Holiday Helper: Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving & more

9 Holiday expenses that are easy to forget

Plan ahead for these costs so the holidays do not drive you into debt.


8 holiday spending mistakes to cross off your list

This year, plan to avoid these errors and come out ahead after the holidays.


6 tips for debt-free Black Friday shopping

How to plan a holiday shopping strategy that leaves a clean plate and a clean credit car.


5 ways to focus on gratitude, not spending, this Thanksgiving

How to celebrate the holiday while reducing costs, debt and stress.


How to have a healthy holiday season

You're at increased risk for colds and the flu over the holidays, but a few simple measures will help lower your chances of getting sick, an expert says.


8 ways to plan for debt-free holiday gift shopping

Smart holiday shoppers can save big by planning ahead leading up to Black Friday.


Can you get through the holidays without overeating?

Most of us look forward to all the goodies the holidays have to offer, but no one celebrates those extra few pounds at the end of the season.


3 holiday goodies that are actually good for you

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Here are three holiday favorite foods that get an undeserved bad rap.


Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving

To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning.


Updating the little black dress for the holidays

You love the LBD because it’s classic, slimming and will never go out of style -- but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't add new twist when you wear it.


Sneak in some "me" time during the holidays

 With so much going on over the holidays, it’s important to take time out to give yourself a break.


7 beauty staples to get you through the holidays

It may be time to reach for your holiday survival beauty kit.  Here are the seven things you should always have in it.


5 inspiring new year's resolutions you can keep

If the new year’s resolutions you’ve made already sound unrealistic, here are some new ones that you’ll actually be inspired to keep.


Party makeup in 3 minutes or less

A festive party calls for a little more makeup than your everyday swipe of lip gloss, and it’s surprisingly easy to liven up your look and still be out the door in a flash.


Heading to a New Year's party? Here's how to stay safe

New Year's Day is the worst day of the year for alcohol-fueled car crashes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).


Christmas dinners from around the world

While Santa is busy speeding around the globe in his sleigh, millions of families will gather around the table and feast on delicious Christmas dinners.


Keep a germ-free home for the holidays

The holidays are all about opening your doors and welcoming friends and family. But along with hostess gifts, your guests may also bring sniffle-causing viruses and colds.

Throw a holiday party for $99 or less

While your days may be merry and bright this season, they may also be expensive. Here's how to throw a party this season for under $99. More>>

Top pet gifts from around the Web

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Be it hitting holiday sales or getting all of that shopping done online, there’s one family member you may be forgetting to buy for: Your furry friend.

Start your own Christmas morning traditions

Here are seven holiday activities to slow down and make the morning more magical and memorable for both you and your children.

Get your kitchen holiday party-ready

The most important prep step? Plan ahead.

Cheat sheet for the perfect turkey

With the following turkey tips, you’ll serve up a perfectly juicy bird -- sure to impress for many holidays to come.

Thanksgiving craft ideas for keeping kids busy

Sure, some tots will play a board game quietly in the corner, but if you’ve got a crew with a bit more energy, read on for Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep them occupied this holiday season.

How to be grateful during the holidays -- and all year long

There’s nothing like gathering with loved ones around a bountiful holiday table to make us count our blessings. But giving thanks shouldn’t be something we only practice once a year. More>>

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  • The history of Kwanzaa

    The history of Kwanzaa

    More than just a feast, Kwanzaa is a chance to reflect on the seven principles that have sustained our ancestors and will contribute to our future.
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