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Avoid Holiday Impulse Buys

The smarter you get, the more retailers try to outsmart you. Although a new study from Deloitte shows that 90% of people know what they’re buying before they get to a store (and about 66% shop when products are on sale)—anxious retailers are...

Free, Must-Try Shopping Smartphone Apps

Everyone wants to streamline their holiday gift hunt, but downloading (and decoding) a bunch of mobile shopping apps can seem like more effort than it’s worth. So I took a few to the mall to test-drive them. Here are three free ones that work...

Next Steps for a Richer New Year

It’s a system designed to fail. Every year, you’re supposed to make New Year’s resolutions right after the holiday blitz—when you’re beat (and usually broke).A smarter idea: Before the upcoming season sucks all the energy and clarity from your...

Retro Gifts Guys Will Love

He loves his rogue past. He won’t give up the motorcycle boots. His man cave is decked out with old arcade games. This year, bring him back to those simpler times—for under $50. A Classic. ($14.99, Retro Planet) “I’d like to buy the world a Coke…”...

How to Get to the Other Side

What would help you get out of debt? When we asked 3,700 DailyWorth readers, in the recent survey we did with SavvyMoney, a surprising 34% said they wished they had a debt coach. Why? “Because it’s easy to get stuck on the minutiae of paying down...

What If the Holiday of Your Dreams Came True?

Every year you hope and plan for the best possible holiday. And every year (it seems) it never quite works out—whether it’s due to expensive flights, mad work hours, family pressure, not enough money, or all of the above. But what if money and...

Pawning Goes 2.0

If the phrase “pawn shop” conjures up images of grimy storefronts and people desperately hawking heirlooms, please click and drag yourself into the 21st century. These days, along with everything else, pawning has been reinvented online as a...

Hacking the Laptop vs. Tablet Debate

They’re small, they’re sleek—and everyone seems to be buying them (it’s rumored that 250,000 Kindle Fires have been pre-sold already). But do you really need to add to your pile of gadgets? In some instances, yes. Fun factor. Most tablets (for...

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