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Deferred interest deals and store credit cards could cost you big time

Holiday shopping doesn’t need to break the bank. As shoppers scramble to take advantage of seasonal deals, there’s one offer you probably don’t want to jump on. Store credit card deals may sound like a steal. However, beware the fine print that can cost you more than you bargained for, according to recent research from …

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Peloton commercial highlights issues with gifting big-ticket items

Peloton holiday ad. YouTube If you cover your eyes on Christmas morning, are you expecting to open them up and see a Peloton? If you haven’t already heard, that’s the premise of a new holiday commercial from the home fitness company. And it’s attracting some criticism on social media. That’s in part because the ad …

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What to watch out for when shopping online from work this Cyber Monday

Pictured: (l-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute and Steve Carell as Michael Scott in an episode of “The Office.” Justin Lubin | NBCU Photo Bank If you’re like many workers, you’ll be shopping online while you’re working today. A recent survey from Robert Half Technology, a human resources consulting company, found that 52% of employees …

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The best apps to save money on Black Friday

Black Friday has arrived. Certified financial planner Ted Jenkin, CEO and founder of Atlanta-based financial advisory firm oXYGen Financial, has some tips for people heading out to shop. To begin, several apps can help you find the best deals, he said. With Flipp, plug in your ZIP code and the biggest discounts in your area …

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Advice that will save you headaches and prevent financial strain

Holiday shopping is in full swing. Consumers are expected to spend around 5% more this year, with the average gift-giver shelling out $740, according to some surveys. But being able to afford those gifts for all of your loved ones can be difficult. Especially if you have a tendency to spend on yourself while also …

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How to avoid overspending this holiday

It’s no secret most people overindulge during the holidays. Aside from feasting on holiday treats, nearly two-thirds of adults said they have felt pressure to overspend this time of year, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com. With that comes a heavy toll. Roughly two-thirds of Americans also said that holiday expenses negatively affect their …

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How to stay out of debt this holiday season

‘Tis the season to spend a lot of money. Between buying gifts, booking travel and attending holiday parties, there are plenty of ways to splurge in the months ahead, regardless of whether Americans can afford it. The National Retail Federation said it expects holiday retail sales to rise between 3.8% and 4.2% over 2018 to …

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Walmart offers teenagers ACT and SAT prep and helps pay for college

The labor marker is tight. Unemployment hit a 50-year low in September, and human resource departments across the country are scrambling for ways to attract new workers. Walmart‘s plan involves courting teenagers. The company has 2.2 million employees globally. In the U.S., it has 1.4 million workers but fewer than 25,000 are in high school. …

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Indianapolis is tops for fantastic museums and a great church sale

People waited patiently to be among the first to get into the Second Presbyterian Church sale in June. Jill Cornfield | CNBC If you love yard sales as much as you love bargain travel, there’s one Midwestern metropolis that’s a perfect match for you. Indianapolis, population 820,000 or so, boasts a number of the usual …

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