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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…

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Sneaky Rewards-Card Rules

If you charge a pricey purchase on a rewards credit card, you probably expect to earn a lot of rewards…

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How to Buy a Sleeper Sofa Your Guests Will Love

There's no longer any need to subject houseguests to uncomfortable sleeper sofas because great strides have been made in sleeper-sofa…

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Dollar-Store Deals… and Rip-Offs

Dollar stores -- discount retailers that charge about a dollar for each item -- are popular in this tough economic…

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Hidden Treasures at Yard Sales

A toy from the '70s is worth $150... an old stereo, $2,000... and lots more A team of photography experts…

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Put $80 in Your Pocket

Just read this article... Coupon use has surged in recent months as consumers trim their budgets in this recession. During…

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How to Find Eco-Friendly Companies

It's Not Easy Being (Truly) Green Green is in, with eco-enthusiasts eagerly snapping up environmentally friendly products from bamboo floors…

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Sneaky Supermarket Come-ons

How to avoid spending more at the store Food prices are soaring, and stores are pulling out all the stops…

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How to Find the Real Deals at Outlet Malls

Outlet malls are popular destinations for bargain hunters, but buyers beware -- many outlet goods are not great deals these…

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Buy Organic for Less

Organic food can cost 50% to 100% more than similar non-organic items. Here’s how to eat organic at a reasonable…

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Going Out-Of-Business Sales

Why you don't want to get there early and other strategies for the best deals Retail bankruptcies and cutbacks are…

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Make an Extra $2,500 a Year — Tax-Free

Shoppers who dismiss rebate and refund offers as more trouble than they’re worth should think again. Each year, I receive…

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Buy a Fridge in May and a Computer in August

Our guide to the best times to buy just about anything The prices of certain products fluctuate by 10% to…

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Made in America—Great Products Manufactured In the USA

Do you want to support your country by buying American, only you don’t know what’s made in the USA anymore?…

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How to Get a “Nice Guy Discount” on Appliances, Electronics, Furniture and More

Negotiating Strategies from The Ultimate Cheapskate Editor's Note: In good times or bad, this recession-era advice about negotiating a better…