Instacart Getting Advertisers to Pay Fees for Delivery

Online shoppers hate paying delivery fees. So Instacart Inc. is getting Pepsi to foot the bill. The grocery delivery startup is working with General Mills, Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever, and other consumer goods makers to cover the cost of delivery or provide other discounts when customers buy their products. In addition to the coupons, the companies pay Instacart to advertise on its website. Since introducing the program about six months...

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5 Tax Breaks You Might Be Missing Out On

This year, don’t get mad at the tax man. Instead, devise a plan to find as many tax deductions as you can. Here are five of the most commonly overlooked tax breaks. The more you know, the less you’ll pay when you file your taxes by April 18. Alimony Breaking up is hard to do, but it can be tough on your pocket book, too — particularly if you’re responsible for making spousal support payments. The good news: Alimony is a tax write-off...

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Consumer Confidential: How to Avoid the Fees That Bring Billions in Revenue to Big Banks

To hear big banks tell it, this is a great time to be a bank customer. Most Americans — 61 percent — pay no monthly fees for things like checking accounts and use of automated teller machines, according to a recent survey by the American Bankers Association. “We’ve seen tremendous innovations to bank services over the last decade that have allowed our customers to bank in the way that is most convenient for them and at little or no...

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