Articles tagged in holiday spending


20 Tips to Help Stay Within Your Holiday Budget

Samantha Eckles

With so much money at stake, it never hurts to refresh on the fundamentals of intelligent, budgeted holiday shopping.

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The Christmas Season: By the Numbers

Samantha Eckles

‘Tis the season for Christmas trees, lights and gifts, and in the past that has meant the season of outrageous spending. While the holidays may not be cheap, hard times sometimes call for desperate measures and drastic budget changes. Here’s a look at the hard facts and numbers of this most wonderful time of the year.

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12 Tips for a Great Christmas on a Small Budget

Jonathan Rivers

Christmas often comes at a high price. Between gifts, wrapping paper, travel and parties, making Christmas happen can spell financial ruin unless you go into it with a plan. But this year can be different. With some intelligent cost-cutting and creative thinking, Christmas need not drain your wallet this year – or be any less satisfying than in years past. Read on and apply these 12 tips for enjoying a great Christmas on a small budget!

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Thanksgiving Weekend: Deals, Steals, and … Zhu Zhu Pets?

Angelica Nierras

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, American consumers dropped an estimated $41.2 billion on electronics, clothes, toys, and appliances. While the numbers are still rolling in, the existing data offers some interesting conclusions. As The New York Times reported, more people hit the stores this weekend when compared to last year, but the average spending per person this year was $343.31

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Cyber Monday Online Deals: Real Bargains or Just a Marketing Ploy?

Erik Chang

In recent years, as people started shifting their buying habits more to online transaction, the buzz word “Cyber Monday” will often be float around by the media as Thanksgiving weekend near its end.  Just earlier this morning, CNN reported that Cyber Monday online shopping reached a staggering 4.3 million visits per minute by 2:20 PM EST.  Other media outlets have

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58 Top Black Friday Electronics & Gadget Deals to Watch For

Erik Chang

Heading out this Black Friday to battle the masses and fight for the best deals?  Here’s a list of 58 notebook computers, electronics, and gadgets that’s worth your time and money.  (We’ll be adding more to the list throughout the day plus scanned Black Friday ads for other major retailers soon, feel free to bookmark!)

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Black Friday 2009: The Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

David Tu

Does the idea of shopping on Black Friday make you want to cringe?  If the prospect of dealing with the crowds, the lines, the pushing and the shoving intimidates you, take a look at our Black Friday holiday shopping survival guide.  Here are 13 common sense tips to ensure you finish your shopping trip with your sanity intact.

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