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Super Bowl LI Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Save on Your Party

We don't know yet who will be playing, but we do know this about Super Bowl LI: You'll have to throw a sweet party, and soon. Here are nine tips to make sure your shindig is fun and affordable.

You Need These 8 Items From Northern Tool (Even If You're Not Handy)

Anyone can benefit from the Northern Tool Ultimate Inventory Reduction Sale, regardless of your building skills. Check out these eight items for $10 or less that you should pick up before the sale ends on February 21.

What You Need to Know About the Craftsman Sale to Black & Decker

Sears is selling its Craftsman hardware brand to Stanley Black & Decker. The deal will switch up the way the iconic brand is manufactured, marketed, and sold. We lay out the changes and what they could mean for prices, warranties, and more.

How to Find Deals on Silly and Fun Holidays

Stores slash prices for holidays both official and informal now, flooding your inbox with coupons for everything from Groundhog Day to Star Wars Day. Here's how to find deals during lesser-known holidays.

Hulu Will Soon Offer Live TV for Less Than $40

Hulu has teamed up with CBS to bring some of the network's live shows to the streaming service, offering cord cutters a compelling new option. Considering that the package includes Hulu's catalog, it's clear that Hulu intends to be a serious contender in live streaming.

9 Awesome Things You Can Do With a Drone

If you're going to spend a lot on a new drone, you'll want to get the biggest bang for your buck. Whether you're new to the hobby, or just thinking about buying your first model, check out our list of nine cool things to do with a drone.

The Amazon Echo Is Sold Out Until the End of January

This Bluetooth-speaker/voice-activated personal assistant was Amazon's hit of the Christmas season, and it won't be back in stock until the end of the month. But there are several alternatives, and maybe even a few stores where you can still find it.

12 Must-Read Personal Finance Books for a Better 2017

There's no substitute for the wealth of information found in a tome written by a successful person with a specialized point of view. Each of these 12 books is a personal finance classic because the concepts within stand the test of time.

How to Watch Golden Globe-Nominated Films and Shows

The 2017 Golden Globes are coming up on Sunday. Want to brush up on the movies and TV shows that are contending for the big awards? We've compiled this viewing resource so you can know where to watch some of this year's nominees.

These 13 Foods Aren't What You Think They Are

With the recent discovery that wood pulp was being used as a filler in grated Parmesan cheese, you might be wondering what else you're inadvertently eating. Here's a list of 13 foods that are often mislabeled, misnamed, or simply misunderstood.

VIDEO: Our Champagne Taste Test Finds the Best Bubbles for Your Buck!

It's almost New Year's Eve, so you're probably in the market for a nice bottle of champagne. Is there a sparkling wine that's good and a good price? Find out in our video taste test!

How to Get One Extra Month of Amazon Prime for Free

If you're a Prime member and a receive a late delivery, you're entitled to a free 1-month extension of the service. We've tested it out multiple times, and so have our readers!

9 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget in 2017

Want to eat healthier and save more money in the New Year? Contrary to popular belief, those two things aren't mutually exclusive. We rounded up a few tips to help you get started on your 2016 resolutions.

7 New Year's Resolutions That Will Save You Money

Most sites will tell you to quit smoking or stop buying Starbucks every day if you want to save money in the new year. Here are seven different New Year's resolutions for you to consider, all of which will save you money in 2017.

What Can You Do If a Christmas Gift Doesn't Arrive in Time?

You've finished your holiday shopping and just need to wrap up the gifts once they're delivered. But what if the packages don't arrive by Christmas? Here's what to do about those delayed or lost items.

No Christmas Gift? This I.O.U. Is Better Than Nothing!

You know everything will be cheaper after the holidays, but you have a horde of greedy family members all demanding gifts on or before Christmas. Fear not! Use our handy I.O.U. as a festive "get out of jail free" card.

Top 5 Things to Buy During the 2016 After Christmas Sales

If you're a last-minute Christmas shopper, there's one type of sale you may not be considering: the after-Christmas sale! Here are five particularly good product categories to watch for on December 26.

Holiday Shopping Hours 2016: Find Out When to Go for Last-Minute Gifts

Still have some gifts to buy this week? Find out what hours stores will be open each day.

15 Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping for Free for the Holidays

Christmas is almost here and if you've still got some shopping to wrap up, you're in luck! Some retailers are spreading their own holiday cheer by offering discounted expedited shipping options to ensure your gifts arrive in time for the big day.

7 Ways to Teach Kids How to Manage Money

Finance may seem like a grown-up concept, but it's never too early to start teaching your children about managing money. Here are seven ways to teach kids how to budget and value a dollar, so they can start off on the right financial foot.

Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2016: Make Sure It Arrives in Time!

Avoid the stress of a last-minute mall stop and exorbitant shipping fees by checking out our list of cut-off dates for Christmas delivery. We've collected deadlines for the season's most popular retailers, and some of them will even upgrade your shipping if you meet certain requirements.

Your Favorite Shopping App Might Be Fake

Fake apps are a big business, and while they've long been thought of as an Android issue, they're now proliferating in the Apple App Store. The current crop of fake shopping apps are even more dangerous, targeting your credit and personal information. We offer handy tips on how to avoid these scams.

How Do Toys Like Hatchimals Become So Popular?

This year's most popular toy is the Hatchimal, which has been tough to find on store shelves. But what goes into making the hottest toy of the holiday season? Here's an insider look at how toys like the Hatchimal become so popular.

17 Things That Will Be MORE Expensive in 2017

While we love to focus on the things that will decrease in price in the coming year, we can't ignore the items that will take a toll on your wallet. And in 2017, even staying home will cost more money. Find out why with our list of purchases that will become costlier in 2017.

Is Your Holiday Spending Way Over the Top? 11 Bad Habits to Avoid

Between gifting, travel, parties, and on-the-go meals, the holidays can be pretty tough on your wallet. Use our bad habit checklist to make sure you know how to avoid holiday overspending.

The Most Dangerous Toys of 2016: Superman Will Blind You

Why chance ruining the holiday by getting your kids toys that'll harm them? To make sure you don't spend Christmas in the ER, check out this safety group's annual list of the season's most dangerous toys.

'Tisn't the Season: 7 Things You Should NOT Buy Before Christmas

There's a lot of shopping to be done between now and Christmas, but should you buy every deal you see? From clothing to Hatchimals, many items will be cheaper if you can wait until after the holidays.

Happy Every Holiday: How to Celebrate the Whole Month of December

There's no denying that there are other holidays in December besides Christmas. A lot of other holidays, actually! Because we love festivities almost as much as we love bargains, we found 30 additional holidays you can celebrate this month.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 Cheers & Jeers: Sound Off on the Sales!

Everybody take a deep breath: Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come to an end. And so now — after we've caught up on sleep and Westworld — we're reflecting back on how the Black Friday 2016 season turned out. And some stores really surprised — but not always in a good way.

Amazon Prime Benefits You May Not Know About

Amazon Prime is more than just free two-day shipping. The membership program offers a growing number of perks — and if you use them all, you're definitely getting a deal. Here are added benefits you can get with Prime.

Best Buy Cyber Monday Is Now Live! Here Are the Top 10 Deals

Best Buy is one of the most popular stores for Cyber Monday electronics shopping. We've rounded up the top Best Buy Cyber Monday deals so far, as well as tips for what's still to come.

Amazon Cyber Monday Is Now Live! Here Are the Top 10 Deals

Amazon dominates the Cyber Monday season. Last year we saw more deals at this time from Amazon than from Target and Walmart combined! We're rounding up some of the best offers at Amazon, as well as some tips about how to shop the sale.
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