5 Creative Ways to Give Cash for Christmas

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5 Creative Ways to Give Cash for Christmas

5 Creative Ways to Give Cash for Christmas

We know … just about everyone loves gift cards. Most people have them on their wish lists, and most of us plan to give them this holiday season. And yet, not everyone’s a fan. Consumer advocate and author Clark Howard hates them so much he designed a gift certificate to give with the cash to… Read More

How 6 Families Went Gift-Free for Christmas

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How 6 Families Went Gift-Free for Christmas

How 6 Families Went Gift-Free for Christmas

What are the holidays without the search for the perfect gift, the hunt for the rock-bottom best deal on the newest electronic gadget, piles of presents under the tree, or the Secret Santa gift exchange at work? Apparently it’s more Whoville — and less Grinch — than you might think. Here are six families who have… Read More

How to Make a Gift Card More Thoughtful

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How to Make a Gift Card More Thoughtful

How to Make a Gift Card More Thoughtful

If you don’t give a gift card this year, you’ll be in the minority. The National Retail Federation says that eight in 10 shoppers will purchase gift cards, with the average shopper spending $163.16 on gift cards this year, a 4% increase from last year. Gift cards are a fast, easy gift that’s usually sure… Read More

5 Gifts Almost Everyone Will Love

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5 Gifts Almost Everyone Will Love

5 Gifts Almost Everyone Will Love

Gift shopping can be complicated. First, you have to know what people like, and for some friends and family, it’s trickier to find a store or product that suits their style. Then you have to find a good gift, which often leads to frantic Internet browsing, calling every shop within driving distance, scouring department store… Read More

The True Cost of Giving Pets as Gifts

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The True Cost of Giving Pets as Gifts

The True Cost of Giving Pets as Gifts

There may not be anything cuter than a puppy, kitten, rabbit or even a guinea pig under the tree on Christmas morning.  With so many animals in need of good forever homes, you can adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue and do a good holiday deed, as well as give your child a new companion. I… Read More

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