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December 3, 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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November 10, 2016

Top Off Tax-Advantaged Accounts by Year's End

Stash more cash in retirement and college savings plans.

See More On: 401(k)s | Family Finances | Paying for College

Originally published October 21, 2016

4 Things You Need to Know About Black Friday 2016

Here’s an early look at what to expect for the holiday season’s biggest shopping day.

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October 22, 2016

5 Things You Should Never Put in an Email

Scam artists and identity thieves will be sorely disappointed if you heed this advice.

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October 9, 2016

Earn Extra Cash by Becoming an Election Officer

You can make up to $185 for working one day — one very long day on November 8.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2016

New Ways to Save on SAT, ACT College Tests

Some states and school districts are paying for exams. You can also save on test prep.

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September 22, 2016

Little-Known Ways to Pay In-State Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Colleges

A public college in another state may not be out of your financial reach.

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