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Costco shuts down its online photo center

Scripps News  |  February 22, 2023

Costco is no longer taking orders through its online photo center. The company is now linking customers over to Shutterfly. Costco members can still get discounted pricing, but will no longer be dealing with Costco directly. Shutterfly says Costco members…

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145,000 cans of plant-based infant formula recalled

Scripps News  |  February 21, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based infant formula were recalled for possible Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. The FDA said that the recall was done as a precaution as there have been…

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10 class-action settlements that could get you free money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 21, 2023

People make mistakes — and so do companies. But since the errors companies may make can affect many of their customers, they can be very costly. Civil class-action lawsuits are filed all the time to allow customers to recoup losses…

A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.

Chipotle to launch new restaurant concept focused on healthy foods

Scripps News  |  February 21, 2023

Fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle announced it is opening a new restaurant concept in Santa Monica, California, focused on healthy foods that include proteins, greens, grains and vegetables. Farmesa will serve a variety of bowls for between $11.95 and $16.95 each.…

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Thinking about moving? Most tax-friendly states seeing largest population gains

Scripps News  |  February 20, 2023

A new analysis by MoneyGeek indicates states that are the most tax-friendly are also ones that are growing. MoneyGeek’s data looked at total local and state tax burdens through variables like income, sales and property taxes. MoneyGeek gave each state…

Consumer Reports reveals its top cars for 2023

Scripps News  |  February 19, 2023

An increase in new car inventory is expected to lead to a rise in sales in 2023. Edmunds is forecasting that 14.8 million new cars will be sold in 2023. That’s about 1 million more than were sold in 2022.…

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Walmart plans to close ‘underperforming’ store locations

Scripps News  |  February 17, 2023

Retail giant Walmart announced that it plans to shutter at least seven stores citing profitability issues after what it called a “thorough review process.” The company recently announced that it would close five other locations including in New Mexico that…

Yale’s most popular class is available to take online for free

Tricia Goss  |  February 17, 2023

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.Yale University’s…

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These 8 U.S. universities produced the most multi-millionaires

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 17, 2023

If you have hopes of landing a career that will make you a millionaire one day, a new report shows which universities you may want to consider when filling out applications. According to a new wealth report by London-based consultancy…

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Busch Light will pay one fan $2 million if Kevin Harvick wins Daytona 500

Marie Rossiter  |  February 17, 2023

NASCAR fans would probably tell you few things are better than experiencing a race with a cold beer in their hand. When it’s the Daytona 500, one of the world’s most famous events, it’s a must-watch event. This year’s Daytona…

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Early IRS data show returns are smaller this tax season

Scripps News  |  February 17, 2023

Internal Revenue Service data of returns filed by Feb. 3 indicate refunds are smaller this year than last tax season. The data mean of the 8 million refunds processed in the early weeks of tax season, the average refund was $1,963,…

Tesla recalls more than 300K vehicles due to self-driving software issues

Scripps News  |  February 16, 2023

Tesla is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles that are equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta software. The recall includes certain 2016-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles as well as 2017-2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles. According to documents…

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U.S. cities where housing markets are growing fastest

Brittany Anas  |  February 16, 2023

When you think of red-hot real estate markets, you probably think of the giants — like New York City, San Francisco and Boston. Some other cities that have been garnering some buzz lately, like Denver and Austin, may also come…

Ikea recalls swivel chairs after users reportedly fell

Scripps News  |  February 15, 2023

Ikea has recalled Odger swivel chairs in the anthracite color after consumers reported the chairs’ legs can break, causing users to fall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. There have been four reported instances of the legs breaking, resulting in…

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Microsoft has permanently disabled Internet Explorer

Marie Rossiter  |  February 15, 2023

Microsoft announced it was permanently disabling Internet Explorer, one of the first web browsers available to the public, via a software update on Feb. 14. “The out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application was permanently disabled on certain versions of…

How to do Valentine’s Day on a budget—without looking cheap

John Matarese  |  February 14, 2023

Tuesday is Valentine’s day, and if you haven’t ordered flowers yet, it is going to be very expensive. But the good news is that there are many last-minute gifts that show your love without breaking the bank. A classic that…

IRS delivers ruling on whether state stimulus checks are taxable

Scripps News  |  February 13, 2023

Taxpayers in 21 states can move forward with filing their tax returns after the Internal Revenue Service ruled that state stimulus checks are not taxable. As tax season got underway, the IRS urged those in states where stimulus checks were…

