Business Saving Money

  • College savings: a trick to get more out of your 529 plan

    The 529 plan, used for college savings, has a little known option that lets you contribute up to five years of gift-tax exempt funds at once. If you have the cash available to fund a 529 plan this way, it's a pretty powerful college savings tool. 

  • Four tips for saving money at the airport during holiday travel

    Holiday travel can be expensive, but it's the trips to the airport that can cost you an arm and a leg while being time consuming. Here are four tips to help you to avoid the extra costs and occupy yourself in case a flight gets delayed during the busy holiday travel season

  • What should you do if your unpaid debt is in collections?

    Letting your unpaid bills go in collections could prove to be troublesome. You may find yourself in court and with damaged credit history for years to come. To avoid that, here are a few steps to take if your debt goes into collections. 

  • Free Shipping Day: Is it really worth it?

    Free Shipping Day is today, Dec. 18, with many noteworthy retailers offering free shipping with no minimum purchase. But many stores already offer free shipping year-round, making their involvement in Free Shipping Day yawn-worthy at best. 

  • Seven tips for a good holiday travel

    Christmas is the busiest time of the year to travel (almost 100 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more during this year's holidays) but traveling on Christmas day can help you avoid all the rush. We've compiled seven tips and reminders for you that could help you have a great holiday travel. 

  • Three reasons why credit cards are better than cash for holiday shopping

    The conventional wisdom around holiday shopping insists that paying with cash is always the best option. While this notion isn't 100 percent wrong, if you're a disciplined shopper with enough cash to cover your holiday purchases, then you're better off using credit cards. 

  • What to expect from 'Super Saturday' sales this year

    'Super Saturday' sales, coming this weekend, offer one last chance for you to score a deal on that perfect present. We've compiled all the data you need to know before going Super Saturday shopping. 

  • Five steps to take to gain financial independence

    Gaining financial independence can be a daunting task to accomplish. But once you take the first few steps, the process can be quite invigorating and empowering. 

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  • Free Shipping Day: Is it really worth it?

    Free Shipping Day is today, Dec. 18, with many noteworthy retailers offering free shipping with no minimum purchase. But many stores already offer free shipping year-round, making their involvement in Free Shipping Day yawn-worthy at best. 

  • Five best laptop deals for the holidays

    If you're on the lookout to buy a notebook as a holiday gift, we've compiled this week's best laptop deals.

  • Five great Christmas gift ideas for kids

    We all love to see the shine and excitement on our kids faces when they see their presents on Christmas morning. That's why we've rounded up five of our favorite gift deals for kids, including 36 cans of Play-Doh at 44 cents a piece, a Dora and Friends bilingual play set at a $17 low, and more. 

  • So you want to be a millionaire? Save, save, save.

    The first million is the hardest to make but it gets easier after that. There are three important things to learn- start saving (the earlier the better), save a big percentage of your income, and investment returns don't matter as much as your saving rate. 

  • Five (more) Christmas gift ideas for men

    If you're stumped about what to get for a boyfriend, dad, or another gentleman in your life for the holidays, then allow us to provide some helpful inspiration with five of our favorite Christmas gift ideas for men. 

  • Roth IRA: Part of a major new tax-savings rule from the IRS

    Roth IRA accounts are a big part of new guidance from the IRS on long-term retirement savings. A new rule allows for the after-tax portion of 401(k) plans to be separated from the pre-tax portion and moved into a Roth IRA, resulting in tax-free growth from then on for that account.

  • Christmas shipping deadlines for 50 popular stores and websites

     To help you spend as little as possible on shipping fees, we've collected cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers. Just remember to pad your order by a few days to ensure your packages don't get tangled by winter storms or other unforeseen delays.

  • The humble beginnings for seven world famous retailers

    If you want to go big, think of starting small. Remember, many of America's iconic brands sprouted from no-name status. Seven examples below showcase their humble beginnings. 

  • Fifteen things that will be less expensive in 2015

    As you plan your budget, a modicum of relief is on the way in 2015. Falling gas prices and an end to tarrifs on Chinese imports will affect prices on everything from food to electronics. 

  • The weather outside is frightful. Get cozy with our top five deals on coats

    It's cold and it'll only get colder. With much of the country seeing snow this week, it's a great time to bundle up. In the interest of keeping you cozy, we've rounded up the week's best outerwear deals. 

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