Kakeibo -- pronounced Kah-kay-boh -- means household financial ledger in Japanese, and is a way to make big-picture saving goals while monitoring your spending on a daily basis. Nudges in those day-to-day pages remind you of your big picture goals.
One lucky winner could be hours away from taking home one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions or Powerball history. In more than two months without a winner, both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have rolled over to an estimated combined total of nearly $1 billion. The Powerball jackpot has reached $570 million, with a $358.5 million lump-sum payout.
Tuesday night's drawing for the $361 million Mega Millions jackpot failed to produce a winner, so the jackpot is even more lucrative now: It's an estimated $418 million, according to Mega Millions officials. Lottery players across the country could win big if they have the winning numbers for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, the latter of which will be drawn Wednesday. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is expected to be $440 million with a one-time cash payout of $278.3 million.
Today is Free Shipping Friday, the annual retail holiday celebrated by nearly 1,000 online shops that offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery before Christmas. While many online retailers already offer free shipping year-round with a minimum purchase required, on Free Shipping Friday the nearly 1,000 retailers will ship your items for free regardless of how much the total came out to in order to encourage some last-minute holiday shopping. ABC News' consumer correspondent Becky Worley recommends using the site FreeShippingDay.com to find out what retailers are offering free shipping today, and which ones require special promo codes at checkout in order to access the free shipping.
Could I combine real world shopping with online discount hunting without feeling weird about it? When I got to the cashier, I didn't show him the online price, but just asked if he could offer me a discount. At the next national department store chain, we tried a different tactic.
"Shark Tank" star and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran broke down some of her top financial tips to help consumers decide when to buy and when to rent everything from housing to cars to clothing. If you can afford to buy something early, do it, Corcoran said. The benefits of buying include that you can build equity, you can make a profit when you sell your home, you will not have your rent increased, and you can deduct mortgage interest payments from your taxes.
It's Cyber Monday, the official last day of the biggest shopping weekend of the year.Approximately 78 million Americans said they were planning to do some shopping on Cyber Monday, according to a survey released earlier this month by the National Retail Foundation.In addition, online Black Friday sales increased 15 percent this Thanksgiving weekend compared to the same time in 2016, according to Adobe Analytics, possibly reflecting a growing consumer trend in recent years of preferring to shop online, rather than schlepping down to the stores. ...
A filmmaker’s attempt to sell his girlfriend’s used car by making a spoof ad sent online bids for the car soaring to thousands of dollars above its listed value. Max Lanman created the commercial to sell his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord, nicknamed “Greenie,” that has more than 141,000 miles on it. “I thought it would be hilarious to make a high-end car commercial for a really junky car,” Lanman told ABC News.
Ryan Grant, a 28 year-old former accountant from Minneapolis, Minnesota, started shopping for sales in popular retail stores. Grant would find sale items in Walmart, Target and Toys R Us, then used the Amazon seller app to compare them to online prices. Soon, Grant learned the basics of business by buying low, listing on Amazon, selling high and repeating.
Halloween costumes are barely put away and candy remains to be eaten but retailers are already releasing deals normally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday deals from companies including Dell, Amazon, Walmart and Groupon are letting consumers get an early start on their holiday shopping. “Some of the retailers are getting very excited and pushing the deals starting today,” Janice Lieberman, consumer expert for DealNews, told ABC News.
Amazon announced today that it is launching a service that allows a driver not only to drop a package off at your doorstep but also to go inside your home — even when you are not there — to make a delivery. The tech giant's new in-home delivery feature, Amazon Key, which was announced on "Good Morning America" today, lets customers opt to employ an app, a camera and a smart lock to oversee when parcels are delivered inside their homes. "A lot of customers would love having their packages delivered in their home even when they’re not there," Peter Larsen, Amazon's vice president of delivery technology, told ABC News, saying the new service comes in response to customer requests.
Walmart has unveiled a new process that the company says will significantly shorten the amount of time it takes to return an item, as part of the retail giant's latest move to gain a foothold in their ongoing e-commerce war against Amazon. Starting in December, Walmart is allowing customers to initiate the return process through the Walmart app and then simply scan a QR code at the store and hand over the product they want to return.
