Back to school isn’t just for kids. And the bargains aren’t just on school supplies. The fall shopping season is loaded with discounts on categories that might surprise you. Money Magazine’s Adam Auriemma has tips on what to get and where to find some of the best deals of the year. » Read More
Forget those concrete boarding kennels pets used to endure while their owners left them behind on vacation. They’ve been replaced by high end pampering palaces and doggie camps that rival the amenities their owners are enjoying. Of the $70B Americans will spend on their pets this year, $5B is on grooming and boarding. Reporter Kate Rogers checks her dog into a pet vacation spot. » Read More
It’s been 38 years since the last total solar eclipse passed over the United States. From Oregon through Nebraska to South Carolina, towns along the 60-to-70 mile path aren’t letting this money-making opportunity pass them by. Reporter Eric Chemi finds what businesses are doing to cash in on a rare celestial event. » Read More
If your aging parents need to be near you, but living with you is too much, there’s a new option. A “Granny Pod” is a temporary housing unit that’s placed in your backyard, and six states are currently allowing them. While units can cost well over $100K, that can be less than a nursing home, or assisted living. Reporter Jane Wells visits a California granny in her newly-built “pod”. » Read More
Stacy Brown was a single stay-at-home mom and self-proclaimed chicken salad connoisseur in Alabama. She needed a job, so she perfected a chicken salad recipe in her own kitchen and began selling it door-to-door. Today, “Chicken Salad Chick” is one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Reporter Kate Rogers shares Brown’s recipe for success.
Would you trade personal medical details to save money on your health care benefits? With Dania Palanker, Georgetown, and James Gelfand, Erisa Industry Committee.
According to Michigan State University’s Food Fraud Initiative, food fraud costs consumers $30 to $40 billion dollars a year. How can you find out if your food is safe? And what is the FDA and USDA doing about it? With Dr. John Spink, Michigan State University.
Avani Ramnani, Francis Financial Wealth Management Director, has tips on how to balance risk and caution for both genders.
Start-up Fizzics utilizes sound waves to help perfect the pour with a small home device that's about the size of a Keurig. Founder Phillip Petracca says the device can improve the taste of any can, bottle or growler of brew. We put it to the test.
Brooklyn Winery, launched by two friends who had the vintage idea 9 years ago, is now taking $5 million in revenue. Reporter Kate Rogers takes a tour and a tasting.
National mall operator CBL & Associates will close their 72 shopping centers across 30 states on Thanksgiving. Is this a growing trend? With Stephen Lebovitz, CBL & Associates President & CEO.
We ask David Kelly, JP Morgan Funds Chief Global Strategist, if there are there any money moves you should be making now? Will interest rates rise? And should you be making any adjustments to your savings and retirement strategies?
Reporter Dina Gusovsky meets some veteran entrepreneurs, and we ask a Small Business Administration leader about ways they’re helping our vets launch their own start-up companies. With Barb Carson, SBA associate administrator.
How can you budget for Thanksgiving? Real Simple Food Director Dawn Perry has some money saving tips as you plan the big meal.
The Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged hacking attempts on the election systems in 20 states. We ask cybersecurity expert Cris Thomas how real the tampering threat is to current election machines.
We ask Hallmark CEO Donald J. Hall Jr., if cards, both traditional and digital, can grow in the world of instant messaging.
We ask financial planner Nick Holeman, of the automated investing company, Betterment, for some tips. Should you stay the course, or is this traditionally a good time to make some adjustments to your savings strategies?
From the best bargains, to the best days to buy your tickets, Travel + Leisure’s Jacqui Gifford has some ideas you may not have considered.
Social Security is projected to run out of money by 2034. Should we solve the shortfall with an increase to payroll taxes? Should we raise the retirement age? Or should benefits be need-based? With Neil Irwin, The New York Times sr. economics correspondent.
British-born driver Pippa Mann was the sole female driver in this year’s Indy 500, and she was the only one to race in pink. She is not only raising awareness for charity – but is inspiring young girls all over the world to enter racing.
Doug Boneparth, CFP, offers tips to help you determine how to get the most insurance coverage at the best price.
Entrepreneur Melissa Carbone has created “Haunted Hayride” attractions for those looking for screams, thrills and chills. Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban saw opportunity in the business and invested $2 million dollars. Will the growing business be coming to scare your town next?
We ask author Jay Baer if social media posts will replace e-mails and phone calls as the best way to complain and get results.
Reporter Dina Gusovsky explains how to do a simple search to see if you’re entitled to some forgotten cash from "unclaimed funds."