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Got money troubles? Blame astrology

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  Mara Ruocco has been obsessed with astrology for as long as she can remember. Her mother bought her astrology books when she was a child …

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What investing experts get very wrong

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  Buy and hold. Expect an average 8% return. It’s impossible to outperform the stock market. You’ve probably heard of these investing truisms before, but what …

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The best holiday market in each state

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The holidays are here, and with them comes the pop up of holiday markets — offering food, decorations and winter activities to get you into the …

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3 things you should know before investing in cryptocurrency

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Cryptocurrency is the hottest investment on the block these days. Many investors buy the digital currency with the hopes of growing their wealth or making a …

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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 …