5 Ways Retailers Influence Our Spending
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!
Cards are great because of the easy tracking they provide, but if you tend to
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
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
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.
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
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
Halloween is coming – and so is the fun! Everyone wants to win the prize for creepiest costume and the most frightening yard décor in the neighborhood.
But all that spookiness comes with a scary price tag. The average American will spend $169 on Halloween costs this year.
Q: My landline barely gets any use. Every family member has their own cellphone and it feels like I’m throwing out money each month when I pay the bill. Should I get rid of my landline?
A: Phone lines that need to be plugged into the wall are quite outdated. And, if you’re feeling
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