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The Best and Worst Things to Buy Each Month of the Year

To you, intrepid deal-finder, shopping is both art and science. It takes hard work, planning, and a bit of luck. We can't help with that last part, but we can help with your preparation.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

December is a month when you almost can't avoid shopping. But in order to keep your holiday spirits up, you'll want to shop wisely and read our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals from years past to guide you in your quest for December's most savvy purchases.

Men Will Spend $176 This Valentine's Day, Women Will Only Spend Half That

While money can't buy you love, it can certainly buy a very romantic night out. Valentine's Day spending is expected to only modestly increase this year, but that still amounts to a staggering $18.6 billion total. Here's how Valentine's Day breaks down by the numbers.

Stores Can Now Charge Credit Card Transaction Fees, But Will They?

Typically when you make a purchase with your credit card, your bank charges the merchant an interchange fee for the transaction. But last week, retailers were given permission to pass this surcharge on to the customer. But will they? As it turns out, you shouldn't cut up your plastic just yet.

Valentine's Day Gifts That Seem Expensive But Really Aren't

Valentine's Day is a time-honored celebration of love, and it's natural to want to give the world to those you love. But if your budget is thin this year, fret not! There are a variety of gifts you can buy that seem a lot more expensive than they really are.

Here's the Hidden Subtext Behind Everything You Already Bought for Christmas

Think Christmas is simple? Think again! Each gift you receive brings with it a mess of subtext. Before you accidentally offend someone this year with a misguided present, read through our list of the hidden meanings behind some of the most popular Christmas gifts.

How Good Is the Amazon Gifting Tool? We Assess Our Personalized Lists

Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has launched its Friends & Family Gifting tool, which curates gift ideas based on Facebook "Likes." But does it really churn out good suggestions? We showed dealnews employees the items that Amazon selected for them, and asked: do you even want this? The results were sometimes pretty amusing.

Brand-Name HDTVs Will See Black Friday Prices by the End of the Year

While most HDTVs on sale during Black Friday don't last long, our research shows that the same deep discounts on big-brand names are beginning to crop up again. If you hold your horses remote and wait it out, you'll see those same deep discounts return. But how long should you wait?

In Case You Missed Them: Recent dealnews Features

Since there's so much news to cover as we head full-swing into the holiday season, you may have overlooked some important information to guide your purchases. Here are some recent features you might have missed: ... and more!