December 14th, 2012
**Today’s guest post is contributed by Andrea Woroch.**
With online shopping up 13 percent over last year, cyber space will be crowded with last-minute shoppers over the next several days. The convenience of shopping online is matched only by the great deals to be found. There is a strategy to getting the best price and staying safe, however, so consider these tips before clicking “purchase.”
Get a Game Plan
Shopping online without a game plan will result in a major time sink. Review your gift list and determine what you want to find first. Then, think of all the retailers who might sell your desired item and start comparing prices. Once you narrow down the candidates, look for coupon codes for extra savings.
February 7th, 2012
The most romantic day of the year is getting more expensive. Consumers this year are expected to spend an average of $200, which is up eight percent from last year. For the same price, you can get a Kindle Fire, six-and-a-half shares of Facebook or a round-trip plane ticket from San Francisco and Los Angeles.
December 21st, 2011
Recently, the Credit Karma content team went out to lunch for chicken and waffles in honor of Bethy’s birthday. My order happened to take 15 minutes longer than everyone else’s, so the chicken and waffle baroness behind the counter gave me an extra piece of chicken and an extra waffle. It was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me.
December 16th, 2011
6 Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays "What’s a few extra dollars here or there when holiday sales offer such a banquet of deals? It can’t hurt to blow the budget once a year. After all, you won’t have to pay down those credit cards until January, right? Wrong! No matter how caught up you get in the holiday-spending spirit, you should never compromise your budget and financial health. Here are six common ways holiday shoppers waste money, along with practical solutions to avoid such overspending." Financial Highway
December 14th, 2011
3 Ways to Recover from a Holiday Spending Hangover "There is still time before the holidays, but if you’re already feeling anxious about how much you have/will spend, don’t despair because you can recover – just don’t use breaking the budget a little bit as a justification for breaking it a ton! Here are a few tips that will help you get back on track and pay off the credit cards and/or get your bank balance back up." MoneyNing
December 9th, 2011
The Value of Earning a Side Income "Even a relatively small amount of extra cash can go a long way. To show you what I mean, let’s look at two examples–retirement (with a good chunk of side income) and credit card debt (with a relatively small amount of side income)." My Journey to Millions
December 7th, 2011
How to Stop Buying Gifts Without Being a Scrooge "You don’t have to be a Scrooge or a Grinch to want to skip Christmas. The average person spends hundreds of dollars on merchandise over the course of the holiday season, and that’s money some cash-strapped Americans just can’t afford to throw around in a tough economy." Bundle
December 2nd, 2011
Finding Things to Do That Don’t Involve Continually Spending Money "Whenever an experience requires you to spend money, requires you to spend additional money beyond what you would normally spend, or heavily involves spending money, you should rethink whether or not you want to engage in that activity. Instead, it’s really worth your time to find things you enjoy doing that don’t involve spending money." The Simple Dollar
November 30th, 2011
25 Awful Things that Still Beat Shopping on Black Friday Black Friday is a marketing gimmick to get consumers out to the store to spend their hard-earned cash on a bunch of shit that they and their loved ones don’t need. It’s evil. And it’s incredibly effective." 20 Something Finance
November 22nd, 2011
I’m so excited this week is finally here, and it’s not because of the large quantities of turkey and pumpkin pie I’ll be consuming on Thursday. No, this week is the best week of the year because my childhood friends are back.
That’s right—“The Muppets” is premiering this week!
The whole gang will be there, from Kermit and Miss Piggy to Sweetums and Crazy Harry, and you know you can’t wait to spend two glorious hours reminiscing with all of them.