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Best Laptop Deals: Now's the Time to Save $300 on a MacBook!

Whether you're shopping for a computer for work or play, this week's roundup of the best laptop deals give you a lot of bang for your buck. Read on to save hundreds!

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school season is an expensive time of year for parents. From detailed budgets to spending on quality, here are 14 dos and don'ts to help you make the most of your back-to-school budget this year.

Rumors: Does Google Want to Mix Your Reality?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple TV, Google, and more? Well, good news: This is the last time we're doing this! WHAT?! It's true! Read about all the latest speculations from the Internet in the very last Rumor Roundup!

Don't Pay More Than This for a College Laptop

Your coed will benefit from having a laptop in their backpack. To help you get the best deal, we've set down some guidelines on what your student needs from a laptop and what you should spend.

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.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Laptop for College

If you pay full price on a top-of-the-line rig for your student, you'll likely be paying hundreds more than you have to. Find out what you need, and when and where the discounts are, in our guide to back-to-school laptop deals.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Lower My Internet Bill Even If I'm a Heavy Streamer?

Cord-cutters are looking for cheap internet that's still fast enough to stream TV. We asked industry experts to see what they recommend, and present five ways you can reduce your internet costs if you don't have cable.

4 Things People Without Kids Should Buy During Back-to-School Sales

If you think back-to-school sales are only for parents, you might be missing out on some good deals. Here are four great back-to-school buys that people without kids should consider.

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

In the gulch between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you might think sales are hard to come by, but the opposite is true. Shopping heats up in July, with stores offering everything from rare discounts on in-season apparel to desperately needed air conditioners.

20 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition! Here's a list of items you should not buy your matriculating student as they head back to school. Your kid might not thank you when you say no, but your wallet will!

Microsoft Drops the Price Even Further for the Xbox One

When Microsoft recently dropped the price on the Xbox One, we speculated that prices could drop even further around the holidays. Turns out, we didn't even have to wait that long.

You Can't Update to the New Apple OS if You Have These Devices

Since Apple's big keynote a few days ago, there's been a lot of talk about iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. But if you're excited for update in the fall, check out this list first — your current device might not be eligible.

10 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Big Event This Week

Though there was a notable lack of new hardware, Apple crammed a ton of info into its WWDC 2016 keynote. Here are 10 of the most stand-out things from the presentation, including an OS update and an Apple Music revamp.

7 Things to Consider When Buying a WiFi Range Extender

If your home Wifi has deadspots and you can't reposition the router, a range extender to could make a huge difference. But whether you're paying $25 or $150, consider these factors to make sure you're getting a Wifi extender that works with your network, and is right for your needs.

5 Things to Buy in June (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

The first full month of summer means hot deals on... lingerie and donuts? Plus, get the lowdown on summer apparel, grills, laptops, and more.

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.

6 Quick Ways to Speed Up Your Internet Connection

It's more than just a nuisance: A slow connection delays work, leisure, and many parts of our lives now. Check your hardware and consider some downloads that could help speed up your internet.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

Find out how to get non-traditional gifts for Mom, spring clothing deals for Memorial Day, and more in our May buying guide. But hold off on Apple laptops, as big changes mean deals are just around the corner.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

9 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Quiet Update to the Retina MacBook

A brand new version of the 12" MacBook will soon be available, and it will come with some snazzy new features, colors, and other performance specs that might convince some holdouts to finally upgrade to Apple's newest line of Macs. So is it worth trading in your old laptop for the new MacBook?

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Aren't

Mom might say she doesn't care how much you spend on her gift this year, but can you take that risk? From pearls to perfume, here are some affordable Mother's Day gift ideas that will impress her without putting a strain on your wallet — and no one has to know.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

Winter is gone, but Memorial Day sales aren't quite here yet. This is a great month for early discounts on spring apparel, Tax Day freebies, and the first sales on Apple's latest gadgets — but wait a bit for the best prices on the new iPad Pro.

When Will the 10" iPad Pro Go on Sale?

Today, Apple unveiled its new 9.7" iPad Pro, the second tablet in its Pro line. Looking at the older 13" iPad Pro and adjusting for differences, we predict where and when you can get the first deals on the new machine.

Here's Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Buy an iPad

While Apple has been hinting that it would be unveilling new products in March for some time now, it is only in the past week or so that details have begun to emerge. And although a new iPhone and new bands for the Apple Watch will be revealed, the anticipated announcement perhaps causing the most excitement is the emergence of a new iPad.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March

Without any major holidays or seasonal needs, March is a quiet month for sales. But everything from chocolates to iPads are discounted this month, if you know where to look.

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.

Post Presidents' Day Sales: Savings Abound!

Happy post Presidents' Day, deal-seekers! If you managed to miss the sales over the long weekend, no worries! We've got you covered with some excellent post Presidents' Day sales you can take advantage of now. Discounts on apparel, tech, and more found here!

Free Candy & Car Washes: 8 Examples of Super Customer Service

Most tales of customer service stories are complaints, but what about the others? From lifetime service to enticing freebies, these companies lead in keeping customers happy.

Microsoft Wants You to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Now)

Windows 10 is not a bad operating system, but longtime Windows users are often reticent to switch to the latest OS. Unfortunately, PC users' days of playing the waiting game are running out. Read on to see why you should be more concerned about Windows 10 compatibility.

Best Laptop Deals: Lowest Price Ever for a Lenovo Ideapad, Get a Bargain Machine for $180

Where once a new computer was a major investment, as this week's laptop deals attest, you can get a quality machine no matter how much you want to spend. From gaming rigs to budget netbooks, we've got discounts up to $250 off this week.

Shop Wisely With These 6 Great Store Credit Cards

You have to be diligent in how you use and pay for the purchases you make with a store credit card, if you want to realize the greatest savings and benefits. To ensure you get the most out of your shopping trips, here are six of the best store credit cards available.