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Worst Things to Buy on Amazon

If you shop online, there's a good chance you've bought something on Amazon. After all, it is the world's largest online retailer, and it sells everything from books and beauty products to automotive parts and...

Money-Saving Travel Tips From Around the Web

Fall is almost here, which means shoulder season is upon us. This is the period between summer and the holidays when fewer people are traveling, so you can find deals on hotels and flights. Plus, it can be a good...

Retailers Tracking Your Cell Phone Signals

Shoppers know there's a trade-off involved in signing up for a retailer's loyalty program or app: discounts and rewards in exchange for information about you and your buying habits. But simply browsing in a store...

Save Money on Your Money While Traveling Abroad

Traveling abroad is rarely a cheap proposition. For a recent trip to Europe, I searched for bargain airfares and lodging online, which helped rack up some savings. But another area I found ripe for trimming: the...

5 Favorite Web Sites for Finding Shopping Deals

A few years ago, I compiled a list of the 15 best sites for finding deals online. I just updated it and replaced several of the Web sites with ones that I wasn't aware of when I created the original list. I've...

15 Web Sites for Finding Deals Online

There's really no reason to pay full retail price for most products because there are so many resources on the Web that can help you compare prices, score discounts and get the best deals. Here are 15 of our...

8 Facebook Privacy Settings You Need to Check Now

Don't fool yourself: There is no such thing as privacy on the Internet. That's the first thing digital journalism professor Robert Hernandez tells me during a discussion of online privacy. "How you carry yourself...

Consumer Tricks to Get Something for Nothing

Q. I have a twentysomething friend who seems to delight in gaming retailers and other consumer businesses--with returns of used merchandise, improper coupon use, multiple freebies and so on. She doesn't see...

Tips on Spending Less From Around the Web

Whether you're trying to find more room in your budget to pay down debt, build an emergency fund or boost retirement savings, there are plenty of ways to cut your spending. Here are 28 expenses you might easily...

How to Save Money When Visiting a Big City

Visiting a big city can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. There are several ways to soak up what places such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston have to offer even on a small budget. You can...

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Basics of Money

6 Reasons You Hate Your Cable Company

There's a very good chance that you and your cable company aren't on good terms. According to a recent...

Dodging Airline Fees the Hard Way

Fees for everything from checked baggage to a few extra inches of legroom account for a generous...

New Rules for (Some) Flexible Spending Accounts

I heard that employers can now let people roll over $500 in their medical flexible spending accounts...

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