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Shopping http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/137/all/feed en US web shopping touches new 5-day record of $6.9 billion http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121217/us-web-shopping-touches-new-5-day-record-69-billion-id-1701712584.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cyber shoppers in the US have really opened up their wallets this Christmas!! With retailers offering lucrative online deals and offers, increasing numbers of consumers bought items through the Internet!!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/images%20%2841%29.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="166" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Online spending hit $6.9 billion last week for the 2012 holiday season, an 11 percent increase over last year according to new data from comScore.</p> <p>The past week saw a noticeable increase in e-commerce momentum as growth rates surged in what the Web measurement firm is calling the “heaviest” five-day-week of Internet shopping on record.</p> <p>Last week saw more than $1 billion in spending.</p> <p>"This past workweek saw four days surpass the billion dollar spending threshold during the heaviest five-day online shopping period on record," ComScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said in a statement. "With this most recent week in the books, the peak spending period may now be in our rear-view-mirror."</p> <p><strong>Top online spending days in history</strong><br /> US consumers online have spent close to $34 billion since November 1st, up by 13 percent compared with the same period last year. </p> <p>According to ComScore, so far this season retailers have tallied more than $1 billion in online retail sales on 11 individual days surpassing last year’s total of 10 days.</p> <p>Seven days have hit the $1 billion spending mark this holiday season. From Dec. 1-7 three days crossed $1 billion: Monday, Dec. 3 ($1.117 billion), Tuesday, Dec. 4 ($1.362 billion) and Wednesday, Dec. 5 ($1.051 billion).</p> <p>Thanks to its intense promotional activity, Cyber Monday (Nov.26) vaulted into the top spot, as the biggest earner ever at $1.465 billion.</p> <p>Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 ranks second with $1.362 billion, followed by Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 (Green Monday) with $1.275 billion and Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 with $1.263 billion </p> <p>ComScore chairman Gian Fulgoni stated, “This past workweek saw four days surpass the billion dollar spending threshold during the heaviest five-day online shopping period on record.</p> <p>“With this most recent week in the books, the peak spending period may now be in our rear-view-mirror – but the online holiday shopping season is not over yet. We should have one more headline day on Free Shipping Day this Monday the 17th as the procrastinators among us scramble to order gifts in time for Christmas next week. </p> <p>"For the season-to-date, the growth rate based on corresponding days last year is 13 percent. But, with two extra shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, we still expect that the full season will realize a growth rate well north of 13 percent.”</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to ComScore, so far this season retailers have tallied more than $1 billion in online retail sales on 11 individual days.</p> </div> </div> </div> $6.9 billion new 5-day record Shopping Top Story United States US web shopping Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:38:17 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701712584 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Black Friday losing its aura? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121120/black-friday-losing-its-aura.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wondering why the jingles have started so early this season, well you might not be alone! Customers are happy and so are shopkeepers who are doling out deals. The bigger question is, whether Black Friday is losing its aura!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not excited about Black Friday shopping? Hundreds others might be feeling the same!</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With more people on the go than ever, juicy deals being available throughout the year and e-commerce being hot property these days, the aura around Black Friday is diminishing. As per a survey done by RetailMeNot.com, most of the shoppers will be done with all the holiday season shopping much before Black Friday. </p> <p><strong>Shoppers on the go</strong><br /> Mobile e-commerce is in vogue and a deluge of tablets, smartphones and other mobile gadgets have powered it in a big way. A recent survey done by Accenture found that around a quarter of all shoppers make use of e-commerce websites to purchase gifts of their choice. </p> <p>Such intelligent smartphone apps are available these days that you will get access to juicy deals on a variety of products, including electronics, apparel, gifts and more on your fingertips, quite literally. With so much on offer already, why wait for Black Friday?</p> <p><strong>Deals, deals and more deals</strong><br /> Online retailers are vying hard for matching the best deals available on brick-and-mortar stores. This sets a race to the bottom type of situation, with each side trying to lure the customers with a better price. The customer ends up being the real winner by pocketing a juicy deal. </p> <p>One such interesting multi-cornered competition is being witnessed between the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon and others. While Apple is known for high end products which are highly pricey, Google and Amazon are undermining the markets by offering products at ridiculously low rates (Read: <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121104/mobile-price-undermining-google-and-amazon-may-hurt-all-players.html" target=blank>Mobile Price Undermining by Google and Amazon</a>)</p> <p><strong>Fight against ‘show-rooming’</strong><br /> A common tendency among shoppers is to identify a particular product in a showroom and purchase it elsewhere. This approach helps them to pocket stupendous deals, but is a headache for sellers!