California just passed a law guaranteeing all students lunch at school

Anna Weaver  |  October 21, 2019

The state of California has joined the effort to stop “lunch shaming” in schools. California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved SB 265 on Oct. 12, which makes sure K-12 students who have unpaid school meal fees aren’t denied a meal or…

Fast Food Workers Nationwide To Demand Higher Wages

Taco Bell is recalling 2 million pounds of seasoned beef for potential metal contamination

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 16, 2019

If your local Taco Bell was out of beef this week, we now know the reason why. Taco Bell’s parent company Yum! Brands issued a recall for 2.3 million pounds of seasoned ground beef in 21 states over fears that…

Here are 24 of Oprah’s favorite things you can buy for under $50

Claire Gillespie  |  October 15, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Oprah Winfrey’s…

These $1,425 Jesus-inspired sneakers filled with holy water sold out instantly

Kate Streit  |  October 15, 2019

Would you pay $4,000 for a pair of sneakers? Brooklyn-based creative arts company MSCHF took some Nike Air Max 97 athletic shoes, which sell for about $160, and gave them an upgrade. These shoes now have a much higher price…

Close up of hands holding phone with unknown caller

This new phone scam uses a text from your bank to fool you

Kate Streit  |  October 14, 2019

When you receive a phone call from your bank, it may not be what it seems. Thanks to a new scam tactic, a call from someone claiming to be at your bank may actually be a ruse. Pieter Gunst, who…

We tested these bestselling leggings that have thousands of positive reviews, and here’s our take

Kate Desmond  |  October 14, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Somewhere, I’m…

Concerns Over Bird Flu Continues To Effect Thailand's Chicken Industry

Kroger, Aldi and other grocery stores are recalling chicken over listeria concerns

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 10, 2019

If you’ve purchased frozen cooked, diced or shredded chicken or pre-made chicken salad recently, listen up. Tip Top Poultry, Inc. is recalling some of their products for possible listeria contamination. The original recall was issued in September and included Trader…

You’re almost guaranteed a job as a pilot if you complete this new United Airlines program

Kate Streit  |  October 10, 2019

United Airlines has launched a new pilot recruitment program known as Aviate. The program offers structured career pathways for both aspiring and established pilots to work for United. The airline plans to hire more than 10,000 pilots by 2029. If…

Jimmy John’s now has smaller ‘Little John’ sandwiches for $3

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 9, 2019

It happens to us all at some point: You’re out running errands. Perhaps they’re taking a bit longer than you thought. And suddenly, you realize you skipped lunch. It’s past lunchtime, but not quite time for dinner. Plus, you still…

Words with Friends data hack affects up to 218 million users

Marie Rossiter  |  October 8, 2019

If you’ve ever played Words With Friends on your smartphone, then you need to change your passwords because of a recently announced security breach. A hacker claims he hacked into Zynga, Inc, the parent company of the popular game. An…

iTunes is officially dead—here’s what that means for you

Steph Auteri  |  October 8, 2019

For those of you who lose your mind every time Twitter changes its web interface, or who feel lost every time Google discontinues a product that was essential to your life (R.I.P. Google Reader), you’d better sit down. iTunes is…

This microwaveable plush sloth smells like lavender and helps soothe aches and pains

Augusta Statz  |  October 7, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.When you’re…

This flattering $30 dress has more than 2,400 reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 7, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The little…

This chores app can help you manage your child’s allowance

Steph Auteri  |  October 2, 2019

For all the parents who have ever struggled to get their kids to grasp the value of their belongings … for all the parents who don’t know quite how to explain why they can’t buy their kid yet another pair…

Shipments Of A Generic Zantac Halted After FDA Warns Of Low Level Probable Carcinogen In Zantac And Its Generic Version

CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid are pulling Zantac off their shelves for a potential cancer-causing chemical

Kate Streit  |  October 2, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a voluntary recall of over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets (75 mg and 150 mg) manufactured by Apotex Corp. These pills may contain low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), an impurity that is…

8 surprising things you can rent instead of buy

Brittany Anas  |  September 30, 2019

These days, homes are doubling as hotels (Airbnb) and personal cars are taxis (Uber). Suffice to say, the concept of a shared economy is becoming more and more prominent. Still, you may be surprised by the variety of goods and…

Low-Cost Apparel Retailer Forever 21 To File For Bankruptcy According To Reports

Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy and will close hundreds of stores

Kathleen St. John  |  September 30, 2019

Shopping-mall stalwart Forever 21 announced Sunday that the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. A letter to their customers posted on the Forever 21 website reassured fans that the company wasn’t going away. “Essentially this [filing] allows Forever 21 to…

The best gifts for ‘Frozen’-obsessed kids

Marie Rossiter  |  September 27, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.One of…

The best gifts for Beatles fans

Tricia Goss  |  September 24, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Many musical…

Perdue recalled 495 pounds of chicken for undeclared allergens

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  September 20, 2019

If you’ve recently bought frozen chicken, you may want to check your kitchen freezer. That’s because Perdue Foods has issued a recall of 495 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, the company announced this week. Bags of gluten-free…

General Mills is recalling Gold Medal flour for potential E. coli contamination

Kate Streit  |  September 18, 2019

Check your pantry, because General Mills has voluntarily recalled 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour for possible E. coli contamination. General Mills announced the recall after the strain E. coli 026 was found during a sampling of Gold…

Affordable makeup artist-approved mascaras you can buy on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  September 16, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.I don’t…

10 perfect nail colors to wear this fall

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 12, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Sweater weather…

