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Who Are Counterfeit Textbooks Really Cheating?

August 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

After tuition, textbooks are one of the biggest college expenses. One company is trying to stop students from seeking other options.

The cost of a pile of school supplies is nothing compared to the shocking state of school teacher pay

Back-to-School Shopping: $73 Billion

July 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Kindergarten through college will cost consumers nearly $73 billion this back-to-school season, with college being roughly two-thirds of that.

Man sitting at a laptop typing with one hand, holding a cybersecurity padlock in the other, showing identity theft protection

Half the Internet Harvests Your Personal Data

July 19, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And the companies that have it aren’t protecting it.

Technology moves faster than people, increasing the need for identity theft protection and cybersecurity

Cyber Attacks Are Coming and We Know It

July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them

Image of man underwater using his cell phone while on vacation, oblivious to wi-fi security threats

Wi-Fi Warning: Unplug While on Vacation

July 12, 2017 | Joe Pye

Connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi leaves you open to hacking.

A credit card for kids isn't a bad idea

Just Because You Can Save Your Credit Card Info Doesn’t Mean You Should

July 4, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Most online shoppers do it for convenience, but is it safe?

Stained glass window of Moses carrying the 10 Commandments. Which Commandment can predict your debt?

How One Of the 10 Commandments Can Predict Your Debt

June 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If you break this Commandment, you’re probably broke.

How to Avoid Identity Theft

We Make Identity Theft Too Easy

June 9, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than half of Americans have been, or know, a victim of identity theft. They still barely protect themselves.

Where to sell stuff online

5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Every Online Purchase

June 2, 2017 | Money Talks News

Yes, you can get a discount on almost everything you buy online.

Credit cards with hooks through them represents phishing, something IT departments must learn to be wary of

Information Technology Departments Don’t Care About Security

May 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most customers believe companies are responsible for securing their personal information, but only two-thirds of company officers and IT professionals agree with that.

Amazon Cardboard Boxes

If You’ve Got a Teen, You’ve Got Amazon Prime

April 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Amazon Prime has turned into a must-have for homes with teens in them. If you’ve got kids, it’s likely you’ll have Amazon Prime. Illustration by Ivan Benavides: Smartphone app to order delivery service from a marijuana dispensary

Bud On A Budget: Buyer Beware

April 20, 2017 | Joe Pye

If you search online for the best marijuana for your money, here’s a dirty little secret about the biggest pot websites.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence snoop on you in the privacy of your home (illustrated)

Trump Is Stealing Your Internet Privacy

April 20, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Deregulating for its own sake is incredibly stupid — but potentially profitable for internet companies and identity thieves.

top hacks and scams of 2017

How You’re Going to Get Hacked This Year

March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The Internet of Things and stolen fingerprints are among the biggest scam predictions for 2017.

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Before You Sign Up for That Cool New Monthly Subscription…

March 16, 2017 | Make Change

…consider the hell of trying to cancel it

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It’s Coming from Inside the Hospital

March 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We’re getting our medical data stolen, and most scammers are taking it straight from the hospitals themselves

Eric Church tickets

Country artist claps back at ticket scalpers

February 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Eric Church gets the final laugh at re-sellers by canceling their tickets and putting them back on sale.

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8 Ways to Identify Good Small Businesses

February 23, 2017 | John Rampton

We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?

Amazon Cardboard Boxes

10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

February 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

Money questions millennials shopping habits

Millennials Really Love Malls

January 3, 2017 | Joe Pye

That’s what researchers learned this holiday season, along with two other facts that seem just as weird.

Cyber Monday shopping

Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

Holiday shopping 2014 looks terrible and funny

Black, Cyber, Or Small? Which Day Will Really Save You the Most Money and Pain?

November 21, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Does the day you venture out to spend money this holiday season really matter? How can you save time, money, and sanity this holiday season?

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Why Shoppers Are Loading up their Credit Cards This Holiday Season

November 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

38 percent of Americans will charge their holiday purchases to a credit card, and almost half of those said it’s to earn rewards.

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Can’t Wait ‘Til Black Friday? Many Won’t

October 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many Americans start holiday shopping before November 1 as Christmas creep moves in.

Shopping after Christmas

Holiday Shopping Breaks All Speed Records

September 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One-third of consumers — including half of parents — have already started holiday shopping.

