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Holiday Shopping Tips

How To Survive The Final Days Of Holiday Shopping

www.today.com | Posted 12.21.2014 | Style

With only four shopping days left until Christmas, many people are preparing to brace the crowds to get those last minute gifts. NBCs Anne Thompson te...

Are You Giving Your Seasonal Shopaholic Credit Card Blanche?

April Lane Benson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
April Lane Benson, Ph.D.

The damage done by overbuying is usually what lingers and chokes out the joy we may have gotten from buying the items in the first place. Can we be saved from our impulse buying insanity?

Here's What People Actually Spend On Their Significant Other's Holiday Gifts

Posted 12.22.2014 | Money

So you’ve finally managed to convince someone to spend significant amounts of time with you during the holidays -- congratulations! -- but now comes...

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping With a Social Mission

Carla Javits | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Carla Javits

In response to this time of heavy consumerism, nonprofits proposed Giving Tuesday, which asks people to consider giving to organizations that are addressing critical social issues.

16 Sexy Gift Ideas Under Twenty Bucks

Em & Lo | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Whether you're looking to spice up your holiday White Elephant party or give something to everyone in your Little Black Book, these gifts are cheap in all the right ways.

Smart Deodorant, From Jennifer Jolly (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2014 | MarloThomas

We're hearing about smart everything these days, but did you know that there's now a smart deodorant dispenser? USA Today Lifestyle Tech Editor Jennif...

The Microsoft Band, From Jennifer Jolly (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2014 | MarloThomas

USA Today Lifestyle Tech Editor Jennifer Jolly says that wearables are the next big thing in tech. The Microsoft Band is one of the newest ones on the...

Smart Rings, From Jennifer Jolly (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2014 | MarloThomas

USA Today Lifestyle Tech Editor Jennifer Jolly alerted us to a smart wearable coming to the market in early 2015 -- the smart ring! The Ringly is a se...

11 Secrets Of Holiday Super Shoppers

Posted 12.01.2014 | Money

We’ll admit that our holiday shopping habits are somewhat ... haphazard. So when we see someone calmly dashing through the mall like they’re on th...

Who's Watching Your Holiday Spending?

Terry Savage | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

The worst penalty isn't a lump of coal in your stocking. It's a lowering of your credit score -- something that impacts your future cost of credit, and even the cost of homeowners and auto insurance.

Credit Card Tricks To Save On Holiday Shopping

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

A lot of people these days blame credit cards for the national debt crisis, but really credit cards can be used to save a whole lot of money, especially during extreme shopping situations, like the holidays. If you use a credit card properly, it can even help you make a little extra holiday cash through rewards and perks.

How to Plan Your Finances 60 Days Before Christmas

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jeanette Pavini

Believe it or not, Christmas Eve is three months away. Consider yourself warned. This year, don't let procrastination invade your holiday. If you start planning and shopping now, it may very well be possible to get through the holidays debt-free.

9 Ways Disconnecting Doesn't Make You Any Safer

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we begin 2013, it's worth remembering how much is beyond our control. The most fastidious, organized and self-protective among us are vulnerable every minute of every day.

3 Ways To Resist Holiday Overspending

Posted 12.14.2012 | OWN

By Suze Orman I call it the buy-it-now bug: We come down with it every giving season and feel the effects in January when we see our credit car...

6 Purchases to Buy on Sale This Winter

Women & Co | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money
Women & Co

With so many people holiday shopping this time of year, you might think retailers hold all the cards in the winter, but that isn't entirely true.

Return Policies You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2012 | HuffPost Home

Got your receipt?

Have a No-Stress, No-Shopping Holiday

Francine Jay | Posted 01.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Francine Jay

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.

Dangerous Toys to Avoid This Holiday Season

Frank Santopadre | Posted 02.20.2012 | Comedy
Frank Santopadre

Every year, public safety experts comb the nation's malls and toy stores in search of potentially hazardous toys. Here's 2011's list of playthings you might want to cross off your child's wish list.

The Perils of Wrapping Paper: A Story of Consumer Expectation

Nathan Novemsky | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Nathan Novemsky

Here's a piece of advice for the last-minute shopper: if the gift you're about to give is less than ideal, then leave it unwrapped. You may just spread more cheer this season.

Ship For Zip!: Why We're Looking Forward To December 16

www.aarp.org | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

If you hate paying shipping charges when you order online or by phone, you're going to be happy this year: Nine out of 10 retailers are offering free ...

31 Days of Debt: Why Thanksgiving to Christmas Could Ruin 2012 for You

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

As you approach the next 31 days, follow these tips to help you manage your spending -- ultimately to manage your debt -- and to ensure that you don't trade short-term holiday spending for long-term prosperity

4 Ways to Skip the Stress with Streamlined Holiday Savings Strategies

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Chen

For many of us, coupon clipping just isn't in the cards. Here are four streamlined savings strategies to shave the final dollar amount of your holiday shopping bill.