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Baby Boomers Can Grow Their Retirement Savings Quickly in 10 Simple Ways

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Wedding Etiquette: How Much To Give (and Spend)

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15 Times You Should Splurge, Settle or Skip When Shopping

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25 Serious Financial Advantages You Get From Military Service

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Facebook Stock: Is It a Good Buy Right Now?

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Second Quarter GDP Report Shows Historic 6.5% Growth Rate, Which Still Falls Short of Expectations

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ScarJo Sues Disney for Breach of Contract – How Much Is the ‘Black Widow’ Star Worth?

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IRS Releases Top 10 Tips for People Who Owe Money on Their Taxes

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Stimulus Update: What Every Parent Needs To Know About the Child Tax Credit Deadline

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Robinhood Debuts Much Anticipated IPO — But Experts Warn To Take Caution

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Hasbro Thinks Christmas in July With Increased Production and Higher Prices

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Pandemic Shortages: Buy This, Not That

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Walmart Will Pay 100% College Tuition to Associates

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For Gates, Musk, Bezos, Spending $1 Million Is Like Spending $1

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Gen X Workers Shoulder Unemployment Crisis, Face Ageism

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Stimulus Update: New Bill Proposes Expansion of Worker Benefits on the Heels of Child Tax Credits and COVID Relief Checks

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Despite Increasing Wages, Inflation Means the Average Worker Gets a 2% Pay Cut

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It’s Not Too Late To Save Money With Subsidized Private Health Coverage

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5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Jeff Bezos’ Wealth

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Current Feelings on The Economy Are Impacting Concerns About Our Children’s Future, New Poll Shows

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Tesla Beats Estimates, Surpasses $1 Billion in Profit for First Time

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The SSA Has an Online Portal for Social Security — Here’s Why You Should Use It

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2.2. Million More Stimulus Checks Just Got Sent Out — Here’s Who Got Them

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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise, Blow Past Estimates

Weekly jobless claims climbed higher than expected last week with 419,000 initial filings for unemployment, coming in well above the expected 350,000 Dow Jones estimate, the Labor Department reports….

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5 Things to Grab on Your Next Target Run to Prevent the Spread of the Delta Variant

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The IRS Has Released Its Top Scams of 2021 — Here’s What To Watch Out For

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Looking to Buy a Tesla Car? You May Want to Price Insurance First

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH 15: Vending machine full of coca-cola cans in Moscow, Russia on March 13, 2015.

Earnings Statements Find Big Corporations Including Coca-Cola Worrying About Inflation Into 2022

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Investing Is Pointless When You Have This Kind of Debt

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The rollout of funds for the expanded child tax credit began a week ago on July 15, with the IRS sending out letters to 36 million families it believed to be eligible to receive them. See: You May…

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Robinhood, Dole and Four Other Companies With Summer IPOs

Several companies are launching IPOs this summer, with Robinhood being the most anticipated one. Bloomberg reports that the six — mostly tech — companies that set terms on Monday for their IPOs are…

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments Aren’t Enough to Pay Higher Costs for Seniors

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which is an increase in social security benefits to counteract inflation, increased by 1.3% for 70 million…

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Why Many Families Who Needed the Child Tax Credit Most Didn’t Get It

The Advance Child Tax Credit of 2021 is a transformative tax credit available to over 90% of American families with children. The advance portion is a monthly payment of up to $300 that started…

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Mortgage Rates Drop as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans End Adverse Market Refinance Fee

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced last week that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be eliminating the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective August 1, 2021. This decision…

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Check Your Bank Account: Scammers Are Trying To Steal Your Child Tax Credit

It's only been a week since tens of millions of eligible families started receiving child tax credit payments and the IRS has already issued a warning about scammers. Watch Out: Pandemic Fraudsters…

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Square Launches Square Banking Targeted at Small Businesses

Financial services and digital payments company Square launched Square Banking, a suite of financial products purpose-built to help small business owners manage their cash flow, the company announced….

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Are Workers Really Holding Out For Better Jobs? Take Our Poll

The largest debate around employment has most recently surrounded the cause for a shortage in employees. Different opinions have been thrown around as to why unemployed persons are not going back to…

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Worker Holdout Poll

Your insights about your interests, habits and concerns help us inform our storytelling. Please take our poll (all answers are totally anonymous). After you answer a few questions, the results will…

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71% of Institutional Investors Plan to Buy Crypto

Results from a new survey by Fidelity show that large, institutional investors are beginning to heavily favor crypto for a number of reasons. See: Elon Musk — 'I Lose Money on Bitcoin' but Tesla…

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Elon Musk: ‘I Lose Money on Bitcoin’ But Tesla Likely to Accept It as Payment Again

The B Word Conference, a Bitcoin-focused initiative that aims to demystify and destigmatize mainstream narratives about Bitcoin, featured an array of heavy hitters today, including Cathie Wood, Elon…

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Paying Cash For Your New Home Is Latest Trend To Edge Out Competitors

According to the National Association of Realtors, the share of all-cash sales to existing home sales surged to 25% in April 2021 as non-first time buyers paid all cash to increase the competitiveness…

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Child Tax Credit Blows Up On TikTok

Type in "child tax credit" or "ctc" into TikTok and you'll be flooded with videos of parents celebrating their first checks of the Advance Child Tax Credit. See: How Do You Plan To Spend the Child Tax…

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Employees Have More Opportunities — and Bargaining Power — As Labor Shortage Continues

The conflict of a tight labor market spurred by surging demand and workers holding out for better pay has resulted in a clear winner — employees hold the power for one of the few times in history….

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