How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers Amid High Prices

John Matarese  |  February 13, 2023

Flowers are a go-to gift for Valentine’s Day, but if you wait too long this year, the prices might just break your heart. A dozen roses can cost $50, $60 or $70 at many florists these days as inflation takes…

How to Save Money on Your Super Bowl Party

John Matarese  |  February 11, 2023

Even if your favorite team isn’t playing this Super Bowl Sunday, there’s always something to look forward to, like a gathering with friends and all that party food. But, prices on Super Bowl snacks will add up this year, thanks…

Beware of sports merchandise scams before the Super Bowl and March Madness

John Matarese  |  February 10, 2023

The Super Bowl is just days away, and March Madness is right around the corner. And no matter if your team is in the big game or not, fans are always up for some new gear. But before you buy…

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Bed Bath & Beyond releases list of stores due to close

Scripps News  |  February 10, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond is on track to close 150 stores as it struggles financially in a crowded market for home goods. The retailer initiated a new merchandising and inventory strategy in the third quarter. However, Sue Gove, president and…

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Chicken wing prices are down 22% ahead of Super Bowl

Scripps News  |  February 9, 2023

It’s a chicken or egg question. Why are egg prices still high while chicken wing prices are falling? Just in time for Super Bowl parties, a new consumer price report from Wells Fargo using U.S. Department of Agriculture data reveals…

Fabuloso cleaner recalled due to bacteria risk

Scripps News  |  February 8, 2023

Nearly 5 million bottles of Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaners are being recalled because they may contain a type of bacteria that could be harmful to people with compromised immune systems, federal officials said. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the…

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Southwest credit cards’ Companion Pass welcome bonus is back

Tricia Goss  |  February 8, 2023

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’re…

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Planning a home project? Here’s how supplies and prices will be in 2023

John Matarese  |  February 8, 2023

If you’re thinking of fixing up your home this spring or summer, you are not alone. With high home prices and mortgage rates this year, many homeowners are choosing to remodel instead of move. So you may want to know…

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AMC Theatres will base ticket cost on seat location

Tricia Goss  |  February 7, 2023

Are you looking to save a little money at the movies? Where you sit could make a difference. AMC Theatres has recently announced the introduction of Sightline, a program that provides moviegoers with multiple seating options at their theaters. With…

Cash money on money counter

Take the Frugal February challenge and rebuild your savings after the holidays

John Matarese  |  February 7, 2023

Many people just wrapped up Dry January as a way to cut back on drinking this year. Rachel Vogel is among those who avoided alcohol during the last month. “I drank lots of water, lots of lemonade, lots of Diet…

You can get paid $1,000 to watch movies like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘A League of Their Own’

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 6, 2023

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…

Scammers are luring job-hunters with fake remote jobs

John Matarese  |  February 6, 2023

Whether full-time or part-time, work-from-home job postings are still in high demand, especially as more companies ask workers to return to the office in 2023. Unfortunately, scammers are taking notice. If you are hunting on popular job sites, the Federal…

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Banana Boat expands sunscreen recall due to carcinogen

Scripps News  |  February 3, 2023

Banana Boat is expanding its recall of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 due to the presence of benzene, which is classified as a human carcinogen. Edgewell Personal Care Company says an additional batch of the sunscreen…

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2.5 million pounds of canned meat products recalled

Scripps News  |  February 3, 2023

Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling more than 2.5 million pounds of canned meat and poultry products amid contamination concerns. According to a notice from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled products have a packaging defect that may cause them to…

A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.

Chipotle seeking to hire 15K new employees

Scripps News  |  January 31, 2023

Chipotle is looking to hire 15,000 new employees. The fast-food chain said in a statement it wants to be fully staffed for “burrito season,” the period from March to May when the company does the most business. “Our restaurant teams…

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10 best cities for first-time homebuyers in 2023

Tricia Goss  |  January 31, 2023

Buying a first home is an exciting and daunting experience. But despite recent corrections, home prices remain expensive. Of the 100 largest U.S. cities, a mere three have more than 50% of homes at or below the price point achievable…

Family walks in airport terminal with suitcases

How to navigate Airbnb’s changes to avoid confusion

John Matarese  |  January 31, 2023

If you’re looking to rent a home or condo for spring travel, you might notice some changes on Airbnb, as well as some other home rental websites. They are designed to help travelers and hosts by making booking simpler and…

