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 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.
is a site that offers online layaway plans for a variety of different products, ranging from appliances to camcorders.
is a Web-based clearinghouse for over 1000 different companies offering layaway plans for shoppers.
is a unique Web-based program that allows shoppers to put vacations they put together online on a layaway payment plan.