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DIY pallet pools are a cheap, easy way to cool off in your yard

DWYM Staff  |  June 12, 2024

If you're looking for a DIY solution to your current lack of a swimming pool, a pallet pool might be your answer.

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

Tricia Goss  |  June 5, 2024

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

Ikea has lowered prices in response to sales growth and rising inflation

Tod Caviness  |  June 4, 2024

Ikea is celebrating financial growth by lowering prices on many products, including popular items like the Billy bookcase.

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What to buy (and not to buy) in June

John Matarese  |  June 3, 2024

June may not have any big sales weekends, but it is still a great time to grab ending Memorial Day sales and get a jump on the 4th of July sales.

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How to save money at Universal’s Orlando Resort

John Matarese  |  May 24, 2024

With tickets around $175 a day for both parks, a family trip can cost thousands. A travel blogger just back from Orlando shared some great ways to save.

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Hard to believe, but some things are dropping in price

John Matarese  |  May 13, 2024

If you've been waiting on making a major purchase, you may want to check out this list.

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Aldi lowering prices on 250 items, but is there a catch?

John Matarese  |  May 10, 2024

As grocery inflation shows little sign of ending, Aldi claims it is fighting back. But what about the most popular items shoppers need?

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11 genius ways to save money at Home Depot and Lowe’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 6, 2024

Oops paint, scrap wood, and rebates are just a few of the ways you can save money on your next home improvement project.

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Wayfair’s Big Outdoor Sale has deals up to 70% off

Marie Rossiter  |  April 18, 2024

Wayfair's Big Outdoor Sale has massive deals on everything from lawn games to patio furniture, but you don't have long to shop.

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What is the best day to book flights?

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 14, 2024

It's not unusual for fares to seesaw up and down from the moment a price is first published until your departure date, changing as many as 49 times.

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18 college scholarships high school seniors can still apply for

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 5, 2024

It's not too late! College-bound students can still apply for scholarships to help pay their tuition for 2024-25.

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9 things that dropped in price this year

Brittany Anas  |  April 5, 2024

We mined Consumer Price Index data and talked to finance experts to learn what costs less this year, and there's some good news for consumers.

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Target’s car seat trade-in event is coming soon

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 2, 2024

You can head to your local Target to trade in an old, expired or damaged car seat and get a coupon for 20% off a new one during the event.

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Here are the best things to buy in April

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 29, 2024

If you're looking to snag some good deals in April, hit the stores for deals on appliances, summer clothes, running shoes and more.

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Dollar Tree increases maximum price of items in stores nationwide

Helen Lee  |  March 27, 2024

Dollar Tree announced recently that it would raise the maximum price of its products. Here are the items that will cost you more.

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Is Cupshe legit? Here’s what you need to know

Patricia Kaowthumrong  |  March 25, 2024

We ordered five items for just $123 from Cupshe, and here's what we thought about this affordable fashion brand.

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Need a raised garden bed this spring? Amazon’s got them on sale

Marie Rossiter  |  March 21, 2024

If you're planning to vegetable garden this spring, you can get up to 43% off raised garden beds during Amazon's Big Spring Sale.

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Free car seats are available to some parents who qualify

Claire Gillespie  |  March 21, 2024

A new car seat can be expensive, but these programs might help parents save a bundle with a free car seat for their baby or toddler.

Walmart's Spring Sale

The 21 best products from Walmart’s spring deals

Paige Cerulli  |  March 18, 2024

Walmart's spring deals feature over $400 off a patio umbrella, a deal on Apple AirPods, half off luggage and more.

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Easy ways to update your home on a budget

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 4, 2024

Here are some easy ways to update your home on a budget, whether you're looking to sell or just upgrading for your own comfort.

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15 free spring break activities to do with your kids

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 1, 2024

Spring Break is coming up soon. If you're not traveling, you might be wondering how to entertain your kids all week. Here are some ideas.

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The best things to buy in March

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  February 29, 2024

Here are some of the sales and deals you can expect in the month of March, thanks to Easter, Pi Day, St. Patrick's Day, and more.

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This city is the No. 1 place to retire in America with no savings

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 23, 2024

Learn the rankings of the best and worst cities in America for retirement if you don't have money in your savings account.

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14 free online movie streaming sites that are legal

DWYM Staff  |  February 22, 2024

Watch movies on your laptop, smart TV, gaming console and even your phone with these free entertainment streaming options.

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Have SNAP benefits? You can get free and discounted tickets to over 1,200 museums

Kate Streit  |  February 21, 2024

If you're an EBT card holder, you can take advantage of free or discounted entry to over a thousand museums nationwide.

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Presidents’ Day mattress sales are offering up to 50% off

Marie Rossiter  |  February 15, 2024

If you've got back pain or just a really old mattress, these Presidents' Day mattress sales can get you a new one on a budget.

