Monthly Archives: December 2013

10 tips for recovering from holiday debt


A new year shouldn’t herald a new flight of credit card payments, but if you got a little carried away by the holiday spirit this winter, you may be facing a bevy of new balances arriving in your mailbox. Sure,

Posted in: Holiday, Personal Finance

4 Financial Lessons I Wish I’d Taught My Younger Self


Remember back when you’d hear your parents’ hypercautious tones murmuring in your head every time you made a major purchase? As you got older, those nagging voices turned into a guilty “I should probably …” disclaimer whenever it came time

Posted in: Personal Finance, Saving Money

5 frugal last-minute gifts for the holiday season


The approaching holidays mean that we’re well in the swing of shopping season, rushing to pick the perfect presents to gift to our friends and family. But the price tag for these presents can add up to big bills for

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5 key ways to avoid holiday debt


If you aren’t careful, a holiday shopping spree can result in a lot of debt — and the shine of the holiday season really wears off when you’re still dealing with credit card bills and interest payments come spring. So

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Don’t go holiday shopping without these 5 credit card tips


Holiday shopping can involve a lot of spending — and it’s not necessarily a bad idea to break out the credit card in order to help your holiday budget go a little further. But when you’re shopping on credit, it’s

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