10 adorable scarves you can buy on Amazon for $15 and under

Kate Streit  |  September 10, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.As autumn…

Some nannies now earn over $100K a year—here’s what it takes to get one of those jobs

Kate Streit  |  September 4, 2019

If you’re looking for a lucrative gig and enjoy working with children, you may want to consider becoming a nanny. In certain areas of the country— like New York, Los Angeles and other major metropolitan areas — nannies can earn…

College students: Win up to $2,500 for housing expenses

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 4, 2019

While books and tuition alone are enough to make college tough to afford for many students, those who have to move in order to be closer to campus have added expenses to deal with. In an effort to help students…

Whirlpool is recalling 26,000 glass cooktops for turning on by themselves

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 3, 2019

After receiving 133 reports of cooktop surface elements turning on by themselves, the Whirlpool Corporation is recalling Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brand glass cooktops with touch controls. Of the reported incidents that occurred, 14 of them involved nearby items being damaged…

Dorothy Gale’s iconic ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress is up for auction

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 29, 2019

Eighty years after “The Wizard of Oz” debuted in theaters, a famous blue-and-white-checked dress worn by the main character is up for auction again. The gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy Gale is estimated to be worth…

Adorable fall decor you can buy on Amazon for under $25

Kate Streit  |  August 19, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Summer’s not…

These are the 8 best self-tanners, according to Amazon reviews

Jessica Suss  |  August 15, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you…

Bugatti’s new hypercar sold for $18.7 million, making it the most expensive car ever

Chelsea Davis  |  August 15, 2019

Car fans, get ready to start drooling. Bugatti’s $18.7 million hypercar, the La Voiture Noire, has been sold to an anonymous buyer, making it the most expensive new car ever sold. The La Voiture Noire was presented to the world…

Millions of Holocaust records are now available for free online for the first time

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

Knowing more about where you’re from and the history of your family via an ancestral DNA test is becoming increasingly popular. Stories like the one of Walter Gordy and Mark Tolson, friends who discovered they were brothers via a DNA…

Serena Williams is rolling out a Wheaties box celebrating women’s soccer, and every single cent will go to charity

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

If you’ve ever dreamed of being an athlete, you may have also pictured yourself on a Wheaties box. For the four-time world champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), that dream is now a reality, thanks to a partnership with…

Dole Shares Rise on CEO Buyout Offer

Dole is recalling baby spinach products in 10 states because of possible salmonella contamination

Kathleen St. John  |  August 14, 2019

Heads up, healthy people: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. announced a recall of two of the company’s baby spinach products on Tuesday. The recall affects 6-ounce bags and 10-ounce clamshells of Dole baby spinach. The products expired on August 5 and…

Amazon customers’ most ‘wished for’ dresses

Brittany Anas  |  August 13, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Dresses can…

These no-scrub water bottle cleaning tablets have thousands of positive reviews on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 13, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It’s estimated…

A Danish bank is basically paying people to borrow money to buy houses

Kate Streit  |  August 12, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re…

Teachers can get a free subscription to the Calm app—it usually costs $60

Steph Auteri  |  August 12, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If there’s…

You can now get a SodaStream that looks like the clear phone from the ’90s

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 9, 2019

I have a ton of fond memories of growing up in the ’90s. From the fashion and music to the movies (“Titanic” will forever be my favorite) and accessories, the fact that we all made it out without Jelly sandals…

QVC now offers a beauty subscription box, and here’s what in the first one

Kate Streit  |  August 9, 2019

As if we weren’t already throwing all of our money at various subscription boxes, home shopping company QVC has launched its first beauty subscription box. It’s called TILI Try It, Love It, and each month’s box is a collaboration with…

Apple Watch Available at Retail Locations

What you need to know about Apple’s new credit card

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 9, 2019

Apple has long dominated the consumer electronics space and now this tech giant is expanding into yet another business: Credit. But most people can’t get the new Apple Card just yet. CNN reported that hundreds of thousands of people asked…

Disney’s new streaming service will offer a bundle that includes Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 8, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It looks…

Lady Gaga launched her own makeup line, and here’s where you can buy it

Augusta Statz  |  August 5, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Lady Gaga…

Best Makeup Brushes

These are the 10 best-selling makeup products on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  August 2, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Finding the…

Nearly half of households can’t find $400 to cover an emergency

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 1, 2019

If we aren’t able to cover a $400 emergency expense, we probably aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s the belief behind a question the government asked on a recent survey in which it found 39% of people said they would…

You can buy a mini vacuum for kids that actually works

Augusta Statz  |  August 1, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Kids love…

New Orleans Wrestles With Homeless Pets After Katrina

This police department let people pay off parking tickets with donations to an animal shelter

Jessica Suss  |  July 31, 2019

Things we dislike: parking tickets. Things we like: helping the animals. Things we definitely like: being able to pay off parking tickets with donations to the animal shelter. It’s not a ridiculous idea, either. The police department in Muncie, Indiana,…

You can buy Kate Middleton’s favorite sneaker on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  July 30, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Duchess of…

We tested these $30 bedsheets with over 57K Amazon reviews — here’s our take

Haley Velasco  |  July 25, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Finding the…

Farmers Group Calls For Higher Meat Prices

More than 700 pounds of beef and pork are being recalled for possible blood contamination

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  July 24, 2019

US Foods, an Alabama-based food distributor, announced a voluntary recall of around 712 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef and pork on July 20 over the possibility that the products may be contaminated with human blood. It is suspected…

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