Tag Archives: holiday spending

How cooler, shorter days can trim your spending

Kelly Dilworth

Don’t let the season’s shorter days get you down. There’s an upside to the dark drives home and frigid winds forcing you inside: An earlier sunset and cooler weather could help chill your overspending. Research from the J.P. Morgan Chase…
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My don’t-wait-until-the-last-minute holiday checklist

Dawn Papandrea

While I’m mostly of the belief that any sort of Christmas music or decoration must wait until after I’ve had my turkey, I have found that getting into a December mindset in November is good for my budget. Here’s what…
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3 easy ways to stick to your holiday budget

Dawn Papandrea

Year after year we put together a spreadsheet or download an app to create a careful holiday budget, but even with the best of intentions we end up overspending. Nearly eight in 10 people in TD Bank’s Merry Money Holiday…
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7 ways to unstuff your family budget

Dawn Papandrea

Whether it’s the delicious side dish that goes with the turkey, or jamming toys and trinkets into a stocking, in November and December, we do a lot of stuffing. However, there’s one area that is better off staying lean, and…
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The downside of giving up plastic: Purchase protection

Julie Sherrier

The experts say to pay cash for gifts this holiday season, but if you pay cash, you lose the purchase protection provided by credit cards if the item you buy is damaged or broken.
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