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‘Tis the Season for Spending (Infographic)

When it comes to holiday spending, many often lose track of just how much their shopping sprees can add up to—over 600 billion (with a B!) was spent on the holidays alone last year, and that number is steadily on the rise. The following guide breaks down just how much consumers are spending on holiday

Links We Love: Defining Financial Values (with a Guide to Determine Yours)

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting a deep dive into defining financial values — with a template to help you determine yours, the five types of people who never retire, better ways to spend your time on Black Friday, three tips to

Deck the Halls Without Letting Holiday Décor Dent Your Budget

Trimming the tree, not to mention the house, yard, front door—and the list goes on and on—can be tough on a budget. Even if putting up an artificial tree spares you the annual expense of purchasing a real tree, there are still broken ornaments and lights to replace or the urge to spruce up your

Buyer Beware: Black Friday Retail Buzzwords & Holiday Budget Killers

You know the drill. You get up hours before the crack of dawn or stay up all night on Thanksgiving despite eating all that tryptophan-laced turkey to head out and scour Black Friday sales. Catch phrases and wording like “limited supplies,” “while supplies last” and other creative wording that flash before your eyes while you’re

Links We Love: Smart Tips to Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Travel

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re highlighting smart tips to take the stress out of Thanksgiving travel, why that Black Friday sale might not be such a great deal after all, and ten DIY gifts you can make

How to Avoid the Holiday Spending Hangover

This holiday season, the average household is expected to spend $684. While that’s a decrease of $51 from last year, it’s still a hefty expense for people to absorb during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since eating super-cheap PB&J for every meal isn’t really an option, you need to find some strategies to avoid

Links We Love: Crazy Credit Mistakes College Students Make

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting credit mistakes college students make, why keeping up with the Joneses will make you broke, warning signs that you’re living beyond your means, reasons your childhood directly affects how you deal with money — and more!