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Sep 15, 2010 8:38PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Cotton costs twice as much as it did a year ago, and supplies are at a 20-year low. Fortunately, you have a few months to stock up before clothing prices rise.

Sep 14, 2010 2:30PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Furniture firm's Life Improvement Project encompasses furniture and community service.

Sep 14, 2010 6:14AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Companies use behavioral economics to squeeze our wallets. And, sadly, they're on the bleeding edge of research.

Sep 10, 2010 6:47PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Social network games are big money, and name-brand products are joining the quest to make real dollars from virtual goods.

Sep 9, 2010 7:16PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

You know that generic products are cheaper than name-brand ones, but are you clinging to the belief they're also inferior?

Sep 9, 2010 10:22AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

More outlets are going online. What savvy shoppers need to know.

Sep 8, 2010 9:00PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Target is a great source for the Kindle and green household cleaners, among other things, but better deals for some products can be found elsewhere.

Sep 7, 2010 9:02AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The silver lining of living paycheck to paycheck? Better sales.

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