winter holidays

The winter holidays are a joyous time of year, but they’re also the most expensive months on the calendar. When overspending taps out your holiday budget and you start to rely on credit cards to get through, you can end up with a serious holiday debt hangover in the New Year. Here is what you need to do to rein in the costs so you can stay on budget and avoid debt.

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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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Holiday Shopping Breaks All Speed Records

September 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

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


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.

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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.


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

November 5, 2015 |

If you start now, you can save hundreds.

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.

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Infographic: Tips for Holiday Tipping

December 16, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

How to ensure you don’t shaft service providers during the holiday season.

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The Shopping Holidays We Wish You Could Celebrate

December 8, 2014 | Jess Miller

Green Monday is yet another new shopping “holiday.” We came up with some better ideas.

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5 Tips For Throwing A Holiday Office Party You Won’t Regret

December 8, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s how to spend just the right amount — and make sure no one does anything stupid.


5 Big Tips For The Big Holiday Shopping Days

November 24, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The holiday shopping season officially starts Thanksgiving Day. Here’s your official savings guide.

There's more to regifting than fresh wrapping paper.

5 tips for regifting without getting caught

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.

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10 officially stupid holiday gifts

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 has asked its customers, “What’s the stupidest gift of the year?” Of course, if you patronize a gag-gift website like, the annual Top 10 Most Stupid Gifts of the Year is a must-have guide […]

Even Santa does some online holiday shopping.

Online holiday shopping — technology takes over

December 5, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

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.