Nobody really knows what retirement holds for them until they get there, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan or prepare for the day you give up your career for good. Plenty of retirees have gotten to this stage already, and here are some truths they wish they had known before retiring.
DON’T WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR
Spring is often cited as the time to sell a home, but many prospective homebuyers are willing to work through the heat and make a move in summer. We spoke with nearly 20 real estate agents and investors to compile these 15 tips to help homeowners make a quick sale and get the best price.
If you frequently shop at Target, you already know this retailer can help you save money on anything from pillows to Pepsi. With more than 1,800 stores across the U.S., the retail giant has made its reputation as a low-price mecca.
But as easy as it is to save money at Target, those with extra Target intel can save even we asked savings experts for money-saving tips to make your Target shopping experience better than ever.
Visit Amazon, and you’ll likely find tons of deals on your favorite items — from electronics, books and toys to clothing, jewelry and home goods. Although you’re probably already getting a good deal on an item if you buy it on Amazon, there are still other ways you can save money when shopping at this online retailer.
Click through for 23 secret ways to get the best deals on Amazon.
Worst of the Warehouse
Sam’s Club, Costco, and BJ’s Wholesale Club make items a bargain by selling them in bulk, but the savings don’t always add up. Sometimes, shoppers are actually better off buying the small size. The following items are just a few of the warehouse-club wares worth avoiding.
Not too many years ago, cutting expenses by buying a generic brand brought with it an air of compromise, settling for a slightly inferior product rather than brand quality. Today, retailer brands now compete with national brands in quality while still delivering steep savings.
Although not every generic brand meets or exceeds product standards set by national brands, there’s an ever-increasing number of generics that come out the clear winner. We checked out store brands competing with national favorites to see if the generic brands are always worth the savings.
No matter what type of budget you’re working with, there’s a chance you’re overspending on a few purchases without realizing it. Whether you’re shopping online or heading to the grocery store, you need to be aware of average prices and retail trends so you can really get the best deals. Doing so can help you save money and keep your budget in check.
Click through to discover the easiest ways to save money now — and take notice of what you’re overspending on.
Online shopping means customers all over the world have greater access to everything from rare books to designer fashion — without leaving the comfort of their couches. And while many businesses offer great perks, like free shipping and returns, not all your favorite stores provide these benefits.
Click through to see which retailers offer free shipping so you can save money when shopping online.
If the lyrics to the Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” could be your autobiography, maybe it’s time to consider some unconventional ways to make money. After all, if you’re “barely gettin’ by,” you’re probably looking for creative ways to earn extra cash about now.
Whether you’re struggling to pay the bills or just looking to pad your savings account, check out some clever ways to earn a buck that are on the strange side.