No, I don't own a smartphone. Yes, I do own a wonderful digital camera which I bought at Harold's years ago. It takes amazing pictures and videos (close up, far away, low light, sunlight & everything in-between) and I always have it in my purse because it is that compact.

A certain someone I work with everyday is always telling me, "no one uses cameras anymore!". I simply pooh-pooh his assertion and move along. The reason I bring this situation up is that if you are looking to purchase a digital camera before the holidays, now would be a great time according to Consumer Reports.

Their monthly best buy list for October includes: digital cameras, laptop & desktop computers, lawn mowers & tractors and mattresses. So if you're in the market for any of these items you may want to start looking now. You can also get great tips and ratings information on these products at

Source: Consumer Reports