Impulse buys

21 Impulse buys actually worth your money

Fiona Tapp  |  April 16, 2024

From a gadget that'll help you carry more grocery bags to a kitty-themed coffee warmer, these impulse buys are worth the cash.

Walmart store

Walmart shoppers may be eligible for $500 payment due to lawsuit

Scripps News  |  April 10, 2024

If you bought weighted groceries or bagged fruit at Walmart in recent years, you may be eligible for payment from a class action settlement.

Cost Of U.S. First Class Postage Stamps Rises To 44 Cents

Stamps are about to get more expensive again

Clint Davis  |  April 10, 2024

The U.S. Postal Service announced new prices for First-Class Mail Forever stamps this week. Here's when prices will increase, and how much.

A linkchef immersion blender is arranged on a counter, and the blender is used to create salsa.

We tried a 5-in-1 immersion blender to see if it really does it all

Krissy Howard  |  April 9, 2024

This immersion blender claims to froth, chop and more, but does it actually do what it says? This surprising gadget might be a must-have.

Older couple looks at finances for retirement

Retirees are returning to the workforce in droves: Here’s why

John Matarese  |  April 3, 2024

'Unretiring' is a new trend, with as many as 20% of older workers rejoining the labor market in their 60s and 70s.

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Dollar Tree increases maximum price of items in stores nationwide

Helen Lee  |  March 27, 2024

Dollar Tree announced recently that it would raise the maximum price of its products. Here are the items that will cost you more.

Family Dollar store front with sign

Find out if your local Family Dollar store is one of 600 locations closing

Marie Rossiter  |  March 26, 2024

Family Dollar is closing hundreds of stores across America. See our list to determine whether the location near you is shutting down.

Toddler girl buckled into her car seat

Free car seats are available to some parents who qualify

Claire Gillespie  |  March 21, 2024

A new car seat can be expensive, but these programs might help parents save a bundle with a free car seat for their baby or toddler.

Worker helps customer at Target self-checkout

Target’s new self-checkout rules might be a welcome change

Scripps News  |  March 19, 2024

Target customers will now be limited to 10 items for self-checkout, but the company says it will open more traditional checkout lanes. 

Corelle Disney commemorative dinnerware sets

Disney Corelle dinnerware sets on sale as part of 100th anniversary celebration

Marie Rossiter  |  March 12, 2024

Don't miss the deals on these anniversary Disney dinnerware sets at Corelle. They combine fun with function to make meals more magical.

Dad and kid on bikes

15 free spring break activities to do with your kids

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 1, 2024

Spring Break is coming up soon. If you're not traveling, you might be wondering how to entertain your kids all week. Here are some ideas.

for rent sign on house

The most and least competitive rental markets in the US may surprise you

Brittany Anas  |  March 1, 2024

Discover the easiest and most difficult places to rent an apartment in America, as well as current market trends that impact renters.

Decorated Easter potatoes are a fun, cost-effective alternative to dyed eggs

Marie Rossiter  |  February 28, 2024

If the price of eggs this Easter has you scrambling for alternatives, you might want to consider dyeing potatoes instead.

Young couple enjoys vacation in pool with cocktails

Is living in an all-inclusive resort cheaper than paying rent?

Kate Streit  |  February 28, 2024

A TikTokker compared monthly living expenses in his city to a month at an all-inclusive resort and found something interesting.

A man playing Pokemon Trading Card game

Your old Pokémon cards could be worth thousands

Shea Simmons  |  February 27, 2024

If you have old Pokemon cards in your basement, there's a chance that your old trading cards could be worth thousands.

older couple walking dog

This city is the No. 1 place to retire in America with no savings

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 23, 2024

Learn the rankings of the best and worst cities in America for retirement if you don't have money in your savings account.

Build-A-Bear Workshop store front

How to get your child the Build-A-Bear birthday price

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 23, 2024

Build-A-Bear's Pay Your Age offer lets children build a birthday bear with the cost set at the age they're turning.

