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The Three Biggest Lies Outlet Malls Will Try to Sell You
Outlet malls can be the perfect place to find a great bargain, but don’t get caught by these 3 big shopping lies salesclerks will use for up-sales.
A Back-To-School Guide for Parents and Marketers

School will soon be in session but it still isn’t too late to get some back-to-school shopping and marketing tips. Although it isn’t the biggest shopping season, Americans will spend billions on back-to-school shopping this year. Check out The Shelf’s Infographic for tips on how to “rock your back to school sales and marketing.”

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Amazon Prime Day: How to Score the Best Deals on July 15
Amazon Prime Day is the perfect day to save money, particularly on winter holiday shopping. This might just be better than Black Friday for deals!
The Buzz on Black Friday Deals and Steals

BThe holidays are here which means giving, receiving and spending. With Black Friday just over a week away,  and with ads coming at you from all directions, we figure we’d help you sift them out a little. Louis Ramirez, senior feature writer at dealnews.com have compiled the Best Black Friday Ads so far to save […]

Three Money Saving Tips to Help You Celebrate Halloween Without Breaking Your Pockets

Each year the price of celebrating Halloween continually grows higher and higher. From the price of candy, decorations, and costumes, last year American’s spent a record breaking $5.07 billion getting ready for the holiday’s festivities. This holiday can end up being very stressful on consumers’ pockets if they don’t create and stick to a budget. […]

Save Money On Back To School Clothes

With the new school year just weeks away for millions of students, parents across the country may be scrambling to buy their children new outfits for their first day. Many people opt to use their credit cards when shopping during these hectic times, as swiping their plastic gets them in and out of the store […]

Four Biggest Mistakes Consumers Make when Back-to-School Shopping

When budgeting, consumers need to be sure to account for months where expenses are expected to increase. One of these times of the year is during August for people with kids, as back-to-school shopping season gets under way. Buying school supplies and new outfits for children doesn’t have to lead to financial trouble, and avoiding […]

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Shopping Wisely Can Lead to Thousands in Savings
Summer costs can get pricey and wind up as credit card debt if you don't plan carefully. We offer tips on shopping wisely for summer to stay on budget.
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12 Money Saving Strategies for Young Adults
Young consumers just out of school often have trouble achieving stability. These 12 money-saving strategies can help you get ahead and avoid debt.
Black Friday Predictions & Tips

Black Friday, also known as America’s biggest shopping day of the year, is almost a week away and shoppers are intrigued about what  discounts and deals they will find.  A National Retail Federation (NRF) shopping survey reported that 138 million people anticipate to shop this year’s deals and give-a-ways, up 4 million from 136 million […]

Saving Money on Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is May 8th, and retailers are gearing up to entice people to the stores to buy for mom. Depending on your budget, you might find fitting mom into your monthly expenses a little tough. The average gift for mom is $127, and if you haven’t planned on the expense, you might be tempted […]

5 Money Saving Habits that Could Break the Bank

When you’re trying to save money, sometimes well-meaning practices, like clipping coupons, could result in you spending more money at the end of the month if you’re buying items that you don’t need. Rather than saving a few dollars here and there, you’re spending a lot more than you’re saving. Here are some money saving […]

5 Step Plan for Post Holiday Shopping

The holidays are over, but many consumers are still out in the stores, taking advantage of the post holiday sales. While there are plenty of deals to be had, you need to make sure that you’re not throwing away your frugality for a quick sales fix. Here’s some post holiday shopping tips to help you […]

Have Less Stressful and Less Expensive Holiday Season

  No matter how much you love the holidays or how well you’ve planned, if you’re like most people you’ll find yourself frazzled at times. You may find yourself searching for the perfect gift, trying to create an impressive dinner for guests or scrambling to put up holiday decorations.   The best gift you can give […]

Holiday Shopping Blunders to Avoid

  Did you know that more than 13 million shoppers are still paying off last year’s holiday debts, according to Consumer Reports. If money is tight is year, and really that is the reality for most people, remember that it is fine to cut back on gifts. But if you do plan on holiday shopping, […]

Holiday Shopping Countdown

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start planning or you could find yourself frazzled and rushing around last minute, which would certainly put a damper on your holiday cheer. Don’t be a rash shopper swarming to the sales without a purpose. Before you step foot into a store you should have a plan […]

Cyber Monday: the Good and the Bad

By Samantha Savory Today, the Monday after Thanksgiving, tagged Cyber Monday, has become the second most popular holiday shopping day of the year, following Black Friday, the busiest holiday shopping day of the year. For those of you unfamiliar with Cyber Monday, it is the Monday following Thanksgiving where online retailers offer amazing deals, freebies, and […]

Holiday Budgeting: Making Tough Choices in a Recovering Economy

The holiday season is officially here and you might be tempted to pull out the credit cards and charge this year’s holiday gifts, but we have some tips to help you get the most out of your holiday shopping: Create a Holiday Budget – Don’t start your holiday shopping until you know how much you have to […]

Pre-Holiday Shoppers Be Wary

Are you looking for the best deals on holiday gifts by shopping before or on Black Friday for the insane sales? Well retail stores are looking for you too, and they want you to buy even if the price isn’t right. Many holiday shoppers get so hyped-up about saving money that they lose their judgment […]

Top 5 Ways to Cut Wasteful Food Spending

More than 25% of the food that Americans prepare gets thrown away, that’s money in the garbage can –that’s nearly one pound of food per person, per day! That can easily change according to the US Department of Agriculture. The average family of four can save up to $1,500 a year just by changing how […]