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People used to have to go to stores to comparison shop, and clip paper coupons to get good deals. Technology means we can shop from home, but we still need to comparison shop, read reviews, and check on the terms of a deal. With so many choices...
For years, people chose light bulbs by the watt, learning over time how bright a typical 40-watt or 60-watt bulb looks. But wattage tells you only how much energy a bulb uses — not how bright it is. That takes lumens. What are lumens? How bright is...
More than half of energy used in a typical home goes toward heating and cooling it, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The more energy efficient your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are, the less they cost to...

When you buy a new smartphone, computer, home appliance, or other product, you may not always think about whether it can be fixed if it breaks or has an issue. But here’s the thing: some manufacturers prevent you from fixing the things you buy....

If you picked the money, you’re not alone. As we start 2020, many of us are making financial resolutions. Of course, saving more or paying down debt sounds great, but getting started can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry – the FTC has five ideas for...

Going out of business sales may seem like golden opportunities to grab great deals. But before you head to one, here are a few things to keep in mind.  

How can you tell if you’re getting a good deal?

Comparison shopping is...

April is Financial Literacy Month, and a great time to get your personal finances on track. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Create a budget. The first step toward taking control of your financial life is to find out how much...

As summer comes to a close and back-to-school shopping lists loom large, you may be thinking of ways to save money. Some people turn to outlet shopping. But before you pack up the car for an all-day shopping excursion, here are some tips to help...

Who doesn’t like to save money? Those big colorful “going out of business” sale signs can draw you in, like a moth to a flame. Before you fork over any cash, make sure you understand the real deal. Otherwise, you might get burned.

 

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Military Saves Week is February 27 through March 4. Join @MilConsumer for a Twitter chat with @MilitarySaves as we talk about how servicemembers and military families can boost their savings. We’ll cover questions like how the Military Saves...

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