Five Ways to Make Holiday Gift Giving Perfect This Year

Ways not to go into debt this Christmas

You may not be ready to think about it yet, but Christmas as the holiday season is rapidly approaching us. And, we all know that the holidays are an expensive time of the year. One reason is that we are a very generous society and love holiday gift giving. One recent survey found that Americans spend over $500 per year on gifts for our friends and family. We love to give and giving can quickly add up and become a budget buster. But, there are a few ways that you can make this a perfect year and still give gifts that make you just as happy as those who receive them without living a case of buyer’s remorse or a … Read more

How to Make Extra Money with Part Time Jobs for Christmas

How to Save Money on Christmas Gifts

Now that we’re close to December, many of the seasonal retail and restaurant job openings are starting to fill up. However, there’s still hope for those of you who are looking to make some extra money during the holiday season. You can find a few good part time jobs for Christmas. Whether you need a few more dollars to cross everything off your Christmas list or you want to make up for your paycheck being short if your job is closing for the holiday, you can earn extra income this holiday season. Here are a few non-traditional seasonal jobs that you can consider over the next few weeks to make extra money this Christmas season during the holidays. Part Time … Read more

Holiday Shopping Without Breaking Your Budget

How To Save A Ton of Money Shopping For Christmas In July

The following is a guest post by Melissa Schraiber who writes for The Fat Wallet. If you would like to write an article for Money Q&A, please visit our Guest Posting Guidelines page. The holidays are upon us. Or, at least that’s the way it feels. While many people start thinking about the winter holidays earlier, the season gets underway in earnest just after Halloween. That’s when the stores start putting out big holiday displays, and you can’t look at the TV without catching a holiday-themed show or ad. No matter what your plans are this season, setting a budget and actually sticking to it is going to be very important. As you start planning for this important (and often expensive) time of the … Read more