Do you have a child in school? Whether you have a preschooler, elementary school student, middle schooler, or high school student, you likely are thinking about getting end-of-year or Christmas gifts for your child's teachers. But what are the best gift ideas that teachers will love and won't break … [Read more...] about Gift ideas for teachers that will earn you an A+
The holiday shopping season is well upon us, but if visiting a shopping center or mall at this time of the year gives you heart palpitations, not to worry. No matter where you live, there are bound to be some cultural institutions with great gift shops. There, you’re likely to find one-of-a-kind … [Read more...] about Hate the mall? 5 places to shop for unique gifts
This annual Mother's Day or Christmas or birthday conversation is so predictable it's aggravating: “Mom, what can I get you?” "Oh, I don't need anything!" She means it. Most mothers really don’t need anything. But handing her an overpriced store-bought card and saying “Thank you for being my … [Read more...] about What to give Mom when you’re all grown up
Savvy shoppers know it's nearly impossible to get a discount on Target GiftCards. That's why this weekend special from the mass retailer is right on target for holiday savings. Whether you use them yourself or give them to the Target lovers on your gift list, now's the time to stock up on … [Read more...] about Get rare deal on Target GiftCards for two days only
If you secretly wish that you could skip the whole holiday gift-giving chaos, you are not alone. A 2017 survey found that 33% of Americans would rather skip the holiday season than spend money on gifts. We can feel their pain. In fact, 60% of Americans are carrying some credit card debt, and … [Read more...] about Save money by daring to change holiday traditions
Are you getting excited about all of the Black Friday deals that are headed your way? More likely, you’re feeling overwhelmed by the constant sneak peeks, early bird deals and Black Friday email blasts flooding your inbox and mailbox this year. Don’t worry about missing out. Phone shopping … [Read more...] about 10 best shopping apps for Black Friday deals 2022
For families and those who have space in their homes to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership often makes sense — dollars and cents. But for many frugal people, the idea of paying to shop at a store gives them pause. How can you decide if Sam's Club is worth the membership price? To … [Read more...] about Is Sam’s Club membership worth it?
Brent moved in recently, and can I just say? The boy has a lot of stuff. Holy cow. In fact, I think he has more clothes than I do. Which is fine, because I really don’t have very many clothes. I teased him a little about it, and he got rid of a few more shirts, but the fact of the matter is, I … [Read more...] about How to start a minimalist wardrobe
Although May (for Military Appreciation Month) and November (for Veterans Day) are full of advertising about military discounts and freebies, lots of deals are available 365 days a year. As a veteran, my best advice when it comes to navigating military discounts is always ask. … [Read more...] about Military Appreciation discounts available all year
If you're "of a certain age," as they say, you might remember the layaway desk at department stores. Shoppers who wanted to buy a big-ticket item, or do holiday shopping ahead of time, would put the goods "on layaway." The store would hold the items for them and the customer would pay for the goods … [Read more...] about Are ‘buy now, pay later’ alternatives to layaway a good idea?
Many people seem to have a love-it-or-hate-it attitude toward warehouse stores, but I am a proud card-carrying Costco member because it does save me money. Here's how I save money at Costco and avoid the (expensive) pitfall of overspending on bulk goods. With only two in our household, we … [Read more...] about Can Costco membership save you money?
The beginning of October is shaping up to be a fall savings fest, between Target's Deal Days Oct. 6-8, Amazon's first-ever second Prime Day Oct. 11 and 12, and now Groupon Day Oct . 14, with early savings starting now. If you're not already saving on Groupon deals, sign up here; membership is … [Read more...] about Shop special Groupon Deals Oct. 7-14
For the first time, Amazon is promoting a second Amazon Prime Day in the same year. Amazon Prime Day (Part 2) will take place Oct. 11 and 12, 2022. Find out how you can get ready to score great deals during Amazon Prime Day 2022. Amazon often celebrates its version of “Black Friday” for a … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day deals for October 2022
Thrift store shopping has long been a necessity for those with limited resources, but these days it’s embraced by people of all economic levels who love the thrill of the hunt. Not only is thrifting a dependable way to save money, but it’s fun. Where else can you find a Liz Claiborne skirt (new, … [Read more...] about Snag the best thrift store finds with these insider tips
With the holiday season fast approaching, now is as good a time as any to review what we're really getting at outlet stores. This isn’t meant to discourage people from shopping at outlets; it’s just to advise and to make us better shoppers. Overall, you can save money at an outlet store. The same … [Read more...] about Think you’re saving on high-end stuff at outlet stores? Think again