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Walmart May Have the Key to Surpassing Amazon Prime — Here’s How

Walmart is looking to add a streaming service to its Walmart+ membership program. Sources told The New York Times that in a meeting with major media companies — including Paramount (Paramount+),…

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GO in the Know: Social Security Card Name Change Info & Top Financial News for August 12

It's Friday and National Vinyl Record Day. Sounds good to us! Before you jam out this weekend, make time to get caught up on today's top financial stories. The Big Lead: Can I Change My Name on My…

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Social Security COLA Expectations for 2023 Reach 9.6% Following Latest Consumer Price Index Report

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SNAP Benefits: Amazon Offers a Discount on Prime Membership With Your EBT Card

Even after raising its annual regular price for Amazon Prime service by $20, Amazon offers ways for certain customers to save money. Shoppers who are recipients of SNAP and SNAP EBT Cash benefits (or…

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Social Security: Do I Still Need to Make Contributions if I Work Overseas?

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Can a Retired Person on Social Security Get a Mortgage?

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Can I Change My Name on My Social Security Card Online?

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Despite her recent familial troubles, not all pop singers can boast a fortune quite like Britney Spears. Thanks to an estimated 90 million albums sold worldwide, more than 4.8 million tour tickets…

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Financial Literacy Goals: These High Schoolers Aim To Teach Their Peers Better Money Habits

A kid's brain is like a sponge soaking up information, which makes childhood an ample timeframe to learn about many topics — including money. It's especially important since teaching good financial…

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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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How to Set Up an Income-Based Membership at the YMCA Using Your SNAP EBT Card

As a non-profit organization, the YMCA offers fitness facilities, a pool, classes, and even inexpensive summer day camps for kids at certain locations. YMCA membership is also relatively affordable…

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Social Security: Certain Life Changes Can Qualify You for Higher Benefits — What Are They?

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EV Tax Credit in Inflation Reduction Act Very Limiting: ‘Most Vehicles Immediately Ineligible’

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How Cruise Lines Can Win Back Vacationers and Boost Bookings as COVID Declines

The pandemic decimated the travel industry, but perhaps most significantly affected cruise lines, which were at the center of public attention concerning COVID-19 as it emerged in the U.S. Thousands…

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Polygon (MATIC) Price Prediction 2022

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SNAP Benefits: Can You Use EBT Card/Food Stamps To Purchase Hot Food?

SNAP gives eligible low-income households extra food-purchasing assistance to supplement food budgets. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered at the state level, SNAP benefits…

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GO in the Know: Disney+ Price Hike, SNAP Scam Alert & Top Financial News for August 11

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Claim Social Security Too Early? There Are Still Ways to Increase Your Income

Americans can claim Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but that's not always the best option. The longer you wait to collect, the higher your Social Security payment when you do…

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Tax Fears: Will Inflation Reduction Act Impact Who Is More Likely To Be Audited?

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Back-To-School Tax Credits: Which States Offer Them and What They Entail

As CNBC Select reports, according to the National Retail Federation, American families will spend $36.9 billion on back-to-school expenses for K-12 students this year. That amount rises to $73.9…

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Missouri Flood Victims’ Tax Filing Deadline Pushed to November 15

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that storm and flooding victims in parts of Missouri now have until November 15 to file individual and business tax returns and make tax payments….

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SNAP Benefit Scam: Connecticut Residents Warned of Uptick in Skimming Theft

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Disney+ and Hulu Will Be More Expensive This Fall

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10 Frequently Asked Social Security Questions Worth Revisiting

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Social Security COLA Increases Could Cost Seniors Money — Here’s How

This year's soaring inflation rate likely means that the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries will be the highest in decades, with one seniors advocacy group…

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What Proof Do I Need to Change My Name on My Social Security Card?

If you legally change your name because you got married, divorced, through court order or any other reason, you will need to notify Social Security so you can receive a corrected card.  Learn:…

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Retirement Planning: The Largest Expenses Average Retirees Pay and How To Prepare Now

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How Can I Withdraw Money From My 529 College Savings Plan Without Penalty?

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SNAP Schedule: When Can I Anticipate August 2022 Payments?

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Ethereum (ETH) Price Prediction 2022

Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. But what will it be worth in the future?

