Holidays

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Gift Cards

Ah, the simple gift card — what did we do before them? Whether you're the gifter or the giftee, here's how to wring every cent out of them.

10 Ways to Have a Cheaper Easter

Easter is not the most extravagant holiday but that bunny can still bite your budget. Fill this year's basket with frugal tips as well as treats.

9 Ways to Spend Less on Your Significant Other (And Not Get Killed!)

Date nights and holidays shouldn't cost a fortune. You can spend less on your SO — and still show your love with thoughtful gifts that count plenty.

14 Ways to Spend Less Money on Valentine's Day

Wow your Valentine with truly romantic gifts and experiences and save your money for better things — like the post V-Day jewelry sale.

6 Reasons January Is the Right Time to Start Planning for Christmas

Plan for the holidays already? With the holidays still fresh in mind, now is the best time to start holiday planning and prep. Here's how to start.

13 Holiday Gifts That Aren't Worth the Money

Time is running out on holiday shopping season! Take a deep breath, don't panic, and avoid buying any of these overpriced and wasteful "gifts."

7 Things the Craziest Christmas Fanatics Do

It's easy to get caught up in the spirit of the season. Too easy, in fact, for these holiday celebrants who take holiday excess to excess.

7 Overpriced Holiday Gifts You Should Skip

It's the holidays and that means spending too much on over-hyped stuff. Avoid these gift list budget busters and go for real value, instead.

Beware These 16 Holiday Hazards

The holidays bring their own special risks and dangers. Keep your celebration a happy one by avoiding these festive season hazards.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping

How much should you tip your service providers during the holiday season? Wonder no more.

People Who Love Christmas Do These 9 Things — Do You?

Our traditions make the holidays meaningful, from gifts to glitter. What traditions mark your holiday season?

6 Alternative Ways to Do Thanksgiving

Time's almost run out to get ready for Thanksgiving. Instead of doing the usual thing again, try one of these fun takes on an old favorite holiday.

12 Ways to Have a No-Spend Holiday Season

Refocus your holiday spirit on time well spent with friends and family this year and Santa won't won't get the better of your budget again.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Right Now Is the Time to Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Instead of procrastinating about Thanksgiving prep this year, get a decent start on the holiday and enjoy the season for once. Ready? Go!

5 Thanksgiving Traditions You Should Skip

Is tradition bogging you down more than the stuffing? Drop these five musty traditions and create new ones for you and your family to enjoy.

8 Holiday Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Cheer

Tis the season for overwork, over-indulgence, and over-stress. Get a handle on the holidays this year by avoiding these common cheer-sappers.

12 Ideas for Cheap, Festive, Fall Decor

Fall has… fallen again... and that means festive decor. Make your home fit for the season with these fun, frugal fall projects.

10 Things You Should Do Now to Get Your Finances in Order for the Holidays

Get an early start on the holidays planning by fixing your finances. That way, you'll have one less resolution to make when the New Year arrives.

WATCH: The 10 Craziest Annual 4th of July Fireworks Displays

The 4th of July means Main Street parades, backyard barbecues, and fantastic fireworks. Here's where to find the best shows, from coast to coast.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Celebrate Valentine's Day Frugally?

Tell us how you celebrate Valentine's Day frugally and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!