Can We Just Skip Gift Cards This Christmas?

I haven’t done any of my holiday shopping at this point, but I’m going to declare a new theory of relative proportion at Your Smart Money Moves today.    My theory is that the amount of gift cards you buy from stores increases with direction proportion to the number of days you are away from Christmas Day.    Let me explain.   If you are truly a good planner, some of you have been shopping for gifts during the course of the entire year.    You may have used the game plan of going shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday with a complete naughty and nice list of what presents you were going to get for each person in your family.  There’s a group of you that either this week or the next will lug yourself to the indoor and outdoor malls to pick up all the holiday presents.   As each day looms closer to the actual day or Christmas, it creeps up ...

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VIDEO | Santa Claus at Five Below – Charity Donations

Published on Nov 28, 2012 The holiday season is rapidly approaching as you can see retailers across the country lining their aisles with Christmas items and the Starbuck’s of the world changing their cups over to the traditional holiday décor. FULL ARTICLE – http://bit.ly/Tuoyy8 When I lived in the New York City area, I can vividly remember during the holiday season the legions of Salvation Army Santa Clauses outside of the department stores ringing their bells for donations from your pocketful of change. It’s nice to donate during the holiday season to give to the less fortunate, but what I have seen retailers doing around the country in the past year or two has officially gotten under my skin as they now want us to do double duty as their customers.   ...

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