</p> <p>The solution? Shopkeepers have started offering deals that are available nowhere else. Who would mind purchasing an item and getting a gift or a heavy discount on other purchases? I won’t, so I’ll be on the lookout for such exclusive deals. </p> <p>Happy Shopping – Black Friday or not!! </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Black%20Friday%20Shopping_0.jpg" alt="Black Friday losing its aura" title="Black Friday losing its aura" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reasons behind Black Friday losing its sheen:</p> <p>1. E-Commerce making it easier for shoppers to purchase anything on the go</p> <p>2. Race among retailers, online or otherwise, to offer lowest price</p> <p>3. Juicy deals on offer around the year</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-label">imagecaption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Black Friday not as hot as earlier</p> </div> </div> </div> Amazon Apple Black Friday black friday shopping clothing electronics gifts Google Lifestyle Samsung Shopping Spending Thanksgiving Day Top Story Travel & Money United States Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:36:41 +0000 Ethen Hunt 1701712460 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Spend wisely this festival/holiday season http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121014/spend-wisely-festivalholiday-season.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It is important to strike a balance between expenses and pleasantry holiday experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the onset of much aniticipated holiday/festive season, certain tips can help you to control the budget.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The second half of the year marks the flamboyant blend of winter (or summers, if you reside south of the equator) festivities and holidays. You wait desperately the first half to plan a splendid time with kids and do away with the work burden.</p> <p>However, the season brings more joy if planned smartly. Spending wisely is desired but usually not executed that way.</p> <p>Give a shot to these tips and experience a remarkable change in your expenses. </p> <p><strong> What happened last time? </strong><br /> Remember those frustrating moments last holiday season when everything happened beyond your control, the more you tried reining in your budget, the more it went awry? </p> <p>Obviously, a repetition is least desired. </p> <p>Before structuring your budget during upcoming holiday season, sit down and devote proper time for reviewing why and what went wrong last time. Make a note of don'ts, so as to prevent them from emerging again screwing your pleasant holiday experience. </p> <p>This will help you know what a particular commodity such as clothing should cost. Evaluate if the budget didn't work at a particular point, and make necessary modifications in your plans.</p> <p><strong> Start early </strong><br /> Good deals are usually available before the start of a season, or the period after it. For instance November stays the perfect time to shop essential merchandise for the much anticipated Xmas - New Year eve and October for the Navratras- Diwali period. </p> <p>Don't skip bargain opportunities, as the commodity quality remains near about same at a much cheaper price. This will restrict your budget and increase your savings. All you need is begin shopping early. Moreover, earlier you start, more excitement keeps building for the holiday-festive season ;)</p> <p><strong> Don't swap and pay </strong><br /> The modern methods of payments still don't go down well with many of our elders. The primitive method of payment, cash, holds an innate importance. It is proven that we tend to spend more and unnecessary with cards than with cash, because with every payment, the number of cash notes in your pocket keep decreasing, making you realise its worth. </p> <p>Believe it or not, a simple card swap doesn't develop that feeling. This season, try avoiding debit/credit cards. Carrying hefty cash may sound unsafe, but it will extensively cut down your expenses.</p> <p><strong> A delightful season </strong><br /> Always remember, little things that bring joy stay alive for a longer time than expensive gifts, food and hangouts.</p> <p>Spend this holiday season with whomsoever you are close to; a simple home cooked cake and a get together will bring more fun than visiting an expensive resort, that would keep you alarmed about the inbcreasing bill and extract the fun out. </p> <p>Moreover, who says a good holiday ought to go the other way.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/ski-holiday-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Without compromising the essence of splendid holiday season, expenses can be controlled following certain tips:<br /> 1. Reviewing the previous yerar budget<br /> 2. Starting shopping early to avail all discounts<br /> 3. Changing your cash payment habbits</p> </div> </div> </div> bargain budget. cheap discount offers Expense festive season holiday season Shopping spend wisely Spending Sun, 14 Oct 2012 05:57:45 +0000 Akshay Sharma 1701712203 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Apollo 13 checklist sells for $380k http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111201/apollo-13-checklist-sells-380k-id-1701711429.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Commander James Lovell's famous checklist that helped steer the failed Apollo 13 mission home was snapped up for $388,375 at an auction in Texas.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/294989-111201-apollo-13-039-s-checklist.