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Onions recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Brittany Anas  |  October 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is instructing consumers to throw away any unlabeled red, white and yellow onions due to a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to the vegetable. So far, 652 people from 37 states have reported being sick and 129 people have been hospitalized in this salmonella outbreak that began in mid-September. …

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If you bought chicken from 2009 to 2019, you may be eligible for a settlement payment

Tricia Goss  |  September 27, 2021

Depending on where you live, if you have purchased raw chicken in the past, you could have some cash coming your way. A class-action lawsuit called the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation has resulted in a $181 million settlement of which you could potentially claim your share, pending final approval. Who Can File A Claim? Attorneys …

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Millions of Boppy Loungers recalled after being linked to infant deaths

Tricia Goss  |  September 24, 2021

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and in conjunction with Health Canada, The Boppy Company has issued a voluntary safety recall of the Newborn Lounger to address a risk of infant suffocation. There have been eight reports of infant deaths associated with The Boppy Company Newborn Lounger and this hazard between …

Here’s the company with the most employees in every state

Clint Davis  |  September 19, 2021

Every state has certain employers that are vital to the economy. They are the companies and institutions that often have tens of thousands of people on their payroll, indirectly supporting other businesses with the cash they pay out to their many workers. Using records and figures from various sources, we’ve put together a list of …

iPhone 13 release: Apple reveals new features

Tricia Goss  |  September 17, 2021

During the September 2021 Apple event, the tech company introduced its latest lineup, including Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Fitness+, iPad, iPad mini and, of course, the iPhone 13. As with the iPhone 12, there are four models in the iPhone 13 release: the iPhone 13; iPhone 13 mini; iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 …

You’ll soon be able to turn in your gently used Ikea furniture for store credit

Tricia Goss  |  September 2, 2021

Ikea has committed to becoming a circular business by 2030. A circular business model modifies the way products and materials flow through the economy, reducing the effects on the environment from production and creation to eventual disposal. To Ikea, this means using only renewable and recycled materials, producing 100% circular products and enabling customers to …

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Walgreen’s raising starting wage to $15 per hour

Tricia Goss  |  September 2, 2021

This year, many states have increased the minimum wage, and numerous stores and restaurants are offering higher pay to attract new employees.  Now Walgreens, the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the U.S., has also committed to raising its starting wage for employees. On Aug. 31, Walgreens Boots Alliance, which also owns Duane Reade stores, announced it …

Sam’s Club has a Nugget couch dupe that will save you $80

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 1, 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’ve been considering getting your child an in-demand Nugget couch but aren’t exactly excited about the …

Nike closed offices for a week, giving employees time off to focus on mental health

Tricia Goss  |  September 1, 2021

The pandemic has brought mental health awareness to the forefront. Recent data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that in April-June of 2020, 40% of U.S. adults experienced at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, such as anxiety, depression or the use of substances to cope with stress …

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Disney store closing list: Here are the locations going out of business

Marie Rossiter  |  August 24, 2021

More Disney stores will be closing as the company completes the latest round of its retail store closures this September. In March, Disney announced its plans to shutter at least 60 brick-and-mortar locations in 2021 — about a third of its stores in North America. So far, Disney has closed 38 of its retail stores …

Toys ‘R’ Us returning in 400 Macy’s stores nationwide

Tricia Goss  |  August 23, 2021

When Toys ‘R’ Us closed all of its U.S. stores in 2018, the nearly-70-year-old toy store chain became a nostalgic memory for millions of children and adults. However, in 2019, a glimmer of hope for fans of the retailer appeared when the company announced it would relaunch as a company called Tru Kids, including pop-up …

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Hostess recalling hot dog and hamburger buns over risk of salmonella, listeria

Marie Rossiter  |  August 19, 2021

If you’ve recently purchased hot dog or hamburger buns for an upcoming barbecue, then you’re going to want to check your pantry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the recall of Hostess hot dog and hamburger buns due to potential health risks from possible listeria and salmonella contamination. Hostess  is voluntarily recalling certain …

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If you bought an EpiPen in the last 10 years, you can file a legal claim

Tricia Goss  |  August 19, 2021

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies — including 5.6 million children — and another 9.2 children have skin allergies. On top of that, 10% of the world’s population may suffer severe drug reactions. All of these people would benefit from access …

Frozen breaded, stuffed chicken recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2021

Take a minute to check your freezer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Food Safety Alert, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a recall due to a salmonella outbreak linked to raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products. Serenade Foods is recalling approximately …

