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Got that Pilot Lesson Deal? Great! Now What Will it Cost You After the Groupon?

If you've ever dreamed of soaring with the birds with the Earth scrolling beneath your wings, then you might have noted the fairly popular deal we posted on flying lessons last week. If you're one of our readers who jumped on the deal, you may now have visions of flight school (and maybe Top Gun) dancing through your head. But just how much would it cost you to get your private pilot certificate?

Take Advantage of This Month's Winter Apparel Sales & Snag the Perfect Parka

It's been a mild winter season in most of the country thus far — especially compared to last January — and we've been enjoying our fall jackets and hoodies all the while. But since it is in fact January and the temperature is dipping, it might be time to break out that fur-trimmed parka. Don't have one, you say? Well, this month is the best time to buy one! Since we don't want you to get heatstroke trying on 15 parkas in a 70-degree department store, read through our guidelines for picking out the best winter coat.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2012

Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.

Menswear Meets Vanity Sizing: Popular Apparel Brands Offer Inconsistent Sizes

Vanity sizing is an all-around confusing practice that makes shopping less enjoyable than it should be, but traditionally it's been a problem within the vague sizing standards for women. Now it appears that men's brands have been fudging the numbers too, for standardized waist measurements. So is a size 36" ever actually 36"? And what does this mean for buying clothes online?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

After all that shopping you likely did in December for the holidays, you may be looking forward to a month without having to whip out your credit card. But January is an excellent month to bag deals on select items, like winter apparel or a relaxing vacation package. So before you resign yourself to steering clear of stores all together this month, check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in January.

Rumor Roundup: 2 iPad 3s? New Guitar Hero? A la Carte Subscriptions for iTV?

We know one thing that won't change in 2012: Rumors. The Internet is going to continue to crank out lies about Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, et al. The least you can do is read them. That's why we put all the latest buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! If you don't read them, the Internet went through all that trouble for nothing!
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