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Beware Latest Government Grant Scams — Warning Signs and How To Protect Yourself

Free money always comes at a cost. Many are now learning this the hard way, as scammers are increasingly trying to trick potential victims with offers of fraudulent government grants. Consider: 5 EBT…

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Airfare Sees Significant Inflation Decrease for July According to Consumer Price Index

There is finally some good news for travelers, as airfares saw a significant decrease for July, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Aug. 10….

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7 Easy Ways To Save On Groceries, Gas & More Amid Continued Inflation

After a whirlwind year that has seen inflation skyrocket, rates may finally be cooling down. The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows the cost of various goods and services increased 8.5% in July…

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Consumer Price Index Shows Overall Drop in Energy Costs as Gas Prices Continue to Steadily Decline

The U.S. Bureau of Statistics released the Consumer Price Index for July on Aug. 10, with the all items index increasing 8.5%, not seasonally adjusted. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers…

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GO in the Know: Inflation Eases a Bit, a Rent ‘Emergency’ & Top Financial News for August 10

It's National Lazy Day — a day set aside to do absolutely nothing at all — but you're already here. Might as well give today's top financial stories a gander … then you can go back to being lazy….

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Coffee, Cereal and Meat Drive Inflation Increase Food at Home July Consumer Price Index

The July Consumer Price Index was released on the morning of Aug. 10, containing mostly favorable results. The good news: As many economists predicted, inflation appears to be easing on most goods and…

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Food Stamps: Instacart Expands SNAP EBT Payments to 10 More States — Is Yours One of Them?

Americans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits now have a lot more options to make online grocery purchases via Instacart. On Monday, the platform said SNAP electronic…

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Eating Out Continues to Get More Expensive as Prices of Grains, Vegetables and Dairy Rise Finds July Consumer Price Index

As expected, the U.S. inflation rate for July cooled moderately, partly due to lower energy prices, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released Aug. 10. SNAP…

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Consumer Price Index Shows Inflation Cooling in July to 8.5% Primarily From Decreasing Gas Prices

Inflation finally started to cool down in July, giving analysts and investors a small sense of relief. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Consumer Price Index (CPI) on August 10, and…

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Online Shopping’s High Price Streak Has Finally Ended

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Inflation-Fueled Rent Hikes Have Tenant Unions Asking Biden To Declare State of Emergency

A coalition of tenant unions, community organizations and legal groups is asking the Biden administration to take more action to fight rent inflation — which they are calling a "national emergency."…

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SNAP Schedule: When August 2022 CalFresh EBT Benefits Disburse in California

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Can I Draw Social Security At 62 and Still Work Full Time?

All financial plans are important, but Social Security benefits play a profound role in preventing elderly poverty and are paid out at an important stage in a worker's life. With that in mind, it pays…

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Social Security: Women Get $354 Per Month Less Than Men – Here’s Why

One of the reasons Social Security checks can cover bills for some retirees and not others is because benefits are based on income earned before retirement. The more you earn working, the more you pay…

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Top 10 US Cities Homebuyers Are Leaving

The housing market has been slowing down because of higher mortgages, interest rates and a red-hot inflation. Now, new homebuyers are also choosing to relocate as housing costs are becoming too…

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6 Ways You Can Use Your Home to Your Monetary Advantage

Home is where the heart is — but it's also where the money is. Even as rents and mortgages soar, there are unique ways to make some extra cash off your living space. A number of apps allow you to…

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SNAP Benefits: How Long Do They Last?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. SNAP is the…

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23 Lottery Winners Who Lost Millions

Most people dream about winning the Mega Millions or Powerball; but they should be careful what they wish for. See these 23 people who blew their winnings.

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What Is the Highest Income for Food Stamps in 2022?

Americans who apply for federal Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are required to meet an extended set of eligibility criteria to qualify, and one of those has to do with income….

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Social Security: Can I Still Collect Benefits if I Retire Abroad?

If you're eligible to receive Social Security benefits, you may receive your payments outside of the U.S. However, the Social Security Administration has noted that there are countries to which they…

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What Benefits Could You Get From the Inflation Reduction Act?

Over the weekend, the United States Senate signed off on the Inflation Reduction Act after much debate about spending and provisions in the legislation. In fact, it was Vice President Kamala Harris…

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People Are Retiring Later — Is Health Insurance Part of the Issue?

