A "Price Reduced" notice is seen on a home's "For Sale" sign in the yard.

This chart shows where US housing market prices are dropping the most

Scripps News  |  November 7, 2022

According to the American Enterprise Institute’s Housing Center, home prices are finally declining after 10 years of a seller’s market. The drop is the result of a marked increase in interest rates and constant quality home price appreciation, also called…

AirWick air fresheners recalled for rupture and laceration hazard

Scripps News  |  November 4, 2022

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that a batch of AirWick air fresheners could pose a laceration and injury hazard, prompting its recall. The CPSC said the recalled air fresheners are “missing a corrosion inhibitor, which can lead to corrosion…

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Ring with an emerald from a 400-year-old shipwreck is up for auction for Ukraine aid

Tricia Goss  |  November 3, 2022

If “Titanic” is one of your favorite movies and you’ve dreamed about having a piece of jewelry from the bottom of the sea, an emerald ring up for auction might pique your interest. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one…

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Starbucks’ holiday drinks and treats are back

Scripps News  |  November 3, 2022

Starbucks said its festive winter and holiday drinks are returning across the country starting Thursday, along with the favorite Starbucks red cups. This will be the 25th year of the holiday cup, and the holiday beverages returning include the Peppermint…

A Goodwill sign is seen at the store in downtown Sunnyvale, California.

Goodwill’s new shopping site finally brings its thrifting treasures online

Scripps News  |  November 3, 2022

One of the best parts of shopping at thrift stores is finding a gem of an item at a low price. And while bargain hunting is part of the thrill, you might not always have time to comb racks and…

Netflix account sharing fees will begin soon—here’s how to transfer your profile

Scripps News  |  November 2, 2022

Last October, Netflix announced it would begin charging fees for password sharing. While the streaming service hasn’t provided a firm date for when the fees would begin — or what those fees will be — Netflix said it could start…

Sauces sold on Amazon recalled due to potential allergen

Scripps News  |  October 28, 2022

The Seed Ranch Flavor Co. is recalling several products sold on Amazon and at a handful of retailers as the products contain undeclared soy. The recalled products include five-ounce bottles of “Umami Everyday Sauce” and “Everything But The Sushi &…

Wall-mounted basketball goal recalled years after boy’s death

Scripps News  |  October 27, 2022

An Indiana-based company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are recalling about 18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals that can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground. The CPSC says a Granger, Indiana, boy died after one of…

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You can get women’s Dr. Martens boots 25% off on Amazon right now

Marie Rossiter  |  October 27, 2022

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Horton Fitness issues recall after treadmills unexpectedly accelerate or stop

Scripps News  |  October 27, 2022

A recall has been issued for 192,000 treadmill units sold across the U.S. after the treadmills “can unexpectedly accelerate, change speed, or stop without user input.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been 874 reports of the treadmill…

Recalled Pine-Sol products

37 million bottles of Pine-Sol cleaning products recalled for possible bacteria contamination

Scripps News  |  October 27, 2022

Clorox recalled 37 million bottles of its scented Pine-Sol products on Oct. 25 due to a possible bacteria contamination. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the eight Pine-Sol products included in the recall are Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners…

FDA warns Mighty Bliss electric heating pad customers to stop using

Scripps News  |  October 27, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urging customers of the Mighty Bliss electric heating pad to stop using them and contact the company for instructions on returning them. The FDA announced a recall of over 500,000 electric heating pads…

Dry shampoos from multiple brands recalled for potentially high levels of benzene

Scripps News  |  October 24, 2022

Unilever United States is voluntarily recalling numerous dry shampoo products that were sold under various brand names. The recall includes dry shampoos from Dove, Suave, Nexxus, Tresemme and Bed Head. The products may have elevated levels of benzene, according to a…

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Your Halloween candy will cost more this year thanks to skyrocketing prices

Scripps News  |  October 24, 2022

The scariest part of Halloween this year might be the cost of participating. Candy prices are soaring. In fact, candy costs have experienced their highest jump on record this year, leaving many of us saying “boo” in a less-than-festive manner.…

More than 60,000 toy guns recalled for fire hazard

Scripps News  |  October 21, 2022

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission said over 60,000 Gel Blaster SURGE 1.0 toy guns have been recalled due to potential fire hazards. According to the CPSC, the toy’s lithium-ion battery pack inside the handle can overheat and ignite, posing a…

