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

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

Personal Finance

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

The National Retail Federation says you’ll probably be $804 poorer after the 2014 holiday season wraps up. That’s how much the industry group says consumers plan to spend this year. While the lion’s share of that money goes to family, you also expect to spend $80 on friends and $26 on co-workers. Even Fido gets in… Read More

Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays

Personal Finance

Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays

Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays

While the holiday season conjures thoughts of joy and family celebration, for those in credit card debt, it can be a stressful time. This year, don’t let spending and debt fears interfere with your cheer. Consider the following ways to manage and reduce your personal debts while enjoying holiday traditions. First, Tacke Your Everyday Budget Before you… Read More

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

Personal Finance

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

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