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Remember Circuit City? It’s starting to make a comeback

Scripps News  |  January 10, 2018

A once-giant consumer electronics retailer that declared bankruptcy a decade ago is making a return, albeit small at first. Circuit City has announced plans to relaunch its website Feb. 15 and has a plan to open kiosks and stores within stores,…

This Family Bought A 22-Pound Bag Of Chocolate At T.J. Maxx

Kate Streit  |  January 10, 2018

Shopping at T.J. Maxx is a little like hunting for buried treasure. You can stumble upon some seriously great finds, but it just might take some digging. After a shopping trip at the retailer, you might find yourself the proud…

Making a will doesn’t have to cost a fortune—Here’s how to make estate plans on a budget

Tricia Goss  |  January 9, 2018

If you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. A study by Caring.com, an online resource for senior care, found that nearly 60 percent of American adults are without estate planning documents. Having a will can help protect your family, but…

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If you sent money via Western Union you might be owed some cash

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 9, 2018

Western Union Financial Services has just reached a $60 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services from a scam case involving consumers. This new agreement is connected to a $586 million payout agreement last year with the U.S. government involving allegations…

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These Are The Top 10 Most Counterfeited Products in America

Tricia Goss  |  January 8, 2018

Even if you have never purchased a watch from a shady-looking guy wearing a trench coat or a “designer” handbag at a fraction of the original cost from a street vendor, there is a chance that you have bought counterfeited…

Retail Giant Sears Casts Doubt On Future Of Company

103 more Sears, Kmart stores are closing; See the full list

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 8, 2018

Just two months after closing 63 stores, Sears Holdings has announced it’s about to close more than 100 more Kmart and Sears locations this year. The 64 Kmart and 39 Sears stores are expected to close between March and April, with many…

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HP recalls thousands of laptop batteries for fire hazard

Marie Rossiter  |  January 5, 2018

HP reported they'd received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting or charring.

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31 colleges that have gone “loan-free” to help keep students out of debt

Kate Streit  |  January 4, 2018

Getting a good education in the United States can be expensive. The national student debt now totals over $1.4 trillion, with the average per graduate rate at $17,126. Starting adult life saddled with massive student loan debt can have long-lasting…

Own a Vitamix Blender? You may be entitled to some money

Augusta Statz  |  January 4, 2018

A group of Vitamix Blender owners have filed a class-action lawsuit, alleging that some blenders purchased between Jan. 1, 2007 and Oct. 1 2016 are leaving behind tiny bits of black non-stick coating in the food and drinks being mixed. If…

These teens are making six figures mowing lawns, shoveling snow

Chelsea Davis  |  January 4, 2018

Life for most high schoolers doesn’t include managing a lucrative business, but it does for successful entrepreneurs RJ Duarte and Owen Johnson. RJ, a 17-year-old senior from Golden, Colorado, began mowing lawns as a kid and decided to team up…

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Burger King: Buy One Get One Settlement Means You Could Be Owed Some Cash

Rachel Khona  |  January 3, 2018

Who doesn’t love a BOGO deal? Buy one, get one free is a pretty great score—most of the time Koleta Anderson of Maryland filed a class-action lawsuit against Burger King alleging that the company was purposely inflating prices when customers…

Eager Retailers Greet Crowds Of Shoppers On 'Black Friday'

The average American racked up more than $1,000 of debt over the holidays

Chelsea Davis  |  January 2, 2018

Between buying gifts, traveling and hosting parties, the holiday season is expensive. So, it’s not surprising that many people end up putting holiday purchases on credit cards. This happens year after year, but this season collective spending on cards increased. In…

Dream Job Alert: Here’s How To Get Hired As A Real-Life Mermaid

Kate Streit  |  January 2, 2018

Dream job alert! Have you always dreamed of being a mermaid? I’ll admit it—ever since I first saw “The Little Mermaid” at five years old, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the mythical creatures. Now that I’m an adult, it’s pretty…

Want more privacy? Here are 5 free ‘opt-outs’ that will take you just a few minutes

Clint Davis  |  January 2, 2018

Privacy in the age of the internet seems like a pipe dream—but there are some quick and easy ways to take back your data. Whether it’s robocalls, junk mail, spam emails or catalogs you never signed up to receive, the…

Woman receives a $284 billion electric bill

Brittany Anas  |  December 26, 2017

If you put up Christmas lights, you can pretty much assume your electric bill will be higher than usual. But when Mary Horomanski, an Erie, Pennsylvania woman, viewed her utility bill online, she was in shock. Her bill totaled $284 billion,…

Here’s how much it costs to be on HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’

Kate Streit  |  December 26, 2017

If you’re a fan of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” you’ve likely fantasized about what it would be like for Chip and Joanna Gaines to rehab your very own home. But it might not be as fun as it looks. That’s because…

