Spending Wisely

What to Do With Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check

Keep an eye on your bank account because you could be getting a check from the government in the next few weeks.

Keep Big Retail From Stealing Your Money

Consumers ‘gift’ big retail about $1 billion a year. Time to put a stop to it…

Our Favorite Things of 2019

Looking for last-minute gifts? Check out our favorite things of this year…

The Only Place Worth Going on Black Friday

The deals at your local brick-and-mortar store are simply not good enough to justify losing sleep and spending hours waiting in line…

Add This ‘Useless’ Task to Your To-Do List Now

Doc’s note: Hiring someone to write a will can be expensive. And not everyone needs the extensive help a lawyer offers. So today, I’m sharing a story from Health & Wealth Bulletin Managing Editor Laura Bente. In it, Laura explains how she easily saved hundreds of dollars by creating her own will…

“Why are you writing a will?”

When ‘Cutting the Cord’ Isn’t Worth It

Sometimes, I think the editors of Consumer Reports read our newsletters.

The reason is that we tend to beat them to the hottest topics our subscribers want to read. The latest example involves the trend of “cord cutting” – folks ditching their cable TV subscriptions.

The No. 1 Financial Decision Everyone Should Make

About 59 million Americans are making the biggest mistake possible when it comes to finance… They turn down free money.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that about 79% of Americans work for a company that offers a 401(k) retirement savings account, but only 41% of these people participate.

Five Tips for All You Tax Procrastinators

It’s a phrase that makes most of us shudder: tax season.

The dread is real. So it’s no wonder that many Americans procrastinate when it comes to filing their tax returns.

Four Ways to Safely Buy and Sell Online

It seems harmless enough. You find someone on Facebook who offers to pay you for that old record player that’s been collecting dust in your basement. You arrange a day to have them come over and pick it up.

But instead of a harmless transaction, the person pulls a gun and robs you right in your own home.

Keep Big Retail From Stealing Your Money

It’s that time of year again…

The holiday season is over. There are no more Christmas gifts to be given, no more family dinners to endure… And if you’re like many people, you’re probably left with a stack of almost-empty gift cards in your wallet after trying to spend them at the mall.