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Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the...

If you want to save a few bucks preparing for the holidays this year, learn to cut corners at the dollar store. It's a boots-on-the-ground savings tactic many large families learned out of necessity long ago....

Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive Gifts

If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, you know all too well the struggle to keep your spending in check, especially around the holidays. It's tempting to go big on expensive gifts you can't really afford,...

Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays 2018

It's all too easy to get caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy. Stores are blaring your favorite holiday tunes. Santa is camped out near the food court with a long line of kids waiting to take a photo. And...

When a Restaurant Meal Goes Wrong, What Are...

What are your rights -- and what should you do -- when a restaurant's description of a certain dish leaves out important information, or when what they bring to your table in no way comes close to what most...

Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays

You pay dearly for your Amazon Prime account, $119 a year after the latest $20 price hike. The holiday season is prime time to tap that bad boy for more than the free two-day shipping you may have initially...

How to Avoid Paying Pesky Fees

Fees aren't just annoying--they're expensive. A few monthly surcharges can add up to hundreds of dollars a year. That's money you could use to save for retirement, give to charity, or enjoy a really nice dinner...

Online Reviews You Can Use

When you're splurging on a vacation, other travelers' opinions can help you decide where to go. Their online reviews can point you toward hotels with great ambiance and ultra-comfortable beds and away from those...

Choose a Cheaper Wireless Plan

As cellular providers continue to vie for customers, many are revamping their plans and pricing structures and beefing up their plans' appeal with perks and extras for customers who make the switch. And...

18 Retailers Offering Free Holiday Shipping

'Tis the season for holiday shopping. Big-name retailers including Amazon, Target and Walmart have been enticing shoppers since early November with pre-Black Friday deals online. The National Retail Federation...

15 Things You Actually Can't Return to Amazon

You made your holiday shopping list and checked it twice, yet you're still concerned that someone will get stuck with an unwanted holiday gift that you ordered on Amazon.com. You're not alone. Six in 10 holiday...

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