A home gym features an elliptical, resistance bands, a balance ball, and yoga mat.

The best home gym equipment to invest in according to an expert

Krissy Howard  |  February 19, 2024

Want to start a home gym but worried about what's worth the money? Our expert weighs in on the best home gym equipment worth the cash.

A couple sits on a mattress as a sales person leans next to them.

Presidents’ Day mattress sales are offering up to 50% off

Marie Rossiter  |  February 15, 2024

If you've got back pain or just a really old mattress, these Presidents' Day mattress sales can get you a new one on a budget.

Mom and daughter on computer

How to share passwords for your finances with your loved ones

Kathleen St. John  |  February 15, 2024

These password manager services will streamline your efforts to have strong account passwords you can safely share with people you trust.

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These $1 bills might be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars

Megan Fenno  |  February 9, 2024

Check your wallet: Your paper currency could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on its serial number.

Shelby Lattimore has her students pay 'rent'

This teacher makes her third graders ‘pay rent’ to learn budgeting

Marie Rossiter  |  February 3, 2024

Teacher Shelby Lattimore's viral videos show her teaching her third-grade students about financial literacy by making them pay bills.

49ers and the Chiefs in 2020 Super Bowl

Here are 4 free ways to watch the Super Bowl without cable

Clint Davis  |  January 30, 2024

Whether you're watching for the football or the love story (Taylor's version), there are a number of ways to access the Super Bowl this year.

Le Creuset Dutch oven

15 buy-it-for-life products you won’t regret spending money on

Helen Lee  |  January 29, 2024

Cheap products can be good, but buy-it-for-life products are often better and will save you money in the long run. Here are 15 you'll love.

Smiling woman sitting at kitchen table with baby on lap while budgeting

What is ‘loud budgeting,’ the newest Gen-Z TikTok trend?

Marie Rossiter  |  January 29, 2024

This new financial trend is the opposite of 'quiet luxury': Loud budgeting has people sharing goals to hold themselves accountable.

Best Products To Stop Hair Loss And Thinning Hair

Best products to stop hair loss and thinning hair, according to doctors

Piper Louden  |  January 26, 2024

If you've worried about thinning hair and hair loss, these doctor-recommended products could help ease your fears.

A heated blanket, a desktop heater, and a tea collection.

The must-have essentials for surviving winter

Brittany Anas  |  January 26, 2024

Surviving cold weather can be difficult, but if you have these must-have winter essentials, you'll be able to get back until spring comes.

Should parents charge their young adult children rent?

Marie Rossiter  |  January 21, 2024

A viral TikTok from parents about charging their adult kids rent spurred a discussion about what the right thing to do is in this situation.

Retailer has sign limiting purchase of Stanley tumblers on store shelves

As Stanley cup prices soar, scammers are swooping in

John Matarese  |  January 18, 2024

If you've seen prices on Stanley cups that seem too good to be true, it probably is. Here's how to avoid fakes and scams.

American Teen Learning Driver's Education

7 items teen drivers need for their cars

Emily O'Brien  |  January 12, 2024

Preparing your teen to drive doesn't have to be stressful if you equip them with with these seven helpful items.

The exterior of an Ulta on a sunny day.

Save 45% on luxury hair care products during Ulta’s ‘Jumbo Sale’

Marie Rossiter  |  January 11, 2024

Looking to stock up on some of your favorite hair care? The Ulta Jumbo Sale gets you up to 45% off on major hair care brands.

Little girls decorating small paper mache

Crayola’s Creativity Week lets kids learn from artists, chefs, ballerinas and more—for free

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 9, 2024

Crayola has partnered with astronomers, actors, illustrators and other inspiring people for its annual Creativity Week from Jan. 22-28.

Man performs push-up.

