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Good Grades Could Save Your Family an Average of $546 a Year on Auto Insurance Premiums

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Good grades go far — and not just for your future education and career. Auto insurance companies can offer good student discounts for young drivers, and …

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The State of Home Insurance: Rates Up 37.8%

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Amid rising home prices, growing inflation and more harmful natural disasters, home insurance rates have increased significantly. In fact, they’re up 37.8% cumulatively since 2019. Here’s …

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No Smoke & Mirrors: Cannabis Tax Revenue More Than Doubles in Missouri & New York

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As more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana, it’s not just consumers who can benefit — states can collect excise tax revenue. And excise taxes — …

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This East Coast State Has the Most Expensive Interstate to Drive Through

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Whether you’re a frequent commuter or an occasional traveler, tolls can quickly put a dent in your wallet. Depending on the state, you may pay much …

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Average Credit Card Debt Dips in 23 States As Consumers Pay Down Their Winter Balances

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Spring is here, and that often means spring cleaning. It’s not just closets getting cleaned; many consumers are tackling credit card debt. According to the latest …

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Shopping Around for a Personal Loan Could Save Consumers Big Time

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Your APR can make a massive difference in the amount you pay over the length of a personal loan. Shopping around matters, as consumers with fair …

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Here’s Why Owning an Electric Vehicle in Colorado is Superlative

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While electric vehicles (EVs) may have once seemed impractical, the technology to operate them is quickly evolving. And depending on where you live, electric may be …

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Over a Quarter of Drinkers Admit Alcohol Has Negatively Affected Their Finances

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Many Americans are cutting back on booze in 2024. According to the latest LendingTree survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers, 37% of American drinkers plan to reduce …

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Families Who Pay for Child Care Spend Nearly a Fifth of Their Income on It

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Tiny tots come with big bills. According to the latest LendingTree study, families who pay for child care spend a significant average of 18.6% of their …

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Over Half of Homeowners Fear Effects of Climate Change, Including Impact on Home Insurance Costs

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As temperatures rise, so do financial concerns for homeowners. According to the latest LendingTree survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. consumers, 51% of homeowners are worried climate …

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Over Half of US Adults Stress About Rising Prices & Other Key Findings

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Over the last few years, Americans have felt pinched by rising prices. In fact, nearly a quarter of credit cardholders in the 100 largest U.S. metros …

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Average Tax Refund Spikes 14% to $4,264, With 40% of Filers Relying on Money

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Tax season is here again. As April deadlines approach, we analyzed where taxpayers got the biggest average refunds for tax year 2021, based on new data …

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East Coast States Are More at Risk of Coastal Flooding Than West Coast States

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Coastal flooding can pose a significant threat to communities across the U.S., particularly as sea levels rise and extreme events become more intense. Not only can …

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Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes 16% More Common During St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Than Rest of Month

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St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching. Although fun and festive, the alcohol-heavy holiday may be more risky for drivers. In fact, fatal crashes involving alcohol are …

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Residents Are Fleeing California, But It’s The Top Destination For Movers From 6 States

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Americans are moving South. Between 2021 and 2022, eight of the 10 states with the highest net migration (more people moving in than moving out) were …

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Snapshots of Black & White Disparities in Income, Wealth, Savings & More

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Racial disparities have always existed with finances. With February being Black History Month, LendingTree researchers updated this compilation of data on income, wealth, savings, employment and …

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April Showers Bring Spring Tornados & Hail

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April showers bring May flowers, but not everyone is so lucky with spring storms. The latest LendingTree study shows that estimated damage for tornado- and hail-involved …

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Nearly Half of GenZ Say They Can’t Make Ends Meet With 1 Job

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Young Americans are hustling — literally. According to the latest LendingTree survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. Gen Zers and millennials, more than half of young Americans …

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52% of Americans Would Skip Valentine’s Day if They Could

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Wallet, meet heart. Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and while many Americans are in the mood for love, their pockets may not be ready to take …

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75% of Americans Will Tune Into the Super Bowl (Taylor’s Version), Spending $116 on Average

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Taylor Swift fans are coming out of the woods and into the end zone. As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers …

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The American Dream Revamped: Younger Generations Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage, Kids, New Study Finds

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Move over, wedding bells and baby showers — the American dream prioritizes keys to a front door over the rest of the white picket fence life. …

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US Gas Prices Drop: See Where Your State’s Prices Rank

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Average monthly gas prices are down $1.80 per gallon from their peak in June 2022, according to the newest LendingTree analysis. Meanwhile, average daily gas prices …

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Gen Zers are the Worst Drivers, With the Highest Accident Rates, Most DUIs & More

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With age comes experience — particularly when it comes to driving. According to the latest LendingTree study, Gen Z drivers had the highest incident rate, the …

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The Most Maxed-Out Places in America: Credit Card Mania

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Credit cards can be powerful financial tools, but they can quickly become double-edged swords. And many consumers are familiar with that pain: In fact, 23.7% of …

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The American debt problem: Shocking debt in numbers in largest metros

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Debt can be stressful — particularly if you fall behind on payments. After a sustained period of price hikes, it may not be easy to keep …

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Average car payment & auto loan statistics 2024: Know before you buy

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The average car payment for new vehicles was $726 in the third quarter of 2023, a 3.6% increase from the third quarter of 2022. The average …

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Does your age affect the way you spend money? You may be surprised

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Young consumers are optimistic that 2023 will be their year — financially, at least. Despite the rocky economy, more than half of millennials and Gen Zers …

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This 1 simple move could save you $5K on your next car

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With the COVID-19 pandemic and rising interest rates, the automotive industry has experienced a turbulent last few years — and getting a new car is becoming …

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Why organic food prices are rising faster than conventional foods

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Eggs may be the new luxury status symbol at the grocery store checkout line, but they’re not the only product with a rising price tag. From …

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The scary number of Americans who use their horoscope for money advice

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Is your destiny written in the stars? Some think it is — and some would even go so far as to rely on their horoscope to …