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Travel Insurance: What You Should Know Before Your Summer Trip

Travel Insurance: What You Should Know Before Your Summer Trip

Is travel insurance worth it and how's it different from trip protection? We'll explain.

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Is Google Wallet the Same as Google Pay? We'll Explain

Is Google Wallet the Same as Google Pay? We'll Explain

Google announced the release of Google Wallet for contactless payments, but isn't that what Google Pay already does?

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Luna Cryptocurrency Collapse: How It Happened and Why It Matters

Luna Cryptocurrency Collapse: How It Happened and Why It Matters

Luna's value has crashed from over $110 to a fraction of a penny. Its creator thinks he has a plan to undo the damage.

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Credit Cards

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What You Can Do to Boost Your Credit Card Security While Shopping

What You Can Do to Boost Your Credit Card Security While Shopping

There are 10 ways to shop smarter online and reduce security risks.

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I Finally Got the X1 Card: 5 Reasons It's Worth the Wait

I Finally Got the X1 Card: 5 Reasons It's Worth the Wait

If you can take advantage of its robust redemption partnerships, the X1 may become your new go-to card.

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Tricks to Get TSA PreCheck for Free

Tricks to Get TSA PreCheck for Free

You can get Global Entry and Clear at no cost, too.

Mastercard Unveils Biometric Checkout System That Lets You Pay With a Smile

Mastercard Unveils Biometric Checkout System That Lets You Pay With a Smile

The credit card company says it's working with partners to ensure consumer security and privacy.

Best Credit Cards for Everyday Use in May 2022

Best Credit Cards for Everyday Use in May 2022

These cards have no annual fee and will help you earn the most back on your daily transactions.

Mortgages

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The First-Time Homebuyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Home

The First-Time Homebuyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Home

Buying a house is a major decision, but understanding the process can help you approach it with confidence.

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Mortgage Rates on May 17, 2022: Rates Retreat

Mortgage Rates on May 17, 2022: Rates Retreat

Today some major mortgage rates slid lower, though rates are expected to rise this year. See how that could affect your mortgage payments.

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Mortgage Rates on May 20, 2022: Rates Cool Off This Week

Mortgage Rates on May 20, 2022: Rates Cool Off This Week

Today quite a few important mortgage rates moved down again, though rates are expected to rise this year.

May 19, 2022: Today's Mortgage Rates Tick Down This Week

May 19, 2022: Today's Mortgage Rates Tick Down This Week

Today a couple of important mortgage rates moved down again, though rates are expected to rise this year.

Today's Mortgage Rates for May 18, 2022: Rates Tick Downward Again

Today's Mortgage Rates for May 18, 2022: Rates Tick Downward Again

A couple of important mortgage rates have retreated this week, though rates are generally expected to rise this year.

Insurance

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Travel Insurance: What You Should Know Before Your Summer Trip

Travel Insurance: What You Should Know Before Your Summer Trip

Is travel insurance worth it and how's it different from trip protection? We'll explain.

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Personal Data of 1.8M Texans Exposed for Years by Texas Department of Insurance

Personal Data of 1.8M Texans Exposed for Years by Texas Department of Insurance

A state audit finds the data was publicly available for almost three years and included names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

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Progressive Insurance Review for 2022

Progressive Insurance Review for 2022

Flo made the insurance provider a household name in 2008, but how is its coverage?

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in May 2022?

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in May 2022?

How much you'll pay for auto coverage depends on age, gender, state, credit score and driving history. But we can help you estimate the price.

How Much Car Insurance Coverage Do You Really Need?

How Much Car Insurance Coverage Do You Really Need?

A robust policy is essential to protect you financially.

Loans

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Here's What High Inflation Means for Student Loan Borrowers

Here's What High Inflation Means for Student Loan Borrowers

Most borrowers will feel inflation's sting if they have to start repaying student loans this September.

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Is Fuel Up Now and Pay Later the Answer to High Gas Prices?

Is Fuel Up Now and Pay Later the Answer to High Gas Prices?

Buy now, pay later apps can bail you out of tricky financial situations, but be wary of relying on them.

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113,000 Borrowers Approved for Student Loan Forgiveness. Are You One of Them?

113,000 Borrowers Approved for Student Loan Forgiveness. Are You One of Them?

Here's how to find out if you're eligible for federal student loan relief through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Inflation Slows Slightly as Fed Raises Rates Again. Everything You Need to Know

Inflation Slows Slightly as Fed Raises Rates Again. Everything You Need to Know

While inflation leveled off in April, it's not clear yet how the Fed's rate hikes will impact prices and the economy.

