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Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013
Instead of a rousing surprise party, and everyone singing for you ... you get your neighbors' earnest caroling.
Posted In: gifts, Christmas, birthdays

How much is too much to spend on gifts for the teacher?

Dec 20, 2013
‘Tis the season for holiday tipping -- everyone from your mail carrier to your paper delivery guy to your kids’ teachers.
Posted In: teachers, gifts

Another Christmas, another year of rising prices

Dec 2, 2013
Twelve drummers drumming, six geese-a-laying and one partridge in a pear tree. What does it all add up to?
Posted In: Christmas, gifts, investments, inflation

Holiday book picks

Nov 29, 2013
Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich shares some of her book picks for holiday gifts.
Posted In: book picks, gifts, book reviews

Financial Feud: Gifts vs. Retirement savings

Jun 27, 2013
Have you ever received a gift from someone but wished the person had just saved their money instead? Our experts help Cristeta resolve the financial feud she's been having with her mother. See what they say and weigh in.
Posted In: spending habits, gifts

Paula Poundstone on the value of Mother's Day

May 10, 2013
According to The National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $20.7 billion on Mother's Day gifts this year, but Paula Poundstone, comedian and mom of three, thinks everyone should save their money.
Posted In: mom, mother's day, spending, gifts, gift giving

The cheapest gifts you can buy Mom without breaking her heart

May 6, 2013
Looking for the perfect gift to give to Mom this Mother's Day? How about a finding a deal that shows your affection and your practically -- something every mom can appreciate.
Posted In: mother's day, gifts, shopping

Why I don't buy presents for kids

Dec 21, 2012
Commentator Logan Sachon loves her 2-year-old nephew dearly. She shows it by never, ever buying him presents.
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, presents

What gift to get for the person with no interests?

Dec 18, 2012
The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.
Posted In: gift giving, gifts

Spirit of the (cyber)season

Dec 13, 2012
Does the embrace of online shopping lessen the meaning of the holiday season?
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, holiday shopping

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