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Holiday Shopping on a Fixed Budget

As the holidays approach, consumers are increasingly taking advantage of layaway plans and other perks offered by retailers. But a large number are dreading the holidays because of financial constraints. It’s more difficult for them to maintain their own lifestyles, let alone shop for the holidays. But there is hope for those who are holiday […]

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Black Friday Winners and Losers

The Black Friday tsunami of card swiping is behind us, and the stores are lit for the holidays. While Black Friday isn’t the only day that matters, as some stores turn on the “Black Friday Sale” light as early as Nov.1, it is still a huge day for how the balance sheet is going to […]

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Gift Giving Etiquette in the Office

It’s the hap-happiest time…of the year.” Or, so they say. In fact, much of the holiday season is a lot of fun. The trees, the lights, and the caroling are great takeaways from one of the darkest and coldest months of the year. Giving and receiving gifts are great. But gift giving among co-workers can […]

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Major Growth in Online Shopping Predicted for 2019

Ten years ago the idea of saying “Hey, Google,” into an empty room would have seemed like madness. Eight years ago, asking “Siri” a question would have seemed as pointless as locking your home with a telephone. Now, all of the above are commonplace, and Gen Z will never know a world that isn’t powered […]

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8 Stock Market Picks to Consider for 2019

The economy of the United States is headed for a bear market, at best, and a full-on recession at worst. Tough words, but, they are the best wisdom of the brightest minds Money Examiners knows. Does a bear market/recession mean we should all put our money in gold and guns? No, but it means careful […]

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Case for a Reasonably Priced Wedding

Something has changed. For the first time in recorded history, Valentine’s Day is no longer the Number One “get engaged” day on the American romance calendar. It has been supplanted by Christmas Day, with New Year’s Eve gaining quickly on Feb. 14. That means, in less than a month millions of couples are making the […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Dos and Dont’s

What a nightmare this turned out to be. Standing in line after endless line, sleep-deprived, and temper burning. The approximate “budget” you set for your credit card debt is a distant memory. Worse yet, you missed by a minute getting the one item you most wanted. A minute! Lord have mercy! It’s Black Friday and […]

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