Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Hope you all have a great weekend ahead. Here are the top personal finance stories of the day.

Personal Finance

Every time I deposit $2,000 in my bank for my disabled daughter, the staff treats me like a criminal

This mother is tired of being quizzed every time she walks inside her bank.

The 12 bottles of Christmas

Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo and others earn top scores for LGBTQ equality

How the fiduciary rule could change your relationship with your adviser

How to have the ‘money talk’ with your parents

English majors earning more money now that so few students want to be English majors

How to make it in the gig economy

Almost 60% of people who usually fly home for the holidays say they won’t this year

Americans spend over $1 billion a year on Christmas trees; here’s where they buy them

Kids begging you for a puppy this year? Know this first

A puppy for Christmas might make you the family favorite, but make sure everyone is prepared.

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Dispute over miner benefits could lead to government shutdown

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