Mom and daughter shopping with Caper Cart

Smart carts save time and money by adding up your bill as you shop

Scripps Local Media  |  July 15, 2024

Instead of waiting in line and feeling the sticker shock on the checkout screen, Caper Carts let shoppers track what they're spending while they shop.

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11 perks for Amazon Prime members you might not know about

DWYM Staff  |  July 15, 2024

Over the past few months, we've stumbled across a lineup of additional benefits you can score just for being an Amazon Prime member.

John Matarese in front of school supplies

Simple ways to save on back-to-school shopping as sales get underway

John Matarese  |  July 14, 2024

With inflation finally easing, back-to-school shopping should be less painful this year, according to the latest government report. Here is how to save even more.

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Fake an expensive-looking patio with just spray paint

DWYM Staff  |  July 13, 2024

This spray paint hack is easy and affordable and doesn't take more than a weekend, either.

Tesla at charging station

Used EV prices are plunging: but are they bargains or money pits?

John Matarese  |  July 11, 2024

Prices for used EVs are down 35% in the past year. Are they a great bargain or are their used batteries an expensive problem waiting to drain your wallet?

Mother's Day gift ideas for moms who love to travel

Hotel chains that offer senior discounts up to 20% off

DWYM Staff  |  July 10, 2024

We round up the biggest hotel chains that offer senior discounts, and you don't even have to be old enough to collect social security to qualify!

dishwasher vs handwashing side by side

Do you save more water using a dishwasher or hand-washing dishes?

DWYM Staff  |  July 9, 2024

Where does your household stand in this debate? Hint: there's only one winner.

Cinemark is offering $1.75 movie tickets this summer

Marie Rossiter  |  July 7, 2024

These affordable tickets are part of the Summer Movie Clubhouse which runs until Aug. 15 and includes $1 off kids' snacks.

Red sale sign in store

What to buy in July, and some things to hold off on buying

John Matarese  |  July 6, 2024

July brings the biggest sales since Memorial Day and Presidents' Day. But be careful: some of the biggest don't start until the middle of the month.

John Matarese at rental car agency

How to save big money on your rental car this summer

John Matarese  |  July 5, 2024

A weeklong rental car can cost close to $1,000 these days. Here are some ways to keep those rental costs down.

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Save on your 4th of July barbecue, despite record high grocery prices

John Matarese  |  July 1, 2024

The week of the 4th of July brings some great grocery sales. Here's how to have a good cookout without breaking the bank.

row of used cars

The 2nd half of 2024 might be a good time to buy a car

Scripps News  |  June 29, 2024

After three years of rising prices, new vehicle prices are starting to ease, and could continue to drop as consumers look for bargains.

pool filled with water

Stock tanks are an easy and affordable way to put a pool in your backyard

DWYM Staff  |  June 26, 2024

Installing a pool in your backyard can cost thousands of dollars, but doesn't have to. Enter: stock tank pools, an affordable way to beat the heat. 

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7 overwater bungalows for a budget-friendly tropical getaway

DWYM Staff  |  June 24, 2024

Nearby getaways in the Caribbean and Mexico are home to some of the most beautiful and secluded overwater beach retreats, too.

Female hands hold a broken shower head in the bathroom with blue tiles.

55 ridiculously cheap and easy home repair hacks

DWYM Staff  |  June 16, 2024

Learn the easiest way to patch a hole, caulk a tub, quiet squeaky floors and much more with objects you already have around the house.

above-ground pool outside

DIY pallet pools are a cheap, easy way to cool off in your yard

DWYM Staff  |  June 12, 2024

If you're looking for a DIY solution to your current lack of a swimming pool, a pallet pool might be your answer.

Young woman relaxing under air conditioner at home.

How to ‘supercool’ your home for chilly air and energy savings

Tricia Goss  |  June 5, 2024

This process used by Arizonans for years can help reduce your home's temperature, make you feel more comfortable, and decrease your energy bill.

Ikea has lowered prices in response to sales growth and rising inflation

Tod Caviness  |  June 4, 2024

Ikea is celebrating financial growth by lowering prices on many products, including popular items like the Billy bookcase.

Product package boxes and shopping bag in cart

What to buy (and not to buy) in June

John Matarese  |  June 3, 2024

June may not have any big sales weekends, but it is still a great time to grab ending Memorial Day sales and get a jump on the 4th of July sales.

Universal’s Volcano Bay

How to save money at Universal’s Orlando Resort

John Matarese  |  May 24, 2024

With tickets around $175 a day for both parks, a family trip can cost thousands. A travel blogger just back from Orlando shared some great ways to save.

map of 2-bedroom hourly housing wage by state

This map shows how much you have to earn to afford rent in every state

DWYM Staff  |  May 16, 2024

You may have heard that you shouldn’t spend more than one-third of your income on rent. Unfortunately, rising rent costs often make that unrealistic.

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Hard to believe, but some things are dropping in price

John Matarese  |  May 13, 2024

If you've been waiting on making a major purchase, you may want to check out this list.

Aldi storefront

Aldi lowering prices on 250 items, but is there a catch?

