Spring is almost over, and you know what that means: it's time for end-of-season sales! Add Mother's Day and Memorial Day sales to the mix, and May is just a recipe for a month full of deals.
We thought 2016 was a rough year for retailers, but the store closure announcements from top brands haven't stopped in 2017. There have been so many lately that it’s actually hard to keep track of which retailers are going out of business, which are closing stores, and which are shifting their focus to online sales.
The first iPhone came out in early 2007, and ever since, the annual race to upgrade your phone to the newest model has been on. But let's face it – that gets expensive. With today's launch of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8, you might be feeling the upgrade itch. So how can you get that new phone without breaking the bank? Trade-ins!
Buying diamond jewelry – especially a diamond engagement ring – is often second to a house or a car as the biggest purchase a person makes in their lifetime. Because of this, it can be a really daunting process. After all, what kind of diamond should you be buying? What's the difference between something like a flawless solitaire and a slightly included princess cut?
When I began my Whole30 challenge, I knew I was going from a diet heavy on fast food and soda to one that was ultra-healthy but super restrictive. I had some bad habits to break. But I also understood that it was going to change my budget just as much as it would change my body. So I decided to track my food expenses and see if it was true that eating healthy was really more expensive.
It's common knowledge that no Easter celebration is complete without a juicy slice of ham. But this Easter marks the first time I'll have to cook my own, and if I want to get it right, I have a lot to learn.
Walmart just announced yet another unique money saving offer aimed squarely at competing with its rival Amazon, and it's pretty fantastic – especially if you already rely on Walmart for day-to-day shopping.
It seems that every week another retailer announces a slew of store closings. The latest on the list is Payless Shoe Source, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will now close about 400 underperforming stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, which works out to about 10 percent of all their stores.
Most Americans are so used to being targeted by advertising, we often don’t even notice it. After all, we live in a culture where brands are constantly competing to become the next household name. But as a consumer in the United States of Advertising, you need to have a strong BS detector, lets you fall for a half-truth or entirely unsubstantiated claim blaring from every TV, billboard or smartphone every time you open your eyes.
You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. But April brings a whole lot more to the table than just rainy days. We're talking major deals! After all, April is the month that spring cleaning starts, the school year begins to wind down, and wedding season starts up.