4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday

4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday
  1. Bogus Deals – Don’t believe an advertised price that is ridiculously low. It may be a scam and you’ll never get the goods you order.
  2. Bait & Switch Sweepstakes – Never share your personal details on a site whose authenticity you can’t verify.

What To Buy And What To Skip This Black Friday

What To Buy And What To Skip This Black Friday

It’s the bargain-hunter’s favorite season-or is it? Before you brave the crowds this Black Friday, take a few minutes to read through our list of what to buy and what to skip so you come home only with true bargains.

Skip: Large home appliances

While you may find markdowns

11 Ways To Save On Back To School Shopping

11 Ways To Save On Back To School Shopping

Ah, summer! It’s the season of fireworks and fireflies, road trips and rocky road ice cream, baseball and beach balls, flip-flops and ice pops. 

But, just as you’re settling into the laid-back summer routine, retailers start rolling out their back-to-school displays, which may open that pit of dread into your

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. 

More recently,

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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