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Your old Beanie Babies could be worth thousands

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 24, 2024

Discover which Beanie Babies are considered valuable and worth the most money and which limited-edition Beanie Babies to buy now.

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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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Your Hummel figurines could be worth thousands

Kate Streit  |  April 3, 2024

The German-made figurines called Hummels are a bit out of style these days, but some may still be worth some money.

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5 collectibles that may be worth more than you think

DWYM Staff  |  February 14, 2024

These five collectibles taking up space in your attic could actually put a little extra cash in your pocket!

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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.

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Your Precious Moments figurines could be worth thousands

DWYM Staff  |  February 6, 2024

Precious Moments figurines were popular in the 1980s, and many collectors are partial to the dolls and willing to pay top dollar for them.

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These are the best states for working parents

DWYM Staff  |  January 12, 2024

According to a new study, where you live can have a major impact on how easily and affordably you're able to balance parenting and working.

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9 vintage kitchen items that could be worth hundreds (or thousands) of dollars

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  December 6, 2023

From retro Pyrex dishes and Tupperware to rare glassware and cast iron pans, old kitchen ware can be worth more than you think.

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Amazon offers free ‘AI Ready’ courses to train people for AI jobs

Marie Rossiter  |  November 22, 2023

Amazon is offering free courses in AI for current and prospective employees who want to upgrade their skills in a world rapidly changing.

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There’s an easy way to find unclaimed funds in your name

John Matarese  |  November 8, 2023

Have you checked with the government for unclaimed property? The Missing Money site makes it easy to look up your unclaimed cash.

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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.

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How much is your old ceramic Christmas tree worth?

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 26, 2023

The original shapes for these vintage ceramic trees were made by Atlantic Molds, but their success was copied over the decades.

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.

Vintage Barbies that are fetching hundreds (and thousands) of dollars right now

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 15, 2023

Has all the hype over last month’s “Barbie” movie driven up the price of vintage collectible Barbies? You better believe it! “From where the market was, there’s about a 20% to 30% increase in values right now,” says Dr. Lori…

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Get paid to usher at concerts, among hundreds of other gig jobs

DWYM Staff  |  July 24, 2023

Apps like Instawork and SideHusl give gig economy workers another place to look for a wide variety of side hustles.

Gig driver? Your auto insurance may not cover you

John Matarese  |  June 27, 2023

If you are using your personal vehicle to make a little extra cash, here's what you should know about car insurance.

You can get $200 when you open a new Chase Bank checking account

Marie Rossiter  |  June 20, 2023

The account must be opened before July 19, and you must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible.

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Top 5 unusual jobs with good salaries, according to Indeed

Helen Lee  |  June 19, 2023

Indeed ranked 'odd' jobs by salary, and the job site's top two careers on this list take home a six-figure salary.

These 7 side hustles require little or no cost up front

Marie Rossiter  |  June 13, 2023

Starting a side hustle can be an easy way to bring in extra cash. Here's what you need to know about salary and taxes before you start.

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The most in-demand summer jobs, as ranked by Indeed

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 25, 2023

Students and seasonal workers: These are the gigs with the most positions posted to the jobs site for the season from 2018-2023.

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These are the highest earning associate degree majors

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  May 25, 2023

Recent studies bring into question whether securing an associate degree would be more lucrative than a bachelor's degree long term.

Tech skills that can get freelancers more than $100 per hour

Emily O'Brien  |  May 25, 2023

If you're looking to become an independent worker, you may may be able to leverage these tech skills to bring in a good income.

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These are the college majors that pay the most

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  May 23, 2023

New data analysis shows that students who receive degrees in STEM fields end up earning more money after graduating college.

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Aldi is opening 120 new stores in the US this year

Taylor Kuether  |  May 8, 2023

This growth isn't all new — Aldi shared in a statement that this year's planned expansion will build on a "banner year in 2022."

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PetMeds is searching for a ‘Chief Barketing Officer’

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 2, 2023

PetMeds is looking for a new Chief Barketing Officer to test products and be featured on the company's social media—and the pay is $10K.

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Cruise company wants remote workers to work from sea for 3 years

Taylor Kuether  |  April 25, 2023

The cruise company is targeting remote workers for a 135-country cruise aboard which passengers can work their remote jobs the whole time. 

If you can find a meteorite in Maine, you’ll get a $25,000 reward

Scripps News  |  April 14, 2023

The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum said the first person to bring a 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) specimen from the event can claim the reward.

ChatGPT users can make up to $20K with Bug Bounty Program

Scripps News  |  April 13, 2023

The program went live Tuesday and offers users between $200 and $20,000, depending on the severity of the issues they find and report.

In sleep streams, people live stream themselves asleep for money

Tricia Goss  |  March 20, 2023

Though some sleep streamers are creating a calming, ASMR-like experience for those with insomnia, others let viewers pay to wake them up.

Bill to make 4-day workweek the national standard reintroduced

Scripps News  |  March 14, 2023

The legislation aims to reduce the standard workweek from five days to four days with no change to employee pay.