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Costco Next is the hidden deals site you’ve never heard of

Helen Lee  |  February 1, 2024

Costco Next is a site that only Costco members can access, offering steep discounts on retailers you've seen inside the company's stores.

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Here are 4 free ways to watch the Super Bowl without cable

Clint Davis  |  January 30, 2024

Whether you're watching for the football or the love story (Taylor's version), there are a number of ways to access the Super Bowl this year.

Teachers can get free Colgate toothbrush kits for their students

Tod Caviness  |  January 30, 2024

Teachers can get free dental health kits for 24 students in their classrooms, thanks to this offer from Colgate.

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What is ‘loud budgeting,’ the newest Gen-Z TikTok trend?

Marie Rossiter  |  January 29, 2024

This new financial trend is the opposite of 'quiet luxury': Loud budgeting has people sharing goals to hold themselves accountable.

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Walmart vs Target vs Amazon: Where are the best prices on household staples?

Marie Rossiter  |  January 25, 2024

Household staples are necessary, but they can put a dent in your wallet. Here's how prices compare at Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon.

Get private jet-approved slip-on sneakers for less

Anna Weaver  |  January 23, 2024

A pair of $900 sneakers is going viral thanks to a travel-friendly design, but you can get the best travel shoes for less.

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The best things to buy in February (to save money)

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  January 23, 2024

February is often centered on Valentine's Day, but there are great deals to be had on everything from mattresses to snow blowers.

7 budget-friendly alternatives to the Stanley cup

Beth Shea  |  January 12, 2024

If the original is just a little too steep for your wallet, these budget friendly Stanley cup alternatives are perfect.

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Is your child in 4th grade? Get a free national parks membership for your whole family

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2024

Thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, fourth graders are the VIPs who can get their whole families into national parks for free.

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The best things to buy in January to save money

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  January 4, 2024

January is a great time to save on workout gear, kitchen appliances, beauty and skin care products and winter clothing for kids and adults.

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How to exercise on a budget in 2024

John Matarese  |  January 3, 2024

Getting into shape can be costly, with many gyms charging upwards of $100 a month. So, we found some of the best ways to exercise on a budget.

Winter Home with Holiday Lights

How to protect your home from burglars this holiday season

John Matarese  |  December 19, 2023

Even the dumbest burglars, like the crooks from "Home Alone," know many people will be out of town from now through New Year's Day.

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5 ways your slow cooker can save you hundreds of dollars each year

Marie Rossiter  |  December 18, 2023

Planning your meals with a slow cooker can help you save on your next trip to the grocery store and even your energy bill. Here's how.

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How to use Chrome’s new shopping features to find the best deals

Kathleen St. John  |  December 18, 2023

Google launched new shopping features in November that could make finding the best deal for what you want a lot easier.

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How to save big bucks on books as prices keep rising

John Matarese  |  December 18, 2023

Even paperback and e-books are expensive nowadays, but apps like Libby offer great ways to read more for free.

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Holiday shoppers warned against buying counterfeit luxury goods

John Matarese  |  December 12, 2023

As you grab those last minute gifts, watch out for counterfeit Apple products, Nike products and more.

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Which dollar store is the best?

Marie Rossiter  |  November 30, 2023

Our writer compared prices and quality at Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Family Dollar and found a clear winner!

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The best things to buy in December to save money

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  November 29, 2023

December is a great month to buy thanks to the gifting season, year-end sales, fall inventory clear-outs and one holiday everyone loves.

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How to save money shopping online with Honey

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 2023

If you're looking for the best prices as you shop online, check out this app that takes the work out of comparison shopping.

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EVs are more affordable than ever: is now the time to buy?

John Matarese  |  November 15, 2023

Tax incentives for both new and used EVs are helping to make them less expensive, but there are other money-saving considerations as well.

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Lower your heating bill by up to 15% by reversing your ceiling fans

Marie Rossiter  |  November 13, 2023

Just as ceiling fans make practical and energy-efficient solutions in the summertime, they can make a room feel warmer in the cooler months.

door draft stopper

The 6 best door draft stoppers to keep out the cold

Brittany Nims  |  November 9, 2023

These stoppers can be used to block out cold air, loud noises, unwanted smoke and even pesky bugs on French doors, double doors, windows and more.

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Should you set up a 529 college savings plan instead of a baby registry?

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 8, 2023

College costs have become prohibitively expensive for some families. A 529 account can help, but should you ask others help fund it?

Dollars with thermostat

How to save money on your heating bill this winter

Marie Rossiter  |  November 3, 2023

These tips can help you keep your home comfortable and your gas and electric bills a little bit lower all winter long.

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