Save your money! You'll be hard-pressed to find deals. And here's hoping your family gets a big tax refund. When the check arrives, put it in the bank. Sellers know that shoppers may have an influx of cash soon, so prices tend to go up.
1. A home Prices and interest rates remain low, and houses are priced to sell
2. A mattress Always negotiate: The price listed is never final, and you can often talk your way into a better deal.
3. A cell phone New devices are being introduced all the time, so sales aren't driven by a shift in stock.
Originally published in the January 2012 issue of Parents magazine.