425 Million Jackpot Draws Hopeful Lottery Ticket Buyers

5 of the biggest lottery winners in history

Kate Streit  |  August 22, 2017

Who hasn’t daydreamed about winning the lottery? It’s fun to imagine the house you’d buy or the vacations you’d take if you ever hit it big. If you don’t usually play the lottery, now might be the time. That’s because…

Bank texting scam: What you need to know and how to protect yourself

Carina Wolff  |  August 22, 2017

Most of our communication these days comes from emails or texting, so it wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary to receive a message from your bank directly to your phone. As trustworthy as these messages may seem, it’s important to…

This man lived in his office for 500 days to save on rent

Kenza Moller  |  August 18, 2017

Between sky-high rent, taxes, gas, parking and food, life gets expensive quickly—and many people have taken to saving money in any way they can. You might live with a few more roommates than you’d like and you probably know someone…

CVS Caremark Reports Quarterly Profit Increase Of 25 Percent

This woman’s lawsuit claims that CVS has been overcharging for prescriptions

Brittany Anas  |  August 18, 2017

Interpreting your doctor bills can be a pain in the you know what. (To help, we’ve put together a guide of what to do when a big doctor bill hits you). But now a new lawsuit might cause you to…

This map shows the real value of $100 in every state

Brittany Anas  |  August 17, 2017

We often think about the relative value of the U.S. dollar when we’re traveling internationally. But have you ever paused to think how strong your dollar is when you’re traveling domestically? For example, a crisp $100 bill will buy more…

Nissan's November US Sales Rise 13 Precent

Nissan owners could be eligible for up to $500 in faulty airbag settlement

Scripps News  |  August 17, 2017

Remember a few years ago when news stories started appearing about people being injured or killed by shrapnel from their car’s airbags? Well, owners of some Nissan vehicles could be eligible for a $500 settlement, use of a rental car…

Costco Reports Q3 Profits Up 12.3 Percent

Costco Must Pay $19 Million For Selling ‘Tiffany’ Rings

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 16, 2017

After selling nearly 2,500 diamond engagement rings using the Tiffany & Co. name, Costco has been ordered by federal judge to pay $19.4 million.

Does giving people cash actually motivate them to lose weight?

Brittany Anas  |  August 16, 2017

From workplace health initiatives that reward employees if they lose weight to apps that will pay you if you shed pounds, there’s several ways you can earn a little cash while losing weight. But can a fatter wallet actually incentivize…

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Joe’s Crab Shack is reportedly closing more than 40 restaurants in 19 states

Sarah Kuta  |  August 16, 2017

Apparently, many Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern restaurants have been closing—without warning—across the country this month. The closures started the week of Aug. 7, according to The Consumerist, which has been keeping a close eye on this story.…

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This lawsuit claims that Cheesecake Factory is duping people into tipping too much

Brittany Anas  |  August 16, 2017

You already know The Cheesecake Factory as a place to go for humongous portions. But, now, a lawsuit alleges the restaurant chain has also been dishing out some oversized “suggested tip amounts.” Over the past several years, many restaurants have…

Everything You Need To Know About The ‘Hey Grandma’ Scam

Brittany Anas  |  August 15, 2017

Recently, my very own grandma was nearly swindled out of a couple thousand dollars as part of the “Hey Grandma” scam. (Though, don’t let the name deceive you, because grandpas are targeted, too). In a nutshell, scammers pose to be…

7 simple steps for creating a lost wallet kit

Tricia Goss  |  August 15, 2017

Your wallet is nowhere to be found. Your mind starts racing as you attempt to remember everything that was in there. Who do you call first? What information do you give them? Losing your wallet (or having it stolen) puts…

The Biggest Barbie Collection Auctioned At Christies

Your old Barbies could be worth thousands

Kate Streit  |  August 15, 2017

As a kid, there was nothing I loved more than whiling away an afternoon playing with my Barbies. I even somehow convinced my sister, who was seven years older than me, to play with me even though she was definitely…

Amazon wants you to buy audiobooks for your dog (Yes, really)

Kate Streit  |  August 14, 2017

We all know those people that will go to great lengths to pamper their pups. From pet spas that offer “pawicures” to nifty products like dog umbrellas and cat hammocks, some of our furry friends are living more glamorous lives…

Disney Parks Christmas TV Special Pre-Taping

This is how much a trip to Disney costs these days, and it’s not pretty

Jessica Suss  |  August 11, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the total cost of a trip to Disney is? No? Well you're going to wish you had never wondered at all.

