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7 Holiday Gifts That People Almost Always Regret

By Gael F. Cooper of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 8: The holidays seem to approach like a giant snowball rolling downhill, gathering speed quickly until they are almost upon us. So it’s easy to make holiday purchases on impulse, snatching up a gift or decorative item without really thinking through it first. Some impulse buys can be huge hits, of course. But generally, it’s smarter to carefully consider a purchase before handing over hard-earned money for it. Here’s a look at holiday purchases that givers are likely to regret — or recipients are likely to be disappointed with (even if they don’t say so). It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million! Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free  financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

7 Holiday Gifts That Almost Always Disappoint

The holidays seem to approach like a giant snowball rolling downhill, gathering speed quickly until they are almost upon us. So it’s easy to make holiday purchases on impulse, snatching up a gift or decorative item without really thinking through it first.

Some impulse buys can be huge hits, of course. But generally, it’s smarter to carefully consider a purchase before handing over hard-earned money for it. Here’s a look at holiday purchases that givers are likely to regret — or recipients are likely to be disappointed with (even if they don’t say so).

It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement

A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million!

Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

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