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6 'Friendsgiving' tips that won't leave you stuffed

(BPT) - If your family is far away, going home for the holidays isn’t always possible around Thanksgiving. Hectic work schedules and the high cost and hassle of traveling can make it difficult for everyone you love to be in the same place at the same time.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
What You Need to Know to Protect Your Home and Wallet from Weather Events
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”

Three Ways to Give the Holiday Season More Meaning
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) These days, the focus of the holidays is often on consumerism -- from gift cards to glitzy décor to formal place settings. Whatever your religious beliefs, you may be looking for ways to incorporate more spirituality into the season and beyond.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Holiday shoppers have more money to spend than they think
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Having a happy holiday shouldn’t mean stretching your finances paper thin. But many Americans already know they’ll likely go over their holiday budgets this year, which can mean financial stress in the new year. Fortunately, a few unexpected tricks and shopping strategies can help make your holiday dollars go further – and you might even have a few bucks leftover for yourself.

Don't let hitchhiking pests spoil your holiday season
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As the days get shorter and a wintry chill sets in across the country, families are beginning to prepare their homes for the most wonderful time of the year.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Looking for holiday gifts they'll still love next year? Go traditional, not tech
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Popular wisdom would have you believe that the best holiday gift must have a battery, a touch screen and wireless capability. Technology gifts, however, rarely stand the test of time. Give your loved one a smartphone or tablet in December and it may already be obsolete by spring. What’s more, market research firm MarketTools found 14 percent of us return consumer electronic gifts after the holidays.

Monday 11/17/2014
Holiday shopping? Scammers hope you'll send them money for online purchases
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - This holiday season, will you be one of the 197 million Americans to shop online, according to eMarketer? Holiday shoppers will go online to buy everything from gift cards to cars, flat screen TVs to smartphones. And at least some of them will have their holiday spirit dampened by scammers who use a variety of schemes to convince victims to send money for a bogus purchase.

It's better to give than to receive: 5 ways you can give back this season
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - What are you thankful for this season? Your loved ones? Your health? Your possessions? You probably have plenty of reasons to feel thankful but in your community and around the world there are others who may not be as fortunate, and need the help of those willing to give, especially during the holiday season. So if you’re ready to give back this year, here are 5 ways you can help people in your local area and beyond.

No sneeze reprieve: Surprising cool-weather allergy triggers
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When the weather cools and fall arrives, do you sigh in relief, assuming your allergies will settle down until spring? Don’t let your guard down so soon – fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.

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