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5 Things Not to Buy at Drugstores (Including Drugs)

While drugstores now carry everything from Tylenol and tights to tuna rolls (although CVS said earlier this year it will no longer sell cigarettes), it’s rare that their offerings are cheaper than the same items at big-box and grocery stores —...

Who Inherits Your iTunes Library?

Why your digital books and music may go to the grave.

5 Things Not to Buy at Dollar Stores

Bargain basements need to balance brand recognition with price

What Not to Buy on Amazon

When we need books, soap, diapers, electronics — pretty much anything — many of us head right to Amazon.com, assuming it has the lowest prices. But for some things, you may be better off shopping elsewhere. Last week, Amazon released its...

The Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items

Savvy shoppers know the best time to get linens is during January’s white sales and that July is a great time to buy swimsuits. But how about the purchases that will really dent your wallet? Do you know — or think you know — the best time to buy...

5 Things You Should Never Buy at Full Price

Maybe it’s true that “you get what you pay for” with certain products and services, but for many commodities and everyday needs, it’s easy to pay way too much. According to a recent Gallup poll, 45 percent of Americans are spending more money now...

How to Avoid Buying Fake Products Online

Amazon and eBay are fighting against counterfeit products

10 Foods Eating Into Your Budget

Blame severe weather, production constraints, and other factors. Consumers should prepare for higher bills at the grocery store. According to government data released Tuesday, the food price index rose 0.4% in February, its largest increase since...

5 Money Traps to Avoid

The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a...

Stop Overspending on Groceries

Where’s all my money going? That was the nagging question that prompted me to take a closer look at my family’s finances. One glance and it was obvious: Food. We were spending an exorbitant amount of money on food as a family. As it turns out, we...

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