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What to buy and not buy in April this year

April may not seem like a big month for shopping, but you’ll find a lot of categories that have good deals. Some of them are practical, so if you want fun and frivolous items, you may have to do more research. Here are suggestions from DealNews.com on what to buy and not buy in April: For Cookware, you’re likely to see deals in April. Read more →


Don’t let scammers spoil your spring vacation

Winter is beginning to fade, and if you’re like me, you’re longing for spring and warm weather. When you’re planning a trip – whether it’s a spring break jaunt or another trip – you may be tempted to sign up an offer that looks like great deal. Unfortunately, scammers sometimes hide behind those offers. All they want is to steal your money. Read more →


What to buy and not buy during March 2024

March isn’t one of the hottest months for finding deals, but you may be able to score great savings on several items in March as long as you know what to shop for. DealNews.com offers the following suggestions: Pi Day – March 14 is Pi Day because it’s 3-14 and it celebrates the mathematical constant pi, 3.14159. Look for restaurants that offer deals for $3.14. Read more →


What to do on Presidents’ Day

How’s your Presidents’ Day going? I got lucky and my daughter is visiting from Madrid. We’ve been checking out the sights in Seattle and getting together with her friends. If you need some ideas for activities for the holiday, consider the following: (1) Read biographies of Washington and Lincoln. (2) Ask five friends who their favorite president is and why. Read more →


What to buy and not buy in February

Since many people emptied out their pocketbooks for holiday spending, by the time February rolls around, they’re probably still paying off their credit cards. However, there are big opportunities to shop and save in February. Here are some suggestions from DealNews.com on what bargains to look for in February: Read more →


A $50 coat from Pendleton? No, I fell for a scam

For two years, I’ve been shopping for a new red coat. Challenging and time consuming, including returning one I ordered online that didn’t fit, I finally bought an O.K. purple one. Then, I saw a brown plaid Pendleton coat advertised on Facebook for $50. Wow, I thought, that’s a great price. So, I ordered it although it isn’t a color that I like at all. Read more →


Money tips for 2024

Every week, I write and send out my newsletter Helpful Money Tips for You. This week’s newsletter has a number of financial tips that will be valuable to to you and your family during 2024. See it below. I’m getting a lot of compliments on the newsletter. People like it because it’s brief and has information from a variety of sources that they can put to use right away. Read more →


What to buy and not buy in January 2024

Although many people are tired of shopping after the holidays and the bank account may be low, sales in January are worth taking a look at. DealNews.com suggests: Holiday leftovers -- Holiday chocolates, decorations, holiday decor, and clothing are possibilities for savings. Small kitchen appliances -- Expect to see savings on a variety of small appliances. Read more →


Tips you need for holiday returns

The holidays are a big time for spending and gift giving. Americans are expected to spend between 3 percent and 4 percent more in 2023 than last year, about $957.3 billion and $966.6 billion, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation. That’s about $875 per person on gifts, decorations, food, and other holiday-related purchases. Read more →


Tips for shopping on Cyber Monday

With an increase in the use of the internet for shopping, the lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday are blurring. However, my biggest Black Friday shopping recommendation, compare prices, also applies to Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday continues to be the biggest online shopping day of the year, thanks to the deals and the hype the industry has created. Read more →