Raspberry Rally Girl Scout cookies

A popular Girl Scout cookie flavor is going for $100 a box on eBay

Tricia Goss  |  March 9, 2023

The Girl Scouts' new Raspberry Rally cookies sold out quickly, prompting people to resell this popular flavor online for top dollar.

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How to make money doing laundry with SudShare

Tricia Goss  |  March 8, 2023

Looking for a way to earn money while also spending more time at home? If you have a vehicle, a washer and a dryer, SudShare could be a side hustle that lets you do both. Touted as the “Uber for…

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Your old $2 bills could be worth more than you think

Emily O'Brien  |  March 8, 2023

Most $2 bills created between 1862 and 1918 are highly collectible, and they can fetch at least $50 — or $500, if it's in mint condition.

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Check your quarters—they could be worth more than you think

Tricia Goss  |  March 2, 2023

Have you ever heard of rare error quarters? These rare coins can be worth a lot of money. For example, last year the U.S. Sun reported that a rare 2000 George Washington quarter sold for more than $200. This quarter…

Jose Cuervo tequilas for margarita recipe contest

You can win $50,000 for sharing your margarita recipe with Jose Cuervo

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 22, 2023

Do you have a margarita recipe that rivals one from a bar or restaurant? Jose Cuervo’s Marg Shake-Up contest is looking for margarita lovers to share their recipe for a chance to win $50,000 and have their creation sold in…

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10 class-action settlements that could get you free money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 21, 2023

People make mistakes — and so do companies. But since the errors companies may make can affect many of their customers, they can be very costly. Civil class-action lawsuits are filed all the time to allow customers to recoup losses…

Harvard University campus

These 8 U.S. universities produced the most multi-millionaires

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 17, 2023

If you have hopes of landing a career that will make you a millionaire one day, a new report shows which universities you may want to consider when filling out applications. According to a new wealth report by London-based consultancy…

Woman builds a business by renting out her handy husband

Marie Rossiter  |  February 14, 2023

It’s one thing to have a husband or partner who is handy around the house. But, when Laura Young posted on Facebook about her husband James having some availability to help with odd jobs around the neighborhood, she had no…

You can get paid $1,000 to watch movies like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘A League of Their Own’

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 6, 2023

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…

Scammers are luring job-hunters with fake remote jobs

John Matarese  |  February 6, 2023

Whether full-time or part-time, work-from-home job postings are still in high demand, especially as more companies ask workers to return to the office in 2023. Unfortunately, scammers are taking notice. If you are hunting on popular job sites, the Federal…

A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.

Chipotle seeking to hire 15K new employees

Scripps News  |  January 31, 2023

Chipotle is looking to hire 15,000 new employees. The fast-food chain said in a statement it wants to be fully staffed for “burrito season,” the period from March to May when the company does the most business. “Our restaurant teams…

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You can get paid $1,100 to watch Super Bowl LVII and answer questions about the game

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 27, 2023

If you’re excited for Super Bowl LVII, you may be able to make $1,100 just to watch the big game. Odds comparison and sports site Oddspedia is looking for an “official novelty bet analyst” for Super Bowl LVII. If chosen…

Cute dog plays with toy

Your pet could earn $10,000 as PetSmart’s new ‘Chief Toy Tester’

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 26, 2023

If your four-legged family member can’t get enough toys — and isn’t shy about hopping in front of a camera — PetSmart may want to hire them for the role of a lifetime. The pet store chain is in need…

Walmart giving raises to new, current employees

Scripps News  |  January 26, 2023

Some Walmart employees may be getting a raise. In a memo to employees, John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said the company is taking numerous steps to invest in employees, including by offering raises to current and new…

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What is ‘quiet hiring’—and how can you benefit from it?

Scripps News  |  January 20, 2023

You may have heard about “quiet quitting” — a phenomenon in which employees unobtrusively check out of their jobs by deciding to do the bare minimum. From the employer’s point of view, this type of attitude robs a company of…

Flight attendants stand in front of private jet

Netflix has a job opening for a flight attendant on a private jet—and it pays up to $385,000

Marie Rossiter  |  January 18, 2023

Netflix, one of the entertainment industry’s leading streaming services, recently posted an unusual job opening. Someone looking for a job at Netflix might expect to find listings in programming, marketing or something similar. However, this new career opportunity will allow…

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These 5 reputable sites let you sell gift cards online

Scripps News  |  January 12, 2023

You can easily make some extra money online when you sell gift cards. Several websites allow you to sell unwanted gift cards for cash or even trade them in for different ones. How Do You Sell Gift Cards? You can…

Woman does her taxes

You could win a cash prize equal to your federal income tax refund

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2023

Receiving a tax return is a bright spot during the year for many. It may mean that taxpayers can pay off some bills or debt, or even just get some extra groceries. This year, tax management service company Jackson Hewitt…

Woman refuses glass of wine for Dry January

This company will pay you $1,000 not to drink for Dry January

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 2023

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’re…

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Yes, you can get paid to take surveys, but beware of scams

Scripps News  |  January 8, 2023

There are numerous legitimate ways of getting paid to take surveys, but with an opportunity to easily make money comes the risk of getting scammed. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office released information on how citizens are being defrauded. The agency said…

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