Teachers can get up to $599 from Chipotle to buy school supplies

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2021

Back-to-school time is here, which means it’s time for teachers and students to stock up on school supplies for the classroom. Did you know that many teachers buy their own school supplies? In fact, American teachers spend an average of $479 per year of their own money on them, according to 2015-2016 data from the …

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Target will pay tuition for business courses for all employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 5, 2021

Target employees are about to get a nice perk. The company has just announced it will pay tuition for business courses for everyone who works for the retailer. All U.S.-based Target employees will be eligible for debt-free select undergraduate degrees, certificates, certifications, free textbooks and more under the new initiative. The offer includes 250 business-aligned …

Delta variant threatening fall and winter travel plans

DWYM Staff  |  August 5, 2021

Just weeks ago, Americans were preparing to travel, booking airline tickets, casino trips and winter cruises. Now, a resurgence of COVID-19 due to the delta variant is threatening the return to travel normalcy. So what should prospective travelers do now? Each day the headlines are worrisome when it comes to fall and winter travel: Mask …

These businesses are updating their mask policies in light of new CDC guidelines

ABC 15  |  August 4, 2021

Some of the nation’s biggest retailers are updating their mask policies in light of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC announced it is now recommending that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor spaces in areas where there is substantial or high transmission of the …

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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 …

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 …

7 common car maintenance myths AAA wants us to stop believing

DWYM Staff  |  July 15, 2021

As we head out on summer vacations, many of us check the oil and look over the car before we go. But some car maintenance tips that mom and dad taught us, that we’ve assumed for years, are actually just myths. That’s according to a new AAA report called Debunking Common Myths about Car Maintenance. …

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Walmart is launching a private label insulin brand

Tricia Goss  |  July 8, 2021

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million Americans live with diabetes. On average, the cost of medical expenses for people with diagnosed diabetes is approximately 2.3 times higher than for people without diabetes, much of that due to the cost of insulin. On June 29, Walmart announced the launch of the first …

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Merlin bird ID app helps you identify birds by their songs

Tricia Goss  |  July 1, 2021

Birding is a popular pastime for people of all ages. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, more than 45 million people enjoy watching birds. It’s a hobby you can pick up at any time, it’s easily accessible and it doesn’t cost much, if anything, to participate. There are also many free tools you …

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Best Camping Journal 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 28, 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.While some people feel that writing on paper is a lost art, it can be a relaxing, …

Warren Buffett gave another $4.1 billion to charity

Tricia Goss  |  June 28, 2021

Along with a reputation for being the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is also known for being a generous philanthropist. In 2006, he committed to gradually give all of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic foundations via the Giving Pledge. On June 23, Buffett announced that he has made a new …

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Ghost towns for sale in the US

Tricia Goss  |  June 27, 2021

Many once-bustling towns have sat deserted and deteriorating for decades, creating thousands of ghost towns across the U.S. Some were mining or railroad towns that stopped serving a purpose when the mines were no longer profitable and other forms of transportation became available. Others were wiped out by disease or the elements, prompting remaining residents …

Best 25-Foot Garden Hose 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 22, 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 best 25-foot garden hose will make your household chores easier, whether that’s watering your plants, hosing …

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Beef prices rising as grilling season heats up

WXYZ News  |  June 17, 2021

Just as grilling season kicks into high gear with summer on the way, beef prices are shooting up again. If you’re planning to buy steaks, prepare yourself to pay more. Allison Homan, the owner of Lehr’s Prime Market in Milford, Ohio, is trying not to pass every supplier hike onto her customers. “We are doing …

The net worth that people call ‘wealthy’ varies by generation

Tricia Goss  |  June 10, 2021

What or who determines how wealthy an individual is? According to experts, wealth is subjective. “Wealth is in the eye of the beholder,” Tiffany Welka, an accredited wealth management advisor with financial firm VFG Associates in Livonia, Michigan, told U.S. News. For instance, respondents of a 2019 YouGov survey said that earning $100,000 a year …

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Best portable grill 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 8, 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.Do you really need a massive grill decked out with special features to cook the perfect burger? …

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Best beach bag with cooler 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  May 25, 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.No one wants to deal with awkwardly lugging around too many things on a beach or pool …

Ikea recalling bowls, plates and mugs

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2021

If you’ve purchased any bowls, plates or mugs from Ikea within the last two years, they may be involved in a recall. Ikea is voluntarily recalling Heroisk and Talrika bowls, plates and mugs made from PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) material. The material that makes up the bowls, plates and mugs can become brittle and …