When Should I Fill out FAFSA? Here Are All Your Aid Questions, Answered.

When Should I Fill out FAFSA? Here Are All Your Aid Questions, Answered.

As both state and federal student financial aid deadlines approach, make sure your application is ready to go.

Cryptocurrency

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Luna Cryptocurrency Collapse: How It Happened and Why It Matters

Luna Cryptocurrency Collapse: How It Happened and Why It Matters

Luna's value has crashed from over $110 to a fraction of a penny. Its creator thinks he has a plan to undo the damage.

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Seth Green Loses $200K Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT in Phishing Scam

Seth Green Loses $200K Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT in Phishing Scam

The actor and comedian had four NFT stolen. All up, he lost around $308,000 worth of NFTs after connecting his wallet to a dodgy site.

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Terra Outlines Plan to Revive Luna After Historic Crypto Crash

Terra Outlines Plan to Revive Luna After Historic Crypto Crash

Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon wants to create a new blockchain and distribute hundreds of millions of new luna tokens to burned investors.

Welcome to Web3, the Next Version of the Internet

Welcome to Web3, the Next Version of the Internet

Web3 can take power and control out of the hands of big tech companies, according to crypto proponents.

Luna and TerraUSD Cryptocurrency Crash. This Week's Top Bitcoin and Crypto News

Luna and TerraUSD Cryptocurrency Crash. This Week's Top Bitcoin and Crypto News

All the bitcoin, cryptocurrency and NFT news for the week ending May 13.

Banking

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Is Google Wallet the Same as Google Pay? We'll Explain

Is Google Wallet the Same as Google Pay? We'll Explain

Google announced the release of Google Wallet for contactless payments, but isn't that what Google Pay already does?

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As Inflation Swells, I-Bonds and Other Savings Accounts Can Help Stretch Your Dollar

As Inflation Swells, I-Bonds and Other Savings Accounts Can Help Stretch Your Dollar

From I-Bonds to TIPS, alternative savings accounts offer higher-than-average rates to help ease the sting of rising inflation.

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Criminals Are Scamming Zelle Users. Here's How to Keep Your Money Safe

Criminals Are Scamming Zelle Users. Here's How to Keep Your Money Safe

Criminals are using the peer-to-peer payment service to drain bank accounts. Here's how to protect yourself.

APYs Are Rising: Best Savings Accounts for May 2022

APYs Are Rising: Best Savings Accounts for May 2022

Banks are following the Fed's lead by raising the rates for savings accounts. Find the highest APYs and best bonuses.

How to Switch Banks Without Making a Mess

How to Switch Banks Without Making a Mess

The idea of switching banks might overwhelm you. Here's advice on how to keep it simple and stress free.

Investing

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Need to Save for Retirement? This Is the Easiest Way

Need to Save for Retirement? This Is the Easiest Way

Don't sweat it. Lean back and let tech and science take over your investment portfolio.

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The GameStop Saga Takes Down Another Hedge Fund

The GameStop Saga Takes Down Another Hedge Fund

Melvin Capital Management, a hedge fund that bet against GameStop, is shutting down.

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Dow Takes Biggest Plunge Since Start of the Pandemic

Dow Takes Biggest Plunge Since Start of the Pandemic

The Dow Jones dropped more than 1,100 points Wednesday.

I Bonds Are More Appealing Than Ever. Here's Why

I Bonds Are More Appealing Than Ever. Here's Why

Government-issued I bonds can earn you 9.62%, outpacing the rate of inflation

Inflation Slows Slightly as Fed Raises Rates Again. Everything You Need to Know

Inflation Slows Slightly as Fed Raises Rates Again. Everything You Need to Know

While inflation leveled off in April, it's not clear yet how the Fed's rate hikes will impact prices and the economy.

Taxes

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How to Track Your Tax Refund

How to Track Your Tax Refund

The IRS has online tools that can provide updates on your federal tax refund.

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If Your Tax Refund Check Is Coming in the Mail, Here's How to Track It

If Your Tax Refund Check Is Coming in the Mail, Here's How to Track It

You don't have to check your mailbox every day to see if your refund check has arrived. Do this instead.

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No Tax Refund Yet? Why Your IRS Money Might Be Late

No Tax Refund Yet? Why Your IRS Money Might Be Late

If it's been longer than three weeks, and you haven't received your tax refund, learn the most likely reasons.

You Could Be Eligible to Claim Money in TurboTax's $141 Million Settlement

You Could Be Eligible to Claim Money in TurboTax's $141 Million Settlement

Did you pay for TurboTax's "free" tax-filing service? If so, you may be due money back.

How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

The IRS has online tools that can provide updates on your federal tax refund.