Clubs raise prices, but less-publicized perks may offer extra savings.
This post comes from Kelli B. Grant at partner site SmartMoney.
As joining a warehouse club gets more expensive, would-be members may need to look a little further than multipacks of frozen pizza and bulk packs of paper towels to decide if the annual fee is worth it.
The recent changes at Netflix are enough to give many a once-satisfied customer whiplash.
Angry subscribers won a victory when Netflix aborted Qwikster, a separate service for mailed DVDs. On top of a recent 60% price increase, the move would have required customers to access two different websites to manage their DVD and streaming accounts.
So, are Netflix customers -- a very vocal group -- again enchanted with their once-beloved company?
That's from birth through age 17, and it doesn't include college. How does your spending compare?
This post comes from Miranda Marquit at partner blog Bargaineering.
Every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues new statistics on the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18. The latest report says the average cost is $226,920 -- almost 40% more than a decade ago, CNNMoney reports.
That's for a middle-income, two-parent family with two kids in 2010. The numbers (.pdf file) change if you have a different income, or live in certain areas.
You can go to the USDA website and use its cost of raising a child calculator to get a more personalized view of the cost. According to my income and location, the USDA predicts I'll spend $26,463 a year on my son from birth through age 17. I'm pretty sure I'm not spending that much now.
Here are the answers to 5 common questions drivers ask after a wildlife collision.
This post comes from Penny Gusner at partner site CarInsurance.com.
These are the most common questions readers have submitted about deer-vehicle collisions and car insurance coverage:
Renting storage space is sometimes necessary, but many people spend thousands to keep stuff they don't really care about.
This post comes from Brandon Ballenger at partner site Money Talks News.
Americans buy -- and keep -- a lot of stuff. That's made self-storage a $22 billion industry, according to its major trade group, the Self Storage Association.
Most of us have seen them dotting the landscape. According to the industry group, 84% of all U.S. counties have at least one self-storage facility, and 10% of Americans use them.
Some of us shouldn't.
Huge numbers of the giant African land snail have turned up in a Florida neighborhood, where they're munching on concrete, plaster and other building materials.
This post comes from Michelle Megna at partner site Insurance.com.
The giant African land snail is one of the "most damaging snails in the world" because it eats at least 500 different types of plants, can cause structural damage to plaster and stucco, and can carry a parasitic worm that can lead to meningitis in humans, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
As the new Timeline feature rolls out, Facebook users should be even more vigilant about how they share personal data.
Facebook's new Timeline places a much greater emphasis on data-rich behavior from users that increasingly tells the world where they are, what they're doing, and who they're doing it with. That doesn't have monetary value for Facebook users, but it does for marketers -- and criminals.
You can keep costs down without resorting to turning off all the lights and pretending you're not home.
Recently Get Rich Slowly staff writer Sierra Black wrote about ways to get financially prepared for the holiday season. By thinking about savings and gift preparations now, you can avoid a shocker of a credit card bill after the new year.
But if you think post-holiday bank statements are scary, maybe you should start planning for Halloween expenses, too. Yes, you read that right, Halloween expenses.
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