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Can I use a credit card to pay my taxes? Money & Credit February 14, 2019
Wondering if you can pay taxes with a credit card? The answer is "yes" but there are a couple reasons…
Automatic bill pay: How it works and how to do it safely
Automatic bill pay: How it works and how to do it safely Money & Credit February 13, 2019
No one really likes paying bills — which is one reason why automatic bill payments can be very appealing. Automatic…
This Social Security calculator shows you how long you can expect to receive benefits
This Social Security calculator shows you how long you can expect to receive benefits Money & Credit February 8, 2019
Death isn't the most pleasant thing to think about. But the reality is that it will happen to all of…
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These online banks, credit unions and traditional banks all offer free checking accounts Money & Credit February 7, 2019
It's getting harder to find a free checking account these days, but there are still some options out there among…
Overcharged by a hotel? Here's how to get your money back
Overcharged by a hotel? Here’s how to get your money back Money & Credit February 4, 2019
If you're an avid credit card user, you already know that you need to be vigilant about checking your financial…
Aspiration Bank: 7 things you need to know before you open an account
Aspiration Bank: 7 things you need to know before you open an account Money & Credit January 31, 2019
Want to park your money in a moderate-yield interest account that has a conscience? Then maybe Aspiration Bank is the…
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New survey: These 25 states are the cheapest places to retire Money & Credit January 31, 2019
When it comes to retirement costs, do you know how much income you'll need in order to live comfortably when…
Why you shouldn’t want to get a big tax refund check
Why you shouldn’t want to get a big tax refund check Money & Credit January 30, 2019
Each tax season, many people rush to file their return as soon as they can so they can get a…
Documents: Facebook knowingly tricked children with game charges
Documents: Facebook knowingly tricked kids with game charges Mobile & Electronics January 28, 2019
Facebook's public relations problems continue to plague them into 2019. New reports show that executives at the social media giant…
Credit lock vs. credit freeze: What's the difference?
Credit lock vs. credit freeze: What’s the difference? Money & Credit January 28, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard has long been a proponent of credit freezes as the number one way to protect yourself…
Are you eligible for this $6,431 tax credit?
Are you eligible for this $6,431 tax credit? Money & Credit January 28, 2019
When you file your taxes, the hope is often that you can get the most possible money back. And the…
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Make your money work for you with high-quality dividend-paying stocks Money & Credit January 24, 2019
“You work hard for your money. It should work hard for you.” I’ll bet a hundred financial institutions have used…
Plastiq: 5 things to know about the online payment service
Plastiq: 5 things to know about the online payment service Money & Credit January 23, 2019
Online payment systems are a great way for some people to get more use out of their credit cards. These…
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PayPal offers $25 million in zero-interest cash advances to government workers Money & Credit January 23, 2019
As the longest shutdown in our nation's history drags on, nearly 1 million federal employees are either on furlough or…
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New Mastercard rules stop automatic charges when free trials expire Money & Credit January 22, 2019
If you've ever used your credit card to sign up for a trial product or service, you know that the…
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5 things to know about SquadHelp — the site that pays you for creative business names Business & Entrepreneurs January 22, 2019
Need to make a quick hundred bucks? SquadHelp lets you submit names for startup businesses and get compensated. If your…
Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame: Is one better than the other?
Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame: Is one better than the other? Money & Credit January 18, 2019
Credit monitoring services enjoy widespread popularity these days in the wake of numerous data breaches. In addition, if you're in…
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Vanguard founder John C. Bogle dead at 89: Read his words of wisdom Money & Credit January 17, 2019
If you're an investor and you own an index fund, you probably have John Clifton Bogle to thank. The legendary…
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IRS announces tax break for everyone: An estimated tax withholding penalty waiver Money & Credit January 17, 2019
Nobody exactly likes paying the Internal Revenue Service, but there's something even worse than paying taxes. How about paying a…
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Here’s your estimated 2019 tax refund schedule Money & Credit January 16, 2019
Wondering when you might get the refund for your 2018 taxes from the IRS this year? It depends on when…
9 things to know about filing your taxes during a government shutdown
9 things to know about filing your taxes during a government shutdown Money & Credit January 16, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is out with new guidance for filing your taxes during a government shutdown as the historic…
What to do with gift cards with small balances
What to do with gift cards with small balances Shopping & Retail January 11, 2019
If you love to shop, there are few things as sweet as a valuable gift card with a large sum…
Clark’s Money Challenge: How to save $3,000 this year
Clark’s Money Challenge: How to save $3,000 this year Money & Credit January 9, 2019
Do you ever feel like you have more month than money? If so, you are not alone! Monthly bills can…
IRS tax form 1040 EZ
Tax return filing in 2019: January 28 is the first day to file! Money & Credit January 9, 2019
It's official: Tax season will begin Monday, January 28 this year. That's the first day the Internal Revenue Service will…
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Best online wills: Comparing 4 free or cheap options Money & Credit January 9, 2019
Looking for the best online will maker? Here are four free or cheap services that can help you create will…
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled Money & Credit January 7, 2019
There's good news if you've been fretting over not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown.…
Instead of a no-spend month, try these simple savings challenges
Instead of a ‘no-spend’ month, try these simple savings challenges Money & Credit January 7, 2019
Many Americans are trying to get themselves out of debt, and some drastic strategies are in play for 2019. Among…
How to protect yourself during a data breach
Were you caught up in any of 2018’s data breaches? Check your statements closely… Protect Your Identity January 4, 2019
If the previous 12 months have taught us anything, it's that data breaches will likely continue to be a huge…
How Alexa and other voice assistants can help you save money
Alexa, Siri & more: How voice assistants can help you save money Mobile & Electronics January 4, 2019
"Alexa, save me some money." Yes, we wish it was that easy. Voice assistants like the Alexa-enabled Echo, Google Home,…
As government shutdown goes on, don't expect tax refunds from IRS
Government shutdown: IRS says it will take your money but not issue refunds Money & Credit January 4, 2019
As the partial government shutdown continues, agencies are starting to chime in about how they will be able to function…
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