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...
Tips for a safe and stress-free holiday shopping season
It may be the season of joy, but for many Americans, the holidays can also be a time of great stress - particularly when it comes to gift-giving and shopping. If you're among the millions of Americans who want to experience a safer, less stressful holiday season, consider these tips.
Tips for going nuts with your holiday recipes this year
Whether you're roasting them over an open fire or cooking them into your holiday favorites, nuts can be used to enhance almost any recipe. You'd be hard-pressed to find an ingredient with more versatility, as nuts can be used to create a flavor accent or to provide some extra crunch and texture while keeping dishes fresh...
Innovation is key to America's breadbasket
The holiday season is a good time to recognize the important contribution of America's farmers to our quality of life. Agriculture is a tough business. Yet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America's 2 million farms are the world's most productive, not only feeding our nation, but providing crucial grains ...
How you can own a vacation home without the hassles that come with it
For many, the allure of a private getaway is strong, but concerns about maintenance and costs have made it seem out of reach in the past. If owning a vacation property has long been a dream of yours, now might be the time to make it a reality. The current economy fostered a buyer's market, in which vacation homes with incredible amenities and in exclusive communities are available for better values than ever before.
Tips to enhance holiday meals with flavor
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals often incorporate a lot of traditional foods and flavors, which as a host, may become a bit boring. But when you have friends and family visiting for several days, there are plenty of opportunities to shine with new flavors and interesting meals.
The conversation on giving: What is your family passionate about?
How many times has your child come home with news of a new penny drive or fundraiser happening at school or a place of worship? Often, children are eager to get involved with these fundraising efforts because there are reward incentives at the end, but parents can take this opportunity to discuss with children the real v...
5 perfect presents make gift-giving easy
If picking out holiday gifts is painless for you, you're one of the lucky ones. More often than not, people have a tough time finding the perfect present for friends and family, particularly if you have someone on your list who already seems to have everything. So, if you're stumped as to what to get that impossible-to-b...