This best-selling retinol moisturizer is just $14 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 2022

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This Hoover vacuum is on sale today for $59 at Walmart’s Cyber Monday

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 2022

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Inflatable hot tub is on sale for less than $300 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 2022

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.We all…

New Balance shoes are on sale for less than $40 today on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 2022

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 deals…

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How to change your car’s oil yourself

Emily O'Brien  |  November 21, 2022

Changing your car’s oil is a necessary part of your vehicle’s maintenance. The liquid lubricates the engine and ensures that the combustion process continues to function. Throughout time and use, the oil degrades and becomes contaminated with dirt and metal…

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These apps will help you save money on groceries

Simplemost  |  November 18, 2022

The USDA predicts all food prices will increase 9% to 10% this year and continue to increase above historical average rates in 2023. You can’t stop food shopping, and you can only cut so many corners while continuing to keep your…

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How to Make Delicious Smoothies and Frozen Coffee Drinks at Home

Emily O'Brien  |  November 14, 2022

Blended frozen concoctions can act as a nutritious meal replacement or snack packed with healthy fats and vitamins, or serve as quick jolts of caffeine. Their popularity has been picking up steam across the nation, which is why we’re not…

Department of Education stops accepting student loan forgiveness applications following ruling

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

The Department of Education has stopped allowing federal student loan borrowers to apply for forgiveness after a federal judge ruled last night that the administration overstepped its authority. While before the ruling, a judge issued a stay on executing the…

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You can get a fresh Christmas tree for as little as $5 with a forest service permit

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

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.Are you…

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These 7 hacks for air travel will save you time, money and hassle

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

According to a survey from Insuranks, 79% of Americans feel that flying is too expensive this year. Of those who did fly in 2022, nearly one in 10 lost an average of $243 due to delays and cancellations. And although…

Woman using liquid soap dispenser in kitchen.

Why you should invest in a refillable soap dispenser

Emily O'Brien  |  November 10, 2022

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You can get a $10 Amazon credit when you add Venmo to your account

Marie Rossiter  |  November 9, 2022

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Watch TV for free with $99 antenna bundle

Marie Rossiter  |  November 9, 2022

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.Have you…

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Follow these scripts to ask your boss for a raise

Emily O'Brien  |  November 9, 2022

Inflation is spiking the cost of nearly everything this year, with the latest Consumer Price Index showing an 8.2% increase in the all items index over 12 months. To compensate for the range of increased expenses a household has to handle,…

A Goodwill sign is seen at the store in downtown Sunnyvale, California.

Goodwill’s new shopping site finally brings its thrifting treasures online

Scripps News  |  November 3, 2022

One of the best parts of shopping at thrift stores is finding a gem of an item at a low price. And while bargain hunting is part of the thrill, you might not always have time to comb racks and…

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Get a free set of 6 premium photo cards from Walgreens for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  October 25, 2022

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A hand turns a thermostat down with the word "Save" displayed on the readout.

10 ways to make your house warmer without touching the thermostat

Scripps News  |  October 23, 2022

Winter lurks around the corner, and that can mean higher energy bills dropped into your mailbox each month. No one wants to watch their money fly out the window just because they want to stay warm. If you’ve been struggling to…

IRS made inflation adjustments for 2023 that could mean lower tax rates for many

Scripps News  |  October 19, 2022

Historic inflation rates in the U.S. have spurred some changes that will reduce many people’s tax bill next year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced dozens of adjustments due to inflation that affect individual tax income brackets for the 2023…

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Student loan forgiveness application site opens for beta testing

Scripps News  |  October 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education launched a beta site for its student loan forgiveness plan on Friday. The site could be temporarily paused for assessments, but student loan borrowers will be able to submit applications via the site, which will…

Noel, Matt, Paul and Prue of "The Great British Baking Show," which airs in America on Netflix.

