Overspending is just one of the things that can go wrong during this traditional day of holiday bargain hunting.
Use hot holiday deals to build a 'gift closet' that will see you through just about any occasion, all year long.
Charity should be measured more by restored lives than good intentions, some experts suggest. Perhaps we should be going about 'helping' differently.
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.
A writer of gift guides gives her pick of useful, gender-neutral and fun finds for holiday giving, starting at $30.
Surveys suggest we're spending carefully -- and that many of this year's tokens of affection will be handmade, partly to save money.
If you are Santa in the stores and Pinocchio at home, you are hardly alone. Here's how to keep the peace and enjoy the season.
Consumers who know in advance that they will rack up credit card debt during the holidays might want to consider a looking for promotional financing now. A better plan: Spend what you can pay in full each month.
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