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Bitcoin at Walmart: You Can Now Buy the Crypto at Select Coinstar Kiosks Nationwide

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Stimulus Alert: Manchin Wants Child Tax Credit Earnings Limit at $60K — Is It a Realistic Threshold?

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Musk’s Company Granted Approval for 29 Miles of Vegas Tunnels To Combat Traffic: ‘Roads Must Go 3D’

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Excitement Builds as Dept. of Education Sends Student Loan Forgiveness Emails

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Tesla Beats Third Quarter Estimates, Despite Chip Shortage Challenges

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Alternative Energy Bitcoin Mining Company Debuts IPO With Higher Stock Prices

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With Two-Thirds of US Workforce Under Vaccine Mandate Soon, Concern Mounts Over Employee Retention

As more states, cities and private companies enforce vaccine mandates against COVID-19, many unvaccinated workers are at risk of potential job loss. While some 77% of eligible Americans have received…

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Supply Chain Crisis Builds as Retailers Overorder to Meet Growing Consumer Demand

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PayPal’s $45 Billion Pinterest Deal: What You Need to Know About Your Money

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Stimulus Update: The Child Tax Credit Opt Out Deadline is November 4

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Biden’s Stimulus Stoking the Flames of Inflation — Are Long-Term Effects Possible?

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Taco Bell To Dish Out Free Breakfast on Thursday in Celebration of Post-COVID Normalcy

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Starting a Small Business? These 10 Cities Provide Ample Opportunity for Success, Survey Concludes

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First Bitcoin-Linked ETF Debuts on NYSE Paving the Way for Broader Adoption

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New Crypto Copy-Trading Platform Helps Those ‘In the Know’ Guide Beginners Toward Success

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How Much is Katie Couric Worth?

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Stimulus Errors: Was Your Child Tax Credit Check Smaller Than Usual? Here’s What’s Going On

The fourth installment of the advance portion of the child tax credit payments was deposited into millions of eligible families' bank accounts last Friday. However, for many, the amount received was…


SEC Releases Much Anticipated GameStop Report, but Stops Short of Policy Changes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its much-anticipated report on the GameStop frenzy, "the most famous meme stock, which raised questions about market structure and investor…

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Beware: Pandemic-Related Scams Have Cost Consumers Over Half a Billion So Far

Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-related scams have cost Americans a staggering $586 million, according to data from the Federal Trade Commission. From the onset of the pandemic to Oct. 14, 2021,…

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Senior Savings: When Retirees Should Consider Bankruptcy

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Yellen Urges Congress To Come To Permanent Debt Ceiling Resolution Before Treasury Money Runs Out

In her latest letter to Congress, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to come to a permanent resolution regarding debt ceiling measures after the December expiration…

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What are the Best and Worst States for Workers 65 and Over?

Americans 65 and older are earning paychecks in record numbers these days, with 10.6 million currently in the workforce, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number is…

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Which States Received The Most Child Tax Credit Money To Date?

Billions of dollars have been poured into the bank accounts of millions of Americans since the advance payments for the 2021 child tax credit began rolling out in July. See: Can I Still Get Child Tax…


The Best Credit Card for Every Stage of Your Financial Life

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Here’s Why It’s Harder To Get Approved for Some Credit Cards

Not all credit cards are created equal. Some offer more exclusive perks and higher spending limits than others. These credit cards can be more difficult to obtain for the average cardholder. The…


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Best Capital One Cash-Back Credit Cards

Capital One's best cash-back cards offer unlimited rewards on all your purchases. Find out how their features compare and how to choose the right card for you.

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Best Capital One Travel Credit Cards

Capital One's best travel credit cards reward you with unlimited miles you can redeem in a variety of ways. Here's what to consider when choosing between them.

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How Much Is Kourtney Kardashian Worth?

Kourtney Kardashian might just be the "most interesting sister to look at" after images surfaced of her engagement to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Explore: Forbes List Claims a New Billionaire…

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Is There a Way To Short Bitcoin? Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ Fame Ponders Before Quitting Twitter

Days before Bitcoin hit an all-time high last Friday, exceeding $60,000, "The Big Short" investor Michael Burry pondered in a tweet, "How do you short a cryptocurrency?" Burry deleted his Twitter…

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Savings Has Grown by $2.7 Trillion Worldwide — How It’s Affected Spending Habits for Better (and Worse)

European and American consumers are preparing for the worst by stashing away more than $2.7 trillion in savings. While European bank balances may have gone down slightly in August following lifted…

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Crypto Marketplace Bakkt Goes Public, Amid Increased Digital Asset Interest

Crypto platform Bakkt, which enables consumers, businesses and institutions to buy, sell, spend, send and redeem digital assets, went public today on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker…

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Colin Powell’s Fortune Includes a Legacy of Service and Patronage

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State and two-time Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient died Oct. 18, at the age of 84 from complications due to COVID-19, news reports say. Powell…

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Forget Black Friday, These Shipping Deadlines Mean You Need to Shop Now

Even though the holidays are still months away, waiting until Black Friday to start shopping might be too late. FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service and UPS released their holiday shipping deadlines,…

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Walmart Announces Black Friday Sales — Plan Ahead for Major Deals Starting Today

Last year, Walmart made $264 million between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the time frame before the holidays often referred to as "Cyber Week." But the retail giant's holiday sales began even…

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Parent Plus Loans: How Much Debt Are Parents in and Can It Be Forgiven?

