Father’s Day Crafts You Can Make For (Or With!) Dad

Kate Streit  |  June 6, 2019

Store-bought presents are nice, but most dads would probably agree that the best present they could receive on Father’s Day comes from the heart. If you’re looking for fun and meaningful crafts your kids can make for Dad, look no further — check out these four cool crafting projects that will make for a memorable …

Online Retailer Amazon Launches In Australia

What Is Prime Day?

Augusta Statz  |  June 5, 2019

If you haven’t ever taken advantage of Prime Day through Amazon, this could be the year to do it. Prime Day is a major savings event — comparable to Black Friday or Cyber Monday — but it’s only available to Amazon Prime members. You may still be on the fence about paying for Prime. But …

Here’s the value of $1 in each state, according to recent data

Brittany Anas  |  June 3, 2019

A dollar, as it turns out, is not always worth a dollar. Rather, it varies — and by quite a lot — depending on where you’re at in the United States, according to a new analysis from 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and commentary website. You might move to a new state for the …

Family Dollar Will Start Selling Alcohol At 1,000 Stores

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 31, 2019

There comes a time during every summer when you realize you forgot to get your wine or liquor for your barbeque, pool party or beach day. So, the more places you can run to quickly to grab some, the better! And we now have one more for you to add to your list. Family Dollar …

Bath & Body Works Is Selling Hand Soaps For Less Than $4

Kate Streit  |  May 30, 2019

Now is the time to stock up on hand soaps, because for a limited time, Bath & Body Works has hand soaps on sale, offering five hand soaps for $23. These soaps are normally priced at $6.50 each, so this is a great deal, and it’s valid both in stores and online. To make it …

Chris Madden Emerges As A Competitor To Martha Stewart

Stock Up On Summer Sandals For As Little As $15 A Pair At JCPenney

Marie Rossiter  |  May 29, 2019

Getting ready for summer means breaking out the shorts, t-shirts and, of course, some fabulous sandals to enjoy time outdoors. JCPenney has some sensational sales just in time for you to update your summer look — whether you want to change your wardrobe style or even your home! From now until June 2, JCPenney shoppers …

Online Retailer Amazon Launches In Australia

If You Shop Online, This Web Browser Extension Could Save You A Lot Of Money

Augusta Statz  |  May 29, 2019

If you’re doing a great deal of your shopping online, you need to know about Wikibuy. This is a Chrome web extension that can be added to your Chrome toolbar for free — and when you add it, you could wind up saving yourself quite a bit of time and money. Wikibuy scours the internet …

The 3 best laundry detergents

Stephanie Faris  |  May 29, 2019

Why We Like It: Using this detergent in our tests, clothes seemed softer and towels fluffier than with all other detergents. Although it isn’t as lightly scented as other detergents, we found the smell to be pleasant and not overwhelming at all. If you’re looking for an all-around great detergent, you can’t go wrong with …

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The 3 best oral irrigators

Kate Streit  |  May 29, 2019

Why We Like It: This model came out on top because it left my mouth feeling totally clean and refreshed. It’s also the first in its category to receive the ADA Seal of Approval, and it comes packed with useful extras, like LED indicators, a hydro-pulse massage mode, seven tips and 10 water pressure settings. …

The 3 best soda makers

Lauren Murphy  |  May 29, 2019

Why We Like It: In our testing, this soda maker produced reliable carbonation every time — if you drink sparkling water daily, this model is for you. You’ll find that it’s simple, portable and looks sleek and modern on your countertop. Photo by Kristin Forte/Simplemost Plus, it comes with everything you need to get started …

The Best Travel Deals on Groupon Right Now

Chelsea Davis  |  May 23, 2019

Kids are about to be out of school and the weather is just heating up — so why not plan the ultimate summer vacation for you and the family? We’ve scoured Groupon.com for the best and coolest trip ideas that just happen to also be wallet-friendly. From waterparks and beach fronts to bustling cities and …

‘Sesame Street’ Kids Toms Shoes Are On Sale For $33.99 (Regularly $44)

Marie Rossiter  |  May 21, 2019

Does your child need new shoes for the summer? TOMS.com has great deals that can save you some cash on the popular “Sesame Street” X TOMS sneakers. If you’ve never seen these shoes before, they are almost too cute for words! For a limited time, there is a special offer of 25% off any sale …

8 Travel Accessories You Can Get On Amazon for $15 Or Less

Augusta Statz  |  May 16, 2019

With summer right around the corner, now’s the time to book a vacation for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Whether you’re loading up the car for a road trip or headed to the airport, these travel accessories are bound to come in handy. And since you’ll need your money for things like flights and places …

