Holidays

Best Money Tips: Save or Earn $1,000 by the Holidays

Today we found some great articles on saving or earning $1,000 by the holidays, managing credit card debt after a setback, and Steve Jobs' 12 rules of success.

5 Financial Holidays I'd Like to See

If people can claim Turkey Neck Soup Day is a holiday, then we should celebrate some more-useful financial holidays too.

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Kids

When you have children, Valentine's Day isn't always about flowers and romance, but it can still be fun.

The Best Free Gifts for Business Colleagues

Looking for thoughtful ways to say "thanks" to a colleague? These ideas are all valuable — and free!

Keeping Santa Sane: Budget Holiday Decorating

This year, keep your holiday decorating and gift-wrapping low-cost and fun.

6 Festive, Frugal Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Suggestions for holiday decorating: Be frugal. Be classy. Don't put a giant animatronic Santa in your living room because seriously, it's kind of scary.

Christmas Shopping With Fake Money: Time to Get Started

Last year when I shared my techniques for holiday shopping with "fake money," many of you wanted to try it. Well...let's get going! Here are some new ideas for generating fake mone

The Art of the Group Gift

While simple, group giving can also become a sticky situation if done badly. Here are some guidelines for group giving.

5 Creative, Simple, and Frugal Recipes for Leftover Turkey

It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday season. The time when everyone and their mother tells you what to do with all that leftover turkey you're going to have in a week.

Year-End Holiday Celebrations for Less

Whether you’re hosting this year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, or not, there are several small touches you can create that are both affordable and beautiful. My family has c

I Love Tax Season (and Why It's Like Christmas)

I have a confession to make: I love tax season. Not just the days when I do my taxes or when I file my taxes or get a chunk of change deposited to my account, but the entire Tax S

Is it worth paying more for faster shipping?

"Free shipping" is often advertised as attractive bait for you to take action and buy something! That is, until you find out it's not free after all. Here are tips & tricks to help

Back to Reality: Coming Down after the Holidays

Whatever holidays you celebrate in November, December, and January, they're over now. We spend November and December gearing up, getting ready, anticipating days off from work, tra

Use Holiday Hiring to Get Your Next Job – And Keep it!

Looking for some work? Maybe a part time gig or a fresh start in a new industry? We speak with an expert who tells us what businesses are looking for in their next round of holid

Regifting: A Simple How-To Guide

As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. It's OK to regift as long as you follow a few simple guidelines.

Many Happy Returns: 5 Tips for Getting What You Really Want This Holiday

Sadly, a recent poll by Inside Indiana Business reports that 13 percent of consumer

How to wrap gifts with leftovers.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m no fan of the greeting card and gift wrapping industries. Not only are their products way over-priced, they’re also less than original in most cases.

This Season, Give Your Child the Gift of Fiscal Responsibility

Kids may think they know what they want to get for the holidays this year, but that doesn’t mean they have a

25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less

Need some non-crafty, hardly homemade gift ideas, all for less than $5? Here are 25 with something suitable for nearly everyone on your gift list.

This Year’s Hot Toy is Next Year’s Trash

Our commitment to saving money has always prevented my family from buying the current year’s “Hot” toys. Every year that I hold tight to the de