Print These Free Autograph Pages For Your Next Trip To Disney

Sarah Kuta  |  January 16, 2018

If you’re taking a trip to Disney Land or Disney World anytime soon, you’ll want to keep reading. Head on over to Hip2Save, where they’ve designed tons of fun autograph pages that you can print for free! Hip2Save is a…

Making a will doesn’t have to cost a fortune—Here’s how to make estate plans on a budget

Tricia Goss  |  January 9, 2018

If you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. A study by, an online resource for senior care, found that nearly 60 percent of American adults are without estate planning documents. Having a will can help protect your family, but…

Budget Minister Francois Baroin Presents Customs Results for Year 2009

These Are The Top 10 Most Counterfeited Products in America

Tricia Goss  |  January 8, 2018

Even if you have never purchased a watch from a shady-looking guy wearing a trench coat or a “designer” handbag at a fraction of the original cost from a street vendor, there is a chance that you have bought counterfeited…

7 clever places to hide your cash

Brittany Anas  |  January 8, 2018

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.For some,…

Thinking of renting your house on Airbnb? Use this calculator to find out how much money you can make

Brittany Anas  |  January 4, 2018

Are you thinking about dabbling in the hospitality industry as an Airbnb host? If so, then you’re probably interested in knowing just how much money you can make by renting out a spare room or your entire home. The answer?…

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10 Unexpected Things You Can Pay for With Your Flexible Spending Account

Tricia Goss  |  January 4, 2018

Many employers offer a flexible spending account as an optional part of their employee benefits packages. Not only can an FSA help you budget for medical expenses, but it can also decrease your taxable income. When you set up a…

Eager Retailers Greet Crowds Of Shoppers On 'Black Friday'

The average American racked up more than $1,000 of debt over the holidays

Chelsea Davis  |  January 2, 2018

Between buying gifts, traveling and hosting parties, the holiday season is expensive. So, it’s not surprising that many people end up putting holiday purchases on credit cards. This happens year after year, but this season collective spending on cards increased. In…

How the ‘envelope method’ can help you finally get your finances in order

Kate Streit  |  January 2, 2018

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How to trade in your unwanted gift cards for cash

Chelsea Davis  |  December 28, 2017

Gift cards are great, but what happens if you simply don’t like the store it came from? Luckily, there are a few ways to get around the annoying fact that you can’t return gift cards. Because who wants to waste…

What we learned from a woman who cut out shopping for one year

Jennifer Nied  |  December 26, 2017

Money can’t buy you happiness. It’s a familiar phrase and research proves it, but how many of us truly believe it and live it out? Our shop-til-we-drop habits suggest it’s a lesson we find hard to embrace. And in fact,…

How this man paid off his $86,000 mortgage in two years

Marie Rossiter  |  December 24, 2017

For those who have one, a mortgage is likely your biggest expense. What’s more, promising the bank you’ll make large monthly payments for up to 30 years is a long-term commitment. The more time we take to pay off that…

New York City Couple Offers $150,000 For Live-In Help

Chelsea Davis  |  December 20, 2017

We’ve all been there: wondering what it must be like to live like a one-percenter. Or live like any of the glamorously wealthy people in say, “Gossip Girl.” Well now you can—kind of. An uber-wealthy New York City family is currently…

Buying This One Grocery Item May Help You Stick To Your Budget Every Week

Brittany Anas  |  December 19, 2017

Almost every Sunday, I meal prep. And, by that, I mean I purchase a roasted chicken. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I make one of my own by following this recipe that calls for dijon mustard and thyme. Bonus: When…

The Top 'Must Have' Christmas Toys For 2017

The Story Behind How The Fingerling Became 2017’s Hottest Toy

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 18, 2017

Every holiday season, there’s precisely one toy parents everywhere are scrambling to get their hands on. If the words ‘Tickle Me Elmo” mean anything to you, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Last year it was Hatchimals and this year,…


Emergency Fund Calculator: Use this tool to save

Brittany Anas  |  December 12, 2017

Let’s start with some good news: Nearly three-quarters of Americans have an emergency savings fund to pay for unexpected expenses, like a medical bill or day-to-day living expenses in the case of a layoff. That’s the best rate of emergency…

Still Figuring Out Your Holiday Budget? Here’s How Much People Are Spending This Year

Jennifer Nied  |  December 11, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It also may be the most expensive time of the year. The latest survey on holiday spending from the National Retail Federation confirmed it. According to the survey, holiday spending in the…

3 copycat restaurant meals that can help you save tons of cash

Brittany Anas  |  December 6, 2017

Whenever I need to reign in my budget—whether that’s to save for the holidays or put aside money for a vacation—the first category of my spending that hits the proverbial chopping block is “dining out.” According to the most recent…

‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange on Facebook: What you need to know

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 6, 2017

Have you seen those statuses on Facebook inviting you to be part of a “Secret Sister” gift exchange? It sounds like such a sweet idea. The idea is that women from across the country take part in an anonymous gift…


Here’s A Clever Solution If You’re Sick Of Spending Money On Swiffer Pads

Carina Wolff  |  December 4, 2017

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Walmart Reports Drop In Quarterly Profits

Why Walmart is increasing its online prices

Kenza Moller  |  November 30, 2017

If you’ve looked at Wal-Mart’s website lately, you might have noticed that the big-box retailer seems to have two different prices for some items: one higher price for online orders and then a lower price if you buy the item…

How to get some money back when your cable or internet goes down

Kate Streit  |  November 30, 2017

When your cable and internet goes down, even temporarily, it can be a major hassle. Imagine the scenario. You were just about to sit the kids down in front of their favorite cartoon and snag 30 minutes to yourself when…

Health Care Costs

The beginner’s guide to HSA accounts

Tricia Goss  |  November 29, 2017

The average American spent $10,345 on health care in 2016 and those costs are expected to continue rising. If you are seeking a convenient way to save for and pay for those pricey bills, an HSA account may be the…

Whole Foods Posts 71 Percent Increase In Quarterly Profits

8 insider tips to shop smarter at Whole Foods

Chelsea Davis  |  November 16, 2017

The internet lost its mind back in August when news broke that Amazon had bought the organic-foods mecca, Whole Foods. For any lover of healthy groceries, this was huge news. To put it in perspective, Amazon cut the grocer’s normally astronomical prices…

Dream job alert: Get paid to put together puzzles

Kate Streit  |  November 15, 2017

Update 11/16/17: Bummer! It looks like this job has been filled. When I was a kid, my grandfather was always working on a massive 3D puzzle. I didn’t really understand what was so exciting about building a replica of the…


The ‘starve and stack’ method could help you save up to $50,000 in two years

Kate Streit  |  November 12, 2017

If you’re looking to save money (and who isn’t?), you might want to try the “starve and stack method.” It sounds extreme, but Nick Vail, a financial adviser and author of the Remove The Guesswork blog, claims this savings strategy can net…

6 red flags that your dentist might be trying to rip you off

Tricia Goss  |  November 10, 2017

A healthy mouth is essential to your overall well-being, but if you are like many people, you avoid going to the dentist because of the cost. Essential treatments can certainly put a dent in your budget, but you could also…

How the end of daylight saving time can put more money in your pocket

Kate Streit  |  November 9, 2017

Many people, myself included, dread the end of daylight saving time (DST) in the fall. The days are way shorter, which means less sunshine. In many parts of the country, it also coincides with a dip in temperatures. Sure, you…

Inside the marriage of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, the world’s richest couple

Kate Streit  |  November 8, 2017

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 world…

Free Dentistry Days: How To Get Free Dental Care

Brittany Anas  |  November 7, 2017

Almost one in four Americans are without dental insurance plans. Yet, brushing and flossing at home isn’t enough for oral health. Skipping out on dental cleanings can lead to some serious problems, including periodontal disease. Meet “Free Dentistry Day” Several…

Here’s the exact budget of a couple who retired in their 30s

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  November 6, 2017

Retiring early is a dream for a lot of people, but for Steve Adcock and his wife Courtney, it's a reality. Here's the budget that couple currently lives on.

Apple Starts iPhone 6 Sales In Germany

How this man lowered his cell phone bill to $12 per month

Haley Otman  |  November 3, 2017

One man says he's only paying $12 for cell phone service. The Xfinity Mobile plan can save current Xfinity customers a lot of money.

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These Are The 20 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure

Brittany Anas  |  October 30, 2017

It’s probably no surprise that Mercedes convertibles dominate the list of the “most expensive” vehicles to insure. (The Mercedes S65 AMG is the most expensive, with annual premiums averaging $3,835. Oof!) But you might be surprised to learn which vehicles are…

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T.J. Maxx: 25 Hilarious Thoughts Everyone Has Had While Shopping There

Tricia Goss  |  October 27, 2017

We’ve all been there. You run into T.J. Maxx to pick up a few things. But you leave with a shopping cart full of who knows what stuff you found that was too cheap to pass up. What are you to…

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Olive Garden: 10 ways to save money

Kate Streit  |  October 27, 2017

It’s no secret that going out to eat can be expensive. And actually, there’s evidence that dining out is pricier than ever before. Still, who wants to give up going to restaurants? Besides chowing on tasty food, going out to eat…

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Mark Cuban says this is why you should buy a two-year supply of toothpaste

