labor day http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/16423/all en-US 5 Times You Can Score a Great Deal on a New Car http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-you-can-score-a-great-deal-on-a-new-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-times-you-can-score-a-great-deal-on-a-new-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_driving_happy_70095497.jpg" alt="Woman scoring a great deal on a new car" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it comes to scoring a new set of wheels, most personal finance experts would agree that used is best. However, used is not always an option if your partner wants a new vehicle or if you are looking for a specific vehicle to accommodate your driving needs. That's where these tips come in.</p> <p>Buying a new car at these times can help you land a lower price on your new vehicle. Remember to work on your negotiating skills before heading to the dealership.</p> <h2>1. Labor Day</h2> <p>Labor Day has already passed this year, so keep this information in your head for future reference. Market Watch said, &quot;The time around Labor Day seems to be the sweet spot for bargain hunters, as new models jostle for space on dealers' lots with the outgoing ones.&quot; Many dealerships will offer cash back rebates and other incentives to get you to buy, so take advantage of these offers.</p> <p>We bought our Kia Sorento on Labor Day in 2012. We were initially looking at a used version, but the new model ended up being less due to not having unnecessary trim, and it came with better offers. To qualify for a $1,500 discount, we had to do a loan through them, which at 4% was horrible. We called a credit union the next day and refinanced the loan to under 2%. Sorentos were then in a settlement suit that year, which means we get reimbursed for a percentage of our gas for the life of the car &mdash; so that car is not going anywhere soon.</p> <h2>2. The End of the Year</h2> <p>Just because you missed Labor Day doesn't mean you can't still get a great deal. October, November, and December are all good months to shop too, since dealerships are trying to clear out all current year models before the New Year.</p> <p>Waiting until right before the New Year can result in the biggest discount, but it can also leave you with limited choices. Even when we bought the Sorento in 2012, the options for a 2012 model were slim. The dealership had already cleared out almost all of its 2012 inventory.</p> <h2>3. After a Huge Model Redesign</h2> <p>If the car you have your eye on has a significant model redesign, then the current model should be at a huge discount. Just make sure that you know the reasons for the huge change. Is the redesign for appearance reasons or was it to fix a number of recalled safety issues?</p> <p>I strongly recommend getting a one month pass for <a href="https://ec.consumerreports.org/ec/cro/order.htm?INTKEY=I57HLT0">ConsumerReports.org</a> for $6.95. Consumer Reports makes it simple to research car models, common problems with certain models, and recalls. It was Consumer Reports that swayed us from getting another model that had a lot of issues.</p> <h2>4. The End of the Day at the End of Month</h2> <p>If you can go to the dealership at the end of the day on the last day of the month, you have a better chance at saving money, even if there are no rebates or incentives available. Many salesmen need to meet a certain quota by the end of the month, which could put you in a great negotiating position. Plus, some salesmen are willing to lose money on a few cars if it means they will qualify for a special bonus.</p> <p>Sundays have also been proven to be a day of better discounts, especially to buying a car on Friday or Saturday. For example, going in Sunday, October 30 this year might be an opportune time to get a good deal. Sellers know they won't get many buyers on Halloween, and they still have to meet certain numbers before the month ends.</p> <p>If you do want to buy a car at the end of the day, try picking out the car and test driving it ahead of time. This way you won't be trying to look at prices and check for issues in the dark. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know?ref=seealso">17 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know</a>)</p> <h2>5. Black Friday</h2> <p>Car dealerships have jumped on the bandwagon when it comes to Black Friday deals. So instead of hitting up the mall for Black Friday shopping, visit your local dealership. The best part is that you do not have to wake up early.</p> <p>It is best to test drive and look at cars ahead of the sale so that you don't feel rushed or pressured. Black Friday is built upon shopping hype and impulse buys, which are not needed when you are considering a large purchase.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-you-can-score-a-great-deal-on-a-new-car">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/for-the-best-deals-of-the-year-shop-labor-day-and-skip-black-friday">For the Best Deals of the Year, Shop Labor Day and Skip Black Friday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-surprising-ways-to-maximize-your-savings-at-home-depot">6 Surprising Ways to Maximize Your Savings at Home Depot</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-secrets-to-a-higher-car-trade-in-value">8 Secrets to a Higher Car Trade-In Value</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-shopping-mistakes-keeping-you-from-a-great-deal">The 6 Shopping Mistakes Keeping You From a Great Deal</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/car-buying-part-1-going-for-broker">Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Shopping black fridays dealerships discounts end of year labor day new car sales vehicles Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:30:08 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 1810489 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Don't Miss These Labor Day Travel Deals! http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-labor-day-travel-deals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-labor-day-travel-deals" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_airport_travel_28321392.jpg" alt="Couple not missing out on Labor Day travel deals" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on Labor Day travel deals you won&rsquo;t want to miss, how to make your summer tan stick around, and online dollar stores for major savings.