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Christmas Budget Crisis—Averted

For the last few years, I've taken my own holiday budgeting advice to extremes. I haven't even sent holiday cards. Not all of my efforts were driven by frugality. I had come to dread the material spiral I'd get sucked into with every other crazed...

Money Manners: Guest Gifts That Say Thanks

Dear Anna, I'm going to be staying with friends and family over the holidays. Will a gift express my thanks, or should I offer to take my hosts out for a meal? If we go out, do I have to pick up the tab? A: Many guests do take their hosts out to...

Battling Holiday Spending Expectations

How much can my family afford to spend on gifts this year? Not as much as in years past. Due to the financial pressures that come with growing a small business (DailyWorth just passed 50,000 women members—love to you all!), we're being cautious...

Holiday Budget Now!

In case you don't have a working holiday budget yet, here are two reasons to get on it: You don't want to end up like the estimated 13 million Americans who are still paying off last year's holiday purchases. The Lifehacker Holiday Planner makes...

The Money Fix: Beth’s Internal Budget Battle

  Expert: Liz Pulliam Weston Reader: Beth Age: 31Location: West Virginia Welcome to Season 1 of The Money Fix! With the help of top national money experts, nine DW readers will tackle real-life money problems, and blog about their progress—right...

The Money Fix: Arden Doesn't Want to Stop Shopping

Expert: Amanda Clayman Reader: Arden Age: "old enough to know better" Location: Massachusetts Welcome to Season 1 of The Money Fix! With the help of top national money experts, nine DW readers will tackle real-life money problems, and blog about...

Eat Out on Less with BYOB

Your dining out budget is tight, and adding a wine to the tab may put it over the edge. You may have noticed your favorite $10 bottle selling for $25 on the wine list. It's not a typo. Restaurants typically charge more than double the retail...

Cut It Out

They lurk in every budget—monthly bills and fees for services and memberships and accounts you no longer use. Whatever it is, celebrate Cut It Out Day... and C.I.O. that dead weight now. (You're in good company: The whole DailyWorth team has...

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