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Companies are Getting Sneakier with Shrinking Product Sizes

Although the downsizing of products is not new, it has become trickier.

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Talk Shows Take a Cut on Product Recommendations

The morning TV show’s “shopping expert” says this faux fur coat is the ideal gift…these mail-order steaks will be some…

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Discounts That Actually Cost You Money

Consumers often misjudge the benefits of promotional offers, especially when percentages are involved and even when they think they are being wary.

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Luxury Hotel Pillows Anyone Can Own

Hotels spend a lot of time trying to find ways to give you a great night’s sleep. Good news: Often,…

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Dozens of Senior Discounts Can Save You Big

Although senior discounts have been disappearing at some businesses, plenty are still around if you know where to look. Here are dozens of good ones.

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The 5 Rules for Buying a Mattress Now

Forget almost everything you think you know about mattress buying. Here’s what you really need to know now.

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Best Apps and Websites for Shopping Wisely and Saving Money

Gone are the days when shoppers had to browse weekly sales flyers and clip coupons from the Sunday paper to…

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Useful Products That Can Last a Lifetime

Most products these days are designed to fail. High-tech goods may become obsolete in a few years. Poorly made plastic…

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Amazon and Walmart Lower Free Shipping Minimum

The free-shipping competition has heated up among online retail giants—meaning shoppers can save more money at certain sites. Amazon.com recently…

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Phony Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Your very soft—and expensive—sheets and pillowcases may not be made of what you think they’re made of. That’s because a…

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When Cotton Isn’t Cotton and Other Clothing Lies

Clothing companies sometimes use confusing product names, hard-to-locate labels or even outright lies to make it difficult to tell what…

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Hidden Reviews on Yelp

More than 135 million consumers visit Yelp.com each month to look at customer reviews and star ratings that help them…

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Great Gift-of-the-Month Clubs

The perfect present for Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, weddings, more Gift-of-the-month clubs are the gifts that keep on giving.…

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Mattress-Shopping Checklist

When you go mattress shopping, take this checklist… Bring along someone who can make sure that your spine is straight…