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This is the right way to clean a hair brush

Emily O'Brien  |  March 9, 2023

Hair, dead skin cells, lint, scalp oil and product residue can all end up gumming up your favorite brush, so regular cleaning is a must.

When is the best time to pay your credit card balance?

Tricia Goss  |  March 8, 2023

Timing your payments for the right moment in the billing cycle can give your credit score a boost. But paying too often isn't always better.

Temperature-controlled mugs solve the cold coffee conundrum

Anna Weaver  |  March 8, 2023

If you sip your coffee or tea rather than gulping it all down at once, a warming smart-mug set might be the best way to enjoy a hot drink.

Ford files for patent to remotely repossess cars for missing payments

Scripps News  |  March 7, 2023

Ford Motor Co. has filed for a patent on technology that would make it possible to repossess cars remotely. The application for the patent details various tactics to inconvenience owners remotely for overdue bills. Market Watch reported that experts see the move as…

Data breach? Here’s what you should do immediately

John Matarese  |  March 7, 2023

The number of victims impacted by data breaches has skyrocketed into the hundreds of millions, even though the latest data shows slightly fewer data breaches occurred last year compared to 2021. And it is continuing in 2023: in January, T-Mobile…

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Tipping fatigue: Are requests for tips getting out of control?

John Matarese  |  March 6, 2023

As more businesses adopt new high-tech payment methods, the more you’re asked to pay up. The result: whether you’re paying for a service in person or on your phone, you’re much more likely these days to encounter three little words:…

Nissan recalls 700,000 vehicles prone to shut off as it works on fix

Scripps News  |  March 2, 2023

Nissan is recalling certain 2017-2022 Rogue Sport and 2014-20 Rogue models that could shut off while in operation due to an issue with the key fob. More than 700,000 vehicles are affected by the recall. According to a filing with…

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Check your quarters—they could be worth more than you think

Tricia Goss  |  March 2, 2023

Have you ever heard of rare error quarters? These rare coins can be worth a lot of money. For example, last year the U.S. Sun reported that a rare 2000 George Washington quarter sold for more than $200. This quarter…

Dog harness vs. collar: The pros and cons of each

Tricia Goss  |  March 1, 2023

When it comes to keeping your pup safe and happy, there are a few fundamental factors that pet parents should consider. One decision you’ll likely find yourself making at some point is whether to purchase a dog collar or a…

1.2 million candles sold at Walmart recalled due to fire risk

Scripps News  |  February 24, 2023

More than 1 million candles sold at Walmart and on walmart.com have been recalled because they pose a fire hazard, according to a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The 14-ounce candles were sold under the Mainstays brand. The recalled products…

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Millions of Cosori air fryers recalled after fires reported

Scripps News  |  February 24, 2023

Nearly 2 million Cosori air fryers were recalled this week after 205 consumers reported air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported. The incidents reportedly caused 10 injuries and 23 instances of property…

FDA expands recall of eye drop products after reports of eye infections

Scripps News  |  February 23, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration recommended expanding a recall to include additional eye drop products due to possible contamination. The FDA now encourages the public to immediately stop using Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment due to potential bacterial contamination after…

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Costco shuts down its online photo center

Scripps News  |  February 22, 2023

Costco is no longer taking orders through its online photo center. The company is now linking customers over to Shutterfly. Costco members can still get discounted pricing, but will no longer be dealing with Costco directly. Shutterfly says Costco members…

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145,000 cans of plant-based infant formula recalled

Scripps News  |  February 21, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based infant formula were recalled for possible Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. The FDA said that the recall was done as a precaution as there have been…

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10 class-action settlements that could get you free money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 21, 2023

People make mistakes — and so do companies. But since the errors companies may make can affect many of their customers, they can be very costly. Civil class-action lawsuits are filed all the time to allow customers to recoup losses…

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Thinking about moving? Most tax-friendly states seeing largest population gains

Scripps News  |  February 20, 2023

A new analysis by MoneyGeek indicates states that are the most tax-friendly are also ones that are growing. MoneyGeek’s data looked at total local and state tax burdens through variables like income, sales and property taxes. MoneyGeek gave each state…

Consumer Reports reveals its top cars for 2023

Scripps News  |  February 19, 2023

An increase in new car inventory is expected to lead to a rise in sales in 2023. Edmunds is forecasting that 14.8 million new cars will be sold in 2023. That’s about 1 million more than were sold in 2022.…