The parents of dependent undergraduates can use a Direct PLUS Loan, commonly referred to as a Parent PLUS loan, to borrow up to the cost of the student's attendance each year with no limit on the…

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Zillow Stock Forecast: Will Value Continue Tumbling After 2021 Homebuying Contract Pause?

Zillow announced today that it will not sign any new, additional contracts to buy homes through the end of the year "due to a backlog in renovations and operational capacity constraints," according to…

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Will Move to Off-Peak Hours — Which Can Push Goods 25% Faster — Alleviate Supply Chain Backlogs?

The supply chain bottlenecks are getting increasingly complicated, as global ports are growing more gridlocked, triggering a slew of issues including higher prices for consumers and a slow economic…

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Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Brings in Nearly $900M – Is It a Good Time to Invest?

Even if you don't watch "Squid Game" — the dystopian Korean drama that has become a global sensation while airing on Netflix — you've probably heard of it. It is not only Netflix's biggest TV show…

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Angry Workers Are On Strike to ‘Earn a Decent Living’

One element of the workforce that has changed since the pandemic is that employees are regaining some bargaining power. Whether it's quitting jobs, going on strike or changing careers, the pendulum…

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Can I Still Get Child Tax Credit Payments?

The fourth installment of this year's child tax credit hit bank accounts on Oct. 15, but for Americans that have yet to sign up, there's still time to get a check. See: How To Use The Child Tax Credit…

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Bacon Apocalypse: How a California Law Could Raise Pork Prices Even Higher

You might soon need to bring home a lot more bacon in order to literally bring home the bacon, as a new animal welfare law in California set to go into effect early next year will likely push pork…

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Senior Savings: How Exploring Medicare Options Cuts Costs During Open Enrollment

How well does your Medicare plan cover the services that you need? Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7; however, 71% of beneficiaries don't explore their coverage…

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When is the Last Day I Can Sign Up to Get the Child Tax Credit?

For those who do not normally file taxes, today is the last day to sign up for the child tax credit through the IRS Non-Filer tool in order to receive the credit. See: Why Does My Child Not Qualify…

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How To Use The Child Tax Credit Update Portal

The fourth installment of this year's Advance Child Tax Credit is set to hit bank accounts today, Fri., Oct. 15. See: Stimulus Update: Haven't Received a Child Tax Credit Payment? Check if You're…

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States Whose Economies Are Failing vs. States Whose Economies Are Thriving

The swiftness with which the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the U.S. economy in early 2020 was breathtaking. Seemingly overnight, the U.S. unemployment rate shot up to an all-time record of 14.7% in…

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5 Social Security Benefits You Can Claim Online

Applying for and obtaining social security benefits can be confusing — but these five can be easily claimed online. Before you register for or use any of the online tools for SSA benefits, you'll…

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How To Change Your Direct Deposit Information on the Child Tax Credit Update Portal

The fourth round of the advance monthly payments of the child tax credit hit bank accounts through direct deposit on October 15. See: Didn't Get Your Child Tax Credit? Here's How to Track It Down…

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Didn’t Get Your Child Tax Credit? Here’s How to Track It Down

The fourth installment of the child tax credit advance payments will be sent out on October 15. In order to check the status of your payments or see if you will be getting a payment, the IRS has set…

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When Social Security Runs Out: What the Program Will Look Like in 2035

The topic of Social Security has been highly debated recently, bringing up the question of when will it end? What happens if it does? Find out answers here.

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How Much Is Wells Fargo Worth?

Wells Fargo reported third-quarter 2021 earnings that surpassed expectations. Here's what you should consider when deciding whether to invest in the company.

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Having Trouble Accessing the Child Tax Credit Portal? Here’s How To Sign Into

The IRS has created specific online portals for updating your personal information and managing the Child Tax Credit payments that began being distributed on July 15. See: When is the Last Day I Can…

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CFTC Fines Tether $41 Million for ‘Misleading Statements’ on Stablecoin

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today ordered Tether to pay a $41 million fine for "making untrue or misleading statements and omissions of material fact in connection with the U.S….

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Delta Variant Spread Extends Pandemic-Era Financial Struggles for US Families

More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 outbreak, the spread of the Delta variant has extended problems for many households over the past few months. Now, 38% of households across the nation…

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