No essay required to win a Burger King scholarship up to $50K

Burger King co-founder James McLamore placed value on education, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, high standards and good citizenship. Those values defined him and now carry on his legacy in the form of the annual Burger King...

Door Real Estate Helped This Couple Get Cash Back for Buying Their First Home

When Travis and Miryea Ayala Cormier showed up for the final walk-through before signing papers to own their first home, they stumbled into a disaster. The recently renovated midcentury modern home was torn apart. Unexpected...

Here Are 3 Creative Solutions for More Affordable Child Care

It’s no secret that having children is expensive. But what shocks many parents is just how costly it is right at the start. Families with young kids often find child care to be the highest...

Waze Carpool Is Expanding to 50 States to Save Commuters Money

Until teleporting becomes a thing, miserable commutes will remain a way of life. You can make driving to work more bearable, however, by sharing the ride. At least when you carpool, everybody chips in on...

Don’t Miss This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 17 · The Penny Hoarder

College students and grads, this Wednesday, Oct. 17, you can browse 35 big-name employers offering jobs to fit any schedule — all without having to leave the house. CareerEco, a virtual career events host, is...

35 Employers to Recruit at This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 17

College students and grads, this Wednesday, Oct. 17, you can browse 35 big-name employers offering jobs to fit any schedule — all without having to leave the house. CareerEco, a virtual career events host, is...

How to host a clothing swap and get free clothes

The red terry cloth dress my mother wore in a 1984 family portrait hangs in my closet. To the left is a Missoni dress my sister-in-law gifted me one Christmas, and to the right,...

Why 1,400-Point Stock Market Drop Shouldn’t Worry Millennials

Tourists stand near the Charging Bull, a bronze sculpture by artist Arturo Di Modica that stands near Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan in New York City on May 26, 2018. Carmen Mandato/The Penny...

Up to $7,500 Down Payment Assistance for First-Time Homebuyers

Chris Zuppa/The Penny Hoarder. “Buying makes more sense than renting.” Chances are you’ve heard that advice before. It’s right up there with “start an emergency fund” and “don’t go into credit card debt”...

5 Ways to Save More Money With Walgreens Balance Rewards

There’s a Walgreens on just about every busy street corner. That means they’re super convenient for those times I run out of toothpaste, toilet paper and hair care products AT THE SAME TIME. I’ve been...

How This Couple Started a Blended Family and Paid Off $300K Debt

Don’t we all wish life were more like “The Brady Bunch”? Two parents, both in their second marriages, could blend their families. There would be comedic dysfunction, yet all would end well. But reality is a...

Land a Dollar Tree Job at a Hiring Event on Oct. 17

Construction workers are pictured outside a Dollar Tree store in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 6, 2018. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder The chain of discount stores known for saving everyone a few dollars...

Starbucks Offers Employees Backup Child and Adult Care · The Penny Hoarder

People enter a Starbuck's store in New York, NYon May 26, 2018. Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Starbucks has sweetened the brew of benefits it’s serving employees. The java giant announced its program, which...

Sam’s Club’s Free Health Screenings Are Open to Nonmembers

Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder Four times a year, Sam’s Club offers free health screenings that ordinarily would cost $150 — no club membership required. Saturday, Oct. 13, is the date this quarter. Available tests include...

This is Why Ulta is the Best Option for Buying Halloween Makeup

Nikola Nastasic/Getty Images I’ll tell you this right now: Halloween is not my holiday of choice. I usually spend the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 being a grump and refusing to dress up....

Better Mortgage Helped This Self-Employed Musician Buy His 1st Home

Armed with a degree in finance, Tyler Varnell was dutifully building his career. He spent five years working in corporate real estate until he had what he calls “kind of a mid-20s life crisis.” At...

Here’s What to Know About Family Caregiver Rights and Benefits

Usha Tewari has two full-time jobs, but she only gets paid for one of them. Tewari works as an administrator for the Orange County Property Appraiser in Orlando, Florida, but she started an unpaid position...