The American Dream of working a good job and retiring in your early 60s may be delayed by a few years. A new Gallup poll shows that Americans are continuing to retire later in life and planning to…

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What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?

Your retirement benefit amount depends on how much you've earned over your lifetime at jobs for which you paid Social Security taxes — and the age at which you claim. You can claim Social Security…

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Equity Investment: 5 Rules To Follow

Equity investing might sound like a complex strategy experienced financial pros, but it's actually one of the easiest ways to put your money to work.

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20 Ways To Get Free Gas in 2022

Although gas prices continue dropping in the U.S., we are still facing record-high prices that exceed last summer's national average, according to AAA. If you are wondering about ways to get free gas,…

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Are Banks Open Today? See Full List of All Bank Holidays

Almost all banks observe certain holidays and close. See if your bank is closed today & when the next banking holidays are to avoid going to a closed a bank.

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Stop Burning Gas Money by Following These 10 Frugal Driving Tips

According to AAA, the national average price for regular gasoline is $4.033 as of Aug. 9. That's $0.156 cheaper than just a week ago and $0.663 less than last month. A full 23 states have average gas…

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Are Banks Open on Labor Day?

Many banks won't be open on Labor Day 2022. Find out whether your bank will be closed and learn about your other options for banking on the holiday.

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Apple’s Holiday Hours

If you're looking to cash in on some holiday deals at Apple, be sure to do it before Christmas Day. Some major retailers keep their doors open during the holidays, but Apple isn't one of them. Apple…

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5 Best Small-Cap Stocks for August 2022

There have been few bright spots in the stock market so far this year, but experienced investors will tell you this can indicate a buying opportunity. With plenty of room for upside, small-cap stocks…

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How Do I Find Out Who Makes My Store Brand Products?

In lean, inflationary times like these, consumers often look to save money wherever possible. This is especially true at the grocery store, where no-name or in-store brands like Kirkland Signature,…

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9 Ways To Get Your Federal School Loan Discharged

With federal student loan payments set to resume on Sept. 1 following a two-year pause, millions of borrowers will soon have another budget expense to deal with — unless they can find other options….

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GO in the Know: Inflation Reduction Act Effects & Top Financial News for August 9

Today is Hold Hands Day, but you don't need us to hold your hand as you run through the list of Tuesday's top financial stories. You got this. The Big Lead: Inflation Reduction Act's Tax Reform To…

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Ending COVID Emergency Unemployment Benefits Helped the Economy, New Fed Study Shows

The ending of emergency unemployment benefits (EUB), which were put in place during the early days of the pandemic, helped boost economic growth, according to a new paper by the Federal Reserve Bank…

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9 Ways to Save on Major Household Appliance Repairs and Purchases

If your washer, dryer, dishwasher or refrigerator breaks during these inflationary times, you could be hit with a much larger bill than you may have expected. In line with other items, household…

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Tyson Raises Chicken Prices Over 20% as ‘Premium’ Beef Demand Softens

With food prices remaining high due to current rate of record inflation, American consumers have been shifting their spending habits. This was reflected in Tyson Foods' earnings call on Aug. 8, as the…

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Does Aldi Accept SNAP EBT Food Stamps?

With more than 2,000 stores across 36 states, Aldi is one of the biggest grocery chains in the U.S. As with most grocery chains, Aldi customers who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

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Food Prices Dropped In July, But Low Costs May Not Last

If you've noticed some food prices dropping at the grocery store, you're not imagining things. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there was a drop in costs for…

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Inflation Reduction Act Seeks to Improve Prescription Drug Prices, Reduce Health Care Premiums

With the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the Senate (by a narrow margin, with VP Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), many may be wondering what other benefits they could be…

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What Special Social Security Benefits Do Veterans Receive?

It's a little-known fact, but earnings for active duty military service or active duty training are covered under Social Security and have been since 1957. One of the special benefits military members…

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Tax-Free Holidays in 2022: When Your State Has Them (and For What Items)

A sales tax-free holiday is a limited-time period where a state allows sales tax to be eliminated or reduced on categories of consumer products. These holidays are usually short in duration and are…


Does Albertsons Accept SNAP Payments for Groceries Using EBT Food Stamps?