Young daughter gives her father a gift

6 foolproof gifts for dad—even if he’s super hard to shop for

Emily O'Brien  |  October 21, 2022

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6 things for anyone who needs to keep their hands busy

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 20, 2022

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IRS made inflation adjustments for 2023 that could mean lower tax rates for many

Scripps News  |  October 19, 2022

Historic inflation rates in the U.S. have spurred some changes that will reduce many people’s tax bill next year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced dozens of adjustments due to inflation that affect individual tax income brackets for the 2023…

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The best ways to store important documents and papers at home

Tricia Goss  |  October 18, 2022

Although the world has become increasingly digital, there are still many hard-copy documents that you need to have on hand. And while it may be necessary to have items like birth certificates, insurance policies and contracts in an accessible spot,…

Levi's jeans with iconic Levi Strauss tag

Levi’s jeans from the 1800s found in mine shaft sell for more than $87,000

Kathleen St. John  |  October 18, 2022

Serious clotheshorses will pay top dollar for vintage denim. Two collectors from Los Angeles just blew some minds, though, when they paid $87,400 ($76,000 plus a buyer’s premium) for a pair of jeans made almost 150 years ago. Did we…

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Student loan forgiveness application site opens for beta testing

Scripps News  |  October 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education launched a beta site for its student loan forgiveness plan on Friday. The site could be temporarily paused for assessments, but student loan borrowers will be able to submit applications via the site, which will…

MacKenzie Scott gives $15 million for eyeglasses for farm workers in developing countries

Tricia Goss  |  October 17, 2022

In May 2019, MacKenzie Scott joined The Giving Pledge, a movement of the world’s wealthiest philanthropists, stating that she had a disproportionate amount of money. She vowed to give away billions and began to do so almost immediately. Recently, the…

Noel, Matt, Paul and Prue of "The Great British Baking Show," which airs in America on Netflix.

Netflix is launching a $7 ad-supported plan in November

Helen Lee  |  October 14, 2022

The rising price of a Netflix subscription over the past few years has led to complaints and even lawsuits from customers — and a loss in growth for the popular streaming service. Back in April, the company announced a remedy:…

5 tips for getting the shiniest, healthiest hair possible

Emily O'Brien  |  October 13, 2022

Shiny, bouncy hair exudes health and beauty, but it’s not always easy to achieve given the pressures of our daily routines. Everyday exposure to showers, hair products and pollution can have an impact on your hair’s luster. Damage from harsh…

8 practical gifts for pregnant women they’ll actually use

Tricia Goss  |  October 13, 2022

Being pregnant can be a wonderful, magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience. But it can also be exhausting and oh-so-uncomfortable. Expectant mothers often experience ailments from morning sickness and nightly heartburn to backaches, swollen feet and a seemingly never-ending need to use the…

Cars wait at Starbucks drive-thru

Starbucks plans store redesign to make getting your coffee and snacks much faster

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 12, 2022

Have you noticed that your Starbucks drive-thru order is taking a lot longer these days? Don’t blame the baristas: The reason for slower lines is that customized drinks have skyrocketed, and it’s difficult for baristas to keep up with that…

Christmas tree in holiday shop at Target

Despite reduced imports, retailers say they’re well stocked for the holidays

Scripps News  |  October 12, 2022

Retailers in the U.S. are said to be well stocked and ready for holiday shoppers amid reduced imports as China still grapples with warehouse shutdowns. While imports in the U.S. increased early in 2022 compared to 2021, imports have fallen…

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8 basic makeup essentials to keep in your makeup bag

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 10, 2022

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Facebook says more than 400 apps may be stealing username and password information

Scripps News  |  October 9, 2022

Facebook says it has reported over 400 Android and iOS apps designed to steal username and password information. The apps are disguised as photo editors, games, VPN services, business apps and other utilities, Facebook stated. The social media platform claims the app…

Pepsi will be first company to get the Tesla Semi

Scripps News  |  October 8, 2022

Pepsi truck drivers will soon be delivering goods in a Tesla Semi. Tesla Founder Elon Musk tweeted Oct. 7 that the company started production on the tractor-trailers. They are scheduled to be delivered to a plant in California in December.…

woman adding wheat grass green powder

What are super greens and are they actually good for you?

