Help! I Spent Too Much Money This Weekend

Managing Debt

Help! I Spent Too Much Money This Weekend

Help! I Spent Too Much Money This Weekend

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it should be your single biggest day of spending. It’s easy to get caught up in the sales and the spectacle of the day, but now that the weekend is over, it’s important to assess the damage.... Read More

The Credit Card Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make This Weekend

Credit Cards

The Credit Card Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make This Weekend

The Credit Card Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make This Weekend

Cardholders are a loyal bunch, according to an analysis by TransUnion which found the average consumer plans to put nearly 80% of his or her holiday expenses on one piece of plastic. This despite the fact that spending ramps up in December and the average consumer carries five cards. Putting holiday purchases on one card has some advantages. tI can prompt issuers to send “more attractive credit... Read More

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

Credit Cards

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

As another hectic holiday shopping season approaches, perhaps the biggest differences between this year and years past are that some retailers are scaling back their Black Friday events, and that shoppers may be inserting their smart-chip-equipped credit cards into a terminal, rather than swiping an old magnetic stripe. But beyond the mechanics of using credit cards... Read More

How Much Will Your Holiday Debt Really Cost You?

Managing Debt

How Much Will Your Holiday Debt Really Cost You?

How Much Will Your Holiday Debt Really Cost You?

Last year, the average holiday shopper spent $407 between Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation, but that’s sometimes just the beginning of end-of-year spending sprees. Let’s start with a simple scenario of how much this could really cost: You only spent that $407 and finished your holiday shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend, and... Read More

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

Personal Finance

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

Well, it’s just about here…Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the holiday season is upon us. Wow, how the year has flown by, right? I just love all of the gatherings, parties, meals, gifts and laughter that we’ll share in the coming weeks with those we love. Along with all the revelry though often comes... Read More

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