Albertsons, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S., accepts SNAP EBT as payment in stores and online for delivery and DriveUp & Go pickup orders. See: 9 Bills You Should Never Put…

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Consumer Confidence in Housing Market at Lowest Point in a Decade Due to High Mortgage Rates

Consumer confidence in the housing market dropped to its lowest level in a decade, with Americans feeling pessimistic about homebuying conditions in July — a sentiment largely driven by higher…

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Ways To Maximize Social Security If You’re Widowed

If your spouse passes away and you are the surviving spouse of the worker, you can receive your spouse's Social Security benefits after they pass. An important caveat: your spouse must have worked…

Woodinville, WA / USA - circa April 2020: Low angle view of the exterior of an AMC movie theater on a sunny day.

Is the Meme Stock Craze Making a Comeback?

The meme-stock mania seems to be regaining ground. Pandemic darlings such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, GameStop and AMC all soared on Aug. 8 following increased chatter on some social media threads….

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How Will the Inflation Reduction Act’s Tax Reform Impact You?

To help pay for the new provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. government will institute new tax structures. See: Inflation Reduction Act's Climate Change Initiatives Subsidize Solar…


Social Security: How Do I Sign Up for Direct Deposit?

Since 1999, it has been federal law that all Federal payments except for tax refunds must be issued electronically. This means that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries…

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Olivia Newton-John Dies at Age 73; What Was Her Net Worth?

Actress, singer, producer and 1970s and early '80s icon Olivia Newton-John died on Aug. 8, 2022, after a 30-year on-and-off battle with cancer. See: How Rich Are Dolly Parton, Beyonce and Other Past…

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What Happens to My Social Security if I Remarry?

Getting remarried brings excitement — and decisions. That's especially true when it comes to Social Security benefits. Conversely: Financial Benefits of Getting RemarriedMore: The Woman's Guide To…

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How Much is Liz Cheney Worth?

Liz Cheney, 56, is a lawyer, politician, political analyst and author who has served as the Republican representative from Wyoming since she was elected in 2016. She has been making headlines more…

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Walmart Accepts EBT/SNAP Food Stamps As Payment — What Are the Restrictions?

Walmart accepts EBT card purchases at all locations that sell food and grocery items. Your EBT card can be used the same way you would use your debit card, and EBT cardholders in 48 states can also…

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10 Best Growth Stocks To Buy In 2022

When it comes to looking at growth stocks to invest in now, there's a wide variety of exciting companies with upside. Check out our list to see our picks.

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Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Change Initiatives Subsidize Solar Panels, Electric Vehicles

With the Senate passing the Inflation Reduction Act — legislation focused around climate, taxes, and health care — on Aug. 7, the federal government appears poised to make inroads on environmental…

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What Is a Stock Split and How Does It Impact Your Portfolio?

Often, investors will get notified of a stock split and worry that it might impact their portfolio. Learn what it means for you when companies split their stock.

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Toys ‘R’ Us Ex-Exec Warns of Retail Bankruptcies – Is Now Time to Reconsider Investments?

If it didn't kill them, the pandemic tested the mettle of retail companies of all sizes and ensured an uncertain future for all. The current economic outlook has prompted one former retail CEO to…

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Gas Prices Could Soon Dip Below $3 in These States — Is Yours One?

As summer winds down, gas prices are slowly starting to fall despite an economy in turmoil. See: 22 Side Gigs That Can Make You Richer Than a Full-Time JobFind: 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Reach Your…

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GO in the Know: Social Security Secrets, Student Loan Predictions & Top Financial News for August 8

It's International Cat Day, so feline-loving folks all over the world are celebrating their kitties. If you're one of them, and your cat isn't sitting on your keyboard in front of your screen right…

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Inflation Reduction Act Offers Home Tax Credits, Rebates to Upgrade Electric and Solar Infrastructure

Although it is called the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), for many homeowners the opportunity to save money — by making their home more energy-efficient — trumps a gradual easing of inflation 10…

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Back to School Savings: Tax-Free Weekends Still On the Horizon in August

Parents can still take advantage of back-to-school savings as dozens of states hold tax-free weekends. Dates and tax-exempt items vary by state, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators and…

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Frequent Fliers Could Enjoy New Rules on Airline Ticket Refunds and Cancellations From DOT

Flying has become increasingly frustrating and complicated as of late, given more frequent cancellations and delays partly due to labor shortages. In light of this, the Department of Transportation…

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