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Rumors: Is a Solo Han Solo Video Game Coming Soon?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Han Solos, virtual realities, and more? Neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Did You Know That Some Amazon Items Are for Prime Members Only?

Recently, Amazon listed a handful of video games and movies as being "reserved exclusively for Prime members". While this isn't a new practice, it is one that makes some feel Amazon has become an exclusive club.

You Won't Believe What Expensive Farm-to-Table Restaurants Really Serve

The movement toward locally sourced food and ingredients has become increasingly popular in recent years, and chefs and use it to justify pricey menu items. However, a new investigation found many restaurant's claims were totally fake.

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.

10 Strange & Totally Awesome Captain America Collectibles

While we wait for the debut of Captain America: Civil War, check out 10 of the best — and strangest — Captain America collectibles ever made, including a Mr. Potato Head, a gumball-dispensing belt buckle, and more. Let this romp through Captain America's retail history get you even more amped up!

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.

Today is National Pretzel Day! Find Free Pretzels!

National food holidays usually result in at least a small handful of shops or restaurants giving the celebratory food item away for free. Today is National Pretzel Day, and sure enough there are places to score a free snack today.

10 Drugstore Buys That Are Better Than High-End Options

If you want to look your best without maxing out your credit card, skip the department store and opt for less-expensive drugstore products. Whether you need to stock up on hair dye, makeup, or shampoo, these 10 beauty essentials will appeal to your wallet and your inner style maven.

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?

Today's Best Eco-Friendly Freebies for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, which means you have the chance to bag some eco-friendly freebies. Check out our list of free online games for kids, glass straw giveaways with a purpose, and more.

8 Ways Rich People Waste Their Money

Wasting money is a bad thing no matter your income. But maintaining financial discipline becomes more difficult as your bank account grows. Here are eight ways people tend to waste their wealth, from ditching budgets to paying full price.

Explore TripAdvisor's Top 5 Luxury Hotels in the World

Ever wondered what the most luxurious resorts in the world are like? This week, we're investigating TripAdvisor's top five luxury hotels to see exactly what makes these hotels the best in the world. The list includes a rainforest resort in Costa Rica, boat villas in the Maldives, a castle hotel in Prague, and more.

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.

Reminder: Netflix is About to Increase Prices Again (For Some)

Netflix announced a couple years ago that prices would increase. It officially began raising them last year, but now subscription prices are about to jump again for millions of customers who were grandfathered in under the old pricing.

Expecting a Baby? Don't Make These 4 Common Money Mistakes

There's nothing like the excitement of a child being born, but all that emotion can blind people to more practical matters. From buying too much stuff, to not saving for college, here are four common financial pitfalls to avoid when you're expecting a baby.

Amazon Announces Monthly Prime Plans, But it's Not a Good Deal for Everyone

Amazon is now offering its Prime service as a monthly option, so customers can test the waters before subscribing for a full year. On top of that, Amazon is also offering a streaming-only plan too. But shoppers should make sure they use the new options wisely. Here's why.

7 Things You Need to Know About the New Kindle Oasis

Amazon's newest Kindle was released last week, and while many seemed surprised over the changes and features, the most surprising aspect is the price. The Oasis is now the most expensive Kindle model, but is it worth it? And is it the right one for your reading habits?

Lights, Camera, Auction: 5 Terrible Product Placements in Movies and TV

Hershey's pulled off a marketing coup when Reese's Pieces were featured in E.T.. But other companies haven't fared so well, from fast food chains to sneaker brands. Here's a look at the five worst attempts at product placement. (Spoiler: Poor Bing is on our list twice.)

The Best Tax Day Freebies & Deals for 2016: Burgers, Cookies, Massages, and More!

Tax Day is Monday, and that means lots of free stuff! Thankfully, some of our favorite stores and restaurants have announced no-cost spoils you can nab on April 18. Check out our list to see what you can get for free on Tax Day!

12 Eco-Friendly Companies to Support for Earth Day

More than a celebration, Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of environmental preservation. One easy way to help out is by supporting companies that are eco-conscious. Here are 12 companies whose efforts deserve your money, on Earth Day and all year long.

Nest Disabling Revolv: Can We Trust "Lifetime Guarantees" and the Internet of Things?

Revolv smart hubs are about to go dark. While subscribers knew this was coming, Nest's move seems to have shaken the faith users had in the Internet of Things.

5 Ways Kids Stress Your Finances (and What You Can Do About it)

DealNews' recent survey taught us a lot about the financial stress facing families today. Not surprisingly, having kids is crazy expensive; but would you believe it also breeds a sunnier outlook on money matters?

8 Movie Days to Celebrate That Are Better Than Alien Day

May The Fourth! Back To The Future Day! These are fun and funny "holidays" that allow us to celebrate our love for specific films, but lately, they've been taken over by corporations trying to make a profit. We thought it'd be fun to come up with our own, better "film dates" that might be fun to celebrate!

7 Easy Hacks to Quickly Boost Your Credit Score

If your credit score has taken a tumble, you can use these seven hacks to get a quick credit score boost. Read on to see your score jump at least 10-20 points starting next month.

Are 'Negative Credit Incidents' Hurting Your Credit Score?

Good credit is necessary for everything from apartment rentals to car loans. Find out how your credit stacks up, and how long it takes to improve.

The Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide: Get the Best Deals on Household Essentials!

It's not all in your head: Your grocery bill really is more expensive these days. But all hope isn't lost. We'll show you all the ways to save on groceries, no matter how you shop, and whether you buy online, in bulk, during sales, or cashing in on coupons.

Spend More on These 10 Items Now and You'll Save Big in the Long Term

Though we love paying less, sometimes it's actually cheaper in the long run to buy a high-quality item that will need less repair and replacement, even if it's more expensive up front. Plus, even high-priced items go on sale! Here are 10 things worth splurging on now.

24 Easy Ways to Spring-Clean Your Finances

Cleaning up your finances can only help your life run more smoothly. And what better time to do it than when you're already spring-cleaning? Every time you have five minutes or so, complete at least one of these 24 easy ways to master your money, until you've done them all.

A Cheapskate's Morally Dubious Guide to Weddings: 9 Ways to Save Big

Weddings are expensive. We're here to help you trim as much wasteful expenditure as you possibly (though sometimes illegally) can, so you can have your wedding cake and eat it, too.

Now Is a Terrible Time to Buy a High-End Kindle

If you've been thinking of buying a new Kindle Voyage, think again. There are some significant savings on current models, but a new "top of the line" model coming soon will likely drop prices further on the Voyage.

The First iPhone SE Discount is Here, But Not From Apple

Just a day after Apple began shipping the new iPhone SE at the end of last month, the first discounts made an appearance. Not surprisingly, the savings aren't from Apple. Instead, the best place to get a deal is a store that's rapidly becoming the go-to source for discounts on new Apple products — Walmart.

8 Hidden Costs When Going on Vacation and How to Avoid Them

You've carefully selected your airfare, hotel, and car rental rates, but a myriad of hidden costs can besiege your wallet when you travel, causing you to go over budget. To help you avoid unwanted extra expenses we've put together a list of the most common hidden expenses, from additional transportation to the dreaded resort fees.