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Newly Licensed Teen Drivers are Eight Times More Likely to Have a Potential Collision

Parents do their best to protect their kids and keep them safe through every stage in life—but when it comes to driving, it gets more complicated. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), teens are eight times more likely to be involved in a crash or near collision in the first three months of becoming licensed than during the previous three months, when they drove under supervision with a learner's permit.  How can parents protect their kids behind the wheel.


How to Book Airfare Like a Travel Hacker

These days, it seems there are more travel bloggers than ever before. A quick scroll through any social media site will likely reveal a slew of different travel bloggers—each with a picture taken in a more obscure spot than the last. But have you ever wondered just how these bloggers go about purchasing their airline tickets and getting to their destinations? Surely, they have to be using different methods given the different mileage you get when you search for your own trips.


The weird reason you should launch your business in September

A huge workplace study revealed that when it comes to getting things done, the seasons are not created equal


Study: U.S. businesses no longer dominate in venture capital funding

A new report reveals that America's dominance of VC deals and investment is rapidly declining


The 25 States with the Most Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is at an all-time high. That’s according to the Federal Trade Commission’s latest Consumer Sentinel Data Book, which tracks and summarizes consumer complaints about fraud, identity theft, and other consumer...


Why the best thing about the new NAFTA appears nowhere in the trade document

The trade agreement set to overtake NAFTA has some notable improvements for small businesses


Why don't we always make smart decisions? Blame this brain chemical, science says

Your body makes you feel good when you think you're right. Even when you're not.


10 reasons why you aren't growing as a leader (and why you should still try)

If you aren't getting better at leadership, you shouldn't give up just yet


3 ways to find the leaders within your company

Anyone from a junior sales rep to your administrative assistant could have latent leadership potential. Here's how to bring it to light.


Wish you could fly? Here are the best drones on the market right now

To help you navigate the increasingly large and ever-changing landscape of consumer UAVs, here's a no-nonsense rundown of the best drones you can buy right now More>>

The best smartwatches

Tempted to buy a smartwatch? If so, then the growing number of great models available means you've got plenty to choose from. But which one should you pick? Here is our list of the best smartwatches. More>>

Are flat pillows a pain in your neck? Here are the best pillows for side-sleepers

If you've tried doubling up on pillows or buying larger ones to no avail, then it might just be time for a new pillow – one made for sleeping on your side. We've rounded up the best pillows for side sleepers that give neck... More>>

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Flagship fight

When it comes to stunning flagships, Samsung and Huawei are often the first names the come to mind. And the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro is no exception. So how does it compare to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9? We put the two to the... More>>

The best Chromebooks

We've compiled a list of the best Chromebooks -- laptops that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run Google's lightweight Chrome OS. From Samsung to Acer, these are the... More>>

The best Xperia XZ3 cases to keep your new Sony phone shiny

The Xperia XZ3 is a great phone with powerful hardware, a capable camera, and a lovely glass design. But glass is fragile, and can be broken. Here are some of the best Xperia XZ3 cases to prevent that. More>>

These are the best LG V40 ThinQ cases to stop unsightly damage

The LG V40 ThinQ is the latest entry in LG's long line of great V series phones, but it's not invincible. The best way to protect it from potential damage is with one of the best LG V40 ThinQ cases. More>>

Save up to $700 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018

This is the perfect time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We've rounded up the best smartphone deals available right now -- carrier devices as well as unlocked phones -- that can save you as much as $700. More>>

Verizon’s buy one, get one offer is the best deal on the new Google Pixel 3

If you need a new smartphone and want the best (without shelling out a grand or more), the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are fantastic options. Verizon's BOGO offer is the best way to score a deal, letting you snag a... More>>

Add color and subtract $50 with this Philips Hue lighting starter kit deal

If you've been on the fence about purchasing smart lightbulbs, Amazon is selling the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit for just $100. For a limited time Amazon is also offering a bundle deal of Philips Hue's... More>>

The best wireless phone chargers for your iPhone or Android

We checked out the best wireless phone chargers to make tangles and uncooperative ports a thing of the past. Whether you have an iPhone or Android, find out which wireless charging pads are worth buying, and how their... More>>

