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about Holidays, Events, & Seasonal

The holidays are a time full of merry gift-giving and cheer, but once it’s all over and you get that final credit card statement, the wonderment of the holidays is sure to fade into a distant memory. The most important way to avoid over-spending on holiday gifts is to remember to plan ahead. Consider these holiday spending tips during this year's season of giving:

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, no doubt you are receiving all kinds of tempting promotions and deals.  And while the savings are legit, the holidays can also bring more fraud. 

So, who’s headed to the grocery store this weekend? With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it’s time to start stuffing the turkey, “candying” the yams, and adding those weird crunchy things to the green bean casserole.

Halloween costumes can be scary expensive! If you're on a budget, you don't have to skimp on all the fun.  We've got a few tricks up our sleeve to help you find the right costume for the right price.

Going back to school suggests it is the end of summer and the beginning of school supply sales, material lists from new teachers and classes, and long lines at school supply stores.  Children disappointed by the finish of their summer vacation are encouraged with the purchase of new clothes, books and occasionally, treats and impulse buys.