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Tips for Smart Shopping this Holiday Season

Plan it Out
This is a simple step in the process of shopping for others, or even for yourself. The reason behind this is simple. If we create a plan, we typically know what we’re going to purchase, which eliminates those spur of the moment spends. When you plan to buy an item, you typically know what price range to expect, however, with an impulse purchase the odds are against you.

Spending is Not Saving
Sales are not a phenomenon. They have been happening since the dawn of retail sales, so when you see a ‘sale’ – don’t think you need to rush out and purchase items you don’t need at bulk. This ties back into planning, if you don’t need 20 pairs of socks, don’t buy them. Most retailers are experts at selling us things we might not really need, so consider everything when you see another ‘sale’ advertisement. Don’t worry, there will always be another one just around the corner.

Save Time & Gas
Online shopping is one that many people already take advantage of each and every day. It’s convenient, safer and often more cost-effective. How? When you consider fluctuating fuel costs, your personal time, wear and tear on your vehicle and safety – it’s typically less costly to order online. Time is a commodity that we all have a limited amount of in life. Shopping online allows us to prioritize how we spend our minutes and even save money while doing so. Many people in rural areas can spend a full day between driving, shopping and eating out 2-3 meals. It all adds up fast.

Black Friday
Black Friday comes every year with a bang, and poof – we’ve spent all our money! Hacking Black Friday is possible, but guess what?  You’ll need a plan. That’s right, we’re going right back to our first tip. Why? Just about every online retailer gets in on Black Friday sales, and they are all competing for sales dollars, but whose will they get? Planning ahead will give you time to focus on the details, and they are very important. Are all sales final? Warranty? Return policy? Shipping? Taxes? These are just a few things to consider when making a Black Friday purchase. Buying electronics? If so get your product model number saved to your smartphone or write it down, that way you know the prices you’re seeing are for the exact same devices. In short, plan out big-ticket items and search carefully by considering all the variables.

Cyber Monday
This is probably my favorite time to shop. Why? Well depending on many variables, like how Black Friday went, Cyber Monday can come through with bigger savings. Is there a risk in waiting? Well, sure – but typically the deals you saw on Black Friday are going to resurface on Cyber Monday, and usually with even more savings. Both of these shopping days get our emotions heightened with all the possibilities and savings. We’ve all seen items like smartphones and smart TVs go on sale at huge savings. However, technology ages very fast – there’s an improved version of your brand new device being made as we speak, making it outdated nearly the same month you buy it. Temper your feelings and your spending, and stick to the plan. 

Compare and Check Prices
Never assume you are getting the best deal from any particular retailer. Their goal is to sell and make a profit, yours is to buy what you need and save when and where you can. There are several tools out there for the avid shopper, like Amazon’s Price Checker app, which lets you scan barcodes to your heart’s content while comparing prices at the same time online. Reverting to planning here is helpful too. Why? Because you become focused on the select items you’re after and save money in the process. Avoid distractions and stay the course. 

There are dozens of tips, tricks and gadgets out there to help you on your mission to save. In the end, it’s about a little preparedness and planning, the rest is living and shopping within your size, budget, and scope. Do your best to not get swept up into a sales frenzy that will leave you in a less than ideal financial situation. Just like grocery shopping, plan it out and always remember the reason for the season! 

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Summertime Shopping, Remodeling & Travel

As summer is close to setting in (June 21st) we start to think about summer planning in some form. Whether it’s thinking about a new wardrobe, a family vacation, or some remodeling, we all have some ideas about where to start. For some, it’s all of the above & more. If you’re a parent, new clothes for your children comes up closer to the end of summer when school is about to start. All in all, these are common needs that each of us usually have at some point in time in our lives. The challenge is being able to pay or finance these necessities, especially if they arrive in threes or all at once.
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Giving Back this Holiday Season

Here at Time Financing Service ®, we are committed to our community, especially during the holiday season. That’s why we are now accepting new, unwrapped toys as well as non-perishable food items that will be distributed throughout our community to those in need this Christmas.
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Hot Summer Looks That Won’t Drain Your Bank Account

As the warm air of summer finally surrounds you, it’s time to start showing off your fun and flirty wardrobe. Whether you are heading out for an afternoon of wine-tasting with your best girls, or you have a date on the dock with a fresh love, you are going to want to look your best without breaking the bank.
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Reinvent Your Outdoor Living Space for Less

Whether you live in a quaint apartment with a rooftop patio or a home in the suburbs with a beautiful backyard, you are going to want to make the most out of your outdoor living space. The good news is that you don’t have to have a luxury budget in order to create a fun and functional space. From the front porch to the backyard patio, these tips will help you reinvent your outdoor living space for less.
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Transform Your Living Room for Less Than $500

Ever walk into your living room and feel just a little bit … meh? Wish you could do something to pump up the jam — but don’t have room in your bank account for a major overhaul? Are you tired of looking at that same old picture that’s hung there for a decade?
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How to Save Big on Your Kitchen Renovation

Upgrading the kitchen is an excellent way for homeowners to boost their resale value and their enjoyment. No one wants to go broke doing it, though. There’s a difference between skimping and saving, and you will want to invest in the best quality you can. Here’s how to save money while building the kitchen of your dreams.
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