Monthly Archives: December 2013

Traditional Incandescent Light Bulbs Phased Out

Traditional Incandescent Light Bulbs Phased Out

Beginning January 1, 2014, traditional 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs may no longer be manufactured or imported. However, stores may continue to sell them until the supply runs out. The 75- and 100-watt bulbs have already been phased out. Traditional incandescent light bulbs are being phased out for more energy-efficient bulbs, such as compactRead article

New Returns Rules

New Returns Rules

You used to be able to take back most things to most stores within a month or a few. But several stores have tightened their return policies. If you have any purchases you need to return, don’t delay or it may be too late. For example, Best Buy only permits returns for 15 days afterRead article

Buy Christmas For Next Year

Buy Christmas For Next Year

Don’t miss out on the after-Christmas sales and close-outs. NOW is the perfect time to buy for next Christmas because retailers mark down their merchandise 50-75%–and sometimes more. You can find especially good sales on things like Christmas decorations and wrapping paper because retailers don’t want to store it until next season. You know you’llRead article

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

It’s not too late to order Christmas gifts online! Major online retailers like Amazon can still deliver your purchases by Christmas. You can also get cash back when you shop online by first clicking on Ebates.com, then link to your favorite online retailer. See the home page for the percentage you’ll save. Today, you canRead article

Reduce Stress at Christmas

Reduce Stress at Christmas

As much as you try to embrace the twinkling lights and the sounds of Christmas, stress tends to creep into our lives during this time of year. For most people, the main sources of such stress are related to finances, physical demands, and relationships. While you make your way to family get-togethers and cross offRead article

Xbox One and Playstation 4

Xbox One and Playstation 4

If you are thinking of buying the new Xbox One or the new PlayStation 4 for Christmas, consider this: They both offer more power and memory than the previous models, but they won’t play the older games. You’ll have to buy all new games, which are limited for the next few months.

12 Online Scams of Christmas

12 Online Scams of Christmas

As the holiday shopping season approaches, cybercriminals are readying their scam list and checking it twice. From fake e-commerce sites and malicious mobile apps to social media phishing scams and dangerous e-cards, here are the 12 holiday scams on McAfee’s risk list this year. What are you doing to prepare yourself for holiday cyberattacks?