Author: Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson is a contributor at PolicyGenius.com

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The best streaming devices from Google, Amazon, Roku & Apple

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A streaming stick or set-top box is the easiest way to bring on-demand service like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video to a regular ‘dumb’ television, …

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Not traveling? Here’s how to downgrade your travel rewards card

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for consumers to use valuable travel benefits offered by their favorite rewards credit cards. And with many of …

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25 home business tax deductions for small business owners

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Small business owners take on a considerable amount of responsibility. Beyond serving clients, they must also take care of all the minutiae of running a business, …

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Here’s how much it costs to build a house

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If you’re thinking about building your home from the ground up instead of purchasing an existing home, it’s critical to have a thorough understanding of what the home …

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3 ways daylight saving time affects your wallet

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Love it or hate it, daylight saving time (DST) is probably here to stay. Sure, Florida, New England and other regions may pass legislation that brings …

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6 ways to save on the cost of a funeral

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Death is unavoidable — and hosting a funeral is a necessary step after a loved one passes away. But, funeral costs can add up: the National …

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8 things to do to make traveling with kids a breeze

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If you’ve never traveled with kids, it’s easy to assume your getaway will go without a hitch. Pack ’em up in their cutesy car seats, grab …

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How much money do you need to insure a tiny house?

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Moving from a larger property into your very own tiny home can be a relief — and even a dream come true. You’re downsizing your stuff …

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How to ‘fall’ into better finances this year

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While New Year’s is a popular time to implement big changes that could impact your financial health, it’s never too late — or early — to …

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4 ways to finance a tiny home

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Larger, upscale homes may have been all the rage before the Great Recession, but new attitudes about money and consumption have caused the pendulum to swing …

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Baby on a budget? Here are 10 items you can skip

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Having children may be the most rewarding experience of your life — but it’s definitely not the cheapest one. If you’re expecting or plan to be, …

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6 easy ways to save money on Uber & Lyft

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While we once had to hail or call a taxi to hitch a ride, a new wave of technology has made getting around easier than ever. …

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Best free museums for the whole family

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Museums offer experiences that can be both educational and fun, whether you’re learning about dinosaurs, playing in a make-believe log cabin or viewing famous art. Fortunately, …

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How to buy a fall jacket that will last forever

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With fall on its way, it’s time for people in certain parts of the country to break out cold-weather attire. In with the mittens, scarves, hats, …

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School lunch ideas your kids & wallet will love

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Parents may be relieved to escape the expense of summer childcare and camps when school starts up in the fall, but they’re not out of the …

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10 savings hacks for back-to-school shopping

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Deloitte estimates the 29 million U.S. households with children could spend as much as $27.6 billion on school supplies this year. That averages out to $510 …

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9 ways to make your time at the airport less miserable

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While the airport isn’t normally seen as a hip place to spend your free time, most of us must endure the experience so we can travel. …

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The ultimate back-to-school checklist for college students

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The carefree part of summer was fun while it lasted, but it’s time for colleges and universities to open their doors for a new school year. …

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7 ways teachers can save money on school supplies

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While many teachers have basic budgets and students are asked to bring items like notebooks, pencils and tissues to school, it’s still common for teachers to …

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7 gifts the tooth fairy can give besides money

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Since 1998, The Original Tooth Fairy Poll has tracked tooth fairy giving rates across the United States. Today, American children receive approximately $4.13 per tooth — …

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The big insurance mistake millennials insist on making

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While homeownership has long been considered part of the American Dream, millennials are transforming this long-held societal norm. Due to the rising costs of real estate, …

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The best back-to-school freebies for families & teachers

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Families with school-age children usually spend a pretty penny on gear for the new school year, and 2018 won’t be any different. According to the National …

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Ruined your 2018 budget? Here are 4 ways to fix it

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If you thought 2018 was the year you’d get ahead but you haven’t made sweeping changes so far, you are not alone. Most New Year’s resolutions …

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How to avoid ticks carrying Lyme disease this summer

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Lyme disease affects tens of thousands of Americans every year. Its symptoms include fevers, rash, arthritis and facial paralysis. Chills, headache, achy joints and swollen lymph …

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We asked college aid experts how to pay for school

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While it’s hard to deny the value of a college education, rising costs have made it harder for students to afford their degrees. Average tuition at …

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4 ways sleeping poorly can cost you

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While your sleep schedule can change significantly throughout your life, experts say there is a sweet spot when it comes to the right amount of shut-eye. …

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How to save on RV rentals this summer

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If you’re up for a new type of vacation, a RV adventure may be worth considering. Not only does renting a recreational vehicle let you take your …

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Is moving insurance worth it?

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Whether you’re moving down the block or across the country, moving can be an expensive experience. But you don’t want to add to the cost by …

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5 money lessons that didn’t resonate with me until I had kids

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Having kids is one of the best things I have ever done, but it has also been one of the scariest. Of course, parenthood is also …

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Kids are expensive. Here’s how to save money

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While having kids is one of the most rewarding steps anyone can take, it’s also one of the most drastic. One day you only have to …

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How to save on your air conditioning bill this summer

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Summer is here, it’s scorching hot outside, and only the luckiest among us have a pool. Short of pouring ice water over your head every few …

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6 times frugality can cost you money

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Most of us work hard for the money we earn, so why not work hard to keep more of it? This is the ethos many frugal …

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8 hidden remodeling expenses that could cost you

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If you wish you had more room in your home, a better kitchen, or an extra bathroom for the kids, you don’t have to move. A …