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18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
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18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Before tossing these items into your virtual shopping cart, be sure to read Amazon's return policy first.
September 17, 2020
How to Avoid a Charity Scam
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How to Avoid a Charity Scam

Scammers never quit, even when you're trying to be altruistic. But you can avoid getting duped if you do your homework.
August 7, 2020
Where to Find the Best Mother's Day Gift Deals and Free Shipping Offers
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Where to Find the Best Mother's Day Gift Deals and Free Shipping Offers

Get an early start on your Mother's Day shopping so shipping delays don't thwart your best intentions.
May 3, 2020
Coronavirus Car Insurance Rebates for the Road Less Traveled
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Coronavirus Car Insurance Rebates for the Road Less Traveled

People are driving less, and that means big auto insurance companies such as State Farm, Allstate and Geico are giving coronavirus-related rebates.
April 14, 2020
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37 Retailers With Store Closures or Reduced Hours Due to the Coronavirus
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37 Retailers With Store Closures or Reduced Hours Due to the Coronavirus

In an effort to help keep customers and workers safe, these retailers have opted to either shut their doors or scale back operations.
March 30, 2020

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Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date
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Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date

Protect your documents from scammers who could change the date on your important documents.
January 3, 2020
Best Target Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019
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Best Target Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019

Super low prices on a wide variety of products plus free shipping with no strings attached make Target a can’t-miss retailer on Black Friday.
November 25, 2019
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Best Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019
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Best Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019

Holiday shoppers can expect deep discounts on electronics, small appliances, on-trend toys plus more over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
November 25, 2019
Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2019
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Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2019

From flannel shirts to MacBook laptops, Costco rolls out the discounts for members online and in its warehouse clubs.
November 24, 2019
Best Amazon Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019
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Best Amazon Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019

The e-commerce giant drops its holiday deals early and shoppers can score up to 50% off everything from robot vacuums to DNA test kits.
November 24, 2019
How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership
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How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership

Now that Amazon Prime costs $119 a year, you might be re-thinking your membership. Here's a step-by-step guide to canceling Prime.
November 22, 2019
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?
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How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?

The annual cost of a Prime membership is $119 for both new and renewing members, as of June 16, up from $99. The cost varies for monthly, student and …
November 22, 2019
Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019
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Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019

These 17 states offer a break from sales tax on back-to-school essentials, clothing, hunting gear and even appliances this summer.
July 19, 2019
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How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards
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How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards

Put money in your pocket by selling gift cards online or even in person.
March 21, 2019
How to File Complaints About Your Bank or Credit-Card Company
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How to File Complaints About Your Bank or Credit-Card Company

The new consumer protection agency will start helping soon, but here's where you can turn to for help now.
February 22, 2019
Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?
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Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?

Find out which retail chains have been hit and where you can go for help to protect yourself from identity theft, scams and financial fraud.
November 30, 2018
18 Retailers Offering Free Holiday Shipping
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18 Retailers Offering Free Holiday Shipping

Holiday shopping online? We’ve rounded up a list of retailers offering free shipping with no strings attached.
November 23, 2018
Best Home Depot Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018
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Best Home Depot Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

Home Depot is closed on Thanksgiving, but look for deep discounts on appliances on Black Friday both in-store and online.
November 21, 2018
Best Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018
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Best Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

Toys, TVs, Xbox bundles and other in-demand gadgets are among the doorbuster deals on tap from the world's largest retailer.
November 21, 2018
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Best Lowe's Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018
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Best Lowe's Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

Lowe's is already offering big savings on everything from appliances to Christmas trees in the days leading up to Black Friday. Here's a preview.
November 20, 2018
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
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Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
October 16, 2018
Why I Bought My Prescription Glasses at Costco
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Why I Bought My Prescription Glasses at Costco

A determination to save money on a new frame and lenses led me to the warehouse club.
August 22, 2018
Smart Life Insurance Strategies for Young Buyers
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Smart Life Insurance Strategies for Young Buyers

Buy the right life insurance plan now to avoid scrambling to find coverage later.
August 1, 2018
Skip the Sales Tax
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Skip the Sales Tax

Save money back-to-school shopping in 17 states with sales tax holidays this summer.
July 17, 2018
Hot Savings on Flights to Hawaii
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Hot Savings on Flights to Hawaii

Catch a flight to Hawaii this fall without emptying your wallet.
July 9, 2018