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Don’t let a fire or the injury of a child ruin your holiday season

The holidays may be different during the pandemic because family gatherings may be smaller or people may be visiting virtually. However, it’s still important to protect yourself from possible dangers associated with holiday trees, candles, cooking fires, and unsafe toys. Read more →

Watch out for dangerous toys this holiday season and during pandemic times

Children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards because they are likely to be at home more due to the pandemic, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund warns. It can be a difficult task, trying to keep kids of different ages busy with safe activities they can perform without supervision. Read more →

What to buy and not buy on Amazon Prime Day

This year, instead of Amazon Prime Day being in July, it’s Oct. 13 and 14. What bargains should you look for? The most important thing to do is to compare prices. The “bargain” may or may not be saving you any money. Read more →

What to buy and not buy in December

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still deals to be had. Watch the sales, and you can find bargains. However, there are some items you want to avoid buying in December. Here’s what recommends you look for and avoid in December: What to buy before Christmas DVDs and blu-rays Gift cards Jewelry Headphones What to buy after Christmas Toys, but particularly video games Holiday decor What not to buy in December Exercise equipment Bedding Winter clothing Read more →

Tips for shopping on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday has a reputation for being the leftovers from Black Friday. However, it can actually have the better deals. Americans spent an estimated 27 percent more money online on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday last year. One reason is probably it’s more convenient to order deals on Cyber Monday than fight the Black Friday crowds. Tips for shopping on Cyber Monday include: Make a plan. You need to have a holiday budget for spending. Don’t let possible deals on Cyber Monday lead you to overspent. Do research. Know what the prices are for the items on your list. That way, you won’t be fooled by deals that really aren’t deals. Abandon your cart. Sometimes, when you leave items in an online cart, a company will say they noticed and will send you a 10 percent off coupon to try to get you to go back and purchase the items. However, again, compare prices. Make sure you’re not paying more. Read more →