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5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money

Everyone love a deal, and retailers know it. Don't get suckered into these coupon marketing tricks — they aren't worth it!

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4 Sneaky Store Perks That Make You Overspend

Buyer beware! Those awesome shopping "perks" you love put you right where the store wants you — reaching into your pocket for more cash.

8 Ways You're Being a Terrible Customer

The customer is always right, right? Wrong! Don't be a terrible customer.

7 Retailers With the Absolute Best Customer Service

These retailers may have higher prices, but their above-and-beyond customer service just might make paying the premium worth it.

5 Things You Should Never Buy on Groupon or LivingSocial

The venerable daily deal sites offer big savings, but from counterfeit cosmetics to pointless promos, these Groupon and LivingSocial deals aren't.

10 Ways to Be the Perfect Customer

Getting good service as a patron is a two-way street. If you expect perfect service, you should try to be the perfect customer.

How Much Can You Trust That Food Label?

They say you should always read the labels when you buy food — but can you trust what the label says?

The 7 Most Outrageously Expensive Whole Foods Products

With $30 emu eggs and $70 air plants, it's no wonder Whole Foods carries the "Whole Paycheck" nickname. Who buys this stuff?

8 Times You Should Demand a Discount

Whether it's a dented floor model dishwasher, or you're paying in cash… know that you can — and should — demand a discount.

5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money

Everyone love a deal, and retailers know it. Don't get suckered into these coupon marketing tricks — they aren't worth it!

9 Times You Should Demand a Refund

Why waste your hard-earned money on a sub-par product or service? Here's when to (politely) demand a refund.

The 9 Everyday Products With the Biggest Markups

Skip these high markup everyday buys and choose cheaper alternatives — or use the knowledge to negotiate harder and save.

6 Ways to Apartment Hunt on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Craigslist is a leading apartment rental marketplace, with plenty of listings — and scammers. Protect yourself by recognizing the warning signs.

These Secrets of Amazon's Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys

You win some, you lose some in online retail. Find out which items are a steal on Amazon and which you're better off finding at your local Walmart.

6 Products That Cost More for Women Than for Men

Ever notice that blue razors cost less than pink ones? Stop letting gender-based packaging and marketing sabotage your budget.

4 "As Seen on TV" Products Actually Worth the Money

Made-for-TV gadgets are rarely worth more than a laugh. But wait — don't change the channel on these four great items!

8 Price Match Policies You Should Be Wary Of

Price matching is a great way to stick to your budget, but before you trust any retailer's price match claim, read the fine print.

Account in Collections? Here's How to Fix It

Collections — the term every credit-savvy person fears. If you get that dreaded letter, don't panic. Learn how to deal with a debt in collections.

How to Score More Loyalty Perks From Your Credit Card Company

Savvy consumers haggle their way to cheaper utility and Internet bills. Do the same with your credit cards and you'll pay less interest and fees.

5 Foods That Are Only Labeled Organic — But Really Aren't

Organic food comes at a premium, but you can't always trust the label. The organic stamp on these foods may be harmful to your wallet.

4 Warranties That Aren't Worth It

Better safe than sorry, right? That may be your reasoning behind buying product warranties. But in these four instances, warranties definitely aren't worth it.