Tag Archives: Shopping

The Shopping List: A Simple Way to Save Money and Time

A shopping list sounds like such a simple thing to do, but how many times have you arrived at the store with no list and no idea what you really need? It leads to frustration and overspending, doesn’t it? I … Continue reading

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Women Hate Shopping, Too

There are a lot of myths when it comes to shopping, and one of the biggest is that women love to shop while men hate shopping. The truth, according to Lee Eisenberg, author of Shoptimism, is that men and women … Continue reading

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Go Shopping In Your Own Home

When we get bored or stressed, some of us tend to head for the stores to look for something to do. Maybe we want a new book, a new CD, or a new movie. Maybe we want new clothes so … Continue reading

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How Stores Trick You Into Spending More

What a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a lot of research and planning to get you to spend more when you walk into a store. Lee Eisenberg,the author of “Shoptimism” says that the retail outlets are … Continue reading

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Five Reasons a Man Should Shop with His Wife

Editor Note: This is a repost of an article posted last week. David did a live, nationally televised show regarding on ABC Money Matters titled Shop With Your Man: Why husbands should shop with their wives. Although the men I … Continue reading

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Why Is Getting A Good Deal So Difficult?

The other day my son managed to lose a pair of pants from his school uniform. How he did this, I am not sure, since he was wearing them at school that day. Nevertheless, somehow between the end of the … Continue reading

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When Friends Want Validation of Their Spending Choices

It’s well known where I work and in my circle of acquaintances that I am, shall we say, financially conservative. I don’t blow money for fun and everyone knows that about me. So it never ceases to amaze me the … Continue reading

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Stores: Machines Designed to Separate Me from My Money

I’m pretty frugal and don’t get my entertainment from hanging out in stores. Actually, I generally hate shopping except on the rare occasions when there is something I really want that I’m excited about. I can shop online for most … Continue reading

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How I Save Up to 75%: Online Shopping Strategies

Before the days of the Internet, I never really enjoyed shopping for the sake of shopping, especially after the open air “shopping centers” of my youth gave way to the enclosed, artificially lit “shopping malls” of my teenage and early … Continue reading

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Frugal People Will Suffer Least

I recently finished reading Thomas Friedman’s Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Empower America. It’s a very good book if you’re interested in the environment, but it’s also a good read if … Continue reading

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Why Now is the Best Time to Shop

Conventional wisdom has long held that the best deals come close to the holidays. Another bit of conventional wisdom is that the best time to buy is when the economy is in recession and retailers need the money. These age … Continue reading

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Cash or Debit Card?

How does using cash or a debit card influence our spending? About a month ago, I watched a video on Yahoo about an ordinary couple who were challenged to use cash for everything they bought for one week. The idea … Continue reading

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Four Reasons to Shop the Perimeter of the Grocery Store Last

I went grocery shopping today. I went to Publix, where I do all of my shopping. The store was well stocked. The produce was fresh. The employees were helpful and friendly. As I walked the aisles, I thought to myself, … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts: The Art of Giving Intelligently

Christmas and Chanukah and Kwanzaa are coming! That means that if you are a prudent shopper, you have been doing your holiday shopping for many months now. I am sure that all are doing a fine job of controlling their … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Help Your Kids to Spend Wisely

Kids often view cash and gift cards as things that need to be used immediately. I recall how my now grown son spent all of his birthday money within two days after he had received it, often wasting it on … Continue reading

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Do You Really Save Money on Tax Free Weekends?

Now that back to school season is upon us, my state and many others are promoting their upcoming tax free weekends. These are the weekends where you can buy items from certain categories and escape the state and/or local sales … Continue reading

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Price Matching: How to Save Even More

It seems that many businesses and stores these days are willing to fight hard for your patronage. I’ve noticed a lot more stores lately that now offer price matching on equal items from a different store. You simply show the … Continue reading

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What Tricks Help You to Keep from Spending Money?

The question to get your morning rolling today is, What tricks help you from spending money? I was talking with a friend who is super frugal except when it comes to traveling. It seems that he spends virtually all his … Continue reading

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Is More a Better Deal?

The question to get your morning rolling today is, Is more a better deal? This is one of the questions that I truly struggle with on a daily basis. I will give a classic example. I was at a fast … Continue reading

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When Trying to Save Money Can Cost You

The other day my husband and I went to a specific grocery store that we don’t normally shop at to pick up some ice-cream that was on sale. Normally this particular kind of ice-cream (my husband’s absolute favorite) is at … Continue reading

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