Worlds Largest Cruise Ship Docks In Southampton

Have you ever received a call offering you a free cruise? You could be entitled to up to $900

Jessica Suss  |  August 11, 2017

If you received one of those obnoxious robocalls about a free cruise, you could win $300–per call–in a recent settlement.


This Verizon Rewards Perk Is Going Away Soon

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 11, 2017

Verizon Wireless has announced the Smart Rewards program is ending on Nov. 1, 2017. You know what that means-it's time to use up your points!


Big Changes Are Coming To Target’s Cartwheel App

Jessica Suss  |  August 11, 2017

If you're a loyal user of Target's Cartwheel app, listen up. Some serious changes are coming, and you're not going to like them.

IHOP To Buy Applebees Chain For $1.9 Billion

More than 150 Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants are closing

Sarah Kuta  |  August 10, 2017

Bad news for fans of Applebee’s and IHOP: The parent company for the two chains plans to close more than 150 restaurants. The parent company for both chains, DineEquity, says it plans to close between 105 and 135 Applebee’s locations…

Watch out: Scammers are targeting people with lost pets

Brittany Anas  |  August 10, 2017

About 15 percent of people reported losing a dog or cat in the past five years, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Most times, though, there’s a happy ending, as 85 percent of those…

Walmart Reports Drop In Quarterly Profits

Walmart’s new app means you can skip the checkout lines

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2017

Arguably the worst part of shopping is waiting in long checkout lines. Of course you could shop online, but sometimes you just want to try on that dress first to see how it looks or pick out the ripest-looking apple.…

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Bad News: Making More Money Means You’ll Have Less Vacation Time

Augusta Statz  |  August 9, 2017

Getting a bump in pay seems great, but it also comes with an increase in responsibility. A recent survey proves Americans have a hard time unplugging.

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

Everything You Need To Know About Amazon’s New Return Policy

Augusta Statz  |  August 9, 2017

Amazon's working to improve the shopping experience for customers, and their latest set of regulations makes it easier than ever before to return items.

Koehler Urges Higher Gas Prices

Here’s how to spot a credit card skimmer at the gas pump

Jessica Suss  |  August 7, 2017

Thieves can use a device called a credit card skimmer to steal your information, and they can do it while you fill up your gas tank. Here's what to know.

7 tips on how to protect yourself from this scam that targets home buyers

Tricia Goss  |  August 7, 2017

Buying your first home can be stressful, and even downright scary. You try so hard to be careful about everything involved in the house buying process, from meeting every appointment and deadline to reading the fine print before signing. Every…

Emirates Launches Daily A380 Flights From Dubai To Munich

Love to Fly? A projected pilot shortage means there are lots of job openings

Carrie Murphy  |  August 4, 2017

Love flying the friendly skies? Maybe you should consider getting your pilot’s license—a pilot job shortage is projected to seriously shock the aviation industry in the next two decades. As air travel continues to grow, employment as a pilot is…


NASA has a job opening for a planetary protection officer—and it pays six figures

Kate Streit  |  August 4, 2017

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. NASA has a real job opening that involves fighting aliens. The technical name for the position, which pays a salary above $100,000, is Planetary Protection Officer. It’s the officer’s responsibility to protect Earth…

This company plans to sell clothes out of a vending machine

Augusta Statz  |  August 3, 2017

Uniqlo announced plans to put vending machines that house jackets and more in major airports. Now, that's shopping made easy!

Smoking Ban Comes Into Effect In England

Another reason to kick the habit: A new study says you earn less money as a smoker

Kate Streit  |  August 3, 2017

If you’re a smoker looking for another reason to quit, you can add reduced income to your list of incentives to kick the habit. According to a study published recently by JAMA Internal Medicine, smokers were less likely become employed…

Amazon Holds News Conference

Sears Will Sell Kenmore Appliances On Amazon

Augusta Statz  |  August 3, 2017

After announcing the closing of 300 stores earlier this year, Sears has decided to start selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon.

This bride must pay $1 million for trashing a photographer’s reputation

Kate Streit  |  August 2, 2017

When Neely and Andrew Moldovan got married in 2014, they were not happy with their wedding photographer. The Dallas couple claimed that the photographer, Andrea Polito, was withholding images from their special day unless they agreed to pay a $125…

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This Is Why In-N-Out Pays Its Employees So Well

Augusta Statz  |  July 31, 2017

Not only is the fast food establishment praised for its delicious, Instagram-worthy foods, but it's also in the spotlight for how much it pays its workers.

