Adidas women's running shoes on sale

These highly rated Adidas women’s running shoes are on sale for under $50

Marie Rossiter  |  May 25, 2022

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How to choose the best tire-pressure gauge—and why you really need one in your garage

Emily O'Brien  |  May 24, 2022

Oftentimes we don’t think about our car’s tires until one of three things happens: a tire goes flat, icy weather is imminent and you want to make sure there is still thread left, or you’re heading out on a long…

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Jif peanut butter products recalled over salmonella concerns

WFTS  |  May 24, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections that is possibly linked to Jif peanut butter products. The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for its creamy, crunchy,…

$29 dress on Amazon comes in 26 colors, patterns

This $29 summer dress is so easy to wear and comes in 26 colors and patterns

Marie Rossiter  |  May 23, 2022

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Try these 4 clever ways to get rid of ants in your home

Kathleen St. John  |  May 23, 2022

Ah, spring! The relatively bug-free winter is (finally!) gone and hungry insects are just revving up for a long summer of feasting. If you live in a house that’s prone to hosting ants, you probably already know this. Maybe you…

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Here’s how often you should be changing your windshield wipers

Emily O'Brien  |  May 19, 2022

Did you know your car’s wiper blades should be replaced regularly, regardless of how frequently they’re used? This is because over time blades wear down, which makes them less effective. Not being able to see clearly — during rain, sleet…

Lawsuit accuses Wendy’s and McDonald’s of misleading burger size in ads

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2022

Ever been disappointed by the way your fast-food order looks compared to the product image used in advertisements? A new class-action lawsuit is taking that disappointment to federal court. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District…

Third round of free at-home COVID-19 tests now available

Scripps News  |  May 17, 2022

Americans can now order more free at-home COVID-19 tests from the U.S. Postal Service. The federal government started taking orders for a third round of COVID-19 test kits on May 16. Each order now contains eight rapid antigen tests, the USPS…

The FIRE movement aims for early retirement through deep frugality

Tricia Goss  |  May 17, 2022

The FIRE movement refers to the acronym for Financial Independence Retire Early. While it has been trending recently, the idea has been around for several decades. In 1992, Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez published “Your Money or Your Life.” Dominguez…

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Heated foot spa lets you give yourself pedicures at home

Emily O'Brien  |  May 16, 2022

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Skittles, Starburst, Life Savers gummies recalled after reports of metal strand in product

Scripps News  |  May 16, 2022

Some varieties of Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummies are being recalled by Mars Wrigley after consumers reported finding a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag. The company says it does not know…

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Job listings can reveal red flags about the job or employer—here’s what to look for

Anna Weaver  |  May 16, 2022

A basic job posting site will list a title, job description, requirements, salary and benefits for every open position. But if you’ve ever scanned job listings online, you’ve probably noticed the repetition of many similar phrases within the text. Look…

Best Zero Gravity Chair

The science behind zero-gravity chairs and why they make you feel weightless

Emily O'Brien  |  May 13, 2022

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This couple lives full time on cruise ships—here’s how

Tricia Goss  |  May 12, 2022

Have you ever wished you could go on a permanent vacation? How about a never-ending cruise? For one Washington couple, retiring early and living on a cruise ship made sense. In 1992, Angelyn Burk took her first cruise and fell…

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This genius tool makes it so easy to curl your hair—and it’s on sale right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 12, 2022

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Factory worker tightening a ratchet strap on prefabricated walls.

The right way to use a ratchet strap

Emily O'Brien  |  May 11, 2022

Whether you’re transporting furniture in the bed of a pickup truck or tying down a cargo carrier to the roof of your car, ratchet straps can help your items stay safe. Also referred to as ratchet tie-downs, ratchet straps prevent…

Woman puts waist trainer on

What is a waist trainer—and do they actually work?

Kathleen St. John  |  May 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.The battle…

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Can you sleep in compression socks?

Tricia Goss  |  May 6, 2022

Your health care provider might recommend wearing compression socks following surgery or to help with a health issue. Or, you might buy them yourself for comfort, to use when playing sports, or as a way of preventing medical problems, especially…

Flight attendant closes overhead bin

Delta to begin paying flight attendants during boarding

Scripps News  |  April 27, 2022

Delta Air Lines will start paying flight attendants during the time that passengers are boarding. That’s a first for a major U.S. airline. Flight attendants in the U.S. generally don’t begin getting paid until the doors close after boarding. Delta…

Raw ground beef

More than 120,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible contamination

Scripps News  |  April 27, 2022

More than 120,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli are under recall. Lakeside Refrigerated Services, based in New Jersey, produced the ground beef products between Feb. 1, 2022 and April 8, 2022. The beef…

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Steamer vs. iron: How to know which to use on wrinkles

Tricia Goss  |  April 27, 2022

Maintaining clean and tidy clothing is a component of a healthy lifestyle and fostering self-esteem. Ensuring that your clothes are neat and smooth is part of this equation. Of course, you could press your garments with an iron or use…

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Even the best ski goggles fog up—here’s how to stop that

Emily O'Brien  |  April 26, 2022

If you’re a skier, you’ve probably been there before: You’re all bundled up and bouncing down moguls when your goggles start to become hazy. As your body heats up, moisture condenses inside your goggles, making everything a literal blur. The…

What to know before buying a massage chair

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 22, 2022

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Netflix exploring cheaper subscription package with ads

Marie Rossiter  |  April 20, 2022

Streaming TV viewers may start to see something they never expected on Netflix: commercials. But, it looks like desperate economic times have called for desperate measures the company has resisted for years. The shift in attitude toward ads on Netflix…

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How to convert iPhone HEIC photos to JPGs

Tricia Goss  |  April 18, 2022

Do you find it frustrating when your iPhone photos are an "unsupported file type?" Here's how to get around that.

