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.
Two major retailers have already come out with their lists of must-have playthings. Early warnings are just one of the changes in the way we shop.
The reality show offers some important lessons about money, emotions and the law. Here are some basic financial principles reinforced on the show.
A credit card not going through is the No. 1 'awkward money moment,' according to a new survey. It's also the most preventable.
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