The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. However, I understand how it can be quite stressful on someone’s finances due to all the shopping, decorating, events, and added expenses. The average household spends around $1,000 on Christmas. That’s a ton of money, but I think I’ve spent that much in
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to start checking items off your holiday gift list. Stores have long ago begun set out the Christmas decorations and displayed their items in ways that target your inner shopaholic. And as wonderful as it can feel to purchase a present for someone else, do you ever reach
The end-of-year holidays revolve around the spirit of giving, and many parents are shaking up what it means to “give” to their kids. Earlier this year, actress Mila Kunis echoed many parents’ sentiments about holiday gift-giving. In October, she clarified her comment that she was adopting a new Christmas tradition that involved “no presents for the
At this point, the research is conclusive—spending money on others makes you happier. That’s not a new idea by any stretch, but it bears repeating as we approach the end of the year. This is the time where most nonprofits and charities are hustling like crazy to meet year-end quotas and cobble together a respectable
With the holiday season approaching quickly, Americans are coming together to share a common tradition: worrying about having enough cash to get through the festive season. More than 6 in 10 Americans report feeling at least some stress during the holidays, and finances are the No. 1 cause across all age groups. Sadly, concerns about holiday
Love may be priceless, but Valentine’s Day isn’t. Americans will spend $18.2 billion celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, predicts the National Retail Federation. That’s an average of $136.57 a person. An estimated $4.3 billion will be spent on jewelry, $3.8 billion on a night out, $2 billion on flowers and $1 billion on greeting cards.