| Dec 25, 2011
| 3:18 AM
It may be a lack of time, a gift missing or a forgotten relative at the bottom of the Christmas list that forces thousands of shoppers to run to stores at the very last minute.
But the number of people doing last-minute shopping may be less this year...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 1:37 PM
That wonderful gift from under the tree might not be such a perfect fit once it has been unwrapped, and a deluge of returns is expected to begin Monday.
The Better Business Bureau cautions that returning or exchanging items is a privilege, not a right --...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:26 AM
It was Day One for after-Christmas shopping at the Imperial Valley Mall and Yuma resident Tailir Schaar, 17, had gift money to spend and gift cards to use.
“We don’t have stores like this in Yuma,” said Schaars while walking in the...
| Dec 28, 2011
Gift cards--whether mobile, online, or plastic--were hot this holiday season. In fact, according to research and consulting company The Tower Group, gift cards reached a record high of $100 billion in load volume this year. And unfortunately, billions...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Halloween is more than a spooky holiday. Parents can use Halloween to help their kids learn about money as they shop for candy, costumes and decorations with a set amount of money to spend.
"I love that idea," said Plantation financial planner Ben...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:00 AM
More than half of American workers will participate in Halloween festivities at work this year, but employees planning skimpy costumes for the cubicle might want to reconsider.
Only about 1 in 10 workers will dress up for the holiday, according to a...
| May 11, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Besides Christmas, there’s nothing quite like the Mother’s Day shopping scramble: $3.4 billion on brunch or dinner, $1.6 billion on clothing an accessories, $1.3 billion on getaways and pampering, all amounting to a big $18.6-billion thank you...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It does not seem like we should be talking about the holiday season yet but if you look around in the stores, I guess it is time. I did wait until after Halloween to write about this topic as it just does not seem right until it is over. To me the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Tonight is Fashion's Night Out, and not only in New York City.
Baltimore area shopping destinations are getting in on the fashion world's "shopping extravaganza," a single night that started in New York in 2009 to highlight fashion, restore consumer...
| Jun 1, 2012
Sex, money, and betrayal with your personal shopper nonetheless lead to the ultimate woman scorned and lawsuit.
Patricia Walker, of the Dallas area, survived a horrific crash that left her bedridden for nearly three years.
During her recovery her...
| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...