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold the checklist Wednesday to an anonymous collector during its 'Sp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lovell's calculations to transfer the command module’s navigation data to the lunar module guidance system were critical to identify the crew’s position in space and land the spacecraft safely.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111201/apollo-13-checklist-sells-380k-id-1701711429.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> $380k notebook aborted mission anonymous collector Apollo 13 Hobbies James Lovell Lovell's calculations Lovell's checklist lunar landing Odd News Shopping Space space memorabilia Space Signature Auction Spending Texas auction Top Story United States Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:33:03 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701711429 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Black Friday online sales jump 26 percent http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111128/black-friday-online-sales-jump-26-percent-id-1701711424.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Initial numbers for Black Friday sales for internet retailers present a pretty rosy picture.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/black-friday-online.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Though Black Friday is considered as the biggest day of the year for brick-and-mortar retail stores,</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite analysts' predictions that early opening of brick-and-mortar retailers would slash e-commerce, data shows 50 million Americans visited online retail sites on Black Friday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111128/black-friday-online-sales-jump-26-percent-id-1701711424.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> $816 million amazon.com Black Friday ComScore Cyber Monday Internet online sales online shopping Retail e-commerce sales jump 26 percent Shopping shopping traffic Spending Technology Thanksgiving Top Story United States Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:30:56 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701711424 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Woman surrenders in Walmart pepper spraying case http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111127/woman-surrenders-walmart-pepper-spraying-case-id-1701711421.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A woman came forward and surrendered to authorities in connection with the Black Friday pepper spray incident at a San Fernando Valley Walmart, police said Saturday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/6a00d8341c630a53ef0153938bded8970b-600wi%20%281%29.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>She turned herself in to Los Angeles police around 8:30 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A woman pepper sprayed other deal hunting shoppers to give herself an edge in the video game aisle of the Walmart.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111127/woman-surrenders-walmart-pepper-spraying-case-id-1701711421.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Black Friday competitive shopping not charged Odd News pepper spray Shopping Top Story United States Walmart woman surrenders Sun, 27 Nov 2011 07:58:08 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701711421 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Violence mars Black Friday shopping across US http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111126/violence-mars-black-friday-shopping-across-us-id-1701711418.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A string of violent incidents marred Black Friday sales, the annual bargain hunting ritual that kicks off the traditional Christmas shopping season after Thanksgiving.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/6a00d8341c630a53ef0153938bded8970b-600wi.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Shootings, brawls, stabbings and a pepper spray attack were reported from across the nation as thron</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shootings, brawls, stabbings and a pepper spray attack were reported from around the nation as throngs of unruly shoppers scrambled to grab the best Black Friday deals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111126/violence-mars-black-friday-shopping-across-us-id-1701711418.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Black Friday Odd News pepper spray attack sales shooting Shopping stabbing theft Top Story United States unruly shoppers violent incidents Sat, 26 Nov 2011 09:35:19 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701711418 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Woman uses pepper spray to grab Black Friday deals http://www.themoneytimes.com/20111125/woman-uses-pepper-spray-grab-black-friday-deals-id-1701711417.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/Black_Friday_LA_Walmart.JPG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="185" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Black Friday got off to a spicy start!</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A woman unleashed pepper spray on shoppers at a Walmart in Los Angeles to get her hands on Black Fri</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20111125/woman-uses-pepper-spray-grab-black-friday-deals-id-1701711417.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Black Friday Odd News pepper spray Shopping shopping deals shopping rage Top Story United States Walmart Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:40:32 +0000 amiteshwar 1701711417 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Microsoft offers Black Friday deals http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111125/microsoft-offers-black-friday-deals-id-1701711415.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For all those hoping to grab a bargain on gadgets, Microsoft is offering substantial discounts on a range of products for a special Black Friday sale!