Money Roundup: How to Spend Less Than $100 on Christmas, The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December, and More

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

It’s a lonely job scouring the web for the finest in personal finance.  But I’m happy to do it.  Here are 10 of the best articles from my searches over the past week.

Arsenic in Your Juice (Consumer Reports).  Getting the best deals at the grocery store means more than finding the best prices.  It means finding the best prices on food that won’t kill you!

Christmas for Less Than $100 (MSN).  Regular readers know I’m not crazy about the word “frugal.”  But this writer does frugal well.

Black Friday’s Deals May Not Have Been The Best (New York Times).  Scientific research says the best deals are yet to come.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines: Time Your Purchase Right (Main Street).  Here’s what you need to know to make sure your gifts arrive on time.

How to Live Happily on Less (US News).  An ode to slowing down and enjoying some of life’s simple pleasures.

And from the blogosphere…

7 Small Gifts That Can Make a BIG Impact This Holiday (Money Ning).  You don’t have to spend big to make the recipients of your gifts smile big.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December (Wise Bread).  Some of this advice will help for this year’s holiday gift buying, some of it will help for next year.

MasterCard Launches Contactless Payment Wristwatch (Money-Watch).  In this case, time truly is money.

Where to Buy Cheap Checks Online (Dough Roller).  By now, checks were supposed to be so yesterday.  But lots of us are still writing them, so we might as well stop paying so much for them.

4 Things That Keep You From Your Goals (Pick The Brain).  Words of wisdom for all who like to set goals at the start of each New Year.  And if you’re really serious about achieving your goals, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of clarity.

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Categories: Credit/Debt, Psychology of Money, Smart Spending

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