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Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the fact that regardless of the price, a bargain isn’t a smart purchase if it compromises a person’s overall financial health.
If you saw a $5-off coupon on the ground would you pick it up?
In today’s economy, few people can afford to pass up the opportunity to save money, but many do when they throw away their coupons.
When Lynne Dahlheimer of Alexandria retired five years ago, she set out on a mission to supplement her household income by amping up her coupon clipping.
In the first year of her retirement she kept a log of her savings – $18,000 was her total by year’s end.
The last-minute holiday shopping crunch is upon us, and shoppers across the nation are making online purchases in record numbers. In fact, a recent study showed that more than half of consumers say they will buy most of their holiday gifts via the Internet this year.
Looking for a special holiday gift for someone who enjoys the outdoors? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) online gift shop at www.mndnr.gov can help.
The site offers a variety of gift ideas including a magazine, books, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, and state park gift cards and permits.
Financial counselors at The Village Family Service Center advise consumers to shop smart by planning ahead. Following are five steps consumers should take before hitting the stores on Black Friday, helping them enjoy their shopping excursion without harming their pocketbook.
Given the economy this past year and with the biggest shopping days upon us, it’s important to think about holiday spending and the true cost of using plastic for those unbeatable deals you’re sure to be tempted with this holiday season.
Although it may be smaller than other cities, Alexandria’s
retail industry packs a punch.
In fact, a new report shows that Alexandria’s retail sector is twice as powerful as other comparable-sized cities in the state.
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