Money

Money-Saving Holiday Survival Guide

Best days to shop, affordable entertaining ideas, budget travel tips, and more money-saving advice for getting through the holidays with your wallet—and your sanity—intact.

Sneaky Christmas and Holiday Shopping Tips

How merchants get you to (over)spend on holiday gifts.

3 Ways to Break Bad Holiday Shopping Habits

’Tis the season of temptations. No wonder you end up busting your budget every December. Learn how to resist your worst buying habits and your favorite retailers’ enticements, from free hot chocolate to, yes, even “Jingle Bell Rock.”    

Inexpensive Ideas for Party Food

Don’t let sky-high food-and-drink bills crash your party. These affordable strategies let you scrimp without looking like Scrooge.

Take a Peek Inside Santa’s House

Real estate site Zillow created a listing for the famous North Pole residence.

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing (and Giving to) a Charity

Eileen Heisman, CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, offers advice on vetting organizations before opening your heart (and your wallet).

4 Secrets I Learned From Working at Best Buy on Black Friday

A former employee shares her best tips and strategies for the biggest shopping holiday of the year.