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Holiday Scams to Avoid

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The holiday season is a joyous time of year filled with love and gift giving. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to get caught up in holiday scams. Holiday scams and fraud have grown in number in recent years and they can deceive even the best of us. That’s why it’s important to be extra careful when shopping for the holidays this year.

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Holiday Shopping: Save Money by Buying Refurbished Items as Christmas Gifts

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Just because something is slightly used, or refurbished doesn’t mean it’s not a quality product. You can save money on your holiday shopping this year by buying refurbished electronics as Christmas gifts. You can save up to 50% off of items that are gently used and are often as good if not better as buying new. Laptops, phones, printers, TV’s, and digital cameras can all be bought refurbished at reasonable prices.

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Holiday Engagements: Be a superstar and save!

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When you know that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, it takes a lot of planning before you pop the big question. How can you afford a ring? When is the best time to ask to get married? What can you do to make it the most special day of your significant other's life — until the wedding day, of course? Check out these smart tips to impress the partner of your dreams.

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Educational Toys that Teach your Kids about Money

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Most children put the hot, new and expensive toys on the top of their Christmas gift wish lists. How about getting them something priceless this year by teaching them the values of money? The knowledge they will learn from an educational toy is timeless. Even if the money game is left on the shelf, the lessons learned will last a lifetime. Add these educational toys to your list this year for valuable Christmas gifts.

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Cover Holiday Shopping Expenses for the Whole Family

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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an average of a little under $1,000 on holiday gifts during winter. That's not counting the new outfits to buy for holiday parties, decorations needed to bring joy to your house, and all the special treats and family meals that make the holidays so memorable. These expenses can really add up. Now that the concept of a "Christmas bonus" has become dream instead of reality, it's time to get creative in making sure you're able to pay for everything you need to make the holidays a success. Try some of these tips to cover holiday expenses for the whole family.

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Tips for Putting Gifts on Layaway this Holiday Season

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Putting your gifts on layaway this season is a great way to do your holiday shopping and a budget-savvy way to keep your spending in check. With all of the holiday parties and gift-giving, it can be hard to have a happy holiday. Before you start crossing things off of your shopping list this year, here is what you need to know about layaway.

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How to Win at Black Friday Shopping

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Black Friday has traditionally been a brick and mortar dominated shopping holiday, but in recent years the most notorious shopping day of the year has gone online. With major e-commerce brands like Amazon on the rise and major retailers putting their greatest Black Friday deals online, shopping malls are no longer newsworthy riot scenes. The days of overcrowded malls and camping out in front of your favorite stores may be over, but Black Friday deals are alive as ever. There’s no doubt about it, no matter what you’re trying to buy this year, days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the time to buy it!

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Have an Affordable Dinner with These Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving is the start to the exciting holiday season. Since you already have a lot on your plate (pun intended) with Christmas gifts and holiday parties, making Thanksgiving dinner should be stress-free and affordable. We put together a collection of Thanksgiving recipes for side dishes that won’t break your budget so you can rest easy before the big meal.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Ways to Save

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The biggest shopping weekend of the year is approaching quicker than you can pull on your sneakers or turn on your computer. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is a great time to find amazing deals on the things you've been meaning to purchase, or to get a head start on holiday shopping for your entire family. There are so many Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales to find, and there are some smart tips you can try to maximize this shopping-centered holiday weekend. To prepare yourself, consider these ways to save.

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Cheap Halloween Costumes to Help you Save Money

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Did you wait until the last minute to decide your Halloween costume? No worries! We have plenty of last-minute ideas that are creative and will also help you save money. One of the best parts about Halloween is dressing up for parties, work, or just taking your kids trick-or-treating! But with all the Halloween festivities, spending can get out of control, fast. Have a cheap Halloween this year with our costume idea that can be used for you or your kids!

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