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.
The last two months of the year are a gift-giving crunch for our family and for many others. Not only do we have a child’s birthday coming up very soon, but the holiday season brings a number of gift exchanges with people from all over our life. Naturally, we want to find meaningful gifts for