Overspending is just one of the things that can go wrong during this traditional day of holiday bargain hunting.
Charity should be measured more by restored lives than good intentions, some experts suggest. Perhaps we should be going about 'helping' differently.
Oh, the price you'll pay to access your own cash -- or for services like 'maintenance' and 'overdraft protection.' Here's how to keep more of your money for yourself.
Prices have dropped since last year. Will waiting save you even more?
The number of affected users keeps growing, and it's hard to know precisely how much potential damage there is. But the risks of digital carelessness could not be higher.
The struggling economy did much to boost the popularity of gift cards, once a last-minute go-to present. For recipients, the cards became licenses to spend on luxuries they had denied themselves.
Wealthy people routinely do things that most poor people don't do -- and a writer says adopting some of these habits could be life-changing.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Joe Cantrell says he faces charges after trying to take advantage of the retailer's policy.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.