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Mortgage Refinance Rates on Dec. 5, 2022: Rates Slide

Mortgage Refinance Rates on Dec. 5, 2022: Rates Slide

Multiple benchmark refinance rates were down this week. If you're shopping for the best refinance rate, now's a good time to assess your options.

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ATM Withdrawal Limits: What You Need to Know

ATM Withdrawal Limits: What You Need to Know

Banks impose ATM withdrawal limits for security, among other practical purposes.

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What We Learned From Ex-FTX Chief's First Live Interview Since Bankruptcy

What We Learned From Ex-FTX Chief's First Live Interview Since Bankruptcy

Ex-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, who's come under fire over his crypto exchange's collapse, says he did not knowingly commit fraud.

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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

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How to Increase Your Credit Limit

How to Increase Your Credit Limit

Your card issuer may raise your credit limit automatically, or else you'll have to ask.

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Bank of America Credit Cards for December 2022

Bank of America Credit Cards for December 2022

You don't need to bank with Bank of America to get approved for one of its credit cards.

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

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

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

Best Virtual Credit Cards for December 2022

Best Virtual Credit Cards for December 2022

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

Best Cash-Back Credit Cards in December 2022

Best Cash-Back Credit Cards in December 2022

Earn cash back on popular spending categories including groceries, restaurants, gas, travel and more.

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Mortgage Refinance Rates on Dec. 5, 2022: Rates Slide

Mortgage Refinance Rates on Dec. 5, 2022: Rates Slide

Multiple benchmark refinance rates were down this week. If you're shopping for the best refinance rate, now's a good time to assess your options.

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Current Mortgage Rates for Dec. 7, 2022: Rates Decline

Current Mortgage Rates for Dec. 7, 2022: Rates Decline

Today some important mortgage rates sank, though rates have mostly been on the rise this year. See how the Fed's interest rate hikes could affect your mortgage payments.

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Mortgage Rates for Dec. 6, 2022: Rates Continue to Slide

Mortgage Rates for Dec. 6, 2022: Rates Continue to Slide

Some important mortgage rates ticked down this week, though rates are generally expected to rise this year. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see how your payments might be affected by inflation.

Current Refinance Rates on Dec. 6, 2022: Rates Drop Further

Current Refinance Rates on Dec. 6, 2022: Rates Drop Further

Several key refinance rates were down this week. If you're in the market for a refi, now's a good time to assess your options.

5 Reasons to Use Home Equity

5 Reasons to Use Home Equity

Tapping your equity can help you access funds to cover important life expenses.

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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.

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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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Natural disaster insurance: How to protect your home from hurricanes, wildfires and more

Natural disaster insurance: How to protect your home from hurricanes, wildfires and more

Homeowners insurance often doesn't cover damages from natural disasters, but flood, windstorm and other insurance policies can.

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.

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.

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Supreme Court to Decide on Student Loan Debt Relief: What You Need to Know

Supreme Court to Decide on Student Loan Debt Relief: What You Need to Know

The plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt now heads to the highest court in the US.

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I Received a Student Loan Refund for Thousands of Dollars. Here's Why I'm Not Touching It

I Received a Student Loan Refund for Thousands of Dollars. Here's Why I'm Not Touching It

While the fate of student debt relief remains unclear, I'm not taking any chances.

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Student Loan Payment Pause Extended Again

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended Again

The White House has delayed reinstating payments and interest while President Biden's debt forgiveness plan faces legal challenges.

I'm Getting Money Back From My Student Loan Payments -- But It May Delay My Forgiveness

I'm Getting Money Back From My Student Loan Payments -- But It May Delay My Forgiveness

A refund can maximize your loan forgiveness. But it could also complicate the process.

Biden administration rolls out 'final extension' on student loan repayment pause

Biden administration rolls out 'final extension' on student loan repayment pause

The pause now ends Jan. 31, 2022.

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What We Learned From Ex-FTX Chief's First Live Interview Since Bankruptcy

What We Learned From Ex-FTX Chief's First Live Interview Since Bankruptcy

Ex-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, who's come under fire over his crypto exchange's collapse, says he did not knowingly commit fraud.

