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The 12 Best Laptops for Back-to-School 2018

It still feels like summer, but make no mistake: Fall is coming. And that means the 2018 back-to-school shopping season is ramping up. That typically means a trip to pick up pencils, pens, notebooks, a ruler and...

Funding the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Kiplinger's spoke with Jennifer DiVittorio, of Charlotte, N.C., who gave money to Penn State for research. Read on for an excerpt from our interview:What inspired your donation? In 2015, my mom, then 68, was...

How Amazon Ruined Whole Foods (Or Maybe Not)

I was a happy Whole Foods shopper until recently. I know I usually paid a premium, but I found their fruit crisper than the produce I picked through at other supermarkets, and their fresh salmon worth the cost...

Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Costco has turned on its head the notion that a store brand is a notch below a national brand. How? By using its coast-to-coast strength to strong-arm suppliers to put quality as well as value into its Kirkland...

Expensive Products Worth Every Penny

Ever wonder why certain brands cost so much? Prestige is one factor. Owning a pricey product from a coveted maker carries cachet. People know it and aspire to it. If money is no object, by all means load up on...

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy

With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, starting July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and running for 36 hours, questions beg: What do I buy? What do I avoid? Do I even play into the hype of what some consider an overblown...

Watch Out for Online Travel Traps

Snagging one last getaway before Labor Day sounds like an end-of summer treat, but if you spot a bargain from an online travel agency, do a little homework before you hand over your money.SEE ALSO: 34 Best Travel...

33 Super Deals and Discounts for 2018

Shopping Get the real deal for less To buy luxury goods for at least one-third less than their estimated retail value, visit The Real Real (www.therealreal.com), where you'll find consigned men's, women's and...

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2018?

Amazon Prime Day is the online retailer's Black-Friday-in-July play, and now we know when it launches: Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m. ET, running a full day and a half.SEE ALSO: The Best Benefits of Amazon Prime The...

Inflation is Coming: Why Your Wallet May Take...

Inflation is coming, which sounds eerily similar to House Stark's refrain in Game of Thrones, "Winter is Coming." In many ways, it's a reasonable metaphor. SEE ALSO: Inflation Heads Higher at Moderate...

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Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D. Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 288 pages Subtitled "A Memoir of a Family...

The Big Short

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Nickel and Dimed

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