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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How My Netflix Account Raised My Credit Score by 5 Points Money & Credit August 4, 2020
If you’re a faithful and reliable customer of Netflix, the popular video streaming service is rewarding you with a bonus…
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7 Items on Deep Discount in August Shopping & Retail August 3, 2020
If you're looking for a grill to finish out the summer or a computer for your home office, the month…
10 Surprising Jobs You Can Do From Home
10 Surprising Jobs You Can Do From Home Jobs July 31, 2020
Remote work is growing in popularity right now with so many people staying at home due to COVID-19. You may…
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Report: Best Used Car Bargains Under $15,000 Cars July 29, 2020
Money expert Clark Howard’s general rule on purchasing a car is to buy a two or three-year-old vehicle. That's because…
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6 Ways to Create a Cheap Home Office Shopping & Retail July 29, 2020
Many Americans have been forced to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. And some of us have had…
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These 5 States Spend the Most on Lottery Tickets Money & Credit July 28, 2020
Who wants to be a millionaire? Evidently a lot of us based on a new report that shows Americans are…
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Report: The 7 Cheapest States to Buy a Home Homes & Real Estate July 27, 2020
If you're looking to buy a home and can afford to move, you may be able to find cheaper options…
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Target Adds Grocery Pickup Options at More Stores Shopping & Retail July 24, 2020
Looking to pick up a dozen eggs, some fruit or some ice cream — and do it quickly and safely?…
Sales Tax Holidays Coming Soon
These 14 States Have Sales Tax Holidays Coming Soon Shopping & Retail July 23, 2020
If you’re looking for a deal on clothes, school supplies and other items, one of the best ways to save…
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5 Ways to Create a Cheap Home Gym Health July 21, 2020
With much of the country trying to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, exercise is really important right now. But…
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These 10 Grocery Items Are Getting Cheaper Shopping & Retail July 17, 2020
If you've been grocery shopping lately, you know quite well that the coronavirus pandemic caused some food prices to rise…
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You Can Now Turn Your Coins Into Cash at QuikTrip Money & Credit July 13, 2020
If you've ever used a coin exchange machine at the grocery store, you know that what you gain in convenience,…
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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…
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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…