Surviving Black Friday And Cyber Monday with Your Finances Intact

Surviving Black Friday And Cyber Monday with Your Finances Intact

Just when you thought Black Friday and Cyber Monday couldn’t possibly get any bigger, marketers around the country are opening earlier, offering deeper discounts, and even streaming live video online. And what’s at stake? Your sanity and your wallet. Thankfully, there are ways to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and still maintain a positive balance in your bank account.

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10 Years of U.S. Toy Sales and Kids Most Wanted Items [Interactive]

While many industries have been impacted by the economy, toys remain a major part of spending this Christmas and it’s not only Santa checking his list. Kids all over the U.S. have made their list of most wanted toys for Christmas. Surprisingly some of the toys topping the lists this Christmas have gone retro like the Furby, Barbie, and Legos. Check out the last 10 years of toy sales and kids most wanted items in our interactive. Full story

Battle of the Budgets: Holiday Spending Habits of Men vs. Women [Infographic]

Battle of the Budgets: Holiday Spending Habits of Men vs. Women [Infographic]

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales hitting all time records this holiday season, holiday spending is in full swing among both men and women. Interestingly enough, both sexes plan to create a holiday budget, however the gifts they plan to spend money on and their shopping strategies differ. Check out our infographic which shows the holiday spending habits of men versus women. Full story

5 Finance Tips for the Holidays

5 Finance Tips for the Holidays

With holiday season fast approaching, it is common to ramp up spending. While many people enjoy the holidays, it can also be stressful, since holiday spending can put increased strain on your finances. Before things really get underway with your holiday spending, consider some of the impacts that this time of year might have on your pocketbook. Here are 5 finance tips to help you save this season. Full story