Even on holiday weeks, I try to keep up with the world of personal finance (don’t worry, I didn’t work yesterday). Here are 10 of the best articles I came across in the past
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Think Black Friday Has the Cheapest Prices? Think Again (Time). Worried that you might have missed something by not camping out in front of Wal-Mart after Thanksgiving dinner? This will make you feel better.
Credit Cards Make Shoppers Less Likely to Focus on What Items Cost (Main Street). Just one more reason why we all need to follow the four essential rules to using credit cards wisely.
10 Ways to Stay Safe While Shopping Online (US News). Do you know the difference between “http” and “https”?
Use or Lose Your Flexible Spending Account (Bankratre.com). It’s tougher to use those FSA dollars for over-the-counter meds these days, but there are still plenty of healthcare expenses that qualify.
And from the blogosphere…
The $50 Christmas Budget (One Money Design). How to have a blast finding creative, meaningful gifts that don’t cost a ton.
7 Ways to Clear the Clutter and Find Your Life (Stepcase Lifehack). I’m a firm believer that an organized life and wise money management go hand in hand. If you’re buried in clutter (or just not as organized as you’d like to be), this article offers simple ideas for taking small steps in the right direction.
25 Ways to Communicate Better Today (Wise Bread). No matter what you do for a living, a key to getting ahead is communicating well. A 26th tip is to ask questions. This is a lost art. If you cultivate it, people will enjoy being around you.
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