Getting more exercise is a top New Year's resolution. But you can skip the January rush to join a gym! Consumer Reports has advice on how to set up a home gym without giving your wallet a real workout.
Did it seem like this year's holiday season got off to a quicker start than usual? The growing numbers of customers who are using coupon sites to try to snag the best -- and earliest -- deals certainly backs up that sentiment.
Sure, it's easy to run that credit card now, but it's hard to think about the consequences later when it's time to pay off the bill a month down the road. Unfortunately for most Americans, 'tis the season to overspend. The average U.S. household has about a $7000 of credit card debt -- and a large chunk of that is caused by holiday spending sprees.
They've been synonymous with the holiday season for years: Salvation Army volunteers constantly ringing a bell to encourage customers coming in and out of stores to drop in a little money into a bright red kettle.