This article, entitled "Holiday-Ready in a Day, the Frugal Way," is presented by Family Dollar.
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. You knew it was coming, but waited all year, now the panic has set in. The holidays are here!
The big day is just around the corner. Yet, the kids are deep in last-minute school activities, your job has got you working overtime, the house STILL hasn’t been decorated and the gifts…that’s a whole ‘nother nightmare. But fear not! Lifestyle AND frugal-living expert Leah Ingram is here to get your holiday on track and on time! Leah has the secrets to transforming your home and getting your holiday “must do’s” done in a single day!
Leah Ingram is a freelance writer, lifestyle and frugal-living expert based outside Philadelphia, and the author of “Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less” (Adams Media, 2010). This book includes Leah's unique money-saving advice, including how a family can save $25,000 a year. Her second title in the Suddenly Frugal series is "Toss, Keep, Sell! The Suddenly Frugal Guide to Cleaning Out Clutter and Cashing In" (Adams Media, 2010).
Media-trained while an editor at Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, Leah quickly became the go-to expert for on-air demonstrations of family-related topics, including gift tips, etiquette advice and shopping suggestions. She does monthly frugal segments on "The 10! Show" on NBC 10 in Philadelphia, and she's appeared on "The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric," “Good Morning America,” CNBC’s “Market Wrap, Business Week TV, ABC News Now and "Good Day New York.” among other programs. In addition, she's acted as a spokesperson for many national brands, including Bank of America, T-Mobile and Starbucks. You may have also read her frugal-living advice in publications, such as BusinessWeek, The Christian Science Monitor and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
When not appearing on TV, you can find Leah blogging--on Suddenly Frugal or at Home Goes Strong, the NBC Universal website--or writing articles for national publications. Recently, her byline has appeared in the pages of All You, Continental, Executive Travel and Parenting. She is also the author of 14 books, including "Gifts Anytime! How to Find the Perfect Present for Any Occasion" and "The Everything Etiquette Book: A Modern Day Guide to Good Manners."