Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who still reads paperback books and listens to vinyl. He likes to write about how technology is making things easier and more affordable — but also sometimes more dangerous — for the modern consumer. You can reach Craig at [email protected]
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Report: Rent Is Getting Cheaper in These 10 Cities Homes & Real Estate July 9, 2020
If you're thinking about getting a new place to rent, you may be able to find a deal right now.…
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What FICO’s New Resilience Index Could Mean for You Money & Credit July 8, 2020
If you’re looking for a loan or thinking about applying for a credit card, you may soon have to contend…
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New Study: These Vehicle Brands Rank Highest in Initial Quality Cars July 7, 2020
If you're thinking about buying a new vehicle, you're probably looking for a brand that doesn't give you problems. What…
Report: 5 Items You Can Sell for the Most Cash on thredUP
Report: 5 Items You Can Sell for the Most Cash on thredUP Make Money July 6, 2020
If you're looking for an easy way to earn money, selling things from your closet could be a great option.…
Report: Top Most "American-Made" Cars in 2020
Report: The Top 5 Most “American-Made” Cars in 2020 Cars July 3, 2020
If you want to support American-made products, buying a vehicle produced in the USA is a great way to start.…
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10 Companies Shifting to Long-Term Remote Work Jobs July 2, 2020
Many companies have shifted their employees to working remotely in the past few months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The…
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New Report: Used Cars With the Biggest Jump in Sales Cars July 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has affected many industries including car sales. This meant consumers could find good deals over the past…
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New Report: The #1 Restaurant for Customer Satisfaction Shopping & Retail June 30, 2020
Chick-fil-A is in first place again among fast-food chains when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to a new report…
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26 States That Don’t Tax Social Security Benefits Taxes June 24, 2020
Many people can’t wait to collect their Social Security benefits. If you're about to become eligible for Social Security, you…
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4 Great Job Apps and Websites for Retirees Jobs June 23, 2020
If you're a retiree looking to make a little extra cash, you should look online. There are now several job…
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Report: The #1 Internet Service Provider in America Internet June 22, 2020
With many people working from home more because of the coronavirus pandemic, reliable internet has become more important than ever.…
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8 Spending Habits People Are Changing After Coronavirus Money & Credit June 19, 2020
It's no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the spending habits of millions of Americans. Many people have…
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New Study: The Best Home Improvement Retailers in America Shopping & Retail June 18, 2020
Quick and personalized service with a smile is tops with shoppers in the latest customer satisfaction survey of home improvement…
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What to Do If Your Favorite Store Is Going Out of Business Shopping & Retail June 16, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the U.S. economy. And the sad reality is that many businesses…
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10 States With the Biggest Increase in Gas Prices Cars June 15, 2020
Across much of the nation, gas prices are getting more expensive after dipping recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. In…
Sam's Club curbside pickup
A New Way to Shop at Sam’s Club Is Coming Soon Shopping & Retail June 11, 2020
If you've been waiting on a contact-free way to get your groceries at Sam's Club, the retailer just made things…
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New Report: The #1 Video Streaming Service in America Streaming TV June 9, 2020
The popularity of streaming TV services has exploded over the last several years, but which service is the best? The opinions…
Use This Simple Trick to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards
Use This Simple Trick to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards Credit Cards June 8, 2020
Have you ever had to think for a second to find the appropriate credit card in your wallet to pay…
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How to Sign Up for Credit Karma’s Free Monitoring Service Credit June 5, 2020
Whether you already have excellent credit or are trying to build it, protecting your credit is important. Money expert Clark…
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These 15 Companies Are Hiring for Entry-Level Remote Jobs Jobs June 5, 2020
If you're looking for a job and you don't have a lot of experience, don't fret. Although the coronavirus pandemic…
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The demand for travel has plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic. But as states reopen, more Americans may be thinking…
Report: The Best Smartphones for Customer Satisfaction
Report: The Best Smartphones for Customer Satisfaction Cell Phones June 1, 2020
Cell phones have become indispensable parts of our lives for various reasons. But they don’t last forever. If you’re in…
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Aldi Has a New Way for You to Get Your Groceries Shopping & Retail June 1, 2020
If you're an Aldi shopper, the grocery store is adding a convenient option that also makes it easier to avoid…
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Report: The Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2020 Education May 28, 2020
If you’re thinking about attending college in the upcoming semester, the coronavirus pandemic may have you considering some remote options.…
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now Homes & Real Estate May 26, 2020
If you're in the market to buy a home, low interest rates have made mortgages much more affordable. But a…
8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic
8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic Deals & Savings May 22, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has created financial problems for millions of Americans. To respond to the situation, many companies are offering…
Scam Alert: How to Avoid Fake Coronavirus Tests
Warning: Scam Targets People Trying to Get COVID-19 Tests Scams & Rip-Offs May 21, 2020
If you’re one of the many people trying to get a COVID-19 test due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first…
The Best Sites to Search for Jobs by Industry
The Best Sites to Search for Jobs by Industry Jobs May 20, 2020
If you're looking for a job right now, resources like Monster and LinkedIn can help you find new opportunities. But…
Report: Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020
Report: Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020 Cars May 20, 2020
If you’ve just graduated from college, you may be ready to get in the driver's seat in more ways than…
Report: Top 15 Companies for Remote Freelance Jobs
Report: Top 15 Companies for Remote Freelance Jobs Jobs May 19, 2020
If you've lost your job recently because of the coronavirus pandemic, you might consider looking for freelance work. And the…