7 Frugal, Alternative Valentine’s Day Gifts

If you're thinking about what to give your sweetheart for Valentine's Day, it pays to think outside the chocolate box. Picking nontraditional gifts won't just impress your loved one with your creativity, it will save you money, too. Demand for Valentine's Day staples (red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries and other traditional gifts) is sky-high right now, elevating the prices ...

7 Incentives to Save More for Retirement in 2018

The new year is an excellent time to start saving a little more for the future. There are also a variety of perks you might qualify for if you put some extra money aside for retirement. Aim to take advantage of these incentives to save for retirement this year. An employer match. Many companies will match the ...

Circle These Dates on Your 2018 Family Financial Calendar

It can be hard to stay organized, even with smartphones, smart appliances and personal assistants that order things online for you. There's so much to remember, from day to day, and month to month. This is why we've created this family financial calendar for you. If you want to stay ahead of the game and plan out your ...

15 Best Strategies to Solve the Santa Gift Dilemma

You know the situation. Your 6-year old writes a letter to Santa. Your 6-year old ‘mails’ the letter to the North Pole. You steal the letter in question from the mailbox and read the cute kindergarten handwriting. Uh-oh. Wait a minute. He wants a what? How much is THAT anyway? And… is it really meant for a ...

5 Holiday Gift Delivery Options for Procrastinators

This week marks a transition – by Dec. 19, most major stores' free shipping or standard shipping options will no longer guarantee before-Christmas delivery. And in case you hadn't noticed, the guaranteed-by-Christmas deadlines for ground shipping for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS have also passed. So is paying an exorbitant amount for expedited shipping – or ...