Best and Worst Buys of May 2013

You'll find deals on clothing, TVs and more this month.

You will find deals on plenty of items in May, especially at the end of the month when retailers have Memorial Day sales. Usually these sales feature some of the best discounts on apparel and home goods of the year. Here’s what other items will be great buys in May -- and what you should wait a little longer to buy, according to, which analyzes deals from past years to predict what will be discounted this year.

Clothing. Retailers discount spring apparel by as much as 75% this month. Hold out until Memorial Day sales, though, for the best deals. Look for coupons to help lower the price even more on Memorial Day sale items.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.