Win a $5K Scholarship by Sharing a Data-Inspired Video by Oct. 31

Laurence Dutton/ Getty Images No one saw it coming. The computers shed their cords and climb into our hands, providing us with every bit of knowledge, entertainment and comfort we could ever imagine. While...

Save Money on Gas by Buying Groceries

When I started driving in 2012, gas cost almost $4 per gallon. At the time, public transportation was practically nonexistent in Florida, which left us no choice — my family and I had to...

How This Couple’s Side Hustles Have Earned Them $160K (So Far)

My wife, Meg, and I are an average 30-something couple. We’re public school teachers who live in the Chicago suburbs with our son and two dogs. On top of our demanding teaching careers, we...

These Study Abroad Scholarships Will Help You Go Overseas Cheaply

Studying abroad is a game changer. A life changer, even. From the personal benefits of multiculturalism to the career benefits of having international experience on a resume, it’s hard to deny that studying abroad is...

Your Pharmacist Can Now Help You Compare Prescription Drug Prices

Steve Debenport/Getty Images It just got easier for people to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price available. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed legislation lifting contract clauses that have prevented pharmacists from informing...

How First Responders Can Get Free Food at Macaroni Grill

There are no words to express how thankful we should be for the work our first responders do every single day. And when natural disasters strike — like Hurricane Michael, which is bearing down...

Use These 5 Key Tips on How to Write a Recent Graduate Resume

“Man Confidently Hits ‘Send’ on Worst Job Application Company Has Ever Seen” is probably my favorite article from The Onion. It makes me laugh and then think, “Oh, man, that was definitely me on...

10 Amazon Prime Benefits That Make Your Membership Fee Worth It

Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder When I decided to break up with Amazon Prime after more than a decade, people were quick to point out that the benefits of membership go beyond free two-day...

Get Up to $700 Back When You’re on an Overbooked Flight

Traveling is full of adventure and fun — and often, headaches. If you’ve flown at some point in the past few years, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of delays and cancellations. Though all are...

Find a Work-From-Home Job at This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 11

visualspace/ Getty Images Log on Thursday to this virtual job fair and you might just log off with a new work-from-home job. My Employment Options is hosting a virtual career fair Oct. 11, from...

Want to Make Saving Money Fun? Try Long Game

Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder You want to take a vacation, pay off a lingering bill or start an emergency fund. Unfortunately, striking up a savings stash isn’t an easy undertaking. But what if...

New Survey Shows the Cost of Health Care Continues to Rise

If you’ve noticed an increasingly bigger chunk is coming out of your paycheck for medical premiums and deductibles, you’re not alone, according to a newly released survey. In 2018, the cost of premiums has outpaced...

Parents Can Win Free Baby Registry Gifts in This Nanobébé Contest

tatyana_tomsickova/Getty Images You’re having a baby? Congrats! Now, time to get shopping. Welcoming a tiny human into the world can set new parents back tens of thousands of dollars in the first year alone. Expectant...

JCPenney to Fill 39K Seasonal Jobs at National Hiring Day Oct. 16

JCPenny store in Manhattan , New York City on April 4, 2018. photobyphm/ Getty Images JCPenney is holding a national hiring day at all of its stores on Oct. 16 from 2 to...

I Plan to Cancel Amazon Prime. Here’s How I’ll Survive Without It

When Amazon announced in April it would raise the price of Prime membership from $99 to $119, I shrugged. As with many pleasures of my high-tech life, I was convinced I needed the service....

3 Inspirational Weight-Loss Success Stories (and Their Secret)

Could money motivate you to lose weight? Honestly, you might be surprised. (The human brain is such a weird, mystical organ.) We’ve talked to dozens of people who’ve bet on their weight-loss goals through a wellness...

