Black Friday 2014 Guide: Store Hours, Doorbusters and Tips

Last year, some Americans refused to compromise quality, post-Thanksgiving dinner family time to stand in line for steep discounts on Thursday. But the pre-Black Friday turnout was certainly big enough, considering some of the nation’s largest retailers are opening even earlier this year to catch the early bird crowds.

10 lies Las Vegans tell tourists

We try to be nice, but sometimes we can’t help ourselves and have to poke a little fun at people who seem to have believed everything they’ve ever heard about the city. Here are 10 things our Facebook fans told us they’ve told tourists for a laugh.

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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.

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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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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