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America’s absolute best tourist destinations

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The United States is a massive country with a vast array of cultures, ecosystems, and historical landmarks. With so much happening in such a large country, …

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Here’s what do with all that leftover turkey!

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These recipes for turkey leftovers are varied, unique and definitely tasty! The truth is, I’ve done sort of a sad job of offering leftover turkey recipes …

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Budgeting for a new dog

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Adopting a new dog can be one of life’s more memorable days. Whether the pup is a big fluff ball or tiny tail wagger, a dog …

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30 dog beds that are completely over the top

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Ah, dogs. Humans love their perfect little prince or princess pooch, but have you ever thought about buying them an actual throne? What about a mattress …

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Parents! Don’t miss these cash-back savings on holiday shopping

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Parents, we know how expensive the holiday season can be. If you’re struggling to shop for the kids, the cousins, the family, the teachers, the grandparents …

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The one where we redesign Monica’s bathroom

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“You know, if you move your hamper you can see the color the tile used to be!” Joey Tribbiani from Friends may not know much, but …

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This ramen soup recipe is perfect for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey

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While Thanksgiving dinner is a favorite meal for many, sometimes it’s actually the thought of having leftovers that is even more exciting. Whether your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers are the sides …

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Just in time for the holidays! Road trip games everyone will love

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Family road trips are so fun, and it’s fantastic to hit the road and check out the scenery as you go, but if you’re going on …

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What is passive income & how can it work for you?

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Passive income can be another form of side hustle income, except you don’t have to trade your time for it. Wait, what? My wife and I …

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24 crucial facts about retirement savings in the US

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What will retirement savings look like in a post-pandemic environment?  The financial effects of COVID-19 have been widespread and varied. In 2020, there were high unemployment …

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This is the state with the biggest gambling addiction in the US

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The increase in online gambling options and the COVID-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm for gambling addiction. The Mayo Clinic and other organizations are still …

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Priceless life lessons from the world’s wittiest people

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Life is tougher than usual for many of us these days, so why not lighten things up a bit with the cunning words of some of …

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18 breathtaking American islands to add to your bucket list

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Is an island paradise calling your name? If so, consider sticking close to home with a number of exciting U.S. islands scattered across the country and …

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10 personal finance basics

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Despite how important money is in life, personal finance know-how — or “financial literacy” — is not typically taught in schools, or necessarily by parents. Unfortunately, a …

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Need a last-minute Thanksgiving dessert? Try these

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It happens. You burn the pies or your designated dessert person forgets their holiday duties. But what do you do when you find yourself without a …

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Affordable holiday gifts that women actually want

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The act of giving gifts is easy (and fun!), but actually shopping for those gifts can be hard. Every year, you make it your mission to …

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50 ways to avoid sneaky Black Friday scams

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The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for scammers. With this in mind, all eyes should be on Black Friday. According to Adobe Analytics’ …

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Perfect beach resorts for a fall or winter getaway

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You don’t have to leave the country to experience an amazing beach vacation. From New England and Florida to the West Coast and Hawaii, some of …

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The 12 things you should absolutely, positively not buy on Black Friday

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There’s a right and wrong way to do Black Friday. Just because Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year doesn’t mean that you …

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Buying a new home? Don’t skip these important questions

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Buying a home is one of the largest and most impactful investments you’ll ever make.  Luckily, it’s also one of the safest investments you can make. …

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9 budgeting tips for lazy people

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When it comes to budgeting, you may be feeling a bit lost. Saving is a good habit that enables you to create a good balance. Managing money …

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Here’s why you really don’t want a DUI during the holidays

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  Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a mistake you don’t want to make. Even if the police arrest you before you get …

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The dos & don’ts of using social media for investing tips

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Social media has become an important new source for many people, including for investors looking for ideas to guide their strategy. That said, social media users …

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals you won’t want to miss

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It’s that time again, where retailers big and small toss their sales into the Holiday shopping ring. My favorite categories over this big sale weekend are …

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How to choose the best rewards credit cards

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Editor’s note: Lantern by SoFi seeks to provide content that is objective, independent and accurate. Writers are separate from our business operation and do not receive direct …

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How to save big with senior discounts

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You don’t have to be an octogenarian to enjoy senior discounts. In fact, you can often start cashing in well before retirement age–often as young as 55 …

