If you plan to chase away those end-of-summer blues with some retail therapy, DailyFinance has what you need: a rundown of some of the best deals and shopping tips for the Labor Day weekend, from the savings gurus at FatWallet.com, ShopItToMe.com, BradsDeals.com and DealDecor.com.
If August is all about scoring deals on backpacks and other back-to-school items, then what should you buy in September? The editors at DealNews took a look at historical data and came up with the best and worst things to buy this month.
Despite heat waves, penny-pinching parents and a weak job market, stores posted generally solid sales in August. They benefited from a sharper focus on inventory control, giving locals stores more say in merchandising and by using well-timed promotions.