HOLIDAY BONUSES ON THE RISE
The holidays are especially joyous with an annual bonus from your employer. According to a recent survey by the consultancy Accounting Principals, 63 percent of surveyed companies are doling out holiday bonuses or gifts, compared with 75 percent last year. (Reasons vary, including companies saying they give more rewards at other times of the year.) If you're on the receiving end of a year-end bonus, what should you do with the extra cash?