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Are Women Better Than Men When It Comes to Buying a Car?

While the book ‘Women Don’t Ask’ indicates the fairer sex often winds up paying upwards of $1,300 more for a car simply to avoid the sometimes-painful haggling process, a new survey demonstrates women aren’t the pushovers auto-sellers may think they are.

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Mild Winter Means Amazing Prices on Cold Weather Gear — Dollars and Sense

NASA scientists recently announced the earth’s surface temperature is slowly rising — and now it seems that phenomena is affecting the prices you’ll pay for winter clothes and gear.

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Credit Card Debt Soars After Black Friday — Dollars and Sense

Retailers reported robust numbers on Black Friday last year, which surprised some analysts because the economy is still struggling and unemployment is high. But new data from the Federal Reserve shows where much of that money came from: credit cards.

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What Do We Buy Most in Warehouse Stores?

Question: According to a national survey, what is the best-selling item at warehouse club stores?

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Which of the Five Senses Can You Blame for Buyer’s Remorse?

We’ve all been there. We see something online that we want, we hit the “purchase” button — and then wish we hadn’t. Why are we so fickle?

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Why Do Online Retailers Love Mondays So Much?

You may not look forward to Mondays, but online retailers sure do — it’s frequently the biggest day of the week for cyber-shopping.

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What Happens to Unredeemed Gift Cards?

The holidays may be over, but chances are you’ve got a constant reminder: a gift card. Gift cards are always a popular choice for holiday gifts, so you’d think more of them would actually be redeemed — but experts believe at least $2 billion worth of the cards given last year will never see a cash register.

So what happens to all that money?

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Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?

When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling their aisles to the brim with as many products as possible.

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