One-off expenses – i.e. those that occur outside your everyday budget – often cause problems for cash flow that lead to credit card debt, and gifts for family and friends are right at the top of that list. Still savvy shoppers find ways to give gifts that express exactly what they want without causing problems with debt. Debt.com has the latest tips on gift-giving like a pro.
December 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Online shoppers showed up in record numbers,
December 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is upset that her otherwise thrifty boyfriend goes crazy at the end of the year.
December 12, 2017 | Deb Hipp
You don’t have to splurge like the three wise men to show you care during the holidays.
November 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Half of Americans create a holiday budget but most of us have busted our budgets before.
November 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents with budgets are more likely to shop online rather than in-store to avoid impulse buys.
November 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Many Americans would prefer spending time with family and friends over buying presents for them.
November 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn
A lot of people started their shopping for the holidays before Nov. 1. One-third started before October.
October 18, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
And Black Friday will last two weeks, all because of you.
May 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Moms are about to get royally spoiled this Mother’s Day, as spending is going to hit an all-time high.
February 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is upset her boyfriend only gives gift cards as presents. Here’s a compromise.
February 3, 2017 | Money Talks News
Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.
December 30, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
This week: Whew, glad that’s over.
December 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday — and every other shopping day so far.
December 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn
When it comes to what adults want most, 43 percent of men and women both said they want quality time with family as a holiday gift this year.
November 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most human resources managers agree that employees and managers should have gift exchanges, but admit there have been some really strange gifts given in the past that shouldn’t be repeated.
December 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Christmas is Friday. Guess what happens starting Saturday?
December 17, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Avoid silly pet gifts this season. Get fun gifts that are functional and inexpensive.
December 10, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Gamers spend hours tirelessly playing their favorite games. You can spend a few minutes finding a gift for them.
December 3, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Even though these gifts don’t catch fish or cost a lot, they’re valuable on the water.
November 26, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Satisfy a hipsters need for cool things without spending a bundle.
November 25, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s wife hates gift cards. Here are 4 reasons why she’s wrong — and 1 why she’s right.
November 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Shopping for the holidays? You’re being watched and studied. The results are amusing.
November 19, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Don’t blow your budget this holiday season buying the same old stuff.
June 9, 2015 | Jason Steele
Gift cards are a terrible present — unless you’re giving them to yourself to multiply your reward points.
January 5, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
If your new year’s resolution is to donate to charity, here are 5 tips for stretching those dollars.
December 24, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader who couldn’t get home for Christmas is buying her family’s presents the day after.
December 23, 2014 | John Rampton
Not sure what to get the entrepreneur in your life? Here are some tips from our small business expert.
December 22, 2014 | Emily Bloch
Everything everyone wants for Christmas is on Amazon Prime.
December 22, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
If giving gifts to coworkers is stressing you out, try this.
October 14, 2014 | Jess Miller
National Boss’s Day is October 16. Here’s how to show the boss your gratitude without breaking the bank.
October 3, 2014 | Jess Miller
Industry experts estimate that more people will buy technology for Christmas than ever before.
May 14, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan
Fraud and fees can leave you paying more for a gift card than you mean to give out. Read our tips on how to get the most out of giving a gift card.
December 11, 2013 | Monica Victor
While re-gifting has been frowned upon in the past, it is becoming more socially acceptable and more common than we might think. But, giving a re-gift can be embarrassing and insulting if done irresponsibly. When done right, it can save you time, money and embarrassment.
December 10, 2013 | Brian Bienkowski
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.
December 6, 2013 | 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 website like Stupid.com, the annual Top 10 Most Stupid Gifts of the Year is a must-have guide […]