Stories & Features

3 Savvy Ways to Save on Your Next Restaurant Meal

We all love to eat at restaurants with great service and delectable food. But how do you indulge without running up an outrageous tab? This former waiter talked to restaurant owners and industry insiders to find...

Worst Things to Buy at Warehouse Clubs

Shopping at a warehouse club, such as Costco, Sam's Club or BJ's Wholesale, is a great way to save money. These bulk-goods stores offer low per-unit prices on many things they sell. Don't be afraid to stock up on...

3 Modern-Day Tipping Dilemmas

Tipping a restaurant server or cabbie goes without saying. But when it comes to a barista or Uber driver, the ex­pectations are not so clear. Here's how to navigate new tipping practices. When I swipe my card...

Freebies for Your Dog

The cost of caring for Fido is so doggone expensive these days: The ASPCA says the minimum annual budget to care for a small dog is $1,314. Bigger dogs cost more, and unexpected veterinary care, plus boarding and...

River Cruises Offer More Scenery, Fewer Crowds

If you'd rather drift through quiet gorges with a small band of travelers than island-hop in the Caribbean on a packed mega-liner, consider a river cruise. At first glance, these calmer, more intimate voyages...

15 Outsourcing Services to Make Your Life Easier

We know. You're busy. Sometimes it's a struggle just to round up the family for dinner, let alone tick off all the tasks on your to-do list. A plethora of Web sites and apps promise to ease the burden. They'll...

Save Money Without Looking Like a Cheapskate

Doing anything to save a buck can backfire. The shoddy products you bought simply because they're cheap probably won't work well or last very long. Ultimately, that's a waste of money. And holding up the checkout...

6 Food Freebies and Deals in August

Although summer is winding down, that hasn't stopped some restaurants and food establishments from serving up delicious freebies and discounts this month. From sweet treats to lunchtime meals to family-friendly...

New Competition for Amazon Prime

Who isn't disappointed when an online shopping cart doesn't qualify for free shipping? Or grumpy about a three- to five-day wait for delivery? Amazon has accustomed shoppers to free shipping and a two-day wait,...

3 Worst Things to Buy Online

Shopping online certainly has its advantages. You can easily compare prices without having to leave your home, and you can quickly search the Web for coupon codes to score bigger discounts. And, of course, your...

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Basics of Money

9 Secrets to Better Credit

Credit is complicated and, sometimes, counterintuitive. For example, being debt-free can result in a...

When and How to Hire a Tax Pro

Tax software does a good job of breaking down tax preparation into manageable bites. It will alert you...

What to Ask a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers and planners attend seminars and classes and read books so they can learn how to...

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