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50 tax deductions & tax credits you can take in 2020

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While few people want to pay anything at all, there are ways to pay less. Tax deductions and tax credits can help you save money in …

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The average tax refund in every state

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For most Americans, tax season means a nice refund. In 2019, 72% of Americans received a federal tax refund, and the average amount was $2,869, according …

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50 easy ways to pay off your debt

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Want to pay off debt this year? You aren’t alone. In a recent Policygenius survey, Americans said their biggest 2020 financial goal is getting rid of …

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50 personal finance resolutions for 2021

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We’re almost done with 2020, so it’s time to make resolutions for the next year (and decade). When building your list of financial goals for 2021, it’s important …

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51 great pieces of personal financial advice from 2019

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Another year has flown by. While there’s still some time left in 2019, you should  begin to set your money resolutions for the new year (and decade!).  …

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Should people share their salary info with each other?

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Talking about your salary can be considered taboo. But how do you know if you’re being paid fairly? Sarah Kobos, a senior photo editor at Wirecutter, …

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How couples can avoid those awkward holiday money conversations

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Gift-giving season is here. For those in a relationship, it can be an added challenge to find the perfect gift for that special someone. And while …

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Can financial oversharing hurt your relationship?

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Keeping your partner in the dark about finances can hurt your relationship. But can sharing too much hurt your relationship, too? One in five couples say …

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Military discounts & deals for Veterans Day & beyond

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Every Veterans Day, businesses show their support for active military, veterans and their families with free meals, special discounts or free admission. But there are also …

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The worst money advice you’ve ever heard (and what to do instead)

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There’s a lot of financial wisdom and money advice floating around, and it can be hard to discern if it’s solid or not. Following the wrong …

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Will on-demand health care cure surprise billing?

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The on-demand economy is booming. More than 22 million Americans spend nearly $58 billion per year on services allowing them to get their groceries, dog walkers …

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Should you give up on your home-buying dreams?

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Homeownership has fallen in the past couple of decades, especially among young Americans. In 1985, more than 45% of Americans ages 25 to 34 were homeowners. …

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50 money lessons you learn (or wish you’d learned) in college

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Once you’re out of college and living independently, you’ll be making your own choices, including how to handle your money. You’ll have big decisions to make, …

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1-in-5 people think their partner is financially irresponsible

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Not all couples are in love with each other’s money habits. In fact, one in five people in a relationship say their partner is financially irresponsible, …

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Is a fancy toilet paper subscription worth it?

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Is it worth paying extra for fancy toilet paper delivered right to your door? Here’s what I thought of toilet paper subscription service No. 2: No. …

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11 freebies & deals to help you save on your wedding

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Congratulations — you’re getting married! In between the excitement of telling your loved ones and finding the perfect venue, you may want to begin thinking about …

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Celebrate Grandparents Day with these freebies & deals

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Grandparents often play a large role in a child’s life. After all, they were once parents themselves. While there are many ways to include grandparents in …

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How would a payroll tax cut affect your wallet?

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The recent volatility in the markets suggests the longest-running bull market in history may be slowing down. There is a growing concern a recession may be …

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Labor Day: Here’s what you need to know about union membership by state

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Labor unions were first started in 1881 and now one in 10 workers in America is a member of a labor union, according to the Bureau …

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Are 529 plans the best way to save for college?

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New parents might wonder how they can afford college for their child. With tuition costs and student loan debt on the rise, parents should start preparing …

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50 student deals & discounts for back-to-school season

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It’s back-to-school season, which means students are hitting the mall for school supplies and clothes. Between pencils, backpacks, shoes and computers, costs can add up. Luckily, …

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Here’s how high credit card debt is in every state

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Credit card debt is intrinsically tied to financial health. It can snowball quickly and is often incredibly hard to get rid of. “The challenge with credit …

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The most & least reliable US airlines of 2019

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Traveling is stressful. The long lines, expensive food and extensive security can be anxiety-inducing for any traveler — and that’s just the airport. There isn’t anything …

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No, it’s not in your head: Airports are making you spend more

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While you may have heard your parents wistfully remembering the good old days of airport travel when people bothered to dress up and smoking was still …

