7 ways to escape holidays debt-free

The holidays are supposed to be about joy, Constance White, Essence Magazine's Editor-in-Chief told TODAY. All too often, though, in our...

Wal-Mart shrugs off threats of Black Friday labor unrest

Wal-Mart worker protests and walk-offs planned for Thursday night and Black Friday had the retailer taking them seriously enough to send...

Dangers on the toy shelves: Dora's guitar, balloon launcher

Toys are fun, but they can also be dangerous. Two reports released on Tuesday remind us that we need to remain vigilant when we go toy...

Black Friday tips: How to snag door-buster deals

Is Black Friday the best day to shop for bargains? It is for some items, but not everything. If you do your homework, you can save a...

Black Friday door-buster deals worth camping out for

From Los Angeles to Tampa, shoppers are already camping out in front of big-box retailers, determined to be among the first in line for...

Macy's urged to 'dump Trump' from ads -- or else

Snip snip snip. What's that sound? The sound of over 558,000 scissors at the ready. If Macy's doesn't cut its ties to Donald Trump, over...

Tips on how to not bust your budget over the holidays

Our favorite things about the upcoming holiday season: Our least favorite parts of the holiday season: Admittedly, we can't help you very...

Target employees protest over Thanksgiving shifts

Target employees are seeing red after the retailer announced its stores will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, cutting into holiday...

Price-matching policies not all they're cracked up to be

Halloween is barely over and major retailers including Target and Best Buy already are trying to lure holiday shoppers to their...

Traditional stores fight back against showrooming

Big-box retailers are tired of being the showroom floor for people who visit the store to see how a product looks, but then head home to...

Happy Halloween! Now let's talk holiday shopping

Even as most kids are still sorting through their trick or treat bags, major retailers are already turning their attention toward another...

This week's buzz: Taxes and holiday shopping

Here at Life Inc. headquarters, we are always amazed at our reader's endless fascination with anything related to taxes. But why should...

Holiday shopping at the pawn shop

Just two shopping days left before Christmas, and people are looking for bargains this year at pawn shops. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.

Holiday tip: How to save money on gift cards this season

Gift cards are the most-wanted holiday gift again this year – ahead of jewelry, clothing and even electronic gadgets. According to the...

Shop smart and save money this holiday season

The holidays are here. It's a festive time of year, but it can get very stressful as many American families struggle with personal...