You Should Always Clip Your Purse To Your Cart, Police Warn

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 22, 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.While the…

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Taking Facebook Quizzes Could Put You at Risk for Identity Theft—Here’s How To Protect Yourself

Tricia Goss  |  December 22, 2017

It seems as though everyone has that one Facebook friend who is always posting the results of some random quiz. You may be tempted to answer the questions yourself now and then, too. Finding out who you might have been…

Dim Consumer Spending In June Suggests Stalled Economic Recovery

Thieves Are Using Tiny Cameras To Steal Your Information At The ATM

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  December 21, 2017

Anyone using an ATM has to be more vigilant than ever. Users are constantly warned about the threat of “skimmers,” devices used by thieves to get your credit or debit card information. Safeguarding yourself, however, just got harder. The latest…

5 Important Home And Appliance Recalls That Happened in 2017

Brittany Anas  |  December 21, 2017

Hundreds of recalls happen every year, and across various sectors. The recall notices could be affecting everything from the car in your garage to the food in your fridge to the appliances that you rely upon every day. Potential health…

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Walmart will now let workers access their money before payday

Chelsea Davis  |  December 20, 2017

No one likes the anxiety of worrying whether you’ll be able to pay your bills on time. In an effort to ease that stress for its workers, retail giant Walmart announced Wednesday that it will now allow employees to access…

An Amazon Fulfilment Centre Prepares For Black Friday

The unbelievable percentage of Americans who are buying most of their holiday gifts from Amazon

Augusta Statz  |  December 20, 2017

With all of the brick-and-mortar store closures in 2017, it’s no surprise that there’s one online retail giant that’s dominating the holiday season. According to CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey, Amazon is where most people are looking to score their Christmas presents this…

Retail Giant Sears Casts Doubt On Future Of Company

Sears Will Sell Tires And Batteries on Amazon

Brittany Anas  |  December 19, 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.Over the…

This Woman Says She Was Charged $350 By A Hotel After Leaving A Bad Review

Scripps News  |  December 19, 2017

A customer at an Indiana hotel said she was charged $350 and threatened with legal action after leaving a negative review about her experience. The case has captured the attention of the Indiana Attorney General’s office, who filed a lawsuit…

This man was charged $18,500 for a 20-minute Uber ride

Augusta Statz  |  December 18, 2017

Uber rides are supposed to be a convenient, reasonably affordable means of transportation, but for one customer, it would have actually been cheaper to buy a car to get to his destination. Hisham Salama was charged $18,518.50 Canadian dollars for…

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How Social Security Will Change In 2018

Kate Streit  |  December 18, 2017

January is a good time to take stock of your finances. With that in mind, you should know that some changes are coming for Social Security in 2018—some good, some bad. Increase In Benefits In the new year, the average…

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Beware of gift card scammers that can drain serious money

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 18, 2017

The holidays are nearly here and with all the joy and fun they bring, it’s also an important time to watch out for scams. The latest one this season involves gift cards, which are a hot commodity when it comes…

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Charming Charlie will close 100 stores

Kate Streit  |  December 13, 2017

Charming Charlie was once a go-to retail chain for affordable apparel and accessories. Unfortunately, the company recently filed for bankruptcy and announced plans to close 100 of its stores by the end of the year. The speciality store has faced…

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HGTV ‘Property Brothers’ scam: What you need to know

Scripps News  |  December 11, 2017

Imagine you got picked to be on the wildly popular TV show “Property Brothers,” only to find out… that wasn’t really the case. Someone is just trying to get your money. An Aurora, Colorado, couple said that’s what happened to them…

How America’s Most Valuable Companies Have Changed Over The Last Century

Kenza Moller  |  December 11, 2017

If you’re looking to make long-term predictions about the companies and industries that are set to stick around, you might want to look further than today’s giants. Using data from Forbes, financial website HowMuch.net recently shared a chart comparing the…

Wal-Mart Could Owe 100 Million In Back Wages To Its Truck Drivers

Here’s Why Walmart Is Dropping The Hyphen In Its Name

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 11, 2017

At 48 years, Wal-Mart Stores is changing the spelling of its name. Not only is it dropping “stores”, but they’re also removing the hyphen. Beginning Feb. 1, 2018, the company will legally be know as simply: Walmart Inc. Why? They’re…

‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange on Facebook: What you need to know

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 6, 2017

Have you seen those statuses on Facebook inviting you to be part of a “Secret Sister” gift exchange? It sounds like such a sweet idea. The idea is that women from across the country take part in an anonymous gift…

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7 Clever Ways To Stop Thieves From Stealing Packages From Your Porch

Brittany Anas  |  December 5, 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.A record…