Bass Pro Shops Free Halloween Events Provide 8 Days of Family Fun

Part of the 8 days of free halloween fun kids can receive a free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang. Photo Courtesy of Bass Pro Shops. I’m not an outdoorsy person, but I’m...

These Library Resources Are the Perfect Price: Free

It probably comes as no surprise that, as a writer, I love the library. I adore being surrounded by books, magazines and newspapers. But the library is so much more than that, so we’d like...

9 Cheap Halloween Candy Alternatives to Thrill Trick-or-Treaters

Penny Hoarder senior writer Nicole Dow spent $9 (plus tax) for 213 individual Halloween trinkets at Dollar Tree and Dollar General. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder Don’t let November 1 wind up being a day...

The BBB Says Amazon Job Scams Are on the Rise

Aileen Perilla/The Penny Hoarder Only three things are certain in this life: death, taxes and scammers who just won’t quit. The Better Business Bureau put out a warning in August that job scams...

Ebates is Offering Double Cash Back

Shoppers make their way through the International Plaza in Tampa Fla. Sharon Steinmann /The Penny Hoarder Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 8. So what does that mean? If, like us, you need a refresher, Google...

How to Get Free Donut Fries From Dunkin’ Donuts This Weekend

Courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts Earlier this year, Dunkin’ Donuts put two of my favorite words together to create a new menu item: donut fries. These fry-shaped donuts came just in time for National...

A Full-Time Freelancer Shares Tips on How to Save for Retirement

Working for myself has afforded me many luxuries. Aside from the fact that I’m writing in my pajamas right now, I also get to select where and when I hold office hours. I even...

How Can I Help My Boyfriend Get His Repossessed Car Back?

Kristy Gaunt / The Penny Hoarder Dear Penny, My boyfriend has gotten himself into a very tight money situation. He is a 28-year-old personal trainer at a gym. Money for personal trainers in gym...

How to Escape and Recover From Financial Abuse

Note: This article doesn’t contain any depiction of physical or sexual violence, but does detail financial and emotional abuse in relationships. Lisa Orban was married to her abuser for three years. In 1990, she left...

Celebrate National Pizza Month With Pizza Hut Deals

Photo courtesy of Pizza Hut Want to hear a joke about pizza? Never mind, it’s too cheesy. If you haven’t gotten the memo yet, October is National Pizza Month. And if you’re a fan...

Debitize Helped This 23-Year-Old Raise His Credit Score by 219 Points

Nicholas Lawrence was maxed out. A year and a half ago, he had hit the spending limit on his credit cards, and he was struggling to bring the balances down. He owed $2,000. His credit...

8 Class Action Lawsuits You May Be Eligible For this Fall

Your portion of millions of dollars could be just one click away. Take a peek at these class-action settlements available from 3 Day Blinds, Pei Wei and American Airlines. Plus, if you found more...

Try These 5 Tips for Working Remotely So You Don’t Go Stir Crazy

Working from home has its perks: no rush hour traffic, saving money on gas and having some peace and quiet to focus on tasks. While some people thrive in the solitude of a full-time remote...

Is This Online Survey Site Worth It?

Online survey sites are hit or miss. That’s why it’s worth researching each one before signing up and giving away your deepest, darkest secrets — or at least your email address. In this review, we’re...

Expect to See Fewer Stores Open on Thanksgiving This Year

Chris Zuppa/The Penny Hoarder. Already planning your route for Black Friday shopping? Wondering if you should just forgo sleep and start shopping as soon as you clean your plate at Thanksgiving dinner? You may...

Our Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Holiday Budget

Holiday shopping season is almost here! And before figuring out what you should spend your money on, it’s essential to figure out how much money you can spend. We promise: If you set aside an...

6 Places to Get Free or Low-Cost Mammograms (Without Insurance)

monkeybusinessimages / Getty Images If you couldn’t tell by all the pink everywhere, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And one of the best ways to stop breast cancer in its tracks? Early detection...
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