holiday shopping

What’s Your Black Friday Shopping Strategy?
Use Consolidated Credit’s new infographic to craft the right Black Friday shopping strategy so you can stay on budget and avoid credit card debt.
How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost at Your House?
Americans spend over a $1 Billion on Thanksgiving. Money expert Michelle Hutchison says the key to surviving Turkey Day debt-free is to budget.
6 Things You Didn’t Know About Black Friday

The holiday shopping season is in full swing as retailers announce Black Friday promotions early, in hopes of drumming up a bargain frenzy for this big sales event. Though many Americans scoff at stores for offering early access to these discounts on Thanksgiving, most consumers welcome doorbuster sales with open arms. Whether you’re a seasoned […]

Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Debt Blues

By Jessica Williams

DIY Thursdays: Inexpensive Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

By Jessica Williams With less than a week left until Christmas, your holiday budget is probably starting to run out. But before you let the panic set in, let us help you to get organized while saving some money. First make sure you have a list of all those who you still need to purchase […]

The Gift of Smart Money Management this Holiday Season

A recent Rand poll showed more teens are saving for clothes than for college!  This is an ideal time to embrace the holiday spirit and set kids on the path for college success, workforce readiness and financial security. Though holiday deals may still be plentiful, Junior Achievement (JA) is encouraging other forms of giving this […]

Curb Your Spending Temptations this Holiday Season

By April Lewis-Parks You may have mastered creating a budget, but how well have you stuck to your guns? Temptations lurk on every corner urging you to spend, spend, spend. So what can you do? Make a list of course! Make sure to do this before you go shopping, and whether it is for groceries […]

8 Ways to Get the Best Price

By Andrea Woroch As if staying on budget during the holidays wasn’t hard enough, retailers are using dynamic pricing to make it even more difficult. The concept refers to the practice of changing the price of a product based on fluctuations in supply, demand, and even in response to the weather. However, most retailers use […]

Gift Ideas for the Frugal Shopper

By April Lewis-Parks Many people have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. Company parties and family gatherings-love. Credit card bills and holiday weight gain-hate. Determining what to buy for your friends and family can be stressful, even more so when you have limited funds to do so. To avoid the anxiety of fighting holiday traffic […]

Shop Smart, Shop Now for the Holidays

by April Lewis-Parks OK, I realize that the blazing July sun is probably beating down on you, and that Christmas and the winter holidays seem very far away, but we urge you to start thinking about the 2012 Holiday season. You can save a ton of money and cut down on your January bills by […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Seven Gadgets Under $50

By Courtney Hall Holiday shopping is in full swing, but are you still looking for that perfect gift? Personally, I find holiday shopping to be a chore. I never know what to buy and everything I find is always over my budget. This year however is a different story, I have researched numerous holiday gift […]

Did you say rebate? How to use great rebate deals.

By Barbara Braunstein, a guest blogger With the Holiday season approaching and retailers and manufacturers fighting for your dollars, many will offer rebates. Rebates are a great way to buy virtually anything for less.  Before you spend your hard earned money counting on the rebate remember to make sure that you will reap the rebate […]

Be thankful for what you have on Thanksgiving
5 Ways to Give More and Be Extra Thankful This Thanksgiving
You don't have to spend money to make Thanksgiving special. We have some easy ideas on how to give more and be thankful without breaking the bank.
Tech trinkets make great gifts
5 Awesome Tech Trinkets for $100 or Less
Black Friday is nearly a week away, which means it's time to gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year with these great tech trinket gift ideas.
Holiday Spending Predictions: A prediction for 2012 economy?

By Samantha Savory With job growth basically non-existent and the unemployment rate continuing to hover around 9 percent, economists are wondering if people are going to show up and ‘stimulate’ the economy with holiday shopping this season or stay home. According to a Gallup poll released last month, Americans are estimated to spend $712 on […]