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California could become the first state with a 32-hour workweek

Tricia Goss  |  April 14, 2022

California’s state government is considering a bill that likely wouldn’t meet much resistance from many full-time workers. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, of Bell Gardens, and Assemblymember Evan Low, of San Jose, both Democrats, have introduced legislation meant to improve the work-life…

Why you should always wear compression socks when you travel

Tricia Goss  |  April 14, 2022

There are lots of things you must remember to bring on a trip, such as your ID, medications and chargers for your devices. Perhaps there is one other item that you don’t usually bring with you — but should. Experts…

Stamps

The price of stamps could increase every 6 months beginning in July 2022

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 7, 2022

If you haven’t purchased some Forever stamps in a while, you might want to stock up. The U.S. Postal Service is looking to increase the price of stamps by 2 cents every six months beginning July 10, 2022. The USPS…

Greenhouse in garden

Get this sturdy backyard greenhouse on sale for less than $80 right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 6, 2022

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Amazon’s layaway option is free and won’t hit your credit

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 30, 2022

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Magnetic accents on garage door

Give your garage door a major upgrade for just $15

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 29, 2022

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Save $60 on this Keurig with iced coffee capability

Jenn Fields  |  March 25, 2022

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Recalled pancake and waffle mix

Pancake and waffle mix recalled for contamination with pieces of cable

Scripps News  |  March 21, 2022

A pancake and waffle mix sold by Walmart is under recall. Continental Mills makes Great Value Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix. Cable fragments were found in a “limited amount of product,” the FDA says on its website. FDA, CNN Newsource…

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Airborne Gummies immunity supplements recalled for packaging issue

Scripps News  |  March 18, 2022

Nearly 4 million bottles of Airborne Gummies, an immunity supplement, are being recalled because people could get hurt when opening the containers for the first time.

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Amazon completes deal to acquire MGM Studios

Tricia Goss  |  March 18, 2022

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Apple announces new affordable iPhone SE and iPad

Tricia Goss  |  March 9, 2022

At Apple’s first product event for 2022, the company introduced a handful of new items and special prices. In an hour-long Peek Performance event on March 8, Apple announced a slate of new products and other upgrades, including a new,…

Woman looks at ocean with cruiser bike

Cruiser bikes are just $75 at Walmart right now (regularly $168)

Brittany Anas  |  March 9, 2022

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Bed Bath and Beyond store

Billionaire GameStop investor sends Bed Bath & Beyond stock soaring

Brittany Anas  |  March 8, 2022

The billionaire investor who revealed a 10% stake in GameStop last year, helping set into motion one of the strangest stock frenzies Wall Street has ever witnessed, is now looking to shake things again with another popular — but totally…

Woman checks Fitbit fitness watch

Fitbit recalling 1 million smartwatches due to burn hazard

WXYZ News  |  March 2, 2022

Fitbit is recalling about 1 million Ionic Smartwatches due to a burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on March 2. According to the CPSC, there are four different models that are recalled. The watches were sold in…

Baby drinking formula from bottle

Abbott expands baby formula recall following child’s death

Scripps News Denver  |  March 2, 2022

Abbott Nutrition has expanded its baby formula recall after reports of an infant’s death. The Food and Drug Administration announced in an update on Feb. 28 that the recall had been expanded to include one lot of Similac PM 60/40. On…

Family Dollar store

Family Dollar closes 404 stores and issues recalls following rat infestation

Kathleen St. John  |  February 22, 2022

Discount retailer Family Dollar is temporarily closing more than 400 of its stores after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report described a company warehouse littered with rodents and their feces. The report, released Friday, detailed a grisly scene: More…

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert gave $20K to animal shelters for Valentine’s Day

Marie Rossiter  |  February 16, 2022

County music superstar Miranda Lambert has a lot of love in her heart for animals. For Valentine’s Day this year, she showed how much she cares by donating a whopping $20,000 to animal shelters across the U.S. Rather than just…

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How to report companies that make it hard to cancel your subscription

Tricia Goss  |  February 15, 2022

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Walmart customers checking out

Inflation just had its biggest single-year jump since 1982

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 11, 2022

If you’ve noticed your budget isn’t stretching as far these days or that the prices of products you buy regularly are higher, you’re definitely not alone. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices are rising at…

Guacamole and avocados

Avocado prices hit new highs ahead of Super Bowl demand

Marie Rossiter  |  February 7, 2022

Whether you plan to make your own guacamole or pick up your favorite brand of pre-made dip at the store, you might experience some sticker shock at the cash register.  The price of avocados hit a record high at the…

Yard sale sign

Rare Dürer drawing bought at yard sale for $30 is worth over $10 million

Tricia Goss  |  February 7, 2022

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Two deaths linked to packaged salads recalled for listeria

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 4, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating a listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads that has lead to the deaths of two people. The outbreak is tied to Dole packaged salads that were sold in November and December…

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Amazon raising prices for Prime membership

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 4, 2022

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Starbucks plans to raise prices, again, at all locations

Marie Rossiter  |  February 3, 2022

Have you noticed the cost of your favorite Starbucks order continues to rise? It’s not your imagination. Whether you enjoy a plain cup of joe or like to order the latest “secret menu” drinks, prices at the coffee giant will…

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How to export your Spotify library and cancel your service for free

Tricia Goss  |  February 3, 2022

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