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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:01 PM EST | Comments
"We made a bad decision when we purchased this product," Marta Calle, CB2's President and Chief Merchant wrote in a statement to Yahoo! Shine. "We apologize for the product and the insensitive language used in its description. We have pulled the product from our stores and our website. Please accept our apologies for this lapse in judgment."
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The insensitive product is no longer available at CB2, Crate and Barrel's younger, edgier spin-off: A coffee cup wallet.
It may seem innocuous at first glance, but several news outlets took offense when the wallet appeared in CB2's latest catalog.
First of all, there was the product's name: "The Lucky Beggar Wallet," a reference to the coffee cup's use as a method of gathering spare change.
Then there was the description: "Street Fare. Inspired by the iconic blue and white coffee cup often seen in the hands of...Read More »
- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 11:39 AM EST | CommentsAlong with pumpkin pie and gifts, 'tis also the season for early tax planning. April might seem far away, but the end of 2012 marks your last chance to score some tax write-offs. Check out these tips to make for a fatter wallet come spring.
What follows are some financial considerations you should review with your spouse. As always, it's best to consult a financial professional familiar with your personal situation. This year they will definitely be earning their keep.
Keep Accurate, Up-to-Date Records - Keeping financial records is one of those good money habits that help to make sound choices. These decisions don't exist in a vacuum. Whether it's in a spreadsheet, software or online app, your financial information needs to be updated in order to make timely decisions before year-end.
Claim Your American Opportunity Credit - Originally set to end in 2010,...Read More »
- Good Housekeeping | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 11:10 AM EST | CommentsFor people like me, there's nothing like being out with the crowd trying to get the best deals, but I know it might not be everyone's cup of tea. Here are my insider tips for surviving the hectic holidays - and making it out of the mall unscathed.
Prioritize Your List You've likely already researched what's on sale for the holiday season (and hopefully checked out stores' inventories of the items on your list). Now rank your purchases by priority. If there's a must-have on your list, start your spree at the store that has it.
Be Mindful of Holiday Hours End your shopping excursion at the mall where stores are open the latest. You don't want to miss out on deals in the stores that don't stay open as late for the season.
Dress Appropriately I know it'll be cold outside, but don't bundle up too much. When you're out there shopping, you'll warm up quickly. Instead of carrying a purse, wear a small bag over your shoulder or a pack around your waist. There's nothing worse than...Read More »
- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 9:54 AM EST | Comments
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Looking for a holiday card that will really make an impression this year? Online photo card providers have come a long way from the standard "picture and a greeting" layouts they started with, and they really seem to be pushing the envelope this year. We've reviewed all of the major photo card providers and collected a few of our favorite super-creative designs this year, so take a look at the best of the best:
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If you take most of your pictures with a mobile application like Hipstamatic or Instagram, there are cards out there designed with shots just like yours in mind. Most of these mobile-friendly layouts call for multiple, smaller photos, and often they're particularly accommodating to square formats like Instagram's. Pear Tree Greetings has made it the easiest of any site we've seen to pick out Instagram-ready designs, but you can probably find an appropri...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 9:42 AM EST | Comments
by Lori Garcia, GalTime.com
Ways to make extra money this holiday
Make Extra Money this Holiday
There's nothing quite like the holiday season to send panic into our bank accounts. If you find your holiday budget is a little too slim or you're simply looking to make a little extra cash, this holiday season is the perfect time to go into business for yourself!
According to Bizinate CEO, Rudy DeFelice, "[Today's families] have cut everything they can and are looking to earn more." If that sounds like you, check out these 10 creative ways to make extra money this holiday season:
1. Hang Christmas lights: Hanging Christmas lights is hard work, which is exactly why folks will pay you to do it for them. Depending on your experience and comfort-level, hanging lights is a potential gold mine. Want to know the best part? You can charge again for your return after Christmas to take the lights down!
2. House cleaning: Capitalize on...Read More »
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