national report shows that holiday shoppers plan to spend $1,440 for holiday expenses, and yet less than half plan to stick to a budget for holiday spending.[1]

‘Tis the season to shop and spend, but before you swipe that credit card—there are a few budgeting tips individuals and families should consider to ensure they manage their finances during the holiday rush.  

Bridal Expo in Old Sacramento July 19

Bridal Expo in Old Sacramento July 19

Old Sacramento hosts more than 200 weddings a year, according to their Business Association, plus there are many wedding product offerings and scenic backdrops among its merchants.  It's only natural that a bridal show would be held there.  

Bridal Expo is Sunday, July 19, aboard the Delta King Hotel on Front Street in Old Sacramento.  The show hours are 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

This unique show includes a Treasure Hunt for wedding couples. They will find clues that will lead them from one spot to the other, until they find the Treasure - a honeymoon stay in Italy.

Wedding pros will be on hand to give the couples in-depth information to help them be better equipped to plan their weddings. Services and products represented include photography, videography, catering, venues, gowns, corsets, djs, music, florists, cakes, jewelry, beauty products and more.

Delta College's Fashion Program presents the Nearly New Sale on Friday, April 10th

Delta College's Fashion Program presents the Nearly New Sale on Friday, April 10th

It’s time once again for the Nearly New Sale, produced by the Fashion Program at San Joaquin Delta College. This is not your ordinary sale!

The sale features mostly brand new merchandise at bargain-basement prices, as low as $1. The sale is set for on Friday, April 10th 2015 from 10 am – 4 pm in Danner Hall on the Delta College campus in Stockton.

The Nearly New Sale has become a favorite among regular customers who have scouted prestigious brands, which in past sales have included True Religion, Joe’s Jeans, William Rast, Levi’s, I.N.C. and others. Shoe brands have included Nine West, Franco Sarto, Chanel, Adrienne Vittadini, and Coach. The inventory varies as the donations come in throughout the year from a variety of resources.

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet in Roseville is inviting the entire family to join them this Christmas season to shop local for that unique gift for everyone on your Christmas list. Featuring the largest farmers market in Northern California, you’ll also find all the fresh fruits and veggies needed for your holiday table. To celebrate the season, Denio’s is hosting Santa’s Workshop for the three weekends leading up to Christmas – December 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. Little ones can have their photos taken with Santa, visit Santa’s petting zoo complete with reindeer rides and enjoy some delightful holiday treats.

With hundreds of vendors every weekend at Denio’s selling unique, hand-crafted and hard to find items, Denio’s is one of the best places to find gifts for friends and family of all ages and within all budgets.

Pizza With A Purpose! 20% Off - Fountains of Roseville, Arden Fair Mall!

Pizza With A Purpose! 20% Off - Fountains of Roseville, Arden Fair Mall!

Officer Brian Law and Officer Juan Gonzalez were killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to an accident call on Highway 99, near Bethel Avenue, in Kingsburg at approximately 6:00 am.

Both officers were riding in the same cruiser responding to the accident, which had been incorrectly reported in the northbound lanes of Highway 99. As they responded to the scene they came upon the accident in the southbound lanes. The patrol car swerved in an attempt to avoid striking the previous collision, struck the guardrail, and overturned. They both suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

The officers had gone through the 27 weeks of training at the CHP Academy together in 2008, and became close friends as well as partners over the past six years.

Officer Gonzalez is survived by his mother, Maria Gonzalez, sister, Sandra Gonzalez.

Officer Law is survived by his wife, Rebecca, with three children - Lauren (age 10), Brandon (age 9), Samantha (age 2).

Holiday Craft Fair kicks off Saturday Nov. 16

Holiday Craft Fair kicks off Saturday Nov. 16

You just might find the perfect holiday gifts for you and your friends and family!

Source: Terri Acevedo, News10