Fortunately, I was able to get a great deal on Black Friday. I need a new Apple iMac because I can no longer get updates for mine. It’s 12 years old. I’ve been watching the prices for the Apple 27” iMac with Retina 5K display for months. Finally, for Black Friday, Apple reduced the price $600.
If you’re going to shop for deals on Black Friday – the sales are now available earlier, stick around longer, and are increasingly moving online – be sure to keep comparing prices. Sometimes prices are marked way up then marked way down. During my journalism career, I’ve written articles on items likely to be on sale each month during the year.
I just wanted to write and let you know today about what's going on with my newsletter. I scour personal finance websites every week to find the best tips for people to use in their personal finance lives. I've been getting a lot of positive feedback on it. Recently, J. Money of Budgets Sexy took a look at my newsletter.
More than half a million Black+Decker garment steamers are being recalled after consumers are burned
Big product recalls from last week included an exploding aerosol air freshener for linens, an exercise bicycle with loose pedals, canvas shoes with toxic chemicals, and a garment cleaner that can cause burns. I’m sharing details about the largest one, the garment steamer that has burned 32 people.
Checked out the latest recalled recently? It’s important to follow recalls to keep you and your loved ones safe from unnecessary injuries and even death. The largest recall from last week is a Magic Chef air fryer with about 11,750 being recalled. The air fryer can overheat, posing fire and burn risks.
Decades ago, I remember writing about energy efficiency labels being proposed for appliances. It was exciting when the new yellow labels appeared listing the estimated amount of energy an appliance would use in a year. Most people these days recognize the yellow labels and rely on them while shopping.
It’s time to take a look at last week’s recalls. Keeping an eye on recalls could help save you or a family member from an injury or even death. For example, children’s products are recalled frequently, more than twice a week, according to KID, Kids in Danger. That means about 100 children’s products recalled each year.
Take steps to protect your kids and grandkids from button batteries as more kids are swallowing them
Pediatric battery-related emergency room visits increased significantly from 2010 to 2017, with children aged 5 years and younger having the highest rates. An estimated 7,032 battery-related emergency room visits occurred annually in children under 18 from 2010 to 2019, more than twice the number from 1990 to 2009.
August marks the beginning of the end of summer, as well as a new school year. While it may seem like it’s only a good time to buy pencils, notebooks, and backpacks, August is much more than back to school sales. It brings tax free shopping, deals on summer clothing, garden tools, and much more.
One thing I’ve noticed about being an older adult is that you lose friends and relatives, and the older you get, the more often people your age pass away. Last week, my former husband died. At the left is our wedding photo. Divorced in 1986, we were married for 23 years and had two daughters.