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5 Scams You Shouldn't Fall For This Holiday Season

Despite a rough economy, Americans expect to spend 17% more than last year on holiday gifts. But with money tight for so many, it's more important than ever to be wary of scammers. Here are some of the most common scams you might encounter:

A New Way to Save: Extreme Gift Carding

If you're looking for a simple way to save on everyday purchases, consider an option you may have only looked at when shopping for others: gift cards. Many retailers and websites offer them at a discount, which translates into instant savings when you redeem them. And there are other saving tricks too ...

December Sales Will Warm Merchants' Hearts

Shoppers didn't disappoint merchants, buying presents at both low- and high-end prices, from jewelry to shoes. Most analysts predict sales will show year-over-year increases of 3% to 4% on Thursday, when major chains post December figures and holiday totals.

How to avoid gift card rip-offs

As we barrel on toward the holiday and gift-giving season, our friends at created this infographic to help us understand how to best use...

Gift card exchange: No more middlemen

If you're like the rest of us, you've got a few gift cards laying around, collecting dust and, in some cases, losing money month after month as they...

Free Sears gift card giveaway in NYC

If you are in New York City today, March 31, look for Sears representatives on Military Island in Times Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be...

More Stimulus Needed: Gift Cards for All?

A year ago, MarketWatch economist Irwin Kellner proposed an unconventional idea to jump-start the U.S. economy, and it was scoffed at and largely ignored by Washington and Wall Street. Too bad, because if it was used, perhaps the U.S. unemployment rate would be half what it is today.