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.
January 3, 2017 | Joe Pye
That’s what researchers learned this holiday season, along with two other facts that seem just as weird.
December 20, 2016 | Money Talks News
Learn ways to get even bigger discounts than advertised.
December 16, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
This week: A look back at Thanksgiving, a look ahead to Christmas.
December 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday — and every other shopping day so far.
December 12, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
I love the November and December, but I fear January.
December 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is appalled at the way her boyfriend and his family celebrate the holidays
November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn
94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.
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?
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.
October 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Many Americans start holiday shopping before November 1 as Christmas creep moves in.
September 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn
One-third of consumers — including half of parents — have already started holiday shopping.
September 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Walmart is pushing the country into the Christmas creep. We haven’t even put our barbecues away yet.
January 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Maybe you’ve heard about Blue Monday. But you didn’t know about Red Tuesday.
November 5, 2015 | Debt.com
If you start now, you can save hundreds.
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.
December 16, 2014 | Meghan Stewart
How to ensure you don’t shaft service providers during the holiday season.
December 8, 2014 | Jess Miller
Green Monday is yet another new shopping “holiday.” We came up with some better ideas.
December 8, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Here’s how to spend just the right amount — and make sure no one does anything stupid.
November 24, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The holiday shopping season officially starts Thanksgiving Day. Here’s your official savings guide.
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 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 […]
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.