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Feeling Compelled to Buy Those Metallic Leather Sandals
Outlet malls are more popular than ever, but because they're often in the middle of nowhere (thanks to cheap real estate), you may feel like you have to purchase something so the trip was "worth it." We tell ourselves that at least we got a good deal, but money-saving expert Andrea Woroch says that isn't always the case; some items aren't a deal at all. In fact, members of Congress recently asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the outlet industry's "potentially misleading" marketing practices, and the FTC responded by releasing a consumer guide to outlet shopping.