3 Reasons To Pass On The Cable Company Router And Buy Your Own

Megan Fenno  |  February 7, 2017

After news broke last week that New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman is suing Time Warner Cable over internet speeds, it’s raising questions about whether it’s better to use equipment provided by cable companies or if it’s a wiser move to purchase your own. According to Consumerist, the lawsuit alleges that customers of Time Warner Cable and Charter …

Outlet Store Shopping May Not Actually Be The Deal You Thought It Was

Carina Wolff  |  January 31, 2017

Shopping at an outlet mall can seem like stepping into heaven. You’ve got all your favorite items from high-end brands at a much affordable price. But sometimes when something seems too good to be true, it actually is. It turns out, outlet stores might not be quite the value we’ve always thought they were. It’s hard …

8 Items You Should Always Buy At Dollar Tree

Carina Wolff  |  January 30, 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.Going on a trip to a dollar store is always fun, but it’s easy to load up …

How To Know If Car Repairs Are Worth The Cost

Sarah Kuta  |  January 30, 2017

There comes a point in every car’s life where you find yourself swearing outside the mechanic shop because he says you need new brakes, new tires and (it feels like) new everything. It’s all totally necessary and, of course, going to cost a fortune. Sure, it can be hard to let go of your vehicle. …

59% Of Americans Don’t Have Enough Money To Cover An Emergency

Augusta Statz  |  January 24, 2017

Most of us grew up being taught to put money away for a rainy day, but as we know, saving is not always easy—and it’s certainly not always possible. Over the past couple years, Bankrate has delved into how Americans contend with unexpected spending. When there’s an emergency, do we reach for our credit cards? Cut back spending …

Here’s How LinkedIn Could Get You a 20 Percent Salary Increase

Brittany Anas  |  January 23, 2017

You already turn to LinkedIn when you’re looking for a new job or want to network with other professionals within your industry. But, did you know LinkedIn could also help you nab a pay raise? Here’s how: The professional social networking site started offering classes last fall through LinkedIn Learning, which offers hundreds of courses. …

Here’s How Much It Costs To Raise A Child Today (Not Including College!)

Jessica Suss  |  January 17, 2017

The latest data on how much it costs to raise a child has been published, and it’s not pretty. According to an article from Forbes, raising a child born in 2015 will cost parents, on average, a whopping $233,610. The research comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a closer look at the numbers is pretty stunning. …

Amazon Is Hiring 100,000 Full-Time Workers: Here’s How To Apply

Andrew Krehbiel  |  January 16, 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.Do you spend half of your income every month on Amazon? It’s easy to do! From books …

If You’re Giving To Charity, These Are The Ones You’ll Want To Support

Carina Wolff  |  December 22, 2016

Holiday season aligns with an uptick in charitable donations, as an estimated third of all charitable donations come in during the last three months of the year. Donating to a good cause is a great way to spread cheer and help people in need, but if you’re donating money, you’re going to want to make sure …

10 Things That Will Be Cheaper In 2017

With the start of each new year, we expect an inevitable rise in prices. And, in fact, experts expect a hike on everything from rent to food to Chicago Cubs’ baseball tickets this coming year. But as most prices are rising, there are a few things that will actually be cheaper in 2017.

Check out this list, and get excited. We can all eat guacamole again!

1. Beef

Where’s the beef? It’s on sale! Citing higher beef production forecasts and a large amount of beef held in cold storage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says beef prices will drop in 2017.

2. Avocados

As insane as it seems, guacamole has become a luxury item. Due to grower strikes and short supply, folks are paying nearly $3 for a single avocado. But there is good news on the horizon. The Avocado Producers and Exporting Packers Association of Mexico (APEAM) says prices are finally set to drop in 2017.

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3. Smart Watches

With Apple expected to release the Apple Watch Series 3 in 2017, it is believed the Series 2 watch will see a pretty significant price drop next year. Some analysts expect other manufacturers to lower prices, too, in an effort to increase demand of a category that has seen less favorable sales in recent months.


4. Electric Vehicles

The Chevrolet Bolt EV was named the 2017 Car of the Year, and rightfully so.  This special car will travel up to 238 miles on a single charge, and costs only $29,995 after a federal tax rebate.

In other exciting low-cost EV news, Tesla is expected to release their Model 3 mass-market sedan in 2017 with a $35,000 price tag.

Take That, Scalpers! Congress Just Passed A Bill To Help Lower Ticket Prices To Concerts & Other Events

Andrew Krehbiel  |  December 15, 2016

If you want to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox, see The Boss in concert or catch Hamilton on Broadway, you have to be a) extremely lucky and b) you also have to make sure you’re online and ready to purchase at the exact time these tickets go on sale. If you miss your chance to …

Woman’s Phone Cord Sparks Fire

John Matarese  |  November 17, 2016

A few weeks ago Apple warned about counterfeit iPhone cords and chargers, and the overheating and fire risks they can present. Now one woman wants everyone to know the risks of buying non Apple-certified accessories, saying she’s lucky her house didn’t burn down. ‘I just heard an explosion’ Katie Skerchock grabbed her iPhone one recent …

Beware these hidden fees on travel packages

John Matarese  |  November 14, 2016

This is the time of year many of us start booking our springtime vacations. And so ads are popping up everywhere for cruises and resort packages. But beware: A new report says many of those packages come with hundreds of dollars in hidden fees. A catch with Caribbean trips Let’s say you saw an ad …

These class-action cases can get you free money

John Matarese  |  November 8, 2016

Colin Rowland is a graphic artist, working on his latest project at the Ft. Thomas Coffee Shop in Northern Kentucky. He always likes a little extra cash to help him put together his next gallery show. So whenever he’s notified about a class-action settlement that he’s eligible for, he jumps on it. He recalled one …

UPDATE: Where are Duke Energy settlement checks?

