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Blog Archives for February 2017

6 Picks From Jet.com's Electronics Sale That Make Life Easier

Science fiction is full of cool technology that would definitely change lives if it were real — teleportation, hoverboards, invisibility cloaks, jetpacks, exoskeleton suits. But the real world also has some neat gadgets, and until March 5 you can grab a few at Jet.com as it cuts an extra 30% off select electronics. We've rounded up six items that will improve your daily existence.

8 Things to Buy in March (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

With President's Day behind us and Memorial Day still months away, stores are desperate to bring in shoppers. March is typically a quiet month for sales, but everything from chocolates to clothes are discounted if you know where to look.

Should You Do Your Own Taxes?

Like most important questions, the answer isn't so simple. We help you decide whether to hire a tax professional or do your own taxes, and offer up useful tips for whichever option you choose.

There's a 50% Chance You're Overpaying for Almost Everything

The "pink tax" costs women a bundle every year. Learn which products are affected, how to avoid these higher prices, and what lawmakers and retailers have done to address the issue in the past year.

10 Cool Collectibles That Every Wolverine Fan Needs

Logan hits theaters on March 3. If you're as into Wolverine as we are, then these 10 collectibles will make you howl. (And if you only know the character from Hugh Jackman's work, these items will give you a better sense of Wolverine's legacy within the entire Marvel Universe.)

The Ethical Shopper's Guide to Boycotts

In our politicized shopping environment, it can be difficult to keep up with all the boycotts going on. We explore the not-so-new practice, what makes a boycott succeed, and the best ways to express yourself if a boycott isn't realistic.

4 GameStop Picks to Fill the Geeky Voids in Your Life

One of the toughest parts of being an adult is realizing that the fictional worlds you love are not real, and you'll never visit them. To cope with this harsh reality, it's totally understandable that you'd turn to collectibles. A good place to look for them is GameStop, where you can currently buy one select clearance item and get a second for 50% off.

The Top 5 Places to Check Your Credit for FREE

There is a lot of misinformation in the free credit score industry. These five sites get points from us for being reputable, easy to use, and universally available.

L.L.Bean's Popular Shipping and Return Policies Might Be in Danger

L.L.Bean customers have been enjoying its generous free shipping and return policies for years, but now the brand is looking to cut costs. We examine the odds of finding these services on the chopping block.

Your Stress-Free Guide to Itemized Tax Deductions

If you're ready to file your taxes, you have to make a choice: to itemize or not to itemize? We take a closer look at the types of deductions to help you decide.

Fit Your Feet in Every Color of the Rainbow With This ShoeBuy Sale

Everybody has a favorite color, and wearing it is a guaranteed way to bring joy to your day. Make sure you grab something in your hue of choice while ShoeBuy is taking up to 70% off a selection of shoes, apparel, and accessories during its Presidents' Day Sale. We've picked shoes in every shade from pink to purple to color your world.

Amazon Just Matched Walmart's $35 Free Shipping Minimum

Amazon increased the price threshold for its free standard shipping only a year ago. But now the online megaretailer is once again requiring a $35 minimum order for free shipping — and we could have Walmart to thank.

After-Presidents' Day: Sales You Can Still Shop Now!

Presidents' Day might be over, but that doesn't mean the sales are gone! Here, we've rounded up all the best Presidents' Day sales you can still shop today. Score patriotic discounts on apparel, tech, and home goods today when you shop at Eddie Bauer, GearXS, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and more.

More Than New Orleans: 7 OTHER Cities That Celebrate Mardi Gras

Every year, 1.4 million people descend on New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But not everybody wants (or can afford) to join them. Here are seven alternative Mardi Gras celebrations to consider.

What Happens to Prices When a Store Closes?

Is one of your favorite retailers shutting down for good, or closing some of its brick-and-mortar locations? Learn how store closing sales affect prices and stock, and how you can be a smart shopper during these events.

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data, but It'll Cost You

You can finally get unlimited data plans on all the major carriers again, but the cost and catches might not be worth it.

Doing Your Own Taxes? Find Out Which Software Is Best

Today's tax prep programs are as convenient as tax preparation gets. But what do you need — and how much do you have to pay to get it? To help you decide, we run down the pros, cons, and costs of the best tax software out there.

What is Drop Shipping and What Does It Mean for You?

Your favorite online retailers might be putting your orders into the hands of third-party suppliers. Here's what you need to know about drop shipping — including how it might lead to less reliable shipping and higher costs.

Here's the TRUE Cost of Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Every year, the Big Easy puts on "the biggest free party on earth." Here's an idea of what it actually costs to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and some insider tips on how to save money.

What Is Jet.com and How Does It Work?

Jet.com is like other shopping sites — but not. It uses various options to offer lower prices, and all the choices can be confusing. Here's how Jet.com works, and how you can save money by taking advantage of the company's pricing model.