From transaction fees to overdraft charges, banks are charging consumers more money than ever before. For example, the fee for withdrawing money from an out-of-network ATM has increased 55 percent, according to Bankrate.com. "When you go outside the ATM network ... oftentimes it's two fees.
A growing number of everyday entrepreneurs are taking their hobbies and turning them into an extra source of income in a practice that has become known as the side hustle. “What I am talking about is creating an income by generating a project without quitting your day job," Chris Guillebeau, author of "Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days" told ABC News. Guillebeau adds that the side hustle is different from taking on a typical second job in that the idea is to turn your passions into a source of income.
A Florida woman who evacuated from Hurricane Irma with her three children won $10,000 in a lottery scratch-off ticket in North Carolina. Tiffany Hatfield, 28, left her home in Ocoee, near Orlando, late Friday night with her three young daughters to drive to a friend’s home in Virginia. Hatfield moved to Florida from Connecticut in June to live closer to family while her husband, a member of the U.S. Navy, is stationed in Hawaii.
Mavis Wanczyk, the Massachusetts woman who won the second-largest prize in Powerball history, quickly quit her job at a medical center after learning she won the $758.7 million prize Wednesday night. Wanczyk, 53, told reporters Thursday she wants to just “sit back and relax” after her lottery win, which experts say is a good strategy. “The best thing to do if you win the lottery is do nothing and find advisors that can help you,” “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary told ABC News.
The second-biggest Powerball drawing in U.S. history has reached $700 million, and that number could rise as more people buy tickets. The winning numbers will be chosen tonight in Tallahassee, Florida. Some experts from Powerball gave "GMA" a little insight on the odds of taking home the grand prize.
"Back in 2011, I came across a quote on Facebook that said ... that socks were the No. 1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters," David Heath, the co-founder of Bombas, a company that skyrocketed to success after appearing on the show "Shark Tank" in 2014, told ABC News. The two founded Bombas in 2013 with the mission to donate one pair of socks to those in need for every pair of socks sold, and the duo pitched their business plan to the popular show "Shark Tank" a year later.
Some workers at a company in Wisconsin will soon be getting microchips in order to enter the office, log into computers and even buy a snack or two with just a swipe of a hand. The microchip uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004. But after further conversations and the sharing of more details, the majority of managers were on board, and the company opted to partner with BioHax International to get the microchips.
The food entrepreneurs behind Banza and Misfit Juicery were highlighted on "Good Morning America" today as start-up companies with a mission to create social change for both health and the environment. The founders opened up about some of the best and worst career advice they have ever received, sharing their tips for others looking to launch their own culinary business. What is the best career advice you have ever received?
Amazon's annual Prime Day kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. ET and lasts for 30 straight hours with new deals to be released as often as every five minutes, according to the company's website. Experts shared some of their top tips for how to maximize your savings during the annual promotion, which is only available to Amazon Prime customers, a subscription service that comes with an annual price tag of $99. Lisa Lee Freeman, a consumer expert, appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to share her tips for Amazon's third annual Prime Day.
Big ticket items like appliances and even cars may see discounts over the coming five days. Amazon Prime day is now Prime week -- it starts now and goes into frenzy mode July 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Below are some of the discounts and insider tips (some from our friends at dealnews.com) to capitalize on mid-summer sales opportunities.
A Michigan mom determined to send her daughter to college debt-free is turning to her community for help. The mom of three told ABC News that she started the campaign, "One Mom One Year," out of "frustration" and "desperation" to pay for her daughter's college education. "Parents need to be talking about this," Truex said.
An auctioneer in Arizona believes he has “bulletproof” evidence his team has discovered an original Jackson Pollock painting that has been tucked away in a garage for years, and is now expected to fetch $10 to $15 million when it hits the auction block on June 20. Josh Levine, owner and founder of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC, said his company stumbled upon the possible Pollock, along with several other paintings from notable artists such as Kenneth Noland, Hazel Guggenheim McKinley, Jules Olitski and Cora Kelley Ward, when they were called out to perform appraisals for an estate sale in Sun City.
Billions of dollars in unclaimed money -- from lost insurance refunds to forgotten apartment security deposits -- is waiting for its rightful owners in the United States, and "Good Morning America" is working with individual states to help connect Americans across the country with their unclaimed money. Try the resources and tips below to see what unclaimed cash could be waiting for you. Searching locally, across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, is the most efficient way to find unclaimed funds.