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Holiday Shopping Tips

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 | 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.