7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

Personal Finance

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

If this is your first holiday season together as a married couple, and you’re still learning how to budget as a household for this time of year, know that there are many ways enjoy the season without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways my husband, James, and I are planning to celebrate while… Read More

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

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7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

It’s hard to overstate the importance of holiday shopping in America. Every year, shoppers enjoy it, retailers count on it, and gift recipients are delighted. And after finding the best bargains, the next-greatest challenge shoppers face is to choose a method of payment. If you use credit cards responsibly, they can be a great tool for protecting… Read More

Where Did Cyber Monday Come From?

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Where Did Cyber Monday Come From?

Where Did Cyber Monday Come From?

If the origins of Black Friday are just a little murky, the beginnings of its electronic sibling, Cyber Monday, are crystal-clear: The National Retail Foundation dreamed it up and promoted it. The term was first used in a 2005 press release from shop.org (a division of the National Retail Foundation) that said “Cyber Monday” was becoming… Read More

5 Ways Department Stores Get You to Spend More

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5 Ways Department Stores Get You to Spend More

5 Ways Department Stores Get You to Spend More

We all know retailers use marketing tricks to get us to buy more. Everything from the music on the intercom to the scents in the air have been carefully orchestrated to maximize sales. Money Talks News has previously tackled the subject of grocery store tricks of the trade, and today we’ll check out something a bit… Read More

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

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Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

The holiday shopping season is stressful. I always have the hardest time figuring out what to get my boyfriend. For others, they struggle with what to get the women in their lives or whether they need to buy something for the mailman or their boss. On top of this, there is pressure to save money… Read More

The Holiday Shopping Danger You Won’t See Coming

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The Holiday Shopping Danger You Won’t See Coming

The Holiday Shopping Danger You Won’t See Coming

Around this time last year, cybercrime went mainstream with Target’s announcement that the credit and debit card accounts of 40 million shoppers were nabbed during the height of the holiday shopping season. Worse, the personally identifiable information of 70 million Target customers was in the wind. Before you get too worked up, here’s something to… Read More

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