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Labor-Day-Travel-Deals-42268491">11 Labor Day Travel Deals You Can Still Get Your Hands On</a> &mdash; Save on hotels, flights, and even vacation bundles! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/how-to-keep-summer-tan-from-fading-14298/">Keep That Healthy Glow: 13 Tips for Prolonging Your Summer Tan</a> &mdash; Use a moisturizing body wash, which helps nourish skin, delay natural exfoliation, and prolong a tan. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/online-dollar-stores/">8 Online Dollar Stores with Deals Better than Your Local Dollar General</a> &mdash; Dollar stores are the place to go for rock-bottom prices on home essentials. Now, you can find the same (or sometimes better) deals online! [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/dangerous-jobs-that-pay-extremely-well">10 Dangerous Jobs That Pay Extremely Well</a> &mdash; Farm managers need to handle heavy machinery, poisonous snakes and uncooperative animals, and long hours that can make them less alert &mdash; and less careful. The upshot is that they can earn up to $70,000 a year. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/08/24/go-easy-on-yourself/">Go Easy on Yourself: 4 Tips to Help You Do What Matters in a Self-Kind Way</a> &mdash; Set smarter and more human standards. You can always improve things &mdash; they'll just never be perfect. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/6-easy-ways-travel-pet/">6 Easy Ways To Travel With A Pet</a> &mdash; Look up pet-friendly dining options before you arrive at your destination. Many restaurants allow pets as long as you keep them on a leash. [easy Ways]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/make-new-friends-work-home/">How to Make New Friends When You Work from Home</a> &mdash; Working from home can be isolating. If you want to meet new people, check out local meetups and events related to your interests. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefinancialblogger.com/three-expenses-you-may-be-forgetting-to-budget/">Three Expenses You May Be Forgetting to Budget</a> &mdash; That free cellphone upgrade may not be totally free. Check the fine print on your plan for associated service charges or other hidden fees. [The Financial Blogger]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/financing-fixer-upper/">Four Ways for Financing a Fixer Upper Home of Your Dreams</a> &mdash; If you want to completely renovate your home or build a new one, you may be able to maximize your borrowing power with a construction loan. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-affordable-and-creative-ways-to-buy-back-to-school-clothes">4 Affordable and Creative Ways to Buy Back-to-School Clothes</a> &mdash; Check Craigslist for gently used clothes. Parents often sell an entire wardrobe of children's clothing based on size. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-labor-day-travel-deals">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-best-websites-for-last-minute-airfare-deals">7 Best Websites for Last-Minute Airfare Deals</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-travel-hacks-for-an-affordable-summer-road-trip">7 Travel Hacks for an Affordable Summer Road Trip</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-questions-to-ask-before-you-book-a-vacation-package">6 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Vacation Package</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">The Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-most-affordable-beach-towns-in-mexico">8 Most Affordable Beach Towns in Mexico</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips labor day travel deals Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:32 +0000 Amy Lu 1779793 at http://www.wisebread.com 15 Fun and Frugal Labor Day Activities http://www.wisebread.com/15-fun-and-frugal-labor-day-activities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-fun-and-frugal-labor-day-activities" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family_beach_day_000049233930.jpg" alt="Family finding leisurely ways to enjoy Labor Day" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>So far you probably have two goals for Labor Day: 1.) Not get stuck hosting a barbeque yourself, and 2.) Somehow convince the kids that Disneyland is a bad idea. So what else can be done on the last big weekend of summer? Try these 15 leisurely ways to enjoy Labor Day.</p> <h2>1. A Union Parade</h2> <p>Since 1894, there have been parades in nearly every major city to celebrate the labor of the American worker. Why not enjoy the pageantry and patriotism? Set up chairs to view the parade and support local workers!