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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Want to work from home? Williams-Sonoma is hiring
Want to work from home? Williams-Sonoma is hiring Jobs July 5, 2019
Williams-Sonoma, the home furnishings and gourmet cookware specialty store, is hiring right now for customer service associates in several cities.…
Walmart, Target and other retailers have big sales on Prime Day - Walmart
Walmart, Target, Macy’s and other retailers plan big sales on Prime Day Shopping & Retail July 3, 2019
It's official: Amazon says Prime Day 2019 is going to be a two-day event starting on July 15 — but…
How to spot hidden resort fees when you're booking travel
How to spot hidden resort fees when you’re booking travel Travel June 28, 2019
When you're shopping online for a travel deal to a vacation getaway, it's common to be lured in by a…
The top auto insurance companies with affinity discounts
7 auto insurance affinity discounts that let you save big Deals & Savings June 27, 2019
Auto insurance companies often have somewhat hidden ways for customers to save on their premiums. One those ways is through…
State Department warnings on popular vacation destinations
Is your Caribbean vacation destination safe? Travel June 27, 2019
Americans looking to travel to the Caribbean are typically interested in the three S's: sand, sun and safety. But it's…
Worst area codes for spam calls: Report
The 10 worst area codes for spam calls: Is yours on the list? Scams & Rip-Offs June 26, 2019
Are you getting bombarded with spam calls on your cell phone? You're not alone. A new report from call blocker…
the only types of insurance you need
The 4 insurance policies you actually need Insurance June 25, 2019
Over the course of your life, you'll likely be encouraged to sign up for dozens of different kinds of insurance…
Which stores have the best reward programs?
Which businesses have the best rewards programs? Shopping & Retail June 24, 2019
Whether you're a casual shopper or someone skilled in the art of saving, the best customer rewards programs can be…
Are rent to own homes a good idea?
Is it a good idea to rent-to-own a home? Homes & Real Estate June 21, 2019
While home-ownership has long been romanticized as part of the American Dream, the truth is that many people can't afford…
Where to order checks cheap besides your bank
Best places to order checks online way cheaper than your bank Banks & Banking June 21, 2019
When you run out of checks, the first thing you may think of is to order new ones from your…
Should you sign up for Amazon Prime before Prime Day 2019?
Should you sign up for Amazon Prime before Prime Day 2019? Shopping & Retail June 20, 2019
Amazon Prime Day has become one of the most popular shopping days of the year. Legitimate deals on clothes, electronics…
These hidden fees could be costing you
10 hidden fees that could be costing you thousands Money & Credit June 20, 2019
Many products and services we regularly pay for are laden with hidden fees that we don't often find out about…
10 home renovations that make financial sense
10 home improvements that make the most financial sense Homes & Real Estate June 20, 2019
If you're thinking about renovating your home, the immediate benefits you see could also lead to some profits down the…
Want to work from home? American Express is hiring for virtual jobs
Want to work from home? American Express is hiring for virtual jobs Jobs June 19, 2019
American Express is now hiring for work-from-home positions in the United States, according to a new job listing. If you're…
Summer vacation scams how to avoid
4 vacation scams to avoid this summer Travel June 19, 2019
If you're getting ready for a summer vacation, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is…
Things to know about renting an RV from Outdoorsy
5 things to know about renting an RV on Outdoorsy Travel June 18, 2019
If you're thinking about getting away for a vacation road trip to do some camping and enjoy the great outdoors,…
Google calendar phishing scam: How to avoid it
Avoid Google Calendar phishing scams with these 4 steps Scams & Rip-Offs June 18, 2019
A new scam targeting people who use Google Calendar makes them vulnerable to phishing attacks. Criminals have figured out a…
Will trip insurance pay if you decide not to go to Dominican Republic?
Will your trip insurance pay if you decide not to go to Dominican Republic? Travel June 18, 2019
The Dominican Republic is a popular year-round tourist destination for many Americans, but a mysterious string of deaths has some…
How to watch free movies online
Where to watch free movies online Mobile & Electronics June 17, 2019
There's never been a time when there have been so many ways to watch free movies. With so many streaming…
Discover drops bank fees on deposits
Huge news: Discover ditches bank fees on deposits Banks & Banking June 17, 2019
Discover Bank says it is ending fees on deposits, a move straight out of the playbook of online banks. The…
How to listen to free music online (without iTunes)
13 places to listen to free music online (bye bye, iTunes) Mobile & Electronics June 14, 2019
Free music is one of the joys of the internet. Countless numbers of teens and adults plug in their headphones…
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Savings challenge: 15 ways to spend $0 this weekend Money & Credit June 13, 2019
You may be someone who loves to be on the move — recreation, activities, shopping — but  if you're like…
How to deal with an uncooperative landlord
How to deal with an uncooperative landlord Homes & Real Estate June 12, 2019
It's played out many times for people all over the place: You've found the perfect apartment or home to rent.…
Walmart offers $1 a day college education: 5 things to know
Walmart to offer employees $1 a day college tuition plan Education June 12, 2019
Your local Walmart may be known for its cheap prices, but now you can add cheap college tuition to the…
What to do in if you've booked a cruise to Cuba
What to do if you’ve booked a cruise to Cuba Travel June 11, 2019
Travel from the United States to Cuba has been essentially shut down for now after the federal government abruptly revised…
Is a Tesla cheaper than a Camry?
Is a Tesla cheaper than a Toyota Camry? Cars June 10, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is making a bold statement: He says that owning a Tesla is cheaper than owning a…
best jobs in America in 2019
Looking for a new gig? Here are the 10 best jobs in America in 2019 Jobs June 10, 2019
There may be no such thing as the perfect job, but there are some pretty good ones out there. The…
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Knock lets you ‘trade in’ your home: Here are 6 things to know Homes & Real Estate June 7, 2019
A cottage industry of new services has developed around buying and selling homes. Now, you can even "trade in" your…
How to redirect your career after a layoff
How to redirect your career if you’re laid off Jobs June 7, 2019
Layoffs have become a regular part of the employment cycle these days, so much so that they've become almost daily…
The best cheap printers to save you money — and ink
The best cheap printers to save you money (and ink) Mobile & Electronics June 7, 2019
Buying a printer for home use can be a frustrating process. Most people are looking for a printer that is…