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IRS says it still owes taxpayers $1.5 billion in 2019 refunds

Scripps News  |  June 14, 2023

The IRS estimates that 1.5 million people in the U.S. who are owed a refund have yet to file a 2019 tax return.

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These are the best things to buy in July

Emily O'Brien  |  June 13, 2023

You can score great deals this July on summer clothes, bedding and ice cream, while also taking advantage of sales like Amazon Prime Day.

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Breathe easy with this air purifier on sale for $100 at Walmart

Emily O'Brien  |  June 8, 2023

This filter is able to capture 99.97% of air particles and traps pet dander, mold spores and other allergens.

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Stay at the Great Wolf Lodge for as low as $89 per night

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 8, 2023

The best Great Wolf Lodge deals are available via Groupon right now and include stays at locations nationwide.

Get a free Taco Bell Breakfast Crunchwrap every Tuesday in June

Marie Rossiter  |  June 7, 2023

You can now start Taco Tuesday first thing in the morning: Taco Bell rewards members can score a free Breakfast Crunchwrap in June.

Aldi just marked down prices on hundreds of products

Bridget Sharkey  |  June 6, 2023

The discount grocery chain will be lowering its prices even further to help shoppers save on some of their favorite summer items.

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K Max is on sale for $35

Marie Rossiter  |  June 6, 2023

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is currently on sale with a 36% discount at retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Kohl's.

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Hulu is now offering a 3-month subscription for just $2 per month

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 25, 2023

To celebrate National Streaming Day, Hulu is offering its plan with ads for just $2 per month for the first three months.

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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.

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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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Regal Cinemas offers $2 family movies every week this summer

Marie Rossiter  |  May 23, 2023

At participating locations, ticket prices for the first family-friendly show of the day are only $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer.

Online tool finds hotel discounts even after you’ve booked

Marie Rossiter  |  May 22, 2023

This website will help track the lowest hotel rates, and may even provide a refund if it finds a better price for pre-existing reservations.

You can put a lot more money in your HSA next year

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2023

In 2024, individuals and families may save up over $10,000 in their health savings accounts, the largest ever contribution increase.

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11 things to buy at Lowe’s Memorial Day sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2023

You can get discounted perennials, BOGO paint, five bags of mulch for $10 and other deals at Lowe's popular annual sale, May 18-31.

Domino’s is offering a free medium pizza with your delivery order

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 19, 2023

For a limited time, customers can add a free medium two-topping pie to a minimum purchase of $14. Find out how.

This 4-piece luggage set is on sale for $99.99

Marie Rossiter  |  May 18, 2023

There's no excuse not to travel this summer with these exceptional luggage markdowns which include a 70% discount on a 4-piece set.

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T-Mobile offering customers free subscriptions

Marie Rossiter  |  May 16, 2023

This freebie for T-Mobile customers normally costs $149.99—but you'll have to sign up soon to get the deal.

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These are the best things to buy in June

Emily O'Brien  |  May 14, 2023

June is a great time to stock up on Father's Day items, score great deals at restaurants and pet stores and maybe even grab a free donut.

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Airlines might have to compensate passengers for canceled flights

Scripps News  |  May 9, 2023

New legislation would hold airlines responsible for meals, hotels and rebooking when they are to blame for stranding passengers.

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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."

These amenities and upgrades can boost your home’s value

Lauren Alexander  |  May 5, 2023

Kitchen amenities and property upgrades such as pizza ovens and wine cellars can increase the worth of a home by more than 5%.

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7 mistakes to avoid while dyeing your hair at home

Emily O'Brien  |  May 3, 2023

Dyeing your hair at home can lead to a bevy of mistakes, so take these tips into account before you grab your next bottle of at-home dye.

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Summer usually means higher gas prices, but this year may be different

Scripps News  |  May 1, 2023

Some good news from AAA on gas prices this summer: Filling up at the pump might not be as painful as it was in previous years.

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This clever hack turns your garden hose into a pressure washer

Emily O'Brien  |  April 30, 2023

If you need to spray down difficult-to-clean items, you can use your garden hose with this clever hack found on TikTok.

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These stores will still accept your Bed Bath & Beyond coupons

Scripps News  |  April 27, 2023

The coupons are no longer valid at Bed Bath & Beyond stores due to the company's bankruptcy filing, but other retailers will accept them. 

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Get these storage sheds for under $300

Marie Rossiter  |  April 26, 2023

Amazon's 6-by-4-foot galvanized steel shed is currently marked down to $178 but it's not the only shed you can get for under $300 right now.

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These are the best things to buy in May

Emily O'Brien  |  April 25, 2023

Certain retailers will be offering great deals this May associated with Mother's Day, Memorial Day and other timely holidays.

