Amazon Prime Membership Fee Is Due to Rise
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Amazon Prime Membership Fee Is Due to Rise

It’s been several years since Amazon raised its Amazon Prime membership cost to $119. Could inflation (and growth) mean another increase is imminent?
January 18, 2022
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree for the Holidays
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Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree for the Holidays

You might be surprised by some of the items you can (and should) purchase for just a buck.
December 16, 2021
How to File Tornado Insurance Claims
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How to File Tornado Insurance Claims

The five-state storms caused billions in damages. If you were affected, make sure you document your losses and contact your insurer immediately.
December 14, 2021
Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers
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Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers

Products may be in short supply, but potential thieves are not. Be “scam smart” to keep your holiday happy.
December 14, 2021
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
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10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

When both state and local taxes are considered, you'll pay more sales tax when shopping in these states.
December 13, 2021

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Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays
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Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays

From Amazon for Students to Amazon Music, the benefits of Amazon Prime are far reaching. We found some Prime perks perfect for the holidays.
December 13, 2021
21 Best Kirkland Signature Products to Buy at Costco for the Holidays
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21 Best Kirkland Signature Products to Buy at Costco for the Holidays

What do you need to sit around that hearth on a holiday evening: Nuts? Candies? Coffee with Irish Cream? There are a ton of holiday bargains on qualit…
December 7, 2021
2021 Holiday Tipping Guide: 18 People You Should Remember
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2021 Holiday Tipping Guide: 18 People You Should Remember

Service workers deserve special recognition for the help they provide during COVID. That makes holiday tipping all the more important this year.
December 3, 2021
Give Cash Now, Cut Your Estate Tax Later
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Give Cash Now, Cut Your Estate Tax Later

During this season of giving, take advantage of the annual gift tax exclusion before the year ends.
December 2, 2021
12 Best Costco Cyber Monday Deals
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12 Best Costco Cyber Monday Deals

The warehouse club giant’s holiday shopping deals don’t stop with Black Friday. It has plenty of hot deals for Cyber Monday, too, and some of them inc…
November 29, 2021
Best Black Friday Deals at Costco
Costco

Best Black Friday Deals at Costco

The venerated warehouse chain unleashes holiday bargains in hopes you’ll also snap up Costco’s Kirkland Signature house-brand line of goods as well.
November 23, 2021
5 of the Best Financial Gifts for Grandkids
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5 of the Best Financial Gifts for Grandkids

If you've been giving your grandchildren cash for the holidays, now is a good time to rethink that. There are other financial gifts that will help tea…
November 22, 2021
11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips
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11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips

Cold temperatures put stress on your car. Get ahead of the situation and keep winter woes from hurting your ride or your wallet.
November 22, 2021
Resist the Impulse to Buy These 14 Holiday Gifts
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Resist the Impulse to Buy These 14 Holiday Gifts

Don't let those holiday sale promotions persuade you into buying something now that will be much cheaper later.
November 18, 2021
Renting a Car Over the Holidays Will Be a Trip
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Renting a Car Over the Holidays Will Be a Trip

Chip shortages, the pandemic and a surge in demand will combine to make renting a car a challenge. Here’s our best advice to find a rental you can aff…
November 17, 2021
28 Great Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for 2021
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28 Great Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for 2021

We’ve rounded up dozens of bargains from top retailers including Amazon, Costco and Walmart, but you’ll need to act fast; many of the more popular ite…
November 17, 2021
61 Stores That Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving Day 2021
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61 Stores That Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving Day 2021

Is Target open on Thanksgiving? Is Walmart open on Thanksgiving? Is Costco open on Thanksgiving? What about Best Buy and others? We’re tracking dozens…
November 8, 2021
After Storms, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale
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After Storms, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale

There's a chance the used car you have your eye on could have been damaged. Here’s what to watch out for.
October 29, 2021
Our Best Value Tech Holiday Gifts for 2021 (Plus the Best, Period)
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Our Best Value Tech Holiday Gifts for 2021 (Plus the Best, Period)

We'll help you find the perfect electronic stocking-stuffer with our annual holiday season gift guide.
October 29, 2021
Holiday Shopping in 2021 Will Be a Struggle
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Holiday Shopping in 2021 Will Be a Struggle

We’re starting our forecasting for Black Friday (and beyond) early — because you’re going to need the head start.
October 28, 2021
Car Buying for Beginners
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Car Buying for Beginners

Haggle over the price of the car and the terms of the loan to keep your monthly payments in check.
October 27, 2021
​18 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains
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​18 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains

Ease the hassles of shopping online by using these resources that will do the deal hunting for you.
October 13, 2021
The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
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The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In

Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
October 13, 2021
Negotiate a Better Deal
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Negotiate a Better Deal

For a price break on a number of products and services, all you have to do is ask. But first read up on tactics the experts use.
September 30, 2021
Supply-Chain Woes Cloud Holiday Outlook
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Supply-Chain Woes Cloud Holiday Outlook

Problem number one: Not as much stuff is being made. Problem number two: It’s having a hard time getting to stores and warehouses.
September 28, 2021
Retirees, Transform Your House Using Smart Home Technology
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Retirees, Transform Your House Using Smart Home Technology

Going high-tech allows you to control your lights, locks and many appliances with voice activation and can help you age in place. Here's what to consi…
September 22, 2021