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6 Tips to Get the Most From End of Season Clearance Sales

Sort the trinkets from the trash when shopping end of season clearance sales. Our tips will remind you to be a discerning consumer, hit the fitting rooms, and read up on product reviews.

What Is Tuition Insurance and Do You Need It?

Just as you would protect your home or car purchase with insurance, you can get tuition insurance to protect your investment in education. We answer all your questions about tuition insurance, from what it covers to whether it's worth getting.

10 Back-to-School Supplies You Shouldn't Buy (With Alternatives)

With so many back-to-school items to choose from, it's easy to walk into a store, get overwhelmed, and end up overspending. We'll help you narrow down your choices with our list of 10 items you shouldn't buy for back to school, and their alternatives.

Texas and Maryland Both Have Tax Free Shopping Soon

It's back-to-school season, and Texas and Maryland created tax free days to give residents a break on school essentials. If you're a resident of these states, then prepare to start shopping this weekend.

7 Things You Should Wait to Buy for Back to School

It can pay to get a head start on back-to-school sales if you want to avoid crowds and save money. But sometimes it's better to hold off until the rush dies down. Here are seven back-to-school staples you should probably wait to buy.

15 Top College Degrees for Return on Investment

When you're spending thousands to get a college degree, you want to be sure you're getting a good return on your investment. Let's look at the 15 college degrees that are most likely to pay off in the long run.

A LOT of States Have Tax Free Shopping This Weekend

From August 4 to August 6, several states will be exempting back-to-school items from sales tax. This weekend, shoppers in Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia can save on a variety of things.

10 Things That Are REALLY Hard to Throw Away

Batteries, pesticides, and motor oil, oh my! Here's 10 of the most obnoxious things to throw away — and tips on how to do it.

Both Mississippi and Tennessee Have Tax Free Shopping This Weekend

It's back-to-school season, and starting today, Mississippi and Tennessee will be waiving sales taxes on school essentials. Read on to find out what qualifies for the exemption!

5 Smart Ways to Shop Without Google Shopping

The EU recently slapped Google with a huge fine related to its comparison shopping service. Here's an overview of Google Shopping, along with tips for navigating online shopping without relying on the service.

Has Subscription Box Culture Gone Too Far?

When you sign up for a subscription box, receiving those regular packages can tack on hidden costs you might not be considering. Read on to learn about the impact subscription boxes are having on the environment, local businesses, and your wallet.

9 Ways to Avoid Falling for Back-to-School Shopping Tricks

To attract shopping parents, stores roll out tons of discounts for everything on your back-to-school list. Here are nine tips to help you sniff out the tricks retailers use to get in your wallet.

Alabama's Tax Free Holiday Is This Weekend!

It's back-to-school season! Like many states, Alabama created tax free days to give residents a break on school essentials. If you're a resident of the Yellowhammer State, then prepare to start shopping this weekend.

10 Great Ways to Save on School Uniforms

School uniforms take the hassle out of finding outfits for your child, but they aren't always cheap. Luckily, there are several ways to curb costs. Here are 10 tips to help you save.

4 Reasons Non-Parents Should Shop Back-to-School Sales

If you think back-to-school sales are only for parents and students, you're missing out! Look past the brightly colored kid stuff, and you'll find deep discounts on products anyone can use.

When Is Your State's Tax Free Weekend in 2017?

Back-to-school shopping and tax free weekends go hand in hand. Fortunately, we have a handy chart with all the details you need to start prepping for your state's savings event now.

13 Essential Dos and Don'ts of Back-to-School Shopping

Prepping for the school year can wreak havoc on your wallet. But if you plan ahead, you can conquer back-to-school shopping without breaking the bank. Check out our list of dos and don'ts to keep in mind before hitting the stores.

8 Free (or Cheap) Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer

Summertime can be tough on parents' wallets. Keeping children entertained without wrecking your bank account poses challenges. Here are eight budget-friendly ways to have fun with your kids this summer.

What to Expect From Back to School Sales 2017

Back-to-school season may seem far off, but it's time to start planning on how to save money. We dig into our data to find the best stores and prices on notebooks, pens, school uniforms, computers, and more.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. With a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find free stuff, be it music, books, or even a month of Amazon Prime.

All the Best 4th of July Sales You Can Still Shop Today

It's back to work today, but that doesn't mean the savings are gone! While you're slipping back into the daily grind, don't forget to check out these can't-miss Independence Day sales that are still hanging around. Stock up at Barneys Warehouse, JCPenney, Lenovo, and more while you can.

6 Surprising Things You Can Buy With a Student Discount

You might expect students to get discounts on computers and other items they need for school, but some student discounts may surprise you. With that in mind, here are the surprising deals students can get, and how they can snag them.

11 Tips for Buying at Yard Sales and Selling on eBay

If you're a yard sale newbie but want to become the next great American Picker, you're at a disadvantage. You don't know the intricacies, and a great many of them can only be learned through experience. Here are 11 things we wish we'd known when we first started hitting yard sales.

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Buying a Swimsuit Online

Although we were skeptical of the web's ability to deliver a well-fitted swimsuit, our expert shoppers have some top tips on how you can avoid the pitfalls and get pool-ready from the comfort of your home.

Should You Still Buy a Gift If You Don't Go to the Wedding?

If you can't make it to a wedding, can you also skip sending a gift? We consulted wedding and etiquette experts to answer that query, as well as other questions surrounding this touchy topic.

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales 2017

The 4th of July is a great time to snag summer essentials as retailers begin clearing out their inventory ahead of the back-to-school season. Look for serious savings on summer clothing, swimsuits, patio furniture, and more.

Amazon Prime Day Begins July 10! What Deals Can You Expect?

Amazon has held a Prime Day shopping event for the past two years, and we've finally got details about 2017. So when is Prime Day going to happen, and what deals can you expect? Read on to find out.

Will New UPS Fees Make Your Holiday Shopping More Expensive?

UPS recently announced that this year it would be instituting shipping surcharges during its busiest time of the year: the holiday shopping season. Should you factor these price increases into your November and December budget?

Half of You Are Skeptical About Amazon's Prime Day

Since its inception in 2015, Prime Day has split the shopping public. Consumers either loved it, or hated it with a passion. We asked our readers to weigh in ahead of Prime Day 2017, and we were shocked at what we learned.

How Much Is Shipping on Amazon, and When Can You Get It for Free?

It can be hard to figure out what shipping from Amazon will cost. If you're looking for free (or cheap) shipping, you want to know the ins and outs of the company's shipping policies. Ready to cut your Amazon shipping costs? Here's the info you need.

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married

Talking about money long before you say "I do" will put your relationship on the path to a solid financial foundation. Here are four steps to get the pre-marriage money conversation going, and five financial topics to discuss once you want to delve deeper.

4 Reasons Making Just Minimum Payments Is Bad, and How to Pay More

Minimum payments are one of the insidious ways creditors keep you in debt if you let them. Learn about how those minimum payments get calculated, the effects they can have on the total amount owed and on your credit score, and ways you can pay more than the minimum.
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