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How to buy treasury bonds, one of the safest ways to invest for income

Treasury bonds, or Treasuries, are debt instruments issued by the US government. Treasury bonds can be bought directly from the government’s TreasuryDirect website, or via a brokerage or bank. Treasury bonds are prized by income-seeking investors because they are low-risk and highly liquid; however, they don’t pay the highest interest […]
How to buy treasury bonds, one of the safest ways to invest for income
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Costco says a $75 coupon going viral on Facebook is fake

A $US75 coupon for Costco that was circulated on Facebook is not authentic, the company confirmed on Facebook. A similar hoax circulated on Facebook last year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Don’t get too excited, Costco fans. A $US75 coupon that has been circulating on Facebook is not […]
Costco says a $75 coupon going viral on Facebook is fake
Strategy

CVS’s notoriously long receipts have been turned into memes, made into Halloween costumes, and lampooned on national TV — but employees say loyal customers still love them

CVS is so notorious for its comically long receipts that they have appeared everywhere from Jimmy Kimmel Live to internet memes and Halloween costumes. As a result, CVS gave customers the option to opt out of coupon-heavy paper receipts in 2016. But when Business Insider talked to CVS employees from […]
CVS’s notoriously long receipts have been turned into memes, made into Halloween costumes, and lampooned on national TV — but employees say loyal customers still love them
Markets

6 Ways To Make St. Patrick’s Day Less Of A Budget Suck

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] Americans are planning on spending a whopping $4.7 billion on St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year. Before you blow your paycheck on green beer and beads, we reached out to Jon Lal, founder of coupon site BeFrugal.com, for a few ways to save:
6 Ways To Make St. Patrick’s Day Less Of A Budget Suck
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Walmart Shopper Allegedly Wielded Gun When Store Rejected Her Dollar-Off Coupon

[credit provider=”Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office”] A 61-year-old shopper allegedly waved a Smith & Wesson at a Walmart manager after the store rejected her dollar-off Internet coupon, TheSmokingGun reported.Mary Frances Alday allegedly flew into a rage at the Florida store when assistant manager Tracy Stockslager rejected the coupon, according to an […]
Walmart Shopper Allegedly Wielded Gun When Store Rejected Her Dollar-Off Coupon
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These Are Best and Worst Things To Buy In March

[credit provider=”Flickr/mackenzieblack”] March is here, and even though you may be planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you’ll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping — especially if you’re fond of online retailers like us!To help you save big, we’ve mined the extensive dealnews archives […]
These Are Best and Worst Things To Buy In March
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Sears Has A Really Strange Way Of Showing Its Customers Gratitude

[credit provider=”The Consumerist” url=”http://consumerist.com/2013/02/06/the-sears-coupon-thats-so-restrictive-its-convinced-me-to-shop-elsewhere/”] Chris Morran at the Consumerist points us to a coupon from Sears which, paired with the marketing copy that comes along with it, is a bizarre way to show its customers gratitude.”Thank you for choosing Sears Auto centre today,” the coupon proudly exclaims. “Here’s a special […]
Sears Has A Really Strange Way Of Showing Its Customers Gratitude
Markets

Face It –– Buying “Generic” Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

[credit provider=”Flickr via nomadic_lass” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/6968505791/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Buying “generic” isn’t what it used to be.”When I was a kid, when you would buy off-brand or generic, the cereal was in a big plastic bag, and it was like eating Styrofoam,” says Toni House, author of “Save Your Money, Save Your Family.”
Face It –– Buying “Generic” Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
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Best Buy Had A Spectacular Coupon Fail That Started A Feeding Frenzy

[credit provider=”Staticjana / Flickr, CC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticjana/4293549689/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Best Buy totally messed up on one of its coupons recently.First, it offered a coupon for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more as long as the customer used a Mastercard. Like most coupons of its type, it excluded some items, such as […]
Best Buy Had A Spectacular Coupon Fail That Started A Feeding Frenzy
Markets

PROFESSOR: The Way You’ve Been Using Daily Deals Sites Is Wrong

[credit provider=”Gilt” url=”http://www.gilt.com/”] We’ve long suspected that shopping on flash sale sites can be extremely addictive and daily deals tempt us to impulse shop.Now a Kansas State University professor has stepped up to warn consumers to stay away unless they question what’s driving their purchase—and don’t let the deal find them. 
PROFESSOR: The Way You’ve Been Using Daily Deals Sites Is Wrong
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JCPENNEY CUSTOMER: Hey Ron Johnson, Here’s Why I Want My Coupons Back

[credit provider=”By hulk368 on Instagram” url=”http://statigr.am/p/170192273325836282_9511680″] We’ve gotten an extraordinary number of emails from JCPenney employees and customers alike about what they think about what former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson is doing with the company.This one from a loyal, long-time JCPenney customer stuck out.
JCPENNEY CUSTOMER: Hey Ron Johnson, Here’s Why I Want My Coupons Back