IKEA store

Ikea could owe you money from a class action settlement

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 25, 2023

Ikea customers who shopped at the store from late 2017 through 2019 may be entitled to a small sum as a result of a class action lawsuit.

7 grocery staples you should buy from the dollar store

Emily O'Brien  |  April 24, 2023

Shaving money off your grocery haul each week can really add up, even if it’s just a few dollars at a time. Think about it: If you save just $10 a week on average, by the end of the year…

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This Mario Badescu face serum is a fave of Martha Stewart’s

Emily O'Brien  |  April 21, 2023

The media mogul claims to use an inexpensive vitamin C serum to keep her skin looking youthful and fresh at 81 years old.

Apple unveils high-yield savings account with 4.15% interest rate

Scripps News  |  April 18, 2023

The account is fully integrated into the Apple Wallet app, making it easy for users to track their savings progress.

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How to avoid a sports or concert ticket scam

John Matarese  |  April 18, 2023

Whether you’re attending a sporting event, like a baseball game, or a concert, there are countless ways to find tickets online. But with all those options, you must be especially careful to avoid a ticketing scam. Karen Meyer plans to…

Tax form 1040 for US income taxes

Should you file for a tax extension or rush to file by April 18?

John Matarese  |  April 17, 2023

If you have yet to file your federal tax return, you may be wondering if you should rush to get it done or ask for more time. That part is easy. But, one of the more common misconceptions around tax…

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These companies give a discount when you recycle old clothes

Emily O'Brien  |  April 17, 2023

These retailers let you get rid of items you don't need any longer, and will give you discounts in return.

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Consumer debt reached record levels in February

Scripps News  |  April 12, 2023

Consumer debt hit $4.82 trillion in February, a $15 billion increase in just one month according to the Federal Reserve.

How to file an extension on your taxes ahead of the deadline

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 12, 2023

This year's deadline for filing for an extension is April 18, and payments (if you owe) on estimated taxes are due at this time, too.

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These cities have the highest average Airbnb fees, research shows

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 11, 2023

A new analysis of average Airbnb fees found that hosts in some cities were more likely to charge high cleaning and service fees than others.

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Why is it more expensive than ever to buy a home in US?

Scripps News  |  April 11, 2023

The median home price in the United States is up 45% over the past three years, making it financially harder than ever to own a home. 

How to find discounts during the spring ‘deal drought’

John Matarese  |  April 10, 2023

If you’re hoping to score big discounts while shopping this month, good luck. April brings what experts call a “spring deal drought,” with few really big sales. Between President’s Day and Memorial Day are 14 long weeks of waiting for…

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Why are tax refunds smaller this year?

Scripps News  |  April 10, 2023

The annual deadline to file a tax return is approaching, and many Americans won't be getting the kind of refunds they got a year ago.

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These are the most common tax filing mistakes to avoid

Scripps News  |  April 8, 2023

If you file electronically and you do make a mistake, you have some time to fix it — here's what you need to know.

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How to buy designer clothes at discount prices

John Matarese  |  April 7, 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.There’s a…

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New feature on Google Flights guarantees the lowest price on tickets

Brittany Anas  |  April 4, 2023

Travel prices have risen over the last year, and Google is offering a way for travelers to save money with its new feature.

These are the cheapest places to live in the US

Marie Rossiter  |  April 3, 2023

These cities offer the lowest cost of living in the country, according to new analysis of rent and mortgage data.

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Return warehouses sell new merchandise at deep discount

John Matarese  |  April 3, 2023

At a time when inflation is pushing some prices higher and higher, we are all looking to save money on items for our homes or gifts for other people. One new trend is return and overstock warehouses. Some savvy shoppers…

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Tax experts warn of refund shock post-pandemic

Scripps News  |  March 31, 2023

Experts advise filing as soon as possible to ensure finances are covered and you’re not banking on the extra money that’s not coming.

Experts warn almost 80% of youth get tax advice from social media

Scripps News  |  March 31, 2023

Data says a majority of young people get financial and tax advice from social media, but experts warn that we can't trust all of it.

Woman uses cash stuffing to pay off her debts, starts business teaching others

DWYM Staff  |  March 30, 2023

In January 2021, Jasmine Taylor was a struggling 29-year-old with more than $78,000 of debt looming over her — $60,000 in student loans, $9,000-$10,000 in credit card debt, and $8,000 in medical bills. With her 30th birthday around the corner,…

What you should know before you use a buy now, pay later program

Marie Rossiter  |  March 30, 2023

An increasing number of shoppers are offseting high grocery store prices by using programs that defer in-full payments.

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These kids bedroom ideas are great for small homes

Emily O'Brien  |  March 29, 2023

By using bunk beds, vertical shelving and other space saving techniques, you can skillfully and artfully decorate smaller bedrooms.

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