How This Family of Six Keeps Their Household Budget Under $300 a Month

Jessica Suss  |  August 7, 2017

Would you ever guess that a family of four could keep their household budget under $300 a month? Me either, but here's how it's done.

Auto Dealers To Add More Sales Incentives

10 things to consider before buying or leasing your next vehicle

Steve Milano  |  August 7, 2017

If you’re in the market for a vehicle, you might be surprised by the differences between buying and leasing your ride. It’s not just a simple matter of owning your car or being able to walk away after a few…

Emirates Launches Daily A380 Flights From Dubai To Munich

Love to Fly? A projected pilot shortage means there are lots of job openings

Carrie Murphy  |  August 4, 2017

Love flying the friendly skies? Maybe you should consider getting your pilot’s license—a pilot job shortage is projected to seriously shock the aviation industry in the next two decades. As air travel continues to grow, employment as a pilot is…

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How much you need to earn to be in the top 1% for your age

Sarah Kuta  |  August 4, 2017

For most of us, the idea of making six figures doesn’t sound too shabby. But here’s a depressing factoid from Business Insider: Making $100,000 doesn’t put you in the top 1 percent, no matter what age you’re at. Basically, $100,000…

Kate's Engagement Ring

This woman faked being engaged to get discounts

Anna Weaver  |  August 3, 2017

While one woman faked an engagement for wedding discounts, real brides can get many legitimate bridal freebies and samples for the big day.

South Korean Economy Boosted As Won Jumps To New High

Try these 4 tried and true methods to help you make $1 million

Kate Streit  |  August 3, 2017

If you think most get-rich-quick schemes are scams, you’re probably be right. But there are some tried and tested strategies that can actually make you a millionaire sooner than you might think. Check out these four strategies, backed by real-life…

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How this woman made $9,000 sorting through costume jewelry

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  August 1, 2017

We’ve all heard the phrase “finding a diamond in the rough.” One woman took the phrase literally, and developed a lucrative treasure hunting strategy. In fact, Jesse Gernigin made a whopping $9,000 on her flea market finds, and now she’s…

Wells Fargo Reports Quarterly Earnings Rise 13 Percent

You Might Be Entitled To Money From These 6 Class-Action Lawsuits

Carina Wolff  |  July 28, 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.Class-action lawsuits…

This woman made $12,000 sleeping–here’s how you can do the same

Jessica Suss  |  July 28, 2017

Getting paid to sleep? It sounds like a fantasy, but it could be your reality if you sign up for paid sleep studies in your area.

Wal-Mart Cuts 4th Quarter Outlook After Lower December Earnings

Does the end of Walmart’s price match policy mean the end of savings?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  July 26, 2017

When Walmart announced last year that it would be discontinuing its price match program at certain store locations, customers were understandably concerned.

Cyprus Votes On Reunification Referendum

The 7 cheapest places for a European beach vacation

Carina Wolff  |  July 24, 2017

Jetting off to a European beach seems like the ultimate dream—but it also sounds like it could cost you a pretty penny. But luckily, we're here to help.

Inspired by the Elon Musk Challenge, this woman spent $2 a day on food for a month

Kate Streit  |  July 13, 2017

If you did the math, do you think you could survive on just $2 a day for food? This woman tried it, and here's what she discovered.

What $100 was worth the decade you were born

Sarah Kuta  |  July 12, 2017

Have you ever wondered how big your savings account would've been 100 years ago? Here's what $100 was worth in every decade since 1920.

Airbnb'S Value Estimated At $10 Billion After New Round Of Investments

How to be an Airbnb host when you don’t have a spare room

Tricia Goss  |  July 12, 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.More than…

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The 10 highest-paying jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree

Steve Milano  |  July 11, 2017

Believe it or not, there are dozens of careers (and millions of jobs) that pay high salaries and full benefits—but don't require a bachelor's degree.

