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6 Good Reasons to Shop Small Business Saturday

Going out again the next day to participate in Small Business Saturday might be low on your agenda if you went out and faced the crowds on Black Friday, but it shouldn’t be. Small Business Saturday doesn’t just present another opportunity to shop, but to shop better. In 2010, American Express launched Small Business Saturday, […] No related posts.

Eight Alternative Ways to Redeem Credit Card Rewards

Depending on the type of rewards credit card you sign up for, you can earn all kinds of free stuff just for being a cardholder. If you get one of the best travel credit cards, for example, you can count on earning free hotel stays, almost-free airfare, and various other travel goodies and upgrades. Show More Summary

Understanding Personal Property Insurance For Your Valuables

Recently, one of my tenants had his car “broken into” while it was parallel parked outside the house. The robber took his new set of golf clubs worth ~$3,000. I put “broken into” in quotes because no window was smashed. He apparently left his car unlocked. So who pays for the damage and loss if your car is broken into Read More...

Financial Independence Around the Holiday Table

After the big holiday dinner has been served and Aunt Beatrice is on her fifth glass of wine and your cousin Will is well into his third mixed drink, family discussions can sometimes go into overdrive. People start talking about politics, finances, and all kinds of things. Show More Summary

Saturday PS: Worse on Friday/died on Saturday

SO how was Black Friday for you? If you punched your way to bargain goods in the shops, then take it easy this weekend, because in 48 hours’ time comes the dawn of Cyber Monday. To be followed, no doubt,...

What to Do (and Not to Do) With Your Year-End Bonus

Getty Images By Mark HenricksIf 2015 is like last year, 78 percent of workers can hope for some kind of year-end bonus from their employers. Few will get anything like the average $172,860 Wall Street bankers can expect in their stockings. Show More Summary

Why Millennials, Gen-Xers Should Worry About Estate Planning

Getty Images By James SalterFailing to plan wisely for your own death or disability can create serious consequences for your loved ones.If you don't have a valid will in place, the state will decide how your possessions and assets are distributed. Show More Summary

Will Santa Claus Deliver a Year-End Rally for Investors?

Getty Images By Kira BrechtIt turns out Santa Claus doesn't just deliver gifts under the Christmas tree. Traditionally, November and December are positive months for the U.S. stock market as well.Chalk it up to year-end catch-up buying...Show More Summary

Big Changes Coming for Your Credit Card Perks

Shutterstock By Lisa GerstnerAs you pack for a trip or set foot in a mall over the holidays, take a close look at the benefits that come with your credit cards. Many issuers are shuffling the lineup of perks they offer to customers.Discover...Show More Summary

7 Kids' Charities That Make It Easy to Give Back This Season

Getty Images By Maria BaughAre you generous with your time and money? If you're like most Americans, you probably are.According to a recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation, 61 percent of Americans said they volunteered or made financial contributions to a charity organization last year. Show More Summary

Stock Market Tests Coming With Auto Sales, Job Reports and More

Stocks largely gained in a thinly traded Thanksgiving week—small moves logged while Wall Street welcomed a spate of economic data and a cautious outlook for holiday spending that many traders see doing little to nudge the Federal Reserve from a December interest rate hike (figure 1). You heard that right. The [...]

Five Things Retirees Can Do To Navigate The Current Environment

Many retirees are in an especially difficult position. With interest rates at historic lows, their interest income has been severely reduced. Here are five suggestions for this group.

Black Friday Chaos Eases as Stores Spread Out Sales

"The frenzy and traffic levels were subdued," a retail consultant said

Week's Winners and Losers: Pandora Jams, Costco Slammed

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a struggling music app getting a boost from a record-breaking album and another cult fave experiencing an E. coli scare.Pandora (P) -- WinnerAdele's...Show More Summary

Episode 666: The Hoverboard Life

The hottest toy this holiday season has no identifiable logo, no main distributor, and no widely agreed upon name. Today, we seek out the origin of the hands-free, two wheeled, self-balancing scooter.

6 Holiday Gifts Hostesses Love

Are you attending a holiday party? Looking for the perfect gift for the host or hostess? We've got you covered with the following unique and frugal holiday gift ideas. (See also: 50+ Unique Gift Ideas for Men) 1. Items for the Party You can make things easier on the host(ess) by gifting them items...

Catch A Falling Knife To Boost Retirement Income

Here's how can investors figure out whether to let a falling stock continue to drop or step in buy for extra income

Your Money: Navigating the Takata Airbag Recall

More than 19 million vehicles have already been recalled, and millions more could be affected in the next few years.

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