Today is Super Saturday, also known as the last Saturday before Christmas, and across the country, millions of people are frantically running around their local malls trying to find last-minute presents for the pickiest people on their gift lists.
You hear a lot about the evils of credit cards these days, and the conventional wisdom around holiday shopping insists that paying with cash is always the best option.
That conventional wisdom is wrong.
Toys R Us announced extended holiday hours yesterday, giving shoppers even more opportunity to shop in store for the toys and games on their Christmas shopping lists.
Procrastination has been a staple of the holiday shopping season since the day it began, but this year more than ever before, retailers are catering to the needs of last-minute shoppers. Stores across the country are extending their holiday shipping deadlines, and on the heels of these announcements, department store giant Kohl's has released its plans to stay open 24 hours between 6 a.m. on December 19 and 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
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.
Do you still have a few presents to pick up before Christmas hits? With a little more than a week left until the big day, your window for insuring your online purchases arrive before Christmas is closing quickly.
If you're pinching pennies this holiday season, you may be tempted to go craft crazy on some overly complicated Pinterest projects to avoid spending too much on presents for your friends and family.
Following the announcement of its 12/13/14 weekend sale, Walmart has slashed the prices on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to $129 and $229 respectively with the purchase of a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. It's also cut prices on the older generation iPhone 5s, which is selling for just $49 with a two-year contract!
This Saturday, 12/13/14, marks the last number-sequential date of the century, and for some reason, Walmart has decided that this is cause for celebration--and sales! The big box retailer is rolling out a series of savings in honor of the date, slashing prices on hundreds of items and even offering free shipping with no minimums on online orders today (Thursday, 12/11) only!
The holidays are a time of excess in all things: food is gobbled, booze is chugged, family comes in droves, and above all, money is spent like it's going out of style. If you're tired of waking up every year on January 1 with a negative balance in your checking account, it might be time for you to start building a holiday budget.