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The most dangerous holiday for drivers may surprise you

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Ahead of the holiday season, drivers on the country’s roads should be wary of the dangers of travel. ValuePenguin analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic …

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How to reverse the effects of trauma on your brain

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Trauma can disrupt the cohesion between the three parts of your brain. Reflect on how each of your three brains responds in different situations and use …

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‘Stuffing butter’ is the condiment your Thanksgiving table needs this year

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Making compound butter is one of my favorite ways to fancify a meal. And with the holidays coming, we’ve got a few fancy meals to plan. …

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The one small town worth visiting in every state

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When it comes time to pick your next travel destination, some of the more common cities might top your list. New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, …

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Unique & romantic places where you can camp without roughing it

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I think of myself as a rugged person. There’s just something about experiencing nature in its raw, untamed form that fills me up like nothing else …

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Could these blue-chip stocks stabilize your portfolio?

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Riding the roller coaster of the stock market as an investor can be a jarring ride that can make you wary of putting your money in …

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Will my federal student loan monthly payment change in 2022?

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The federal student loan payment pause ends on Jan. 31, 2022. The question on many minds is: Will monthly payments be exactly what they were before …

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Getting a cash flow loan for your small business

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Top budgeting tips for single parents

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If you’re a single parent, you probably carry a lot of weight on your shoulders. From paying for clothes to putting a roof over your children’s …

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18 passive income streams that can make you real money

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Creating several passive income streams is a dream for many entrepreneurs. It can accelerate plans to make extra income, pay off debt and invest in building …

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The best inventions for seniors that you probably didn’t even know exist

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We’ve all seen infomercials advertising the “latest and greatest” in tech. However, that electronic pill grinder that the happy-go-lucky senior from the commercial loved so much …

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This giant jalapeño popper cheeseball will spice up your holidays

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When we start to brainstorm what we might make for the next spate of holiday parties, our brains tend to slide toward cookies and cakes. But while this festive season …

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What are non-transparent ETFs

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Unlike ordinary exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which disclose their underlying assets daily, non-transparent ETFs are only required to reveal their holdings on a quarterly or monthly cadence. This …

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How to pack for a destination wedding

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Packing your overnight bag for your wedding night isn’t that difficult of a task, but if you’re planning a destination wedding, packing may feel a bit more challenging. …

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How to get back on track after going over budget

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Even people who closely track their spending might go over budget now and then. It happens, but going over budget isn’t the main issue—it’s how someone …

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Vacations & weddings: Surprising ways people are using personal loans

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Here are some common reasons people take out personal loans and whether or not they’re advisable. Image Credit: Julia_Sudnitskaya / iStock. 1. Using a personal loan …

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The best inventions for seniors that you probably didn’t even know exist

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Inventions for seniors that aren’t just gimmicks We’ve all seen infomercials advertising the “latest and greatest” in tech. However, that electronic pill grinder that the happy-go-lucky …

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32 ways to boost your retirement savings

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Saving for retirement is one of the most important financial goals there is, but it isn’t always easy. Even with the best intentions, it can be …

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The most valuable movie posters of all time

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Part art. Part treasure. All poster. Great movie posters are masterpieces of graphic design. But it takes a perfect storm of box office success, cult appeal and …

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31 ways to save money this Thanksgiving

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If you’ve ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner, you likely know how easy it is for costs to spiral. Between appetizers, drinks, the turkey, sides and pies, you …

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A Julia Child restaurant road trip? Yes, please!

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As much as she loved French cuisine and sharing it with people via her TV show and cookbooks, Julia Child was a Californian at heart. The chef and Southern California native, …

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This year’s ‘worst’ ugly holiday sweaters on Amazon

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When it comes to holiday sweaters, the uglier, the better. Sometimes, that’ll mean embracing cheesy puns, gaudy patterns, outrageous prints or even all of the above. …

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Can acupuncture help you get better sleep

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Although there are a variety of medications available that can help with insomnia, more and more people are trying alternative approaches at the suggestion of their doctors.  …

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Forget gingerbread houses. Welcome to the pretzel cabin

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Gingerbread houses are an iconic part of the holiday season, but let’s be real: Making them isn’t always fun. The walls are always caving in, the …