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The 5 Best Cars for College Students

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000

Having a car in college can be a huge benefit. It can also be expensive. So we put together a list of the five best cars for college students. Before heading off to college, you have many decisions to make. What should you study? Should you take out student loans? How much can you budget […]

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The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards of 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:00:05 +0000

We cover the best airline miles credit cards of 2018. You’ll find airline-specific cards and offers that can be used with any airline. Our top pick offers up to a $625 signup bonus. The cost of flying is going up. Airlines continue to add a variety of fees to compensate for keeping fare prices low […]

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8 Types of Homeowners Insurance Policies

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000

Did you know there are 8 types of homeowners insurance? Here are the details on each type of policy, along with what you need to know to make sure your home is protected. When it comes to homeowners insurance, all too many of us don’t know what we’re really buying. You hear about this all […]

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Living It Up… At the Library?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:00:56 +0000

Your local library has a lot more than just books. From magazines to movies, you can save money using your library’s resources. Here’s how. Do you think of your local library as a stuffy place? Beaky-nosed librarians scowling over their glasses? Constantly being told to shush while you sneeze from all the dusty books? Your […]

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Haven Life Insurance Review

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000

The best life insurance is term. And Haven Life Insurance claims to provide term life insurance with less fuss and cost than other companies. We put these claims to the test in our Haven Life Insurance review. Haven Life Insurance is a 100% online, tech focused life insurance company. It provides fully medically underwritten term […]

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The Best Online Checking Accounts in 2018

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:00:10 +0000

The best online checking accounts offer competitive interest rates with low fees and easy access. Here’s our list of the best options for 2018. Consumers have grown increasingly frustrated by the checking account options offered by traditional banks. Large banks are continuing to add fees and are not concerned with scaring the less profitable customers […]

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The Best Current and Historical Bank Interest Rates — April 2018

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:00:28 +0000

We’ve tracked bank rates since 2008. The latest list shows the best bank interest rates available nationwide as of April 2018 (with daily updates). Since many banks are constantly updating their interest rates offered on savings, money market and checking accounts, this chart should come in handy. On the 1st of every month, this page […]

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How to Apply for a Credit Card Hardship Program

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A credit card hardship program can help you deal with mounting credit card debt. This guide walks you through these programs, including what they are, how they work, how to apply, and their effect on your credit score. No matter how particular you are with your budget, life can always knock everything off-kilter. Illness, injury, […]

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401(k) Contribution Limits for 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:00:20 +0000

The 401(k) contribution limits and maximums are increasing in 2015, and there are other tax changes to 401(k) to note.

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Do Something Different this Year with our Holiday Gift Guide

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:01:04 +0000

No reason to give the same boring gifts this year. Our holiday gift guide offers creative and inexpensive gift ideas that your friends and family will love. Christmas is right around the corner. Do you have all of your gift shopping done yet? If you’re anything like me, the answer is no. This isn’t because […]

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131 Retailers Will Ship for Free This Year

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

On Free Shipping Day (December 15) 131 retailers will ship your purchases to you for free. Here are all the details you need to know. According to the latest statistics, over 55 percent of shoppers are now buying their Christmas gifts online. This isn’t surprising to me personally. With Amazon’s free Prime shipping, I do most […]

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:00:27 +0000

A good credit score can save you thousands of dollars in lower rates. To help boost your FICO score, here’s our guide on how to improve your credit score. Somewhere along the line, debt became “normal.” In fact, American consumer society has progressed to the point that access to debt is almost essential to living […]

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Best Student Checking Accounts in 2018

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:00:55 +0000

We’ve complied a list of the best student checking accounts in 2017. Options include online and traditional banks that pay bonuses, high interest rates, or both. As we head into a new year, thousands of young adults will be heading to college for the first time. It’s important to get started on the right financial […]

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The Correct Way to Pay Off Personal Debt: The Debt Avalanche

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:00:46 +0000

The debt avalanche is the fastest and cheapest way to pay off you debts. But is it always the best way? Sometimes the debt snowball may be better. When it comes to math, things are pretty straightforward. No matter what language you speak, one and one always equals two. And, in theory, finances should work […]

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10 Legitimate Ways to Watch Free Movies Online

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

There are now more ways than ever to watch free movies online. Here are 10 of them, some of which offer recently released flicks. If you’re anything like me, your family time and date nights often involve watching movies. There’s nothing our five-year-old likes better than curling up on the couch with some popcorn to […]

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How to Save Money Without Worrying About Coupons

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Clipping coupons can save you money. It’s also a pain. Here’s how you can save money without coupons or the hassle that comes with them. The retail industry has everyone fooled. Millions of people spend their time scouring for deals, clipping coupons from the newspaper, plugging into the latest mobile deal applications, and sharing their […]

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6 Ways to Get Free Redbox Codes

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:54:00 +0000

Redbox is a great way to watch moves. And while it’s cheap, you can do even better. Here are six ways to get free Redbox codes. I’ll be honest: I can’t even remember the last time I paid just to watch a movie. Between streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and my Amazon Fire Stick, I […]

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Discover it® – Cashback Match™ Review

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:00:49 +0000

Learn More The Discover it® – Cashback Match™ makes a habit of saying no. No annual fee, no late fee on your first late payment, and no APR hike for paying late. Discover®’s latest incarnation of cash back cards aims to simplify the relationship between cardholder and card issuer into one of easy cooperation. The […]

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8 Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:44:00 +0000

The one thing better than an Amazon gift card is a free Amazon gift card. Here are eight ways to score free Amazon gift cards. If you’re anything like me, you’re used to seeing “Amazon” on your bank statement. Those boxes with blue tape are a mainstay on my front porch, delivering everything from vitamins […]

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