Financial Cents: Posts About Holiday

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Are You Really Saving Money on After-Christmas Sales?

Black Friday and the after-Christmas sales are all the hype for folks who want a good deal. But are you actually getting one?

Posted on: December 26, 2019


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Christmas Bonus Money: To Save or Not to Save

When coming into extra money you didn’t expect, it’s easy to rationalize treating yourself. But is there a better course of action than that? 

Posted on: December 20, 2019


Use the Holidays to Teach Kids These 4 Financial Lessons 

Are you setting good examples for your kiddos during the holiday season? Now is the perfect time to review these financial lessons. 

Posted on: December 13, 2019


Cyber Monday is Here: Cautionary Tales for Your Wallet

Avoid scams, markups, and identity theft while shopping for holiday deals.

Posted on: December 02, 2019


I Need a New Laptop (But Can’t Afford it)

Balking at the price of a new computer? Time to go online for less!

Posted on: November 28, 2019


Managing Finances During a Job Loss

If you’re headed into unemployment, especially during the holiday season, these tips can help.

Posted on: November 15, 2019


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


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


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