4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

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4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

Black Friday: At the best of times, it’s a highly anticipated party-like atmosphere in which you get some or all of your holiday season shopping done at ridiculously low prices. At the worst of times, it’s a spaghetti mess of mile-long line-ups and frenzied grabbing of the last item on a shelf, and then hours… Read More

How to Avoid Panic Buying on Black Friday

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How to Avoid Panic Buying on Black Friday

How to Avoid Panic Buying on Black Friday

While much of a America will be pushing back from the dinner table, rubbing a full belly and perhaps settling in for a night of football on Thursday evening, millions of other eaters will skip the pumpkin pie so they can race out to shopping malls. This raises an obvious question: Why? If you’ve never… Read More

5 Tips to Maximize Your Black Friday Credit Card Rewards

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Black Friday Credit Card Rewards

5 Tips to Maximize Your Black Friday Credit Card Rewards

Black Friday has become such a strong tradition, that children growing up today might even wonder if the Pilgrims celebrated it after the first Thanksgiving. Each year, retailers open their stores earlier, and offer even more tempting “door busters.” At the same time, shoppers are becoming even more savvy and sophisticated when it comes to… Read More

The Most Searched-For Products for the Holidays

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The Most Searched-For Products for the Holidays

The Most Searched-For Products for the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t just a frenzy for shoppers, they’re also holidays for the data-divers out there, who can pinpoint some of the most interesting trends for the holiday season based on what you do online. Bill Tancer, General Manager of Research at Experian Marketing Services and New York Times Bestselling author of “Click:… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Black Friday Bonanza

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This Week in Credit News: Black Friday Bonanza

This Week in Credit News: Black Friday Bonanza

This week’s biggest credit news is all about — no surprise here — Black Friday shopping and holiday budgeting. We rounded up some of the best Black Friday articles out there to help you survive the holiday avalanche heading toward us. The Best Black Friday Shopping Apps Getting ready for the holidays is all about… Read More

5 Black Friday Budget Survival Strategies

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5 Black Friday Budget Survival Strategies

5 Black Friday Budget Survival Strategies

Do you enjoy holiday shopping but fear it at the same time? It can often seem like holiday shopping is the quickest way to defeat the budget you’ve kept the whole year. And now that Black Friday is starting a day early, it may feel even more like the holidays are working against you. So… Read More

The Best Black Friday Shopping Apps

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The Best Black Friday Shopping Apps

The Best Black Friday Shopping Apps

Consumers are bracing themselves and their wallets for the retail marathon known as Black Friday. According to a survey conducted by coupon site RetailMeNot, 54% of consumers plan to buy clothing and accessories that day, while 38% will snap up tech gifts for family and friends. Not surprisingly, a lot of those people will be… Read More

All of Your Black Friday Questions Answered

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All of Your Black Friday Questions Answered

All of Your Black Friday Questions Answered

In the first Google Hangout of what will be many more to come, the Credit.com Credit Experts teamed up with the well-respected experts at RetailMeNot and Bankrate to answer every Black Friday question imaginable. From layaway to retail credit cards to shopping trends, we discussed the hot topics you asked us about on Facebook, Twitter… Read More

Consumers Plan to Pay With Debit, Cash for the Holidays

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Consumers Plan to Pay With Debit, Cash for the Holidays

Consumers Plan to Pay With Debit, Cash for the Holidays

The improving economy may have led more consumers to feel better about their personal finances, but at the same time, many are still displaying some of the caution about credit card spending they learned in the last few years. That trend should continue in the coming months. Consumers plan to exercise considerable caution where their… Read More

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