Problem: Clogged cache

You should always shop around when you’re buying any kind of service — everything from hotel rooms and car rental to plane tickets — but did you know that hopping back and forth from site to site can actually cost you cash? Some travel websites keep tabs on how many times you’ve visited a specific page, and if they see you return multiple times they’ll know that you didn’t find a cheaper price elsewhere and jack it up a few bucks, just for kicks. It’s a super sketchy practice but business is business, and they’ll squeeze every last cent out of you if they know they can.

Solution: Clear your cache to save some cash!

The more you shop around, the higher the prices go. The minute you cleared your cache, the prices dropped. Here’s how to do it:

In Google Chrome: Open the menu by clicking the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click “More Tools” and then select “Clear browsing data.” When the list of data to clear pops up, make sure “Cached images and files” and “Cookies and other site and plugin data” are selected, then click the “Clear browsing data” button.

In Internet Explorer: Click the little gear icon on the top bar of the window and select “Safety” and then “Delete browsing history.” When the list pops up, make sure “Temporary Internet files and website files” and “Cookies and website data” are selected, then click “Delete.”

In Firefox: Click on the menu button and then select “Preferences.” Select “Advanced” and then click the “Network” tab. Under the heading “Cached Web Content” click “Clear Now.”