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Black Friday Shopping Could Look Very Different This Year

Oct 29, 2020 | 3 minute read

Doors bursting open at stores. Crowds spilling into the aisles. Elbows brushing up against others. Products flying off shelves. These are the hallmark images of Black Friday.

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4 Things to Do if Your Package Arrives Damaged

Dec 3, 2019 | 4 minute read

Nowadays, consumers shop online for just about everything. So you’ve likely experienced the stinging disappointment when a TV, piece of furniture or something else you ordered finally arrives on...

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Win Big on Black Friday by Buying This — and Not That

Nov 19, 2019 | 6 minute read

The day that discount shoppers have waited for all year is practically here.

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How to Avoid Financial Stress During the Shopping Season

Oct 1, 2019 | 4 minute read

The holiday season has a way of stretching any budget, making it difficult to pay for gifts, decorations, and groceries, as well as normal everyday expenses. It’s no wonder people get stressed!...

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A Minimalistic Approach to the Holidays

Dec 10, 2018 | 2 minute read

The holiday season is widely recognized as a time for over-consuming, over-spending, and spoiling loved ones. All the latest tech gadgets and trends are hard to resist. Inevitably, you buy those...

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5 Frugality Pros Help You Rein in Holiday Spending

Nov 22, 2018 | 4 minute read

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the decorations are put away, but 43% of respondents to an...

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4 Reasons to Avoid a Store Credit Card this Season

Nov 13, 2018 | 2 minute read

When shopping for the holidays, the checkout counter is not the best place to make a quick decision about your credit. Before you impulsively open a credit card at your favorite store, read the...

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What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2018

Nov 6, 2018 | 5 minute read

With huge sales at nearly every retailer, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — has long been touted as one of the best times of the year for buying just about anything.

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6 Places to Shop on Black Friday — Big-Boxes and Beyond

Nov 1, 2018 | 4 minute read

Black Friday competition seems to get fiercer each year. Practically every retailer has an enticing sale, which can make choosing where to shop difficult.

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4 Tips to Reduce Halloween Costume Costs

Oct 16, 2018 | 2 minute read

In 2018, it's estimated that Americans spent $9 billion on Halloween according to the 2018 National Retail Federation Halloween survey.1 Between costumes, decorations, and candy, the average...

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