Author: Ben Walker

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Big life expenses to prepare for in your 30s, 40s & 50s

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This type of planning mindset can help make your retirement savings go further, as well as keep your finances intact for potential unforeseen expenses. If you pair …

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The surprising ways that money can affect your mental health

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Whether we like it or not, money is part of our lives. We need money to pay for our everyday essentials — like food, shelter, and …

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Just married? Avoid these big money mistakes

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Financial issues are often cited as a leading cause of divorce in the U.S., which means it likely makes sense for young couples to take a …

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Bratchos & Fenway franks: The best ballpark food in the US

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MLB opening day was April 1, which means it’s time to get strapped in for another exciting season of non-stop baseball games nationwide. But as thrilling …

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15 easy ways to boost your home’s value

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FinanceBuzz is reader-supported. We may receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author’s own. Compensation may impact …

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Is this the best ballpark food in America?

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MLB opening day was April 1, which means it’s time to get strapped in for another exciting season of non-stop baseball games nationwide. But as thrilling …

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15 places to see gorgeous wildflowers this year

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As the dreary days of winter pass, the vibrant colors of spring and summer come to life. Here are the best places to find wildflowers across …

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Are home warranties really worth it?

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If you’re looking to buy a new home, you’ve likely heard about home warranty coverage. This type of warranty is designed to cover repairs and replacements …

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Have a really expensive hobby? Here’s how to save

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Hobbies are meant to help pass the time in stress-relieving ways. But the fun of a favorite pastime can often come at a high cost, depending …

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11 ways to bounce back after bankruptcy

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Each financial situation leading to bankruptcy is different, but the end result is often the same: your credit is ruined and you’re facing up to 10 …

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17 magical castles you can visit right here in the US

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Castles aren’t as common in the U.S. compared to other parts of the world. We don’t have a possible 20,000 or more castles within our borders …

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15 millionaires & billionaires who never graduated college

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This path to success often works out, but it’s not the only way to achieve financial freedom. If there’s one thing to learn from many of the …

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15 of the world’s most scenic train rides

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Train travel evokes a sense of wonder and nostalgia often unmatched by other forms of modern transportation. Flying is amazing, but you’re thousands of feet in …

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9 ways seniors sabotage their finances

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If you’ve been saving for retirement, you know how difficult it can be to set aside money for your future. But protecting your finances doesn’t end when you …

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The most iconic food in every state

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If you want to find some of the best food in the world, you don’t have to travel far. Each U.S. state boasts its own signature …

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15 cities where you can buy a home for under $100K

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Your home is an important part of everyday life, so it’s essential that you’re comfortable. But rising real estate prices in your area might make it …

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24 gorgeous American places you need to visit

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If you’re ready for a domestic adventure throughout the U.S., be sure to include opportunities to visit the 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your travel …

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21 new hotels that will blow your mind

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The travel industry has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but recent upticks in Transportation Security Administration travel numbers signal that travel is on the …

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12 ways 40-year-olds accidentally ruin their finances

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You may have lofty financial goals to hit by the time you’re in your 40s or before you reach your 50s. These goals could involve maxing out …

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America’s most popular take-out foods

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DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and online food ordering in general have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic as many Americans opt to stay home to enjoy their …

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The best winter destinations in every state

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Are you ready for a change of scenery this winter? If so, you don’t have to worry about traveling far to find beautiful places that are …

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2020 holiday travel could be more different than you even imagined

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The end of the year is here, which means it’s time to get everything in place for your festive celebrations and possible gatherings with friends and …

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35 stunning places where the rich & famous holiday

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Part of the fun of having lots of money is getting to spend it on travel to luxurious destinations around the world. From snowy mountains to …

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9 inspiring Jay-Z quotes to help you manage your money

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Jay-Z is a world-famous American musician and businessman known for his iconic rapping style, being married to Beyoncé, and becoming hip-hop’s first billionaire. He’s currently among …

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11 ways Black Friday will be different this year

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Whether you participate in it or not, Black Friday has become an annual tradition for millions of shoppers around the country. The amazing deals from dozens …

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40 places you need to see before turning 40

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There’s plenty to do in life before you turn 40, including making the right money moves to set yourself up for the rest of your life. But let’s …

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15 simple ways to control your holiday spending

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The holidays are meant to be filled with cheer and thanksgiving, but they’re often overshadowed by lengthy and expensive shopping trips to our favorite retailers. We …

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7 simple habits of successful investors

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On the surface, investing might seem to be all about making big plays at the right times. But when you dig deeper into why a successful …

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15 ways the pandemic has changed restaurants forever

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COVID-19 is changing how businesses operate across the country, including at the restaurants where we enjoy our favorite meals. Both business owners and customers are being …

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7 recurring bills you really need to renegotiate

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According to a recent report from mobile bill payment company doxo, the average American household spends $914 per month on recurring monthly bills in 2020. That …

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Fall road trips to savor in every state

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Looking for a road trip destination this fall? State parks can be a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts. Even better, they usually aren’t as busy as …

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9 simple ways to save big on your cable bill

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Cable TV provides countless hours of entertainment by offering hundreds of shows, movies, and sporting events for your viewing pleasure. Throw in a DVR box and …

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Rainy day fund vs. emergency fund: Is there a difference?

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While they may be similar, rainy day funds and emergency funds are not the same. The second you start making money is likely the best time …

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5 times it makes sense to cancel a credit card

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If you’re wondering about how to cancel a credit card, you’re likely not the only one. According to Experian, the average American holds four credit cards. But …

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Here’s how COVID-19 may change our shopping habits forever

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It’s understandable that our shopping habits changed with the onset of the pandemic. But will they ever get back to normal or are our coronavirus shopping …

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How to prepare now for post-COVID-19 travel

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of billions of people around the world, and changed the way we live, work, and play on a daily …

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9 simple ways to lower your cell phone bill

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Cell phones are an essential part of our everyday lives, but their monthly cost can sometimes be too much to handle. As with many other expenses, …

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6 credit card rules that are OK to break now

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Often, credit card experts give advice about using credit cards that comes across as set in stone. The advice is often sound and meant to protect …

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How to donate your airline points & miles to help others

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Frequent travelers often amass a large number of points and miles by using travel rewards credit cards. Sometimes, it can be difficult to use all of these …