Prices for patio furniture won't sink any lower, but if you're in the market for a refrigerator or a new set of wheels, patience is likely to pay.
If you need to buy a new mattress, don't get caught napping -- mattress sales are as good as they're going to get. There are other deals to be had as well.
Prime spending season is just getting started, and missteps now could take a long time to correct. Here are the common ones -- and how to avoid them.
If you're looking for a a grill, the deals will be red-hot. But if you're thinking of a tablet, delaying your purchase is likely to save you money.
Attempts to save time or be more efficient can end up costing you money. Here are some habits that are likely to make you spend when you might not have otherwise.
Researchers say our fear of arithmetic causes us to choose deals that aren't really deals. Another study says poor math skills increase the likelihood of defaults.
Sometimes a special price or online coupon code is clearly a mistake. These great deals can mean higher prices later on.
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