So, what are you going to do with the kids on Christmas Eve to make the day that much more special for them and tire them out enough so that they will sleep through until at least nine o’clock on Christmas Day, because that is the real reason behind the party in the first place.

As frustrating as it can be for a young person, there are a few ways to get some credit history, to at least give you a little something to show the bank.

And speaking of working on your car, leasing options can include routine maintenance and servicing costs. Wouldn’t it be nice to go in for a service and not have to pay on your way out? It won’t matter to you how much the cost of service materials increase because you already have it covered. Support services are also available no more separate payments to a motor club. These services can include truck cards, accident management and complete roadside assistance. Caring for your car has never been so simple.

Look for an application – The Internet is filled with fuel card applications. Do you want to fill up at a particular gas station that you love, or will you fill up anywhere? If you’re loyal to a gas card company, I would recommend that you head to their website, to see what they have to offer.

When you move around a lot like I did with my father being in the military, you learned to cherish the special moments you would get to be with family. Those times were few and far between for us. So every moment we were visiting we tried to make as memorable as possible.

Here’s a really green idea. Check your office or club or church list and buy enough assorted to cover everyone. Go to any convenience store and get enough California Lotto Christmas scratchers for everyone. These come in $1, $2, and $5 denominations (I like the $1 scratchers.) Put one (or more, depending on your budget) in each card. Christmas Lotto scratchers are also a great way to hit the exact dollar amount for gift exchanges at work and at parties.

Only mark the activities that you must attend on the calendar. It is easy to become too busy. Consider limiting social outings to one or two a week so you don’t become too tired. If the calendar is looking too busy, get creative. What can you skip? Do all family members have to be present for all events? Remember, this is your life!

Cash only at those stations, where you can purchase fuel at an affordable price. However, for this, you need to be a regular customer and all your payments at such a station needs to be in cash.