Smoking Ban Comes Into Effect In England

This company gives employees who don’t smoke an extra six days of vacation

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 31, 2017

Have you ever been irritated by the number of smoke breaks that your co-workers take? Sometimes it seems like smokers get to satisfy their nicotine craving whenever they want, but non-smokers are stuck indoors and don’t get to enjoy that…

Retail Giant Sears Casts Doubt On Future Of Company

Sears is bringing back its iconic ‘Wish Book’ for the holidays

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 27, 2017

Sears has announced the return of their iconic 'Wish Book', which they previously discontinued in 2011.

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Sears will no longer sell Whirlpool appliances

Kate Streit  |  October 26, 2017

The retailer Sears used to be practically synonymous with home appliances. Now, for the first time in a century, the store will no longer be selling popular Whirlpool-brand appliances. The separation means they will also no longer carry KitchenAid, Maytag…

You can now use PayPal to send and receive money through Facebook Messenger

Kenza Moller  |  October 24, 2017

On Friday, in a move that makes money transfers easier than ever, PayPal announced that customers will now be able to use PayPal to transfer money within Facebook Messenger. By connecting their PayPal accounts to their Facebook Messenger apps, users can…

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These are the top 10 longest-lasting cars, trucks and SUVs on the market

Kate Streit  |  October 24, 2017

Some people can’t resist the allure of a new ride every couple of years, while others feel it’s far more practical to drive your car as long as you possibly can. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t mind…

Dishwasher Recall: More Than 500,000 Dishwashers Recalled For Starting Fires

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 23, 2017

Sure, you can expect your dishes to not always come out sparkling clean, but the last thing you’d expect from your dishwasher is for it to be a safety hazard. However, more than two years after more than 100,000 dishwashers from multiple…

Vegetables Sold At Aldi, Target, Walmart And Trader Joe’s Have Been Recalled

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 23, 2017

Packaged vegetable products sold at Aldi, Walmart and Trader Joe’s are being recalled due to possible Lysteria contamination.

Snapchat Parent Snap Begins Trading On New York Stock Exchange

These are the 5 youngest billionaires in the United States

Kate Streit  |  October 23, 2017

Forbes has recently released its annual Forbes 400 list, which highlights the 400 richest people in the United States. You know, just in case you wanted to feel bad about your measly bank account (we’re right there with you!). You…

Burger King Parent Restaurants International Acquires Popeyes For $1.8 Billion

This California Restaurant Admitted To Serving Popeyes Fried Chicken

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 2017

Sure, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn’t mean restaurants should be serving food other people made and passing it off as their own, right? Yeah, probably not. But that is just what one California restaurant is…

Meet The 5 Richest American Women

Kenza Moller  |  October 19, 2017

Forbes released their list of the 400 richest Americans earlier this week, and clearly this has been a good year to be one of the richest folks in the country. Their average net worth is $6.7 billion (an increase from…

Millions Of New Cars Are Being Sold Without This Basic Feature

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 19, 2017

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This Couple Built A Tiny A-Frame Home For Only $700

Marie Rossiter  |  October 18, 2017

It’s funny how tiny houses have become one of the biggest building trends right now. People seem to like the simplicity and look of these little homes. One Montana couple spotted plans for an A-frame tiny house and fell in…

Autumn Colours Arrive in the UK

Couple Rakes In Money Shipping Fall Foliage Across The Country

Anna Weaver  |  October 16, 2017

One couple launched ShipFoliage.com and has made a business of shipping preserved New England fall foliage across the country.

Costco Q3 Profits Rise Six Percent

Getting essentials from Costco just got easier, thanks to two new delivery options

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 12, 2017

In an effort to compete with online retailers like Amazon, Costco has announced two new grocery delivery services—a two-day service for nonperishable items and a same-day delivery for all online items, including fresh food.

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Target is testing a new drive-up service that could save you time and money

Augusta Statz  |  October 11, 2017

Target runs are great—but they can wind up being pretty pricey. Just think about all of the times you’ve gone in for detergent and come out with new candles, coffee mugs and a fall-themed welcome mat. Those purchases are fun,…

Scammers might call you from your own phone number

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 11, 2017

As soon as we get more information about scams, it seems con artists come up with even more deceptive ways to defraud people. Many scams involve someone calling you, perhaps saying your computer has a virus and they need money to fix it, or even pretending to be a loved one asking for money to be wired in an emergency. 

