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The Bills Are Coming, The Bills Are Coming. Prepare for the Post-Holiday Debt.

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Every year the December holiday bills arrive and some people do an awesome job of surviving them without debt but others get a big January surprise when the bills roll in. It doesn’t have to be the end of the world, even though it might feel like it. Let’s talk about what to do after you open all the bills ... Read More »

Must Have Black Friday Shopping Tips!

We are officially one week away from my favorite and most dreaded shopping day of the year. That’s right folks, Black Friday is here! The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released an excellent Black Friday shopping tip sheet that I urge all of you to read. So here. Read it… “It’s time to start planning your Black Friday, that special ... Read More »

Online Shopping Tips For The Holiday Shopping On The Horizon

I feel it’s safe to assume that since Halloween is now over we can officially label this time of the year as the Holiday Season! Which I am super excited about! I love Thanksgiving and December’s holidays – mostly for the food – but often find the obligation and burden of buying gifts a heavy strain on my wallet, as ... Read More »

Second Annual Small Business Saturday Could Mean Deal For American Express Cardholders

November hosts Small Business Saturday! Never heard of it? Me either. But apparently in honor of the day which is dedicated to small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to support the day and attempting to spread awareness. “For the second year in a row, American Express OPEN has ... Read More »

Tips for Paying Off Holiday Debt

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The following guest post was contributed by Bailey Harris. Bailey writes about health insurance quotes and related topics. If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Tips for Paying Off Holiday Debt No matter how much you may enjoy the holiday season, it is not unusual to feel a tiny bit of relief when it’s finally over. ... Read More »

Avoiding Post-Holiday Headaches

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All the parties are over and the decorations are put away. There goes another wonderful, fun-filled holiday season. That musical tie looked great on grandpa. Especially when it kept waking him up from his after-dinner nap. And the remote control, walking-talking-pooping dog was a riot with the kids. Now comes the hard part — facing the bills for all that ... Read More »

How to Survive the Holidays Without Going Broke (or Insane!)

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Demanding in-laws, children, spouses and siblings. Any or all of these can cause you to pull your hair out during the holiday season. Add this to the financial pressures exerted on your wallet at this time of year and you have a recipe for potential disaster. With not enough time for everyone and everything, it can be tempting to try ... Read More »

How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Like Scrooge

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If you usually find yourself in January and February facing a stack of bills from holiday shopping, resolve that this year you aren’t going to let the spending get out of hand. Decide that your holiday memories are going to be happy ones, not headaches! Following are strategies for spending less while enjoying your holidays a lot more. Credit Strategies ... Read More »

How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Cheap

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How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Like Scrooge If you usually find yourself in January and February facing a stack of bills from holiday shopping, resolve that this year you aren’t going to let the spending get out of hand. Decide that your holiday memories are going to be happy ones, not headaches! Following are strategies ... Read More »

The Guilt of Christmas Present

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The Christmas season is trying to be festive and thoughts of the upcoming holidays are filling our heads, or at least our eyes and ears. But it is especially difficult with escalating financial responsibilities, disappearing work hours and eliminated jobs. How can we make it all balance? Each year the Christmas time of year is intensely emotionally charged with the ... Read More »

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