9 ways to score free or cheap lodging when you travel

Tricia Goss  |  July 10, 2017

If you dream of traveling but don’t believe it fits your budget, check out these tips that could help you score cheap—and in some cases free—lodging.

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Here Are 7 Brands That Are 100% Made In The USA

Carina Wolff  |  July 7, 2017

Take a look at the tags on your clothing, and you’ll find that hardly (if any) of them will say made in the USA. Your inexpensive, trendy clothing might look good on you and feel easy on your wallet, but it can come…

Food Prices Continue To Rise At Alarming Rate

This chart helps you check your family’s grocery budget

Megan Fenno  |  July 3, 2017

Is your grocery budget out of control? Before making big changes, you might want to check out what other family's grocery budgets are like.

EPA To Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes

How ‘Basic Economy’ airfares can actually cost you more money

Jessica Suss  |  July 1, 2017

If you were thinking about booking a basic economy ticket to save money on your next flight, you might want to think again.

This simple trick will help you save two full paychecks this year

Steve Milano  |  June 29, 2017

There's a simple budgeting trick that can help you avoid spending almost 8 percent of your take-home pay this year, and we promise you'll barely notice!

U-Haul Co. Discusses Debt Restructuring

7 ways you’re wasting money on moving costs

Rachel Khona  |  June 28, 2017

Nobody likes moving. It’s expensive, daunting and exhausting. But that doesn’t mean you have to trash your budget to do it. Here are some common ways people waste money on moving. Don’t fall into these traps the next time you…

New report shows that a staggering number of identities were stolen last year

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  June 27, 2017

Considering there are just about 7.3 billion people in the world, your chance of keeping your identity to yourself isn't great.

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9 ways you’re wasting money at professional sports games

Brittany Anas  |  June 27, 2017

Go out to the ballgame. Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Before too long, that night out at the ballpark gets pretty expensive.

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7 Ways You’re Throwing Money Away At The Airport

Brittany Anas  |  June 27, 2017

If you’d rather spend your hard-earned money at your destination (rather than the airport), it might be worth making a few tweaks to your travel routine.

Is living in a college dorm worth the high cost?

Jessica Suss  |  June 13, 2017

Living in a college dorm is a pricey endeavor – usually around $10,000 or more. When you weigh all the pros and cons, is a dorm worth it?

Here’s why using your debit card can help you save money

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  June 8, 2017

You probably already know paying with cash is a good way to manage your money. But making purchases with a debit card might be even better.

10 Cheap and Easy DIY Gifts For All Your Summer Weddings

Tricia Goss  |  June 8, 2017

If you've been invited to a wedding or two (or more!) this summer, the thought of giving pricey gifts could have you feeling stressed.

5 microwave mug recipes you can make for less than $4

Rachel Khona  |  June 8, 2017

Microwave cooking is all the rage, and it’s easy to see why. It’s cheap, easy and fits perfectly into our busy schedules. Save the five-course meal for when you have friends over. When you just want to curl up in…

Busiest Day for U.S. Postal Service

This app helps get your money back when packages arrive late

Tricia Goss  |  June 7, 2017

If you paid for guaranteed delivery and your package arrives late, this app will attempt to collect a discount or refund on your behalf.

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Add These 122 Locations To The List Of Payless Stores That Are Closing

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 6, 2017

Payless has released a list of 122 additionals stores slated for closure. The shoe retailer filed for bankruptcy and closed 400 stores earlier this year.

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

These people are actually saving money by living on cruise ships

Haley Otman  |  June 5, 2017

For some creative minds, a cruise can actually be an affordable long-term living solution. Here's how some are taking to the high seas and saving money.


These free mileage tracker apps can help you save money

Jessica Suss  |  June 5, 2017

Whether you're an Uber or Lyft driver or just need to keep track of your driving for an expense report, these free mileage tracker apps are here to help.

Are you the top 1% or the 99%? This tool tells you how your income stacks up

Augusta Statz  |  June 2, 2017

Are you the 1% or the 99%? If you've ever wondered what percentage you're in, financially, there's now a simple way to calculate that.

