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3 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know

Some families swear by Costco - and why not? The warehouse club can offer substantial savings on everything from TVs to toilet paper. But before you invest in an annual membership, here are three things you need...

Why I Bought My Prescription Glasses at Costco

I made the mistake this year of not signing up for a vision benefits plan at work. I should have. I knew my prescription eyeglasses weren't cutting it anymore -- and I couldn't get by on the reading glasses I...

8 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores

A $1 price tag doesn't make an item a bargain. If you find yourself filling your basket with dollar-store buys that you never use because the quality is poor or the brand is unfamiliar, then you're simply wasting...

Amazing Vacation Rentals Around the World

Tired of the same old cabin in the woods every summer? Beach house not floating your boat anymore? Wait until you see these adventurous rentals from around the world. You can book houseboats (with crew),...

Things That Cost Women More

The gender pay gap often takes the spotlight when it comes to women's financial issues. But on the spending side of the equation is an equally worrisome problem: Women must pay more for many things, including...

12 Things You Should Know About Shopping at Costco

A Costco membership opens doors, quite literally, to a vast selection of bulk-size groceries and household goods selling at discounted prices. But buying potato chips and toilet paper by the case is just the...

Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers

For many online consumers, Amazon is a one-stop shop for everything from diapers to television sets. The e-commerce giant is widely known for its vast product selection and low prices. In fact, consumers rated...

What to Know Before Shopping at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items, ranging from cookie butter to turkey corn dogs. The chain is also known for its quirky culture. Employees, easy to spot in their...

3 Things You Must Know About Shopping at Aldi

If you like to save on groceries, you'll really like Aldi, the discount supermarket chain. The secret to its success is simple: no frills, low overhead and cheap store brands.See Also: 8 Things You Need to Know...

13 Things to Know About Shopping at Kohl's

Chances are, if you're not a Kohl's fan, you know someone who is - and given the opening that someone will shower you with stories of saving big. The Wisconsin-based department store chain boasts a fiercely loyal...

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