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Hulu is slashing prices for subscribers, just in time for new fall seasons of your favorite shows

Carrie Murphy  |  October 11, 2017

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Returning Items At Walmart Is About To Get A Lot Easier

Augusta Statz  |  October 9, 2017

Returning items can be a hassle, which may be why we often wind up with piles of receipts and items we’ve never even used. Though shopping online is truly a dream come true for busy people, the thought of shipping…

Netflix price increases are coming for most of its customers

Augusta Statz  |  October 6, 2017

Just as Netflix gets ready to debut many of its latest original series, news comes out of a price increase for nearly 50 million customers.

Cuba Poised For New Realities As Diplomatic Ties With U.S. Are Restored

It’s not just your imagination—It’s getting more expensive to go out to eat

Kate Streit  |  October 5, 2017

Going out to eat is one of life’s greatest pleasures. After a long day, who doesn’t love the idea of someone else doing the cooking and cleaning? But whether it’s your favorite go-to neighborhood joint or a the new trendy restaurant everyone’s…

Science makes a strong case for the 3-hour workday

Kate Streit  |  September 28, 2017

Are you still grinding away at a 9-to-5 job? That may soon be an indication that your company is behind the times. From work-at-home situations to flexible schedules to the “gig economy,” more and more workers and employers are embracing…

Wal-Mart Announces Its Increasing Wages

Walmart Wants To Deliver Your Groceries Straight To Your Fridge—Even When You’re Not Home

Augusta Statz  |  September 27, 2017

There’s no arguing that a grocery delivery service would make shopping for groceries much less of a chore. And with the service that Walmart is testing out, you’d be able to get your full list of items delivered right to…

Europe Basks in Continuing Summer Heatwave

This city is fining tourists $590 for ‘bad behavior’

Brittany Anas  |  September 27, 2017

There’s no shortage of tales about “tourists behaving badly.” Take, for instance, the drunken travelers who stole a circus llama in Bordeaux and traveled around on the city’s tram system with with the animal in tow. Or, how about the…

Amazon May Soon Deliver Chipotle And Your Other Faves Right To Your Door

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 25, 2017

Forget pizza delivery for callout. Amazon plans to partner with major restaurants around the country to bring customers' favorite meals to their doors.

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This Work-From-Home Scam Is Using Names You Trust To Lure You In

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 22, 2017

A new scam is targeting those looking to work from home by using names you trust to lure you in. How can you avoid becoming a victim to these crooks.

Watch out for this email scam targeting Netflix customers

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 21, 2017

A new hoax is targeting Netflix users with fake emails claiming there is a problem with payment and that their account has been deactivated. To resolve the issue, the fraudulent emails instruct recipients to click on a link and enter…

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from Equifax, it’s a scam

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  September 20, 2017

You’ve no doubt heard by now about the Equifax data breach. The cyber attack resulted in hackers gaining access to the sensitive financial information of around 143 million people, enabling criminals to open up fraudulent accounts and steal unsuspecting consumers’…

Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy

What you need to know about the Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy

Kate Streit  |  September 20, 2017

We have some sad news for toy enthusiasts everywhere. Just as the retail industry begins ramping up for the forthcoming holiday season, Toys “R” Us has filed for bankruptcy protection. The news comes on the heels of the toy store…

T.J. Maxx Launched A Bridal Shop That Will Help You Save On Your Big Day

Augusta Statz  |  September 19, 2017

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LuLaRoe Changed Its Return Policy And People Are Not Happy

Augusta Statz  |  September 18, 2017

LuLaRoe is a multi-level marketing company best known for its leggings. Anyone can sign up to sell LuLaRoe, and once you do, you’re considered a consultant for the company. You purchase and receive inventory to sell, and you’re essentially operating…

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Why Stores Like Ross And T.J. Maxx Are Thriving When Other Chains Are Closing Stores

Augusta Statz  |  September 15, 2017

Department stores such as Sears and JCPenney are closing many of their locations due to online competition from retailers such as Amazon, and yet—even in this digital age, some department stores are thriving. Ross and T.J. Maxx are some of…

Extreme couponer uses her skills to help hurricane victims

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  September 13, 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.Like many…

5 simple steps you can take to protect your identity and your credit after the Equifax breach

Marie Rossiter  |  September 12, 2017

The Equifax credit reporting agency meant to help protect Americans' credit reports suffered its own security breach. How can we protect ourselves?

