The Season

Getting holiday shopping done at work can boost productivity ... maybe

Dec 18, 2019
It can save time and clear your mind ... or send you down an e-commerce rabbit hole.
Do you shop online while at the office?
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It's September and holiday workers are already in high demand

Sep 10, 2019
Big retailers are out with plans to staff up ahead of the holidays. Perks include discounts, holiday pay, and in some cases, higher wages.
A clerk rings up sales for a customer at a Target store in Chicago, Illinois, during the holiday shopping season.
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Credit card companies make it easier to return unwanted goods

Jan 10, 2018
Return season is upon us, and one out of four people is expected to return a holiday gift, according to a new survey from Wallethub. But what if that holiday gift you bought for yourself turned out to be the…

Should a toy put your child’s privacy at risk?

Dec 22, 2017
With the holidays upon us, shoppers might want to take a look at the U.S. Public Research Interest Group’s annual report about dangerous toys. The group highlights, of course, toys with small parts that can be choking hazards, some fidget…

Fedex says it won’t add surcharges to regular holiday period packages, unlike UPS

Aug 3, 2017
The weather outside may be sweltering, so it might seem an odd time to be thinking about the holiday season, but that’s exactly what shippers are doing. Today FedEx announced it won’t be adding holiday surcharges to regular packages it…

Retailers already scrambling for holiday workers

Sep 14, 2016
With the growth of online shopping, retailers are stepping up their recruiting.
Faced with a low unemployment rate and a boom in online shopping, retail companies are fiercely competing for workers. 
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How to buy the things money can't buy

Dec 26, 2014
Satirists Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith on how to buy what you thought had to be earned.

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Tell us about your best gift ever

Dec 15, 2014
We're bringing back a classic holiday feature, and we want to hear from you.

This year's must-have holiday gifts

Dec 12, 2014
Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith present their 2014 holiday gift guide.

Your Wallet: How do you budget your holiday season?

 Last week we asked you to tell us your stories about the hidden cost of the holidays.. and whether and how you budget for them. Many of you answered. Lizzie O’Leary is joined by Lauren Lyons Cole, a contributor to TheStreet, and a…

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