Why a credit freeze won't prevent identity theft

Identity thieves have many other ways to cash in on your personal information


The best Pixel 3 XL cases to keep your notch in one piece

The Pixel 3 XL is Google's latest huge flagship handset. But you've paid $900 for that beast -- best make sure you protect it too. Here are some of the best Pixel 3 XL cases to keep your phone protected. More>>

The best Pixel 3 screen protectors to keep your phone Pixel perfect

The Pixel 3 is equipped with the hottest hardware and a beautiful 5.5-inch P-OLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. But it's not invincible. Here are the best Pixel 3 screen protectors to keep it safe. More>>

Combat thermostat ignorance and save

You could be wasting significant money on your energy bills that you could change into savings with a few minutes of attention


Score 2 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets and custom cases for under $100

For a limited time you can purchase two Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets for only $100, and they are normally priced at $80 each. The tablets are also being sold as a bundle along with two custom case vouchers. More>>

Totally tiny and cool: 18 portable tech gadgets you’ll want to use every day

If you're looking for some portable tech to keep you charged up and plugged in while you're on the go, we've rounded up our favorite must-have tech gadgets currently available from Amazon and ThinkGeek. More>>

Racking up debt? Blame your parents!

How do you keep from passing bad financial habits on to your children?


Check out our list of the best iPhone deals for May 2018

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPhone deals available for April 2018. More>>

Need a new tablet? Check out the best iPad deals for May 2018

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for May 2018. More>>

Clear vs. TSA PreCheck: How to reduce time spent in airport security

Several security programs have emerged to help fliers enjoy more relaxed and reliable travel: CLEAR, TSA PreCheck and Global Entry. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about the three services. More>>

The best laptops

The best laptop should be one that checks all the boxes: Great battery life, beautiful design, and top-notch performance. The laptops we've chosen for our best laptops you can buy do all that — and throw in some extra... More>>

Google Pixel 3 vs. Pixel 2 vs. Pixel: Picking the perfect phone for you

The third-generation Pixel phone from Google has arrived, but what has changed? Join us for a look at the original Pixel compared to the Pixel 2 and the latest Pixel 3 to find out exactly what's different and whether the... More>>

Best Pixel 3 cases and covers

If you want your new Google phone to stay pixel perfect, then you should snag one of the best Pixel 3 cases. We've scoped out some of your best options so far based on different styles, levels of protection, and budgets. More>>

Pixel 3 XL vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Pixel XL: Which XL is best for you?

A Google Pixel XL is the best phone to get if you want the perfect Android experience on a big screen. However, with the release of the Pixel 3 XL, you have more choices then ever. Which Pixel XL should you buy? More>>

Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max: Which plus-sized flagship reigns supreme?

The Google Pixel 3 XL is finally here, boasting improved performance, a new design, and more. But can it take out the other super-sized phone that recently came out, the Apple iPhone XS Max? More>>

5 tips for saving money in college

Whether it's your first year of independence or not, college tuition is a major added expense. This makes managing your finances well while you pursue higher education extremely important.


Here are the 10 best laptop deals for October 2018

Whether you've started a new school year, are shopping for a student, or you just need a new computer, we've got you covered: These are the 10 best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming... More>>

Correcting inaccurate credit information

Many people never check their credit reports and find out at the worst possible time that they contain errors – for example, when they are applying for a mortgage


The best MacBook cases and covers

If you recently picked up a new MacBook, you’ll want something to protect its gorgeous exterior. Here, we've gathered the best MacBook cases and covers, whether you're looking for style or protection. More>>

LG V40 ThinQ vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Can the V40 unseat the king?

The LG V40 ThinQ is packing a massive display and an incredible five lenses, making it a unique offering in the market. But is it better than the Galaxy Note 9, another phone with a huge display and great cameras? More>>

Here are the 5 best antivirus solutions for your small business

Getting your business off the ground is hard enough, and dealing with viruses, hackers, and security breaches only makes it harder. These 5 antivirus solutions can help keep you protected. More>>

Check out 30 of the best iPhone games you need to be playing

The iPhone has some of our favorite games available for any mobile platform. Here are the best iPhone games for every big-name genre, whether you're into puzzles, strategy, or something else entirely. More>>

The best Columbus Day mattress sales and promotions for 2018

Many online brands are offering competitive Columbus Day (or fall season) deals on the purchase of a new mattress — some with steep discounts, others with a free pillow, and a few even offering discounts and freebies. More>>

Nokia 7.1 vs. Honor 8X vs. Moto G6: Budget phone battle royale

It's not easy to choose the right phone for you from the feast of budget options on offer. That's why we've compared three of the best cheap phones currently available: The Nokia 7.1, the Honor 8X, and the Moto G6. More>>

Save hundreds with the best MacBook deals for May 2018

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers. More>>

People less concerned about identity theft than in the past

Why are we less concerned about identity theft than we have been in the past?


