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9 Must-Have Tools for Your College-Bound Kid

So your son or daughter is off to university and will soon be living in an apartment of their own for the first time. Why not make their lives a little easier by equipping them with a tool box full of the basics?

Get Cooking! Cuisinart Bowls for $24, Save $600 on a Kenmore Dishwasher

Toss out those takeout menus, because we've rounded up the week's best kitchen deals. From blenders to dishwashers, these discounts have got you covered — no matter what you're cooking!

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

The New Drive-Thru: 9 Fast Food Apps Reviewed

Your favorite burger or taco joint, from McDonald's to Chipotle, no doubt has an app. But will it save you time or money? We investigate.

When is the Best Time to Buy a Grill?

As Memorial Day approaches, many people may be thinking about buying a grill. After all, it's the unofficial start to outdoor entertainment season! But as we've noted many times over, now is not the best time to buy a grill. That's all well and good, but how long will you have to wait?

Whole Foods Will Open a Cheaper Chain Next Year

"Whole Paycheck" is targeting budget-conscious younger shoppers with a new chain of stores. But details are light, and Trader Joe's already has the lead.

Rumor Roundup: Booze Coming to Taco Bell? Fallout 4?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Taco Bell, Fallout 4, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Cutting it Down to Size: Tips for Buying the Best Lawn Mower

From manual to gas-powered and self-propelled, buying the right lawn mower has a lot to do with your budget, your lawn, and the amount of maintenance you want.

Are Table Tablets at Restaurants a Gimmick or Actually Helpful?

More eateries are using tablets to replace some server responsibilities. If used properly, they can save you time, but might also encourage you to spend more.

Thursday Jolt: All-Time Low for 50" 4K HDTV, $8 Off Final Fantasy VI for iOS

From men's jackets to 4K HDTVs, today's top deals will save you a whopping $1,161. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Wednesday Jolt: 77% Off Star Wars Games, Cheapest LED Bulbs

We won't force you into buying any Star Wars video games, but at these prices, you might padawant to! Plus, we have an illuminating deal on LED bulbs that'll help you see your way to savings. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Buy This, Not That: The 10 Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Your mom raised you, so the least you can do is put a little thought into her present. We show how to avoid common pitfalls and cliches with your Mother's Day gift.

What to Expect From 2015 Mother's Day Deals

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Since traditional gifts like flowers and jewelry are in high demand before the holiday, it's unlikely that you'll get the very best prices. However, our research shows there are still Mother's Day deals to be had, if you know where to look. Make your mama proud and read on to find out which gifts will offer big savings in 2015.

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

A great coat of house paint is an investment that can protect your home for a decade. But proper planning, tools, and skills are necessary to ensure everything goes right. Here is our guide to painting your home exterior. (Hint: It's a lot of prep!)

How to Save Money at Lowe's

Got a favorite store? This week, we're taking a closer look at shopping trends at a handful of stores, so you can get the dirt on deals, discounts, and more. Next up: DIY home improvement store, Lowe's.

10 Things You Should Throw Away Right Now

The old adage "waste not, want not" was probably drilled into your brain from an early age. But throwing something away isn't always a bad thing — in fact, hanging onto old stuff can actually put your life in danger. From filters to medicines, we're rounding up the household objects that you should remove or replace today. Get ready to check those labels!

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Online Coupon Codes

Coupons are everywhere online these days, but it can take some know-how to optimize them. We look at how to find coupons, identify the biggest savings, and use them successfully while troubleshooting any problems.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

May typically marks the start of beach season, but before you hit the shore, you'll want to check out our May buying guide, which lists the sales you need to watch out for this month, as well as those items you shouldn't buy.

A Guide to Bird Feeders and Seeds for Backyard Bird Watching

Spring brings beautiful and melodious birds to your backyard. But how can you feed them, while keeping away predators and other critters? We examine the options of bird feeders and feed.

VIDEO: Does the Color of Your Food Matter?

Kraft recently announced that they've figured out a way to remove the artificial yellow dyes from their classic macaroni and cheese, but still keep the nuclear orange glow! In this short video, our experts discuss how important colors are when it comes to food.

Ask an Editor: When is the Best Time to Buy a Dishwasher?

Large appliances, dishwashers included, is one of the many, many product categories that sees its very best deals during the Black Friday season. But if you can't wait, there's hope for you in September.

10 Hiking Essentials to Gear Up for Spring

It's the time of year to hit the trails and enjoy the great outdoors. But what apparel, tools, and emergency supplies do you need to stay safe and comfortable while hiking?

10 Costly Ways We Fail at Being Green (And What You Can Do About It)

We all know we should use less gas, recycle more, and ditch plastic bags, but we're only human. Let's look at some realistic ways we can help the environment, and your bottom line.

The Best Tax Day Freebies for 2015: Massages, Dinner, Coffee and More

Tax Day is here! Reward yourself with a plethora of freebies that won't lighten your wallet any further, and check back for more throughout the day.

Money Does Grow on Trees: How Planting a Tree Can Save You Money

Earth Day is coming up, and being green can save you some green too. In fact, a healthy, mature tree in your yard can add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home. Read on for all the financial benefits of planting trees on your property.

VIDEO: Lab-Grown Burgers Are Cheaper, But Still Gross?

The price of lab-grown meat has dropped from $325,000 to around $11 in just two years! In this brief video, our experts discuss if a lower price makes it more appealing, or if the whole "grown in a lab" thing is gross.

The 'Daredevil' Binge-Watching Survival Guide

When whole seasons of a show are dropped onto Netflix — as Daredevil is about to be on April 10 — the expectation is that many viewers are going to binge watch the entire season in a single 13-hour-long frenzy. Here's how to do it, without having a psychotic episode (probably).

When Do These 10 Purchases Pay for Themselves?

To paraphrase the early-90s hip-hop group, Black Sheep, "You can purchase this, or you can purchase that." Do you buy the thing that will last forever and costs 10x as much, or do you buy the cheap thing that will break within a year? And if you buy the more expensive option, when will your investment "pay off"?

Buy, Sell, Score: 8 Examples of Classic Consumer Flips

Flipping isn't just for homes any more. From Pez to iPhones, these items resold for a big profit.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out the seasonal showers, you'll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals online. Here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

VIDEO: Do You Wanna Smell Like a King? (A BURGER King)

Burger King thinks you might like to smell like a Whopper. On April 1, in Japan, the company will sell a limited run of 1,000 bottles of a cologne called "Flame Grilled" for $40 a pop. In this video, our experts discuss if smelling like food is desirable... or gross.

Save Money With These 5 DIY Car Repairs

Wiper blades, motor oil, fuses: these and more can be replaced or repaired cheaply and easily without a trip to the mechanic. Check out what tools and parts you'll need, plus step-by-step guides for each task.