Ford recalls nearly 400K vehicles over ‘blue screen’ camera problems

Scripps News  |  January 30, 2023

Ford is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles because their 360-degree camera may not work properly. The recall involves 2020-2023 Explorers, Lincoln Aviators and 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsairs. Ford says the video output on the camera may fail, preventing the rearview camera image…

Cute dog plays with toy

Your pet could earn $10,000 as PetSmart’s new ‘Chief Toy Tester’

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 26, 2023

If your four-legged family member can’t get enough toys — and isn’t shy about hopping in front of a camera — PetSmart may want to hire them for the role of a lifetime. The pet store chain is in need…

Walmart giving raises to new, current employees

Scripps News  |  January 26, 2023

Some Walmart employees may be getting a raise. In a memo to employees, John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said the company is taking numerous steps to invest in employees, including by offering raises to current and new…

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Amazon launches $5-a-month unlimited prescriptions for Prime members

Scripps News  |  January 25, 2023

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.The average…

It’s not just eggs—other foods are also more expensive right now

John Matarese  |  January 25, 2023

You may have heard that inflation is down overall this month. So, why are groceries still so expensive? If you talk to almost any shopper at the checkout line these days, you’ll get an earful about grocery prices. “It’s really…

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Price of Forever stamp rises to 63 cents

Scripps News  |  January 24, 2023

Mailing a letter will cost more in 2023. The cost of a Forever stamp jumped from 60 cents to 63 cents on Sunday. The cost of mailing a postcard also increased. It went from 44 cents to 48 cents. The…

Which American cities are experiencing the most rising inflation in 2023?

Scripps News  |  January 24, 2023

Inflation is a global phenomenon affecting the cost of living worldwide. But in 2023, some U.S. cities are experiencing higher inflation rates than others. From rising food prices to increased housing costs, identifying which cities have the highest inflation is…

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Salvage grocery stores are booming as food prices soar

John Matarese  |  January 24, 2023

As Americans face rising prices, business is booming at salvage grocery stores. Places like Esh’s, a market in Colorado, do things differently to make groceries more affordable. Among all the items they sell, some items might be nearing their expiration…

Accountant works on taxes

Tax season is here—here’s how to prepare and avoid a refund delay

John Matarese  |  January 23, 2023

Monday, Jan. 23 is the official start of the 2023 tax filing season, meaning that it is now time to get your tax information in order. Filing early is especially important these days if you don’t want a possible delay…

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Wells Fargo might owe you money following $3.7 billion settlement

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 23, 2023

If you had a Wells Fargo account anytime between 2011 and 2022, you may be owed some money. The financial services company reached a $3.7 billion settlement late last year with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the agency took…

Americans lost $40B to phishing scams in 2022, report finds

Scripps News  |  January 22, 2023

We’re getting our first look at just how much money Americans lost to phishing scams—those phony texts or calls or even Internet ads that try to get money or information out of you. A report by TrueCaller, an app that…

Starbucks bag ready for delivery

DoorDash will offer Starbucks delivery in all 50 states by March

Kathleen St. John  |  January 20, 2023

Coffee lovers all over the U.S. will soon have a new option for getting their daily dose of caffeine: Starbucks delivery right to their front door. A DoorDash press release announced the news on Jan. 17, saying the new service…

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These used cars are no longer considered affordable

John Matarese  |  January 19, 2023

Used car and truck prices are dropping, according to the latest government data. However, a new report says some popular models once considered to be “affordable” are now anything but. Robbie Marx is looking for a used van, and says…

Unused 529 college savings can be rolled into a Roth IRA starting next year

Scripps News  |  January 19, 2023

A 529 plan is an education savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. It is sponsored by states, state agencies or educational institutions and offers tax advantages and potentially other incentives to make it easier for families…

You can win Barilla heart-shaped pasta for Valentine’s Day—and a trip to Italy

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 19, 2023

Pasta brand Barilla is making Valentine’s Day extra special this year by giving away boxes of their new heart-shaped pasta and, for one very lucky fan, a once-in-lifetime vacation. The new limited-edition Barilla Love shape is inspired by one of…

Flight attendants stand in front of private jet

Netflix has a job opening for a flight attendant on a private jet—and it pays up to $385,000

Marie Rossiter  |  January 18, 2023

Netflix, one of the entertainment industry’s leading streaming services, recently posted an unusual job opening. Someone looking for a job at Netflix might expect to find listings in programming, marketing or something similar. However, this new career opportunity will allow…

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