Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, November 14, 2014 9:00 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Whenever you decide to hit the stores, you want to do it with a strategy in place that will keep you from blowing your budget.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:16 pm
By Kemberley Washington ·

Here are a few frugal holiday gift ideas for those on your shopping list.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:02 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Savvy consumers can use credit card rewards for discounts and to pay for holiday costs.

Monday, December 09, 2013 4:08 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Are you still on budget? Take a few minutes to take stock of your holiday spending so far.

Monday, December 02, 2013 5:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Sales over Thanksgiving weekend declined from last year, even though many stores opened on Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:53 am
By Kemberley Washington ·

It is that time of the year again, where many of us peruse the Internet,  research a sale or two, and stand in long lines to save money this Black Friday. But are you really saving money? Don’t let this Black Friday put you in a black hole! Last year, I shopped for a pair

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Consumer confidence has dropped again. But how will that affect Black Friday spending and sales?

Friday, November 02, 2012 3:51 pm
By Janet Reusch ·

Black Friday is almost here. Get expert tips on everything from layaway and credit cards to debt and door busters.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:53 pm
By Naomi Mannino ·

I never pay full price for anything, so I collected store coupons and tracked prices and deals for weeks to save money on my holiday shopping.  Here are all the different ways I found savings and what my shopping list looked like. Holiday coupons and deals Item Coupon/savings Source Slippers $10 off $20 purchase Old Navy

Friday, December 23, 2011 12:17 pm
By Naomi Mannino ·

In an article from The Boston Globe titled, “Take that back! Returns are big for the holidays,” the reporter found that consumers are returning holiday purchases now, before Christmas, as a function of buyer’s remorse and families needing more money as December wears on. I decided to find out how big a trend that really

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