LG V40 ThinQ vs. LG G7 ThinQ: Which LG flagship is right for you?

It can be tough to choose a new phone, but we're here to help with a comparison of LG's two flagships: The LG V40 ThinQ and the LG G7 ThinQ. Find out precisely what the differences are and which would suit you better. More>>

The best iPhone apps available right now (May 2018)

The iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world, and we want to bring out the best in yours. Behold our comprehensive list of the best iPhone apps, from time-saving productivity tools to fun apps you won’t be able... More>>

The best 3D printers you can buy for under $1,000 right now

Looking for a decent 3D printer that won't break the bank? Check out our regularly-updated list of the best 3D printers under $1,000 More>>

Store credit cards could hurt your credit score

When you're tempted to accept a store card offer, think of two things how you would use the card in the future and how opening the account will affect your credit score


Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. S Mode

Not sure what version of Windows to get? Here are the major features of Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. the newer Windows 10 in S mode to help you figure out which one belongs on your computer. More>>

The best cheap printers of 2018

Need a new printer for the home or office, but don't want to spend tons of money? Here's our picks for the best cheap printers you can buy for around $100 with Wi-Fi support and high-print quality guaranteed. More>>

All Amazon Fire TV devices have gone on sale for a limited time

Amazon is slashing prices on all of their Fire TV streaming devices right now. These discounts on the Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Cube won't last long, so now is a great time to snag one for cheap. More>>

Save up to $260 on KitchenAid, NutriBullet, and Ninja appliances

JCPenny is offering steep discounts on KitchenAid mixers, NutriBullets, and Ninja blenders for a limited time. You can even save an extra 15 percent on your purchase when you use this special fall promo code. More>>

Why we don't pay our credit card bills

Miss a credit card payment, and you'll suffer the consequences


More Americans defaulting on credit cards

 America's outstanding revolving debt – mostly credit card debt – was closing in on $1.04 trillion as of June 2018. How will we pay all that money back?


#1 older Millennial debt is not student loans

At least part of the millennial generation has other debt concerns


5 ways to reduce the cost of your car

If you're looking to cut your spending, we've got you covered with this list of tips to slash some of the major auto costs and keep more money in your pocket


Would you share your driving data to save money?

Data is a hot commodity, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for it


Stressed by home buying? Don't be

Home buying can be a prolonged and confusing process but you can reduce the stress with research and realistic expectations at every step


2 out of 5 student borrowers expect to default in next 5 years

A study by the Brookings Institution suggests that approximately 40% of Americans won't be able to pay off their loans and will end up in default by 2023


Credit card default rates are... dropping?

Is there a limit to America's appetite for debt? At least one indicator suggests that the answer is no


5 questions you need to answer before retiring

You may be mentally and physically ready to retire, but are you financially ready to retire?


How to buy a refurbished iPhone

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a new iPhone and it can be very expensive. Save yourself some heartache and some money with our guide on how to buy a refurbished iPhone. More>>

Giveaway: Enter to win a Casio G-Shock GBA800 Bluetooth watch

Casio's rugged G-Shock line has been around for a couple of decades now, and the Bluetooth-enabled G-Shock GBA800 is one of our favorite new models. We've teamed up with Casio to let a lucky reader take one home. More>>

The best time to buy appliances (and the worst)

Need a new dishwasher or oven? Depending on when you buy, you could be paying a vastly different price. This appliance buying guide will help you figure out the best times to get those appliance deals. More>>

The best iPhone bike mounts

You shouldn't use your iPhone while biking but you may want to use your phone's GPS to navigate to your destination. Thankfully, there are numerous iPhone bike mounts available. These are our favorites. More>>

The best gaming laptops

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out,... More>>

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs. Galaxy Note 9: Can Sony topple Samsung’s giant?

