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How to Avoid Holiday Season Credit Card Rip-Offs

Separate the good values from the ripoffs

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the mantra that drives much of American holiday spending. Credit…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[WATCH] Trade Unused Gift Cards for Cash, Different Cards, or Charity

Three options that can help you pay bills, pay down debt, or help a cause

GiftCardGranny.com compares the offers of several potential buyers, allowing you to pick the best. …

By Stacey Tisdale

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10 Budget-Friendly Secret Santa and White Elephant Gift Ideas

With these crowd-pleasers you almost can't go wrong

Shopping for the right Secret Santa or White Elephant gift can prove to be a…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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5 Holiday Gifts to Simplify the Life of An Entrepreneur

Check out these gift ideas for the entrepreneur in your life

Entrepreneurs live, eat, sleep, and breathe their businesses. So if you’re stuck on what to…

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Investment Gifts For Kids That Cost As Little As $20

Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season

While there is nothing wrong with giving cold hard cash, a few minutes of your…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] BE’s Stacey Tisdale Talks Keeping Spending and Emotions in Check on ABC’s ‘Here and Now’

Protecting your budget from the holiday urge to splurge

‘Tis the season when even the best budgeters have a hard time staying on track,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Lifestyle Luxury Holiday Gift Guide

Check out these eight items that should be on your radar this year

Not sure what to get your husband, wife, co-worker or friend for the holidays this…

By Cristie Leondis

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3 Questions to Keep Your Emotions and Spending in Check this Holiday Season

Taking an honest look at why you feel pressured to spend

There’s more to holiday overspending than just dollars and cents. This story looks at some…

By Stacey Tisdale

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For many Americans, a big part of the holidays involve giving presents to others. But it’s perfectly fine and feasible to not give gifts to family and friends and still enjoy the holiday season.
In fact, if the tough economy or a job layoff has taken a toll on your household budget, this could be the year to not spend any money at all on gifts. Even if you do have money in a bank account to spend, it’s important to realize that there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the season without making all the festivities centered on gift-giving.

	Still, the average American is expected to spend $704 on holiday gifts in 2011, according to the National Retail Federation. Should you opt out of this year’s holiday shopping frenzy like the folks who’ve joined Buy Nothing Day? Perhaps. Here are five reasons why it might be wise not to spend any money at all on gifts on Black Friday and this entire holiday season. —Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Ho Ho No! Parents Tapping Retirement to Buy Holiday Presents

Survey finds parents sacrificing short and long-term financial security

“Our long-term goals, such as retirement savings and having an emergency fund, should always take…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Give thoughtful items from small retailers

Enjoy the shopping season with these small business retailers. Their products are offered through their…

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Where to Find the Best Deals During Cyber Week

Here are the biggest discounts to be found this holiday season

“The four days starting from Black Friday were filled with deals,” says Jie Zhang, an…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Dozens of Black Vendors to Partake in Black Friday Alternative

Rebrand Chicago promotes buying black during the holiday rush

Rebrand’s event aims to encourage black consumers of the shopping holiday to spend dollars supporting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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JCPenney And Kohl’s Are Best Retailers For Black Friday Deals

Here are the best buys and the best places to shop during the holidays

With all of the holiday craziness, recent studies and reports reveal some of the best…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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9 Steps To Protect Yourself From Crooks on Cyber Monday

Don't get ripped off while holiday shopping online

Beware of deals that sound too good to be true, such as extremely low prices…

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Tips for Staying Within Your Holiday Budget

Don’t let seasonal shopping wreck your finances

How do you make sure you get the most bang for your buck?

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Help for Holiday Spending

3 ideas that could help you save

The only thing worse than gaining holiday pounds is gaining holiday debt. CreditSesame.com allows users…

By Renita Burns

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Major Retailers Close Their Doors on Thanksgiving Day

Top retailers opt out of Thanksgiving Day deals

Holding tight to the holiday tradition of spending time with family, many retailers are opting…

By Courtney Connley

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Cut the Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner With These Tips From Sunny Anderson

Your meal will be no less spectacular

Radio host turned Food Network and Cooking Channel star Sunny Anderson is no stranger to…

By Janel Martinez

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[WATCH] Higher Turkey Prices Gobbling Up Thanksgiving Budgets

Avian flu epidemic still putting pressure on poultry prices

The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Let’s Hear it For Small Business Saturday

Support small businesses this holiday season.

Large retailers have counted on Black Friday to boost year-end sales for decades, and now…

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