Tis the Season of Giving: But Where is Your Money Going To?

In May of this year, four cancer charities (Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Concert Support Services, Inc., Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc., and The Breast Cancer Society of America, Inc.) were charged for “personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest, and excessive insider compensation.” According to the case, only 3 percent of the money donated by caring individuals was given to cancer patients. Continue reading Tis the Season of Giving: But Where is Your Money Going To?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas Giving

Christmas is around the corner, and some of you may still be working on your gift list… or maybe just starting it. Presents can be a big headache during the holidays, and finding the perfect gift isn’t always as affordable as one would hope. So to help keep things cheery and cheap this holiday season, keep these dos and don’ts in mind as you head … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas Giving

Safety Tips for this Holiday Season

The holiday season is something we all look forward to. But did you even realize that maybe it’s the most anticipated time of the year for thieves? As more and more people get ready for the holidays and vacations, they forget that maybe their homes could fall victim to burglaries.  Here are some safety tips to protect you and your home this holiday season!   Place … Continue reading Safety Tips for this Holiday Season

Start early to save on holiday shopping

Start early and save on holiday shopping

Last week we shared some resources to help you save on Halloween shopping (you might still be able to utilize them for the any last-minute Halloween preparations today!) Out of the Halloween context, many of these resources are still useful for the upcoming year-end holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. What will work? Utilizing technology to compare prices and search for deals, as well … Continue reading Start early and save on holiday shopping

Manage Your Holiday Shipping Costs

The holiday season is also a package season. With the Internet and the availability of online shopping, it is important to watch out for the shipping costs. Because of the time of year, the cost to ship a package could almost double from its normal shipping rate. Here are a few ideas to help you with your holiday shipping! Have your packages shipped to your … Continue reading Manage Your Holiday Shipping Costs