The Xperia XZ3 proves it's a great time to be a Sony fan. But Sony's got a lot of competition in the battle for your pocket space, and the Galaxy Note 9 is one of its biggest rivals. Which is better? We found out. More>>

Take to the skies with the best drones under $500

Want to get in on all this hot drone action, but don't want to spend half a paycheck to make it happen? There are actually lots of feature-packed budget options. Check out this list of the best drones under $500. More>>

The best vaporizers for flower and concentrates

Why combust dead plant matter when you could vaporize the good stuff and leave the leaves behind? Here's a rundown of the best vaporizers money can buy, no matter what your style is. More>>

Best waterproof iPhone 6 or 6S cases

Apple didn’t make the iPhone 6/6S or 6/6S Plus waterproof. They aren’t even water-resistant. But you can always pick up a case that is. We take a look at the best water resistant and waterproof iPhone 6 cases on the market. More>>

The best Android tablets

There are lots of Android tablets, but few are worthy of recommendation. Picking the right one should come down to more than just price. Here are the best Android tablets available, whether you want a gorgeous display or... More>>

Learn where your money goes

If you do not track your spending, you cannot distinguish between gremlins and your own spending habits or any other reason for your dwindling bank account, including fraud


Millennials should improve credit before home shopping

With a small change in financial habits, more millennials could significantly shift their risk perception with lenders allowing them to qualify for mortgage loans


1 out of 7 are afraid to see their credit report

Have you checked your credit report lately? If not, what's keeping you from doing so?


5 retirement fees to avoid

It's important to avoid unnecessary fees that take a bite out of your nest egg without providing value in return


Increase your credit score… By renting

If your credit score needs a little extra boost, renting may be the way to go


7 steps to beat the summer debt bulge

Have you spent too much on vacations, dining out, or entertainment this summer? Follow these seven simple steps to get your finances back on track and pay down your debt faster


8 common mistakes of tax extension filers

Did you miss the April 17 tax deadline for 2018? If so, you probably filed for and received a six-month extension from the IRS. Don't relax too much, because October will be here before you know it


Your low credit score could cost you $45,000

A lower score means greater risk, and lenders will charge you a higher interest rate because of that difference


Received a credit card rate increase notice?

How many times have you tossed notices from your credit card issuer without reading them? The best answer is "never." You could be discarding a credit card interest rate increase notice


Despite not saving, millennials want to retire at 61

How would you like to retire early? Millennials identified the perfect retirement age as 61


4 out of 5 Americans lie for money

Have you ever lied for financial gain? The odds are strong that you've done it at least once, and a new survey says you're among company


Car leasing 101

So, you are in the market for a new vehicle, huh? You've got some important decisions to make. But perhaps your most important decision, at least from a financial standpoint, is how you will pay for the vehicle


Trump changing use of credit scores in home loans

Are you having trouble getting a home loan because you have no suitable credit history? That may soon change


Top 3 mortgage rejection reasons

Have you been denied a mortgage loan recently? Rejections usually don't come down to a single reason, because lenders look at your overall financial status. However, some factors increase your risk of rejection...


Nearly half of millennials feel held back by credit score

Is a bad credit score dragging you down? Almost half of millennials feel that way, according to a new survey


All about the 4% retirement rule

Are you familiar with the 4% rule and how it relates to retirement? Let's find out.


When the government can keep your tax refunds and disability checks

The term "administrative offset" brings to mind meaningless governmental jargon. It is governmental jargon – but if you are affected, it's not meaningless at all


Six tips on credit card fraud prevention in the digital age

While technology provides a safety net of sorts, consumers still need to be proactive about managing their transactions and statements


The top 10 budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Warm weather is here to stay, and a good action cam is the perfect way to record all of your outdoor adventures. Check out these GoPro alternatives, including some 4K-capable cameras, that won’t leave you broke More>>

What do I do when my debt is sold?

Just like assets can be sold, so can debts. But things relating to the servicing of your loan such as due dates and payment arrangements may change


The best electric skateboards

Thanks for Kickstarter and Indiegogo, electric skateboards are carving a bigger niche than you might think. Whether you're into speed, mileage, or something a bit more stylish, here are the best electric skateboards on the... More>>

The best 4K monitors in 2018

The day is coming, slowly but surely, when 1080p resolution will be behind us. Check out the best 4K monitors on the market, whether you're looking for a budget solution or a visual treat. More>>

Which Apple iPhone should you buy?

