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October 26, 2017
fat cupid

Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again…that dreadful holiday where you actually have to show your special someone how you feel about them, in full detailed poems, hearts, sparkles… the works. In order to make this holiday perfect for you and your love make sure to read our helpful hints to make this “the greatest night of her life”. The typical Valentine’s Day goes something like this: flowers sent to her at the office, pick her up for a candle lit romantic dinner, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and to top off the night a gorgeous piece of jewelry. Picture perfect right? Yea until your next credit card bill comes in… So follow our words of advice and you will have that “perfect” night. Instead of going out to dinner where you’ll be waiting hours for a table, have no privacy, unable to hear each other speak and the inevitable poor service…make dinner for your significant other. Not only will you get the privacy that you wanted but your girlfriend will LOVE that you took the time to make her dinner (brownie points). You’ll be saving money and getting credit for trying (when your food turns out terrible make sure to have takeout on speed dial). If cooking really is too much pressure for you check out Groupon or Living Social for some great deals. You can find local restaurants that are giving away great deals and discounts for you two love birds. When it comes to gifts remember minimize but don’t eliminate. For instance, instead of paying for a dozen red roses bring her one. If you want to really go all cute, buy one rose for each year you have been together. No one likes all of the chocolates in the heart box; there is always the left […]
October 26, 2017
eating on eliptical

New Years Resolution

As we reach the end of another year we start that endless task of making our New Years resolutions. The list usually consists of the same thing each year; go to the gym, eat healthier, find a new hobby, blah blah blah the list goes on and on. The month of January the gym is filled with every elliptical and treadmill in use. You then continue with this motivation and get yourself on one of those hyped up diet fads that are “guaranteed” to help you lose 10 pounds in just 3 days! Halfway through January you start to pat yourself on the back, you did it! You are on the road to success! But then at the end of January as the weather goes from pretty Christmas snowflakes to ugly black mud, you begin to lose your motivation. By February you have created a different excuse for each day of the week to NOT go to the gym: “It’s snowing”, “I’m tired, but Ill definitely go tomorrow”, “My friend NEEDS me to meet for a drink to talk about some guy she met last Saturday night” the list goes on and on. And after you have mastered the excuses that will also convince that not going to the gym is in your best interest you will start to see that the “10 pounds” you lost in January was actually just the water weight that you would inevitably put right back on once the diet is “complete”. So while you are all sitting at home right now get totally amped up to start the New Year off right and scribbling away all of the things you would like to accomplish, let me help you and tell you the one and only thing you should write down for this New Year. […]
October 26, 2017
black friday shoppers

Black Friday Rush

Thanksgiving is a great time to see family and friends and discuss what you are thankful for in your life. After you talk about how “great your life is” and “nothing is more important than family” you start to prepare for the real kick off to the holiday season… Black Friday. All those emotions and fake tears about the goodness of giving seem to disappear and coupons and credit card limits become our main priority. If you have never gone Black Friday shopping, you really don’t know what you are missing. Some people just go for the experience. Others go from the guilt of all the eating the night before; you have to find some way to work it off. But most go for the deals, the door busters, the bargains…you get the point. Now it’s probably quite obvious that us DINC members LOVE BLACK FRIDAY! So as to not to bore you, I won’t go into all the details of how you can save money because it’s quite obvious I mean they literally created a shopping day for people to save money. What I want to point out is the importance of sucking it up, getting off the couch and joining the crazies out there in the “black market”. Really, really hate the idea of being stuck in crowds and overwhelmed but an abundance of people?  I know just the thing for you! It’s called CYBER MONDAY! All you have to do is sit on your couch, eat leftover turkey, click with one finger, and shop! They have amazing deals and most of the stores have free shipping. This season, get a jump start on your holiday shopping, get out on Black Friday and enjoy the rush. If your too lazy don’t worry, you can try again on Monday. […]
October 26, 2017
woman trying on shoes

Let’s Get Some Shoes

Diamonds are a girls best friend but shoes are a very close second. They are an essential part to your daily wardrobe and shoes can make or break your outfit. While every girl lives for the day they can afford their own pair of Jimmy Choos, the modern day savvy girl can always find places with affordable shoes that mirror name brands. One of our favorite websites at Dollar Investment Club is JustFab.com. When you sign up for the site you are asked to fill out a questionnaire that gives you many different style options for you to look through; then you pick the ones that best fit your personality. Every time thereafter you have a secret fairy shoe mother who will send you shoes that fit your individual style and taste. Each and every pair of shoes on JustFab.com are just $39.95, so they will never break your bank. Therefore, if the shoe fits, BUY IT! You’ll look fabulous and so will your bank account. So, hit the online shopping, pick what fits you best and let’s party DINC-ettes.
October 26, 2017
toilet paper mummy

Happy Halloween

Well October 31st is here and that means trick or treating and Halloween parties. Here at DINC we are a little old to be trick or treating but are more than ready for the parties. As always, we want to have a great time and throw the best parties but need to save money while doing it. We know all you DINC’s out there like to hear from us on our money savings tips so here we go……… What is the number one thing you need for your Halloween party? Decorations? Are you serious? The correct answer is drinks, and to be exact, themed drinks. Well, we have the perfect solution for you. Jungle Juice! (aka Bat Piss, Vampire Blood, and Zombie Sauce). It is as simple as can be; Hawaiian Punch and Kool-Aid mix in a huge jug, everyone that comes brings a beverage and dumps it into the jug. That will cost you about $30, and just use water to fill the jug and create the juice from the mix. The second thing you need is Decorations, and let me guess you don’t realize that all holiday decorations go on sale the day after, so yeah stock up this year on November 1st. A DINC member gave us a great idea on how to decorate for Halloween very cheaply; trash your house. Really, it’s a great idea, you stage your house like a murder scene, couches turned around, lights tipped over, DVD’s and books on the ground, dining room table flipped over, you get the point. Then you just get bloody hand and footprints for the floor and walls for around $20. Lastly, you take some old clothes and stuff them with newspapers to make it look like people and leave them lying on the ground with knives […]