Past due medical bills on folder

Changes to medical debt reporting could improve your credit score

Scripps News  |  January 17, 2023

According to a 2022 Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of Census Bureau data, 23 million people — nearly 1 in 10 adults — carry significant medical debt. In addition, a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) showed that as…

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Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is just $299 right now

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 12, 2023

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How to calculate your debt-to-income ratio for a mortgage

Scripps News  |  January 12, 2023

Purchasing a home — especially for the first time — can be a confusing and stressful experience, but one thing that can make the process easier is knowing your debt-to-income ratio. As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explains, your debt-to-income…

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You could win a cash prize equal to your federal income tax refund

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2023

Receiving a tax return is a bright spot during the year for many. It may mean that taxpayers can pay off some bills or debt, or even just get some extra groceries. This year, tax management service company Jackson Hewitt…

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How to Save Money on Home Workout Equipment and Gear

John Matarese  |  January 11, 2023

Do you have that “new year, new you” mentality right now? Many others do, too. If so, you might be considering new exercise equipment for your home. MORE: The best home gym equipment to invest in according to an expert But,…

Here’s what income range is considered middle class in 20 U.S. cities

Scripps News  |  January 10, 2023

In the U.S., the term “middle class” is commonly used to refer to individuals whose household income falls within a specific range. Pew Research defines middle class or middle-income Americans as those with an annual household income of two-thirds to…

Despite sleepers being recalled years ago, infant fatalities are still reported

Scripps News  |  January 9, 2023

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reissued a pair of recall notices on Monday, four years after a pair of infant sleepers were recalled as infants can roll from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained. According to the…

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8 ’90s Fashion Trends That Are Making a Comeback

Tricia Goss  |  January 9, 2023

Dust off your Docs and dig all your old denim out of your closet — ’90s fashion is back. Due to the wide range of styles, timeless appeal and nostalgia factor this era encompassed, certain looks you haven’t seen since…

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How to spot common Social security scams—and keep your money safe

Scripps News  |  January 9, 2023

If you or a loved one are at the age to be thinking about Social Security, you also need to make sure you’re aware of Social Security scams. Social Security scams are unfortunately common. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received…

Why vegetable prices are so high in the US

Scripps News  |  December 30, 2022

If it seems as though you spent a lot more on produce during your most recent grocery shopping trip, you’re probably right. According to the most recent Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, vegetable prices increased…

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Foundation vs. BB cream pros and cons: Which is right for you?

Emily O'Brien  |  December 27, 2022

With the thousands of makeup products available at our fingertips, perfecting your complexion has never been easier, as long as you know what does what. Otherwise, it can feel confusing! Creating the right look for your face starts with a…

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7 gift ideas for candy lovers

Tricia Goss  |  December 20, 2022

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Common Damp Hair Mistakes to Avoid

Emily O'Brien  |  December 19, 2022

While most of us wish we could step out of the shower, wiggle our noses and suddenly have our hair look Beyoncé-level flawless, the real world has us styling our own mane on a regular basis. The bad news is,…

Spend less with these Christmas gifts from categories that haven’t been hit by inflation

DWYM Staff  |  December 19, 2022

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 recent…

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Here’s why separate bank accounts makes sense in some marriages

Emily O'Brien  |  December 16, 2022

When you’re married, you share many things by default—a home, vacations, cars and sometimes children. But just because you’ve made a vow to be wed, doesn’t mean you have to share everything. There’s a case to be made that having…

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9 gift ideas for active kids

Tricia Goss  |  December 13, 2022

Regular physical activity is essential to the health of a growing child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it can help improve their cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and…

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6 Mistakes You May Be Making With Sensitive Skin—And What To Do Instead

Emily O'Brien  |  December 12, 2022

Does your skin show irritation quickly? Sometimes reactions can seem to come out of the blue, leaving skin red, dry and flaky. It can be hard to know whether or not your skin is truly sensitive because some of the…

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Chrysler recalls 63,000 Jeeps for sudden engine shutdown

