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About Alison Storm

Alison Storm

Alison Storm

Alison Storm is a freelance writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to writing for, Alison loves sharing deals on her Instagram page and Twitter account. Learn more at

Posts By Alison Storm

6 Affordable Potty Training Tools

January 21, 2013 |

We're all looking for ways to improve our lives and regain control of our finances this time of year. Since the average family spends about $2,000 on diapers per child, many parents with toddlers are probably making potty training a top new year's resolution. Plus, imagine all the time you'll save not having to change diapers! Potty training can be a dirty job, but these affordable tools may just help make the process a little easier.

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How to Get the Best Deal on a Gym Membership

January 2, 2013 |

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.

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Pop Quiz: Are You Getting the Best Deal?

December 14, 2012 |

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.

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Dangerous Toys? 6 Tips to Shop Smart and Avoid Safety Hazards

December 12, 2012 |

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.

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Gender Pricing: When Women Pay More

December 3, 2012 |

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.

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Kids and Black Friday: Do They Mix?

November 20, 2012 |

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?

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Celebrity Eyeglasses: Get the Look for Less

November 19, 2012 |

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.

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Pop Quiz: Is Your Shopping Style Better for Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

November 15, 2012 |

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.

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Black Friday Homework: How to Make a Plan of Attack

November 14, 2012 |

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.

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Black Friday Must-Haves for 2012

November 12, 2012 |

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.

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How to Tell if You're a Shopaholic

November 5, 2012 |

More than 18 million Americans are shopaholics, according to 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.

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