Get Smart with your Money | A Holiday Survival Guide

1. Home For The Holidays

When you are home for the holidays, secrets are reveled, often regarding money. Suze gives tips for dealing with those awkward family finance conversations.

2. Throwing money at the mall

Literally. Security at the Mall of America arrested Serge Vorobyov on Black Friday for throwing $1,000 in $1 bills off a balcony at the mall. This is NOT advised.

3. Live in Financial Peace

Year-round money advice. Dave Ramsey teaches you to manage and budget your money, get out of debt, build wealth, and live in financial peace. Managing your money properly will reduce stress, improve your marriage, and provide security for you and your family.

4. A shorter holiday season means 'real bargains'

For brick-and-mortar retailers, the holiday shopping season got off to a slow start. With fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, stores are in fierce competition to capture consumer spending. Jeffrey Brown talks to industry veteran Gerald Storch about shifts in the shopping landscape and potential for consumer savings.

5. Giving Tuesday

Take a break from buying and think about giving. Giving your time or money to charities can be a great and rewarding use of your resources. It's good for the heart and spirit!

6. Time Matters Too! Efficient Holiday Grocery

With the holidays closing in and everyone poised to rush to the store to do their food shopping at the same time, here are some tips on how to handle the food shopping and preparation of holiday meals.

7. Holiday Shopping Money Saving Apps

Bridget Carey of CNET Update joins us with some hot tech ideas for this holiday season. She also shares which apps you should add to your phone before braving the crowds of shoppers.

8. 6 Ways To Not Spoil Your Kids At Christmas

It’s the dilemma of the season, how to not to spoil your kids during the holidays. Parents set goals to do better but it’s difficult. There are many different things families do to make the holidays about more than just the gifts. There are many different great ideas, but here are 6 that I think make a difference....

9. Optimize wealth with great info from the financial world

Will a Fed taper inevitably crush the market? The answer is more complicated than you might think! Join Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson as they look at the latest about the Volcker Rule's impact on Goldman Sachs, play a round of Would You Rather and take a listener's question banks vs. credit unions.

10. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: A 2013 Holiday Album Guide

CDs are still an affordable and welcome gift! Soundcheck provides the 2012 Holiday Album Guide just in time for your holiday shopping.

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