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Careful timing means longer vacation for less

Karen Queen

As I was booking a family holiday in the Bahamas, I was poised to pay $1,350 per ticket. Then I juggled travel dates. The result: two weeks on the beach for less than the original one week would have cost.

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How much thought is behind a gift card?

Julie Sherrier

Gift cards are losing their bad rep, but at what cost? When is a gift considered thoughtful and when does just serve as a quick and easy way to get the job done?
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Emily’s list: Happy holidays edition

Emily Crone

I’m thrilled that the frantic shopping aspect of the holidays is almost over and that it’s almost time to be with family and dine on fine food. My gift to you: this roundup of nine amazing personal finance blog posts from the past week!
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Emily’s list: Holiday procrastination edition

Emily Crone

Holy moly, the holidays are almost here. Hanukkah starts on Tuesday evening, and Christmas is in just over a week away. With a gift list that includes my husband, parents, step-parents, siblings, in-laws, and a few special colleagues, I’m definitely feeling the pinch.

If you are one of those many people who has been procrastinating holiday shopping, whether you’re too busy or are avoiding spending the money, here are several easy ways to get affordable holiday presents. Plus, read my roundup of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from this past week.

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Emily’s list: Successful women edition

Emily Crone

It’s interesting to me that women who are hard-working and financially responsible are some of the best potential mates, but some men seem to have trouble getting serious with women who make more or have better careers. Come on, guys — let’s celebrate the ladies instead of being scared of them! Who cares if you have credit card debt or are still in the early stages of your career. We can love you just as much anyway. I should know; my husband is in law school!

Read on for my list of my favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week.

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