Tricia Goss  |  December 9, 2022

Chrysler, the parent company of Jeep, is recalling nearly 63,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles that could suddenly quit on drivers. The vehicle engines may experience a loss of communication that can cause the engine to shut down. If the loss of…

Chocolate Advent calendars recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Scripps News  |  December 7, 2022

Advent calendars filled with chocolate have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The calendars were sold under the Favorina brand in Lidl stores between Oct. 12, 2022, and Dec. 5, 2022. They have a barcode number of 4056489516965. Salmonella…

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Target just released a new reloadable RedCard that saves you 5% without a bank account

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 7, 2022

If you’re a Target shopper, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of getting the RedCard — but now, there’s a brand-new version that is even easier to sign up for. The new Target RedCard Reloadable Account still saves you 5%…

Don’t get tricked into buying a cheap TV

Emily O'Brien  |  December 6, 2022

It can be hard to pass up a bargain base price on a new TV. After all, who wouldn’t want to save a few hundred bucks on a new model with better resolution and great features? That is, unless it…

6 fun and useful gifts for teachers

Anna Weaver  |  December 5, 2022

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Tesla delivers its first electric semis to PepsiCo at Nevada factory

Scripps News  |  December 5, 2022

PepsiCo is now the proud owner of Tesla Semis. On Dec. 1, Pepsi became the first company to obtain the electric semis, five years after Tesla first unveiled the prototype to the world. The trucks were delivered to its Nevada…

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Children’s clothing sets recalled due to presence of lead paint

Scripps News  |  December 2, 2022

Bentex is recalling children’s clothing sets that pose a hazard from lead paint. “The textile ink painted on the recalled clothing sets contains levels of lead that exceed either the federal lead paint ban or the federal lead content ban,”…

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Everything you need to know about taking care of color-treated hair

Emily O'Brien  |  December 2, 2022

Whether we wear it short, long, in a shag or pulled back into braids, there’s nothing quite like expressing yourself through your hairstyle. While some people go for oat milk blonde, purple or pistachio while others only add a few…

Healthy lunch at office workplace

Save money with these 4 tips for packing your own lunch

Emily O'Brien  |  December 1, 2022

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.While eating…

6 tips for making the best cheese board of your life

Tricia Goss  |  December 1, 2022

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.Cheese has…

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The ultimate guide to eyeliners

Emily O'Brien  |  December 1, 2022

From the creamiest kohl sticks to the best gel eyeliners, finding the perfect eyeliner is more than just making your eyes stand out. It’s about finding what works best for you and creates the looks you want to achieve. Whether…

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Which is cheaper: turning up the thermostat or using a space heater?

Scripps News  |  November 30, 2022

When the days get chilly, it’s natural to want to crank up the heat in your home. After all, there are only so many layers you can wear. But if you’re worried about the cost of turning the temperature up…

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7 ways to make yourself feel young again

Tricia Goss  |  November 30, 2022

Aging is a privilege denied to many, but as a person grows up and grows older, trying to hold on to feeling young can be beneficial. Studies have shown that people who say they feel younger have fewer signs of…

This best-selling retinol moisturizer is just $14 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 2022

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This Hoover vacuum is on sale today for $59 at Walmart’s Cyber Monday

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 2022

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.Cyber Monday…

Ford recalls 518K SUVs due to possible fuel leak and fire risk

Scripps News  |  November 28, 2022

The Ford Motor Company has recalled more than 518,000 SUVs nationwide due to possible fire risks in the engine. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, the recall affects 2020-23 Bronco Sports and Escapes with 3-cylinder, 1.5L engines.…

Inflatable hot tub is on sale for less than $300 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 2022

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New Balance shoes are on sale for less than $40 today on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 2022

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 deals…

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4 essential skincare tips from dermatologists

Emily O'Brien  |  November 23, 2022

Great skin is a sign of a healthy body. Whether you are a skincare minimalist, who just wants to wash, dry and moisturize, or a beauty-treatment queen, who loves swiping on toner, serum and masks, beautiful skin can make us…

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday deals: which are better?