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Walmart Will Offer Free Next-Day Delivery On Orders Over $35

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 16, 2019

If you’ve ever ordered something online that you were seriously excited about, you know the wait to receive it can be excruciating. Now, some big online retailers are reducing that wait time. Amazon announced a few weeks ago that it was in the process of changing their standard two-day shipping with Amazon Prime to next-day …

5 Clever Ways to Use a Mandoline Slicer

Brittany Anas  |  May 14, 2019

My slowcooker, Instant Pot and skillet are the workhorses in my kitchen, helping me meal prep and cook most meals. But my mandoline slicer? It’s a show-off, and admittedly one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. With grace and precision, it slices cheese for Pinterest-perfect charcuterie boards and turns zucchini into super-slim ribbons I use to …

TCBY is giving away free yogurt on Mother’s Day

Brittany Anas  |  May 8, 2019

Moms, TCBY has a sweet treat for you this Mother’s Day: Free fro-yo! The frozen yogurt company made the announcement on Facebook, telling fans to “swirl by your local TCBY this Mother’s Day” and treat your mom (or yourself, if you’re a mom!) to a 6-ounce frozen yogurt for free. The deal is good on …

How to Make Homemade Lacroix That Tastes Just As Good As Store-Bought

Kate Streit  |  May 6, 2019

Love the sip on LaCroix all day long? Lots of people are obsessed with the zero-calorie bubbly beverage, but if you drink enough of the stuff, it can start to burn a hole in your wallet. Did you know you can actually make your own copycat LaCroix at home and save tons of money in …

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You Can Get A Mother’s Day Tote For $30 At Bath & Body Works ($117 Value)

Marie Rossiter  |  May 1, 2019

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12, and time is running short to pick up the perfect gift. But, it’s not too late to find something special and save some money, too. Bath & Body Works is offering an exclusive, limited-edition tote bag packed with special items she needs to get some self-care and …

Your Gender Can No Longer Be Used to Calculate Car Insurance Rates in Some States

Haley Velasco  |  April 30, 2019

Good news for California drivers! Car insurance could be getting less expensive for certain customers. The Golden State has become the seventh U.S. state to ban auto insurers from using gender to calculate customer rates. California joins Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and some parts of Michigan in this trend. Currently, the average annual …

Parents Are Going Into Debt Because Of Their Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

Haley Velasco  |  April 30, 2019

Signing kids up for extracurriculars — from soccer to music lessons to ballet — is costing parents big time. In fact, according to a new survey, almost two-thirds of moms and dads (62%) have gone into debt to pay for those activities. And for some, it’s not a small amount of debt. Almost one in …

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What to buy and what to skip at Aldi

John Matarese  |  April 29, 2019

Aldi has shaken up the grocery scene the past couple of years, moving from a small retailer of cheap no-name products to a major threat to big supermarkets. The German grocer is expanding into a 2,000-store deep discount chain across the U.S. So if one has opened near you, you may want to know the …

An Amazon Fulfilment Centre Prepares For Black Friday

People Say They Are Accidentally Joining Amazon Prime Without Realizing It

John Matarese  |  April 25, 2019

A growing number of people do not want to be Amazon Prime members these days, because they feel they don’t order enough items to justify the $119 annual cost. But some people are saying they were signed up for Prime without their permission, simply because they bought something on Amazon, and asked for free shipping. …

5 Homemade Condiment Recipes That Take Just 5 Minutes

Kate Streit  |  April 24, 2019

Making your own condiments sounds like one of those projects that sounds good in theory, but is unlikely to actually happen because of how much time it would take. Not so fast! You may be surprised to learn that several common condiments can be whipped up in a flash. What’s more, they often taste better …

Small But Important Products You Might Overlook For Your First Baby

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 24, 2019

It is no secret that babies can be expensive. A newborn baby will cost his or her parents around $12,000 before their first birthday. That doesn’t even take into account the money parents spend before their bundle of joy even arrives, on prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. That is why it is important to make …

Kids Can Get A Movie Ticket, Popcorn, Drink And Snack For $4 At AMC Theatres This Summer

Augusta Statz  |  April 24, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, and AMC theatres is offering a sweet escape from the heat for parents and kids. Throughout the entire summer, AMC will be hosting a Summer Movie Camp, which offers kid-friendly movie screenings with a KidsPack containing popcorn, a drink and a pack of AMC Frooti Tootis — all for …