There are three main iPhone models available, and prices vary significantly, so it's important to make the right decision. We've used them all, and we break down what makes each one great, and which model will be best for... More>>

The best camping gifts

The holidays are here and if you've got an outdoorsy person on your list who loves things like camping, skiing, hiking, check out this list of the best camping gifts and other outdoor ideas. More>>

How to get your child a Social Security number

Don't let a Social Security number slip through the cracks


The Google Daydream View, one of the best VR headsets, is now on sale for $30

If you own a compatible smartphone, the Google Daydream View is one of the best vVR headsets money can buy. If you've been looking to dip your toes into the world of VR, Verizon has slashed the price of the headset down to... More>>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs. Galaxy Tab S3: Android Tablet Showdown

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Tab S4, and it comes with upgraded power, looks, and a larger screen. It looks set to take on the world, but first, can it prove itself and beat last year's Galaxy Tab S3? More>>

All about real estate disclosures

You want to know exactly what you are getting when you make any large purchase, especially when you are buying a home. That's why a real estate disclosure statement is a fundamental part of any real estate transaction.


Keep cozy and warm with the best base layers

Winter is here and if you're playing outside you need base layers to wick moisture and keep you warm. Here is a list of the best base layers to add to your outdoor gear closet that'll keep you cozy all season. More>>

The easy way to save thousands on your mortgage

You probably comparison-shop for most of your purchases, especially the high-dollar ones. Consider doing the same when it comes to your mortgage.


The best blackout curtains to help you beat bright sunlight (and the heat)

Whether you're a fussy sleeper, work odd hours, or are just sensitive to light, a set of blackout curtains can help. Along with allowing you to rest and relax better, light-blocking curtains can insulate your home, saving... More>>

The 10 best OnePlus 5T cases

The OnePlus 5T is an incredible phone, capable of trading blows with the biggest boys from Apple, LG, and Samsung. But for all its strength, it's not invincible. Keep it safe with our selection of the best OnePlus 5T cases. More>>

The best point-and-shoot cameras you can buy

If your smartphone camera just isn't giving you the results you're looking for, maybe it's time to step up your game. The latest and greatest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses -... More>>

5 spending habits that won't rebuild your credit

When your credit score is down, it takes great effort to rebuild it


Stay warm by layering the right way this winter with the best mid-layers

Playing outside in the winter can be a frigid endeavor if you don’t have top-notch cold-weather gear and an excellent layering system. Here is a list of the best mid-layers to help keep you warm and dry. More>>

How to choose an external hard drive

Whether you're looking to backup important files or just want to give your device more storage space, an external drive can be a perfect solution. Read on to learn how to choose an external drive to find the best one for you. More>>

Millennials have more home buying regrets

Perhaps millennials are expecting too much out of homeownership, ignoring the old axiom "The secret to happiness is low expectations."


The best alarm clock apps for Android and iOS

Have you mastered the fine art of hitting the snooze button with your eyes closed? If you're rushing out the door after you've snoozed one too many times, it's time to step up your game. Here are the best alarm clock apps. More>>

5 things to know before getting a credit card

If you don't use your card wisely, it's easy to get into unpleasant credit situations that can have long-lasting effects


Check out the best affordable Samsung phone deals for July 2018

Looking for a new Android phone? Samsung makes some of our favorites, but you don't have to shell out a fortune for a Galaxy device. Check out our roundup of the best afffordable Samsung phones available right now. More>>

3 routes to steady retirement income

If you are one of the fortunate few who have a defined benefit retirement plan, you have more predictability in your retirement income than most


The best iPad Pro 9.7 cases and covers

No tablet should be without protection, especially an expensive one. Check out our picks for the best iPad Pro 9.7 cases, so you can add some protection, functionality, and style to your new device. More>>

The best rugged phones

Sometimes a case isn’t enough for people who need to protect their phone from rain, dust, and the occasional fall. Fortunately, the best rugged phones can handle anything you throw their way. More>>

There's no correlation between interest rates and home sales

The relationship is almost zero between mortgage rates and home sales


The 25 best Galaxy S7 cases to safeguard your Samsung smartphone

If you truly want to keep your Galaxy S7 in pristine condition, then you'll need a proper case. We have 25 of the best Galaxy S7 cases to add a touch of style and protection to your Samsung device. More>>

The best laptop brands

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today. More>>

How much does your dream home cost?

