Category Archives: Shopping

Deadline Nears at West Coast Ports Which Could Disrupt Retailers

There’s no need for outright panic at the moment, but retailers are becoming a little less at ease as labor negotiations between shipping companies and dockworkers for west coast ports continue. Those shipping ports cover 29 on the west coast … Continue reading

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Walmart, Costco Discount iPhone 5s as Summer Deals Begin to Emerge

It makes good financial sense not to be an early adopter when it comes to the latest technology gadgets, and that includes the latest Apple iPhone offerings. There is a premium price to pay for always having the latest and … Continue reading

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Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

Those fortified cereals with added vitamins and minerals you have been purchasing for your kids may seem like the healthier choice compared to those which don’t have the added nutrients, but they may actually be more harmful than the average … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Receives $800,000 Fine for Overcharging California Customers

One of the golden rules of grocery shopping is to always check your receipt. Grocery stores make mistakes far more often than most people believe, and it’s important to keep your eyes open for these mistakes so you don’t end … Continue reading

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Healthy Buzzwords Get People to Think Spam Is Healthier than Salmon

There’s a specific reason why all the products you see in the grocery store are plastered with healthy buzzwords in bold lettering like “organic,” “heart healthy,” “antioxidant,” “all natural,” “gluten-free” and “whole grain” on their packaging. The simple reason is … Continue reading

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Share a Coke 2014: Would You Buy a Coca Cola with Your Name on It?

You may see your name in the refrigerated section of your favorite stores this summer. In a marketing effort aimed at teens and Millennials, Coca Cola is planning to place the names of the 250 most popular first names in … Continue reading

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United Changes Its Frequent Flier Program: Some Ways to Earn Miles without Flying

For anyone who likes to save money by playing the frequent flier game with airlines, United just made it a little harder for the average person to earn miles to qualify for free airline tickets. This isn’t a surprise. It’s … Continue reading

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Americans Love Debt Again: Consumer Credit Card Spending Surges by $8.8 Billion

Consumers seem to have forgotten their lesson that debt is not their friend. In what might be a positive sign for the economy that consumer spending is increasing, the April data from the Federal Reserve isn’t good news for those … Continue reading

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The Best Credit Cards for Amazon Purchases

By Will Charles Amazon.com is one of the most well known and popular online retailers, because of this in 2013 they did $74.45 billion in revenue. If you’re anything like me you do a lot of your shopping on amazon, … Continue reading

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Is Inexpensive Food Making You Fat?

The conventional wisdom is that we are a nation which is overweight because we’re too lazy to get enough exercise, and we don’t eat enough healthy food. A new study says that these assumptions are wrong. The real problem causing … Continue reading

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What’s Open and What’s Not on Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day weekend is here. With all holidays, it can get confusing about what is open and what’s not. If you’re planning on getting out of the house, there is a good chance that you will need to know what … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Macy’s

Founded in 1858, Macy’s is a department store that has served millions of people and continues to be popular. Despite being a department store with higher quality items that found at discounts stores like Target, it’s still known for good … Continue reading

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Major Retail Stores that are Open and Closed on Memorial Day 2014

There is an assumption that all stores are open on Memorial Day because of all the Memorial Day sales advertising. It’s true that the majority of retail outlets do remain open for this holiday, but not all of them. Below … Continue reading

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What are Good Deals at Memorial Day Sales 2014

If you are in need of certain items, Memorial Day sales can be a great time to buy in certain cases. Most retail stores will be open for the holiday (with Costco being the big exception) trying to get your … Continue reading

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14 Memorial Day Military Discounts and Freebies 2014

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate the brave men and women who died serving our country as part of the military. The holiday became an official federal holiday in 1971, and it’s observed on the last Monday in May … Continue reading

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Are Drug, Liquor and Grocery Stores Open on Memorial Day 2014?

Memorial Day weekend is often referred to as the unofficial beginning of summer, and many people spend the holiday weekend outdoors or barbecuing with friends and family. For those who will have people over and providing food and drink for … Continue reading

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14 Money Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Long before the financial gurus with their TV shows and persona finance books to sell were around, Benjamin Franklin was giving down-to-earth, sound money advice to anyone who would listen. The advice was so sound that it’s still relevant and … Continue reading

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CVS Ranks You Against Others on Your Money Saving Ability

Do you consider yourself an expert saver who is able to get the best deals at the stores where you shop? If you consider yourself good at saving money, and one of the stores your frequent is CVS, you can … Continue reading

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Ever Buy FiveFingers Barefoot Running Shoes? You Are Owed Some Money

If you were one of the millions of people who bought a pair of those strange-looking toe running shoes, you may have some money coming back to you. Vibram, the company that makes the FiveFingers barefoot running shoes, recently settled … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open on Mother’s Day 2015?

This post has been updated for Mother’s Day 2015 (May 10) There is nothing more frustrating than when you go to a store only to find that it’s closed on that particular day. In many instances, the reason for the … Continue reading

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