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  • Daily deal sites: Beware these five things

    Daily deal sites offer substantial discounts on everything from restaurant meals and kids' clothes to car detailing and getaways – if you're careful and read the fine print.

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  • LivingSocial cyber-attack could affect 50 million customers

    LivingSocial says its website was hacked, possibly compromising names, e-mail addresses, even passwords. But LivingSocial says credit-card information not affected by the cyber-attack. 

  • Daily deal sites: Beware these five things

    Daily deal sites offer substantial discounts on everything from restaurant meals and kids' clothes to car detailing and getaways – if you're careful and read the fine print.

  • Groupon shares: Suddenly cheaper, but a good buy?

    Groupon shares fell 27 percent in trading Tuesday after the company reported its first decline in gross billings. Groupon shares are now down 72 percent from their IPO price last November. 

  • Saving Money Independence Day: Dining out on July 4? 15 ways to save.

    Independence Day or not, dining out doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are 15 ways to save, from splitting meals to knowing which cuts of steak will give you the best value.

  • The Reformed Broker The problem with Groupon

    Groupon has yet to carve out a competitive niche for itself in the market, and it never should have been a multi-billion dollar company.

  • 10 best Facebook apps and games

    Because there's a seemingly endless catalog of Facebook apps to choose from, here's a list of the few that are actually worth trying. From classics such as Words with Friends to fresh upstarts like Pinterest, these are the best, most entertaining, and most intriguing Facebook apps out there. 

  • Tech stocks bask in Facebook's glow

    Tech stocks related to social media, like Groupon and Zynga, see shares rise after Facebook IPO. But boost for these tech stocks could be temporary.  

  • As Cyber Monday approaches, Black Friday sets new records

    As Cyber Monday approaches, Black Friday sets new records

    Black Friday this year set new records for in-store and online buying. Despite high unemployment and a generally worrisome economy, nearly half of all Americans went shopping.

  • Top 9 ways Internet access can save you money

    Top 9 ways Internet access can save you money

    Sure, access to the Internet costs you something every month. But did you ever stop to think how much money it saves? Online price comparison and access to wholesale markets and group deal sites, like livingsocial.com and Groupon, can save the average consumer $8,000 annually, according to new study from the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), a coalition that lobbies to make high-speed Internet access more affordable and widely available. “Generally Internet shopping can be a big money saver,” agrees Jody Rohlena. senior editor at Shopsmart magazine, but beware of online impulse buying: “It’s important to stick to your budget and try not to go crazy.” Here are nine areas of consumer spending where the Internet can save big bucks, according to the IIA study. Can you guess which spending category is in the top spot?

  • LivingSocial under fire: Can daily-deal sites keep offering huge discounts?

    LivingSocial under fire: Can daily-deal sites keep offering huge discounts?

    The hyper-discounts of online coupon dealers like LivingSocial have not created loyal customers. Some businesses are finding that smaller numbers of coupons – and smaller discounts – might be more sustainable in the long run.