Sam’s Club Has The Lowest Prices On Pet Food, According To A New Report

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  April 24, 2019

As pet owners, we all want to feed our animals the best quality food we can at the most affordable price. That’s why we were very interested in the results of a recent study by the non-profit organization Checkbook.org that looked at the best places to shop for pet food. The report compared prices for 11 …

Chrysler Reports 16 Percent Sales Jump In November

These cars hold their value the best over a five-year span

John Matarese  |  April 23, 2019

When buying a car, everyone wants a good deal. But there’s one part of the decision-making process many skip, and it can turn out to be very costly in the end. When looking for a new ride, most are concerned about the interior space — the touchscreen and cameras, handling, and of course how soft …

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Save Up To $100 At Big Lots With This Coupon

Kate Streit  |  April 23, 2019

Right now, you can score huge discounts at Big Lots both online and in-store with this coupon. Now through May 4, you can get $10 off purchases of $50, $20 off purchases of $100, $40 off purchases of $200 and $100 off purchases of $500. The sale applies to categories throughout the store, so whether …

SNAP Recipients Can Now Order Groceries Online From Walmart And Amazon

Augusta Statz  |  April 19, 2019

The USDA just announced the rollout of a pilot program that will change the way those using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will be able to shop for groceries. For the first time ever, SNAP users shopping with what’s commonly referred to as food stamps will be able to shop for food online …

California Begins Furloughs For State Jobs

These DMV lookalike websites trick drivers into paying a fee

John Matarese  |  April 17, 2019

Drivers who apply for new license plate tags should be careful how they do it, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB has received dozens of complaints about lookalike BMV and DMV websites, and one driver says he fell for a phony site. Brian Morgan recently received a letter explaining it was time …

6 Clever Ways To Find Cheap Formal Dresses For Prom

Kate Streit  |  April 16, 2019

Prom season is almost upon us, which means high schoolers everywhere are on the hunt for the perfect frock to rock on their big night. As exciting as the dance is, a formal gown can burn a major a hole in your wallet. However, you don’t have to spend a ton to look spectacular on …

Dairy Queen Payment Systems Breached By Hackers

Dairy Queen Has 2 For $4 Ice Cream At Treat Night

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 16, 2019

As warm weather begins to grace many parts of the country, Dairy Queen is officially celebrating with their awesome 2 for $4 Treat Night deal. Yes, nighttime just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to DQ’S Treat Night. As soon as the clock strikes 8 p.m., you can get any two medium sundaes or dipped …

Osh Kosh B’Gosh Has A Buy 1, Get 2 Free Deal On Tanks, Shorts and Skirts

Augusta Statz  |  April 15, 2019

Now’s the time to rack up on warm weather essentials for the kids. Osh Kosh B’Gosh is having a buy one, get two free sale on tanks, shorts and skirts now, and you won’t want to miss on this chance to save. Everything from baby to boys’ and girls’ sizes are included in the sale. …

6 Tips For Designing The Ultimate Home Theater Your Family Will Love

Augusta Statz  |  April 15, 2019

You can’t beat the theater as far as movie-viewing quality is concerned, but going out in traffic, paying for tickets and snacks and finding the optimal seat can put a damper on the fun. So if you could recreate theater-style big-screen viewing at home — you’d choose to do that instead, right? Umm, you bet! …

15 Ways To Treat Yourself With Your Tax Refund

Jennifer Nied  |  April 12, 2019

‘Tis the season for tax refunds and, while there are many practical ways you can use yours, you can’t spell refund without fun! Which is why many experts suggest devoting around 10% of your refund to something purely fun and the rest to practical things like savings, paying off debt and charitable gifts. And keep …

New Turkish Law Allows Government Control Of Media Outlets And Internet Content

The Price Of YouTube TV Is Going Up—Here’s What You Need To Know

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 12, 2019

If you recently cut the cord and ditched cable for a streaming service that you can watch on your TV or home theater projector, chances are you’re saving quite a bit of cash. However, the price you’re paying for your streaming services now isn’t going to last forever, so odds are you’ll be paying a …

Disney Announced The Details On Its Upcoming Streaming Service, Disney Plus—Including How Much It Will Cost

Augusta Statz  |  April 12, 2019

If you were on the fence about adding yet another subscription service to your running list of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, this news might make you think about adding one more. In a presentation that took place on the Disney lot in California, Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, unveiled Disney Plus, announcing …

This Is The Right Way To Clean an Electric Blanket

Augusta Statz  |  April 11, 2019

You’ve done the research to find the best electric blanket out there, and it’s kept you toasty warm all winter. Now that it’s spring, you’d probably like to clean it. You may think that it’s nearly impossible to clean an electric blanket, given the wiring on the inside, but it turns out that you can …

