Should you give your child a credit card?

Steve Milano  |  September 28, 2017

More and more parents are teaching their children personal finance skills at an early age. Apparently, this also extends to credit cards, as more and more parents are giving their young children real-life credit cards. Nearly one in five parents—18…

Exactly how I saved $40,000 for a down payment while earning a $38,000 salary

Brittany Anas  |  September 28, 2017

I was working as a newspaper reporter, earning $38,000 a year when I became dead set on purchasing my very first home. At the time, rent in my bachelorette pad had been going up every year, to the tune of…

16 simple grocery swaps that will help you eat healthier and save money

Steve Milano  |  September 28, 2017

Eating cheap doesn’t have to mean eating unhealthy. In fact, spending more for many foods often results in higher calorie counts and more unhealthy ingredients. Women’s Health magazine has a list of grocery items you can swap to lose weight…

The Con Man From ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Has Some Pretty Great Advice For Protecting Yourself From Scams

Kate Streit  |  September 26, 2017

When it comes to getting sound advice, sometimes it’s best to take it straight from the horse’s mouth. And who isn’t looking for tips when it comes to better protecting yourself against scammers and thieves? The “horse,” in this case,…

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FYI: Thanksgiving flights are super cheap right now

Augusta Statz  |  September 26, 2017

For those of you who are still not over the fact that summer is gone for good, we’re right there with you. You can barely wrap your head around drinking a pumpkin spice latte—much less booking a Thanksgiving flight, right?…

17 ways for introverts to make and save money

Carina Wolff  |  September 25, 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.It’s hard…

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7 Free Ways To Get Personal Finance Planning

Steve Milano  |  September 22, 2017

You want to save money, but not spend a fortune for professional finance planning. Here are 7 free ways to boost your financial wisdom.

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8 Toys From The ’90s That Are Worth a Lot of Money Today

Carina Wolff  |  September 20, 2017

Being a kid during the 1990s was pretty darn fun, whether you were trying to keep your Tamagotchi alive or trading Beanie Babies with your friends. It was a carefree time, so it’s no surprise that there’s so much ’90s…

App Car Service Startups Continue To Irk Traditional Cab Companies And Regulators

This couple with 5 kids makes up to $1,500 a week as Lyft drivers

Kate Streit  |  September 19, 2017

While you might think that you can't make enough being a Lyft driver to cover your daily latte habit, let alone support of family of seven, Sam and Susen Meteer will prove you wrong. They manage to pull in between $800 and $1,500 a week working for the burgeoning company.

10 Free TV Apps That Will Make You Want To Ditch Cable ASAP

Megan Fenno  |  September 18, 2017

If you're thinking of cutting the cable cord but want to know what your options are, this list of 10 free streaming services is the perfect place to start.

Puerto Rico Teeters On Edge Of Massive Default

18 small splurges that cost you way more than you think

Steve Milano  |  September 18, 2017

Spending $5 here, $10 there or $20 on an impulse buy or frequent purchase won’t bust your budget—or will it? Seemingly small splurges don’t hurt your financial well-being by themselves, but when you add them up over the course of…

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Is Being An In-N-Out Manager Better Than Being A Lawyer? One Man Thinks So

Kate Streit  |  September 14, 2017

If you were choosing a dream career, and your choices were a high-powered attorney or the manager of a fast food joint, which would you pick? Most people would assume that being a lawyer is the obvious choice. The median…

Future Of The Penny In Doubt

It costs 1.5 cents to make a penny

Marie Rossiter  |  September 14, 2017

The U.S. penny has sparked a debate about its value—literally. It turns out the one cent coin costs more to make than its face value!

Extreme couponer uses her skills to help hurricane victims

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  September 13, 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.Like many…

Whole Foods To Buy Wild Oats Markets For $565 Million

How This Family Of 5 Eats Organic For Less Than $150 A Week

Kate Desmond  |  September 13, 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.Standing in…

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12 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Billionaire Warren Buffett

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 12, 2017

Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the most successful investors of all time. He has a net worth of $76.9 billion, and his multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway owns over 60 companies, including Geico, Dairy Queen, Fruit…

You can get up to 10% cash back when you eat at restaurants, thanks to Yelp

Augusta Statz  |  September 8, 2017

All you have to do is love to eat to make money. Thanks to Yelp’s cash back program, eating at participating Yelp establishments can earn you a bit of cash. Sound like a good deal? It is. What’s even better—it’s…

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These Rare Dollar Bills Are Worth Some Serious Money

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 7, 2017

Pull out your wallet and check your dollar bills-really, really check them.