Netflix is launching a $7 ad-supported plan in November

Helen Lee  |  October 14, 2022

The rising price of a Netflix subscription over the past few years has led to complaints and even lawsuits from customers — and a loss in growth for the popular streaming service. Back in April, the company announced a remedy:…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Credit Card Safe

Emily O'Brien  |  September 30, 2022

If you’ve ever noticed a strange purchase on your credit card bill, you already know that sinking feeling that occurs in the pit of your stomach. Unfortunately, this problem is all too common. According to the Federal Trade Commission, losses…

Woman paying bills

Five ways the Federal Reserve’s rate hike will affect your finances

Scripps News  |  September 22, 2022

The Federal Reserve has raised rates for the third time in a series of “supersize” rate hikes that Fed Chair Jerome Powell says is expected to continue to try to reduce inflation aggressively. The Fed is waging a historic campaign…

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Princeton will offer a full ride to students whose families make up to $100,000

Tricia Goss  |  September 12, 2022

Princeton University announced that it would financially support more undergraduates and their families to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds. The Ivy League school will begin offering a full ride to most undergraduates from families earning up to $100,000 a…

Driver in cabin of truck on highway

Gas station chain offering discounts amid spike in diesel fuel prices

Scripps News  |  September 7, 2022

While Sheetz gas and convenience stores might be mostly clustered in areas around the eastern coast of the U.S., drivers of diesel vehicles going long distances could be pleasantly surprised at the discounts the brand is offering for Truck Driver…

These first college apartment essentials will make the transition so much smoother

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

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.Moving into…

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How to apply for student loan forgiveness

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 25, 2022

On Oct. 17, the Department of Education officially launched the student debt forgiveness program application process following the successful launch of its beta site over the weekend. The Biden Administration first announced it will be forgiving student loan debt for…

Authorities warn of sophisticated scammers impersonating law enforcement

WXYZ News  |  August 23, 2022

Authorities are sounding the alarm about yet another scam. Scammers are pretending to be law enforcement and are threatening arrest for past violations unless victims pay money. Macomb County Sheriff’s public information officer Sergeant Renee Yax knows all too well what…

Walmart+ members will soon get Paramount+ streaming service as part of the package

Scripps News  |  August 16, 2022

U.S. retail giant Walmart has made a deal with Paramount Global to offer streaming content from the company’s Paramount+ service to members of Walmart+, the company announced on Aug. 15. Walmart’s membership program subscribers will get access to the “Essential…

Old and vintage electronics gadgets or devices inside a drawer.

Wondering what to do with old cell phones and tablets? Here are 8 handy ideas

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2022

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.A recent…

Applebee's

Wealthier people eating more at Applebee’s and IHOP, according to company

Scripps News  |  August 10, 2022

As consumers tighten their wallets amid increasing inflation rates, a surprising find by the parent company of two popular affordably-priced restaurant chains in the U.S. has revealed that the wallets of those making even more money might be tightening as…

Young woman relaxing under air conditioner at home.

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

Tricia Goss  |  July 29, 2022

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

Woman interviews for job

12 companies hiring now that help employees pay off student loans

Tricia Goss  |  July 26, 2022

It’s estimated that more than 43 million Americans carry student loan debt with an average monthly payment of $460. That can be a heavy financial burden, but the good news is that help might be available through your employer. According…

Lottery player fills out Mega Millions ticket

What should you do if you win the massive Mega Millions drawing

Scripps News  |  July 25, 2022

Mega Millions is expected to have its third-largest jackpot ever on July 26, reaching at least $790 million. While your odds of winning might be one in over 300 million, the prospect of winning such a large jackpot might have…

Feel like you’re getting less for your money? Here’s how to spot ‘shrinkflation’

Tricia Goss  |  July 22, 2022

If it seems as though you’re not only spending more at the grocery store but you’re also getting less, you are probably correct. It’s a practice known as shrinkflation, or downsizing products but charging the same amount, and experts say…

