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Bars are now facing a liquor shortage

With all the stress of the pandemic, many got a…

John Matarese  |  July 30, 2021

Maui is overrun by tourists right now, so you may want to reconsider travel plans

As Americans hit the road and take to the skies…

John Matarese  |  July 30, 2021

Free classroom pets for teachers available through grant program

It's that time of year again! As parents count down the days to the new school year, teachers are busy shopping for…

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2021

Plant cuttings: How to make money selling them

You already have a few (or many) houseplants bringing life, beauty and cleaner air into…

Tricia Goss  |  August 3, 2021
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Gildan t-shirts are buy 2, get 1 free at Joann

Joann is celebrating their 78th anniversary, and they're giving us…

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 29, 2021

McCormick recalls 3 seasonings over potential salmonella risk

McCormick & Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three of its…

WMAR News  |  July 28, 2021

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Popular baby carrot brands recalled for salmonella contamination

Marie Rossiter  |  July 28, 2021

If you and your family keep carrots in your refrigerator to enjoy as a quick, healthy snack, then you need to know about a new food recall. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an announcement on July 21 about a voluntary recall by Grimmway Farms for some of the company’s pre-packaged carrots due to …

DNR auctioning off nearly 100 properties, including waterfront land along Lake Michigan

WXYZ News  |  July 27, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is auctioning off nearly 100 properties of land in several …

White House: More eligible for lower mortgage payments with foreclosure moratorium set to expire

Scripps National Desk  |  July 27, 2021

With the federal foreclosure moratorium set to expire next week, the Biden administration on Friday announced it was taking steps to prevent some foreclosure for those with government-backed mortgages. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was extending a pause on foreclosures one final time. The CDC chose to end the …

Taco Bell says it’s experiencing a national ingredient shortage

Scripps National Desk  |  July 27, 2021

For the past year and a half, supply chains across the world have been disrupted by mandated shutdowns and worker shortages, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest victim of supply chain disruption? Taco Bell. According to a banner alert seen Wednesday on its website, the fast-food giant is currently experiencing a “national ingredient shortage.” …

Some used cars now cost more than new versions

John Matarese  |  July 26, 2021

Savvy shoppers have always purchased used cars and trucks instead of new ones to save thousands of dollars. But in this crazy year, some used cars now cost more than a new version. The price of used cars has gone up in 2021 because of soaring demand and the computer chip shortage that has been …

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Stores and restaurants offering higher wages and bonuses to attract workers

Clint Davis  |  July 23, 2021

As vaccination levels have risen across the United States, the strict restrictions faced by many of the businesses consumers count on every day have started falling away. That has lead to countless job openings in retail and food service. In fact, businesses are so desperate to fill openings that they are offering generous incentives to …

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Spirit Halloween hiring 35,000 seasonal employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 23, 2021

While we’re still in the middle of summer, fall will be here soon, and that means that Halloween is also creeping up. If you’re looking for some spooky seasonal work, you might find it with Spirit Halloween, which is searching for 35,000 employees for the 2021 season. The world’s largest specialty Halloween retailer, Spirit Halloween …

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Cricut vinyl and iron-on rolls currently half-price on

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 23, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you own a Cricut machine, now is the time to stock up on supplies! Joann is …

Netflix is adding video games to existing subscriptions

Tricia Goss  |  July 23, 2021

People might still be spending plenty of time at home watching movies and bingeing TV shows, but with so many streaming platforms available, Netflix is struggling to gain new customers. The subscription-based streaming content giant only had a net gain of 5.5 million subscribers in the first six months of 2021. While that number might …

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