Without a doubt, the holidays are the most expensive shopping season of the year. Families spend big money to come together and celebrate the holiday season. From pricey trending gifts to going overboard with decorations to peak season travel prices, almost every aspect of the holiday season seems to cost a pretty penny. We help you craft a holiday budget that works and offer helpful shopping strategies that will allow you to save as much as possible without risking your sanity to do it. Learn how to shop smart so you can minimize the expense (and effort) of making the holiday season merry and bright.
December 14th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
More and more, workers are putting off trips home to spend the holidays working, but they also spend their holiday work time shopping for family.
December 9th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
If you’re feeling a rise in holiday spending stress you’re not alone. Americans are finding overspending is not adding anything to their holiday cheer.
November 23rd, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
You might think you’re doing your kids a favor by getting them everything they ask for during the holidays, but really, you’re being a Bad Santa in debt.
November 16th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
Consumers report they’re in a better financial situation heading into the holiday shopping season, which may increase retail sales along with holiday cheer.
October 14th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
If holiday shopping seasons got an earlier, we’d all be shopping year-round. But there’s good reason to start early, and it’s not the reason retailers want.
February 12th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Valentine’s Day spending is set to hit record highs this year. Consolidated Credit helps you make the day special without going into debt to do it.
December 30th, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks
Consolidated Credit offers a unique way to combine the top two New Year’s resolutions so you can have one goal for your finances and physical health.
December 2nd, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
From overspending in your holiday budget to increased risk of theft with gift deliveries, these are the dangers you need to watch out for this season.
November 27th, 2015 | Meghan Alard
Shoppers are expected to spend over $400 between Black Friday and the rest of Thanksgiving weekend. We have tips to manage the credit card debt hangover.
November 25th, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Technology may be changing the way some people shop for the holidays, but we look at shoppers who are saving money the old-fashioned way this season.