Stores can make everything sound like a bargain. Don't let the hype keep you from making informed decisions about how you spend your money.
Take your time. Do the math. Compare prices. Begin by calculating the discount. Here’s a sample problem:
A DVD player that usually sells for $150 is 15% off.
- Convert 15% to its decimal form: 0.15
- Multiply 0.15 by the original price of $150 to get $22.50 off the original price