Do you have your list made? Are you checking it twice? Last Friday was the “official” kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and Cyber Monday added to the frenzy. As you get ready to give holiday gifts, here are some posts to help you on the subject of holiday shopping, including tips on avoiding debt:
Christmas Money Tip: Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards
It’s possible to maximize your rewards during the holiday season. Credit, Eh takes a look at how you can use your credit card to your advantage this time of year.
In Defense of Christmas Shopping
Is it really so bad to spend some money during the Christmas season? The Quizzle blog defends Christmas shopping.
Cyber Monday? Better Watch Out, Better Not Cry…
Are you trying to get your Christmas gifts ordered early enough that they will make it on time for Christmas? THE Canadian Personal Finance Blog takes a look at ordering online and shipping Christmas gifts.
Don’t Be Duped By the Latest Holiday Sales Data
Does it look like American consumers are rousing themselves to save the economy? Wall St. Daily takes a look at holiday sales data, and what it really means.
What Is Layaway — Pros & Cons and Stores That Offer Layaway Plans
Don’t want to use your credit card? You can still get that expensive item now, and pay for it over time. Money Crashers takes a look at layaway.
Have a (Mostly) Free Christmas
You don’t have to spend, spend, spend. You can reduce your Christmas spending with a few tips from Cash Money Life.
5 WaysTo Celebrate The birth of Jesus
Forget about shopping for a little bit. Bible Money Matters encourages you to take some time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, focusing on something other materialism this season.
Other Financial Posts
Here are a few more useful financial posts from around the Interwebs:
- Tax Benefits of Donating to Charity at Investor Junkie.
- Is The American Dream Dead Or Alive? at Money Q&A.
- Recent Stock Market History Has Too Much Influence on Our Thinking at Out Of Your Rut.
- Packaged Bank Accounts In Canada at Boomer & Echo.
- How to Network Successfully at Personal Dividends.
- Model Investment Portfolios at Retire Happy Blog.
- Four Ways to Deal with a Home That Won’t Sell at Canadian Finance Blog.
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