Why every trip to Target seems to end up costing $100 or more

John Matarese  |  October 17, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, many of us will be heading to Target to buy gifts. But have you ever noticed that when you go into Target to buy a couple of $10 items you end up spending $75 or more? We’ve all done it: we have walked into Target for detergent and walked out with …

Here’s What You Need To Know About Walmart Holiday Layaway For 2018

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 31, 2018

While it’s technically not even fall yet, it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays — especially when it comes to saving up to buy gifts for your loved ones. Walmart’s layaway plans are available starting today, Aug. 31, through Dec. 10, so you can start your shopping early, but slowly pay for …

This Startup Service Sends Someone To Fill Up Your Car With Gas

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  August 13, 2018

A startup company out of Silicon Valley claims to be saving drivers time and money by bringing the gas pump to its customers! Yoshi is a membership service currently offered in 17 regions of the country. For $20 per month, subscribers get discounts on gas and a short list of common car services. But the best …

Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate After Weak Second Quarter

Comparing Amazon, Target and Walmart prices on back-to-school items

John Matarese  |  August 6, 2018

The success of online retailers such as Amazon is proof positive that people like shopping online. But many parents still prefer going to the actual store for their children’s back-to-school supplies. That way, they have their items right away, and their children can see and hold their new supplies themselves. Who’s getting the better deal, though? …

Here’s How Much Americans Would Pay To Relive 40 Historic Events

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 2, 2018

If you could relive any event, historical or personal, what would you choose? Something personal like your wedding day, or a moment in history like the moon landing, or even something entertaining like Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant? Although the saying goes that, “you can’t put a price on priceless,” it turns out that …

How Amazon’s Whole Foods markdowns are affecting other stores

John Matarese  |  July 25, 2018

When Amazon bought Whole Foods last year, many people wondered if it would really have much impact on the grocery industry. Now, a year later, we’re seeing that it already has, and it may be starting to put some competing stores out of business. Aggressive price cutting having an impact The organic grocery wars may …

Why people are frustrated by Wow Air’s customer service

John Matarese  |  July 24, 2018

Thousands of travelers in cities across the country are purchasing cheap plane tickets on Wow Air, which offers flights to Iceland or mainland Europe for just a few hundred dollars. Among them: Jerry Gibbs. He and his wife purchased two tickets to visit Iceland in January to see the northern lights. But just a few days before …

How To Claim Your Refund From The Zicam Class-action Lawsuit

Brittany Anas  |  July 23, 2018

What’s worse than going to the grocery store hungry? Going to the drugstore when you’ve got a cold. With sniffles, a sore throat and popping ears, you bring home a haul of pricey cold medicines — and it adds insult to injury (err, cold) when those pills and syrups don’t actually deliver on their promises …

Even With $85K Salaries, This City In Japan Is Facing A Ninja Shortage

Chelsea Davis  |  July 19, 2018

Where have all the ninjas gone? Iga, a small city in the Mie Prefecture, nearly 300 miles outside of Tokyo, claims to be the birthplace of the ninja. The Japanese city has a rich heritage and culture tied to the ninja profession, which could create a tourism boom for Iga. The problem is that it simply doesn’t …

You Can Soon Buy A Commemorative Coin From The Royal Mint For Prince George’s Birthday

Annamarya Scaccia  |  July 19, 2018

The average kid gets a cake and some presents for their birthday, but Prince George is no ordinary kid. Instead of the latest action figure, the young British royal, who is turning 5 years old on July 22, will receive an extraordinary present: A limited commemorative coin from the Royal Mint. The sterling silver coin, embossed …