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Looking to reduce plastic use? Here’s what you need to know about refill shops.

Small, independent stores that allow you to refill shampoos, detergents, lotions and more are catching on.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Don’t let forgotten online subscriptions rack up monthly charges. Here’s how to take control.

It may be time to reassess all the fees for streaming and other subscription services you added during the pandemic.
  • May 25, 2021

Thinking about buying a Peloton or a trampoline? You might need a costlier insurance policy.

Before improving your home or making a big purchase, consider how it could affect your homeowners insurance needs.
  • May 11, 2021

It’s outdoor entertaining season. Here’s how to keep the bugs at bay.

Pest control that targets mosquitoes, flies and other bothersome insects is effective and easy to do yourself.
  • Apr 26, 2021

How to give your rental a new look — without angering your landlord

Options such as removable wallpaper, tile and shelves mean you don’t have to live with boring or outdated decor.
  • Apr 13, 2021

There’s an app for that. Which loyalty programs are worth your time (and smartphone space)?

A look at how reward apps and cards at Starbucks, Target, CVS and other retailers work.
  • Mar 29, 2021

If indoor allergies are bringing you down, you might want to look at your flooring

Both hardwood and carpet can be problematic. Here are some ways to minimize the potential effects.
  • Mar 9, 2021

Have a consumer complaint? Here’s how to get it before the right pair of eyes.

Despite the gatekeepers, there are strategies to reach the top decision-makers at a company.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down.

Online searches, social media queries and professional services are all ways to fill that empty spot in a set.
  • Feb 11, 2021

Bath bombs smell nice, but they’re a menace to plumbing. Here’s how to minimize the damage.

Ingredients can build up in your pipes and contribute to clogs.
  • Jan 28, 2021