The Psychology Behind Sale Shopping

The Psychology Behind Sale Shopping

With Christmas behind us, and a new year ahead of us, now we can focus on our savings, right? Wrong. Fact: there are more sales AFTER Christmas than there were before, and retailers are making it harder and harder to just stay home and enjoy what you’ve already got. Here are 5 ways retailers play on your emotions and get you to spend more than you want to. Continue reading »

Every Last Penny Counts: 10 Tips on How to Haggle

Every Last Penny Counts: 10 Tips on How to Haggle

I have two friends, Ben and Jill, who both have the uncanny ability to sniff out a deal. And if they can’t sniff one out, they make their own. Seriously, I have never known anyone else to find deals like these two do. Take, for example, the kitchen appliances they found on Kijiji. Ben and Jill paid $325 for high-end, stainless steel Frigidaire models that would have cost them $3500. Not only that, but they sold their old ones for $500 and made a $175 profit. Ben and Jill have saved a LOT of money by being smart hagglers. Here’s Ben and Jill’s advice on how to haggle yourself a deal. Continue reading »