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Don't Get Caught By The Biggest Scams Of The Holiday SeasonThe holidays can bring out the best in people, but consumer advocates warn they are also bringing out the worst -- from charity scams to bogus holiday e-mails phishing for your personal information.
Seen At 11: Retailers Ready To Force Consumers To Pay 'Swipe Fee' For Using PlasticPaper or plastic? It's a simple choice, but it's about to get a lot more complicated.
Seen At 11: Assistance Is Available To Help Offset High Heating CostsFor most of us these colder temperatures could mean higher heating bills, especially this year. But there are millions of dollars in financial help available to reduce that bill.
Long Island Woman Buys Christmas Presents For Nothing Using Rewards PointsAmericans spend about $700 on holiday gifts each year. But believe it or not, one woman was able to buy gifts for her entire family without spending a dime.
Holiday Shopping: The Great Gift Card ExchangeNow there's a way you can swap an unwanted gift card to a store you really love, or even turn it in for cash. It’s the gift card exchange.
Warning: Keep Gift Receipts Or Possibly Part With Personal InfoHang on to those gift receipts this holiday season, because retailers are tightening up their return policies. Some stores are even getting personal, asking for more than just a receipt.
Staying Within Your Budget When Holiday ShoppingNow that the rush of Black Friday is behind us, there is still a lot of shopping to be done. But how can you be sure to keep in budget? Kelli Grant from Smart Money is here with some helpful ideas.
Do Credit Cards Lead To Obesity?Trying to lose weight as we head into the holidays? Maybe you should cut up your credit cards as you head to the grocery store.
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