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Best tax software for 2021: TurboTax, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and more compared

Best tax software for 2021: TurboTax, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and more compared

In the wake of COVID-19, filing your taxes may be more complicated than ever before. Here's everything you need to get them done fast and for the lowest price.

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How to claim work expenses on your taxes

How to claim work expenses on your taxes

The rules are different for corporate employees and the self-employed. Here's everything you need to know about the home office deduction and other business expenses.

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What does 2021 have in store for our finances?

What does 2021 have in store for our finances?

CNET takes a look at the services, apps and technologies that will help us navigate our finances this year.

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The best cash back credit cards
The best cash back credit cards

The best cash back credit cards

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The best travel credit cards
The best travel credit cards

The best travel credit cards

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The best tax software

The best tax software

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The best tax deductions
The best tax deductions

The best tax deductions

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The best budgeting apps
The best budgeting apps

The best budgeting apps

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The best car insurance companies
The best car insurance companies

The best car insurance companies

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The best cash back services

The best cash back services

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The best life insurance
The best life insurance

The best life insurance

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Money Basics
Money Basics

Money Basics

CNET's personal finance experts go in-depth on personal finance basics.
Saving Money
Saving Money

Saving Money

Get expert tips on how to save money and budget every day while building your savings.
Buying a House
Buying a House

Buying a House

From mortgages to building credit, CNET guides you to your dream home.
Paying Off Debt
Paying Off Debt

Paying Off Debt

Grow net worth by paying off debt with expert tips on student loans, credit cards and more.
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Work and Career

Work and Career

Get tips to land your dream job, get a salary increase and earn more money.
Retirement
Retirement

Retirement

From 401Ks to roboinvesting, our expert advice sets you up for long-term wealth.

Credit Cards

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How to get TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Clear for free

How to get TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Clear for free

Ready for that long-overdue vacation? You don't need to pay to skip the security line at the airport.

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Streaming TV money-saving hack: Maximize your credit card points

Streaming TV money-saving hack: Maximize your credit card points

If you're going to be spending a bundle every month on streaming services, you might as well get cash back.

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Best credit card for July 2021

Best credit card for July 2021

The best credit cards for cash back, travel and balance transfers -- plus our top picks for students, Amazon and Whole Foods shoppers and Apple Pay enthusiasts.

Here's how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

Here's how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

From individual credit card issuers to major US banking institutions, here's what you can expect for credit card and banking relief.

2 good reasons to buy the iPhone 12 with the Apple Card

2 good reasons to buy the iPhone 12 with the Apple Card

They are: 3% cash back and interest-free financing for up to 24 months. But that doesn't make it a slam-dunk.

Banking

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Best savings account for July 2021

Best savings account for July 2021

Safe, secure and convenient accounts -- with some of the highest interest rates available.

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Best checking account for July 2021

Best checking account for July 2021

From branch access to ATMs to "monthly maintenance" fees, we break down everything you need to know to pick the best checking account.

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Here's how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

Here's how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

From individual credit card issuers to major US banking institutions, here's what you can expect for credit card and banking relief.

Jack Dorsey's blockchain clock brought Bitcoin to a House committee hearing

Jack Dorsey's blockchain clock brought Bitcoin to a House committee hearing

It's called the Blockclock, but it's not here to tell time.

Google Pay revamps with new focus on managing bank accounts and finances

Google Pay revamps with new focus on managing bank accounts and finances

The search giant, trying to overcome privacy hurdles, says it won't share transaction information with other parts of Google.

Investing

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AMC falls and rises after record-breaking rally this week

AMC falls and rises after record-breaking rally this week

The rollercoaster ride continues.

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Best robo-advisors for July 2021

Best robo-advisors for July 2021

Is 2021 the year you start investing? Try it out with one of the best robo-advisors available right now.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum prices in free fall as China plans crackdown on mining and trading

Bitcoin, Ethereum prices in free fall as China plans crackdown on mining and trading

Digital wallets across the globe aren't looking so pretty.

Elon Musk impersonators have swindled people out of $2M in cryptocurrency, FTC says

Elon Musk impersonators have swindled people out of $2M in cryptocurrency, FTC says

And that's just in the last six months.

Bitcoin and Dogecoin have roller-coaster week amid Musk tweets

Bitcoin and Dogecoin have roller-coaster week amid Musk tweets

The Musk giveth and the Musk taketh away.

Mortgages

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Mortgage forbearance period extended: New protections run through September 2021

Mortgage forbearance period extended: New protections run through September 2021

Struggling to make your monthly mortgage payments? A new FHA extension provides more protection for homeowners.