Self-made millionaires avoid this type of person, according to a man who studied them for five years

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  September 6, 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.I could…

7 DIY Kitchen Updates You Can Do This Weekend, Even If You Don’t Have A Lot Of Cash

Kate Streit  |  September 6, 2017

Are you dreaming of a brand new and sparkling kitchen, but lack the funds to spring for a professional renovation? No problem. It turns out that there a number of things you can do to spruce up your kitchen yourself,…

How I Saved $900 Using Facebook, Craigslist and Emails to Friends

Steve Milano  |  September 6, 2017

I’ve been blessed that I’m financially stable, but early on in my business career, I was swindled by several business partners and employers, and the devastating financial insecurity this caused me in my 30s has stayed with me. Today, I’m…

This Chart Shows You How Close You Are To Becoming A Millionaire

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 5, 2017

Personal finance blogger Zach of Four Pillar Freedom created a chart that breaks down just how many years it will take you to become a millionaire.

Travel During July 4th Holiday Weekend Expected To Be Heavy

Cutting your commute feels like getting a $40,000 raise

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  September 5, 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 average…

Costco Q3 Profits Rise Six Percent

The Ultimate Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Those Free Samples At Costco

Augusta Statz  |  September 5, 2017

One of the best thing about taking a trip to Costco—besides the chance to shop in bulk—are the unlimited free samples. You heard me—unlimited. Now, if you’re no Costco newbie, then you likely already knew that you could feel free…

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Why you should postpone getting a new car

Kate Streit  |  September 4, 2017

You may be ready to head to dealership to trade up for a new car. It might be in your financial best interest to hold off, though.

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How one family saved $700 by cutting cable TV

Kate Streit  |  September 1, 2017

Ever look at your cable bill and wonder why it's so expensive? Well, one family decided they had enough and saved $700 by cutting the cable!

How This Woman Makes $3 Million In 12 Days Selling Cookies

Augusta Statz  |  August 30, 2017

Sweet Martha’s isn’t some small bakery. It’s a well-oiled machine that’s churning out homemade, delicious chocolate chip cookies. And when Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar sets up at the Minnesota State Fair, the company rakes in $3 million dollars in a…

US Gas Prices Rise For 35 Consecutive Days

Is it worth it to pay for premium gas?

Kate Streit  |  August 30, 2017

We’ve all been there before. You pull up to the gas station to refuel, but before you pump, you must decide if you want regular or premium gas. You may wonder if the extra cost of the “Top Tier” gas…

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7 wealthy people who are not leaving tons of money to their kids

Kate Streit  |  August 30, 2017

You may think if you have rich parents, you have it made. After all, the offspring of wealthy parents often don’t have to worry about costs like college tuition and get the best of everything money can buy. And when…

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10 jobs that pay $80,000 or more and don’t require a bachelor’s degree

Brittany Anas  |  August 30, 2017

At some point, you may have heard statistics thrown around about how much more college graduates earn over their lifetimes. In particular, one study that seems to get repeated a lot says those with bachelor’s degrees earn $1 million more…

Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey

How to make sure your Hurricane Harvey donations don’t end up in the pockets of scammers

John Matarese  |  August 28, 2017

Whenever a natural disaster strikes, many of us ask how we can help, whether in the form of cash or donations of cleaning supplies or canned goods. Giving is good. But giving to a good charity that knows how to…

How this guy makes up to $500 a month by using less electricity

Steve Milano  |  August 28, 2017

Going green is not only good for the environment. It can also save you—and in some cases earn you—green. One example is San Diego resident John Hastie, who is using a local energy saving program that pays local residents cash…

