Best and worst things to buy in September

  • Worst: Appliances


    Labor Day appliance sales will be tempting, but waiting until October or even November to make big appliance purchases will be even better for your bank account, according to Glaser.

    "If you can wait until November, Black Friday will offer better sales, with discounts that take up to 75 percent off the same items," he said. "On average, about 35 percent of Black Friday appliance deals are marked Editors' Choice -- only 15 percent of deals see that distinction throughout the rest of the year."