Money Hacks

Don't Get Duped: 4 Ways to Spot a Fake Department Store Sale.

It's hard not to get taken in by a good department store sale. When the tag shows a 50 percent drop in price, it's only natural to feel like you need to snatch it up, but what if the tag is lying to you?

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8 Items You Should Never Buy Used

"Buy used" is probably the most popular advice given to someone looking to save money, and it's not bad advice—most of the time.

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Chicago Hacks: 50 Tips for Enjoying City Life on a Budget

Chicago is an amazing place, but living here can be an expensive endeavor. 

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3 Credit Cards You Need to Prepare Yourself for Black Friday

Black Friday may still seem far away, but with the time in between now and then you can set up your wallet to really take advantage of all the holiday spending you'll be participating in!

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AAA Discounts: 74 Stores & Services Offering Discounts for AAA Members

We've said it before and we'll say it again. You should almost never pay full price for anything. AAA (American Automobile Association) is one of the most common associations that snags you great discounts on travel, retail, dining, and more.

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Why You Should NOT Just Walk into the Apple Store to Buy Your Mac

There’s nothing special about a Mac purchased from the Apple Store. The ghost of Steve Jobs doesn't sprinkle magic iDust on it, and the Geniuses haven’t loaded it up with bonus software.

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Comcast is Literally the Worst: How to Avoid Being Swindled by Internet Monopolies

There's nothing that stresses me out more than conflict, so as a rule I try and avoid all arguments like the plague. And yet somehow, since January of this year, not a month has gone by where I haven't found myself engaged in a heated debate (read: screaming match) with a Comcast customer service agent.

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Brad's Deals FAQ (Video)

Whether you're new to Brad's Deals or a seasoned pro, you may have a few questions about our website. We have a few that get asked more frequently than others: 'Where is my order?' or 'Does Brad's Deals actually sell anything?' One of our deal editors, Marisa, takes us for a walk around the BD office to explain what it is we do here and what we don't.

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10 Ways You Can Collect Miles on the Ground (Mostly)

Unlike most Platinum Club members, I gained my miles and status from the ground. For example, several years ago, I took my wife on a once in a lifetime trip to New Zealand and Australia. We flew first class to Australia, stayed in an upgraded luxury hotel suite overlooking the Sydney Opera House. We used points and miles collected on the ground to pay for the whole thing. Out of pocket, that trip would have cost us about $40,000, but thanks to a Hyatt loyalty program we were able to collect all of the points and miles we needed for roughly $2,000.

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5 Sneaky Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

Saving money is tough for many people--I know I have trouble resisting the occasional splurge on my favorite beverage or a vacation away. But there are plenty of ways for you to save without even noticing! Here are a few tips that I use on a daily basis:

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