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Holiday Shopping Will Start Earlier Than Ever. You’ll Never Guess Why

October 18, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

And Black Friday will last two weeks, all because of you.

Vacation doctor says: vacations are sexy

Americans Can’t Stop Working – And Vacationing Won’t Help

June 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

Workplace burnout is up, yet vacations are just as stressful.

Portrait of a happy mother and daughter

Record Spending on Spoiling Moms for Mother’s Day

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.

40-hour work week? Try 60

How Working Too Hard Can Drive You Into Debt

April 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ve heard the term, “work smarter, not harder”? Try “work less, save more.”

April Fool's and money

Americans Pay To Prank On April Fools Day

March 31, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost half of pranksters say they will pay money to pull off their jokes.

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14 Super Smart Ways to Save on Travel

March 24, 2017 | Money Talks News

Vacations are the ultimate pick-me-up, whether they are planned in the midst of a long, dark winter, or during the hopeful months of spring and summer. Don’t let a tight budget keep you from having a getaway. There are ways to do it for less that won’t diminish your experience. Some of these 14 money-saving travel […]

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15 Painless Ways to Save $1,000 by Summer

March 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

A fun summer vacation doesn’t have to be just a dream.

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We’re All Burnt Out But No One Cares

February 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As many as 95 percent of hiring managers say employee burnout is completely damaging companies, causing high turnover rates and workplace retention issues.

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I Love You, But Not as Much as Last Year

February 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

National Retail Federation estimates that V-Day spending will drop from $19.7 billion to $18.2 billion this year.

A networking study says Facebook counts

#PlanForVacation Sounds Nice, except we Won’t Do it

January 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Americans are leaving 658 million vacation days unused every single year.

Businesses try to reward employees with Martin Luther King Day off, but for many it means time to focus on their side hustle

Sorry: Most Employees Are Working Today

January 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Only 37 percent of employees will be getting paid to not work today. It’s an all-time high, but the rest of us will be working today.

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Staycation? More Like Lamecation

January 4, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans enjoy repeat vacations, but not in their own backyard.

Money questions millennials shopping habits

Millennials Really Love Malls

January 3, 2017 | Joe Pye

That’s what researchers learned this holiday season, along with two other facts that seem just as weird.

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By The Numbers: Holiday Hangover

December 30, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Whew, glad that’s over.

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By The Numbers: Holi-Daze

December 16, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: A look back at Thanksgiving, a look ahead to Christmas.

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Ask The Expert: Is It Too Late To Save On Holiday Shopping? [video]

December 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday — and every other shopping day so far.

What's too much credit card debt?

Dvorkin On Debt: Not A Holiday For Me [video]

December 12, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I love the November and December, but I fear January.

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All We Want for Christmas Is You

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.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Get My Boyfriend In The Holiday Spirit?

December 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is appalled at the way her boyfriend and his family celebrate the holidays

Cyber Monday shopping

Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

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Black, Cyber, Or Small? Which Day Will Really Save You the Most Money and Pain?

November 21, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Does the day you venture out to spend money this holiday season really matter? How can you save time, money, and sanity this holiday season?

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Why Shoppers Are Loading up their Credit Cards This Holiday Season

November 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

38 percent of Americans will charge their holiday purchases to a credit card, and almost half of those said it’s to earn rewards.

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Office Gift-giving: Yay or Nay?

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.

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Candy Isn’t Just for the Kids

October 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents check their kid’s candy before letting them eat it, also so they can eat it

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Can’t Wait ‘Til Black Friday? Many Won’t

October 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many Americans start holiday shopping before November 1 as Christmas creep moves in.

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Americans Will Spend A Record $8.4 Billion On This Halloween

September 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Americans are on track to spend more than ever on Halloween this year.

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Holiday Shopping Breaks All Speed Records

September 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One-third of consumers — including half of parents — have already started holiday shopping.

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Christmas in September?

September 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Walmart is pushing the country into the Christmas creep. We haven’t even put our barbecues away yet.

Here's what you should know before taking your first cruise.

Want to Save Money? Live on a Cruise Ship

August 1, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why it’s cheaper to take a year-long vacation than it is to live in California

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Money Can’t Buy You Love – But It Can Ruin It

February 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not a romantic topic, but it’s perhaps the most important one.

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Valentine’s Day Is For Suckers

February 9, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Hate Valentine’s Day as much as I do? Here’s how to turn that hatred into $100.

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How To Mend A Broke Heart

February 3, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Not a broken heart. A flat-out broke heart.

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Dvorkin on Debt: Your Holiday Debt Hangover Has Arrived

January 25, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It may not be just a hangover. It might be a disease. Here’s the cure.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Blue Monday And Red Tuesday

January 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Maybe you’ve heard about Blue Monday. But you didn’t know about Red Tuesday.

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5 Holiday Gifts for Video Game Fans — That Aren’t Video Games

December 10, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Gamers spend hours tirelessly playing their favorite games. You can spend a few minutes finding a gift for them.

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Dvorkin On Debt: 3 Good-News Numbers

December 7, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Stats on America’s personal finances can be depressing, but here are some numbers to raise your holiday spirits.

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5 Useful Gifts for Fishermen That Won’t Catch Fish

December 3, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Even though these gifts don’t catch fish or cost a lot, they’re valuable on the water.

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5 Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for Hipsters

November 26, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Satisfy a hipsters need for cool things without spending a bundle.

Read our tips on how to get the most out of giving a gift card.

Ask The Expert: Are Gift Cards Tacky?

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.

Hassle-free gifts

Dvorkin On Debt: 5 Fun Holiday Shopping Facts

November 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Shopping for the holidays? You’re being watched and studied. The results are amusing.

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5 Weird And Cheap Holiday Gifts

November 19, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Don’t blow your budget this holiday season buying the same old stuff.

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8 Ways to Get Your Holidays Off to a Budget-Savvy Head Start

November 5, 2015 |

If you start now, you can save hundreds.

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126,000 Auto Thefts That Could’ve Been Avoided

April 28, 2015 | Jess Miller

Worried about getting your car stolen? Here’s a brilliant solution: Don’t leave it unlocked. Here’s where people did…

Administrative Professionals Day

5 Guilt-Free Gifts To Ask Your Boss For This Year

April 20, 2015 | Jess Miller

Every day is the boss’ day. Here’s how to say what you want on your day — and make sure you get something you want for Administrative Professionals Day.

Save on Mardi Gras

How To Save Money At Mardi Gras

January 19, 2015 | Angela Colley

A New Orleans local tells you exactly where to go and what to do to save big bucks during the big party.

Holiday pay and time off are up

Thanks To Weekends, Americans Get More From The Holidays This Year

December 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

Americans have good reason to celebrate this holiday season. Here’s why.

What's open on Christmas’s Guide of Things To Do On Christmas Day

December 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

Dying to get out of the house but the bars are all closed? Here’s our guide of what’s open on Christmas Day 2014.

Shopping after Christmas

Ask The Expert: Can I Shop For Presents On Dec. 26?

December 24, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader who couldn’t get home for Christmas is buying her family’s presents the day after.

Entrepreneur gift ideas

5 Things All Entrepreneurs Have on Their Holiday Wish List

December 23, 2014 | John Rampton

Not sure what to get the entrepreneur in your life? Here are some tips from our small business expert.

Last-minute gifts

Last-Minute Gift Shopping for Lazy People

December 22, 2014 | Emily Bloch

Everything everyone wants for Christmas is on Amazon Prime.