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The Best Way to Save Money While Shopping Online, According to Experts

Whether you’re worried about your job security or trying to pay down debt, there are plenty of good reasons to put away a little extra cash these days. It’s not just maxing out your IRA or brown bagging your lunch that can help you keep more money in the bank, though. If you want to save money on the things you’re buying online on a regular basis, from groceries to clothes to housewares, there’s one simple trick for doing so that experts swear by: using a browser extension.

“You’re already shopping these retailers, so why not earn a little extra cash back on your purchase?” asks consumer analyst Julie Ramhold with DealNews.com, who recommends browser extension Rakuten for major savings. While Ramhold cautions that not every product category is included in deals on these extensions, in many cases, you can get a ton of cash back.

“For instance, Old Navy

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When banks step in to save fraud victims

Victims, including some aged over 100, have been targeted by fraudsters before banks stepped in to prevent big losses.

Workers are trained to spot cases, quiz customers and contact police during requests in branches for withdrawals that raise suspicions of a scam.

Banking trade body UK Finance said £19m was saved in the first half of the year and 100 arrests were made.

Coronavirus lockdown has raised fears that some people new to internet banking have become hidden victims.

Known officially as the Banking Protocol, the scheme has prevented victims from losing £116m of fraud and led to 744 arrests since it was introduced three years ago by the industry, trading standards and police forces.

Those targeted by fraudsters are typically aged over 65. Some have been persuaded that they should take out a large sum of cash and hand it over to fraudsters posing as couriers.

In one case,

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25 Ways To Save Yourself From Your Debt Disaster

A 2019 GOBankingRates survey found that debt would be the No. 1 roadblock that would stop most Americans from reaching their 2020 goals. And those who are already struggling with existing debt have likely found their situation exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans without jobs. Fortunately, just because you have debt now doesn’t mean you are doomed to be paying it off forever.

I spoke to financial experts and business pros about the best ways to save yourself from debt disaster — here’s how you can turn your financial situation around.

Last updated: Sept. 7, 2020

Stop Taking On More Debt

“The first step to getting out of debt is to stop taking on more debt,” said financial expert Chris Hogan. “Folks need to understand that debt is a threat — it’s not their friend. You have to decide that debt isn’t an option. Remember

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23 Secret Ways To Save Money on Amazon

Visit Amazon, and you’ll likely find tons of deals on your favorite items — from electronics, books and toys to clothing, jewelry and home goods. Although you’re probably already getting a good deal on an item if you buy it on Amazon, there are still other ways you can save money when shopping at this online retailer.

Click through for 23 secret ways to get the best deals on Amazon.

Last updated: Sept. 2, 2020

1. ‘Subscribe and Save’ on Your Regular Purchases

Sign up for the Amazon “Subscribe and Save” program to get discounts on thousands of everyday items, like laundry supplies and baby products. Not only will you get free shipping, but you can also save up to 15%. Save money instead of throwing it away.

Check Out: 11 Inexpensive Things You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now

2. Sign Up Then Cancel Your Free Trial of Amazon

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Cutting Out These 25 Expenses Will Save You $16,142.08 a Year

how you can better invest the money instead.” data-reactid=”17″When it comes to living expenses, the truth is that most Americans subsist on a very thin margin. Fifty-nine percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, according to a recent survey from Charles Schwab. The good news is that if you take a closer look at how you live, you’ll likely find many areas in which you can trim expenses and give yourself an extra buffer. See what expenses you could cut from your budget, how you can save thousands of dollars in the process and how you can better invest the money instead.

Last updated: Sept. 2, 2020

1. Credit Card Interest

  • Monthly Savings: $50.81
  • Annual Savings: $609.72

Every month that you don’t pay your full credit card balance you’ll be charged interest. That’s essentially money you’re throwing away. The average American has a

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15 Ways to Save Money at Walmart

Sure, you know to look for generic brands and use coupons. But are you saving as much money as possible at Walmart? The chain is known for its low prices, but there’s no harm in making sure you’re getting the absolute best deal.