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Home down payments: Everything you need to know

Home down payments: Everything you need to know

Here's how to determine the right amount to put down on your future home.

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How to refinance your home

How to refinance your home

If you're ready to make the move to refinance your home, here's how to get started.

FHA loans: Everything first-time homebuyers need to know

FHA loans: Everything first-time homebuyers need to know

You can get a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, even if you have a low credit score or less cash for a down payment.

Google wants to make buying a house less confusing

Google wants to make buying a house less confusing

Googling "mortgage" will pull up resources to help understand the home buying process.

Loans

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Millions can't pay their car loans. Here's what to do if you're one of them

Millions can't pay their car loans. Here's what to do if you're one of them

How to talk to your bank about deferring payments, find help and everything else you should know.

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FHA loans: Everything first-time homebuyers need to know

FHA loans: Everything first-time homebuyers need to know

You can get a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, even if you have a low credit score or less cash for a down payment.

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Tax Day 2021: How student loans affect your taxes

Tax Day 2021: How student loans affect your taxes

Student loans might help come tax time -- or you could face a higher tax bill.

Everything you need to know about payday loans

Everything you need to know about payday loans

Sure, it's easy money. But these predatory loans are usually more trouble than they're worth.

All the different types of home loans you should know about

All the different types of home loans you should know about

Are you looking for different types of mortgages for your new home purchase? See which one makes sense for you.

Insurance

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The best pet insurance for 2021

The best pet insurance for 2021

When a pet gets sick, vet bills can add up. A good insurance plan can help protect your animal and your bank account.

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Best life insurance companies for 2021

Best life insurance companies for 2021

Everything you need to know about the best type of policies and the insurance companies that sell them.

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What is life insurance? Here are the most popular types

What is life insurance? Here are the most popular types

If you're thinking about buying life insurance, here are some types to consider.

10 car insurance terms you need to know

10 car insurance terms you need to know

Knowledge is power when it comes to buying car insurance, and understanding the legal terms can help guarantee you get the coverage you need.

Best car insurance for military and veterans to buy for 2021

Best car insurance for military and veterans to buy for 2021

These are the best military and veteran car insurance companies based on premiums, costs, benefits, discounts and region.

Taxes

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4 million unemployment refunds in July: IRS schedule, tax transcripts and more

4 million unemployment refunds in July: IRS schedule, tax transcripts and more

Another round of refunds on 2020 unemployment compensation is going out to taxpayers. We'll tell you when to expect your money and how to check online.

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Still waiting for your IRS tax refund? Here's the No. 1 reason for the delay

Still waiting for your IRS tax refund? Here's the No. 1 reason for the delay

Millions are still waiting for their past-due money. Here's what we know.

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Unenroll from monthly child tax credit checks using this IRS portal. We'll show you how

Unenroll from monthly child tax credit checks using this IRS portal. We'll show you how

An online tool lets parents manage and opt out of the advance payments this year. Plus, it can offer clues about missing checks.

2021 child tax credit FAQ: Opt out deadlines, eligibility, payments and more

2021 child tax credit FAQ: Opt out deadlines, eligibility, payments and more

This year's child tax credit is like no other. Here's what the big changes mean for you.

Where's your child tax credit check? Here's how to trace your payment

Where's your child tax credit check? Here's how to trace your payment

Some US families are still waiting for July's check. We'll explain the reasons for the delay.

Your Money

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4th stimulus update: The latest on $2,000 petition, $1,000 for educators, $600 in California

4th stimulus update: The latest on $2,000 petition, $1,000 for educators, $600 in California

Here's what relief aid has already been approved for 2021 and what money is -- and isn't -- on the table.

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4 million unemployment refunds in July: IRS schedule, tax transcripts and more

4 million unemployment refunds in July: IRS schedule, tax transcripts and more

Another round of refunds on 2020 unemployment compensation is going out to taxpayers. We'll tell you when to expect your money and how to check online.

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Still waiting for your IRS tax refund? Here's the No. 1 reason for the delay

Still waiting for your IRS tax refund? Here's the No. 1 reason for the delay

Millions are still waiting for their past-due money. Here's what we know.

Unenroll from monthly child tax credit checks using this IRS portal. We'll show you how

Unenroll from monthly child tax credit checks using this IRS portal. We'll show you how

An online tool lets parents manage and opt out of the advance payments this year. Plus, it can offer clues about missing checks.

2021 child tax credit FAQ: Opt out deadlines, eligibility, payments and more

2021 child tax credit FAQ: Opt out deadlines, eligibility, payments and more

This year's child tax credit is like no other. Here's what the big changes mean for you.

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