Dollar stores can be great places to pick up cheap wares, but sometimes you get what you pay for. Rather than a bargain, you could end up with junk — or even worse, something dangerous. Following are seven things we think you should avoid buying at the dollar store.
Our partner Ebates offers a great way to save money on many of the purchases you make online. Now, signing up for Ebates is potentially even more lucrative: We’re giving away $500 in Visa gift cards to shoppers who already use Ebates and to those who sign up between now and Nov. 10. Here’s all … Read moreYour Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card — Plus Cash Back on Everything You Buy
Field Studios / Shutterstock.com Remember the good old days, when things were cheap? Sometimes those low, low prices look a little better in hindsight than they probably appeared at the time. Take prices for consumer goods in the 1950s, for example. From today’s vantage point, they seem incredibly low. But before you get too nostalgic … Read more15 Things You Could Buy for Under $1 Back in the Day
Our partner Ebates offers a great way to save money on many of the purchases you make online. Now, signing up for Ebates is potentially even more lucrative: We’re giving away $500 in Visa gift cards to shoppers who already use Ebates and to those who sign up between now and Nov. 10. Here’s all … Read moreGet Cash Back on Everything You Buy — Plus a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card
Peter Denovo / Shutterstock.com Halloween is almost here, but legions of children descending on your house demanding candy might not be the only scary thing going on in your neighborhood. You should also be aware of the creepy things that can spell doom for your property values. From the truly macabre to the merely disconcerting, … Read more10 Creepy Things That Could Murder Your Home’s Value
GaudiLab / Shutterstock.com Friday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing will be the second-biggest jackpot ever: $868 million. But before you rush out and buy a ticket, understand that the odds are stacked against you. In fact, your chances of winning the jackpot are just 1 in 302,575,350. How unlikely is that? Following are several events where … Read more8 Things More Likely to Happen to You Than Winning Friday’s Lottery
Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, and our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It could result in receiving … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: I’m Remarried — Can I Claim My Ex’s Social Security?
Oscar C. Williams / Shutterstock.com The good part about being alive today is that we’re living longer. The bad part — we’re living longer. The average 65-year-old can expect to live into his or her mid-80s, according to federal statistics. That means you will need a lot of cash to see you through the golden … Read more7 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Never Have Enough to Retire
Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel! Mmmm … that TV commercial makes you want to run out and get two all-beef patties loaded with the fixings on a sesame seed bun. But after a trip through the drive-thru, you realize your burger doesn’t look anything like the one in the commercial. What’s up … Read moreHow They Make Fast Food Look So Good
Have you gotten an AARP invitation yet? That’s your sign. Some of the best senior discounts are now yours for the taking — but the perks don’t end there. Once you turn 50, you’re also eligible for big savings at the bank — on things from interest rates to waived fees. Take for example the … Read more4 Bank Accounts With Perks for Savers Age 50 and Older