Best of DailyFinance: The Week in Review (May 26 - June 1, 2014)

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This week, we featured stories on the falling mortgage rates, the 10 household habits that are costing people too much money and how shoppers can score better deals on Amazon and these stories were shared by our readers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Our complete list of hot stories is below.

1. Get a Better Bargain on Amazon
2. Our $39 Billion Incarceration Epidemic Explained in One Infographic

3. 10 Little Household Habits That May Be Costing You a Fortune
4. Why Autodesk's CTO Believes Synthetic Biology is More Promising Than 3-D Printing
5. The Ugly Truth About Payday, Pawn Shop and Car Title Loans
6. Median CEO Pay Topped $10 Million in 2013

7. Mortgage Rates Fall for 5th Straight Week
8. Will Apple, Inc.'s iWatch Be a Game-Changer?
9. Google: We're Building a Car with No Steering Wheel
10. 10 Cities Your Financial Adviser Is Begging You Not To Retire To

Check out the best things to buy in June:

The 5 Best Things to Buy in June
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Best of DailyFinance: The Week in Review (May 26 - June 1, 2014)
Father's Day is June 15, and retailers are discounting prices on tools and other home improvement equipment. Even if you're not buying tools for Dad, you may want to assess your own supply, since tools rarely go on sale. Check out coupons and newspaper ads for home improvement stores -- such as Sears (SHLD), Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW), Menards and Ace Hardware -- to compare prices.
If you're in the market for some hip summer clothes, June is an excellent month to hit the sales racks. "All the big fashion houses are making way for their fall collection, so now is a great time to scoop up those latest trends you've been eyeing," says Mara Heffernan, a shopping expert at That includes tank topsshortsskirtsmaxi dressessandalscrop tops and more.
Anyone working on their beach body, or those simply trying to maintain a healthy one, will benefit from slashed prices on gym memberships, fitness apparel and workout equipment in June. "With new year's resolutions forgotten and more people getting outdoors to take advantage of the nice weather, there's less of a demand for indoor gym equipment and gym memberships," explains Leah from Lack of demand equals decrease in prices.
If you delayed buying a new grill for the summer, June and July are the best months for deals on grills. Also shop for grilling supplies, including utensils and grill baskets.
"Due in large part to June being such a popular month for weddings, dishware companies offer discounts on their products to try to win spots on registries," notes CreditDonkey's Leah. "That's good news for everyone in need of new place settings, soon-to-be-married or not." Expect discounts to start around 25 percent off and to go as high as half off.

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