Tag Archives: Holidays

4 Simple Ways to Save Money on Christmas Shopping

I hate shopping. I hate Christmas shopping even more. It may seem like I’m a scrooge. I’m really not, I just disagree with the belief that the amount you spend directly correlates to how much you care for a person. We also see ads telling us you “have” to buy a particular item or the holiday season will be a…

5 Ways to Avoid Debt During the Holidays

Are you a Santa or a Scrooge when it comes to the holidays? If you’re like the average American, you spent around $780 on Christmas gifts last year. But with the majority of Americans having little to no savings at all, it’s a wonder as to how they plan to pay for this expensive holiday season. Before you go reaching…

5 Ways to Avoid Debt This Holiday Season

Believe it or not, the holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. With a little over two months until Christmas you are likely already seeing ads for Christmas. That means one thing – extra spending. According to the Amercian Research Group, Americans planned to spend almost $900 on Christmas in 2014. That can be a lot of money to spend…

10 Handmade Gift Ideas to Help You Save Money

If we’re to believe all the ads on TV, radio, and the Internet, the only worthwhile gifts are the expensive ones — like an iPad 2, fancy jewelry, or a Lexus in the driveway complete with a red bow on the hood. If only we could all be so lucky! But of course, many of us are not in a…

5 Financial Lessons from Your Favorite Holiday Characters

One of the most wonderful things about the holidays is the stories that have come to define this time of year. There’s nothing like a holiday story with a heartwarming message to cheer you up during these cold December days. So with that thought in mind, here are 5 financial lessons from your favorite holiday characters: The Grinch: Appreciate what…

Are You a Binge Shopper?

Whew, we made it to Friday — hope your week included lots of satisfying work, some time for relaxing, and above all, no debt! Before the weekend is upon us, we wanted to discuss a few things that have been in the news this week that might relate to you and your financial goals.

4 Financial Mistakes to Avoid During the Holidays

The holidays are a joyous time, full of laughter, bright lights, warm fireplaces, colorful ribbons, tasty meals, and (hopefully) good company. But they can also be a prime time for getting in debt. If you’re not careful, all that holiday excitement can go to your head. Or more specifically, to your wallet. After all, spending money has become such a…

Monday Shout Outs: Holiday Tipping, Parties and More

Hello everyone. Hope you’re having  a swell Monday today! Last week, the unemployment rate finally fell a bit to 8.6%, which is the lowest it has been in almost 3 years. While this is in part due to people leaving the work force all together, it’s still a small step towards economic recovery. Today is also the first Monday in…

How to Keep the Holidays from Annihilating Your Budget

It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday decorations, constant gift-giving commercials, and wish lists taller than a Christmas tree. I’m sure I’m not the only person who meets the holidays with equal parts excitement and dread. I can’t wait to put up the lights and light some cinnamon and pine candles, but I’m also terrified of how I’m…

Our Very First Tweetchat on 11/29– Join Us To Win a Prize!

Hi Everyone! We love the holidays but we hate how it has a tendency to leave a hole in our wallets. Black Friday is done and over with, and Cyber Monday is currently underway. So tomorrow, we’ll be holding a little Tweetchat on Tuesday 11/29 at 12:00pm Pacific to see how y’all fared! Did you shop till you dropped? Did…