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Walmart plans to close ‘underperforming’ store locations

Scripps News  |  February 17, 2023

Retail giant Walmart announced that it plans to shutter at least seven stores citing profitability issues after what it called a “thorough review process.” The company recently announced that it would close five other locations including in New Mexico that…

Yale’s most popular class is available to take online for free

Tricia Goss  |  February 17, 2023

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.Yale University’s…

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These 8 U.S. universities produced the most multi-millionaires

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 17, 2023

If you have hopes of landing a career that will make you a millionaire one day, a new report shows which universities you may want to consider when filling out applications. According to a new wealth report by London-based consultancy…

Tesla recalls more than 300K vehicles due to self-driving software issues

Scripps News  |  February 16, 2023

Tesla is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles that are equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta software. The recall includes certain 2016-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles as well as 2017-2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles. According to documents…

Ikea recalls swivel chairs after users reportedly fell

Scripps News  |  February 15, 2023

Ikea has recalled Odger swivel chairs in the anthracite color after consumers reported the chairs’ legs can break, causing users to fall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. There have been four reported instances of the legs breaking, resulting in…

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Microsoft has permanently disabled Internet Explorer

Marie Rossiter  |  February 15, 2023

Microsoft announced it was permanently disabling Internet Explorer, one of the first web browsers available to the public, via a software update on Feb. 14. “The out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application was permanently disabled on certain versions of…

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How to make a homemade heating pad

Emily O'Brien  |  February 15, 2023

Sometimes when we’re experiencing muscle stiffness or cramping, we need immediate relief, and heating pads offer a way to instantly alleviate aches and pains without swallowing any pills. They’re a form of heat therapy that promotes circulation throughout the body.…

Woman builds a business by renting out her handy husband

Marie Rossiter  |  February 14, 2023

It’s one thing to have a husband or partner who is handy around the house. But, when Laura Young posted on Facebook about her husband James having some availability to help with odd jobs around the neighborhood, she had no…

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Bed Bath & Beyond releases list of stores due to close

Scripps News  |  February 10, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond is on track to close 150 stores as it struggles financially in a crowded market for home goods. The retailer initiated a new merchandising and inventory strategy in the third quarter. However, Sue Gove, president and…

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5 fun ways to wear eyeliner

Emily O'Brien  |  February 10, 2023

Eyeliner is a must-have make-up tool you can use in a variety of ways to create multiple looks. Just one pencil can provide 10 or 20 modified looks for your eyes, calling attention to one of your most beautiful features.…

7 flat iron tips for perfectly straight hair

Emily O'Brien  |  February 9, 2023

Looking good on the outside can make us feel good on the inside, and straight hair can really polish off a look. Having the best hair straightener in your arsenal can help you take down frizz in a matter of…

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Chicken wing prices are down 22% ahead of Super Bowl

Scripps News  |  February 9, 2023

It’s a chicken or egg question. Why are egg prices still high while chicken wing prices are falling? Just in time for Super Bowl parties, a new consumer price report from Wells Fargo using U.S. Department of Agriculture data reveals…

Fabuloso cleaner recalled due to bacteria risk

Scripps News  |  February 8, 2023

Nearly 5 million bottles of Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaners are being recalled because they may contain a type of bacteria that could be harmful to people with compromised immune systems, federal officials said. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the…

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AMC Theatres will base ticket cost on seat location

Tricia Goss  |  February 7, 2023

Are you looking to save a little money at the movies? Where you sit could make a difference. AMC Theatres has recently announced the introduction of Sightline, a program that provides moviegoers with multiple seating options at their theaters. With…

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4 ways to use fewer paper towels and save money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 6, 2023

Sometimes life gets messy — and that’s OK! If you have the right cleaning supplies and the best paper towels for the money, you’ll be able to quickly get everything under control. While having a set of rags on hand…

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Banana Boat expands sunscreen recall due to carcinogen

Scripps News  |  February 3, 2023

Banana Boat is expanding its recall of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 due to the presence of benzene, which is classified as a human carcinogen. Edgewell Personal Care Company says an additional batch of the sunscreen…

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10 Black-owned businesses you can support in 2023

Emily O'Brien  |  February 3, 2023

Black History Month is a time dedicated to remembering and acknowledging key figures in the Black community and celebrating their achievements despite decades of oppression. The month of February is the opportune moment to also look at how we, as individuals,…

