10 Restaurant Hacks

10 Restaurant Hacks

Americans love eating out. According to the USDA’s food expenditure data, millennials spend more than 44% of their food budget on this meal option. In addition, other data proves that Americans spend a lot more on restaurants and bars ($54.86 billion) than they do on their groceries ($52.5 billion).

We Americans really like our restaurants! Who can say no to delicious food that’s served and

Why Do I Spend So Much When Shopping Online?

Why Do I Spend So Much When Shopping Online?

Q: I’m really trying to stick to a budget this holiday season, and I’m doing most of my shopping online. It should be easy to stay on track, so why am I constantly going over budget?  

 

A: Both online and in-store shopping can tempt you to overspend, but the internet is

6 Apps To Download for Black Friday

6 Apps To Download for Black Friday

Shop with confidence this Black Friday and throughout the pre-holiday season by downloading these super-convenient shopping apps. 

 

5 Ways Retailers Influence Our Spending

5 Ways Retailers Influence Our Spending

Retailers have one goal: to get you to spend more. 

And they have

Tags: shopping, retail, tips

How To Beat Impulse Purchases

How To Beat Impulse Purchases
Use a list

Lists aren’t just for groceries anymore. Whether you’re hitting the mall, doing a Target run or even shopping online, never shop without a detailed list. And stick to it!

Use cash

Cards are great because of the easy tracking they provide, but if you tend to overspend on plastic, leave your cards at home and bring only enough cash

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5 Scams To Avoid This Black Friday

5 Scams To Avoid This Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be great fun – but they can also put you at great risk. Scams abound on the weekend that heralds the holiday shopping season, and you don’t want a phishing scheme or a bogus bargain to turn you into a Grinch. 

Here are 5 scams to look out for as you brave the frenzied crowds while trying to snag the best deals after Thanksgiving.  

8 Reasons To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

8 Reasons to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Mega e-tailers, like Amazon and Walmart, may monopolize online commerce, but it’s the small businesses across the country that keep the economy going. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the 28 million small businesses in America account for 54 percent of all sales in the country. Small businesses create jobs, build a demand for locally made

Price Checking Apps

Price Checking Apps

Do you often dawdle over items on a store shelf because you’re wondering if you can get a select product cheaper somewhere else? Stop guessing and start being a smarter shopper with a price-comparison app. You’ll get a list of prices for the same product at other retailers so you’ll instantly know if you’re getting a good deal or not.

Once again, we’ve done the research for you.

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Q: Help! I know I need to prepare my home for the upcoming cold weather, but I don’t know where to start. What do I need to do?


A: As soon as you see the seasonal aisles at your favorite superstores filling with Halloween paraphernalia, you know “Old Man Winter” will be creeping up on us before you can say “Boo!”
This year, be

Category: Home Ownership

Fake Check Scams On The Rise

Fake Check Scams On The Rise

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams across the country. While these scams are not new, their occurrence rate has doubled over the last three years and is up 12% from 2017. 

The BBB further announced that billions of dollars in fake checks circulate each year, and that the number of victims this

Tags: check, scams

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