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5 best and worst things to buy online

Going to a store can be a smart way to ensure you're getting what you're paying for, negotiate a better deal with the salesperson, or avoid hefty shipping charges. But some purchases are better made online because you can get a much lower price than at a brick-and-mortar retailer — and you can save yourself the time and hassle of going to the store.

10 best summer sales you can’t afford to miss

The end of summer offers plenty of opportunities to save money on a variety of items. You'll find deals on seasonal items that retailers are looking to clear out to make room for colder-weather products, and sales abound on everything students of all ages need to head back to school. Plus, Labor Day sales offer an opportunity to save on several big-ticket items.