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7 Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

Few things evoke panic like last-minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you've waited until now to head to the stores, you're not the only one.

Charitable Giving on a Tight Budget

If your budget is tight, charitable giving can be a strain. Fortunately, there are plenty of good ways for the indebted and underemployed to donate this holiday season.

How Charitable Are Americans?

America's charitable giving can be emotional, highly variable, and astonishing. Here are the facts about who gives what, and tips on how to be an effective philanthropist.

The Latest from Ikea: Refugee Shelters

The Swedish retailer's charity arm is teaming up with the UN to make refugee shelters that are a bit sturdier than the canvas tents currently in use.

Our Most Embarrassing Money Moments Revealed

Nearly everyone has had cringe-worthy moments relating to cash -- with strangers, friends, co-workers, even family. A new survey reveals the most common, and the most painful.

These Are Most and Least Charitable States - but Why?

Earlier this month, Mint.com published a map of the most and least generous states when it comes to charity. Since then, personal finance writers have struggled to find a pattern to explain why some states give so much more to the less fortunate than others.

Slash Your Holiday Gift Bill By Tapping Credit Card Rewards

If you're looking for a way to save on gifts this holiday season, you might want to tap your credit card. No, not by charging up a big fat bill -- but by maximizing your rewards points. Here are six ways to do just that and in turn, stretch your gift-giving budget.

10 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Tax refund checkBy Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger


If you have a refund check coming your way, consider using it to bolster your personal balance sheet. The average...