Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re officially in the holiday gift buying season. December can be quite expensive, especially if you have children with long lists for Santa. But the holidays also offer a great opportunity to teach your children about smart money management. Here are a few tips for showing your kids how to buy gifts on a budget, and how to create their own gift lists that won’t put a hole in Santa’s wallet.
When the topic of life insurance comes up, people typically discuss how families and businesses can protect their assets in the future. They don’t usually think of it being applicable to single people. But life insurance is really a long-term benefit that everyone should consider. Even if you aren’t married or don’t have kids, it doesn’t mean your death won’t have a financial impact on others in the present or is the future.
Thanksgiving dinner is iconic. Who doesn’t look forward to devouring a huge, traditional spread of Turkey Day food with family every year? But given expectations for a glorious holiday meal, the cost of celebrating can easily get out of hand without a good plan. Here are some tips to help you put out a full Thanksgiving spread on the table that won’t drown your budget in gravy.
This month features two of the biggest sales days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become increasingly difficult to shop every year, due to enormous crowds. Three days later, however, you can avoid the lines and score some great savings from the comfort of your couch on Cyber Monday.