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15 stores with the best and worst return policies

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. As you're buying holiday gifts and checking off your shopping list, you should also keep in mind retailers' return policies. There's a good chance that something from your holiday shopping trips will get returned, since two-thirds (68.6 percent) of consumers indicated last year that they returned gifts most or some of the time

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

An Amazon Prime membership costs $99 a year, or $49 for students, but it might make sense for frequent users who are looking for free shipping, video streaming and other rewards. If you're wondering whether you should try Amazon Prime, take a look at this rundown of some of the benefits.

What not to buy on Black Friday

Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season this month. With doorbusters and giveaways, the retail rush can put your savings plan in a tailspin. But before you pick up the latest HDTV, you'll want to know what items are good pickups during Black Friday, and which items are best left on store shelves.