Five Ways to Get Out of the Supermarket Without Overspending

Grocery shopping is tricky anytime, but especially challenging when you’re on budget. On one hand, having everything you need in one place

This is What You Need to Know About Buying a Mattress

If you want to drive yourself nuts, go shopping for a new mattress. You’ll hear dozens of theories on coils,

Best Time to Bag a Bargain

Extreme bargain hunters have something in common—timing. They’ve got it down to a science and I’m talking about specific days and

My Shopping Addiction Rehab Program

Shopping is my thing. I love the thrill of the hunt, that feeling of discovery and the joy of a bargain.

3 Simple Ways to Beat Retailers at Their Own Games

Retailers work hard to get our money. They offer special promotions and put other tactics into play, even hiring human

Frugal Food Shopping 101

As food costs continue to soar, it’s a good time to revisit the basics of frugal food shopping. Follow

Back-to-School Brings Out Shopping Lists and Fundraisers, Too

I been sleeping in a cave for a 100 years? Sure feels like it.

I just read that as a

Best Time to Buy a Computer, Where to Buy a TracFone and How to De-Smoke a Microwave

There was a time when grabbing the best prices was all about where and when you shopped. Savvy shoppers would wait all

How to Win the Warehouse Club Game

They’re big, they’re filled with temptation and millions of people shell out fifty bucks a year on average to be

Want What You Have, Buy What You Need

Years ago, I read in The New York Times that according to Yankelvich Research, the average American adult

Online Shopping Safety Tips

As convenient as Internet shopping can be (stores never close, no parking problems, no cranky salespeople), there are

Bargains on Stuff Kids Need for School

Most people aren’t paying attention in the middle of summer when stores like Office Depot and Staples go

Signs You Might Be a Shopaholic

 

You can own 85 pairs of shoes 100 DVDs and not suffer from shopaholism. The test, experts say, is

Get a New Grocery Shopping Attitude

 

1. Exercise patience. Instead of buying items when you run out, watch for bargain prices on products you want

Holiday Shopping Guide for Whole Family Gifts

 

Whether your family tree is a small sapling or a mighty oak, it can get spendy to buy an

Shop Twice, Buy Once

 

Every week I invite readers of this column to send me their clever tips for how to save time

The Art of Consignment Shopping

Everything I know about buying and selling clothes on consignment I owe to my friend Kathleen, a remarkably well-dressed woman.

Online Shopping and Its Pitfalls

Are you more apt to overspend at the mall or online? Can’t decide? While you’re thinking, I’ll go first. I

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Creative Ways to Shop, Save and Give

I love getting feedback from readers about past columns. Whether it’s an email to me at Mary[at]EverydayCheapskate.com or a comment

Outlet Shopping Confusion

Dear Mary,

Recently my sister and I spent a day shopping at outlets. I was pretty pleased with some good