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.
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.
A resentful awareness that some people have things that you can only wish for is normal. But there are ways to learn to minimize it and to make your own life more satisfying.
A couple of recent studies prove why the frugal are considered sexier than the spendthrift.
The reality show offers some important lessons about money, emotions and the law. Here are some basic financial principles reinforced on the show.
Planning and teamwork are essential before one partner leaves paid employment to take care of a child or children at home. Here's how to prepare.
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