Skip the trade-in: Here are 5 tips to sell your car for twice as much money

Kate Streit  |  August 25, 2017

When it comes time to get a new car, the logical choice seems to be to trade in your current car at the dealer, right? Not necessarily. If done right, you can double your money by selling your used car…

How one man used his bargain-hunting skills to pay off $50,000 in debt

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  August 25, 2017

When Glen Zubia graduated from college in 2010, his student loans, car loan and credit card debt added up to a daunting $50,000. Working as a graphic designer, Zubia could barely cover his minimum monthly payment, so he decided to…

5 things debt-free people never do

Kate Streit  |  August 24, 2017

Are you one of the millions of Americans struggling to get out of debt? While there is plenty of advice out there about things you should do to become debt-free, learning what habits and practices to avoid may be just as important…

Friends Gets 11 Emmy Nominations

Could your favorite TV characters actually afford their apartments?

Brittany Anas  |  August 24, 2017

As a full-time freelance writer, I’ve always been perplexed as to how the heck Carrie Bradshaw lived in a New York City apartment with a closet full of designer shoes while writing just one column a week. The mystery has…

This simple trick could help you solve all your money problems

Kate Streit  |  August 24, 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.When it…

Disney Parks Christmas TV Special Pre-Taping

Your Disney theme park souvenirs could be worth a lot of money

Marie Rossiter  |  August 24, 2017

Disney theme park souvenirs allow guests to bring home a piece of the vacation magic when their trip is over. But, some are also worth good money.

Bank texting scam: What you need to know and how to protect yourself

Carina Wolff  |  August 22, 2017

Most of our communication these days comes from emails or texting, so it wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary to receive a message from your bank directly to your phone. As trustworthy as these messages may seem, it’s important to…

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers

How this NFL player lives on $60,000 a year and keeps his spending in check

Haley Otman  |  August 22, 2017

An NFL player explains why he chooses to live off of just $60,000 per year, after learning about personal finance.

How using a grocery delivery service can actually save you money

Kate Streit  |  August 21, 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.With all…

Rings

9 Gorgeous Rings You’ll Love For Under $200

Kate Streit  |  August 21, 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.Engagement rings…

How this 19-year-old saved $85,000

Kate Streit  |  August 21, 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.Teenagers aren’t…

Rare Partial Solar Eclipse Is Viewed Around The UK

7 ways to make some extra cash during the solar eclipse

Sarah Kuta  |  August 17, 2017

Don’t get me wrong, witnessing a total solar eclipse is cool. But you know what’s even cooler? Making money. If you live within the total eclipse’s path, you’re probably well aware that hotels are all booked up and anywhere from…

7 simple steps for creating a lost wallet kit

Tricia Goss  |  August 15, 2017

Your wallet is nowhere to be found. Your mind starts racing as you attempt to remember everything that was in there. Who do you call first? What information do you give them? Losing your wallet (or having it stolen) puts…

U.S. Navy Delivers Aid to Stranded Canival Cruise Ship

Their ship was under threat of a pirate attack—But they probably won’t get a refund

Jessica Suss  |  August 14, 2017

A Princess Cruises ship was forced to cut the power for 10 whole days on a recent trip due to the threat of pirates. But travelers won't get a refund.

The top 10 best colleges for earning potential

Carina Wolff  |  August 14, 2017

There are many factors to consider when choosing a college, but when you’re spending a good sum of money on tuition, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth as far as returns. No one wants to end…

Credit Cards and Cash

Why Americans now have the highest credit-card debt in U.S. history

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2017

If you’re struggling with debt, you’re not alone. According to a report recently released by the Federal Reserve, Americans now have the highest level of revolving debt (often summarized as credit card debt) in U.S. history. Collectively, Americans owe $1.021…

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Bad News: Making More Money Means You’ll Have Less Vacation Time

Augusta Statz  |  August 9, 2017

Getting a bump in pay seems great, but it also comes with an increase in responsibility. A recent survey proves Americans have a hard time unplugging.

San Francisco Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Golden Gate Bridge

This couple bought an entire street in San Francisco (Yes, really)

Augusta Statz  |  August 8, 2017

Tina Lam and Michael Cheng are the proud owners of Presidio Terrace and have been since 2015, all thanks to an auction the city of San Francisco held.

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