Friday, May 10 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-10 21:45:06 GMT
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value. There's a lot of competition in world of canned tuna. I found three name brands - BumbleMore >>
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-05-03 21:27:16 GMT
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans. I bought six different brands of green beans. Del Monte and Green Giant are nameMore >>
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans.More >>
Thursday, May 2 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-02 21:39:15 GMT
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet. 1.More >>
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet.More >>
Friday, April 26 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-04-26 21:20:06 GMT
NBC12 goes the distance to find the real difference between name brand and generic products. Every time you're in the grocery store, you have to choose: buy the name brand and pay more or save with theMore >>
Every time you're in the grocery store, you have to choose: buy the name brand and pay more or save with the generic.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-04-18 21:52:41 GMT
Kevin Cutlip grows anything he wants to eat. Last month he showed you how to grow a seed in dryer lint. A month later, they have sprouted. He showed us the replanted celery base: "It's actually startingMore >>
Last month NBC12's Diva of Discounts dug up how to start a cheap garden indoors. Now it's time for outdoor planting. She's back with more tricks of the trade that will hardly cost you a thing.More >>
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As 2012 comes to an end, there are some money matters you need to pay attention to. Here are the top seven things to consider before December 31 rolls around.
The first way to save money is to maximize your charitable donations. The average person donates $3000 to $4000 worth of cash and merchandise every year. You must be able to itemize your deductions and you need to keep your receipt from the organization. You can deduct cash contributions in full up to 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Don't waste your money by letting it sit in a flex spending account. Many FSA's have a use it or lose it policy and for most, that deadline is December 31. Use leftover dollars for doctors appointments, new glasses or contact solution - even infant nursing supplies are included.
If you mail a lot of items, get your stamps now. The price of mailing one first-class letter goes up one penny next month.
Got a teenager headed to college next year? Many scholarship deadlines are happening now. The bigger the scholarship, the sooner you need to apply because of the large applicant pool. Popular five figure scholarships like the Gates Millennium Scholars and Dell Scholar Program stop accepting applications in early January.
Lower your energy bill - get a rebate. Columbia Gas customers can qualify for a rebate for making home energy improvements . Rebates range from $50 to $300 for replacing windows, adding insulation or installing a tankless water heater.
If you're in the market for a new pet, Priority Automotive has you covered. The company has prepaid adoption fees for 500 animals at the Richmond SPCA through December 31.
More than seventy five percent of U.S. taxpayers get a refund of about $3000 - that's an interest-free loan your giving to Uncle Sam. You can put that money back in your pocket by increasing allowances for next year's paychecks.