</p> <h2>2. See an Outdoor Movie</h2> <p>Grab your coolers, folding chairs, blankets, and set up camp on a lawn to see an old favorite movie. If there's a classic <a href="http://www.nerve.com/entertainment/drivein-theater-open-find-location">drive-in theater near you</a> (which would be lucky, as there are only a few left in existence), why not roll up to see a new movie?</p> <h2>3. The County Fair</h2> <p>Without fail, there is always a county fair within a couple hours' drive from anywhere. This is an easy and fun way to spend a day watching shows, eating crazy street food, and enjoying rides with the family. The county fair is a can't-fail plan.</p> <h2>4. Shakespeare in the Park</h2> <p>Class it up with a relaxing Shakespeare play or two in the park. Local community theatres put on shows like these all the time throughout the summer. Catch one before the season ends.</p> <h2>5. Visit a Museum for Free</h2> <p>Did you know Bank of America customers can <a href="http://museums.bankofamerica.com/arts/MOU">visit select museums for free</a>? It's a cool perk worth using at least once per year! This is a great time, since this is usually the time for big and popular exhibits.</p> <h2>6. A Classic Car Show</h2> <p>In places like Southern California, local parks are a beacon for classic cars on the weekend. Look up classic car meetups near you to enjoy watching beautiful vehicles nearly a century old riding by &mdash; some with hydraulics!</p> <h2>7. Enjoy the Beach</h2> <p>Always easy, why not take an impromptu trip to the ocean, lake, or river for some leisurely fun? Pack up a delicious picnic to enjoy there, then finish it off with some boardwalk ice cream.</p> <h2>8. Visit the Science Center</h2> <p>Take the kids to the local science center for a quick brush-up course before school officially starts. Summer exhibits (like Los Angeles' current <a href="http://californiasciencecenter.org/exhibits/dead-sea-scrolls-the-exhibition">Dead Sea Scrolls</a>) tend to come with really cool 3D movies and lots of air conditioning!</p> <h2>9. Local Summer Concerts</h2> <p>Summer concert series tend to end around Labor Day, so this will likely be a big show. Check your local city hall website for symphonies, live bands, or music festivals happening in town.</p> <h2>10. Lay Under the Stars</h2> <p>Bored with the offerings within city limits? Take a quick drive to the nearest mountains or desert, find a place to camp for a night, and lay under the stars. It might just be a carefree balmy night to remember when you're back at work.</p> <h2>11. Take the Train</h2> <p>Sometimes it doesn't matter where you go, but how you do it. There are tons of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-fun-affordable-train-trips">easy and fun train trips</a> to take anywhere in the U.S. that are actually very reasonably priced.</p> <h2>12. Chill at a Skating Rink</h2> <p>Skating rinks are so passe they are cool again! If you want to enjoy some kitschy fun, hit up the nearest roller rink for a cheap date. Brazing hot and need a cooler activity? Try brushing up on your hockey skills in an indoor ice rink.</p> <h2>13. The Farmers Market</h2> <p>Not interested in planning a trip, but want to celebrate the time of year in a culinary fashion? This is a great time for <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-this-not-that-at-the-farmers-market">the farmers market</a>: so much good stuff is in season. Pick up the freshest fruit and vegetables, soak in some live music, and taste some free cheese samples.</p> <h2>14. Hang at a Brew Festival</h2> <p>Sometimes you just need an excuse to drink. Luckily, brew festivals are gaining popularity everywhere in the nation. Sure, they tend to cost somewhere between $30&ndash;$70, but look at it this way: tickets usually include unlimited beer and lots of bite size snacks to gorge on. Look up a nearby festival and go with some friends.</p> <h2>15. Stay Inside and Read</h2> <p>Never overrated, it's hard to say no to staying indoors. You didn't get invited to a wedding or goaded into another boring barbeque, so congratulations! Why not let the world rave on while you enjoy your couch, air conditioning, and a good book. Have you read <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006226835X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=006226835X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=CBX3Q776PLF45FHD">Yes, Please</a> yet?</p> <p><em>What are your plans for the Labor Day weekend?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-fun-and-frugal-labor-day-activities">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-easiest-ways-to-save-on-your-next-rv-camping-trip">The Easiest Ways to Save on Your Next RV Camping Trip</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-cheap-ways-to-entertain-your-kids-this-summer">6 Cheap Ways to Entertain Your Kids This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-surprising-ways-summer-will-cost-you">7 Surprising Ways Summer Will Cost You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-cheap-things-to-do-before-the-summer-is-gone">15 Cheap Things to Do Before the Summer Is Gone</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-you-spending-too-much-on-halloween-this-year">Are You Spending Too Much on Halloween This Year?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment free activities Holidays labor day outdoors summer Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:00:25 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1540845 at http://www.wisebread.com For the Best Deals of the Year, Shop Labor Day and Skip Black Friday http://www.wisebread.com/for-the-best-deals-of-the-year-shop-labor-day-and-skip-black-friday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/for-the-best-deals-of-the-year-shop-labor-day-and-skip-black-friday" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/shopping-5228206-small.jpg" alt="woman with shopping bags" title="woman with shopping bags" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. And while your weekend plans probably include a final hurrah at the beach and perhaps a quick cameo at a few cookouts, don't forget to hit your local retail malls. