Shopping & Retail / Appliances

  • 10 things you should always buy used

      

    Buying second hand has become a first choice for saving money, either out of necessity for people or because they're thrifty. But second hand doesn't have to necessarily mean rummaging...

  • 7 easy ways to save at The Home Depot

      

    If you work in the home improvement field or love do-it-yourself projects, there’s a good chance you’ve spent some significant time and money at The Home Depot, one of the...

  • 7 easy ways to maximize your savings at Macy's

      

    Macy’s is a popular department store chain, with around 870 stores and a robust retail site. Macy’s sells a wide range of fashion products and accessories ranging from everyday casual...

  • What to buy when: Seasonal discounts can save you big this year

      

    We’ve probably all regretted buying something too hastily, but the opposite can also happen — you pass up a sale, and then see the item for a much higher price later. To save your...

  • Do you know the new rules for loading the dishwasher?

      

      Do you hate washing dishes? Are you sick of yelling at your spouse or kids to help you with washing the dishes? Good news! Consumer Reports finally has a solution: none of you...

  • These are the 9 best-selling items at Costco right now

      

    You know Costco Wholesale is one of Clark Howard's favorite stores, but do you know what the warehouse club's nearly 87 million members are buying on those bare concrete floors? Read...

  • 9 secret perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it

      

    If you don't already have a membership to Costco, you're missing out on some serious money-saving opportunities! And even if you do have a membership, there are some perks that you...

  • 8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher

      

    Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's cheaper to run a full load of dishes than to hand wash them. You do know...

  • 5 ways you can literally save thousands of dollars using your crockpot

      

    The crockpot (or slow cooker) had a bad rap for a while. But once people started discovering how to use it the right way, everything changed. But, you might ask, how can just using a kitchen...

  • Top 20 Black Friday deals that are worth waiting in line for!

      

    Black Friday is almost here... and many of the Black Friday ads have already been leaked! But with all the hype and every retailer claiming it has the "best" bargains, how do you know...

  • Is rent-to-own a scam?

      

    The holiday season is here and so are an influx of rent-to-own company ads promising hot items at nearly unbelievably low monthly payment amounts. Is rent-to-own a scam? Or is it really a great...

  • 9 items you should never buy at the dollar store

      

    If you're always looking for the best deals, the dollar stores are a great place to save big on a variety of things, from gift wrapping and cards to cleaning products and party...

  • TV buying guide

      

    There are so many choices out there confronting the TV buyer. Everything from TV type like regular old high definition vs. ultra-modern 4K high definition to an insane amount of features on new...

  • Best laundry detergent for your money

      

    What's the best laundry detergent for the money? Consumer Reports has stepped in with new advice. Who does the best job of getting your clothes clean? A recent tally gives...

  • How to set a Black Friday budget

      

    The holidays are almost here! While I think you can start decorating for Christmas too soon (think August), you can never start planning your Christmas and Black Friday budget too early...