John Matarese  |  May 10, 2024

As grocery inflation shows little sign of ending, Aldi claims it is fighting back. But what about the most popular items shoppers need?

Home Depot and Lowe's storefronts side-by-side

11 genius ways to save money at Home Depot and Lowe’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 6, 2024

Oops paint, scrap wood, and rebates are just a few of the ways you can save money on your next home improvement project.

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If you see these 11 items at a thrift store, you should always consider buying them

Marsha Badger  |  April 23, 2024

Want to go thrifting but don't know which items have the most value? Snatch up these 11 finds if you spot them at a secondhand store.

Open house sign in front of home for sale

You need a six-figure salary to afford a home in almost half of US states

Tod Caviness  |  April 22, 2024

A study reveals the US states where you need to earn the most and least amount of annual income to afford to buy a house.

paper lanterns from Amazon

Here’s how to make any room party-ready with just $10 decorations

Fiona Tapp  |  April 19, 2024

From balloon arches to ceiling draping, these under $10 party decorations can make your event look expensive even when it's not.

Photo of backyard with landscaping

Wayfair’s Big Outdoor Sale has deals up to 70% off

Marie Rossiter  |  April 18, 2024

Wayfair's Big Outdoor Sale has massive deals on everything from lawn games to patio furniture, but you don't have long to shop.

Southwest airplanes taxi and take off

What is the best day to book flights?

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 14, 2024

It's not unusual for fares to seesaw up and down from the moment a price is first published until your departure date, changing as many as 49 times.

Couple comparing files

Do you actually need $1.46 million to retire comfortably?

Emily O'Brien  |  April 11, 2024

Americans believe they need nearly $1.5 million stashed away for a carefree retirement. But is this really the 'magic number?' Experts weigh in.

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18 college scholarships high school seniors can still apply for

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 5, 2024

It's not too late! College-bound students can still apply for scholarships to help pay their tuition for 2024-25.

Couple moves television in living room

9 things that dropped in price this year

Brittany Anas  |  April 5, 2024

We mined Consumer Price Index data and talked to finance experts to learn what costs less this year, and there's some good news for consumers.

Madrid Spain

These are the best countries to retire in 2024

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 4, 2024

Ready to retire as an expat? Check out the 2024 Annual Global Retirement Index, which ranks countries by metrics that matter in retirement.

Lottery ticket on cash pile

How does the lottery work, anyway?

Kathleen St. John  |  April 4, 2024

Everything you ever wanted to know about how the lottery works, from how the numbers are drawn to how the prize money is paid out.

Happy graduate embraces father after graduation ceremony.

Use this interactive tool to look up your college’s return on investment

Taylor Kuether  |  April 3, 2024

This interactive tool created by Georgetown University lets users look up the return on investment for 4,500 colleges and universities.

Cute baby smiles in car seat

Target’s car seat trade-in event is coming soon

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 2, 2024

You can head to your local Target to trade in an old, expired or damaged car seat and get a coupon for 20% off a new one during the event.

Women's Columbia Switchback III Hooded Packable Jacket, Dirt Devil Vibe 3-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vac, Nike Court Legacy Next Nature

Here are the best things to buy in April

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 29, 2024

If you're looking to snag some good deals in April, hit the stores for deals on appliances, summer clothes, running shoes and more.

Home with sold sign out front

Renting will be cheaper than buying a home for years, report finds

Scripps News  |  March 29, 2024

Average mortgage payments are currently 38% higher than average apartment rents, and the gap is expected to persist.

Turning a lamp light off

How much money do you waste if you keep lights on when you leave a room?

Tod Caviness  |  March 28, 2024

Learn whether leaving the lights on causes a substantial increase in your energy bill and which lightbulbs are the most efficient.

Dollar Tree Store Sign Minnesota

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.

Cupshe clothing

Is Cupshe legit? Here’s what you need to know

Patricia Kaowthumrong  |  March 25, 2024

We ordered five items for just $123 from Cupshe, and here's what we thought about this affordable fashion brand.

A man works in a raised garden bed, a raised garden bed is made of wooden materials, and a man and woman garden in a raised bed.

Need a raised garden bed this spring? Amazon’s got them on sale

Marie Rossiter  |  March 21, 2024

If you're planning to vegetable garden this spring, you can get up to 43% off raised garden beds during Amazon's Big Spring Sale.

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.

Walmart's Spring Sale

The 21 best products from Walmart’s spring deals

Paige Cerulli  |  March 18, 2024

Walmart's spring deals feature over $400 off a patio umbrella, a deal on Apple AirPods, half off luggage and more.

Ozark Trail Waistpack/Time and Tru Women's Buckle Clogs

14 Walmart alternatives to popular expensive products

Amy Barnes  |  March 15, 2024

For as low as $4 these alternatives to Pottery Barn, Zappos and other name brands save you money while enjoying the look of more expensive options.

woman painting

Easy ways to update your home on a budget

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 4, 2024

Here are some easy ways to update your home on a budget, whether you're looking to sell or just upgrading for your own comfort.

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.