John Matarese  |  November 7, 2016

UPDATE 10/27/16: Hundreds of Ohio Duke Energy customers have reached out to 9 on Your Side and WCPO.com in recent weeks to ask: “Where’s our money from the Duke Energy settlement?” The good news: the money is on its way, and applications have all been processed. The bad news: the checks, which could be as …

Amazon vs Sam’s Club vs Costco

John Matarese  |  November 7, 2016

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.If you want to save money on household products, the best way to do that for years …

Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Target toy books released

John Matarese  |  November 3, 2016

If you were a child during a certain time in the 70’s or 80’s, no doubt you remember the Sears Wish Book. It was a giant (or so it seemed to a 7 year old) book filled with all sorts of toys, bicycles, toy kitchen sets, robots, and other things kids dreamed of for the …

9 companies hiring thousands for the holidays

John Matarese  |  November 3, 2016

Looking for some part time work, resume-building experience, or just want some extra money for the holidays? Then you may want to know about 9 major companies hiring thousands of workers from now through Christmas Day. The National Retail Federation expects stores to hire almost 700 thousand temporary workers over the next few weeks Money …

Earn money selling your stuff on Facebook

John Matarese  |  November 3, 2016

UPDATED 10/3/16: Want to sell some old stuff? You can always hold a yard sale, but that’s a ton of work. Then there’s Craigslist, but that opens you up to all  sorts of creepy people emailing you, to say nothing of the foreign scammers who want to send you a bogus check. But now there’s …

Warning signs your company is a sinking ship

John Matarese  |  October 31, 2016

As we head toward year’s end….how is your job?    Better yet, how is your company? A new report lists the warning signs that you may be on a sinking ship, and that now may be a good time to think of bailing. How to Know There’s Trouble Ahead The workplace is a land of claustrophobic …

More confusion over absentee ballot postage

John Matarese  |  October 26, 2016

UPDATE 10/26/16: One week after 9 On Your Side’s first report on absentee ballot confusion, our newsroom continues to receive emails from voters who say their ballot does not tell them how many stamps are required. At the same time, one county apparently has a typo in their instruction sheet, adding to the confusion. (Read …

Facebook privacy notice is a hoax…again

John Matarese  |  October 18, 2016

UPDATED 10/18/16 It’s baaaack!  Once again in October 2016, millions of Facebook users are sharing and posting a “privacy notice” that tells Facebook it cannot re-distribute any of your postings or photos. This comes after another warning that claims all your Facebook postings and photos you have ever posted will go public this week.  But …

Confusing PCH contest angers entrants

John Matarese  |  October 18, 2016

Imagine scratching off a sweepstakes ticket and discovering you just won $1 million. That’s what happened to a Northern Kentucky man, until he realized that matching all the numbers doesn’t necessarily mean you are a winner, unlike a state lotto scratch-off. One Million Dollars! We’ve all dreamed of having the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol …

Four iPhone 7 bugs, including “connection hell”

John Matarese  |  October 17, 2016

UPDATED 10/12/16: Apple’s new iPhone 7 has been out for barely a month, but already complaints are popping up about some bugs in the new phone. The good news is that millions of people now have the new phones, and most report them trouble-free. There’s no “Bendgate,” like with the first iPhone 6, and no “Antennagate” …

Phantom warning codes plague some Hondas

John Matarese  |  October 14, 2016

We love high tech cars, with lane departure  warnings, backup cameras, and more. But woman claims her high tech vehicle seems more like Hal the computer from the movie 2001 than the car she thought she was buying. Warning Messages Start Popping Up Amy Bond loved her new 2016 Honda Civic, until it started nagging …

Here’s why Grandpa falls for Grandparent Scams

John Matarese  |  October 7, 2016

Most of us think we are smart enough to never fall for a phone scam, like those fake IRS agents threatening to arrest us, who have been targeting taxpayers for 3 or 4 years now. But when a caller claims to be a close relative in distress, all rationale can go out the window.  Your …

Could iOS 10 be draining your data faster?

John Matarese  |  October 3, 2016

As millions of iPhone owners upgrade to Apple’s new iOS 10, most are happy with the changes. But a few report their battery is draining faster, and some, including one Cincinnati-area man, say they are suddenly burning through more data. Philip Steele made the upgrade to iOS 10 last week. But just days later, he …

Mom loses $3,000 to work-from-home scam

John Matarese  |  September 26, 2016

Many of us would love to make a little extra money working at home. But before you search for a part time job, one woman has a warning for you, because she just lost thousands of dollars to a work-from-home scam. Posts Resume Online Hope Catazaro is a busy mom trying to put food on …

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10 secrets that will help you save even more money at Target

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 25, 2015

As one of the largest general merchandise retailers in the U.S., shopping at Target is considered an outing of sorts for many. The store has become so beloved over the years that it has inspired countless memes about going to Target for just one thing and leaving with a full cart. It’s such a popular …