Game Day Checklist

Planning on throwing a Game Day Bash this year? Whether you’re throwing a football party for 2 or 200, we’ve got you covered. Click here for inspiring ideas on how to watch, eat and entertain, and check out our comprehensive list below to make sure you’re set from start to finish.

Ultimate HDTV Buying Guide

HDTV buying guide

Shopping for a new TV is painful. The amount of information overload is staggering – and that doesn’t include the copious amounts of specification spin that salesmen are going to drop on you. We are here to help! We’ve built a comprehensive HDTV buying guide that will explain exactly what each specification means, and which ones are worth paying attention to. You’ll be confident and prepared enough to purchase a great TV at a fantastic price – all without dealing with the annoying salesmen. Hang on to your hats ladies and gentlemen; this is going to be a informative ride!

How to Spot Shady Gadget Deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2013

If you’re an avid follower of the FatWallet.com blog, you obviously know the value of a great deal, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, you can look forward to some of the deepest discounts of the year. As you’re taking advantage of the wallet-saving prices, it’s important to look out for deals that are simply too good to be true.

Bad electronics have now been dubbed “anti-deals,” low-priced, substandard products that look great in the ream of Sunday ads about to hit your mailbox, but are less than stellar once you compare apples to apples with truly good products. Here are some tips on how to avoid the bad deals while taking advantage of the good:

Don’t Let Monkey Brain Do Your Christmas Shopping for You!

Inside of all of us, we have a constant battle between two brains. The logical, thinking part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system, which I like to call, “Monkey Brain.”

Monkey Brain is focused on the here and now. He wants pleasure, and he wants it immediately. His currency is man caves and Jimmy Choo shoes. Monkey Brain LOVES Christmas!

Prevent that fierce financial hangover in January by keeping Monkey Brain from blowing up your Christmas budget this year! Here’s how to beat Monkey Brain at his own game…

Using Credit Card Rewards to Travel Home For The Holidays

And amid the shopping frenzies, hot cocoa sugar high and Christmas music being played WAY too early in the season, there’s a sense of magic in the air that only the holidays can bring. And nowhere else is that magic more present than everyone gathering together at home for the holidays.

How Are YOU Going To Get Back Home?

Well, let me help at least ease the burden of holiday season travel by showing you how you can get home and back for FREE using credit card rewards.

The Basic Formula to Budgeting and Why You Should Stick to It

Budgeting can seem stressful. It can seem complicated, overwhelming, challenging and, quite frankly, just a pain. It could be that people think budgeting involves tedious spreadsheets and advanced mathematical equations, but the truth is, the formula for budgeting is really quite simple.

In its simplest form, the basic budget is your income minus your expenses. The difference is what you can spend on everything else. But there’s no one-size-fits-all method when it comes to budgeting, so we asked three experts from account management service Manilla.com to weigh in on what works for them.