Phone costs are ticking higher, even as competition increases among carriers.
Some "convenience" items come with a shocking markup. Even a minimal amount of prep work can help you get the most from your shopping dollars.
Use your organizing skills to make sure your financial house is in order too.
Get your emergency fund together now if you want to avoid stumbling over costly surprises in the future.
Shipping fees for online orders are high but free shipping usually is offered for certain order sizes and through membership programs.
Healthy dogs can eat dry or canned dog food. Choose brands that contain high-quality ingredients and fit your budget.
Not quite economy class, not quite first class -- 'premium economy' is the latest way airlines are trying to wrangle a few more of your travel dollars.
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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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