Harnessing your deal hunting skills to score investment bargains
Ah, January! The month of sales. The shop windows are all advertising 60 and 70 percent off. I get daily emails filled with deals on everything from apparel to car parts. Who doesn’t love a sale? They can dramatically shift the value equation—getting more stuff for less money. We as Americans have become highly skilled at navigating the retail system to score big bargains. My husband came home from the grocery store the other day on a value high after a particularly successful hunt: he purchased Italian sausage that was not only on special by the manufacturer for 20% off, but the store was offering an additional 30% discount, and, because the sausage was close its expiration date, the manager tagged it with a $2 off at the register coupon. Wow! I felt like the store was going to pay him to take the sausage.