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Money Talks: Best and worst things to buy in October

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Looking on a bargain on everything from cars to travel? October is here, and there are some things that are better to buy this month than others.

Partner site Deal News lets us know what they are. First, the best products to buy:

*Cars: "Car manufacturers release new models in September, so dealerships will start slashing prices on older models. You can save between 10 and 20 percent or more on a 2013 car in October," says Mark LoCastro with the site.

*Travel: "If you're booking a trip to a summer-heavy destination, like New York or Europe, this is when you'll yield the best discounts of the year," he continues.

*Costumes: "Sure, the best time to buy a Halloween Costume starts on November first, but who wants to wait until then? Actually, if you shop the week prior to Halloween, that's when you'll see the best discounts."

But what products should you avoid this month?

*Appliances: "Conventional wisdom says to buy large appliances in September and October, because this when manufacturers release new models. However, you'll see better deals in November because of Black Friday sales."

*A new TV: "Speaking of Black Friday, if there were ever a month to avoid purchasing a new TV, October would be it. November offers the best TV deals of the year, thanks again to Black Friday."

*Winter clothes: January is the best month for that.

When it comes to spending money, the calendar can be your friend. Leverage it to keep a little more money in your pocket. 


 

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