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How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?

How to Get Your Money Back When You’re Denied a Refund

Not every retailer you shop will have flexible return policies or exemplary customer service. But you can still get a refund if you know who to ask.

Watch Out for These 10 Red Flags With Vacation Rentals

Ready to book your next vacation rental? Don't sign on the dotted line until you know about these warning signs.

Stay Secure in Your Hotel With This 8-Point Safety Check

After you check the contents of minibar, look around to make sure your hosts have stocked up on room safety features, too.

What Should You Do When a Natural Disaster Spoils Your Travel Plans?

If a natural disaster is threatening your travel plans, it's crucial to know your options. Learn how your trip might be handled — and if you're entitled to a refund.

What Does Your Junk Mail Say About You?

The kind of junk mail you receive can tell you a lot about the kind of person banks, retailers, and others think you are.

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.