How to afford everything you want this holiday season

Holiday spending can dramatically hurt your wallet and boost your credit card debt if you aren’t careful. Now is the perfect time to save up for the holidays by cutting your budget in half — you’ll have to ease up on the reveling in the coming months, but you’ll be happy to enter the new year without that financial burden or excess debt.

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Browns investigating brawl involving Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Monday that the team is investigating reports of a fight that took place at an upscale apartment in downtown Cleveland on Friday night that involved rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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Business

How to avoid beneficiary blunders

Many types of assets allow the owner to name a “beneficiary.” If the original owner later dies, ownership of the asset passes automatically to the named beneficiary. Because beneficiary designations are easy to use, they can be a key estate planning tool. However, significant negative tax, financial and even personal problems can arise if the “wrong” individual or entity is named as the beneficiary.

Nation and World

Grand jury to announce Ferguson officer decision today

A St. Louis Country prosecutor is expected to make an announcement later on Monday on the grand jury that has been reviewing whether to charge a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teen.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Wealthy’s ‘fair share’ reaching tipping point

When it comes to reducing the federal budget deficit and the national debt, President Barack Obama says there is “obviously” more work to be done. He says he’s willing to do the work, but he also says it must be done “in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle-class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.” That’s what Americans really want, he says.

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Stress, depression often peak as Yuletide approaches

The holiday season can be a stressful and sad time for people rushing to fill demands or mourning a lost loved one. While these emotions can seem overwhelming, local therapists offer tips for coping with these powerful feelings.

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