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-store-sales-cycle-your-monthly-guide-to-clearance-prices">The Store Sales Cycle)</a></p> <p>Any holiday is an excuse to shop as retailers advertise big sales and clearances on just about everything. But like most shoppers, you may feel that Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer more bang for your buck.</p> <p>Sure, if you have the patience to fight crowded retail lines, plus the willpower to wake up at 4 a.m. for doorbuster sales, you can score amazing discounts on Black Friday. But don't set your alarm clock so fast. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, but according to data released by Shop It to Me, a personalized shopping website, Labor Day might offer better discounts &mdash; and not just on last-minute back-to-school items. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-back-to-school-items-you-should-always-shop-for-at-the-thrift-store">Back-to-School Items You Should Always Shop for at the Thrift Store</a>)</p> <p>The website analyzed &quot;nearly 700,000 markdowns throughout 2011 from over 150+ online retailers&quot; and ranked Labor Day as the best shopping holiday for deals, with average discounts around 48.4%. According to the survey, Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts only averaged 41%-42%.</p> <p>But seriously, Labor Day? Other experts agree.</p> <p>&quot;Labor Day is like Last Chance Saloon for great deals every year,&quot; says Mark Ellwood, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EKOLRQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B008EKOLRQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20" target="_blank">Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discount World</a>. &quot;The reason is simple: most Black Friday/Cyber Monday offers are artificial &mdash; or, more accurately, the merchandise isn't exactly marked down, but rather bought in specially and always intended to be sold on-sale.&quot;</p> <p>Although the majority of consumers are not likely to associate Labor Day with huge shopping sales, it's &quot;the ultimate clearance opportunity.&quot;</p> <p>With cooler temperatures right around the corner and the holiday season quickly approaching, retailers are in a mad dash to clear summer stock and make room for the arrival of new merchandise &mdash; even if it means letting items go at unbelievable discounts.</p> <p>Of course, the selection of sale or clearance items during Labor Day is small when compared to the selection at the beginning of the summer season. But if you find what you're looking for, &quot;splurge as much as you can over Labor Day, buy as many gifts for the holiday as you can, and then keep your wallet closed until November,&quot; says Ellwood.</p> <h2>Where to Spend Your Money This Labor Day</h2> <p>So, what exactly should you splurge on this holiday weekend? According to Brad Wilson, CEO of BradDeals.com, a coupon and savings website, this is the best time to score huge deals on last season's items, such as summer clothes, patio furniture and other outdoor accessories. &quot;Buy now, stash them away for next year, and save.&quot;</p> <p>Kids can never have too many pairs of jeans for school. And since retailers typically stock up on denim in preparation for back-to-school, &quot;there are still piles of blue jeans lingering in stock rooms, and stores respond accordingly,&quot; according to Ellwood. &quot;The annual denim discount period kicks off at Labor Day.&quot; (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-buy-jeans-on-the-cheap">Buy Jeans on the Cheap</a>)</p> <p>Labor Day bargains, however, don't stop with clothes and outdoor supplies.</p> <p>Now's also the time to shop if you're in the market for new appliances: washers, dryers, stoves, etc. &quot;Most new white goods models are issued in September and October, which of course means that last year's models &mdash; which usually look 99.9% the same as the new ones &mdash; are marked down significantly at this period.&quot;</p> <p>The savings also applies to cookware, a staple of Black Friday markdowns. &quot;The deals on Labor Day are as good, if not better, than later in the year.&quot;</p> <h2>Snagging the Best Discounts on Labor Day</h2> <ul> <li>Don't be afraid to open your mouth and ask for additional savings. The sales associate or manager will either say yes or no &mdash; you've got nothing to lose. For example, if you're buying two pairs of jeans, maybe you can ask for a multi-buy markdown, suggests Ellwood. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/deal-killers-5-phrases-to-avoid-when-negotiating">5 Phrases to Avoid When Negotiating</a>)<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Retailers take a hit each time a consumer uses a credit card, as much as 3%-4% per transaction. Use this knowledge to your advantage and ask the retailer to discount the price of a higher ticket item if you agree to pay in cash.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Use automated services to take the stress out of bargain hunting. Sign up for free services &mdash; like <a href="http://www.shopittome.com/">Shopittome.com</a> &mdash; that will track your favorite brands and notify you of sales. &quot;Pre-select everything from brand to color to trend and wait for the deals to roll in.