Advertisement
Smart Buying

7 Things You Should Never Buy During the Holidays

It pays to wait to make these purchases at another time of the year.

Don’t buy these things between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They tend to be less expensive at other times of year.

1. Exercise Equipment

January is when the real deals appear on exercise equipment.

2. Caribbean Cruises

By booking for January, February or March, you can take advantage of lower fares.

3. Furniture

Wait until after Christmas when stores hold clearance sales to make room for new styles.

4. Jewelry

You can save 15% to 25% on jewelry during post-Valentine’s Day sales.

5. Mattresses

Save as much as 70% by waiting until Memorial Day sales in May.

6. Tools

Wait to by a new drill, wrench set or tool chest around Father’s Day.

7. Winter Sports Gear

Expect deep discounts during clearance sales in February and March.

Advertisement - Article continues below

See more of the worst things to buy during the holidays.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Medicare Basics: 11 Things You Need to Know
Medicare

Medicare Basics: 11 Things You Need to Know

There's Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and so on. We sort out the confusion about signing up for Medicare --…
September 16, 2020
5 Unfortunate Estate Planning Myths You Probably Believe
estate planning

5 Unfortunate Estate Planning Myths You Probably Believe

These all-too-common misconceptions can steer your estate plans in the wrong direction right from the start. Here’s how to overcome them and tips to b…
September 17, 2020
Election 2020: Joe Biden's Tax Plans
taxes

Election 2020: Joe Biden's Tax Plans

With the economy in trouble, tax policy takes on added importance in the 2020 presidential election. So, let's take a look at what Joe Biden has said …
September 18, 2020

Recommended

A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Estate Executor
retirement

A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Estate Executor

Whether you’re planning ahead for your own heirs or have been asked to serve as an executor of an estate for someone else, it pays to understand what …
September 17, 2020
18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
Smart Buying

18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Before tossing these items into your virtual shopping cart, be sure to read Amazon's return policy first.
September 17, 2020
How to Finance Home Schooling Your Children
family savings

How to Finance Home Schooling Your Children

Kiplinger.com web editor Andrea Browne Taylor joins the Your Money's Worth podcast for a discussion on the financial pros and cons of homeschooling yo…
September 15, 2020
Should You Move Forward with Your Divorce or Wait?
family savings

Should You Move Forward with Your Divorce or Wait?

Despite the tensions brought on by the pandemic, a number of couples are waiting right now, with good reason.
September 10, 2020