What to Expect From 2017 Presidents' Day Sales

Presidents' Day is a prime time for deals on mattresses, clothing, and other items. Since sales might already be starting this week, now is the time to begin looking for discounts. Here's our guide to the Presidents' Day sales and deals you can expect in 2017.

Here's How to Watch the 2017 Oscar Nominees for Less

The Oscars are just a few weeks away, which means there's a limited amount of time to catch up on all the nominees. Fortunately, we've rounded up all the ways to watch the nominated movies without breaking the bank, from renting and streaming to getting deals on theater tickets.

Expect Fewer Deals From Chipotle This Year

Fast-food chain Chipotle has been running more promos over the last year, partly to bring customers back after multiple outbreaks of food-borne illness. Now it's reporting there'll be fewer deals in 2017.

Toss Your Old Gym Clothes — Reebok's Having an Amazing Sale!

Odds are your workout clothes have seen better days. Luckily, you can buy five Reebok apparel items for $50 right now. Here's eight eligible items to assuage the guilt of trashing your holey T-shirts and stretched-out shorts.

Has Your Vizio Smart TV Been Spying on You?

The FTC announced recently that Vizio was to pay $2.2 million in fines for tracking and sharing private data without its customers' consent. If you've bought a Smart TV from Vizio since 2014, you might be affected.

3 FREE Ways to File Your Taxes Online

You don't have to spend a fortune to file your taxes online. In fact, you may be able to file your federal and state returns for free if you meet certain criteria. Here are some free tax-filing options to get you started.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Type of Relationship

Valentine's Day is a holiday for couples, but not all relationships are the same! We've busted our brains to break down some of the best — and worst — Valentine's Day gifts you can give in each phase of a relationship.

Amazon Killer? Walmart Announces Free 2-Day Shipping

Walmart has been trying to compete with Amazon's popular Prime 2-day free shipping for years. Now the megaretailer is providing free 2-day shipping on orders over $35 — no membership required. Are you tempted?

8 Preppy Pieces to Complement Your Fetch Lacoste Polo

Is there an article of clothing more iconic than the Lacoste polo shirt? Its crocodile logo has been a status symbol for decades. And while Lacoste is taking up to 50% off a selection of men's, women's, and kids' apparel, shoes, and accessories, you can pick up a few items to complete your look. We've rounded up eight suggestions.

15 Fun Things to Do With Your Gal Pals This Galentine's Day

Created on the show Parks and Recreation, Galentine's Day is an excuse to get your gal pals together and have fun. Check out these 15 Galentine's Day ideas for you and your crew to try out this February 13.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Type of Guy

When Valentine's Day comes around, no one seems to offer up many suggestions for guys. But we're going to fix everything that's wrong with Valentine's Day! Here's our no-fail list of Valentine's Day gift suggestions for different types of dudes.

10 Legendary Super Bowl Commercials (and Do These Ads Actually Work?)

Advertisers know there is no bigger spotlight for their product or service than the Super Bowl. Check out 10 of the most successful Super Bowl commercials of all time, and a discussion of whether these ads actually get you to buy stuff.

The 9 Coolest Super Bowl Bets of All Time

Millions will tune in to Super Bowl 51 to cheer on their teams, watch the ads... and to see who will win a local bet! Here are nine of the best Super Bowl bets by public figures, whether weird, creative, or just hilarious.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Type of Woman

Your time is running out! Whether you're looking to save or splurge, we've got Valentine's Day gift suggestions to suit just about any gal.

How to Save on ANYTHING With Gift Cards

Just like anything else, gift cards can go on sale — and that means you're basically getting cheaper money. Here's where to find the best discounted gift cards, and how to not get scammed.

The Best (and Worst) Things to Buy Every Month of the Year

Saving money is not something you do once in a while — you do it every day of the year! To that end, we've compiled all of our individual monthly buying guides into a handy list of the best things to buy each month.

Get Your Nerd on With Free Digital Comics at Comixology

These days, you're behind on the pop culture front if you don't keep up with comics. Luckily, Comixology offers a selection of digital comics for free, so you can brush up without going broke. We've rounded up several freebie issues, including a mix of already popular characters and lesser-known properties.

What to Expect From Valentine's Day Deals

You've just recovered from Christmas, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. To avoid paying too much and getting stuck with lackluster gifts, start planning your romantic day now.

Find an Awesome Valentine's Day Gift for Every Budget

Valentine's Day shopping can be challenging, to say the least. You want to gift your sweetie something awesome, but you don't want to go broke. Fortunately, we've found awesome Valentine's Day picks for every budget, from DIY cocktails to personalized getaways.

How to Not Go Broke on Valentine's Day (and Other Best Bets for February)

From Valentine's Day to Super Bowl parties, February can be an expensive month. Fortunately, savvy shoppers can find deals on these events, plus Presidents' Day home goods sales, winter clearance apparel, and more.
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