By Monica Victor Two holiday seasons ago, I went shopping for my four cousins, all between the ages of 9 and 15. But I didn’t go to a store or even my computer. And I didn’t spend a dime. All I did was walk into my closet. Hanging there were tank tops and sweaters I […]
The holiday season offers shoppers many ways to give gifts to loved ones and friends. Instead of giving a regular gift card to Best Buy or another big box store, why not give the gift of charity. And while you’re at it, help out animals in need. Animal lovers will thank you for your generosity.
Which would you prefer? An office holiday party or a holiday bonus? Guess which one you’re getting. By Michael Koretzky If your office follows national trends, you’re more likely to attend a holiday party than get a holiday bonus. And your coworkers are likely to give you a really crappy gift. Jobs website CareerBuilder hired […]
Who decides what are the stupidest gifts this holiday season? A website called Stupid.com. By Michael Koretzky Here’s a recent holiday tradition you probably didn’t know about: Every holiday season since 1998, an online retailer called Stupid.com has asked its customers, “What’s the stupidest gift of the year?” Of course, if you patronize a gag-gift […]
Online shopping for the holidays is easier and more convenient than ever, but you have to take steps to avoid being flooded with useless offers and constant “buy now” reminders from retailers. We show you how to get the most out of online shopping so you can knock out your gift list in no time.
Bullying is big news these days among children, but it happens among adults, especially when it comes to cash. By Michael Koretzky Is your significant other making you feel financially insignificant? A new survey by credit monitoring firm Credit Karma claims 10 percent of American adults say their spouse or partner is a “financial bully.” […]
The holiday season is the number one time of the year for people to break their electronic devices and clog their drains. This time of year is also known for deadly fires due to candles being left lit and faulty holiday lights. Don’t make those mistakes, stay safe this holiday season.
Working today? Chances are, you’re also shopping today. By Michael Koretzky Today is Cyber Monday, the online follow-up to Black Friday. But according to Forbes, “Cyber Monday is beating out Black Friday as the most popular shopping day, as more consumers (55 percent vs. 39 percent in 2012) say they’ll shop the virtual blowout sales instead […]
The colors you’re sporting at your next job interview could mean the difference between getting hired and going back to the employment line. We look at the best and worst colors you can wear to job interviews if you want to get hired now.
More and more men are becoming part-time workers and taking the lion’s share of the household duties, such as grocery shopping and watching the kids, while their wives are busy bringing home the bacon. But that doesn’t mean dad is in charge of the household finances.