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Buyer Beware: Avoiding Shopping Scams

It has been described as an opportunity to obtain funds or other forms of services through fraudulent means, and it is rampant across our society. Otherwise known as a swindle, until the birth and popularity of the information superhighway, the swindle artist was somewhat restricted to confined areas. Thanks to the Internet and its popularity, especially in the area of shopping, anyone can fall victim to a fraud. Knowing what to look for in a possible swindle will be the first step to protecting yourself from becoming a victim. Continue Reading

Shopping? Why You Should Consider Consignment/Secondary Stores

There is a growing trend that has taken off with women since the height of the country’s recession; consignment store shopping. It’s a trend that seems to keep expanding in the shopping world; the buying of goods at consignment and secondary stores. These stores are often referred to by any number of different names; the thrift store, consignment shop, resale store, secondary store and outlet shop. Regardless of which name they choose, the appeal is that they are buying pre-used, or pre-loved goods at a price substantially lower than new goods at retail or department stores. Continue Reading

Etiquette and Money: Tipping Right

Many people often wonder how much is the appropriate amount for a tip. This is not as simple as it seems. There are many situations where a tip is proper but the amount of the tip varies in these different situations. Here are a few simple things that will help guide you when you are tipping for a service.Continue Reading

Freebies: 10 Ways to Get Free Stuff Online

There are many ways to get free stuff and some of those ways are online.
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All About eBay: Tips for Buyers and Sellers

eBay is the world’s largest online auction. This online auction allows the buying and selling of thousands of different items. While eBay is created to be a simple way of buying and selling, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind to successfully buy and sell items.Continue Reading

Stress-Free Selling: 5 Ways To Make Selling Your House a Breeze

In the lives of most people there will be three moments that define their financial livelihood: Getting married, buying a home, and then selling that home down the line. So it is completely understandable that people walk into these situations with heavy feet, an anxious mind, and the desire to do as well tas possible. Buying a home, usually, is easy and simple. The power is the hands of the purchaser and, typically, they have the most leverage in negotiations. Selling a home, however, is much more difficult. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Listed below are 5 ways to make selling your home a breeze.Continue Reading

Consumer Tips: How to Score Deals While Shopping

If you shop right you should be able to score deals while shopping. Whether its from coupon savings or from catching the great deals from sales. If you watch the ads on television or catch them on the internet you can find some really great deals just from paying attention. Continue Reading

This, Not That!: Cheaper Alternatives to Popular Products

In today’s economy, saving money is more important than ever. The cost of everything has gone up, and the family can sometimes struggle to make ends meet. There are lots of ways to help save money though. It just takes a willingness to spend a little time and be a bit creative.Continue Reading

Finding Quality: Products Worth Your Extra Cents

With the advent of high production with low costs, quality is a concept lost on many manufacturers. While consumers have the option of purchasing products at various quality levels, there are some products that are worth the extra cents, just to get the better quality item. Quality may be subjective to some consumers but there are products that make sense to pay a little extra.Continue Reading

Google It Before Getting It: The Perks of Online Shopping

Google, one of the internet’s most advanced search engines, can come in handy for online customers who are contemplating whether or not to purchase a product over the internet. Making the decision to Google it before getting it provides shoppers with a vast collection of product ratings, customer reviews, and product information, allowing the shopper to compare merchandises and save money. The sophisticated search engine is just one of the many perks of online shopping, which allows customers to browse goods in the comfort of their own home and have products delivered straight to their door.Continue Reading