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Parents would rather pay than deal with a tantrum, survey finds

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It’s a situation familiar to most parents: Your child spies a candy bar in the grocery store and decides they must have it. You say no, …

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How do you teach money lessons to kids with no money? Pay them

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When Dan LaSalle began teaching, he noticed his high school students struggled with money. “A lot of personal finance ideas have immediate appeal for people who …

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11 Father’s Day deals & discounts to help you celebrate Dad

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Father’s Day is Sunday. If you don’t have plans to celebrate Dad yet, now is the time to start making them. Luckily, we’re here to help. …

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4 things to do if you broke your budget

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Living on a budget can be difficult. While it’s a great way to monitor your financial health, going over your allocated spending month after month can …

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The quest for a healthy burger: Amazing veggie burgers in every state

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Burgers are lauded as an American classic, a perfect meal for a summer BBQ or trip to your local diner. May is National Hamburger Month — …

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50 things mom can get for free on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 12. If you don’t have any plans to spoil your mom yet, now may be the time …

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50 freebies for teachers

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Teachers have a tough job and even tougher salary to budget on. Luckily, there are a host of freebies and discounts available to educators and their …

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A hot job market awaits new grads. Who’s hiring?

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This year’s college graduates are entering one of the best job markets in years, according to a recent survey. Employers say they plan to hire 10.7% …

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How to get your finances ready for a new baby

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Preparing for a child can be a financially daunting task. It costs an estimated $233,610 to raise a child to age 17, according to the U.S. …

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How to avoid the 7 deadly sins of money

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Are you a savings saint or a spending sinner? Emotion plays a huge role in how we deal with money, and we tend to fall into …

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The danger of risk-free trials

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You’ve probably seen it before: A photo of a celebrity online, touting an intriguing new product — a ‘miracle tea’ that helps you shed weight quickly, …

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The best & worst states to raise a family

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You want the best for your child. When deciding on a place to live, you’ll probably be looking at things like affordability, safety and education — …

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Is the 50/30/20 budget the best plan for your money?

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Not everyone likes to budget. In fact, only two in five Americans say they keep a budget, according to a 2018 study done by the National …

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Budgeting for a retirement home for your parents

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People are living longer than ever, thanks to modern medicine and advances in technology. By 2050, one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 and older, …

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How to find out if you have an unclaimed tax return

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If you haven’t filed your 2015 tax returns, you may be leaving money on the table. The IRS estimates there is $1.4 billion in unclaimed income …

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The least affordable places to live in America

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Housing is typically one of our biggest expenses, but it’s a good idea to not let it eat up too much of your income. The median …

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50 free things you can get this spring

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Spring is just about here and with it comes warmer weather and another season’s worth of freebies! The first official day of spring is March 20 …

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The best (& worst) states for women to work

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Women make up more than half of the U.S. population, but by various measures, they still don’t have their fair share. More than 1 in 7 …

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This is the best way to ask for a raise

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There may be times in your career where you think you deserve a raise. But it’s not always obvious when (or how) you should ask for …

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Should you go digital with all your money?

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Humans have continuously been finding new ways to pay for things. This began in prehistoric times, with bartering and trading. Eventually, humans turned precious metals like …

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Should you go solar to save on electricity?

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The cost of electricity is going up. The Energy Information Administration projects the average cost of electricity will be 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour in 2020, …

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Amazing local breakfast spots in every state

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Whether you are looking for a hot scone or a plate full of eggs and bacon, a breakfast place is the perfect spot for a hearty …

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One way to save your food budget: Ditch the food

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Finding the time to cook healthy meals can be tough — often, you find yourself at work hungry without many nutritional options around you. It can …

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The 10 states that added the most small businesses

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When you think of American companies, Amazon, Apple or Google likely come to mind. But the vast majority of the companies in America are small businesses. …

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Why you may be getting a smaller tax refund this year

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Filing your taxes is not fun — in fact, it can be pretty painful. This year may be more painful than others. Across the country, Americans …

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The money move that could end your relationship

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Valentine’s Day is all about romance. Many couples spend the holiday showing their appreciation for each other, sharing candy, flowers and other (typically heart-shaped) gifts. But …