Shopping For Holiday Savings

Christmas Saving TipsThrifty gift-giving may sound like an oxymoron. After all, how can you be prudent when the holiday season has you buying, buying, buying gifts for everyone on your list?

Fortunately, there are many ways you can spend less and enjoy more about the true meaning of the holiday. Celebrate these three tips and save on your shopping! [Read more…]

A Look Into the Future of Retail Payment

future of e-paymentThe last five years have seen the fastest changes in the way we understand currency since the first trader that realized it was easier to make change for coins than it was for chickens.  We’ve seen congressional hearings about credit card security, the invention of a purely digital currency, and the rise of PayPal from nothing, to part of eBay, and then back to being its own standalone company.  It’s all been kind of crazy and hard to keep track of everything. [Read more…]

Cross-Over Designers: High Fashion at a Low Cost

High fashion clothes at discount retailersUnfortunately, we can’t all afford the high cost of famous names and big designers. Or can we?

More and more often, high-end designers such as Isaac Mizrahi, Vera Wang, and Missoni are teaming up with big-box stores and traditional lower-cost retail locations to provide chic fashion for the smart, budget-conscious consumer. [Read more…]

How to Make the Most of Low Prices . . . Without Ending Up with Cheap Clutter

Smart Post-Holiday Shopping TipsIt can be really tempting. Prices are so low right after the holidays that you just want to ‘stock up’ on things because you may need them later.

If you’ve ever gone to the mall with a short list of things you want to buy but came home with tons of bags, not because you wanted to buy stuff to feel good, but because you couldn’t resist the bargains, you know exactly what I mean. And it isn’t just the mall. Ever go to Wal-Mart the day after Christmas and walk through the aisles of gift baskets, chocolates, and other holiday items that are all marked down to 50%? Enough said. [Read more…]