24% of Your Cable TV Bill Is Just Bogus Fees, Study Says

Consumer Reports estimates cable industry makes $28 billion a year in misleading surcharges alone.


Never Get Charged for a “Free” Trial Again

It’s easy to forget to cancel a free trial and wind up paying for a subscription service you don't really want. Here are five ways to make sure that never, ever happens to you again.


How Banks and Lenders Are Helping Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown

Many federal workers aren't getting paid. Here’s how some banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions are helping them out.


Don’t Buy This: There's No Reason to Pay Maintenance Fees on Your Bank Account

You shouldn't have to pay your bank for the privilege of storing your money for you. Here’s how to avoid these fees entirely.


25 Things You Never Need to Buy

Easy ways to save money, be kinder to the environment, and be a smarter consumer all year long.


Don’t Buy This: Only Suckers Pay ATM Fees

There's really no reason to pay an ATM fee ever again.


Parents Forced to Pay for Their Kids' Jail Time Are Getting Refunds

In California, families were billed for their kids' incarceration—even when they were innocent. Now some of them are getting checks in the mail.


The Story of the ‘Accidental’ $137K Bitcoin Payment Just Got Very Strange

Some lessons in life are priceless, but this one wasn't.


Is Bitcoin Under Attack?

The latest blow-up could have more malicious origins than originally imagined.


Scribd Is Culling Erotica Because Popularity Is Just Another Route to Failure

Fans of romance and erotica prove that nothing works on the damn internet.