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8 Best Things to Buy in September

To start the last quarter, good deals can be found on patio items, old iPhones, denim, gardening supplies, bikes, school supplies, cars and holiday travel.

The 5 Best Things to Buy in January

January can be an overlooked and underrated month when it comes to shopping. But along with New Year's resolutions and warm hearts, the month brings some really great deals.

Think Online Retailers Charge Us All the Same Price? Think Again

One of the best things about shopping online was how easy the Web made it to compare prices so you could be sure you were getting the best deals. Not anymore: Now, many companies are using your personal data to decide what prices to offer you for their products.

Brand Name vs. Store Brands: How to Get the Best Bargain

Supermarkets stock dozens of options for any given food item, and if you're trying to save money, generic or store brands usually offer a better deal -- but not always. So, which products will get you the most bang for your buck?

The 10 Best Tools to Guarantee You're Getting the Very Best Price

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to for what they buy, and with all the deal-finding tools out there, there's no reason you should have to. From barcode-scanning apps to browser extensions that automatically seek out lower prices and coupon codes, here are a some of our favorites.

Buying Car Insurance: You Better Shop Around

With more and more car insurance providers offering online quotes and sign-ups, switching insurers is now easier than making a three-point turn. Here's a simple run-down of when, why and how to hunt down to best deal on a policy you hope you'll never need to use.

Don't Wait Until Super Saturday: This Weekend's Best Deals

Next weekend brings Super Saturday -- the last Saturday before Christmas, and one of the busiest shopping days of the year. If you don't want to get stuck in the mob scene, you should finish your shopping sooner -- like now. To help, we've rounded up some of the best deals on offer this weekend.

Free Smartphone With That Suit? The Best Deals This Weekend

This weekend represents something of a lull in the holiday season. Black Friday is behind us, and any lingering Cyber Week sales are wrapping up. The remaining big shopping days won't come until later in December. Still, there are deals to be found this weekend. Here are a few.

The Christmas Shopping Battle: Early Winners and Losers

The battle for your holiday spending dollars is well under way, and it's not too soon to start handicapping 2012's likely winners. Some may be obvious (like Amazon), but others may surprise you. Here's how the holiday shopping season is shaking out across the retail landscape.

Is Cyber Monday Obsolete?

It was only seven years ago that some clever folks at Shop.org decided to promote e-commerce with its own version of Black Friday, and Cyber Monday was born. But in our smartphone- and tablet-powered world, holiday shopping is getting more "cyber" every year. Does online retail still need its special day?