Family

Money: How to Avoid a Tax Audit

Blog about how to avoid a second look when filing your taxes. Discuss the importance of not having itemized deductions that are too large for what you are claiming as a salary.

Try Something New This Holiday Season: Create New Traditions

If you are like most families, the holiday traditions are getting a little bit stale. Not to say that ditching old traditions is the thing to do, just spice things up a little bit. Blog about trying a new recipe that is completely unconventional in your family and adding it into the mix. Instead of everybody gathering around for dinnertime, how about meeting up first at a soup kitchen – this will surely change how holidays feel forever and give children an excellent sense of gratitude and selflessness

How to make the holidays easy on your budget

Great topic for any type of blog. Businesses on a budget should be vigilant not to overspend even though there are great deals and you may want to get the purchases in before a new fiscal year.

Even food and health blogs can write about how not to overspend on food and ingredients that you may end up not using or using a little only to throw out the rest. Expecting company or not, we can all only eat so much.

Give your readers tips and strategies to save money during the holidays.

How to have an environmentally friendly holiday

Eco consciousness doesn't need to stop when the holidays roll in, in fact now is the perfect time to start being ‘greener'. Blog about how to have an environmentally friendly holiday.

How do you work around the holidays?

Between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and all of the other holidays during this season, it's a wonder anyone gets any work done. How do you work around the holidays? What have you tried that works and doesn't work? Can you offer tips?

While this is a great topic for career and business blogs, it can also be adapted for home schoolers. Or, in a foodie blog talk about how you keep up with regular daily meals while baking and creating all those holiday goodies.

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Great family movies for the holidays.

With weeks off during the winter holidays, watching movies is often a great way to spend some time together as a family. Blog about your favorite family movies and offer suggestions.

If your audience is primarily business folks, perhaps you can write about movies that have great life and business lessons. Also don't forget documentaries related to your topic.

Affiliate opportunities: Suggest a movie or a list of movies. Maybe even recommend a subscription to Netflix if you have had good experiences with it.

Family Holidays – How to Really Rise Above and Put Your Best Foot Forward

blog about how sometimes family holidays can be fraught with tension especially between certain family members. Give tips and advice on how to be a peace maker by leading by example. Offer advice on how not to take certain things said as personal, learn how to accept people (like it or not) just for exactly who they are and who they are not.

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

Discuss the importance of being organized, staying focused, and asking for help. Many individuals feel it is necessary to do it all and be the perfect host or hostess. In order to really enjoy the holidays, accept help, ask for help, and start early. Making lists and staying focused are also important ways to stay ahead of holiday stress.

Saving Money During Holiday Times

Blog about the different ways to save money during holiday times. Introduce the idea of having a potluck dinner to save on food expenses or to have a grab bag for gift giving. Emphasize shopping off season for the following year for simple things such as gift bags or small thank you gifts for those who help you year round.

How to Save Money on Gifts by Making Crafts

Discuss how easy it is to make crafts for friends and family members for holidays and special occasions, as well. Blog about how much money you can really save by gifting your wares. Also, blog about how well received homemade gifts are from family and friends. They will treasure those gifts for a long time to come. Blog about how homemade goodies such as jams, jellies, preserves, cookies and chocolate are excellent ways to gift your homemade crafts to loved ones.