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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

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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

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The best car insurance companies

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Best life insurance for 2020
Best life insurance for 2020

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Best credit cards

Best credit cards

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The best cash-back credit cards

The best cash-back credit cards

Earn more rewards and credit every time you spend.

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Best balance transfer credit card

Best balance transfer credit card

Get out from under that oppressive annual percentage interest rate.

Best student credit cards for March 2021

Best student credit cards for March 2021

The best cards for first-timers and students with a limited credit history.

How to repair your credit

How to repair your credit

Obtaining a higher credit score isn't as hard as one may think.

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More than stimulus checks: All the tax breaks parents and retirees should know

More than stimulus checks: All the tax breaks parents and retirees should know

A $1,400 stimulus check isn't the only money you could get with the new stimulus bill. Here are the proposed tax breaks and credits that could mean more cash for your family this year.

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When will I get my 2020 tax refund? Likely dates and IRS tracking apps

When will I get my 2020 tax refund? Likely dates and IRS tracking apps

Ready to get your tax refund? Here's how to track it when you file, along with your missing stimulus money.

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Sorry, you may have to return your stimulus payment to the IRS. Here's why and how

Sorry, you may have to return your stimulus payment to the IRS. Here's why and how

Certain circumstances could put some people in the uncomfortable position of having to send back some or all of a stimulus payment. Here's how to find out if you're one of them.

Claim missing stimulus money on your 2020 tax refund ASAP. Here's how

Claim missing stimulus money on your 2020 tax refund ASAP. Here's how

If your first or second stimulus check never arrived, or if any money for you or your dependents was missing, now's the time to file for a Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 tax return. We'll give you the instructions you need.

Stimulus checks and older adults: Will the third payment eligibility requirements affect you?

Stimulus checks and older adults: Will the third payment eligibility requirements affect you?

A third stimulus check could go out in a matter of weeks. If you're 65 or older, here's what to know about qualifications, income, SSI and retirement, and what to do if you're missing stimulus money from the first two checks.

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This is when we think the third stimulus check could come

This is when we think the third stimulus check could come

The timeline for when a third stimulus check remains up in the air, as the Senate presses to complete its work on the $1.9 trillion relief bill. Here's what could extend the Senate schedule.

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Every major stimulus check difference between the $1,400, $600 and $1,200 payments

Every major stimulus check difference between the $1,400, $600 and $1,200 payments

The Senate is changing some things up for the third stimulus check, making it different from the first two direct payments -- and they're not finished yet.

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New stimulus check qualifications may change again. Here's what we know

New stimulus check qualifications may change again. Here's what we know

The requirements could shift again before Congress passes the latest relief bill and it goes into effect. We're tracking what we know so far and what could change in a third stimulus check. We also share qualifications for the second check, if you're waiting for that, too.

Third stimulus check update: How much money could you actually get? It may now change

Third stimulus check update: How much money could you actually get? It may now change

The third stimulus check is still sitting at $1,400 per person, but how much could you qualify for? Use our calculator to get a personalized answer for you, based on new Senate numbers.

More than stimulus checks: All the tax breaks parents and retirees should know

More than stimulus checks: All the tax breaks parents and retirees should know

A $1,400 stimulus check isn't the only money you could get with the new stimulus bill. Here are the proposed tax breaks and credits that could mean more cash for your family this year.

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Barstool's Dave Portnoy touts new AI-driven investment fund that tracks social chatter

Barstool's Dave Portnoy touts new AI-driven investment fund that tracks social chatter

His exchange-traded fund uses AI to choose what stocks to trade based on positive online chatter.

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GameStop's stock collapse burn you? 5 ways to get back on track

GameStop's stock collapse burn you? 5 ways to get back on track

Investing in "meme stocks" was a tough lesson for some people.

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GameStop shares end slightly higher after roller-coaster ride

GameStop shares end slightly higher after roller-coaster ride

The stock market sees some big swings on Thursday.

Best savings account for March 2021

Best savings account for March 2021

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

Bitcoin falls after concerns expressed by Musk, Gates and Yellen

Bitcoin falls after concerns expressed by Musk, Gates and Yellen

The crypto coin takes a bit of a stumble after a long rally.

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