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

8 Reasons To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

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

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

Fake Check Scams On The Rise

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

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Credit Card Fraud In Fives

Credit Card Fraud In Fives
Credit Card Fraud In Fives

No one wants to be the victim of credit fraud. Aside from the stolen money you may never recover, victims of fraud can be faced with an enormous hassle. That hassle involves the closing of accounts, putting a fraud alert on your credit and a huge ding on your credit history, which can be difficult to fix. 

8 Reasons To Create A Monthly Budget

8 Reasons To Create A Monthly Budget
8 Reasons To Create A Monthly Budget

Not sure what you’ll gain by budgeting? Here’s a list of the benefits.

  • You’ll spend less.
  • You’ll have more freedom by knowing exactly how much you have to spend.
  • You won’t neglect any fixed expenses because you’ll have money set aside for them.

6 Times A Bargain Is Not A Bargain

6 Times A Bargain Is Not A Bargain
6 Times A Bargain Is Not A Bargain

In the words of writer Franklin Jones, “A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.” And we couldn’t agree more. 

With the biggest spending season of the year looming ahead, it’s time to brush up on your shopping smarts. Don’t get caught springing for something you

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
Staying Safe Online

With the average American spending 24 hours a week online, internet safety is more important than ever. A hacked or compromised computer can put you at risk for money loss, phishing scams or even complete identity theft.

It gets worse: If your computer’s security has been breached, it can be turned into a “middle man” for online theft

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