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/images%20%2857%29_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As with other major retailers, the software giant is hoping to whip up a Black Friday frenzy with so</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All the online and store deals at Microsoft are scheduled to end on Monday, Nov. 28.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111125/microsoft-offers-black-friday-deals-id-1701711415.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assassins Creed Revelations Batman: Arkham City Battlefield 3 Black Friday Business Call of Duty Black Ops FIFA 12 Forza 4 gadget discounts laptop discounts Microsoft NBA 2K12 office software Shopping Technology Top Story United States Xbox 360 xbox games Fri, 25 Nov 2011 10:43:43 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701711415 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Black Friday Shopping? Get Ready http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111124/black-friday-shopping-get-ready.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are obsessed with saving money, Black Friday can just be the right day for you to bag great bargains.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From planning what to buy and how, these tips will help you make the most of your holiday shopping this Black Friday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>But before you hit the stores and start jostling with the crowds on the biggest shopping day of the </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/black-friday-shoppers.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111124/black-friday-shopping-get-ready.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bargains Black Friday doorbusters holiday shopping price guarantees Shopping shopping deals shopping tips smartphone apps Spending Top Story United States Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:16:38 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 1701711413 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Top 10 Apps for Black Friday 2011 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111121/top-10-apps-black-friday-2011.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last year, we brought apps to your notice to beat the deluge of shoppers that is an inevitability on Black Friday. Given that a year is enough time in the tech world for those apps to become obsolete, we checked the app markets again, and found these 10 apps to be the best to help you save your money, your time and, most importantly, your sanity this Black Friday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want to make shopping on Black Friday a much smoother and smarter experience? Try these apps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most of the apps are available for both iPhone and Android, unless otherwise mentioned.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Black-Friday-shopping_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="123" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111121/top-10-apps-black-friday-2011.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Black Friday compare prices Decide Fast Mall GasBuddy Gift List iPhone Lemon Personal Technology Price Check Sale Saver LT Shopping shopping deals ShopSavvy ShopStyle smartphone apps Spending TGI Black Friday Top Story United States Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:06:02 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 1701711402 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Spendthrift Wife? Here's How to Control Her http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110119/spendthrift-wife-here039s-how-control-her-id-101701709162.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Money conflicts are common to all households. But if your wife is splurging your hard earned money on things that you don’t even require, perhaps its time you draw the line.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A spendthrift wife could be a huge financial liability that you will have to bear all your life if you don’t do something about her spending habits now. The Money Times tells you how.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Shopping comes pretty naturally to all females. But it could take the shape of a problem if your wife is finding it impossible to control her urge to spend, and in the process ends up purchasing a lot of non-sense. </p> <p>Since you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you better address this issue before your credit card debt assumes an astronomical figure.</p> <p>Read on for valuable tips:</p> <p><strong>1. Talk About the Problem to Her</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/couple-shopping.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong> How to Spot a Compulsive Shopper</strong></p> <p>To identify whether your wife is a shopaholic is to look out for the following behavioral symptoms: </p> <p><strong>-</strong> She shop when she are depressed, primarily to feel better.</p> <p><strong>-</strong>She end up buying things that she is not in need of.</p> <p><strong>-</strong>She is often clandestine about shopping outings or what she buys.</p> <p><strong>-</strong> Experiences a feeling of guilt on your way back from these shopping excursions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-label">imagecaption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Money conflicts are common to all households. But if your wife is spoofing off your hard earned money on things that you don’t even require, perhaps its time you drew the line.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110119/spendthrift-wife-here039s-how-control-her-id-101701709162.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110119/spendthrift-wife-here039s-how-control-her-id-101701709162.html#comments Budget Cash Credit card financial Money Precautions purchasing shopping Shopping Spendthrift wife Top Story transactions United States Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:38:57 +0000 Gauri Retarekar 1701709162 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 7 Best Winter Deals http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110111/7-best-winter-deals-id-101701709090.