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A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

December 19, 2016

5 Best Things to Buy During After-Christmas Sales

You’ll find deeper discounts if you hold off on buying these items until after December 25.

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December 16, 2016

Best Gift Cards to Give (and Get) for the Holidays

Enjoy a little something extra, whether you're gifting someone or gifting yourself.

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December 2016

7 Stores With the Best Return Policies

These retailers are the most generous when it comes to refunds and exchanges.

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December 2016

7 Stores With the Worst Return Policies

Read the fine print very carefully before you make a purchase at one of these retailers.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2017

How to Get Discounts at Disney World

We tell you how to make your visit less expensive and more magical.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2017

Give the Gift of College

Instead of giving kids toys and video games, open a 529 college savings plan or student loan savings account for them and contribute to it.

See More On: Paying for College | 529 Plans | Student Loans

December 2016

12 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Before you add any of these items to your online shopping cart, be sure you really, really want them.

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November 25, 2016

Target's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

The big-box retailer is throwing in free gift cards as added incentives on some already discounted items.

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November 28, 2016

Best Things to Buy on Cyber Monday

It can be worth waiting until after Black Friday to snag some items on your holiday shopping list.

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November 22, 2016

Best Things to Buy on Black Friday

Some of the deals on November 25 are too good to pass up – even if you’re only shopping for yourself.

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November 25, 2016

Amazon's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Some of the biggest holiday savings on Amazon.com are on Amazon’s own products.

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November 24, 2016

Best Thanksgiving Day Doorbusters and Deals

Planning to shop on November 24? Put these deeply discounted items near the top of your list.

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November 25, 2016

Costco's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

The warehouse club is promising big holiday markdowns on top of its members-only prices.

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November 25, 2016

Walmart's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

The big-box retailer has deep discounts on TVs, gaming consoles and more starting Thanksgiving Day.

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November 24, 2016

Which Retailers Are Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Is Macy's open on Thanksgiving Day? How about Costco? Or Target? Is Kohl's open for Thanksgiving? Check first if you plan to shop on November 24.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2016

3 Surprisingly Great Kirkland-Brand Products at Costco

You can save money and find quality in the warehouse chain's signature food and spirits line.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2016

3 Best Shopping Websites and Apps of 2016

Improved tools to help you save money using your smartphone or computer.

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