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State Stimulus Checks 2022: These States Are Mailing out Payments Next Week

State Stimulus Checks 2022: These States Are Mailing out Payments Next Week

Several states are issuing tax rebates in October. Find out if yours is one of them.

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Can't Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month? There Are Options

Can't Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month? There Are Options

Avoid damaging your credit score by learning what your options are when you can't pay on time.

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You've Got a Month Left to Get a 9.62% Rate on I Bonds: How to Buy Them

You've Got a Month Left to Get a 9.62% Rate on I Bonds: How to Buy Them

The high interest on Series I savings bonds makes buying them worth the hassle.

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Looking for Cheaper Gas Prices? Try One of These Membership Programs First

Looking for Cheaper Gas Prices? Try One of These Membership Programs First

Prices at the pumps are a little scary right now, but here's how you can make fuel a little more affordable.

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Best Business Card Printing Deals: Free Sample Packs, 25% Off Orders and More

With things opening back up for in-person transactions, it's time to polish up your business cards with updated info and a fresh look. Here's how to do it for less.

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Our Favorite Amazon Shopping Tip: The 'Secret' Online Store With Major Discounts

Our Favorite Amazon Shopping Tip: The 'Secret' Online Store With Major Discounts

This shopping hack can help you save up to 70% or more on Amazon, even if you don't have a Prime membership.

Save an extra 5% at over 150 stores with the Slide cash-back app

Save an extra 5% at over 150 stores with the Slide cash-back app

It's like free money. This new twist on the old cash-back model can yield added savings on many purchases.

I tried these TikTok money-saving tips. Here's what happened

I tried these TikTok money-saving tips. Here's what happened

There's some useful advice floating around TikTok, but also some shady practices.

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Can't Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month? There Are Options

Can't Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month? There Are Options

Avoid damaging your credit score by learning what your options are when you can't pay on time.

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T-Mobile Could Be Launching a Credit Card

T-Mobile Could Be Launching a Credit Card

Goldman Sachs is reportedly teaming up with the carrier to try to make a T-Mobile credit card the newest addition to your wallet.

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Best Virtual Credit Cards for October 2022

Best Virtual Credit Cards for October 2022

Virtual credit cards allow you to keep your identity safe online by masking your personal details.

Best Debit Cards for Kids and Teens in October 2022: GoHenry, BusyKid and More

Best Debit Cards for Kids and Teens in October 2022: GoHenry, BusyKid and More

Children and teenagers alike can get a head start on saving and good financial habits.

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for October 2022

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for October 2022

The right balance transfer card will give you more time to pay off your debt without accruing interest charges.

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Mortgage Rates for Sept. 30, 2022: Rates Increase

Mortgage Rates for Sept. 30, 2022: Rates Increase

A handful of notable mortgage rates ticked up this week. If you're shopping for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected by inflation.

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Here Are Mortgage Rates for Sept. 28, 2022: Rates Climb Rapidly

Here Are Mortgage Rates for Sept. 28, 2022: Rates Climb Rapidly

Today a few notable mortgage rates moved up -- fast. As interest rates surge, it's getting more expensive to buy a house.

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Current Mortgage Interest Rates on Sept. 29, 2022: Rates Tick Up

Current Mortgage Interest Rates on Sept. 29, 2022: Rates Tick Up

Today a few notable mortgage rates moved up. If you're shopping for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected by inflation.

Current Mortgage Interest Rates on Sept. 27, 2022: Rates Climb

Current Mortgage Interest Rates on Sept. 27, 2022: Rates Climb

Today some major mortgage rates crept higher. The Fed's interest rate hikes are increasing costs for prospective homebuyers.

Mortgage Rates on Sept. 26, 2022: Rates Tick Up

Mortgage Rates on Sept. 26, 2022: Rates Tick Up

Today a few major mortgage rates inched up. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how the Fed's interest rate hikes could affect you.

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7 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance

7 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance

With prices continuing to rise, saving money where you can is crucial.

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Low-Mileage Drivers Should Check Out This Car Insurance

Low-Mileage Drivers Should Check Out This Car Insurance

Occasional drivers should check pay-per-mile programs to see if they can save money on car insurance.

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Top Car Insurance Terms You Should Know

Top Car Insurance Terms You Should Know

From personal injury protection to gap coverage, insurance terms can be confusing.

You Could Be Saving Hundreds on Your Homeowner's Insurance. Here's How

You Could Be Saving Hundreds on Your Homeowner's Insurance. Here's How

Want to lower your home insurance bill? Here are seven ways to do it.

With Flight Cancellations on the Rise, Is Travel Insurance Worth the Cost?

With Flight Cancellations on the Rise, Is Travel Insurance Worth the Cost?

Flight prices are trending down, but the airline industry continues to be challenged by flight cancellations.

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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Update: First Day to Apply Is Almost Here

Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Update: First Day to Apply Is Almost Here

The student loan debt application will give eligible borrowers the chance to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt.

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I Requested a Student Loan Refund. Now My Forgiveness Is More Complicated

I Requested a Student Loan Refund. Now My Forgiveness Is More Complicated

Asking for a refund is easy. But making sure you receive maximum forgiveness is a bit trickier.

