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How to Find the Right Rain Gear for Any Outdoor Activity

April Showers will be arriving any minute, and you'll need to be prepared. Whether you're commuting to work in a drizzle or hiking through a forest downpour, here's what you need to consider when buying rain gear, including construction, breathability, and fit.

Amazon Home Services Might Become a Free Alternative to Angie's List

While finding restaurant and product reviews online is easy, booking a home services professional hasn't kept pace. But Amazon is trying to change that with its new Home Services function, offering reviews, estimates, bookings, and the seller's reputable customer service.

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.

Facebook Wants You to Talk to Stores Through Its Messenger App

This week Facebook unveiled Businesses on Messenger, a service that allows stores to send order updates and customer service messages via the Messenger app. But the benefits for consumers are unclear, and only two stores are currently on board. Will it catch on?

Turning the Other Chic: 8 Little Luxuries for Under $100

Fountain pens, watches, even fancy toilet paper: you don't have to break the bank to treat yourself. These 8 luxury items are all affordable, and totally unnecessary.

8 'Zombie' Snack Foods That Came Back From the Dead

Twinkies, Crispy M&Ms, the Yumbo — sometimes dedicated fans are able to bring back popular discontinued foods. But like zombies, they aren't always exactly like they were before...

5 Retro Products That Are Hot Again (And What They Cost Today)

It's fun to take a look at the vintage items that have come back against all odds, and get an idea of what they're worth today as opposed to back in the day. Here we present five examples of doin' the time warp, retail style.

TurboTax Returns After Security Breach, But Watch Out for Phishing Scams

TurboTax was forced to issue a brief shutdown last week, upon spotting a series of fraudulent returns made with its software. But now that it's back online, will you still trust it with your tax return?

Rumor Roundup: Is Apple Building a Car? Beast Gosling?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Microsoft, Zelda, 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!

Target Ends Streaming Service You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Target Ticket received its pink slip this week. Launched by Target in September of 2013, the little-known video-on-demand service failed to gain traction with consumers and will be closing its virtual doors on March 7. Here's what you should know before Target pulls the plug.

Rumor Roundup: G.I. Joe Twins? Apple Search Engine? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Samsung, the Olsen Twins, 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!

Current Verizon Users Can Now Score a Better Data Plan or Cheaper Rates — But You Have to Act

Bowing to the pressure of the competitive wireless service provider market, Verizon has announced money-saving changes to its plans to entice both current and new customers. But current customers won't automatically be switched to money-saving plans, and must reach out to Verizon to take advantage of the deal

6 Valentine's Day Myths Debunked: Don't Blow Your Money on the Wrong Gift!

There are a lot of myths about Valentine's Day gifts, and we're here to set you all straight. If you've ever wondered whether you're getting the best from chocolates, diamonds, or a romantic night out, read on to learn the truth about some common Valentine's Day misconceptions.

10 Streaming Love Stories for Valentine's Day You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Tired of When Harry Met Sally? Think that love absolutely means having to say you're sorry (a lot)? These romantic (and not always romantic) movies are off-the-beaten-path love stories involving vampires, criminals, and the trials of real love.

What Are Your Lifetime Debt Costs, And How Can You Lower Them?

Debt can be as useful as it can be dangerous, but most people have no idea how much the years of paying interest on debt can add up over a lifetime. We spoke to Credit.com about how to improve credit scores and manage lifetime debt.

What to Expect From Valentine's Day Deals

With sales that started a full week earlier than usual, consumers can expect to see an abundance of Valentine's Day deals this year. To maximize your dollar, we recommend you forget the overpriced box of chocolates and instead turn to some not-so-traditional items.

Going Nowhere Fast and Loving It: A Treadmill Buying Guide

An effective start to an exercise routine should involve cardio: walking, jogging, or running. However, given the harsh conditions of winter (not to mention the fiery conditions of summer), walking or running outdoors can sometimes be difficult. From construction materials to digital capabilities, we discuss what to consider when buying a treadmill.

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPad Getting a Stylus? Chris Pratt is Indiana Jones? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Chris Pratt, Han Solo, 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!

Netflix Bids Farewell to Bond, Brando, and Mad Max in February's Purge

Got a few snow days on your hands? Good, because on February 1, Netflix is pulling the plug on a number of Hollywood classics that include Goldfinger and Apocalypse Now. So settle in, fire up your favorite streamer, and make sure you catch these outgoing blockbusters.

The 10 Most Talked About 2015 Super Bowl Ads You Can Watch Right Now

Everyone know's the best part of the Super Bowl isn't the football: it's the commercials! From GoDaddy's controversial ad to Budweiser's tear jerker, skip the wait and jump straight into 10 of the most anticipated Super Bowl XLIX ads.

Made to Last: 9 Things You Only Buy Once

In a world where it seems like phones, laptops, and TVs become outdated the minute you buy them, it helps to reflect on life's little one-time investments. Barring freak accidents and doomsday weather, you'll never need to buy certain pieces of art, jewelry, or cookware twice. Read on to see some of our favorites.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy Each Month of the Year

To you, intrepid deal-finder, shopping is both art and science. It takes hard work, planning, and a bit of luck. We can't help with that last part, but we can help with your preparation.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software. We've sorted through our archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals to find out what the best and worst things are to buy in February.

Are Amazon Coins Just Another App Currency, Or the Next Big Thing?

Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will introduce Amazon Coins, a new digital currency for its Kindle Fire Appstore. Are these coins merely a way to generate more interest in Kindle Fire apps? Or should customers be wary of the new currency?

Priced to Suit: Jos. A. Banks' Inflated Promotions No Longer Hitting the Mark

Jos. A. Bank recently announced that it expects lower profits for the 2012 fiscal year, citing warmer winter weather as the cause. But could the real reason for this bargain suit purveyor's woes be that customers are no longer interested in its deep discounts?