Holiday Spending & Saving Tips

Find out how not to go broke this holiday season!

The holidays are a time of the year where friends and family gather for food, laughter, storytelling, and, usually, presents! When it comes to gift giving, we've got some tips on ways to save and alternative ideas that you might not have thought of. However, we know that presents are not the only big expense that can arise during the holidays, so we've also put together some ideas on how to save on travel, parties, and more. Avoid that huge credit card bill in January by following our tips on how to save big this holiday season!

2019 savings plan

The New Year is right around the corner, and with it comes a new financial you! As you write your list of goals for 2019, take money into consideration. While a new year isn't always a clean slate, it is an opportunity to make positive changes – changes that will help you make and save more.

The holidays... they're right around the corner, which means it's time to shop 'til you drop. Be prepared and plan ahead this holiday season to avoid overspending and racking up credit card debt.

While giving presents and making someone smile can feel great, the pressure to get the perfect gift can be overwhelming, costly and time-consuming. Many people are difficult to shop for or prefer to buy items they need themselves, which means some gifts go unused.

thanksgiving dinner table

Let's be honest, for most people, Thanksgiving is all about eating your favorite foods while sitting around a table with your loved ones. But if you've ever hosted Thanksgiving, you know it can be expensive to buy everything needed to make everyone's favorite dishes.

The holidays may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start planning for the next holiday season shopping expenses!

 If you’re like the majority of Americans, you probably haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet – maybe you haven’t even startedIf that’s the case, we’ve got a few last-minute holiday shopping ‘don’ts’ to keep in

The holiday season is not only full of tempting sweet treats, but deals, discounts, and sales that scream savings.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, you’re probably wondering what to get for that special someone in your life... without breaking the bank, that is.

Now that we’re in the midst of the holiday season, do you know if you’ve been naughty or nice with your holiday shopping so far? If you don’t know or can’t answer, I’ve got a few naughty holiday shopping habits and nice ways to avoid them that might help you out this holiday season:

Let’s flash forward to a month from now. Do you see yourself scrambling to get your holiday shopping finished – or even started? For many Americans, this is a reality in early December, a scenario that can often lead to overspending and debt that carries over into the new year.