Holidays Feed

It’s International Women’s Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022, a global celebration dedicated to uplifting women and honoring their achievements, is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” President Joe Biden said: On International Women’s Day, we recognize the achievements of women and girls in the United States and across the globe, celebrate the progress we’ve made, and recommit ourselves to the work that remains ... Read more →


Have you found a bargain at the Presidents’ Day sales yet?

Recently, I wrote you could find deals on clothing, electronics, mattresses, home goods and furniture, and large appliances at Presidents’ Day sales. Ever hopeful, I went over to Best Buy to see if they had reduced prices for an iPhone 12 or a new Apple desktop. Read more →


On Presidents’ Day, make a plan to stand up for democracy

In the past, I’ve encouraged citizens on Presidents’ Day to take the opportunity to participate in government and make their voices heard. The goal? To help make government work more effectively. That message is even more critically important now. Read more →


Bloggers keep plugging on, even traveling, in these mixed up times

“You’re beautiful and gorgeous. You have lovely eyes and sexy lips that are kissable.” That’s what a stranger wrote to me on Instagram. Fortunately, since I write about fraud frequently, I can recognize a potential romance scam. Unfortunately, the FTC reports more consumers are falling prey to romance scammers. Read more →


Facts and figures for Valentine’s Day 2022

Valentine’s Day shoppers will spend more than $23.9 billion to celebrate the celebrate this year. That makes Valentine’s Day the third most expensive holiday on the calendar for U.S. celebrate. About 36 percent of people expect their Valentine to spend at least $50 on a gift, according to a survey. Read more →


Watch out for romance scams as Valentine’s Day approaches

Americans are expected to lose even more money to romance scams in 2022. With Valentine's Day coming up, scammers are at work now targeting those looking for love. In 2020, reported losses to romance scams reached a record $304 million, up about 50 percent from 2019. For an individual, that meant a median dollar loss of $2,500. Read more →


Check out these tips on what to buy and not buy in February

Although February doesn’t have the reputation of being a time for the best deals, you can actually find bargains on a variety of items during the month. Sales often occur around the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day, and may occur at other times. Read more →


Best wishes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. was such a transformational leader. Over the years, I’ve written more than a dozen articles for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They included his most famous quotes, how a day to celebrate King was finally approved, and how it’s a day of service, not a day off. Read more →