Walmart Reports Drop In Quarterly Profits

Why Walmart is increasing its online prices

Kenza Moller  |  November 30, 2017

If you’ve looked at Wal-Mart’s website lately, you might have noticed that the big-box retailer seems to have two different prices for some items: one higher price for online orders and then a lower price if you buy the item…

How to get some money back when your cable or internet goes down

Kate Streit  |  November 30, 2017

When your cable and internet goes down, even temporarily, it can be a major hassle. Imagine the scenario. You were just about to sit the kids down in front of their favorite cartoon and snag 30 minutes to yourself when…

'Santas Place' Christmas Tree Sales

Why your Christmas tree might be more expensive this year

Kate Streit  |  November 30, 2017

If you already set out to buy a Christmas tree this year, you might have found it difficult to track one down. Or, if you did find the perfect tree, it might have cost more than you remember paying in…

425 Million Jackpot Draws Hopeful Lottery Ticket Buyers

Two women in the same state each won the lottery twice in one day

Haley Otman  |  November 28, 2017

What would you do if you won $10,000 from a lottery ticket? One woman decided to head to the next store, where she added on another cool $1 million.

The Pioneer Woman is the 23rd largest land owner in the United States

Kate Streit  |  November 22, 2017

Ree Drummond, commonly known as “The Pioneer Woman,” started a blog  in 2006 that turned out to be the launching point for a multimillion-dollar empire, including books, a lifestyle magazine, a restaurant and retail store, and a Walmart home collection…

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KISS guitarist Gene Simmons says money does buy happiness

Kate Streit  |  November 20, 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.Despite their…

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NutriBullet Being Sued For Allegedly Injuring At Least 22 People

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 20, 2017

The NutriBullet is known for being an easy way to make smoothies, but now some consumers are claiming the machine is leading to injuries.

President Obama Changing Mt. McKinley Name Back To Denali

If You Want To Work Outside, The U.S. National Park Service Is Currently Hiring

Kate Streit  |  November 17, 2017

Are you the outdoorsy type and wish you could make a living off your love for nature? Well, today is your lucky day: The National Park Service is hiring for a variety of positions across its U.S. parks for next…

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American Express Is Hiring Work-From-Home Customer Service Reps—And The Pay Starts At $15.73 Per Hour!

Augusta Statz  |  November 15, 2017

Important Update 11/19 12:15PM:  Looks like these American Express jobs are no longer available. However, some of the Jackson Hewitt jobs mentioned below are still available.  Whether you need extra money this holiday season or, you know, all year long,…

You’ll soon be able to get Wendy’s delivered to your door

Kate Streit  |  November 14, 2017

These days, more and more dining establishments are offering delivery service to compete in the modern marketplace. Now you can add fast-food chain Wendy’s to the growing list of eateries that will deliver food right to your door. Thanks to…

How the end of daylight saving time can put more money in your pocket

Kate Streit  |  November 9, 2017

Many people, myself included, dread the end of daylight saving time (DST) in the fall. The days are way shorter, which means less sunshine. In many parts of the country, it also coincides with a dip in temperatures. Sure, you…

Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate After Weak Second Quarter

Walmart Is Putting Shelf-Scanning Robots in More Than 50 U.S. Stores

Haley Otman  |  November 7, 2017

Is the shampoo shelf empty where your favorite product should be? In some Walmarts, you can now deploy a robot to figure out what's missing and where it is. 

You could win a free overnight stay at Denmark’s Lego House

Augusta Statz  |  November 7, 2017

If you believe that Lego bricks can help you build your dreams into a reality, then you’ve got just the right attitude. Airbnb and Lego have teamed up to make one lucky builder and their family’s dreams come true. For…

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Old Navy is launching a kids’ clothing subscription box

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 2, 2017

If it seems like you can pretty much get anything you want via a subscription box delivered right to your door—you're right. From health and beauty items to toys for your pets, and even more specific boxes like ones for Nickelodeon fans or lovers of all things Harry Potter, there's not much you can't subscribe to.

Walmart Reports Drop In Quarterly Profits

Walmart is throwing thousands of parties in its stores this holiday season

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  November 2, 2017

Walmart has announced they will be hosting holiday parties at over 20,000 of their Walmart Supercenter locations across the U.S., and we're all invited!

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Ford Fusions are being investigated after reports of steering wheels detaching

Kate Streit  |  November 1, 2017

If you drive a Ford Fusion or know someone who does, you should know that on Oct. 27, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety administration announced it was opening a preliminary investigation into 841,000 Ford Fusion vehicles over concerns the…

LuLaRoe is facing a class-action lawsuit for being a ‘pyramid scheme’

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 1, 2017

You’ve probably heard of LuLaRoe, the the popular company that allows women to sell leggings and other comfy-chic clothing to their friends and family. However, according to the plaintiffs in a new $1 billion class-action lawsuit, LuLaRoe is actually not an…

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