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are still trying to figure out how to increase savings, brave the winter winds to steal some of the best deals that the season can offer, The Money Times suggests.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While it’s still snowing outside and you haven’t even recovered from your last month’s holiday shopping fever, there are still a host of winter must-buys that you just cannot miss.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>From cameras to homes, the next two months seem to be just the time to buy a multitude of items that might feature on your wish-list for the year 2011. </p> <p>Here is a list of things that cannot get any cheaper than now all through the year. So, either buy them between January and February or be ready to shell out loads of extra money later in the year. </p> <p><strong>1. Tech Gadgets</strong><br /> Many thanks to the rapidly upgrading technological world. The introduction of new models can be easily translated into the older models getting obsolete faster than ever before. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/couple_shopping.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong> What Never to Buy New?</strong></p> <p><strong> Books</strong> Most books don't get read more than once, and if so, they're astonishingly easy to find used at steep discounts, if not absolutely free..</p> <p><strong>Console Games</strong> Buy used, and you'll pay half or less what they cost new. Console games like those for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3 that list for $60 new, for instance, can often be purchased used for $30 or less a year after release.</p> <p><strong>CDs and DVDs</strong> Just like books, even CDs, and DVDs can be bought at half the price online. Also, you can visit Amazon for great deals on DVD's and CD's</p> <p><strong>Kids’ Toys</strong> It's all but impossible to predict which toy will be a hit and which will lie forlorn at the bottom of the toy box. So rather than gamble at full price, go to consignment shops and yard sales for bargains.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-label">imagecaption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you aren’t too conscious of what colors are going to be ‘in’ in 2011, you might get last year’s old stock for far less. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110111/7-best-winter-deals-id-101701709090.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110111/7-best-winter-deals-id-101701709090.html#comments bed bicycles boats buyers February Homes improvements January motorcycles Prices sales season shopping Shopping swimming pools tech gadgets television sets Top Story United States winters Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:34:12 +0000 Gauri Retarekar 1701709090 at http://www.themoneytimes.com This Could Be the Brand of the Century http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101120/could-be-brand-century-id-10142301.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Good companies make great products. Better companies build a strong, recognizable brand around those products. And the very best companies receive that rarest of honors: becoming a verb.</p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; font-size: 20.16px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Oh, to be a verb!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Netflix_19.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101120/could-be-brand-century-id-10142301.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101120/could-be-brand-century-id-10142301.html#comments brand Business century finance investing investment Investors Shopping stock market United States Sat, 20 Nov 2010 06:03:47 +0000 Jason Moser 142301 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 5 Safety Tips for Online Shopping http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100818/5-safety-tips-online-shopping-id-10124910.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shopping in the virtual world involves a few risks. To avoid financial mishaps it is imperative that you get savvy of the ways you could be duped online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>E-commerce has opened doors to a vast array of possibilities today, online shopping being one of them. But, the million dollar question is, is this mode of shopping safe enough?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prevention, it is said is better than cure. So, take precautions for making your cyberspace shopping safe before a scam artist or hacker cheats you of all your hard earned money. </p> <p>Read on for tips to make your on-line shopping experience a truly safe and remarkable one.</p> <p><strong>1. Shop with Known Companies</strong><br /> Preferably, shop with only those companies that you’ve had tried shopping with earlier. While dealing with an unknown company, take the following precautions:</p> <p><strong>.</strong>Research the company in internet yellow pages.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/woman-shopping-online-with-credit-card.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-label">imagecaption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Online shopping is just as safe or unsafe as shopping the conventional way, only the rules of this game are a little different. So, the sooner you master them, the better it is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100818/5-safety-tips-online-shopping-id-10124910.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100818/5-safety-tips-online-shopping-id-10124910.html#comments Hackers phishing Shopping Spending Top Story United States virtual shopping Wed, 18 Aug 2010 05:33:58 +0000 Gunjan Mehra 124910 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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