&quot; Additionally, create a Twitter handle or email account specifically for shopping and subscribe to your favorite retailer's feeds and email clubs. This is a convenient, reliable way to learn about the day's sales and receive exclusive coupon codes.</li> </ul> <p><em>Will you be shopping this weekend? Do you have tips for other Labor Day shoppers? Let me know in the comments below.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/for-the-best-deals-of-the-year-shop-labor-day-and-skip-black-friday">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-you-can-score-a-great-deal-on-a-new-car">5 Times You Can Score a Great Deal on a New Car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stampede-death-walmart-black-friday">How many human lives is a flat panel TV worth?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-30-brilliant-ways-to-survive-black-friday-madness">Flashback Friday: 30 Brilliant Ways to Survive Black Friday Madness</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-black-friday-craziness-is-worth-it">5 Reasons Black Friday Craziness Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-coupons-trick-you-into-spending-more-money">5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping black friday discounts labor day sales shopping Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:36:28 +0000 Mikey Rox 981584 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Labor Day Sales http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-labor-day-sales <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-labor-day-sales" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5684720360_78550e1bc9_z-1.jpg" alt="Labor Day Sales" title="Labor Day Sales" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on labor day sales, giving without breaking the bank, and regaining control of your finances.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Best-Sales-Labor-Day-2012-24661748">Labor Day Sales: The Best Days To Look Out For </a>&mdash; This weekend, be sure to hit the sales for appliances and home goods. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2012/08/28/25-ways-to-give-without-breaking-the-bank/">25 Ways to Give (Without Breaking the Bank)</a> &mdash; Give without breaking the bank by doing pro bono work. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2012/08/30/how-to-regain-control-of-your-finances/">How to Regain Control of Your Finances</a> &mdash; Want to regain control of your finances? Make sure your goals are clear. [The Millionaire Nurse Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.creditkarma.com/personal-finance/how-to-talk-to-your-partner-about-credit/">How to Talk to Your Partner About Credit</a> &mdash; When talking to your partner about credit, be honest about your past financial struggles. [Credit Karma Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stackthechips.com/useful-tips-on-how-to-find-employment/">Useful Tips On How To Find Employment</a> &mdash; To find employment, customize your resume for each job you apply for. [Stack The Chips]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.milliondollarjourney.com/5-lessons-learned-as-a-first-time-home-buyer.htm">5 Lessons Learned as a First Time Home Buyer</a> &mdash; When buying a home for the first time, keep in mind that you shouldn't always leave it to professionals. [Million Dollar Journey]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/2012/08/teaching-healthy-meal-planning-to-your-kids/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCentsibleLife+%28the+centsible+life%29">Teach Healthy Meal Planning to Your Kids? Yes!</a> &mdash; To teach your kids healthy meal planning, give them a lesson on the food pyramid. [The Centsible Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/08/build-your-skills-score-by-volunteering.html">Build Your Skills Score by Volunteering</a> &mdash; Volunteering can help you explore and network for careers. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2012/08/28/why-you-need-a-will/">Why You Need a Will</a> &mdash; If you have children, it's important to have a will establishing who will be their guardian in the event of your death. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/the-national-rally-for-change-launches-a-birth-revolution-on-labor-day">The National Rally for Change Launches a Birth Revolution on Labor Day</a> &mdash; Did you know that between 1990 and 2008 the US was one of only 23 countries that saw an increase in maternal mortality? [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-labor-day-sales">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-you-can-score-a-great-deal-on-a-new-car">5 Times You Can Score a Great Deal on a New Car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/for-the-best-deals-of-the-year-shop-labor-day-and-skip-black-friday">For the Best Deals of the Year, Shop Labor Day and Skip Black Friday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-coupons-trick-you-into-spending-more-money">5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-shopping-mistakes-keeping-you-from-a-great-deal">The 6 Shopping Mistakes Keeping You From a Great Deal</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-outlet-shopping-hacks-that-will-save-you-big">10 Outlet Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Big</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips discounts labor day sales Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:00:43 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 952491 at http://www.wisebread.com