What You Need to Know About Online vs. In-Store Shopping

What You Need to Know About Online vs. In-Store Shopping

For some, shopping is a hobby. For others, it’s a chore. Love it or hate it, we have to shop. Purchasing partisans and retail recluses alike—we all need food, clothes, and home supplies.

At least these days the methods for getting that hobby or chore done are ever-growing. You can still enjoy a leisurely stroll down every aisle, sipping hot coffee to retro pop music. But now you can also literally upgrade your entire wardrobe or fully stock your pantry while you wait for that casserole to finish baking.

With the change in shopping options comes a new hot debate for those who don’t want to blow their budget in the store or online.

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How to Set up your Black Friday Budget and Shopping Plan

How to Set up your Black Friday Budget and Shopping Plan

Christmas is like the Olympics of shopping. And Black Friday is like the Opening Ceremonies.

Yes, it’s a bit wild and over-hyped. But it’s the glorious kickoff to the weeks of shopping to come. Plus, you can find some unbelievable deals!

With all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the retail holiday, it’s easy to get sucked into the excitement and overspend. Once you start swiping, it’s hard to stop. So how do you get the best bargains without throwing a javelin through your budget?

This just happens to be our specialty. Check out our top four tips for a budget-friendly Black Friday. And let the games begin!

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8 Ways to Maximize Your Lunch Hour Shopping

8 Ways to Maximize Your Lunch Hour Shopping

It’s fun to take your lunch hour at work. Shopping or just strolling around the parking lot to stretch your legs provides a welcome break from your busy day.

But you may have a lot to pack into those 60 minutes—and so does everyone else. About 93% of working professionals leave the office to shop, take care of errands, or buy stuff online while out to lunch, according to a survey by Captivate. Weaving through traffic leaves you little time to comparison shop, exercise, or drop off the dry cleaning that’s been sitting on your bedroom floor for days.

Let’s put some punch into your lunch schedule. We’ve got eight ideas to help you get the most out of your break time.

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10 Items You Should Buy Generic

10 Items You Should Buy Generic

Sometimes it’s worth paying a higher price for a name-brand product. Maybe you like the taste of a particular food or you want a certain brand of baby diapers—we totally get that.

But what about those items you hardly think about, like trash bags or sugar? You could save a hefty amount, possibly to 20–30%, by purchasing the generic version instead. You probably won’t even notice a difference in your daily routine. Plus, that extra money can make a big impact on your budget.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not, and here are 10 ways we can prove it to you. Next time you go shopping, look for the generic versions of these items.

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