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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking October 15, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it!
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it! Homes & Real Estate October 15, 2018
Do you know what you pay your local power company for a kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy to heat and…
49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money
49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money Money & Credit October 12, 2018
There's no doubt about it, Americans have too much stuff. Several years ago the Wall Street Journal reported that Americans…
Need more cash? 20 easy ways to make extra money in 2018
Need more cash? 20 easy ways to make extra money in 2018 Money & Credit October 12, 2018
Whether you're trying to get out of debt, save more for retirement or just boost your monthly income, there has…
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The best credit cards for shopping rewards right now Money & Credit October 12, 2018
Are you gearing up for the holiday shopping season but don't know which credit card to use? Depending on where…
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New cashless ways to give your kids allowance — but beware of the fees! Money & Credit October 12, 2018
Ever had your kids ask for allowance money for completing chores — only to find yourself without cash on hand?…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement October 11, 2018
After following a stock market that's been on a pretty steady upward climb since late March 2018 — and has recently…
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Stamp prices look to be going up in 2019 — unless you mail a letter that weighs this much Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Sending snail mail is about to get more expensive in early 2019, according to proposed new postage rates. RELATED: Social…
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Need medical debt relief? New rules may help out Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Is medical debt from surprise medical bills hurting your credit? You've got more options and more time than ever to…
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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 is the biggest in 7 years! Money & Credit October 11, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced the biggest boost to benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients since…
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Should I roll over my 401(k) into an IRA when leaving my job? Money & Credit October 9, 2018
Paul Simon once famously sang about "50 ways to leave your lover," but there must be 101 reasons why people…
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The #1 mistake people make when opening an investment account Investing & Retirement October 5, 2018
Congratulations! You've finally contributed some money to a brokerage account like an IRA or a Roth IRA so you can…
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone Scams & Rip-Offs October 5, 2018
In this plugged-in digital age, most of us carry mobile phones. But things happen. People leave their phones at home,…
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An end to overdraft fees? Feds look into real-time payments Money & Credit October 4, 2018
If you've ever deposited a check into your account but had to wait for the funds to become available while…
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build their credit
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build credit — is it for you? Credit & Debit Cards October 4, 2018
Young adults and the credit industry aren't exactly peas in a pod, normally. Unestablished credit scan make it difficult for…
Are Social Security benefits going away?
Are Social Security benefits going away? Money & Credit October 3, 2018
Social Security has sustained generations of Americans and kept them out of poverty as they aged. But will Social Security…
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How to fill out a Chase credit card application Money & Credit October 2, 2018
Chase is one of the top credit card issuers in the United States. If you are interested in travel or…
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Why you should never go to your bank for investment advice Money & Credit October 2, 2018
When you think of investing, do you immediately think about getting investment advice and buying investments through your local branch…
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4 ways to protect yourself in case there’s a cyberattack on your bank Money & Credit October 1, 2018
If a cyberattack hit our nation's financial system, would you be ready to deal with the fallout — including not…
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Why you should beware of sharing a bank account with an elderly parent Money & Credit October 1, 2018
When you're caring for an aging parent, you might automatically think it makes sense to share a bank account with…
How to make sure your credit report is accurate
How to make sure the files that are kept on you are accurate Protect Your Rights & Identity September 28, 2018
Many of us are aware of the need to review our credit reports from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax every year.…
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6 things you should never do with your credit card Credit Cards September 28, 2018
Credit cards, used wisely, can be an important tool in your financial toolbox. But with Americans’ credit card debt at…
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Retirement needs may differ, but the math is the same for everyone Money & Credit September 27, 2018
Everyone’s financial retirement needs are specific to them. Some folks just need or want more money than others. Do you…
USAA Rate Advantage Platinum Visa Credit Card
Credit card review: The USAA Rate Advantage Visa Platinum card Money & Credit September 26, 2018
Credit cards can be tough to manage for some military families. Between deployments, moves to a new base, and other…
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Cheap flights: How to save money on your favorite airline Travel September 25, 2018
Flying the friendly skies has become such an integral part of travel that it's second nature for most of us…
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Credit card review: Capital One VentureOne Card Money & Credit September 25, 2018
Many travel rewards credit cards carry an annual fee, but if you desire travel rewards with no annual fee, you…
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt Money & Credit September 25, 2018
Life gets busy, and sometimes you may forget to pay a bill. If this happens, you may even be contacted…
So, you've frozen your credit: What to do next?
So, you’ve frozen your credit: What to do next? Money & Credit September 24, 2018
If you've taken steps to protect yourself from identity fraud in the wake of the Equifax data breach, you may…
Credit freezes are (finally!) free for everyone: What you need to know
Credit freezes are (finally!) free for everyone: What you need to know Money & Credit September 21, 2018
It's official. All Americans can freeze their credit for free. The changes, which were slated earlier this year to go…
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What’s in my Wallet?: Personal finance writer Eric Rosenberg gives us a peek Money & Credit September 21, 2018
As a personal finance writer, I review a lot of credit cards. Friends and family constantly come to me wondering…
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