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Prep for holiday shopping now to save later

Sienna Kossman

Summer is just winding down, but I’ve already seen holiday countdowns on the Internet. It may seem crazy early, but retailers are already prepping for holiday shopping season. And if you have your finances’ best interests in mind, maybe you should be, too.
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Holiday gift ideas: 5 money-smart toys

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your child (or someone else’s) for the holidays, you may want to consider a gift that encourages financial literacy. Toymakers have put out a range of products in recent years that teach kids as young as 3 about responsible money management.
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Emily’s list: When a deal isn’t a deal

Emily Crone

December only begins tomorrow, but I’m sad to say that holiday shopping is already giving me a headache. I previously discussed that I avoid Black Friday. Once Cyber Monday rolled around, I gave in just a bit. But I found that most of my shopping was for me — not my loved ones. This season is all about joy, and I’m going to be a miserable lady if Christmas and Hanukkah roll around and I’ve spent more money on myself than my family. I think it’s time for me to start unsubscribing from retailer emails!

Check out my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week, several of which discuss the challenges of holiday shopping.

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Emily’s list: Burger King edition

Emily Crone

On the anniversary for the opening of the first Burger King, we recount some of the best personal finance blog posts from the past week and accept that it is OK to succumb occasionally to hunger — and money — temptations.
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