Appliances are one of the few items that really shouldn’t be bought sight unseen. Even if you purchase your next fridge or dishwasher online, you’d be a savvy shopper by testing out the doors and seeing the appliance in person. Chances are, to do these test touch-and-feels, you’ll be making a trek to one of these major retailers: Sears, Lowe’s, or Home Depot. These stores are easy to find and navigate, and offer a wide selection of name brands for the machines you need use every day.
If you’re lucky, the next time you have to run out to buy a kitchen appliance isn’t because of an emergency. You don’t want to be desperately waiting in line the Wednesday before Thanksgiving because your $300 mixer just went kaput.
Entering the world of credit can be intimidating. There are a lot of different cards to choose from, tons of complicated terms, and many horror stories about more experienced credit card users struggling to pay off their high-interest debt.
Diamonds can quickly change from a girl’s best friend to her worst nightmare. By timing the purchase just right, you could end up with a token that gives you great joy ever day and not a financial heartache.
The start of September offers a reprieve from the first few days of school and gives many of us a moment to reflect on our summer. Retailers know this and will come out in full force on Labor Day weekend to entice you off the lounge chairs and into the malls or onto your computer to shop.
Has your sleep haven become a place of fitful tossing and turning because you can’t get comfortable? Your mattress could be preventing you from getting a good amount of shut-eye. It’s usually time to invest in a new mattress if it’s a decade or more old.
The one class not offered in college is time management. Once you enter those college doors, you’re thrust into the very adult world of having to manage your own schedule and your finances – tricky activities that likely weren’t much of an issue in high school. These days, such daunting tasks are made easier by smartphone apps. Since college students already spend an average of 3.6 hours a day on their mobile devices, adding one more app could actually ease the burden of managing their ...
It’s no fun hosting a pool party only to witness your attendees standing around the entire time because you don’t have patio furniture. Before your next gathering, turn your backyard into your second living room. When it’s not pool party season, you can usually find a discount on outside table and chairs.
There’s nothing like a barbecue on a hot summer day, but we say grilling season should last all year. If you live in the coldest, snowiest of climates, sure, there are a few months you do have to keep that grill covered, but the season truly can last longer than July and August. Put on your hoodie and get out there in November, and don’t be shy about warming up your wintery fingers over the grill in early spring. When you’re determined to stretch out the grilling season, you’ll not only be ...
Here’s what no one tells you when you go off to college: You’re on your own when it comes to managing your finances. Maybe you’ll be getting financial help from mom and dad or you got a scholarship or maybe you have a job. Either way, this will most likely be your first time when you have to do some math every day regarding where your money goes – toward a muffin at breakfast, a new textbook, or rent. All of the little daily decisions over your dollars will have an effect on how much you ...