Stories & Features

Seven Reasons Your Gift Will Be Returned

Chances are you'll strike out with at least one gift you give this holiday season. Despite your good intentions, the recipient won't like it and will want to take it back to the store. A 2013 National Retail...

Affordable Places to Escape During the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and maybe, just maybe, you're secretly fantasizing about escaping the annual hoopla. This year you'd rather enjoy a quick vacation getaway than head home to hang out with...

How to Buy Discount Gift Cards

Here's a simple way to save money: Buy discount gift cards. That's right, you can get gift cards to retailers and restaurants for less than face value, then give them as gifts or use them yourself when you shop...

Best Ways to Fix a Cracked Screen on Your...

The screen on your mobile device may be its most fragile component. "More than 90% of the repairs we do are screen replacements," says Jack Murphy, vice-president of communications for iCracked, which repairs...

14 Retailers With Generous Return Policies

Getting a gift you don't want is bad enough. Not being able to exchange it or get a refund because a retailer has a stingy return policy is even worse. Most merchants give customers at least 30 days to return...

Seven Retailers With Stingy Return Policies

Some retailers are more like Scrooge than Santa when it comes to returning merchandise. After examining the return policies of dozens of popular stores, we identified seven that are particularly stingy about...

Are Amazon's Diapers a Good Deal?

Amazon, which already sells a variety of discounted brand-name diapers, has expanded its selection by launching its own line of baby diapers. But before you log on to place an order for the online retailer's new...

Should Parents' Donations to Public Schools Be...

Q. For many years, the PTA at my children's public elementary school has raised money from parents, in tax-deductible donations, to supplement the school budget. The PTA's foundation pays for teachers' aides,...

10 Great Gifts for Travelers Under $50

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the frequent traveler in your family but don't want to break the bank, we can help. We asked several travel experts to share their picks for affordable items they pack...

Best Gift Cards to Give for the Holidays

Gift cards often are considered fall-back gifts - what you buy when you don't know what else to get someone or don't have time to come up with something more creative. You don't need to feel guilty about giving...

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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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