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Inbox Savings: 5 Reasons to Stop Hiding Your Email Address

November 18, 2013 |

You’re just waiting for your final total when the sales clerk pleasantly says, “Email address please.” The request is becoming more and more common, but why exactly do they want your precious email address? Before you assume the spam worst and concoct a phoney email address, there are definitely reasons why you want your favorite store to have your real information. Here are five reasons to stop being secretive with your email address.

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How to Find the Best Clearance Racks

October 10, 2013 |

Sales are great, but the deals you can score on a clearance rack can be downright incredible. The key is knowing which retailers have the best clearance markdowns. These five retailers are notorious for being generous with the red sticker ... Read More

The Best Things to Buy During Spring

April 5, 2013 |

Do you have spring fever? Although it seems that winter is clutching on to much of the country warmer weather will come. And plenty of us are itching to update our wardrobes and freshen up our homes. That means we'll probably be heading out to the malls or logging on to our favorite websites for some serious spring shopping. But if you want to make sure you're getting the best deals of the season, consider putting these items on your list. Read More

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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The Back-to-School Basics Checklist

August 1, 2012 |

According to the National Retail Federation, parents spend an average of about $600 to send their kids back to school. Obviously that's more than glue sticks and folders. So what are the necessities and what stuff can parents skip in order to save money? Here's what the pros categorize as essential and frivolous.

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How to Trade in Your iPad 2 for a New iPad 3

March 1, 2012 |

The next generation of the iPad is expected to make its debut in early March. According to rumors the iPad 3 will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 7. Whether you want to trade in your iPad 2 for the latest model, or you'd like to use this opportunity to snatch up an older model at a deep discount, there is money to be made and saved for Apple fans.

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6 Apps to Download Before Black Friday

November 21, 2011 |

I'm a Black Friday fanatic and this year I'll be working a new tool into my deal preparation: my iPhone. Besides pouring over ads on Thanksgiving, sketching out a plan of attack and making a shopping list I'll be using my smart phone as a tool to take my Black Friday shopping to a new level.

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When and Why You Should Consider Buying Life Insurance

November 19, 2011 |

Seventy eight years. That's the average life expectancy for an American these days. You may be a long way off from that number, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider purchasing life insurance. A recent survey found that the number of US households with life insurance is at its lowest level in five decades. That's a missing safety net for millions, according to experts. Eleven million households with children under the age of 18 have no life insurance and its that group that some say need it the most.

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Layaway: Yay or Nay?

November 17, 2011 |

You've probably already seen the commercials for it on TV—shop for your Christmas presents now and pay for them a little at a time over the next days, weeks and months so that when the holidays actually arrive your presents are paid for. It's called layaway and it's nothing new. According to reports it was created during the Depression era, but popularity subsided when credit cards became en vogue. Now it's making a resurgence as a way for consumers to buy something they can't afford without having to use plastic. But is layaway a good idea?

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Mother's Day Sales Fall Flat

May 18, 2011 | 1


After a disappointing Easter, retailers were hoping for a rebound on Mother’s Day but consumers continued to keep a lid on spending.

“Mother’s Day sales helped customer traffic flows, but consumers were also exploring other more discretionary channels, such as furniture and electronics stores,” said ICSC chief economist Michael Niemira, putting a positive spin on the numbers.

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How to Get Sold Out Music Festival Tickets

May 18, 2011 | 1


One of the great parts of summer is the plethora of music festivals going on all season long. The downside to these festivals is that the tickets are pricey, and if you’ve procrastinated in buying, you may find the event sold out months in advance. Not all hope is lost, however, as there are a few options out there to help you get tickets even when the event is sold out.

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