A Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Tipping

Personal Finance

A Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Tipping

A Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Tipping

Holiday tipping can cause some anxiety among those of us who checked our lists carefully and made sure we’d covered all the bases. Except for when we check the mailbox and discover we have holiday greetings from the mail carrier, trash pickup service and maybe the volunteer fire department. You know they are hoping you’ll send something back, but… Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

Personal Finance

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

If you really want to convince your kids they’ve received a letter from Santa, practice your creative handwriting skills or ask a friend to write one — buying one off the Internet probably isn’t the way to go. While there appear to be some legitimate “Letters from Santa” businesses online and plenty of free downloadable… Read More

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Identity Theft

The 12 Scams of Christmas

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Perhaps you’ve noticed: There are scams all over the Internet, run by ill-intentioned people hoping you’re careless or gullible enough to fall into their traps. They want your name, your email address, your passwords and, most of all, your money. Yeah, you get it — people have been warning you about scams for years. You… Read More

The Holiday Expenses That We’re Still Paying For

Personal Finance

The Holiday Expenses That We’re Still Paying For

The Holiday Expenses That We’re Still Paying For

The holidays are a distant memory by now, with new toys already neglected and that bright new sweater stashed in a closet. The bills for those items, however, have been showing up in mailboxes since mid-January — giving only a three-week respite after Christmas Day ends. Every visit from the mailman brings the potential for… Read More

4 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Credit Hangover

Managing Debt

4 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Credit Hangover

4 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Credit Hangover

The past couple of weeks have been filled with holiday parties and eggnog and turkey and gifts and good cheer. If you are like most people, you might have reached for an extra serving of turkey or grabbed an extra cookie when no one was looking. But now that the indulgence is over, something else… Read More

7 Gifts You Should Give Yourself

Personal Finance

7 Gifts You Should Give Yourself

7 Gifts You Should Give Yourself

You’re making your list and checking it twice, but did you maybe forget to include someone? Like yourself? Full disclosure: The gifts on this list are not necessarily the traditional ones you might think, like a massage or a cheese of the month club membership. Instead, we at Credit.com decided to highlight some of the… Read More

12 Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

Identity Theft

12 Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

12 Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

As more consumers pick up their smartphone and tablet to go holiday shopping, cyber crooks will try just about anything to dupe them out of their hard-earned money. Forty percent of identity theft victims were targeted while making online purchases in 2011, according to an identity fraud report by Javelin Strategy & Research. Meanwhile identity… Read More

Shoppers Getting Smarter About Holiday Spending

Personal Finance

Shoppers Getting Smarter About Holiday Spending

Shoppers Getting Smarter About Holiday Spending

The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many consumers simply because they often feel they have to make more purchases than can fit comfortably within their usual monthly budget. As such, many consumers say they are stressed when it comes to their holiday spending, and plan to be more conservative this year… Read More

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