Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Plan ahead, spend wisely, stay secure.

Like many retail events, the back-to-school shopping season seems to start earlier and earlier. Here are ways to focus on buying only what you need, finding good values and keeping your financial information safe when shopping online or in stores.                                   Continue reading

Breaking Up with Name Brands

Reprinted Courtesy of  “It’s a Money Thing” 

Grocery shopping

Picture this scenario: you’re steering your shopping cart through the sliding doors of the supermarket, shopping list in hand. As you walk the aisles, there’s a strategy you can use to save an average of 33% on your entire purchase. It doesn’t require any coupon cutting or signing up for rewards cards. And the best part? You still get every single item on your list. The secret? Buying private-label products instead of brand-name products.

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