Emily O'Brien  |  October 6, 2022

While eating whole foods is always your best option, not everyone can consume their daily vegetables and nutrient-dense foods. That might make reaching for a couple scoops of super greens the next best thing. Super greens are dietary supplement powders…

Airbnb offering free housing to those affected by Florida hurricanes

Scripps News  |  October 5, 2022

Airbnb will offer temporary housing to those who were displaced by  hurricanes. The company said they would offer victims affected by Hurricane Ian in the U.S. and Hurricane Fiona in the Caribbean a free place to stay. The company said…

Some wrecked boats are shown in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.

How to spot Hurricane Ian relief scams

Marie Rossiter  |  October 4, 2022

Hurricane Ian left a swath of destruction on Florida’s west coast last week. As residents continue to pick up the remnants of their lives, they often find themselves desperate to find some relief. The same holds true for people outside…

Federal government adjusts student loan forgiveness program amid state lawsuits

Scripps News  |  October 4, 2022

There are new changes to who is eligible for the new federal student loan forgiveness program. It comes as six states filed lawsuits to try and block the plan altogether. The change impacts borrowers who used Perkins loans and Federal…

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4 Tips and tricks for smooth road trips with kids

Emily O'Brien  |  October 3, 2022

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TikTok is tracking people on sites across the web—even if they don’t use the app

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 3, 2022

We all know that the apps we use can track our behavior on the web. But up until now, we assumed that only the apps we signed up for, or the apps we regularly used, would be following our online…

A Michaels craft store is shown in Plattsburgh, New York.

This free Halloween costume demo at Michaels will help you with last-minute costumes

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 3, 2022

If you have a habit of waiting until a few days before Halloween to make your family’s costumes, Michaels is holding a free event the weekend before the big day that will give you some last-minute ideas. The Last Minute…

A white bathroom with a framed mirror and patterned shower curtain.

8 ways to refresh your bathroom on a budget

Marie Rossiter  |  September 28, 2022

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Snail mucin cream

This popular snail mucin repair cream has 10,000 5-star reviews—and it’s on sale

Kathleen St. John  |  September 25, 2022

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Basketball hoops recalled after backboards fall on players

Scripps News  |  September 24, 2022

More than 13,000 basketball hoops were recalled due to welds in the arm attached to the backboard failing and causing the backboard to fall. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 26 reported incidents of backboards falling.…

Alaska to give each resident over $3,200 from oil producers

Scripps News  |  September 22, 2022

Officials in Alaska recently announced that residents will each receive $3,284 from the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend. The fund is paid for by the state’s oil producers. The fund is open to those who were considered Alaska residents for all…

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Five ways the Federal Reserve’s rate hike will affect your finances

Scripps News  |  September 22, 2022

The Federal Reserve has raised rates for the third time in a series of “supersize” rate hikes that Fed Chair Jerome Powell says is expected to continue to try to reduce inflation aggressively. The Fed is waging a historic campaign…

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Walmart hiring 40,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Scripps News  |  September 22, 2022

With several holidays happening soon, Walmart announced that it’s looking to hire 40,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. The company is looking to hire several positions: full-time, permanent truck drivers, seasonal store associates, and customer care associates. The company added…

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Get 4 pairs of these chic retro sunglasses for $15

Tricia Goss  |  September 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.Retro sunglasses…

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Kids can read to earn free pizza with Pizza Hut’s Book It program

Marie Rossiter  |  September 21, 2022

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Here’s why the FDA just warned people not to cook chicken in NyQuil

Scripps News  |  September 20, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning advising the public not to cook chicken in NyQuil. The FDA said the alert comes amid a social media challenge. “One social media trend relying on peer pressure is online video…

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Family Dollar recalls numerous toothpaste, mouthwash products

Scripps News  |  September 20, 2022

Family Dollar recalled various Colgate products because they were stored outside of the labeled temperature products. The recall includes five different types of toothpaste and Colgate Optic White Mouthwash. The products were sold in 11 states. They include Arizona, California,…

Woman wears fall loafers, $20 on Amazon

These $20 loafers will go with all your fall outfits

Brittany Anas  |  September 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.Boots may…

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Scammers are putting bogus Google charges on people’s bank accounts

Scripps News  |  September 19, 2022

Check your bank statements: A scam involving unauthorized Google charges is hitting bank accounts across the country. The charges are totally bogus but appear to be coming from Google and Google Play, and typically there’s more than one on your…

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Bed Bath & Beyond releases list of stores set to close

Scripps News  |  September 16, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing “lower-producing” stores following a decline in sales. The company released a list Thursday of more than 50 stores it will close in 2022. The closures include stores in 20 different states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada,…

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