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Best (And Worst) Buys at Aldi

Aldi is rapidly expanding in the U.S. Already, the no-frills German supermarket chain has nearly 1,800 stores in 35 states offering super-low prices on brand-name knockoffs. Indeed, 90% of Aldi's products are...

How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?

For shoppers who are too busy to visit multiple brick-and-mortar stores to pick up everything on their shopping lists, from groceries and gadgets to books and apparel, the Amazon Prime subscription-based service...

The Impact of Lifestyle Creep on Your Wealth

If you're like most people, the more you earn the more you spend. That's phenomenon is known as lifestyle creep, or lifestyle inflation, and it's one of the biggest factors that stop most people from growing...

Hackers Target Loyalty Programs

When it comes to guarding against fraud, you may not pay as much attention to your frequent-flier miles or retail rewards points as you do to your bank account. But the points and miles in loyalty accounts are...

Your Wedding-Gift Etiquette Questions Answered

[Question]My niece is getting married in her hometown, and the costs of traveling (and staying) there are adding up. Can my presence be the present?See Also: 8 Ways to Save Thousands on Your Wedding [Answer]Even...

Secrets to Shopping at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items, ranging from cookie butter to turkey corn dogs. The chain is also known for its quirky culture. Employees, easy to spot in their...

Mother's Day Freebies and Deals 2018

Mother's Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 13. If you're still stumped for ideas on how to show the moms in your life how much you appreciate them, you've come to the right place.SEE ALSO: 69 Valuable...

Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your...

Corporate data breaches are becoming all too common. Last year, several high-profile companies including Chipotle, Equifax and Uber fell victim to computer incursions. In 2018, popular retailers are being...

How Much Did Things Cost in the 1980s?

The year: 1985. Reaganomics was in full swing, runaway inflation was finally easing, and the Dow Jones industrial average rose a whopping 27.7% to 1,546.67. It was the halfway point of the Decade of Greed. But...

To Retire Safely, Make Smart Spending a...

The financial planning industry tends to put a big emphasis on how much you've saved for retirement, but that's only half of the picture. SEE ALSO: How to Live for Today and Still Save for Tomorrow If you're...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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