Here are some easy ways to save money at Walmart, from getting pickup discounts to scoring free shipping. And while you’re shopping, check out these 15 Essential Walmart Gadgets for Literally Anyone Who Cooks.

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Download the Walmart app

Walmart app
Walmart app

In addition to helping you create a shopping list, the Walmart app also offers exclusive deals. If you have a smartphone, it’s worth it! Not using the Walmart app is just one of the 11 Reasons You’re Wasting Money at Walmart.

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Don’t overlook Walmart’s Great Value brand

Walmart great value brand
Walmart great value brand

A lot of the time, Walmart’s in-store brand is just as good as

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42 Easy Ways To Save For Retirement

Almost 46% of Americans have no money saved for retirement, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey. Some Americans who haven’t prioritized saving for retirement say it’s because they have too many financial obligations or aren’t making enough money to start saving.

Although saving for retirement might seem like an impossible task, there are many easy ways to build that fund. You just have to get started or refocus your efforts and keep going. Use these tips to help grow your retirement savings to $1 million and beyond.

Last updated: Aug. 31, 2020

1. Put 15% of Your Salary in Savings

Ideally, you’ll start doing this with your first paycheck. If 15% feels like a big number, start small and gradually increase the percentage over time. The more time you have to save, the more time the money has to accumulate and earn compound interest.

2. Take Your Employer’s 401(k) Match

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How Raise Helps Consumers Save Money And Earn Rewards

Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, a day of dealmaking, networking, and recognition in the financial technology space, on Nov. 10, 2020.” data-reactid=”19″Benzinga will be holding its annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, a day of dealmaking, networking, and recognition in the financial technology space, on Nov. 10, 2020.

About Raise

In many homes are drawers filled with unused gift cards. The problem with unused gift cards: consumers waste millions.

Founded in 2010, Raise is a fintech specializing in payments. The company offers consumers a marketplace where they can buy and sell unwanted gift cards, as well as a contactless method to pay for everyday purchases in-store or online.

Product Portfolio

The company’s core offering consists of the Raise and Slide.

“We have the

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4 tricks to help you save money and stop impulse buying

Shopping can feel really good; sometimes so good that you can’t stop. Dealing with big changes to our finances, like pay cuts or job loss, can also mean that we have to cut back on impulse buys to compensate.

There can be a lot of emotions wrapped up in how we spend money. “Sometimes why we feel anxious is how we’re going to solve (a problem), we think, ‘If I just had x, y, or z, I would feel much calmer,’” says Amanda Clayman, financial therapist and Prudential’s Financial Wellness Advocate.

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She says that impulse buying is completely normal, but doesn’t always scratch the emotional itch for us. “We sometimes have a guilt hangover where buying the thing didn’t solve the problem,” she says, even if the amount of money spent isn’t a huge issue.

If you’re feeling swipe happy,

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Across the Country, Vintage Shops Are in a Fight to Save Thrifting

Can the humble consignment store replicate its famously intimate in-person shopping experience online? That’s the plan.

Kenzie Borland shops for her vintage store the same way she might shop for a friend. When combing her way through tablescapes at garage sales or bulk bins at Goodwill outlets, she takes time to envision certain people in her life wearing each item. Who does this Crayola backpack remind her of, and how would they style that parrot-embroidered denim top? “Sometimes I’ll even shop for stuff and be like, ‘I could see Harry Styles wearing this,'” she says. Whether or not she’s referencing the rather Bode-like liquor-shelf-patterned button-up, we’ll never know.

Borland is one of the four owners of Dead Center Vintage, a vintage clothing and accessories retailer for all genders, ages and sizes set in the heart of Wichita, Kan. Borland and her business partners — Gabrielle Griffie, Morgan Goodwin and Lazarus

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