Some used cars now cost more than new versions

John Matarese  |  July 26, 2021

Savvy shoppers have always purchased used cars and trucks instead of new ones to save thousands of dollars. But in this crazy year, some used cars now cost more than a new version. The price of used cars has gone…

Spirit Halloween storefront

Spirit Halloween hiring 35,000 seasonal employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 23, 2021

While we still have a bit of summer left, fall is quickly approaching — and that means that Halloween is also creeping up. If you’re looking for some spooky seasonal work, you might find it with Spirit Halloween, which is…

Netflix is adding video games to existing subscriptions

Tricia Goss  |  July 23, 2021

People might still be spending plenty of time at home watching movies and bingeing TV shows, but with so many streaming platforms available, Netflix is struggling to gain new customers. The subscription-based streaming content giant only had a net gain…

Man in forklift moves 2x4s at lumber yard

The lumber price bubble is finally bursting

John Matarese  |  July 9, 2021

It appears that the lumber bubble has finally burst. Lumber prices are finally coming back down to earth, following a spring that saw prices double — and then double again. Lumber futures fell more than 40% in June as consumer…

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Walmart is launching a private label insulin brand

Tricia Goss  |  July 8, 2021

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million Americans live with diabetes. On average, the cost of medical expenses for people with diagnosed diabetes is approximately 2.3 times higher than for people without diabetes, much of that due…

How to download Windows 11 for free

Anna Weaver  |  June 28, 2021

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.Windows is…

Warren Buffett gave another $4.1 billion to charity

Tricia Goss  |  June 28, 2021

Along with a reputation for being the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is also known for being a generous philanthropist. In 2006, he committed to gradually give all of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic foundations…

Nominate a couple to win a dream honeymoon ‘do-over’

Tricia Goss  |  June 24, 2021

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.According to…

Butcher places meat in case at Costco

Beef prices rising as grilling season heats up

WXYZ News  |  June 17, 2021

Just as grilling season kicks into high gear with summer on the way, beef prices are shooting up again. If you’re planning to buy steaks, prepare yourself to pay more. Allison Homan, the owner of Lehr’s Prime Market in Milford,…

Rent hikes are back: What can tenants do?

John Matarese  |  June 6, 2021

It’s not just home prices that are rising to wild levels in 2021. Rents are following them up, and some tenants say higher rates may force them to move. Barbara Hill-Kelley is among the many tenants hit with rent hikes…

Will there be another stimulus check?

John Matarese  |  June 4, 2021

Many of us have spent the last of those $1,400 stimulus checks that arrived earlier this spring. So, will there be a fourth stimulus soon? Or was that all there is? Just like a morning cup of coffee, Americans are…

8 jobs that are making a comeback this year

John Matarese  |  June 1, 2021

There is good news this spring for people who lost their jobs during the pandemic or are just looking for an opportunity to advance. Many companies are hiring and are offering all sorts of bonuses and incentives, as business rebounds…

Home Depot’s Memorial Day sale is starting early

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 20, 2021

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.Memorial Day…

Ikea recalling bowls, plates and mugs

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2021

If you’ve purchased any bowls, plates or mugs from Ikea within the last two years, they may be involved in a recall. Ikea is voluntarily recalling Heroisk and Talrika bowls, plates and mugs made from PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide)…

Man in forklift moves 2x4s at lumber yard

Why lumber prices are soaring

John Matarese  |  May 18, 2021

To anyone planning a home improvement project, an addition or thinking about building a new home: Buyer beware. The price of lumber is hitting all-time highs. Larry Parker just experienced it. He walked into Lowe’s the other day to buy…

Buying furniture? You could have a long wait

John Matarese  |  May 17, 2021

Are you thinking of buying some new furniture for your home, perhaps with your recent tax refund or stimulus check? The COVID pandemic has caused a nationwide kitchen appliance shortage, but it turns out the furniture shortage may be even…

Chipotle is raising wages and hiring 20,000 workers

Kate Streit  |  May 12, 2021

In a bid to attract more employees, Chipotle is raising its average hourly wage to $15 per hour. The fast-casual Mexican chain plans to hire 20,000 workers and open 200 new locations this year. Chipotle will also offer a $200…

Hershey’s recalls chocolate shell topping nationwide

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 7, 2021

If you’ve purchased Hershey’s chocolate shell topping recently, you may want to check your cupboard. The company is voluntarily recalling 7.25-ounce bottles of Chocolate Shell Topping due to a mistake that resulted in almonds being included in the product. The…

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle giving healthcare workers free burritos

Tricia Goss  |  May 3, 2021

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"We're hiring" sign at CVS Pharmacy

Labor shortage: Companies can’t find employees

John Matarese  |  April 30, 2021

It’s “help wanted” — everywhere. As the economy rebounds, businesses from restaurants to retailers to theme parks are finding it hard to find people to work right now. Meggan Jones, who recently found a medical job after seven months out…