Eight important cyber security steps for holiday shopping online
Remember the days when keeping track of your wallet and hiding packages in the trunk were all you had to do to ensure your holidays were safe and secure? Fast forward to 2012 - when the National Retail Federation says nearly 52 percent of holiday gift-givers will be shopping online - and staying secure requires more effort.
Spice up your tailgate with ham recipes
Revitalize your tailgating spread with creative recipes using some of the treats found in your favorite gourmet gift baskets. You can easily mix and match specialty foods into tasty and unique meals that you and your family will enjoy for your tailgating get-together.
Demystifying Medicare Part D enrollment
With so many options based on where you live and what prescriptions you need, selecting a Medicare Part D Plan can be complicated and time consuming. However, every American 65 and older must enroll in a plan for 2013 by Dec. 7, 2012.
Three dangerous driving distractions that may surprise you
By now, almost everyone knows the dangers of texting or talking on a cellphone while driving. But phones aren't the only distractions drivers should be aware of. Experts say that anything that draws your attention away from the road can be a potential cause of an accident. That includes actions and situations as innocuou...
Simple secrets for dodging holiday weight gain
The holidays are full of fun activities, tasty treats and plenty of celebration, but being busy and eating all the extras can quickly lead to weight gain. With a few key strategies, it's surprisingly easy to enjoy the season to the fullest and still avoid Santa's extra bulge.
Behind the numbers of Black Friday [Infographic]
Black Friday is well known for having some of the lowest priced deals of the year, and the most discounts available for any given period of time during the holiday shopping season. In 2011, more than 17,000 deals were publicly advertised by more than 90 of the top retailers. Black Friday Deal Finder on FatWallet.com is expected to publish more than 20,000 deals in 2012, and will feature additional sale items for early holiday, Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. The Black Friday Deals in...
Buying and selling a home during the off season
While cold weather causes many people to stay snug and cozy indoors, it provides a great opportunity for home buyers to get out and find their dream home. Fall and winter are typically considered the off season in the housing market, but actually buyers can potentially find better deals and sellers may find the most seri...
Avoiding money decisions you'll regret later
"I'm going to regret this in the morning." Whether it was capping a high-calorie meal with a decadent dessert or agreeing to read just one more pre-bedtime book to an overtired toddler, nearly everyone has had reason to utter those words at some point in their lives. When it comes to money decisions, however, the last th...
Holiday tips on lightening your environmental footprint
Americans generate about 25 percent more waste than usual - an extra million tons - between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That's a lot of garbage. If you typically strive to tread lightly on the Earth, you don't necessarily have to abandon your green lifestyle to ...