Charis Brown is the Managing Editor for ClarkDeals.com and author of Alt Money Choices: Securing Financial Freedom One Step at a Time. Her favorite discount store is Nordstrom Rack, where she once bought something for $.01! She and her husband Justin paid off $27,000 of debt in 11 months and now live debt-free.

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The holiday shopping madness can get overwhelming -- making it tough to know which deals are actually good deals. Plus, with…
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Although you could spend several thousanddollarson rhinestone-studded wrapping paper,($7,000 - $30,000to be exact),most people spenda lot less,optingto focusmore on the…
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Want to know the best times of day to shop on Black Friday? New data from Google Maps (as compiled…
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Gifts to remember: 33 experience gifts for anyone on your list! Deals & Savings April 10th, 2018
People are starting to take notice of the value of buying 'experiences' versus “stuff” as gifts these days. Why? Research…
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The average American family is planning to spend between $540 and $882 this holiday season, according to various surveys. And unfortunately,…
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The biggest shopping day of the year is this week! So it's time to start planning your Black Friday shopping! We’ve compiled…
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Have you ever wondered how much your lunch costs you over time? Visa just released the results of a survey…
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According to Project Happiness, a non-profit dedicated to empowering people with resources to create greater happiness,as much as 40% of…
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Have a limited budget for the holidays? No worries! You can create your way to fun and useful Christmas or holiday…
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Want to find a great gift for someone, but not sure where to start?We've compiled a list of 25 top-rated…
Target reveals big Black Friday deals, including free gift cards
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Target has released its official Black Friday ads! In addition to its Black Friday sale -- which begins on Thanksgiving…
Limited-time deal: Free money at Starbucks!
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Coffee-lovers rejoice! There's a great limited-time deal you need to know about!And even ifyou aren't a big Starbucks drinker, this…
Deal alert: Get $100 off an iPhone 6s at Sam’s Club!
Deal alert: Get $100 off an iPhone 6s at Sam’s Club! Deals & Savings May 1st, 2018
In the market for a new iPhone for you or someone on your shopping list? Listen up! Savings like this won't…
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When are the best times to buy certain things during the holiday shopping season? New datafromSavings.com offers some insightinto howto…
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This holiday shopping season is ramping up - and instead of waiting to shop on Black Friday or after, themajority…