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Who knew Tax Day would be filled with freebies and discounts? You do now! Make April 18 a little more fun by hitting up some of these Tax Day offers.

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How to Select a Charity to Donate to After a Natural Disaster

Before making a charitable donation after a natural disaster, it's important to make sure your gift is going to a reputable organization. Here's how to check.

How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor

Nothing's more scary for homeowners than the prospect of hiring the wrong contractor. Here's how to hire the right one.

Why Donating Money Is the Best Thing You Can Do After a Natural Disaster

There's a natural impulse to donate after a natural disaster. But donating goods over money is not always the best idea.

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Financial Scams

Don't let con artists prey on your elderly loved ones. You can help protect them, and their money, from financial predators.

How to Spot a Fake Review

Not all product reviews are honest and authentic. You should know how to spot a fake.

3 Things You Should Do Immediately After Losing Your Passport

If you lose your passport, take a deep breath, and do these things immediately.

What You Actually Get When You Win Free Food for Life

Winning "free food for life" from your favorite restaurant isn't always what it seems.

Who Really Benefits From a Class-Action Settlement?

Class-action lawsuits are long, complicated legal endeavors. But does anyone really cash in?

Here's How Debt Settlement Can Make Your Debt Worse

Debt settlement companies make a pretty convincing pitch, but beware: They just might leave you worse off.

8 Misleading Gadget Marketing Gimmicks

Before you go out and buy the latest tech gadgets, be wary of those that don't live up to the hype.

8 Items You Should Never Buy Online

Just because you can buy absolutely anything online doesn't mean you should.

6 Common Shopping Myths, Debunked

These shopping myths have had us all fooled for years. Know them. Ignore them.

How to Cash In On Getting Bumped From a Flight

Nobody wants to get bumped from a flight, unless there's a way to make some serious cash from it.

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Refurbished Appliances

Refurbed appliances can be a great deal — as long as you don't get taken.

What to Do If You Get Bumped From a Flight

If you ever get bumped from a flight, you should know what you're entitled to.

2017 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

Who knew Tax Day would be filled with freebies and discounts? You do now! Make April 18 a little more fun by hitting up some of these Tax Day offers.

Stop Making These 8 Risky Password Mistakes

Wanna protect your identity online? Make better passwords.

How to Avoid a "Sweetheart Scam"

Sweetheart scammers have been around forever, but social media and the internet have broadened their reach. Learn how to protect your heart, and your wallet.

18 Surprising Ways Your Identity Can Be Stolen

You work so hard to protect your identity, but there are still ways thieves can get your personal data. Here's how they do it.

How to Protect Yourself From Predatory Lending

"No credit? No problem!" At least, that's what a predatory lender might want you to think.