Your Money Matters: Memorial Day shopping deals

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Benjamin K. Glaser
Features Editor
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Tips:

Do your research. This is always good shopping advice. Know what you want and how much it should cost, and avoid impulse buys.

Stick to apparel, home goods, and mattresses.

Avoid tech, especially laptops, which will be much better buys in August.  Also steer clear of summer items like grills.

Stack coupons to get the most out of your purchase.

Donate to a Veterans charity.