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How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost (And Is It Worth It?)
Amazon Prime

How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost (And Is It Worth It?)

Plenty of prices are higher in 2022 and membership in Amazon Prime (up 17%) is no exception. Are you still getting your money’s worth? We’ll test the …
September 22, 2022
How to Score Free COVID Tests Before They Go Away
personal finance

How to Score Free COVID Tests Before They Go Away

A federal program to send COVID at-home tests to your door will be suspended soon. Here’s how to get some before the deadline.
August 31, 2022
Keep Your Savings Safe
savings

Keep Your Savings Safe

If your wealth exceeds FDIC limits, it may be time to open multiple accounts. But make sure your money is earning something, too.
March 25, 2022
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership 2022?
Amazon Prime

How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership 2022?

With the price of Amazon Prime rising 17% in 2022, the question remains: Is it worth it? We’ll run you through what you get (and ways you might pay le…
March 15, 2022
How to Appeal an Unexpected Medical Bill
health insurance

How to Appeal an Unexpected Medical Bill

You may receive a bill because your insurance company denied a claim—but that doesn’t mean you have to pay it.
February 24, 2022

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Amazon Prime Fees Are Rising. Here’s How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership
Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Fees Are Rising. Here’s How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon Prime will soon cost $139 a year, $180 for those who pay monthly. If you’re a subscriber, maybe it’s time to rethink your relationship. Here’s …
February 18, 2022
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt

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.
January 10, 2022
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
Smart Buying

How to Haggle for Almost Anything

These strategies will help you negotiate a better price for just about any product or service.
September 30, 2021
Disability Insurance Can Provide COVID Coverage
Coronavirus and Your Money

Disability Insurance Can Provide COVID Coverage

If you are concerned about long-term complications from COVID-19, consider disability insurance coverage.
September 28, 2021
19 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
Amazon Prime

19 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.
August 16, 2021
How to Avoid a Charity Scam
personal finance

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
Smart Buying

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
insurance

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
37 Retailers With Store Closures or Reduced Hours Due to the Coronavirus
spending

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
A New Way to Repay College Loans
Paying for College

A New Way to Repay College Loans

Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
January 30, 2020
Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date
Scams

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
Smart Buying

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
Best Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals, 2019
Smart Buying

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
Smart Buying

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
Smart Buying

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
Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019
savings

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
How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards
Smart Buying

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
credit cards

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?
Scams

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
Smart Buying

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
Smart Buying

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