Saving Money Blog

Monday, November 28, 2011 5:34 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bankrate released the November 2011 Financial Security Index today, and we found some interesting trends for the holiday season. We found that 42 percent of Americans plan to spend less this holiday season (including 49 percent of parents), and only 10 percent plan to spend more. We also found that merely 13 percent of Americans feel better about their job

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:01 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Have you sworn off shopping on Black Friday but still secretly feel like you’re missing out? This year, shoppers are twice as likely to shop online as opposed to braving the crowds in stores and malls on Black Friday, according to a survey by Ebates. Cyber Monday, here you come. In talking with experts on saving

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:59 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Ever left your shopping cart on the side of the proverbial road while online shopping because of ridiculously high shipping charges? You’ll be happy to know 72 percent of all online shoppers abandon their carts, too, according to a Customer Experience Management survey. While December is historically the most strategic month to save big on big

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:40 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Retailers are scrambling to attract you earlier (10 p.m. at Toys R Us and midnight at Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target and Best Buy) with more deals than ever, so it begs the question: How do you tell a good deal from a bad one in a shopping frenzy? I called up Andrea Woroch, savings specialist from

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