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4 Ways To Save at Starbucks in December, Including Possible Starbucks for Life Prize

Today is the most anticipated day of the year — at least for coffee lovers. It's the day Starbucks for Life officially kicks off, providing Rewards App members with the chance to get game plays with…

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You Can Still Claim Child Tax Credit if You Missed Nov. 17 Deadline — Here’s How

When the child tax credit (CTC) reverted to its original amount of $2,000 per child for the 2022 tax year, many states stepped up to create additional tax credits and stimulus programs to help…

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Collecting Social Security but Coming Out of Retirement? 3 Things Worth Noting

Inflation is wreaking havoc on Americans' financial lives, and retirees — many of whom live on a fixed income — are acutely feeling the pain. Social Security: No Matter Your Age, Do Not Claim…

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Why You Should Ignore the Money Advice Your Parents Gave You

Growing up, we think our parents know everything. They're the ones to help teach us our biggest life lessons, from how to cure a broken heart to how to drive. But when it comes to money, the times…

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AMC Upfronts photocall at Peak, Hudson Yards in New York City, US - 06 Apr 2022

AMC Networks Is Latest To Enact Large-Scale Layoffs Following CEO’s Departure — Could More Follow Suit?

AMC is the latest company to announce massive layoffs, letting go of 20% of its workforce, according to several reports. The news came on the same day as company CEO Christina Spade stepped down from…

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (12311786a)Airbnb logo displayed on a phone screen and a map of Krakow are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on August 17, 2021.

Airbnb To Let Apartment Tenants Rent Their Space if Building Is ‘Friendly’

Airbnb recently launched a new program that will enable apartment tenants in certain buildings to be hosts. Dubbed "Airbnb-friendly apartments," the company said that this program will "unlock the…

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How Much Was ‘Die Hard’ & ‘Top Gun’ Actor Clarence Gilyard Worth Upon His Death at Age 66?

Clarence Gilyard — veteran actor, theater professor, and author — has died from a prolonged illness, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced on Nov. 28. He was 66 years old. In recent years,…

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac To Increase Government-Backed Mortgages To Reach New High in 2023

In a move designed to make home ownership accessible to a greater number of Americans, mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will raise the limits of government-backed loans to a record level…

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Home Prices Drop for Third Straight Month – Are We Headed for A Real Estate Crash?

The U.S. housing market — which not too long ago roared to record highs for home prices — continued to cool in September. Average home prices fell for the third straight month, according to the…

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Food Stamps Schedule: North Carolina Benefits for December and Where To Get SNAP EBT Discounts

Like most states, North Carolina distributes its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits according to the same schedule every month, including December 2022. Benefits are paid…

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