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7 Holiday Spending Traps to Avoid

The holidays don’t just put us into the gift-giving mood, they send many of us into a spending frenzy. Those who don’t mind their shopping budget could end up deep in debt come January. Watch out for these 7 spending traps and learn how to avoid them to stay on budget this season.

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8 Money Moves for Holiday Stress Relief

Are you starting to feel the strain of holiday stress? You’re not alone. Emotional and financial stress peak this time of year. Luckily, you can alleviate some of the tension by following these simple money moves to better manage your cash flow and avoid going into debt.

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How to Detox Your Finances this Fall

Summer may be long gone, but the effects of the season continue to linger well into fall thanks to overspending on weddings, outdoor barbecues and vacations. If you’re struggling to make ends meet, drowning in credit card debt or simply need to refresh your budget, it’s time to get your finances back on track with a savings plan. Read on to learn how.

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NBC 4 LA “Fashion Flop”

Bargain fashion sites have cluttered social media, promising designer style at low prices. But are these savings really worth it? Find out how to avoid getting duped into a bogus deal.

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