What To Buy And What To Skip on Memorial Day

What To Buy And What To Skip on Memorial Day
What To Buy And What To Skip on Memorial Day

Since 1971, Memorial Day has been celebrated as an extended weekend away from work–and the unofficial start of summer. It’s time to get that grill going, dust off your patio set, and break out the white jeans you’ve had stashed away all winter. 

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Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?

Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?
Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?

Q: I love browsing my local dollar store, but I often end up spending more than I planned or regretting my purchases. Are dollar stores worth the price?

A: Dollar stores can be tremendous spending traps, but they can also  be a great way to

10 Hacks You Need To Know Before Hitting The Mall

10 Hacks You Need To Know Before Hitting The Mall
10 Hacks You Need To Know Before Hitting The Mall

Q: When the holiday season rolls around, I practically take up residence at the mall. There’s so much shopping I need to do and the mall is the best place to pick up most of my gifts. And yet, the experience causes so many headaches—

Why Do I Spend So Much When Shopping Online?

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?  

 

6 Apps To Download for Black Friday

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
5 Ways Retailers Influence Our Spending

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How To Beat Impulse Purchases

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

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5 Scams To Avoid This Black Friday

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

Price Checking Apps

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.

Ways To Save On Food Costs

Ways To Save On Food Costs
Ways To Save On Food Costs

With your mind so muddled with details like classes, exams and papers, who has time to think about food? You might be heading into the new semester with plans to subsist solely on convenience food and packaged junk. We’re looking at you, ramen noodles!

But as you’ll quickly discover, overdoing the processed foods will leave you

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