How to be less of a garbage person: A guide to recycling your holiday gift packages and Amazon boxes

When you order something online, the package contains a whole lot more than what you added to your virtual shopping cart.

On sale after Christmas: These are the 5 best deals in December if you’re shopping before New Year’s

Forget Boxing Day: Save money by buying everything on sale year-round. Here are the best deals and discounts — from Amazon to Target and beyond — that you can find in late December.

From cookies to carrots, here’s what children around the world put out for Santa

Beer, goat and rice pudding sound pretty tasty.

The under-$30 gift guide

Just because you're on a budget this season, doesn't mean your gifts should be less than exceptional.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about taxes

Trump was blamed for a Christmas celebration cancellation in Christ's hometown and a Department of the Interior official is reprimanded for tweeting about climate change.

Christmas tree lights and decorations a bore? 3 surprising ideas — that aren’t the Walmart weed tree

Christmas tree shop or farm, pre-lit artificial tree — or something different? For decorating ideas, help deciding on lights, ornaments, toppers, and advice on how to save on sales, look no further!

Holiday Tipping Guide 2017: How to tip, who to tip and how much to give — without a calculator

Forget the tip calculator. How much to tip is the perennial holiday question, but this 2017 guide will explain all — whether you're worried about tipping for delivery, your hairdresser and more.

3 sneaky scams to beware during the 2017 holiday season

Bitcoin scams, IRS or tax scams, PayPal scams... and that’s not all! Here are three major types of scams to be on high alert for during the 2017 holiday season — online, by phone or by email.

Trump campaigns for Roy Moore, politicizes the holidays in Florida rally

"Get out and vote for Roy Moore," Trump said.

What Melania Trump wore her 46th week as first lady — when the hurricane heels struck again

For reading to children at a hospital and her first White House Hanukkah, Trump stuck to the basics.

Career Advice: Don’t make these 5 office holiday party mistakes

Office Christmas or holiday party coming up? Avoid these foibles, lest you embarrass yourself at a work event — or offend your coworkers.

Best gifts 2017: The only 7 ideas you really need for Christmas or any holiday, according to science

Christmas gifts for men? White elephant gifts for women? Kwanzaa gifts for your cousin? If you're short on good 2017 holiday present ideas, look no further: Here's what science suggests you should do.

A Jesuit priest reveals the big problem with the so-called “war on Christmas”

Whether it’s the words of department store clerks, the decorations on our coffee cups, the songs our children sing in schools or the holiday symbols lining our streets, Americans cannot seem to agree.

11 gifts that support organizations Trump is trying to dismantle

Instead of being frustrated by the current administration, give the gift of change with these items.

7 smart money moves to make before 2018 — to end up richer in the new year

The end of 2017 is creeping up: From putting more money in your 401(k) to figuring out your health plan for 2018, now's a great time to get your finances in order.

11 gifts from black-owned brands, perfect for the new homeowner

From small, gold-encased candles to mango wood coasters, these items are sure to bring joy to whoever receives them.

Career Advice: This is the best month and time of year to apply for a new job

When is the best time to apply for a job? Here's what data and experts suggest is the smartest season, month, day of the week and time of day to job hunt.

7 cities where you can find a black Santa this Christmas

From New York City to Los Angeles to Detroit, black Santa Claus is coming to town.

Cyber Monday 2017 Deals: The best Amazon, Walmart, EBay, Etsy & Old Navy offers, flight deals & more

Black Monday or Cyber Monday 2017 is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history. Here are the best deals on Christmas or holiday gifts around — plus other tips on how to save money.

2017 Holiday Shopping Secrets: 7 hacks to save money on everything you buy, every time

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Forget about it — you can pay less for purchases every remaining day of the year with a few genius shopping secrets and tricks to get a deal every time you shop.

Mic Wakeup: Here’s how to save a ton of cash over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

It's Wednesday Nov. 15. Here's what you need to know to save serious cash over the holiday weekend.

Christmas & Thanksgiving 2017 Survival Tips: 5 secrets to cheap holiday flights & stress-free travel

Christmas and Thanksgiving are around the corner and it's getting tough to save money on airfare and more. These secrets to cheap holiday travel will eliminate stress and help prevent overspending.

Christmas shopping 2017: Americans may put the brakes on spending this holiday season

If you're trying not to splurge this holiday season, you're definitely not alone, according to a new survey from

The 9 best things to buy right now

Saving money while shopping isn’t hard, at least if you know a few tricks. Here’s what to buy on sale in November and December — to get the very best deal.

3 key financial tasks to get done by the end of 2017 — and leave you richer in the new year

Want to get richer and save more money by 2018? Make just a few smart moves with your cash by the end of 2017.

Cheap flights: Christmas, Thanksgiving and other 2017 holiday travel ahead? This timing saves money.

When is the best time to book cheap Thanksgiving flights or low-cost Christmas airfare? These clever rules of thumb will save you the most cash on holiday travel.

22 top seasonal jobs: The best gigs seeing a hiring boost — to leave you richer with holiday cash

What are the best jobs in the fall and winter? If you want to earn extra money with a side gig or seasonal position, these opportunities can raise your income in 2017.

The best times to book air travel for the winter holidays

Kayak provided exclusive booking data based on where you're traveling to and from.

'Pokémon Go' Russia Trial: Russian blogger found guilty and sentenced to jail time

Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky has been sentenced to jail time following a video in which he plays 'Pokémon Go' in a church.

How to make a budget: 5 rookie mistakes to avoid when you're budgeting for the first time

Budgeting isn't hard — as long as you're smart about it.