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Black Friday Do’s and Don’ts

Recent reports suggest Black Friday weekend will be more popular than ever this year. Find out how to spot misleading discount claims and hunt down the best bargains with these shopping Do’s and Don’ts.

Best Mobile Apps For A Better Black Friday

As the countdown to Black Friday begins, many consumers are eagerly preparing for the most anticipated shopping day of the year. With holiday spending estimated to reach a whopping $655.8 billion this year, shoppers will need a little extra help to score the best deals during a notoriously spendy weekend. Use these seven apps to make your Black Friday shopping experience run smoothly and have money leftover for the rest of the season!

5 Holiday Shopping Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

The holiday season is known to be the most wonderful time of year, but for many it can also be the most stressful. Whether it’s the pricey gifts, travel expenses, or crowds and long lines, the holidays can bring out the grinch in all of us. For those who want to skip the stresses associated with the holiday season, here are five shopping pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

Why Getting into the Holiday Spirit Now Will Benefit Your Budget Later

Many consumers go into the holiday season blindly, with no idea of how much they can actually afford. Taking the time ahead of the season to review finances ensures you have a well-thought-out budget and gives you the time to make adjustments to current spending and savings habits. Use the following tips to help map out your expenses and guide you toward a debt-free holiday season!

No-Clip Coupon Tips

While the traditional practice of clipping coupons and matching them to store sales is a great way to cut costs, there’s a variety of new age couponing options that don’t require hours of searching for the right discounts. In honor of National Coupon Month this September, what better time to review these no-clip coupon tips than now. Take a peek and start saving faster than ever before!

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Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who regularly contributes to leading national and regional news stories. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Better Homes & Garden and many others. Andrea also enjoys writing articles for various personal finance and lifestyle websites and blogs.

Andrea is passionate about sharing ideas and tips to help you live on less without having to sacrifice. She says making a few small tweaks to daily and monthly spending is all you need to do to achieve your dreams within your means. Follow Andrea on Facebook and Twitter for daily savings tips and check back for new videos, magazine stories and blog posts all about saving money!

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