Target Corp. Reported A 4 percent increase in second-quarter profits

Target Is Lowering Prices On Thousands Of Items

Augusta Statz  |  September 11, 2017

You may have thought (like the rest of us) that Target couldn’t get much better after announcing its own exclusive $5 wine brand, but you were mistaken. Target just announced the store is lowering prices on thousands of items you…

Big Three Automakers Launch Employee Discount Programs For Consumers

What the recent hurricanes could mean for car prices

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of cars have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and the floods in the Houston area. Some sources estimate 500,000 vehicles have been damaged, while others say closer to 1 million cars have been destroyed as a result of…

How To Find Out If You’re Affected By The Equifax Data Breach

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 2017

There’s a chance you’ve never used Equifax, or even heard of it, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe from the latest data breach. The major consumer credit reporting agency was hacked recently and cyber criminals accessed sensitive information—like names, social…

These are the top 10 things people hate spending money on while on vacation

Sarah Kuta  |  August 31, 2017

We can all agree: Vacations are the best. But you know what’s the worst? Looking at your credit card statement after vacation. Oof. Of course, most of us are getting paid while we’re on vacation (hello, PTO!) but vacation spending…

Spurred By Rising Prices, Phoenix Undergoes A New Housing Boom

How much construction workers get paid in every state

Brittany Anas  |  August 31, 2017

The construction industry’s message: “We’re hiring.” In fact, there are 225,000 construction job openings, according to the most recent statistics released by the Bureau of Labor from July 2017. After the Great Recession, residential construction rebounded and home builders and…

This map shows the largest tech company in every state

Haley Otman  |  August 31, 2017

Business Insider recently mapped out the highest-earning tech company in each state. What's the largest tech company in yours?

This map shows how high beer taxes are in every state

Brittany Anas  |  August 30, 2017

Pop quiz: What’s the most expensive ingredient in beer? It’s not barley or hops. Rather, it’s taxes; or so says The Beer Institute, which represents the $252.6 billion beer industry. (Hmm, we can’t imagine what taxes taste like, but imagine…

You may soon have to pay a fee to pick up or drop off people at this airport

Kate Streit  |  August 29, 2017

If you can convince someone to drop you off or pick you up at the airport, you know you have a good friend. It’s one of the biggest favors a pal can do for you—removing the hassle of what to…

Amazon Unveils Its First Smartphone

Look Out For An Email Scam Targeting Amazon Prime Customers

Augusta Statz  |  August 29, 2017

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iPhone 6 Becomes Available In Australia

The newest iPhone is expected to come with a super high price tag

Augusta Statz  |  August 28, 2017

The 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone is coming up in just a few weeks, and rumors about what the anniversary will bring about for the company and its customers are running wild. Apple will reportedly unveil its latest iPhone 8,…

Grand Opening Of Amazon Fulfillment Center Features State Of The Art Technology

Scammers are infiltrating Amazon—Here are the red flags to watch out for

Kate Streit  |  August 25, 2017

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After Target Lowers Sales Forecast, Shares Plummet

The future of shopping? Sneak a peek at Target’s new store design

Marie Rossiter  |  August 25, 2017

Target has its eye on the future and the company showed off its plans by unveiling a new store redesign in Minneapolis this week.

Why you should stop spending so much money on gifts, according to new research

Megan Fenno  |  August 25, 2017

Scientists have figured out what type of gifts we should be giving after conducting several experiments through a research study.

Retail Giant Sears Casts Doubt On Future Of Company

Sears is closing 28 more Kmart stores in 16 states

Sarah Kuta  |  August 24, 2017

Kmart employees got some more bad news this week: Sears announced that it would be closing 28 additional Kmart stores. “We will be closing these stores later this year as we continue to transform our business model so that our…

Walmart is testing giant online pickup towers in some stores

Brittany Anas  |  August 24, 2017

In theory, in-store pick-up combines the best of both worlds. With the hybrid shopping model, you can select what you want online. That means you don’t have to wander around big box stores looking for what you need and then…

Whole Foods Posts 71 Percent Increase In Quarterly Profits

What To Know Before You Buy Chicken From Whole Foods

Augusta Statz  |  August 23, 2017

Whole Foods changed the way meat is sold in grocery stores, but now that customers have higher standards than ever before—can the grocer keep up?

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These are the highest-paid actors and actresses of 2017, according to Forbes

Sarah Kuta  |  August 23, 2017

It’s easy enough to imagine that movie stars are making gobs of money. But have you ever stopped to wonder exactly how much they earn? Forbes has put together its annual list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. They compiled this…

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