Let's reclaim the spirit of season by supporting Giving Tuesday on November 27. While you're standing in long cash register lines, placing an online order or waiting for your gifts to be delivered, take a break from shopping and join this important movement.
Research online but don't book online. Better ships and cabin categories may be available.
Henry Ford famously decided in 1914 to pay many of his workers the then incredible sum of five dollars a day, which was substantially higher than the prevailing wage at the time. Ford's revolutionary approach to industrial wages should now be applied to America's retail sector.
Gift cards and cash are the top two gifts consumers want to receive this holiday season and prepaid cards continue to grow in popularity, sometimes as an alternative to a checking account and sometimes as a type of gift card.
No surprise, techie gifts are once again at the top of everyone's list... even for the grandparents! So rather than sprint through the stores -- or make yourself nuts on December 23rd -- get a head start on some cool tech gifts for everyone.
Tired of the stress, clutter, and credit card bills that come with holiday consumerism? Instead of exchanging presents, try something different. You'll both have one less gift to worry about and will save time, money and the planet's resources.
When shopping online it is harder to identify what is made in the U.S. and what is made overseas (you can't just check a tag). Here are some advanced but simple search tricks to help you find and buy made in America this holiday season.
Good jobs, where workers have collective bargaining rights, security and benefits that allow their families to enjoy a decent standard of living, are the cornerstone of building a strong economy. Yet Walmart's bottom line has no regard for the general well-being of a majority of Americans.
This Election Tuesday, I celebrate our American tradition of exercising the right to vote. While there will certainly be a lot of talk about voter tur...
Peter Navarro's Death By China is a call for action -- it is up to each one of us to recognize that by indulging in cheap labor we are complicit in the world's ethical collapse.
Everyone was laughing. I'd never seen that before on a New York subway. But we weren't on the subway any more. We were all out on that ranch.
By purposely hiding actual data about gun sales in America, the gun lobby is attempting to reinforce its oversize reputation and make the industry look like a more politically potent force than it actually is.
What purgatory will look like if I eventually become a resident is quite clear; it will be a perpetual day at IKEA during the holidays.
They've got an iPhone 4S, an iPad and every other holiday gadget... But chances are they don't have a shark that swims in the air (via remote control). And if they do, well at least he now has a friend!
Marketers have transformed the holiday season into a materialistic feeding frenzy, teaching kids that it's all about demanding -- and getting -- 'must-have' toys.
I'm all for our capitalist society and for making profits, but at some point. American consumers will rebel against the relentless intrusion into their private time and their private space.