How to Play the Retail Game and Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

How to Play the Retail Game and Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

No one wants to pay full price if there are discounts to be had. But with every retailer having their own trick and the sale calendar changing faster than the seasons, how can you keep up? Lucky for you, we’ve got the 411 on how to save on all your

Best Times to Buy: Fitness Gear

Best Times to Buy: Fitness Gear

The new year is not so new anymore, and those resolutions to get yourself into shape are starting to get old. But don’t let them get stale just yet! Midwinter is actually a fantastic time to stock up on fitness gear at bargain prices. If you miss this season’s sales, you can pick up exercise equipment at a discount several other times a year.

Best Times To Buy: Furniture

Best Times To Buy: Furniture

Whether it’s high time to replace that secondhand Craigslist couch, or you’re desperate to revamp your outdoor space with a new patio set, you’ll want to get the best deal for your money. Why pay full price on new furniture when you don’t have to? Unfortunately, though, knowing when to look for furniture that’s on sale can be tricky. How can you know

Affordable Sustainability - Eco-Shopping: 8 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Consumer Choices

Affordable Sustainability - Eco-Shopping: 8 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Consumer Choices

As environmental concerns continue to grow, adopting eco-friendly shopping practices has become increasingly popular. By making conscious choices and adjustments in your shopping habits, you can

What’s the Best Way to Pay for Holiday Shopping?

What’s the Best Way to Pay for Holiday Shopping?

Q: I’m ready to start my holiday shopping, but I’m not sure how to cover all my purchases. What’s the best way to pay for my holiday shopping?

A: As with most large expenses, when it comes to covering the cost of your holiday

Is Black Friday Shopping Worth the Hassle?

Is Black Friday Shopping Worth the Hassle?

Q: It’s only early November, and I’m already getting ad-bombed for Black Friday sales. I’ve always been an avid sales shopper, but after so many Black Fridays spent weaving through crowds to chase down big deals and often coming home disappointed, I’m wondering if it’s worth it. Should I

7 Ways to Cut Back on Amazon Spending

7 Ways to Cut Back on Amazon Spending

Are you constantly blowing your budget on Amazon purchases? It’s just so easy to spend money on Amazon! You can find millions of products, and with the “Buy Now” tab so tantalizingly close, it takes mere seconds to start yet another random item winging its way to your doorstep as your checking account grows just a tad lighter. Short

How Can I Save Money at the Mall?

How Can I Save Money at the Mall?

Q: I’m a shopaholic, and my budget is suffering. I especially find that I spend more money than I’d planned when I go to the mall. How can I save money at the mall?

A: Malls (and all stores) are designed to make the shopper think less and spend more. The good news is, you

How Can I Beat Inflation and Save on Back-to-School Shopping?

How Can I Beat Inflation and Save on Back-to-School Shopping?

Q: With prices soaring and expenses mounting, I’m worried that back-to-school shopping will kill my budget and push me into debt. How can I beat inflation and save on back-to-school shopping?

A: While you may need to

What to Buy and What to Skip in January

What to Buy and What to Skip in January

What’s your January shopping style–all shopped out, or ready to hit the mall again as soon as the last guest leaves? Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered! January begins with a bang, but there are no major shopping holidays once the new year gets underway. Of course, you can still pick up great bargains this month, or find that you’ve overpaid

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