Scripps News  |  November 22, 2022

Whether you’ve been collecting gifts throughout the year or prefer to wait until the holidays have arrived, you probably hope to get in on some great deals after Thanksgiving. The good news is that retailers are well-stocked for the gift-giving…

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Buy this $6 Denny’s T-shirt and you could get free breakfast for a year

Marie Rossiter  |  November 21, 2022

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.Some lucky…

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Disney World announces ticket cost increases, with pricing to vary by park

Brooke McDonald  |  November 21, 2022

Like most things in life lately, a trip to the House of Mouse could get more expensive starting next month. Disney announced last week that beginning Dec. 8, Walt Disney World will roll out new park-specific pricing on one-day, one-park…

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How to change your car’s oil yourself

Emily O'Brien  |  November 21, 2022

Changing your car’s oil is a necessary part of your vehicle’s maintenance. The liquid lubricates the engine and ensures that the combustion process continues to function. Throughout time and use, the oil degrades and becomes contaminated with dirt and metal…

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You can finally kick someone off your Netflix—here’s how

Scripps News  |  November 19, 2022

Whether it’s your adult child, your ex-partner or a friend who benefited from your generosity, you may have allowed someone outside your home to continue using your Netflix account at some point. However, since Netflix has confirmed that it will…

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Nearly 250K Ram heavy-duty diesel pickups recalled for engine fire risk

Scripps News  |  November 18, 2022

Nearly 250,000 heavy-duty diesel Ram trucks in the U.S. are being recalled because transmission fluid could leak and cause the engine to catch on fire. Stellantis said the recall covers some 2020 to 2023 Ram 2500 and certain 2020 through…

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Nearly 94K pounds of ground beef sold at H-E-B, Central Market recalled due to possible contamination

Scripps News  |  November 17, 2022

Tyson Foods announced Thursday that they’d recalled nearly 94,000 pounds of ground beef produced at its Amarillo, Texas, facility due to possible contamination. In a news release, Tyson’s said the beef sold at H-E-B, Joe V’s, Mi Tienda and Central…

Two hot dogs with ketchup and mustard.

Sam’s Club drops its hot dog combo to $1.38 to beat Costco at its own game

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 16, 2022

If the current costs of your favorite foods is hard to stomach, just head to Sam’s Club, which is actually lowering the price on one of its most popular cafe items. Previously priced at $1.50, the Sam’s Club hot dog…

Mockingbird recalls nearly 149,000 strollers for frame cracks

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

Nearly 149,000 Mockingbird single-to-double strollers have been recalled after 138 reports of the stroller’s frame cracking. The cracks have been blamed for injuring eight children. The injuries were mostly minor and involved cuts and bruises, the Consumer Product Safety Commission…

Department of Education stops accepting student loan forgiveness applications following ruling

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

The Department of Education has stopped allowing federal student loan borrowers to apply for forgiveness after a federal judge ruled last night that the administration overstepped its authority. While before the ruling, a judge issued a stay on executing the…

Man cuts Christmas tree in White Mountain National Forest

You can get a fresh Christmas tree for as little as $5 with a forest service permit

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

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You can get a $10 Amazon credit when you add Venmo to your account

Marie Rossiter  |  November 9, 2022

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.Have you…

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Follow these scripts to ask your boss for a raise

Emily O'Brien  |  November 9, 2022

Inflation is spiking the cost of nearly everything this year, with the latest Consumer Price Index showing an 8.2% increase in the all items index over 12 months. To compensate for the range of increased expenses a household has to handle,…

Nestlé recalls Toll House edible cookie dough

Scripps News  |  November 8, 2022

Nestlé USA is recalling some of its Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs. The company says the products may contain soft plastic film. The recalled batches were produced between Aug. 1 and Aug. 3 and distributed to retailers nationwide. Customers…

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