Money Saving Monday: August 25

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It’s the last week of summer – or at least, there is only one week left until Labor Day. Fall is a great time to tighten the budget for a while and save money as we prepare for the holidays season; but if you do need to spend, we have great tips to help you keep it under control:

In NECN’s own Money Saving Monday, business reporter Peter Howe chatted with our CEO Jon Lal to find out how to save money on fall shopping.

Daily Finance offers us a few common shopping traps to avoid.

After Labor Day, but before the holidays, is a cheap time to travel. Cut costs even more with these money-saving travel apps, via Yahoo! Finance.

More help for college students comes from Consumer Reports, which tested the cost of text books at five different online stores.

Good luck with your frugal shopping this week!

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