The past couple of weeks have been filled with holiday parties and eggnog and turkey and gifts and good cheer. If you are like most people, you might have reached for an extra serving of turkey or grabbed an extra cookie when no one was looking. But now that the indulgence is over, something else… Read More
We don’t have to tell you: You already know the holidays are expensive. But what’s the best way to tackle them with your emergency fund intact and your credit card debt not out of control? (Because no one likes having a financial hangover in January.) The first step is to create your holiday budget today—and use our amazing how-much-can-you-spend-on-each-person gift calculator…. Read More
Mary Hunt, cheapskate extraordinaire, dug her family out of some $100,000 in debt and now teaches others how to do the same. She’s written a terrific book, Debt-Proof the Holidays, which teaches you how to avoid going in over your heads during the holidays. I predict the book will fly off bookshelves this year!
If my can-opener story won’t get you anywhere with your teens, check out Gerri Detweiler’s great article,”Seven Priceless Holiday Gifts That Won’t Break Your Budget,” on Credit.com. And please share your favorite low-priced presents with us. The teen … and family … you inspire may be your own!
We’re going to be posting at a reduced frequency over the next week as our credit experts take time off for the holidays. Feel free to send your dreams or questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org while we are away. Here are a few last minute tips to help you have a happy holiday season:
But you won’t catch me in a mall on Black Friday. Shopping ranks somewhere around visiting the dentist in terms of ways I want to spend my time. So I will start my shopping this Friday, but I’ll do am much of it as possible online. I am happy to share my online shopping tips with you since writing about them gives me more time to procrastinate.