Home Depot Posts Quarterly Earnings That Met Wall Street's Expectations

Man builds stairs for park after city council receives $65,000 estimate

Kenza Moller  |  July 28, 2017

Adi Astl, a retired mechanic living in Etobicoke, Ontario, heard that the city planned to spend $65,000 for a set of park stairs.

Wells Fargo Reports Quarterly Earnings Rise 13 Percent

You Might Be Entitled To Money From These 6 Class-Action Lawsuits

Carina Wolff  |  July 28, 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.Class-action lawsuits…

Amazon Holds News Conference

Jeff Bezos briefly surpasses Bill Gates as the world’s richest man

Kate Streit  |  July 28, 2017

There’s rich and then there’s Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos rich. The two billionaires are currently neck-and-neck for the title of “world’s richest man.” Microsoft founder Gates, who previously held the title, was briefly surpassed by Amazon CEO Bezos when…

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Spearhead A New Campaign Called Heads Together To End Stigma Around Mental Health.

Job alert—you could work for William, Kate and Harry

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  July 28, 2017

Attention fans of the British royal family, communications professionals and anyone who’s ever wanted to work at a real life palace: time to update your resume and iron your interviewing outfit. Kate, William and Harry are hiring. The job in…

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How the latest Airbnb phishing scam works

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  July 26, 2017

The latest Airbnb scam is scary, because it has left travelers stranded in foreign countries with large sums of money missing and no place to stay.

Study finds paying someone to do household chores can make you happier

Augusta Statz  |  July 25, 2017

They say "money can't buy you happiness," but some new scientific research suggests that's not entirely true. Spending money on things that give you extra time has a strong link to happiness.

University Students Celebrate Their Graduation

Why $5 billion in private student loan debt may be wiped away

Sarah Kuta  |  July 19, 2017

The devil’s in the details. Thousands of people might have their student loan debt may be wiped away forever—all because of missing or incorrect paperwork. The New York Times reported this week on a complicated legal battle between students and creditors. The…

HomeGoods Celebrates Grand Opening Of Its First Manhattan Location

HomeGoods reps finally reveal details about their spin-off store, Homesense

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  July 19, 2017

As if HomeGoods wasn't enough on its own, shoppers will soon have a new place to indulge: a spin-off store called Homesense.

Visa Plans Largest IPO In U.S. History

Visa wants businesses to get rid of cash

Jessica Suss  |  July 17, 2017

Visa wants us all to quit using cash. That's why they're shelling out $500,000 to help 50 small restaurants upgrade their payment systems and go cashless.

Verizon To Purchase AOL For 4.4 Billion

Verizon data breach: How to protect yourself

Sarah Kuta  |  July 13, 2017

Some bad news this week for Verizon customers: The company confirmed Wednesday that the personal information of 6 million customers leaked online.

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Denim retailer True Religion is closing 27 stores after filing for bankruptcy

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 7, 2017

Earlier this week, denim designer and retailer True Religion filed for bankruptcy. They now plan to close at least 27 stores.

Target Says goodbye to fashion lines Merona and Mossimo

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 6, 2017

Target is revamping its merchandise lineup, meaning some of the brands we've grown to know and love will disappear from stores.

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These are the stores Rue 21 is closing

Sarah Kuta  |  July 6, 2017

Like many other fashion retailers, Rue 21 recently filed for bankruptcy protection. The decision came after the company announced it would close 400 stores.

These scammers tried to use counterfeit money at Victoria’s Secret and failed

Jessica Suss  |  July 5, 2017

In today's episode of "World's Dumbest Criminals," two scammers attempted to use counterfeit money to scam Victoria's Secret and got caught.

This app helps you find paying side gigs in your city

Megan Fenno  |  July 2, 2017

With more people taking on side jobs, Shiftgigs is helping connect people with the gigs they're looking for through an easy-to-use mobile app.

EPA To Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes

How ‘Basic Economy’ airfares can actually cost you more money

Jessica Suss  |  July 1, 2017

If you were thinking about booking a basic economy ticket to save money on your next flight, you might want to think again.

Honest Company might owe you money if you purchased any of these products

Jessica Suss  |  June 30, 2017

If you purchased something from Jessica Alba's the Honest Company, you might be entitled to a cash payout, thanks to their lawsuit settlement.

Hackers Compete Their Skills At Seccon Cyber Security Contest

You could be eligible for money from a $45M class-action battery settlement

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 30, 2017

Did you buy a laptop, cordless power tool or camcorder between 2000-2011? If so, you could be eligible for money from a $44.95 million settlement.

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