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10 Ways to Use Groupon's Awesome New Customer Coupon

Groupon is giving new customers an extra 25% off one local, goods, or getaway deal. That's the best discount we've ever seen at the site, so it's an ideal time to give Groupon a try. We've come up with 10 ways you might use the coupon, on everything from photo printing to oil changes.

Don't Replace Your Broken iPhone! It's Probably Cheaper to Fix It

After a couple of years, even the most reliable iPhone's battery life starts to fade — and that's assuming you didn't drop it and crack the screen before then. Let's dig into which iPhone issues you can repair yourself, and what it will cost you to let a professional handle the fix.

Hybrid Hype: Should You Buy a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1?

If you're looking for a machine that does double duty as a laptop or tablet, it makes sense to consider a 2-in-1. Check out our guide for a rundown of the affordable 2-in-1 PCs in Dell's Inspiron family, and see if they're right for you.

The Deal With Dell: Your Ultimate Guide to Inspiron Laptops

Dell's current Inspiron lineup belies its budget-oriented position in the market. Shoppers will find the Inspiron gives the Macs and Notebook 9s of the world a run for their money. Check out our guide for a rundown of the laptops in the inspired Inspiron family.

10 Handy Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Whether you're Team Mac or Team PC, we've found 10 simple tricks you can try out on your laptop to improve its performance. If your rig is running slower than molasses, these tips can help restore your productivity.

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

Why Stores Still Won't Accept Your Chip Card (and What You Can Do to Pay Safely)

Many businesses still aren't equipped to accept purchases from chip-enabled debit or credit cards. Here's why it's taking stores so long to accept chip cards, what it means for consumers, and how you can shop safely in the meantime.

These Are the 4 Best Tax Software Programs

Several tax software options are on the market, and the right one for you depends on your financial needs, plus the types of features and conveniences you're looking for. Check out our four top tax software picks below.

Check Yo' Self: 5 Great Personal Finance Apps, Sites, and Tools

When it comes to managing your money in the digital age, you have a lot of options. Older software mainstays have been joined by web and mobile applications, all promising to be the only tool you need for getting – and keeping – your finances in order. We rounded up the best, most affordable choices for different financial objectives and styles.

How to Avoid Identity Theft When Filing Your Taxes

Did you know that almost 1,000 Americans could become victims of identity theft when they file their taxes? Fortunately common sense and strategic measures can help cut the chances of this happening. We got an expert to give us some tips for making sure your Tax Day doesn't result in identity theft.

The Contract-Bound Xbox: $129 More Than Buying a Console & LIVE Separately

Microsoft officially announced its new contract-based Xbox promotion yesterday, which entails getting the 4GB console with Kinect for just $99 — if you sign up for a 2-year Xbox LIVE Gold membership in the process. But the prospect of being locked into a static LIVE membership plan, with unchanging rates, raises the question: Is this intriguing promotion actually a deal at all?

7 Deadly Energy Sinners: The Energy Hogs Hiding in Your Home

Look around your own home, and you'll find power guzzling electronics and appliances in both likely and unlikely places. But by making some fairly painless changes, you can see big savings: in energy, cash, and yes, saving the planet. Here's a look at some of those power-hungry appliances, and what you can do to be more efficient and economical without backbreaking hassle.

New Year, New Software: Get Help with Your Taxes, Learn Italian, and more

Your "festive" rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" last weekend signified hope, wistful longing, and determination to get the most out of 2012, but it also means that another fiscal year is in the books. And that means that the taxman will soon come a-callin'. Luckily, we've got software deals of all sorts in today's roundup — which includes a discount on a tax return program, as well as software for more creative pursuits (which should help break up all those numbers you'll be crunching).

5 Editors' Choice Camera Deals Worth Snapping Up: Canon, Nikon, & Panasonic

We've got some great bargains up for grabs this week on three of the most trusted brands in photography: Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic. Every single deal ranks as an Editors' Choice, and we're spotlighting merchandise at a variety of price points for both the advanced photographer and the hobbyist shooter. We bet you can picture yourself taking advantage of at least one of these fabulous camera deals.
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