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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…
Dividend stocks
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…
mastercard logo on credit card - New Mastercard free trial rules stop automatic charges when deal expires
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…
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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…
Tax Refund check
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…
Think the new law means hospital 'gotcha' prices have gone away? Not so fast
New law requires hospitals to post their prices, but does it really change anything? Health January 3, 2019
For years, hospital pricing has been shrouded in mystery — until you get that ginormous bill that seems to have…
5 New Year's resolutions that will improve your finances
5 New Year’s resolutions that will improve your finances right now Money & Credit January 1, 2019
With the new year here, you may be ready for a fresh start when it comes to your finances. Why…
10 quotes on financial freedom from Clark Howard
Clark Howard’s Top 10 words of wisdom from 2018 Money & Credit December 28, 2018
Clark Howard's goal is for people to take control of their financial destiny. With signs of a volatile stock market…
Government shutdown assistance: These credit unions and banks are offering financial help
Affected financially by the government shutdown? Here’s help Money & Credit December 28, 2018
We are well into a partial government shutdown, and many people are starting to feel the crunch. If you're a…
New 1040
The new 1040 tax form: What you need to know Money & Credit December 28, 2018
With the simplification of the tax code brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has revised…
Credit card interest rate
What the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate hike means for you Money & Credit December 20, 2018
For the fourth time this year, the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike on Thursday. But what…
Money Challenge
How to save $5,000 with the 52-week money challenge Money & Credit December 19, 2018
What would an extra $5,000 mean in your life in the coming year? Would you use it to pay bills,…
Experian Boost review: How 2 bills helped raise my FICO score
Experian Boost review: How 2 bills helped raise my credit score 9 points Money & Credit December 18, 2018
Do you always pay your cell phone and utility bills on time? If so, you may be able to get…
IRS income tax brackets
Here are the new IRS tax rates and income brackets for 2019 Money & Credit December 18, 2018
Thanks to the return of modest inflation, the Internal Revenue Service has tweaked the tax rates and income brackets for…
money mistakes to avoid in 2019
The biggest money mistakes to avoid in 2019 Money & Credit December 14, 2018
No matter your age or station in life, making good decisions with your money is a noble goal to have…
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After controversy, Robinhood withdraws plan for 3% checking/savings account Money & Credit December 14, 2018
Robinhood says it is putting the brakes on the rollout of a new free checking and savings account that promised…
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