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Back to School
In just a few weeks, many students will find themselves back at school with newly purchased clothes and supplies. The back-to-school season can be an expensive time for parents and grandparents, but it doesn’t have to be — if you plan carefully. Here are a few money tips to get you started.
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The PBS documentary Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions probably won’t take root as a holiday tradition like gathering the family round to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. But it’s sure to be a worthwhile reprieve from binge-watching A Christmas Story and other holiday TV classics. For more information on when Thinking Money is airing and to watch short clips from the show, check out this website.
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Buying adorable little presents for adorable little grandchildren is a cinch. What's harder is ferreting out those genuinely useful items that will make life easier for the kiddos and their parents. With only nine shopping days left till Christmas, I asked six new moms of my acquaintance what they'd most like to receive this season — either for themselves or their kids. Right from the mama horses' mouths, here are some great gift ideas you might not have thought of.
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As the holidays approach, owners of “mom and pop” stores want to remind shoppers in pursuit of the perfect gift to support local businesses.
"Rush" - World Premiere - Inside Arrivals
If you want to sell all that stuff you've accumulated over the years, you probably think about having a yard or garage sale. But when celebrities pile up on random odds and ends, where do they turn?
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Our latest Getting to Know the 50+ fact sheet profiles 50+ Americans' shopping habits in a couple areas. I decided to see how well our average American shopper matched up with my own habits.
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Fashion should be fun, not frustrating. And it should definitely not be frumpy.
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The jumpsuit - the iconic one-piece fashion wonder you may have worn to the disco in 1977 - is back in a big way. One need only have seen first lady Michelle Obama in a black jumpsuit on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to know that it's cool again. But you'll see jumpsuits in stores this spring by designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Nicole Miller.
Gifts for Valentine's Day
Stumped for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie? Maybe the answer is in the stars.
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