How to exercise on a budget in 2024

John Matarese  |  January 3, 2024

Getting into shape can be costly, with many gyms charging upwards of $100 a month. So, we found some of the best ways to exercise on a budget.

Hands form heart with hands at live concert

Fight ‘funflation’ with these entertainment savings ideas

John Matarese  |  December 16, 2023

Ticket prices for concerts, movies and sporting events are up, but savvy shoppers can find ways to save on entertainment.

grinch leaning on a ring doorbell

How to add free Grinch quick replies to your Ring doorbell

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 15, 2023

If you own a Ring doorbell, here's how you can add some automatic Grinch messages to brighten up the holiday season.

Circa 1902 Atterbury Co. Milk Glass Duck lidded animal dish

Milk glass from your grandma could be worth more than you think

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  December 13, 2023

Milk glass is a uniquely made type of glass featuring a milky hue, and it's now considered to be an antique collectible.

Porch pirate steals packages at home's front door

How to prevent porch pirates from ruining your Christmas

John Matarese  |  November 28, 2023

Tens of thousands of packages disappear every year, but you can take a few simple steps to make it harder to steal a package at your house.

woman holding Christmas gifts

30 gifts under $30 at JCPenney for everyone on your list

Marie Rossiter  |  November 22, 2023

Need an easy way to stick to your holiday gift-giving budget? Our list has presents for everyone: mom, dad, grandparents, kids and friends.

document with the words 529 college savings plan

Should you set up a 529 college savings plan instead of a baby registry?

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 8, 2023

College costs have become prohibitively expensive for some families. A 529 account can help, but should you ask others help fund it?

Pay raise concept: Blocks spelling 'salary' rise along arrow on yellow background

How to ask for a raise for 2024, and the mistake many people make

John Matarese  |  November 7, 2023

Don't wait until it's too late to get a pay increase for next year. Many companies are setting their 2024 budgets now.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda’s favorite moisturizer is on sale at Amazon

Emily O'Brien  |  October 31, 2023

If having great skin makes you feel good on the inside, we think a good skincare routine is worth the time and effort!

Harry Potter books and glasses

The 25 best gifts for kids who love Harry Potter

Marie Rossiter  |  October 20, 2023

Need gift for a child (or kid at heart) in your life who loves the wizarding world? Grab your wand and accio these presents for any occasion.

Happy woman celebrates moving amid boxes

What is geographic arbitrage, and how can you use it to improve your finances?

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 20, 2023

It's not for everyone, but geoarbitrage can be a good strategy to stretch how far your money goes if you're flexible about where you live.

10 eco-friendly kitchen items that can save you money

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 13, 2023

Buying eco-friendly products doesn't have to hurt your wallet. Depending on your personal lifestyle, it may even save you a little money.

Entrance to the Juilliard School

The Juilliard School will no longer charge tuition for graduate acting program

Kathleen St. John  |  October 5, 2023

Talented actors will now get a leg up at the Juilliard School, which is offering its masters program in acting with no tuition costs.

How to claim money in the A&W soda class-action settlement

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 4, 2023

If you have purchased A&W root beer with a specific claim on the label, you may be entitled to a small amount of cash.

The best water flossers for keeping your gums healthy

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 3, 2023

Here's what dentists say to look for, plus their recommendations for travel, small bathrooms, sensitive teeth and budget options.

Worker paints address number on curb

What you need to know about the curb-painting scam

Haley Otman  |  September 26, 2023

The curb-painting scam involves people you didn't hire showing up, painting your house number on the curb and then demanding payment.

The best things to buy in October to save money

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  September 25, 2023

Target Circle Week and Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days are coming up this month, but it's also a good time to buy bigger-ticket items.

The Best Gifts For Every Type Of Man You Know

20 gifts for men that they actually want

Brittany Nims  |  September 21, 2023

Gifts for hard-to-shop-for men, from boyfriends and husbands to dads and brothers for birthdays, stocking stuffers, Christmas and beyond.

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