What does your dream home look like, and how much does it cost? Whether it's a cottage on a secluded beach, a stately mansion on a hill, or something in-between, your dream home probably won't come cheap


The largest flash drives

Decades on from megabyte limited hard drives, flash drives can now offer up to multiple terabytes of space. These are the largest flash drives you can buy today to fulfil all of your portable data storage needs. More>>

The 22 best iPhone 8 cases

We go shopping for the best iPhone 8 cases and covers to protect your beloved device and achieve your ideal look. There are all kinds of different styles, finishes, and protection capabilities available. More>>

Get your money as soon as you earn it

You're in a cash-flow crunch again. What do you do?


The best iPhone 7 battery cases

The iPhone 7 doesn't have terrible battery life, but you never know when you'll need to juice up on the go. To help, here are the best iPhone 7 battery cases that can keep your smartphone charged and ready for long-term use. More>>

Computer monitor buying guide

Check out our computer monitor buying guide for advice on everything from size to resolution and response times. A new display can be an investment, but it doesn't need to be intimidating -- here's everything you need to... More>>

The best smartphones

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy. More>>

The best monitor you can buy

Everyone wants a monitor, sure, but not just any monitor. You want a display with the highest resolution, the largest screen, and the most customization options to be had. Thankfully, we've got your back. More>>

You’ll find bargains galore with the best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals

Good deals are easy to come by, but finding great deals is a different story. Until July 12, Amazon is offering a ton of screaming deals for Prime members. Here are our favorite deals leading up to Amazon Prime Day. More>>

The best portable chargers for quickly juicing your devices

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers. More>>

Keep your data off the dark web

Is your credit card information floating around the dark web, waiting to be sold to an enterprising criminal?


Amazon Prime Day slices the price of Apple’s juicy, golden 12-inch MacBook

The new school year is now officially just around the corner. If you’re looking to purchase a new notebook for your student, Amazon’s Prime Day is offering a 12-inch Apple MacBook for a mere $989 that weighs a mere two... More>>

The best tablets you can buy

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now. More>>

7 taxes retirees must consider

You're responsible for your own taxes and will be facing new taxes and rules on your retirement income sources like these


Catch our live video coverage of the best Prime Day deals of 2018

The Digital Trends editorial staff is here to help on Prime Day. Join our senior editors for a four-hour live Q&A on their favorite Prime-Day tech deals as they walk you through all the ins and outs of Amazon's big sale. More>>

Can an identity thief change your home address?

Identity thieves can potentially redirect your mail by filling out a change of address form in your name


Amazon Prime Day 2018: Here’s everything you need to know

Amazon will soon be launching its fourth-annual Prime Day, offering Amazon Prime users deals on hundreds of items. We've got the full scoop on what you should expect from Amazon Prime Day 2018. More>>

Americans still not saving... But don't care!

Do you have enough cash to handle an unexpected emergency expense? According to a new survey, a significant number of Americans don't have an emergency savings fund and don't see the lack of one as a problem.


How to turn low unemployment into a raise

According to economic theory, low unemployment will lead to rising wages as employers compete for the small pool of qualified workers


Americans' financial regrets

Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret


Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage

"Always check your credit report for errors, and dispute any errors as soon as possible." We normally give this advice, but there are a few exceptions to this rule – including when you are preparing to apply for a mortgage


7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire

Do you plan to relocate when you retire? If so, where would you like to go?


Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores

Your kids are growing up fast. Soon, it will be time to have ... the talk. No, not that one. We're referring to the talk about responsible use of credit.


1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards

Do you consider a rewards program as an integral part of your credit card choice? According to a new study by, close to one-third of Americans use credit cards just to get the associated rewards.


Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home

Homeownership remains a goal for most Americans. However, a recent report shows eight concerns renters have regarding that goal


Summer jobs and income taxes

Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined


Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance

A poor credit score makes your financial life difficult in a number of ways


More taxes on online purchases

Americans will soon be paying up to $33 billion more each year for online purchases


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    US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

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    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the EU is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out.More >>
  • Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

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    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.More >>
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.More >>
  • US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September

    US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September

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    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo a workers toil on a new home under construction in Denver. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo a workers toil on a new home under construction in Denver. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September.
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