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Ready to make 2013 your healthiest year yet? Getting your body in shape shouldn't cause your bank account to suffer. The fitness club industry is massive and is only expected to get bigger, reaching $28.2 billion in revenue by 2016. But that doesn't mean you have to pay a premium for your gym membership. Use these easy methods for saving cash on your gym membership while shedding pounds this year.
Are you getting the best possible deal on your holiday purchases? Even if you think you're an expert bargain hunter this quiz will tell you whether or not you're spending more than you need to this holiday season.
Your children may be asking for the hottest toys this holiday season and as a parent, the last thing you want to put under the Christmas tree is a safety hazard. Over the past four years the Consumer Product Safety Commission has seized more than 8.5 million units of more than 2,400 dangerous toys from entering American ports because of safety hazards. The CPSC works hard to ensure that the toys sitting on store shelves are safe, but that's not always the case. Here are several ways you can be sure a toy is safe.
It happens at the dry cleaners, the hair salon and the drug store. According to AOL Daily Finance, women pay about $850,000 in their lifetime just for being female. Find out where you're getting gouged and how to avoid it.
Black Friday deals are incredibly enticing. But are Black Friday bargains worth pulling your little ones out of bed? Despite the odd hours, children are often among the crowd of shoppers on Black Friday, so we wanted to know-- do kids and Black Friday mix?
Eyeglasses are no longer relegated to nerds and dorks. They're becoming a must-have accessory, even among Hollywood A-listers. Getting the right look doesn't have to cost a fortune. With great, budget-friendly online retailers like Zenni Optical, you can have on-trend frames like the celebs are wearing for a fraction of the price.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have two things in common-- you can shop in your pajamas without raising eyebrows and there are lots of great deals to be found. But if you're not sure which shopping holiday best suits your style, take our five question quiz to find out whether Black Friday or Cyber Monday is more your scene.
Doing your homework pre-Black Friday is the best way to cash in on savings opportunities. Wondering how to set your early morning schedule, how much time to give yourself at each store and what tools are available to keep track of store deals? We're here to help you create a Black Friday plan of attack.
A record 226 million shoppers spent $52 billion dollars during Black Friday 2011 weekend, says the National Federation of Retailers. The average shopper spent $398.62 in 2011. What do shoppers have to look forward to this year on Black Friday? Besides big crowds and long lines, there are sure to be some spectacular deals for 2012. Here are some of the hottest items that will fly off shelves on November 23.
More than 18 million Americans are shopaholics, according to shopaholicnomore.com. Compulsive buyers shop without thinking about the consequences of the debt they are racking up. In fact, some people go to great lengths to hide their purchases. Do you have unopened shopping bags in your closet? Clothes with tags still attached? Do you buy things you don't need? These are all signs of being a shopaholic. Before your habit gets out of control check out these tips for keeping your spending in check.
Have you ever signed up for something thinking it was free, only to get charged for it later on? The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) receives thousands of complaints from consumers scammed by free offers that suddenly turn very costly. Here are some of the most common free offers that can become expensive mistakes, plus tips for avoiding these unwanted expenses.