Money saving tips for holiday shoppers - New York News

Money saving tips for holiday shoppers

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

Christmas is right around the corner and if your gift list still needs work,  check out the tips from financial expert Vera Gibbons on several ways to get it done and under budget in time for the big day.

1) TIP: BE ARMED WITH A BUDGET:

   -14 million americans are paying off last year's holiday bill

   - ideally, want to pay it all off by january

   - if you absolutely must buy something you can't pay right away,

     make sure you can pay it all off by easter

2) TIP: NO MORE IMPULSE BUYS:

   -9 out 10 of us are buying things that are not on our lists

   -unplanned purchases are costing the average consumer an extra $200 a month

3) TIP: JUST SAY NO:

   -Say no to items that seem like good deal but aren't, like Jewelry & watches

   -a better time to buy electronics is January

   -Get hdtvs deals around Superbowl time

4) TIP: GET CREATIVE:

   -Use reward points - they can be used to buy gift cards w/many retailers

   -Go in on group gifts

   -Go ahead and re-gift it's ok

5) TIP: SHOP SMART:

   -Take advantage price adjustments

   (The average household loses about $200 a year forgoing price adjustments!

    -Utilize price match policies

  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • Hamptons fundraiser for music in schools

    Hamptons fundraiser for music in schools

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:28:02 GMT
    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is helping get the word out about the VH1 Save The Music Foundation fundraiser in Sagaponack, Long Island on Friday. With funding for music education significantly reduced around the country, the foundation has provided more than $51 million in new musical instruments to 1,900 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country."
    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is helping get the word out about the VH1 Save The Music Foundation fundraiser in Sagaponack, Long Island on Friday. With funding for music education significantly reduced around the country, the foundation has provided more than $51 million in new musical instruments to 1,900 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country."
  • Good Day Cafe: rolls, sushi from SushiSamba

    Good Day Cafe: rolls, sushi from SushiSamba

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:09:16 GMT
    With locations around the world, it's no surprise SushiSamba has become of the most popular Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurants around. This year SushiSamba celebrates 15 years with six locations: New York- West Village on 7th Ave. South, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, Las Vegas and London.
    With locations around the world, it's no surprise SushiSamba has become of the most popular Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurants around. This year SushiSamba celebrates 15 years with six locations: New York- West Village on 7th Ave. South, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, Las Vegas and London.
  • Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:35:45 GMT
    The trailer is out for one of the most highly anticipated movies in years. The adaptation of E.L. James' best-seller, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ is due in theaters February 14. The racy romance novel tells the story of business magnate Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele. In the trailer, Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, and Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, meet for the first time in his office. "It’s the biggest story right now,” said celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
    The trailer is out for one of the most highly anticipated movies in years. The adaptation of E.L. James' best-seller, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ is due in theaters February 14. The racy romance novel tells the story of business magnate Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele. In the trailer, Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, and Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, meet for the first time in his office. "It’s the biggest story right now,” said celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices