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Is a Recession Coming?
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Is a Recession Coming?

With a lot of recession talk out there, we might just talk ourselves into one. We take that risk with Jim Patterson of The Kiplinger Letter. Also, dol…
May 31, 2022
17 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores (Dollar Tree Included)
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17 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores (Dollar Tree Included)

These discount retailers stock plenty of bargains, but not all of the merchandise is worth the buck, especially since Dollar Tree’s price increase.
April 19, 2022
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership 2022?
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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 Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents
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How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents

If you're wintering in Florida but live in a high-tax state up north during the summer months, you can save a lot of money by establishing permanent r…
February 10, 2022
40 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2022
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40 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2022

Amazon Prime membership will soon rise to $139 a year. Get your money's worth by following this guide to the best Prime perks to use for the rest of 2…
February 3, 2022

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What to Expect from the 2022 Summer Travel Season
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What to Expect from the 2022 Summer Travel Season

Travelers have been dealing with the trials and tribulations of canceled trips and elusive refunds for nearly two years. It will get better this year.
January 25, 2022
Overdraft Fees Are On Their Way Out
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Overdraft Fees Are On Their Way Out

New overdraft policies are emerging as consumers and government officials pressure banks to get rid of the fees.
January 24, 2022
How to Just Say No to Binge Spending
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How to Just Say No to Binge Spending

Don’t let emotions steer you into buying things you don’t need or can’t afford. Know the warning signs and follow these tips.
January 14, 2022
What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?
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What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?

Your score helps lenders assess the likelihood you’ll repay a loan. It can also help you assess your credit health.
December 20, 2021
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
Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers
Scams

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
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
Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big
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Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big

Competition is fierce, and carriers are dangling free phones and streaming subscriptions.
November 23, 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
Virtual Numbers Make Cards Safer
Technology

Virtual Numbers Make Cards Safer

Some mobile wallets offer this feature, which randomly generates virtual digits that are linked to your credit card.
November 1, 2021
Goodbye 3G Service
Technology

Goodbye 3G Service

Providers are hanging up on 3G. While 5G promises better and faster service, you need new devices to take advantage of it.
October 28, 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
Spending Like It’s 2019
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Spending Like It’s 2019

Setting spending targets and using budgeting apps can help tame the urge to live it up (now that we can again).
October 27, 2021
Car Buying for Beginners
Buying & Leasing a Car

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
Should I Use Credit or Debit?
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Should I Use Credit or Debit?

Credit cards offer more protections and rewards, but debit cards reduce the temptation to overspend.
October 4, 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
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
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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
New Buy Now, Pay Later Options
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New Buy Now, Pay Later Options

If you’ve been considering a BNPL plan, make sure the credit card in your wallet doesn't already have you covered.
September 29, 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