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7 unexpected ways to use your slow cooker

Tricia Goss  |  February 2, 2023

Have you ever thought about using your slow cooker for more than just soups and stews? Believe it or not, this handy kitchen appliance can do much more than you may have thought. From delicious breakfast dishes to decadent desserts…

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What to look for in shampoo if you’ve got dry, damaged hair

Emily O'Brien  |  February 1, 2023

Dry and damaged hair is quite common. From too much sun exposure, to washing too frequently and styling, there are so many things that can cause dryness. Dry hair not only looks bad, but it can also become even more…

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10 best cities for first-time homebuyers in 2023

Tricia Goss  |  January 31, 2023

Buying a first home is an exciting and daunting experience. But despite recent corrections, home prices remain expensive. Of the 100 largest U.S. cities, a mere three have more than 50% of homes at or below the price point achievable…

8 simple rules for keeping your home clean and organized

Tricia Goss  |  January 30, 2023

A clean and organized home is aesthetically pleasing and can give you peace of mind. Keeping your home free from clutter and mess is no easy task, but setting up simple routines can make a huge difference. Having systems to…

Ford recalls nearly 400K vehicles over ‘blue screen’ camera problems

Scripps News  |  January 30, 2023

Ford is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles because their 360-degree camera may not work properly. The recall involves 2020-2023 Explorers, Lincoln Aviators and 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsairs. Ford says the video output on the camera may fail, preventing the rearview camera image…

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The pros and cons of eyelash extensions

Emily O'Brien  |  January 30, 2023

If you feel like traditional mascara just isn’t creating that wow factor you’re after for your eyes, and you’re fine putting in some extra maintenance — and cash — to plump your lashes, eyelash extensions might be worth a try.…

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6 exercises you can do at your desk

Tricia Goss  |  January 27, 2023

Working at a desk all day can adversely affect your overall health. For example, sitting for long periods can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease, as well as other cardiovascular problems, back and neck pain,…

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Price of Forever stamp rises to 63 cents

Scripps News  |  January 24, 2023

Mailing a letter will cost more in 2023. The cost of a Forever stamp jumped from 60 cents to 63 cents on Sunday. The cost of mailing a postcard also increased. It went from 44 cents to 48 cents. The…

Which American cities are experiencing the most rising inflation in 2023?

Scripps News  |  January 24, 2023

Inflation is a global phenomenon affecting the cost of living worldwide. But in 2023, some U.S. cities are experiencing higher inflation rates than others. From rising food prices to increased housing costs, identifying which cities have the highest inflation is…

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Wells Fargo might owe you money following $3.7 billion settlement

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 23, 2023

If you had a Wells Fargo account anytime between 2011 and 2022, you may be owed some money. The financial services company reached a $3.7 billion settlement late last year with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the agency took…

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DoorDash will offer Starbucks delivery in all 50 states by March

Kathleen St. John  |  January 20, 2023

Coffee lovers all over the U.S. will soon have a new option for getting their daily dose of caffeine: Starbucks delivery right to their front door. A DoorDash press release announced the news on Jan. 17, saying the new service…

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4 things your dentist wants you to know

Emily O'Brien  |  January 20, 2023

We’ve all heard the drill: brush and floss daily to keep your mouth healthy. But the truth is your mouth goes through a lot during each day, talking, smiling, eating and drinking — maybe even kissing. There’s more you should…

Unused 529 college savings can be rolled into a Roth IRA starting next year

Scripps News  |  January 19, 2023

A 529 plan is an education savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. It is sponsored by states, state agencies or educational institutions and offers tax advantages and potentially other incentives to make it easier for families…

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MacBook owners could receive up to $395 from Apple settlement

Marie Rossiter  |  January 18, 2023

If you own a MacBook computer, then you might be entitled to compensation from a class-action lawsuit. However, you must act quickly to get in on the settlement payments. In July 2022, Apple settled a class-action lawsuit that alleged the…

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30% of Americans say they will rely on tax refunds to make ends meet this year

Scripps News  |  January 18, 2023

About 30% of Americans are relying on their tax refund checks to make ends meet, according to a study from Credit Karma. However, a change in tax rules pertaining to charitable contributions coupled with the end of stimulus programs will likely…

This Viral TikTok Scrunchie Trick Can Help Extend The Life Of Your Blowout

Tricia Goss  |  January 17, 2023

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.A salon-fresh…

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