Thanksgiving has passed, and the holiday shopping day countdown is ticking away – must be hockey season! Our fair nation may be standing on guard as the NHL remains embroiled in a lockout dispute, but amateur players and parents everywhere are pulling out their wallets to take to the ice – and our national sport ain’t cheap.
A Walmart study has found that our disposable income has shrunk steadily over the past 9 months. While inflation can sometimes be the culprit behind less take home pay, feeling lighter in the wallet is more likely attributed to The Latte Effect – spending obliviously on the small stuff can really add up.
There are some seriously steep discounts to be had just south of the border. Before you head off to cash in at the outlet malls, though, make sure you understand the rules of paying duty taxes – and how to travel into the U.S. stress-free.