Valentine's Day Group Wedding Held At Palm Beach County Clerk's Office

How to afford to go to all the weddings you’ve been invited to this summer

Jessica Suss  |  June 1, 2017

It costs a lot of money to go to weddings nowadays (about $700). Here are three tips to make sure you can enjoy wedding season without going broke.

Amazon To Buy Online Shoe Retailer Zappos

37 Stores that Always Offer Free Shipping—No Minimum Purchase Required

Jessica Suss  |  June 1, 2017

Paying for shipping and handling often leads to a cancelled order. Why is it that $6 can dissuade you from a $50 purchase? These stores offer free shipping.

Forever 21 Launches A Collection Of Bridesmaid Dresses Under $80

Megan Fenno  |  June 1, 2017

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 has launched a new line of affordable and stylish bridesmaid dresses that are available in select stores and online.


Save up to 40% off at Nordstrom during their half-yearly sale

Sarah Kuta  |  June 1, 2017

Nordstrom's half-yearly sale is on now through June 4, which means you can save up to 40 percent off apparel, shoes, accessories and more.

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Here’s why J.Crew is lowering its prices

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  June 1, 2017

Iconic clothing company J.Crew is making a change—and you're going to like this one! It's lowering prices to draw customers back into stores. Here's why.

Want to be a stay-at-home parent? Do these 5 things before you quit your job

Jessica Suss  |  May 31, 2017

Being a stay-at-home parent has many benefits, but it also means living on a single income. Here's how to make it work.


9 gross things people actually do to save money

Megan Fenno  |  May 31, 2017

Here are some of the extreme things people will do to save a couple extra bucks. From eating roadkill to dumpster diving, you're likely to be grossed out.

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Is a homemade air conditioner worth the time and money to build it?

Haley Otman  |  May 30, 2017

Millions have watched the YouTube tutorials. But should you bother building your own air conditioner? Is it actually worth the time and money?

10 clever ways to get free food when traveling

Carina Wolff  |  May 29, 2017

There are a number of ways you can save money on food when traveling, and if you're really clever, you can find ways to not pay for food at all.

8 everyday money mistakes married couples make—and how to avoid them

Kate Streit  |  May 29, 2017

So you recently tied the knot. Now comes the hard part—living as a married couple in the real world. And that includes managing your finances.

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9 everyday car expenses that waste your money

Tricia Goss  |  May 29, 2017

Transportation is one of the top five expenses of the average American household. In fact, you likely spend about 14 percent of your income on car expenses.

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These documentary filmmakers want to give you $26,000 for doing nothing

Jessica Suss  |  May 26, 2017

How would you like to get $26,000 over two years for doing absolutely nothing? That's what these documentary filmmakers are offering.

18 things you don’t actually have to spend money on

Tricia Goss  |  May 25, 2017

More people these days are saving their money versus spending it. To that end, here are some of the things you shouldn't have to spend money on.

Here’s this mom’s genius trick for finding affordable childcare

Sarah Kuta  |  May 24, 2017

When freelance writer Jessica Graham moved to a new city recently, she had a hard time finding a reliable, affordable babysitter for her kids.

This woman slashed her monthly grocery bill by 75 percent

Jessica Suss  |  May 24, 2017

Mavis Butterfield used to have a massive grocery bill. Now, she blogs about how she's able to feed her family for less than $200 a month.

Beckham-Mania Heads To Milan

Here’s how to make sure you don’t get the worst hotel room

Jessica Suss  |  May 23, 2017

Staying in a hotel can be hit or miss. Here's how to make sure you don't get stuck in the room right next to the ice maker... or worse, the elevator.

Here’s what you need to know about free-standing emergency rooms

Jessica Suss  |  May 23, 2017

Free-standing emergency rooms are popping up around the country, but what are they? And why does treatment there cost so much?

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