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Gift Cards: Great Idea! Avoiding Fraud: Better Idea!

Leave it to fraud thieves to find yet another way to scam you. Now these crooks are going after your gift card balance. One day you've got a substantial balance and the next time you go to use it, it's at a zero balance.

5 LGBT-Friendly Places to Shop This Holiday Season

CORPORATE | By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 3
With the holiday season coming up, it may just be the perfect opportunity to give back to companies spreading the love. Here are five go-to places to shop for the holidays.

Splurge or Save? Holiday Spending May Hinge on How You Voted

FINANCE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26
A divisive election that left half the country deflated and the other half rejuvenated could reverberate through the holiday shopping season in the kind of gifts people are giving or how much they spend.

Target Plays Up Value for the Holiday Season

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 26
From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers that it's the place for deals.

Three Ways to Avoid the Pitfalls of Holly De'Binge and A'Nita Resolution

SAVING | By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Dec 26
As merry as the holiday season is, it can be cursed. The numbers on our scales increase and conversely, the numbers in our bank accounts decrease-a month filled with expiration dates for both diets and budgets.

Last Minute Holiday Shopper? There's an App for That

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Dec 24
Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

Holiday Sales Show Online Shift

FINANCE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 22
More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season.

Cheap is Chic for Gifts this Holiday Season

FINANCE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Dec 21
For nearly a decade, shoppers have been more cautious and practical about their spending - and recently, shoppers have taken that practice a step further.

The Story Behind Toy Drives in the LGBT Community

CULTURE | By Michael Flanagan | Dec 19
When did toy drives start? Were they a response to AIDS charities? How did the AIDS crisis affect them? Some of the answers are quite surprising. This is a brief summary of that history.

Getting Merry at Krakow's Christmas Market

By Jill Gleeson | Dec 18
Is Poland on your wish list? Then leave room in your suitcase for all of the interesting finds to be discovered at Krakow's Christmas Market.

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