Want to ease your budget a little? Try online layaway, a new Web phenomenon that is gaining traction in a struggling economy. Here are five sites where you can find information about online layaway, shop direct for the things you need, and give your budget a breather.
The Kmart Online Layaway program gives shoppers the option to put selected items in their online catalog on layaway.
The Sears online layaway program is similar to an in-store layaway program, except you can use the Sears website to shop for your items and make the layaway payments on the Web instead.
Lay-Away.com is a site that offers online layaway plans for a variety of different products, ranging from appliances to camcorders.
eLayaway.com is a Web-based clearinghouse for over 1000 different companies offering layaway plans for shoppers.