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Stores use plenty of tricks to get you to spend more money. Here are some of the most common.

Stores use calming music, confusing displays, and special offers to get you to spend more money. Here are some of the other tricks they use.

15 things everyone should splurge on that will last a lifetime

No matter how long it takes to save for them, there are some items you should splurge on so they last you for life.
Don't believe those one-star reviews.

Online reviews tend to be overblown and largely useless, but there’s a way to find the most accurate among them

Online reviews can be useful — but not if they're just outlets for frustrated consumers. For more accurate, useful reviews, recommends one expert, start by reading the ones that are middle-of-the-road, about three stars.

9 Amazon deals that aren’t worth your money

Amazon has become a powerhouse. The e-commerce giant has become a go-to for its lower prices, but not all Amazon deals are worth your money, including kitchen supplies and beauty tools. See when you should be researching for better savings before pressing buy on Amazon.
Kirkland Signature provides quality products that meet or beat name-brand competition.

9 items you should always buy from Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand

Costco's Kirkland Signature brand has a well-earned reputation for quality products that meet or beat name-brand competition. While buying in bulk certainly costs more upon purchase, you can save money in the long run. Here are nine Kirkland Signature products that are worth every penny.

This ex-Googler has big plans to kill the ‘Amazon experience’ of online shopping

Online shopping is boring and tedious, says Neha Singh, founder of Obsess. Here's how the ex-Google employee plans to usher in a new era of creativity for e-commerce

I just went to Costco for the first time, and it was unlike any other shopping experience I’ve had

Shopping at Costco can be overwhelming because of the seemingly endless products scattered strategically throughout the warehouse. As a new member, I was surprised by what I found the first time I went to Costco.
Sometimes we waste money on things we don’t need without even realizing.

5 things you may be wasting your money on

Sometimes we waste money on things we don’t need without even realizing it. It can be difficult to spot things that waste cash because an item's affordability is subjective based on your situation and personal preferences. Here are five things that could be a waste of your money.

Australia’s postal service opened a store whose only customers are personal shoppers for Chinese buyers

Australia Post opened a concept store in Sydney selling health and beauty products that customers ship to China. The pilot is targeting Daigou, overseas personal shoppers who buy health and beauty products for customers in China — a market worth hundreds of millions.