Archives for August 2011

Ready, Set, and Go Shopping

by Candi Sparks August 31st, 2011| Shopping Secrets
Smart shoppers use time and money wisely. They save money over time, knowing that when the time comes to use that money, they will use it wisely. Saving over time and timing purchases are skills that every shopper can use. Everything, and I do mean everything, goes on sale eventually! You

Best Home Stores: San Francisco

by Jaclyn Abergas August 30th, 2011| Home Shopping
I started with the best shops for your home furniture and decoration in New York. This week, it's all about San Francisco, and their home furniture and decor shops.


Gump's has been in San Francisco for around 150 years - since 1861. Founded by brothers Solomon and Gustav

The Wonders of Estate Sales

by Lori Sciame August 29th, 2011| Shopping Secrets
My first memory of an estate sale centers on a beautiful oak table with a pink marble top. Even though I must have only been five or six years old, I still remember the exquisite carving on the legs, and the extreme weight of the marble slab. I also

NYC Home Stores

by Jaclyn Abergas August 25th, 2011| Home Shopping
Your home is a reflection of who you are. Because of that, you want to fill it with the best items that reflect who you are. But where do you get these items?

Here is a list of some of the best home stores you can run to in New

Easy Phone Calls to Save Thousands – Part 2

by Jodi Furman August 24th, 2011| Shopping Secrets
In this second installment, savvy shopping guru, Jodi Furman, tells how three calls can cut your expenses.  Check out last week's article, where she covered calls one and two. Be prepared to save money!

Call 3: Insurance

  • fabuLESS tip #1: Get Cut-Downs On Insurance Rates & Suppliers. Call both your

Score Designer Trends for Less

by Anna P. August 23rd, 2011| Fashion
Fashionistas love designer clothes and accessories, but most cannot afford an entire wardrobe that's exclusively high-end labels. Fortunately, the Internet has made scoring genuine designers for less much easier, and I'll show you how you can.

eBay is one of the most popular websites to find designers for

Children’s Items to Buy Now

by Lori Sciame August 22nd, 2011| Kids' Shopping
It’s going on now – deep discounts on summer merchandise. Let the fun begin!

Take a few moments, and think about what your child will need for next summer. Here’s where discipline comes in; even though you’re thinking about back to school clothes and supplies, a savvy shopper thinks ahead

Homes and Deal Breakers

by Jaclyn Abergas August 18th, 2011| Home Shopping
When we look for a house or an apartment, we have a specific set of qualities that must be present. Most of the time, we only get some of our must-haves, and we must deal with our "deal breakers." Or we might have thought we hit the jackpot -

Easy Phone Calls to Save Thousands – Part 1

by Jodi Furman August 17th, 2011| Shopping Secrets
In this first installment, savvy shopping guru, Jodi Furman, tells how two calls can save you family big money. Next week, she'll cover calls three through five. Get ready to cut down your bills!

Today’s economy calls for a lot of tough calls. Five calls that aren’t made are the

Fashion Jewelry Shopping Guide

by Anna P. August 16th, 2011| Fashion
When it comes to important accessories, jewelry ranks high on the list. Not only can the right pieces completely transform your favorite clothes into something new, but each piece should have a completely different meaning than the others. Your jewelry collection should be just that, a collection of all

Holiday Gifts to Buy Now

by Lori Sciame August 15th, 2011| Shopping Secrets
Four months until the holiday season…that’s it.  If you have a lot of people to buy for, start now!

To be truly budget conscious, you should be on the lookout for holiday gifts all year long; however, even if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, you can begin grabbing

10 Fashion Tips for the College Guy: Part 2

by Mackenzie M. August 11th, 2011| Fashion
After spending two weeks walking around college campuses in the Chicago area, I came to the stark conclusion that, given the state of the fashion sense of college men, it was time to write part two of fashion tips for college guys. The first ten tips covered
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