Financial Cents: Posts About Holiday

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

We know, we know. It's October. But if you aren't doing work now to save money and create a holiday budget, you risk singing the "holiday shopping debt" blues later on.

Posted on: October 15, 2019


Low-Cost Family Activities to Finish Out Summer (and Beyond)

Take advantage of these free and low-cost activities to keep the kids entertained.

Posted on: September 05, 2019


It’s a Wonderful Life Is a Perfect Primer on Predatory Lending

The Frank Capra classic is not only a heart-warming tale of community and common decency, but it's also an incisive portrait of predatory business practices. 

Posted on: December 18, 2018


20 Weird Financial Facts About Christmas

Which age group in America is buying the most holiday gifts for their pets? If you guessed Millennials—and of course you did—you'd be wrong!

Posted on: December 17, 2018


9 Free or Low-Cost Ways to Give Back for the Holidays

There are ways for you to give gifts and make your community a better place for the holidays that don't involve shelling out tons of dough.

Posted on: December 13, 2018


The Secret Financial History of Commercialized Christmas

Christmas started getting commercialized well before the 20th century, but it took Coca-Cola to launch a certain jolly old elf into the commercial stratosphere.

Posted on: December 12, 2018


Save Money on Your Holiday Groceries with These Expert Tips

Don't forget that you can overspend on food and groceries just as easily as you can bust your budget buying presents!

Posted on: December 07, 2018


Want a Great Holiday Gift for Your Grandkid? How About Helping Them Pay for College!

While it's traditional for most holiday gifts to be a surprise, this is one instance where you'll definitely want to sit down with everybody first and coordinate.

Posted on: November 30, 2018


The Broke Person’s Guide to Christmas

Christmas has a tendency to drive us all a little money crazy. If you're someone on a tight budget, here's what you can to make sure the season stays a merry one.

Posted on: November 29, 2018


How to Spend Money Responsibly This Holiday Season

Don't let what you "must" spend determine what you actually spend. Doing so will pretty much guarantee you overshoot your budget.

Posted on: November 19, 2018