Digital coupon on smartphone

Digital coupons can make it harder for seniors to get discounts

John Matarese  |  July 18, 2022

With grocery prices soaring, coupons can be a big money saver. But many shoppers these days are now having trouble accessing supermarket coupons because more and more of them now require a smartphone. And some consumer advocates are calling the…

Gas prices drop ahead of busy July 4 travel weekend

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 1, 2022

It’s pretty typical to see gas prices increase before a busy travel weekend like the Fourth of July, but with gas prices already higher than we’ve seen in years, prices are actually going down for the third week in a row.…

Inexpensive wedding dresses that have that ‘wow’ factor

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 29, 2022

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.From  the…

Smart energy control thermostat

How to keep your electric bill in check this summer

John Matarese  |  June 27, 2022

We’re officially in the heat of summer, and just like with everything else this year, inflation is about to hit our electric bills, and possibly hard. Some utilities are predicting that July bills could be 10% to 20% higher than…

Smiling woman uses credit card

Best credit card rewards for every kind of lifestyle

Tricia Goss  |  June 27, 2022

Inflation has prompted Americans to make many changes. For example, some people are saving less for retirement, rethinking travel plans or looking for ways to cut overall expenses. Another approach consumers are taking is to compare the best credit card…

Lots of luggage delivered to hotel room

5 services that will ship your luggage to avoid mishandling from airlines

Tricia Goss  |  June 24, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation defines mishandled bags as checked luggage that passengers report lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered while in an airline’s custody during domestic nonstop flights. In April 2022 alone, the department said that more than 219,000 bags…

This cheese board set is perfect for parties—and it’s on sale right now on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  June 22, 2022

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.Pulling together…

Earn cash back on gas and groceries with this app

Tricia Goss  |  June 17, 2022

In May, inflation in the U.S. reached its highest level since 1981. Although experts hope the current situation won’t last, high gas and food prices are causing consumers to cut back in other areas. Most Americans are looking for ways…

10 tips to get the most out of a tank of gas

Emily O'Brien  |  June 17, 2022

Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine may be a world away, geographically, but it’s affecting life across the globe. One of the ways we see the direct effects of this conflict in America is at the gas pump. AAA reports gas…

Cutting expenses sign

20 ways to cut expenses quickly amid recession fears

Tricia Goss  |  June 16, 2022

Americans are struggling with rent hikes, increased housing costs, staggering gas prices and overall record inflation. Many people fear another recession. Whether a recession is on its way or the economy will bounce back sooner rather than later remains to…

Couple on summer road trip

How to prepare for summer road trips so you save money

Tricia Goss  |  June 14, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic made it nearly impossible for many people to take vacations. Now that everyone is itching to travel again, prices have skyrocketed on everything from hotel rooms and cruises to airfare and restaurants. That doesn’t mean summer vacations…

With this Costco membership deal, you can actually make $20

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 23, 2022

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$29 dress on Amazon comes in 26 colors, patterns

This $29 summer dress is so easy to wear and comes in 26 colors and patterns

Marie Rossiter  |  May 23, 2022

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 the…

The FIRE movement aims for early retirement through deep frugality

Tricia Goss  |  May 17, 2022

The FIRE movement refers to the acronym for Financial Independence Retire Early. While it has been trending recently, the idea has been around for several decades. In 1992, Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez published “Your Money or Your Life.” Dominguez…

Bride and groom at their $500 wedding

This thrifty bride put together her wedding for $500—here’s how

Tricia Goss  |  April 21, 2022

According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. in 2021 was $28,000. But one bride was determined to have her dream ceremony on a highly affordable budget. Kiara (nee Draper) and Joel Brokenbrough, married in…

Woman shops for meat at grocery store

10 ways to spend less on meat for family meals

Tricia Goss  |  April 20, 2022

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, consumers spent around 8.6% of their income on food in 2020. In addition, the USDA predicts that the amount people spend on eating at home will increase between 3-4% in 2022, exceeding historical averages…

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