If you didn't notice the trickle of dollars building up in your account while you worked from home, you'll certainly notice it leaving when you begin paying for gas, lunch and dry cleaning again.
Real relief is going to have to come from oversight agencies and voice providers.
If you've got stimulus money to spend, hit a local shopping district and make a day of it, Samantha Christmann says.
The Attorney General's Office is warning consumers about some outright scams that have grown out of the health crisis.
It may not be Costco or Ikea, but Gabe's is sure to be the new favorite store many area shoppers didn't even know they wanted, Samantha Christmann says.
With our dismal state of "perks," it doesn't take much to outdo another company, Samantha Christmann says.
Here are some ways to stay toasty this winter for less.
Higher prices at the supermarket have us all on the hunt for savings. Here are a few things to try.
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Covid will keep transforming retail and consumer life. The only real question is how, and how much. Here are some good bets.
If you need some time away to find a new appreciation for the Queen City, there are some towns and states that will pay you to move there temporarily or permanently.
More than three quarters of Americans have received their second stimulus check. Now, what should you do with your money once you have it?
Whether it's nutrition and exercise or finances and spending, the only way to lasting success is to commit to a lifestyle change, Samantha Christmann says.
It's hard to tell how the retail economy will begin to shake out in 2021, but we do know that several companies have already announced they will trim stores.
Well, we've almost made it. There are just a few more days until we bid 2020 goodbye forever. Good riddance, right? Let's hope 2021 is filled with hope, peace and healing, writes Samantha Christmann.
Last-minute Christmas gifts don't have to be relegated to whatever you can find at the gas station on your way to the party.
One of the most important things a shopping district or small shop owner can do right now is make an attractive list of shops on their strip, hyperlink to every store's website and share the list everywhere.
When 2020 began, readers' biggest consumer concerns were about New York State's plastic bag ban and the bungled rollout of Tim Hortons' reward…
If we don't spend our Christmas shopping budgets locally, many of our neighbors will lose their stores and livelihoods, writes the Discount Diva.
In order to gain some control and bring in as much money as possible, stores are getting a jump on their most profitable time of the year.
The Diva asks: If workers can do their jobs equally well from the peace of their own homes, what real argument is there against letting them do it?
If you plan to buy Christmas gifts this year, there are two big reasons to start shopping and finish up as soon as possible: supply chain issues and unprecedented shipping backlogs.
"Like many children of the '80s and '90s, I was raised by HBO," writes Samantha Christmann.
"I am not above any money-saving tip, even if it saves just a fraction of a penny over several years' time. But if it's substantial savings you're looking for, there are other ways to achieve it."
Even though many places have reopened during the pandemic, a lot of people still are not comfortable venturing out. The News' Discount Diva has some new tips for things to do.