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A mystery shopper is hired to shop at a store and report back on the experience

Is Mystery Shopping a Good Side Gig?

Discover whether mystery shopping is right for you. There are many ways to earn money on the side to help fund expenses, cover bills, and pay off debt faster. However, some side gigs require you to own a car, purchase expensive equipment, or have a certain skillset. Mystery shopping is a good side gig because […]

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Why is inflation rising in the U.S.?

Why inflation rising impacts you and how to deal with it. According to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz, consumers should spend more money at restaurants and less on goods from the internet to do their part to help reduce inflationary costs to the economy. “What we have learned is that each successive variant […]

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Don’t let deals, speed, convenience get you to spend more with purchases.

Are Online Retailers Tricking You Into Overspending?

Online retailers tricking you? Don’t let speed and convenience convince you to spend more. Did you overspend again? If you are constantly over budget, you may be falling for online retail tricks. According to Digital Commerce 360, U.S. shoppers spent more than $861 billion online in 2020, which represents 44% year-over-year growth. Many shoppers have […]

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Is Renting Clothing a Good Financial Decision?

Clothing rental companies are bouncing back after the pandemic, but is renting clothing a good idea? The clothing rental industry was growing prior to the pandemic with companies like Nuuly, Armoire and Gwynnie Bee joining market leader Rent the Runway in the fashion rental space. In 2019, the global online clothing rental market was estimated […]

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