Shopping & Retail / Appliances

  • 4 Items To Always Buy Used

      

    Buying second hand has become a first choice for saving money, either out of necessity for people or because they're thrifty. But second hand doesn't have to necessarily mean rummaging...

  • 3 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Gift Cards

      

    Gift cards are really popular this time of year. But when you buy one, I want to make sure you are protected. Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it? Gift cards sold...

  • Online retailers cheaper than Amazon right now

      

    Price war! Do I love those two words combined. And we got one going on big time. Amazon has been taking more of a chunk out of target then they've wanted, and target now is striking back with...

  • 11 Ways To Pay Less for Appliances

      

    Real estate is on the rise in the U.S. as more than 17 million Americans plan to purchase a home this year. With this renewed housing activity comes a high demand for appliances as new...

  • Clark Smart Gift Returns

      

    Some stores are charging customers fees for returning gifts this holiday season. How to avoid the fees and get the best value on your gift exchange.

  • Extended warranties unnecessary on electronics

      

    Extended warranties are all the rage when you purchase electronics and many other popular items. But I am here to reiterate the refrain that they aren't necessary. Consumer Reports says that...

  • Early January marks one of the best times to visit thrift stores

      

    On New Year's Eve, my wife sent me to a local Goodwill to donate a variety of household items and clothes so we could take a deduction on last year's taxes.So there I was, backing up my car up to...

  • 8 Ways To Avoid the Sticker Shock of Shipping This Season

      

    This is a hectic week for holiday shipping, with Dec. 15 kicking off the busiest day for FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service as consumers scramble to ship holiday gifts and cards to loved ones in...

  • Why a Second Fridge Is a Bad Choice for Your Home

      

    There could be a monster sitting in your basement eating money out of your wallet while you think it's saving you money.Nearly 1 in 3 of us have a second refrigerator in our homes, according to...

  • Protect against retail data breach this holiday

      

    Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to protect your information from getting stolen this holiday season.

  • How To Avoid Going Into Debt for the Holidays

      

    With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking of everything that comes with the season. From putting up lights on your house to buying gifts for your loved ones, there is a lot...

  • Thanksgiving shopping strategies

      

    Many stores will again be opening their doors on Thanksgiving to get a jump on Black Friday sales. Here's where the deals are happening this year.

  • 3 Tricks to Get Cashiers To Help You Spend Less

      

    If you’re looking to spend less when shopping, how about making a cashier your tour guide to savings? It sounds counterintuitive, right? That’s precisely what shopping can be like when...

  • Who's Going To Be Open on Thanksgiving Day?

      

    Last year, I upset many of you when I went shopping on Thanksgiving evening. There are many who feel that it is unfair of stores to ask employees to come in and leave their families on...

  • 2014 Ratings: The best new mattresses

      

    Looking for the best mattress? Here are the latest findings from Consumer Reports showing which ones give the most for your money.