76% of Consumers Make This Holiday Shopping Mistake. Don’t Be One of Them

A shopping hangover is almost as bad as a real, alcohol-induced one. I avoid malls altogether during the holidays, because everything is cast in that glittery, “come and buy me” light. And too often, I get...

4 Smart Ways to Save Money on Christmas Shopping for Kids Gifts

Kids don’t care about your holiday budget. They just expect you — or rather, Santa — to create Christmas...

Instacart Delivery Fee and Membership Just Got Cheaper

Grocery delivery services are known for charging a premium for convenience. But convenience is getting cheaper for shoppers...

Here’s How to Participate, Even If You’re Broke

I rarely participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but I’ve always been excited about the day that follows: #GivingTuesday. Rather than spend money on things you may or may not need, this international movement...

Get Hard and Soft Skills Training With New Facebook Courses

Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Finally finished “liking” all the comments on your Facebook Thanksgiving post? Great! Then it’s time to get a job. Learn With Facebook, which the social media giant launched this month, offers free...

These 13 Holiday Gift Ideas Make Personal Finance Fun for Kids

When my daughter turned 2, I found a way to sneak spinach into her birthday pie (yes, pie, not cake). So, of course I’d be that parent who’d advocate for giving kids an educational...

16 Top Toys of 2018 Under $30

Kids test out Tic Tac Tongue at Dell Holmes Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Monday, November 12, 2018. Chris Zuppa/The Penny Hoarder Editorial use only. Nothing beats the look on your kids’ faces...

Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 24 — Here’s How to Participate

Sales associate Emily Bowers organizes inventory at Whim So Doodle in Petersburg, Fla., on November 16, 2018. Whim So Doodle is a locally-owned art supply store that participates in the shop small movement....

No LaCroix Coupon Needed. Get $20 Cash Back With This App

Alexandra Vincent/The Penny Hoarder Me: “Whoa, I can get cash back for buying LaCroix?” My brain: “Don’t do it.” “Don’t do it.” “Don’t do it.” Me: *Loads 10 LaCroix cases into the cart.* How to Get up to $20...

Win a $500 Express Medical Supply Scholarship With College Memes

Strung out on finals? Broke? Have a terrible roommate? I bet you’ve made a meme about it. Thanks be to the almighty internet meme. You’ve made us laugh and cry, or laugh cry, in the...

New Uber Rewards and Lyft Rewards Programs Offer Perks to Users

Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Airlines offer them. Rental car companies do, too. Now, ride-hailing apps are following suit by creating rewards programs for their customers. This week, both Uber and Lyft announced their respective rewards...

8 Black Friday Deals That Aren’t Worth Your Money

As shopping has evolved, it has become a holiday event all its own. While Thanksgiving once held the promise of a leisurely day spent with family and friends, for many that same dinner table...

4 Black Friday Observations I’ve Made Over 16 Years of Shopping

Writer Jen Smith flips through Black Friday store ads at the same coffee table she used growing up. Aileen Perilla/ The Penny Hoarder I remember standing outside in the cold with my mother. It...

New Lyft Features Will Give Drivers Better Tips and Ratings

Tina Russell/ The Penny Hoarder Lyft is rolling out some new features aimed at putting more money in drivers’ pockets. The ride-sharing company announced it’s launching in-app improvements that will allow for greater...

‘America’s got Talent’ Auditions Are Coming to These 5 Cities

Courtesy of Trae Patton for NBC Ready to propel yourself from relative obscurity to a stage in front of millions of viewers? Here’s your chance to shine on NBC’s hit TV show “America’s...

Here’s What It Costs to Order Thanksgiving Dinner From 8 Stores

Thanksgiving is hands down, unequivocally and undeniably my favorite major holiday of the year. (National IPA Day is still waiting to be recognized as “major” by some.) Too many holidays require things that are exhausting...

Tulsa Latest to Join Places That Will Pay You to Move There

stephanie phillips/ Getty Images Leave New York and D.C. to the Amazon rat race. At least, that could be the pitch for a smaller city like Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is skipping the middleman...

Seeking Military Spouse Jobs? Walmart Offers Preferential Hiring

Military spouses: Walmart would like to thank you for your service with a job. The retail giant has announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, who face the added burden of frequent relocation...

Help Your Child Make a Holiday Craft at Home Depot Kids Workshops

Pinterest crafts seem like a lovely idea until you’re scrubbing permanent marker off the dining room table, vacuuming glitter out the carpet and totaling up how much you spent on art supplies. You can’t just...

Write a Funny Resume and Win a $1K Resume Genius Scholarship

If Homer Simpson had a resume, it might look something like this: Homer Simpson 742 Evergreen Terrace Springfield, United States Summary: Active community servant with experience as mayor, mall Santa Claus and police chief, plus more than 20 years’...
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