Kate Streit  |  October 26, 2017

Billionaire Mark Cuban has obviously made some savvy financial decisions. Besides being a brilliant businessman, are there any lessons you can take away from Cuban’s financial success? Yes, and one of Cuban’s suggestions on how to maximize your money might…

You can now use PayPal to send and receive money through Facebook Messenger

Kenza Moller  |  October 24, 2017

On Friday, in a move that makes money transfers easier than ever, PayPal announced that customers will now be able to use PayPal to transfer money within Facebook Messenger. By connecting their PayPal accounts to their Facebook Messenger apps, users can…

Trader Joe's Open New Store In Miami Area

9 Secrets About Trader Joe’s You Probably Didn’t Know

Carina Wolff  |  October 24, 2017

Trader Joe’s is not like most regular grocery stores. In addition to their affordable produce and wide array of health-food options, they also carry their own line of unique products like their “Everything But The Bagel Seasoning” and their infamous…

Suze Orman says you should retire at this age

Kate Streit  |  October 24, 2017

There’s a lot of advice out there about planning for retirement. You’ve probably heard that you should be saving more and begin putting away money earlier. Whether you’re just getting started in your career, or you can hardly remember a…

The 5 worst states for identity theft and fraud

Marie Rossiter  |  October 23, 2017

Identity theft and fraud affect millions of people in the United States each year. According to the Bureau of Justice, in 2014 17.6 million people experienced identity theft. Earlier this year, Equifax, one of the country’s top credit reporting agencies,…

Costco Reports Q3 Profits Up 12.3 Percent

A new study confirms: If you’re not shopping at Costco, you’re throwing your money away

Tricia Goss  |  October 17, 2017

You are likely well aware of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. You may have also heard rumors that this merger means lower prices at the natural and organic grocery store chain. However, if you are trying to stretch your grocery…

Hasbro Announces New Monopoly Playing Figure

5 Handy Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Money—Without Us Even Realizing It

Brittany Anas  |  October 17, 2017

I recently got a hefty HOA assessment. My initial thought: “Ugh, this is just like drawing a bad ‘Chance’ card in Monopoly.” Except rather than handing over pastel paper play money to the bank, I had to, you know, pay…

How to make money selling vintage ads from your old magazines

Augusta Statz  |  October 17, 2017

If you happen to be the owner of a large collection of vintage magazines—whether through inheritance or intention—don’t rush to the recycling center. It turns out that the ads inside these magazines can be worth quite a bit of money…

45th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Show

What happened when Oprah went to the bank for the first time in 29 years to deposit a $2 million check

Kate Streit  |  October 13, 2017

When you’re an uber-rich celebrity, it’s only natural that you’d become out of touch with everyday tasks like going grocery shopping, cleaning or going to the bank, for example. After all, many of the world’s wealthiest people have assistants to…

28 hilarious things your credit card would say if it could talk

Kate Streit  |  October 12, 2017

If you struggle with your spending habits and/or credit card debt, you’re certainly not alone. Whether it’s that daily latte habit, that exotic vacation we can’t quite afford or online shopping, our credit cards bear the brunt of our less-than-perfect…


Target is testing a new drive-up service that could save you time and money

Augusta Statz  |  October 11, 2017

Target runs are great—but they can wind up being pretty pricey. Just think about all of the times you’ve gone in for detergent and come out with new candles, coffee mugs and a fall-themed welcome mat. Those purchases are fun,…

7 Things I Could Be Spending My Money On Instead Of My Kids

Kate Desmond  |  October 11, 2017

Have you ever thought about the cost of being a parent?  No, not the cost to your dignity or to your body. I mean the actual monetary cost. Gasp! Kate, how could you think like that? I know, I know,…

This amazing 13-year-old built a tiny house for $1,500

Carrie Murphy  |  October 6, 2017

What's a teenage boy to do who is bored and wants his own space? For Luke Thill, it was raising $1500 and building his own tiny house.

Visa Plans Largest IPO In U.S. History

Should you use your credit card for a big purchase in order to reap the rewards?

Kate Streit  |  October 4, 2017

Everyone knows that using a credit card to make a major purchase that you can’t really afford is not a smart financial move. But what about strategically paying for big-ticket items with plastic in order to cash in on the…

These are the 6 most common majors of the world’s 100 richest people

Haley Otman  |  October 2, 2017

A new report found engineering and business were the two most popular college majors for the world's richest 100 people.

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Don’t Toss That! 13 Ways To Turn Trash Into Cash

Steve Milano  |  September 30, 2017

Too much clutter filling up your home? Before you toss it out, take a look around! You may have something valuable. Here's how to turn your trash into cash!

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