Help! I Just Got My Holiday Credit Card Bill

Managing Debt

Help! I Just Got My Holiday Credit Card Bill

Help! I Just Got My Holiday Credit Card Bill

Billing cycles, like the weeks leading up to Tax Day and a student loan grace period, come to an end, and then it’s time to pay up. Holiday shoppers are experiencing this depressing reality firsthand as they receive the bills tallying up December’s spending. Even the most budget-conscious consumers can go overboard when it comes… Read More

How to Undo Your Credit Card Spending Binge

Managing Debt

How to Undo Your Credit Card Spending Binge

How to Undo Your Credit Card Spending Binge

It’s ridiculously easy to lose control of your credit card spending. Reversing it may not be so simple, but there are ways to undo your credit card spending binge and keep your impulse-shopping from wrecking your finances. Of course, a huge part of fixing the problem involves changing your behavior, so put away the credit… Read More

The Cheapest Overnight Shipping Fees for Christmas

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The Cheapest Overnight Shipping Fees for Christmas

The Cheapest Overnight Shipping Fees for Christmas

If you’ve ever spent Dec. 23 standing in line to ship a last-minute Christmas gift, you know all about the crazy cost of sending packages by overnight mail. Sometimes the fees cost as much as the presents. What you may not know is that there’s a huge difference in fees for the same service among the big… Read More

A Credit Card Strategy for the Holiday Overspender

Managing Debt

A Credit Card Strategy for the Holiday Overspender

A Credit Card Strategy for the Holiday Overspender

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when even the most disciplined spender can end up running a credit card balance.  The holiday spirit often seems in conflict with the budgeting spirit, and January can bring big bills. Here’s one way to minimize – or quarantine! – the damage. When Americans talk about money,… Read More

6 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Tipping

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6 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Tipping

6 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Tipping

Tradition makes this the time of year to show appreciation to the people whose services makes our lives more pleasant or easier. But money stress can put a serious crimp in your “Ho, ho, ho.” What’s Proper? When you think about tipping, you need to focus on three things: etiquette, your budget and your relationship… Read More

Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in US History

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Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in US History

Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in US History

Cyber Monday spending went way up this year, with online spending jumping 18% from last year to $1.74 billion. That total includes purchases made on computers, not mobile devices, but it represents the most online spending recorded for a single day, according to data released by analytics company comScore. Last year, Cyber Monday sales totaled $1.47 billion. Nearly… 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

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