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The Secret to Smoother Holiday Travel

While generosity is at its peak around the holidays, this time of year also brings out the worst in people. For those of us traveling, there’s crowded airports, unexpected snowstorms, a sub-compact waiting for us at the rental counter instead of an SUV — the list goes on. But fortunately, one small piece of plastic

Top Five Ways to Protect Your Credit and Finances This Holiday Season

We’re just a few days away from Black Friday, a time when people seem to lose their minds and try their best to outspend the first 47 weeks of the year. This year will be no different as we’re projected to outspend last year’s holiday season. Still, there are ways to spend your hard earned

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

7 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home and Save on Winter Heating Costs

Just because the U.S. Department of Energy predicts that winter heating costs will be cheaper this year than last doesn’t mean that you won’t still spend a bundle keeping your house warm during the cold months. Instead of turning up the thermostat or putting on another sweater, try out these low-cost winterization tips to keep

Links We Love: What I Learned From Getting My First Credit Card at 28

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting a personal story on what one woman learned from getting her first credit card a year ago at the age of 28, a hard look at why you should never cosign a loan, how to