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Christmas in September?

September 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Walmart is pushing the country into the Christmas creep. We haven’t even put our barbecues away yet.

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You Probably Pay Too Much for These 10 Things

August 23, 2016 | Money Talks News

Did you get a great bargain last week? If it fell into one of these 10 categories, you may have been hoodwinked.

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3 Simple Steps to Save 10 Percent or More On Every Online Purchase

July 26, 2016 | Money Talks News

If you’re not following these simple tips, you’re wasting money.

MOOCs can teach a lot, but they won't give you credibility. Yet.

Parents are Already Back-to-School Shopping

July 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents are already doing some sort of back-to-school shopping even though it’s only halfway through summer.

Where to sell stuff online

10 Tools for a Successful Online Sale

April 28, 2016 |

Making money at home? Here’s the right way to do it.

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20 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Pet Supplies

March 29, 2016 | Money Talks News

The following tactics will help you stretch funds to provide the best life for your animal companion.

Where to sell stuff online

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top Dollar

March 8, 2016 | Money Talks News

We tell you where to get the best possible price for all your extra stuff.

The Amazon credit card isn't bad, but it isn't the best even for Amazon fans.

10 Secret Strategies to Save Big on Amazon

December 29, 2015 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

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Financial Illiteracy Month Part II: 5 Money Myths Exposed

April 8, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

These myths could lower your credit score and cause you to spend more money.

Last-minute gifts

Last-Minute Gift Shopping for Lazy People

December 22, 2014 | Emily Bloch

Everything everyone wants for Christmas is on Amazon Prime.

Hassle-free gifts

How To Save Your Sanity (And Your Wallet) While Christmas Shopping

December 18, 2014 | Jess Miller

If you’re looking for creative gifts that don’t cost a lot of money or time, check out what I got my family for Christmas.'s founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

How To Turn Buyer’s Remorse Into Buyer’s Rejoice

December 15, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This holiday season, we spend money on ourselves and others and then regret it. Here’s how not to.'s founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

Holiday ID Theft: The Gift That Keeps On Taking

December 1, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The best holiday gift you can give yourself is also the cheapest: protecting your identity.

Do you use subscription boxes?

Which subscription boxes are really a deal?

October 9, 2014 | Angela Colley

We signed up for seven eccentric subscription boxes. Here’s the mystery stuff we got, and what we thought.

Weird credit card uses like speeding tickets

6 weird ways you can use your credit card

October 1, 2014 | Jason Steele

Everything from marijuana to parking meters.

Gender and food

Buffalo wings or edamame?

September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

Your takeout preferences may be determined by your gender.

Should you be buying groceries online?

How to buy groceries online the right way

September 16, 2014 | Angela Colley

Only a fraction of shoppers buy groceries online, but that’s growing. Here’s how to save money and eat right.

The most important part of diamond buying is cut

The most important thing about buying diamonds

August 19, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

If you’re in the market for a shiny stone, see what one crazy expert asked more than 40 others.

The Amazon credit card isn't bad, but it isn't the best even for Amazon fans.

Is the Amazon credit card the best card for shopping at Amazon?

July 16, 2014 | Jason Steele

Surprisingly, no. You can earn more rewards shopping at Amazon by using other cards.

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The best time to buy everything, maybe

July 15, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Not every product has predictable pricing trends, but here’s what we know.

Guard your Internet privacy

Many Americans have given up the fight against Big Data

June 3, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

But you don’t have to be one of them. Unless you want to.

Where to sell stuff online

How to convert your junk into money online without wasting your time

May 29, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

You live in a gold mine of stuff you’re not using, and you probably don’t even have to leave your house to cash in.

Avoiding identity theft isn't easy, but you can't pin it all on the company or bank.

Identity theft is probably your fault

April 15, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Most people blame companies for data breaches, but it’s not like consumers try hard to protect themselves from identity theft.

Do you pay use tax?

Most Americans don’t pay “use tax” — but they’re supposed to

March 19, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski

States could be itching to audit the 62 percent of Americans who don’t pay this online use tax.

Don't fall for the top scams of 2014.

Top 10 scams of 2014 and how to avoid them

March 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Some ripoffs never die, but there are always new twists. Here’s how to protect yourself from the worst scams of 2014.