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14 Things Not to Buy During the Holidays

The deals on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, not to mention discounts throughout November and December, are tempting. But some potentially pricey items that may be on a family member's holiday wish...

How to Save on Your Thanksgiving Feast

You might pay more for your Thanksgiving turkey this year. The average price per pound of whole frozen turkeys is about 14 cents higher this year than last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

Best Apps for Holiday Shoppers

If you're serious about getting the best deals this holiday season, you need to be prepared before you shop. This doesn't mean you have to spend hours sorting through the ads for sales on Thanksgiving and Black...

How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving

As the clock ticks down to the end of the year, fund-raisers are out in force. In the spirit of the season, and with an eye toward trimming your tax bill, you may be swayed to open your wallet--a sentiment we...

Ways Retailers Get Us to Spend More

When it comes to shopping, your subconscious mind makes the decision to buy several seconds before your conscious mind is aware of it. Neuromarketers attempt to peer inside our heads to find out what drives a...

How to Get a Cheap Turkey for Thanksgiving

You might pay more for your Thanksgiving turkey this year. The average price per pound of whole frozen turkeys is about 14 cents higher this year than last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

Best and Worst Buys at Warehouse Clubs for the...

If you belong to a warehouse club such as BJ's Wholesale, Costco or Sam's Club, you should take advantage of your membership to save money on a variety of items this holiday season. Be aware, though, that not...

6 Things You Must Know About Holiday Tipping

1. Make a cheat sheet. Begin with those who work most closely with you or your family. For many people you see regularly--a weekend babysitter, cleaning person, hairstylist, massage therapist or personal...

Is Cash an Appropriate Wedding Gift?

Q. My husband and I have been invited to a wedding, and the couple's gift registry has no merchandise--just lots of ideas of what they would do with cash gifts from their wedding guests. Call us old-fashioned,...

What to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays

The cost of holiday shopping can quickly add up -- not just the amount spent on gifts but also on everything else associated with celebrating the season. For example, consumers are expected to spend an average of...

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6 Reasons You Hate Your Cable Company

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Dodging Airline Fees the Hard Way

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New Rules for (Some) Flexible Spending Accounts

I heard that employers can now let people roll over $500 in their medical flexible spending accounts...

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