You may be eligible for a free audiobook from the Audible class action settlement

Kathleen St. John  |  April 10, 2019

Hey you, with the headphones: Are you an Audible customer? If you signed up for Amazon’s audiobook service — or received it as a gift — before August 2018, you could get a free book from a recent lawsuit settlement. Several lawsuits have alleged that Audible and its parent company, Amazon, didn’t properly inform customers …

Thousands Of People Love These Comfy (And Cheap) Sandals

Augusta Statz  |  April 8, 2019

The search for the perfect sandal may have finally come to an end. Amazon customers swear by these affordable, cute and comfy sandals for spring and summer. So, these might just be the exact shoe you want to slip into once the warm weather is here to stay. The Sanuk Women’s Yoga Sling 2 sandal …

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Movie Tickets Are Selling for Almost $10,000 on eBay

Augusta Statz  |  April 5, 2019

It’s safe to say the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere is going to be a must-see movie event. The movie is set to hit theaters on April 26, and fans of the Marvel franchise are willing to pay a lot of money to be among the first people who get to see the film. No spoilers for …

The ultimate guide to saving for college

Jessica Sillers  |  April 5, 2019

As a parent of a 3-year-old, I’m just trying to get through my daughter’s current tantrum phase — figuring out the best way to save for college feels all but impossible. Even though I started saving before she was a year old, it’s tough to shake the anxiety over whether I’m saving enough. So I …

Tax Consultants Prepare For New Tax Guidelines

This Map Shows Where You’re Most Likely to Be Audited by the IRS

Kate Streit  |  April 4, 2019

The prospect of being audited by the IRS makes most people feel pretty nervous. Even if you feel you properly pay all your taxes and have nothing to hide, the process can be intimidating. In the midst of tax season, you may be wondering about the likelihood that you could get audited. As it turns …

These Cute Napkin Drawings Make Complicated Financial Concepts Easy To Understand

Kate Streit  |  April 3, 2019

If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of complicated-sounding financial terms like “liquidity” or “internal rate of return,” and even more simple ones like “budget” or “mortgage,” make you feel intimidated. If you haven’t studied economics or feel like you’re the type of person who doesn’t have a head for numbers, it doesn’t have …

Sam's Clubs To Cut 10 Percent Of Workforce

You Can Now Buy Sam’s Club’s Pre-Made Meals For Less Than $10 Each

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 3, 2019

Meal-prepping can be a major time (and stress) saver, but even that takes time you may not have. While it can definitely shave off a few hours during the week, you’ll still have to find time on a weekend to prep the meals. Luckily, you can find pre-made meals that will save you even more …

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What You Need To Know About The ‘No Buy Challenge’ To Save Money

Marie Rossiter  |  April 2, 2019

Are you looking to save some money and simplify your life? You’re not alone: There’s a reason that the TV show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” which teaches viewers how to declutter and downsize our lives, is hugely popular on Netflix. Thanks to Kondo, a Japanese organization expert, people are embracing “less is more” in …

Whole Foods Posts 71 Percent Increase In Quarterly Profits

Whole Foods Just Slashed Prices On Hundreds Of Products

CNN  |  April 2, 2019

Amazon is slashing prices on hundreds of products at Whole Foods for the third time in two years. The cuts will go into effect on April 3 and are mostly focused on produce. Amazon and Whole Foods said customers will save an average of 20 percent off select items, including greens, tomatoes and fruits. They’ll …

Tax Consultants Prepare For New Tax Guidelines

Here’s what happens if you don’t file your taxes

Kara Perez  |  April 1, 2019

Financial confession time: I didn’t file my taxes in 2012. I know that’s particularly horrendous for a personal finance writer to admit, but it’s the truth. It happened two full years before I had my come-to-Jesus moment about money. At the time, I was waiting tables and working an unpaid internship. I made all my money …

How long does bankruptcy really stay on your credit report?

Constance Brinkley-Badgett  |  March 29, 2019

If your debt has you feeling overwhelmed and you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, it’s important to consider all of your options before making a final decision. Bankruptcy can have a lengthy adverse impact on your credit, making it almost impossible to open new lines of credit until well after your bankruptcy is discharged. So how …

Why someone earning $90K still may not feel rich

Jim Wang  |  March 15, 2019

Every few months, someone will publish an article about how folks making $xx,xxx per year don’t feel rich. The latest I’ve seen is a MarketWatch piece where that number was $90,000. It referred to a YouGov survey in which 87 percent of 1,163 respondents said that if you made $90,000 a year, you weren’t rich or …