Child tax credit 2021: Here’s when parents will start receiving advance monthly payments

Anna Weaver  |  May 18, 2021

Parents who might feel they can’t catch a break since the COVID-19 pandemic will have something to look forward to on July 15. That’s the date the IRS sends the first of six monthly payments from the 2021 Child Tax Credit to qualifying families. The new credit is part of the American Rescue Plan, which …

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Best Fitness Trampoline 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  May 10, 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 are getting bored with your home fitness equipment and are ready to add something new …

Correctly guess Sour Patch Kids’ new mystery flavor and you could win $50,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 22, 2021

Sour Patch Kids have added a new secret flavor to their bags of sour-sweet candy, and the brand is giving away $50,000 if you can figure out what it is. If you want to take a guess, you can purchase the bags that include the new limited-edition mystery flavor at retailers nationwide. Then, keep an …

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Best dog bathing tub 2021

Anna Weaver  |  April 20, 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.Dogs are lovable no matter what, but a clean canine is extra-cuddly. It’s not always easy convincing …

Best inflatable pirate ship 2021

Marie Rossiter  |  April 14, 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.Pool season may be the best time of year. Few things are better than getting outside, soaking …

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Get a free flower seed packet just in time for spring

Jenn Fields  |  April 13, 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.Spring has sprung in many places around the country, and even if you haven’t planted any seeds …

LG is shutting down its smartphone business

Anna Weaver  |  April 6, 2021

The third-largest manufacturer of mobile phones in North America has decided to focus on other areas of its business, from robotics and artificial intelligence to electric vehicle components. LG Electronics announced on April 5 that it will be ending its production of cellphones and smartphones. Apple and Samsung, who are ahead of LG in terms …

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Best portable battery generators

Tricia Goss  |  April 5, 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.Having a source of battery power can help to keep you entertained and safe during a power …

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Best Pool Startup Kit 2021

Tricia Goss  |  March 25, 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.As we round the corner toward spring and summer, the temperatures are rising and the sunshine is …

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Best pellet smoker grills 2021

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 22, 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 part of your summer includes family barbecues and grilling your favorite foods, you’ll want to have …

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How to become a notary to make extra money on the side

Tricia Goss  |  March 20, 2021

A notary public is a person appointed by a state government as an official of integrity. A notary public can earn money in their spare time by ensuring that people signing important documents are who they claim to be, or declaring that information in a document is true and correct. Becoming a notary can also …

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Best Gas Patio Heater 2021

Marie Rossiter  |  March 19, 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.Gas patio heaters can help transform your outdoor area into practically a year-round living space. The heat …

Best Heavy Duty Straps 2021

Brittany Anas  |  March 15, 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.Having a set of heavy duty straps can come in handy in a number of scenarios, from …

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Status of stimulus check: How to find out when you’ll get yours

Tricia Goss  |  March 15, 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.On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. …

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Kia is recalling nearly 380,000 vehicles due to fire risk

Marie Rossiter  |  March 11, 2021

Car manufacturer Kia just announced a recall for two of its vehicles due to a fire risk from a potential electrical shortage. A report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated Kia is recalling all 2017-2019 Kia Cadenzas and 2017-2021 Kia Sportage vehicles. Neither class of vehicles included Smart Cruise Control features, according …

Stimulus check calculator estimates how much you’ll receive

Kate Streit  |  March 11, 2021

Wondering how much money you can expect with the next stimulus check? The American Rescue Plan Act will provide $1,400 direct payments to individuals making up to $75,000 per year and expands the child tax credit up to $3,600 per child. It also extends a weekly $300 federal unemployment benefit through August. In addition to …

City gave low-income residents $500 per month for 2 years and here are the results of the experiment

Marie Rossiter  |  March 5, 2021

Two years ago, the city of Stockton, California, launched a financial experiment that leaders hoped would help break the poverty cycle for their citizens. The city launched a donation-funded basic universal income program over a two-year period. Now, the results from the program’s first year are in, and the analysis offers some insights into the …

American Express is giving $1 million in grants to historic small restaurants

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  March 3, 2021

From neighborhood coffee shops to hole-in-the-wall eateries, small restaurants have been among the businesses hardest hit by Covid-19. It’s been estimated that, as of December 2020, 17% of all U.S. restaurants have permanently shut down.  Although restrictions on the food industry have eased in some states, many independently-owned restaurants remain on the brink of closure …