Plan to travel soon? Here are 3 ways to save on airfare
After more than a year of being cooped up and quarantined, travel is making a comeback. But if you have checked airfare prices lately, you probably noticed prices are higher than they were pre-pandemic. If you are just itching to get in the air, try these three tricks to save some money.
Here is how you can score penny deals while shopping at Dollar General
Dollar stores are among the fastest growing segment of retail right now. It's not just shoppers trying to save money. Hoards of people are headed to Dollar General every week to hunt for items that cost just one penny. It's a movement getting a lot of traction on social media. People are posting and sharing items they have found for one cent.
Keep it simple: Here are the only 4 skincare products you need for healthy skin
It seems the older we get, the more we buy to counter the signs of aging. Beauty and skincare is a multibillion-dollar business. It is easy to get sucked into day creams, night creams, eye creams and serums and peels. But Houston dermatologist Dr. Viraat Patel of Nigro Dermatology says you only four items you need in your arsenal.
Have you filed your taxes? Here are new deductions and credits to help you save more money
Have you done your taxes yet? If not, there are some new tax credits and deductions you need to know about so you get the most money back from Uncle Sam this year.
Manufacturer says 226,000 of these smoke alarms are under recall, may fail to alert consumers of a fire
If you have a Kidde brand smoke alarm in your home, you should check it because 226,000 of them are under recall.
Here are 5 fast-food apps that save you time and money
These days, every fast food restaurant has an app they want you to download, but before you put a bunch of clutter on your smartphone, you want to know what the apps can do for you.
Peloton recalls Tread+ and Tread treadmills after child death, more than 70 reported incidents
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Peloton are announcing two separate voluntary recalls of Peloton’s Tread+ and Tread treadmills.
Summer’s almost here. Here’s how you can find an affordable electric plan in the Houston area
It is heating up outside, and that is a good reminder that you may need to shop around for a new electric plan. We know electric rates tend to go up in the heat of the summer. That’s why you should lock in your rate before they start to go up.
Test it Tuesday: Do popular nail strips work better than polish?
The pandemic has done a number on our finances and our fingernails. Now some women are looking for cheaper alternatives to the nail salon and polish that chips and peels days after you apply it.Nail strips are growing in popularlity. They are essentially fingernail polish on a sticker that you apply to your nail. There is no mess and no dry time. We asked viewer Liz Deering to try 2 different brands to tell us which works best and lasts the longest.
How to save money on meat despite rising prices
Dining out or eating at home, no one can escape the higher price of meat these days. It’s not just beef, chicken and pork also costs significantly more now than they did this same time last year.
Jobless claims drop to lowest level since pandemic started last year
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 13,000 last week to 553,000, the lowest level since the pandemic hit last March and another sign the economy is recovering from the coronavirus recession.
Here are the worst used cars you can buy right now
Consumer Reports is known for telling us the best appliances, products and cars to buy. They're not holding back, now publishing a list of more than 100 of the worst used cars you can buy.
The Salvation Army’s Chic Boutique is back: Here’s how to shop the closets of Houston’s best dressed
Shop, save, and help others in need. Here's a sign THAT life is getting back to normal: The Salvation Army's Chic Boutique is back this week! You can score designer duds at major discounts at this pop-up charity sale. Volunteers collect and curate the best donations all year.
How to protest your property appraisal and lower your taxes
By now, most homeowners have received property tax appraisals in the mail. If your jaw hit the floor when you opened yours, you should protest your home’s market value with your county appraisal district. Here are some ideas to get your appraisal and your property taxes lowered.
Verizon recalling Hotspots that can overheat
Verizon is recalling 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots because the lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat posing fire and burn hazards.
Here are some plumbing secrets from the pros
As long as there’s running water, we usually don’t give our bathroom and kitchen faucets much thought. But the next time you need to replace yours, you do need to think about where to buy them.
Consumer advocates say this one change could help electric customers
Deregulating the electric market in Texas gave consumers the choice of which power company they want to pay for their electricity, but weeding through the providers and plans is not easy. It takes time and focus. Even when you think you’ve read everything, there are “gotchas” and fine print that can stick you with a higher bill than you thought you’d be paying. It’s why some consumer advocates want state lawmakers to refine the system.
State lawmakers looking to rein in abusive HOAs
From overreaching homeowner’s association boards that try to control what you can do with your property to corrupt directors, KPRC 2 News has shown you the stories right here in Houston and across Texas that are frustrating hardworking homeowners.
Everything you need to know about filing a tax extension
If you already anticipate needing some extra time to file your federal tax return, there’s some good news. You can always file for an extension.