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Yes, You Can Get Money Back from Student Loan Payments You Made During the Pandemic

Yes, You Can Get Money Back from Student Loan Payments You Made During the Pandemic

If you paid down your student loan debt below $10,000, you might want a refund.

Why You Should Consider Making Payments During the Student Loan Pause

Why You Should Consider Making Payments During the Student Loan Pause

The current freeze on loan payments and interest has been extended "one final time" to Dec. 31.

Who Is Your Student Loan Servicer? Here's How to Find Out

Who Is Your Student Loan Servicer? Here's How to Find Out

Got questions about student loan forgiveness? Here's how to find out which company is managing your loan, and how to make contact.

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The Ethereum Merge Is Complete. Here's Why That's Important

The Ethereum Merge Is Complete. Here's Why That's Important

On Wednesday night, a few minutes before midnight, ethereum officially adopted proof of stake. Its carbon footprint is expected to reduce over 99%.

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Best Bitcoin and Crypto Wallets for September 2022

Best Bitcoin and Crypto Wallets for September 2022

Your crypto wallet holds the keys to your coins and tokens, and it's how you'll buy and sell crypto. See our top picks for cold and hot crypto wallets.

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Bitcoin consumes more energy than many countries

Bitcoin consumes more energy than many countries

Alex de Vries, the founder of Digiconomist and developer of the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, says that mining has professionalized with professional institutions taking advantage of economies of scale and finding the cheapest sources of electricity worldwide.

My Quest to Understand NFT Art (And Why I Bought One)

My Quest to Understand NFT Art (And Why I Bought One)

Bridget Carey goes on a quest to learn about NFT art by visiting conventions and galleries. It was not what she expected.

Why cryptocurrency took a hit

Why cryptocurrency took a hit

A number of moves by China have greatly impacted the entire cryptocurrency market. The latest change sees the People's Bank of China putting an end to several financial institutions engaging in Bitcoin transactions.

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Robinhood App's $20 Million Data Breach Settlement: Who Is Eligible for Money?

Robinhood App's $20 Million Data Breach Settlement: Who Is Eligible for Money?

The stock-trading app lacks "almost universal security measures," according to a class action suit.

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Stop Zelle Scams Before Thieves Get Anywhere Near Your Money

Stop Zelle Scams Before Thieves Get Anywhere Near Your Money

Instantaneous transactions make peer-to-peer payment system Zelle ripe for fraud.

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Best IRA CD Rates for September 2022

Best IRA CD Rates for September 2022

CNET's pick for Best IRA CDs -- a safe investment choice for any retirement portfolio.

Fed Raises Rates by 75 Basis Points. What Another Rate Hike Means for You

Fed Raises Rates by 75 Basis Points. What Another Rate Hike Means for You

This is the fifth rate hike of the year -- and the third increase of this magnitude.

7 Ways to Earn Higher Interest on Your Money

7 Ways to Earn Higher Interest on Your Money

Different types of savings accounts can help protect and grow your money -- and some pay more than others.

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FIRE Hype: Want to Retire Early? Not So Fast

FIRE Hype: Want to Retire Early? Not So Fast

Commentary: Got FIRE FOMO? Read this before plotting your next money move.

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You've Got a Month Left to Get a 9.62% Rate on I Bonds: How to Buy Them

You've Got a Month Left to Get a 9.62% Rate on I Bonds: How to Buy Them

The high interest on Series I savings bonds makes buying them worth the hassle.

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Grandparents Can Use 529 College Saver Plans for Grandkids Without Hurting Financial Aid

Grandparents Can Use 529 College Saver Plans for Grandkids Without Hurting Financial Aid

Tax-free 529 plans are a strong option for education savings, and they're about to get better for grandparents.

How Does Inflation Impact the Stock Market? Investing Advice for When Stocks Tumble

How Does Inflation Impact the Stock Market? Investing Advice for When Stocks Tumble

Five investment experts offer their advice for surviving an uncertain stock market.

Best Robo-Advisors for Investing for September 2022

Best Robo-Advisors for Investing for September 2022

Free up your time and invest in the future by letting robo-advisors invest for you.

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State Stimulus Checks 2022: These States Are Mailing out Payments Next Week

State Stimulus Checks 2022: These States Are Mailing out Payments Next Week

Several states are issuing tax rebates in October. Find out if yours is one of them.

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Student Loans: Here's Who May Pay Taxes on Forgiven Student Debt

Student Loans: Here's Who May Pay Taxes on Forgiven Student Debt

Where you live will impact whether you pay taxes on canceled student loans.

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California Tax Refund Checks: When Do Payments Start Going Out?

California Tax Refund Checks: When Do Payments Start Going Out?

Millions of California taxpayers are eligible for up to $1,050 in tax refunds.

Illinois Tax Rebate 2022: When Is My Check Coming?

Illinois Tax Rebate 2022: When Is My Check Coming?

Millions of Illinois residents are getting income and property tax rebates this fall.

How to Tweak Your W-4 to Get a Bigger Tax Refund (and Why You Probably Shouldn't)

How to Tweak Your W-4 to Get a Bigger Tax Refund (and Why You Probably Shouldn't)

Increasing your withholding amount on your IRS W-4 form will give you more money back each tax season, but you really want the "Goldilocks" amount of "just right."

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