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What to Buy in August

No matter where you shop, great deals abound in August. With stores trying to get you in the door with promises of back to school sales, August is the time to stock up on certain items. […]

Should You Buy a More Expensive Product?

Should You Buy a More Expensive Product?

In general, people want to make financially responsible decisions when they go shopping. Often times, I look at two apparently identical items that priced differently. On some occasions, the difference between two products is as obvious […]

4 Things You Can Pay Less for with Comparison Shopping

4 Things You Can Pay Less for with Comparison Shopping

Whenever you are shopping for services that do not have fixed pricing it’s always a good idea to do some comparison before choosing your service provider. Be careful to compare similar services to get an accurate […]

7 Secrets to Smart Shopping on the Web

7 Secrets to Smart Shopping on the Web

I’ll admit it – I’m a shopping addict. But the last place you’ll see me, if I can help it, is at a shopping mall or retail store. I’m an online shopper and greatly prefer it […]

Tips for Finding Estate Sale Bargains

Tips for Finding Estate Sale Bargains

Estate sales are a step-up from yard sales or garage sales. Instead of selling items people no longer want, they are trying to sell a house full of possessions people actually owned and used. They are […]

The Best Grocery Rewards Card: 6% Cash Back!

The Best Grocery Rewards Card: 6% Cash Back!

According to an infogographic compiled using information from the USDA, 6.9% of Americans’ household spending is on food. While this doesn’t seem like a huge amount, it nonetheless makes an impact. Consider: If you make $45,000 […]

4 Tips to Pay Less Money When Making Big Purchases

4 Tips to Pay Less Money When Making Big Purchases

One of the best things you can do for your finances is to save up for the things you want. You can avoid many of the pitfalls of debt with the help of saving up, keeping […]

4 Things to Watch Out For When You Go Shopping

4 Things to Watch Out For When You Go Shopping

As a society, we tend to overlook a lot of things that are not right in front of our faces. The same is especially true when we go holiday shopping. All we want to know is […]

Making The Most of Your Money on Black Friday

Making The Most of Your Money on Black Friday

One of the ways that we try to keep ourselves from feeling guilty about spending money is to “save” when we go shopping. And when it comes to holiday shopping, that means it’s all about Black […]

10 Steps Holiday Shopping Planning Guide and Checklist

10 Steps Holiday Shopping Planning Guide and Checklist

There are less than two months until Christmas — do you have a plan for holiday spending yet? Some people have already finished their holiday shopping by now. Others have been diligently saving all year long […]

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