4 Ways to Still Win the Holiday Shopping Season

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4 Ways to Still Win the Holiday Shopping Season

4 Ways to Still Win the Holiday Shopping Season

So the holidays are over … now what? You feel like you’ve been giving for months, but the end of the holidays means a respite from giving (your annual charitable contributions being the exception). Now it’s time to focus on returning any gifts you aren’t in love with, get a little something for yourself and... Read More

6 Low-Cost (or Free!) Gifts People Will Actually Like

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6 Low-Cost (or Free!) Gifts People Will Actually Like

6 Low-Cost (or Free!) Gifts People Will Actually Like

The season of giving is upon us, and it’s incredibly easy to overspend because we want people we love to know they really matter to us. Yes, it’s “the thought that counts,” and we teach our kids to say thank you, no matter how odd the unwanted the gift. But deep down, most of us... Read More

Can You Actually Haggle on Holiday Gifts?

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Can You Actually Haggle on Holiday Gifts?

Can You Actually Haggle on Holiday Gifts?

With all the spending people do during the holidays, it’s a huge priority for some people to save as much money as humanly possible. That’s part of the reason behind the popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday events, not to mention the slew of early bird sales and relentless ads consumers encounter this time of... Read More

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

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