Ah, it's February. Love is all around, and so are heart-shaped chocolates, unfortunate-looking convenience store stuffed animals, and constant reminders that you have not yet chosen an appropriate Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.
Your kids got American Girl dolls for Christmas, but the clothes and accessories are super expensive. Now what do you do?
Winter certainly has its charms, but it really does a number on my beauty routine. As much as I appreciate picturesque snowfalls and any excuse to expand my collection of snappy wool coats, my cracked lizard skin, chapped lips and dry hair aren't fun to deal with day in and day out.
Christmas presents are the best, except when they aren't. Maybe the sweater Aunt Lisa picked out just isn't your style (or size), maybe you already have three copies of the book Dad stuffed in your stocking, or maybe you bought mom a CD from an artist she secretly hates. Whatever the situation, it's almost guaranteed that someone from your holiday party will be heading to the store to return some unwanted gifts come Boxing Day.
Gift cards get a bad rap in the world of holiday presents for being a last-minute cop-out, which is unfair given the fact that a majority (58.8 percent) of holiday shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they would like to receive one. In fact, gift cards have been the top item on the NRF's annual gift survey for nine years and counting, so anyone who writes them off as a fleeting fad for procrastinators is dead wrong.
Procrastination rarely ends well, but if you're STILL not done with your Christmas shopping, there's actually a light at the end of this tunnel, and it's called in-store pickup.
Did you wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? You need a plan before you spend way too much money on all the wrong stuff. Don't be that guy! And don't panic, because if anyone knows how to find last minute holiday deals, it's us! Okay, maybe that came out wrong... but you get the idea. Here are seven of our favorite tips for last minute holiday shopping.
Most people would probably agree that shopping online is easier, more convenient and often cheaper than spending a day at the mall. But for all its advantages, there's one major drawback of cyber spending: the shipping fees.
Every minute, 19 people fall victim to identity theft. Add in all of the high-profile cases of credit card security breaches in the news lately, it's no surprise that it is fast becoming one of the most common crimes in America.