From one year to the next, the bulk of the Black Friday sales are more or less the same as they were the year before. And before you get upset, this is actually not a bad thing—if we know that certain items and categories will be marked down by the same amount every year, it makes it a lot easier to make up a holiday shopping list and realistic budget.
Peer-to-peer lending isn't a new concept, but in the past decade, it's really taken off online. Peer-to-peer lending connects people with a little extra cash with those in need, a process which is infinitely better -- both for the consumer and the economy -- than other options, like taking out a payday loan.
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, many consumers are opting out of the mall experience, and choosing to play Santa on their laptops, tablets and mobile devices. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly half of all holiday shopping in 2015 was done online, and that number is only expected to grow in 2016. But while shopping online is convenient, it can also make you an easy mark for scammers.
My husband and I just bought our first house together, and we're currently in the middle of some serious DIY renovations. Last month I wrote about our kitchen upgrades: we put in some new tile, painted our cabinets and installed some new hardware I scored at Overstock for just $40 total! Next up? The bathrooms.
It's official! After a few weeks of limbo pending approval from China, Starwood and Marriott are officially merging. What remains to be confirmed is how Marriott and Starwood's loyalty programs will be combined. Starwood's loyalty program is much loved by its members -- myself included -- and many people in the travel world are worried about what this merger might mean for this very popular program.
Oktoberfest, the annual German celebration of beer and fun, is in full swing now on Munich's Theresienwiese. The festival is running until the first Sunday in October, and if you're looking to get in on the action -- either this year or in 2017 -- here are my tips for saving money on the beer-soaked trip of a lifetime.
Ten years after buying my pillow-top mattress, a decade of sleep had compressed the fluff into a distinct valley in the center. When I started waking up with back pain and stiffness every morning, prompting some serious side eye from my chiropractor, I knew its days were numbered.
We're not huge fans of layaway here at Brad's Deals. While it might seem like an easy way to finance holiday fun, it means paying extra money for things you could buy for less upfront.
The lithium-ion battery on the popular phablet can overheat and catch fire, causing serious burns and property damage. Here's everything you need to know to get a refund on your phone, and keep your family safe from unexpected phone fires.
It's easy to be wooed by the pretty packaging and name-recognition of branded items at the grocery or drug store. Sure, it costs a bit more than the generic stuff, but that's gotta mean it's better, right? Wrong.