December 31, 2013

Toast to 2013: Bubbly Within Your Budget

Beginning tomorrow, many of us will begin our New Year’s resolutions of eating healthy, frequenting the gym more often, breaking our bad habits and tightening our […]
December 30, 2013

10 Personal Finance Predictions for 2014

This year there were a number of improvements in the personal finance arena, from longer 0% interest periods for credit cards to hints that checking account […]
December 27, 2013

Getting the Most Out of Your Gift Cards

Gift cards may be the perfect gift: free money, in a sense, that is equivalent to a personal spending card. Few restrictions apply, so you can […]
December 26, 2013

Top 10 Retailers with the Best Return Policies

Looking to exchange a gift – and you didn’t get a gift receipt? Better hope the item came from one of these 10 stores.  According to […]
December 20, 2013

Target Shoppers: What You Should Do Now

It’s a shoppers nightmare. The holidays are upon us and as shoppers check off items on their gift shopping list, a major retailer announces a security […]
December 19, 2013

Even the Wealthy Pinch Pennies This Holiday

It’s not just low-income shoppers who are pulling back on spending for loved ones and themselves this holiday season. Wealthy folks are watching their dollars, too. […]
December 17, 2013

Foreclosure is Not the End of Homeownership

If your home was foreclosed upon during the recent housing crash, you might think there’s no chance for you to ever own a home again. But […]
December 16, 2013

Smart Shopper: Buy These Items AFTER Christmas

It’s December, the malls are bustling and “Sale” signs are everywhere. Good time to grab the deals? Not so fast. Savvy shoppers should realize that some […]
December 13, 2013

How to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover

It’s a holiday season tradition that you don’t want to observe. Many consumers spend more than they can afford, often racking up huge credit card balances. […]