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FTX Founder 'Willing' to Testify About Its Collapse to Congress on Tuesday

FTX Founder 'Willing' to Testify About Its Collapse to Congress on Tuesday

Crypto exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who's denied committing fraud, has already told his story to several news outlets and beyond.

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Coinbase Says Apple Blocked App Update Over NFTs

Coinbase Says Apple Blocked App Update Over NFTs

The cryptocurrency exchange says it's "simply not possible" to meet a requirement to use Apple's In-App Purchase system when sending NFTs.

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.

Twitter to Begin Cryptocurrency Payouts for Creators. This Week's Top Bitcoin and Crypto News

Twitter to Begin Cryptocurrency Payouts for Creators. This Week's Top Bitcoin and Crypto News

All the bitcoin, cryptocurrency and NFT news for the week ending April 22.

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ATM Withdrawal Limits: What You Need to Know

ATM Withdrawal Limits: What You Need to Know

Banks impose ATM withdrawal limits for security, among other practical purposes.

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Best 3-Year CD Rates for December 2022

Best 3-Year CD Rates for December 2022

A three-year CD earns a higher APY compared with traditional savings and money market accounts at a time of persistently high inflation.

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What's the Difference Between a Bank and a Credit Union?

What's the Difference Between a Bank and a Credit Union?

When comparing banks and credit unions, look out for fees, minimum balance requirements and rates on savings products.

Best 1-Year Credit Union CD Rates (Share Certificates)

Best 1-Year Credit Union CD Rates (Share Certificates)

Credit unions offer CDs called share certificates. Like CDs, share certificates provide competitive rates over traditional savings accounts.

Marcus by Goldman Sachs CD Rates for December 2022

Marcus by Goldman Sachs CD Rates for December 2022

The online banking arm of Goldman Sachs offers three types of high-yielding CDs, each with competitive rates and terms.

Investing

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I Bonds Beat Most Low-Risk Investments: How to Buy Them

I Bonds Beat Most Low-Risk Investments: How to Buy Them

The rate on Series I savings bonds makes them very attractive right now.

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Early Retirement Sounds Great, But It's Not for Everyone

Early Retirement Sounds Great, But It's Not for Everyone

These two former "FIRE" enthusiasts left the early retirement movement behind. Here's why.

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I Bonds' New Rate Isn't a Record, But They're Still a Great Investment

I Bonds' New Rate Isn't a Record, But They're Still a Great Investment

The new six-month inflation rate for Series I savings bonds remains strong.

It's Been a Wild Ride for the Stock Market. What's Next?

It's Been a Wild Ride for the Stock Market. What's Next?

The stock market is a hot mess right now, and experts have slightly different takes on what's around the bend.

Are You Missing a 401(k) Plan? How to Find and Convert Old Retirement Accounts

Are You Missing a 401(k) Plan? How to Find and Convert Old Retirement Accounts

If you've changed jobs and left a 401(k) behind, learn how to get your money back.

Taxes

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Stimulus Checks 2022: These States Are Sending Out Tax Rebates in December

Stimulus Checks 2022: These States Are Sending Out Tax Rebates in December

Taxpayers in numerous states are still receiving special one-time refunds. Are you one of them?

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If You Make Over $600 on PayPal, Venmo or Cash App in 2022, the IRS Will Know

If You Make Over $600 on PayPal, Venmo or Cash App in 2022, the IRS Will Know

You should receive a 1099-K for any earnings over $600 that came through digital payment apps.

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Your Refund May Be Smaller Next Year Due to These 10 Tax Changes

Your Refund May Be Smaller Next Year Due to These 10 Tax Changes

The child tax credit and other expanded tax breaks are reverting to their pre-pandemic rules.

Here's What to Do if You Missed the Deadline to Claim Your Child Tax Credit or Stimulus Money

Here's What to Do if You Missed the Deadline to Claim Your Child Tax Credit or Stimulus Money

Just because you forgot to claim your child tax credit money or third stimulus check before the Nov. 17 deadline doesn't mean you'll never see that cash.

Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Today. Who Needs to File, How to Submit and More

Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Today. Who Needs to File, How to Submit and More

Sept. 15 is the deadline to file estimated taxes this quarter.

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