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Trade your Opinions for Cash or Gift Cards By Filling Out Surveys on This Site

As easy as it is to make money filling out surveys online, it’s just about as easy to stumble onto a scam that’ll waste your time, at the very least — if not take your money. But we’ve found a company that actually pays what they promise, and there are no hoops to jump through.…
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16 Cheap Halloween Car Decorations

We’ve already told you about cheap Halloween decorations for your house. But what if you’re more of a trunk-or-treat, turn-the-car-into-a-Halloween-ghoul type of person? Well, we’ve got you covered there too. Whether it’s fake limbs hanging from your trunk, or a full-on trunk or treat car theme that won’t spook your bank account, we’ve scoured the…
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What to Know About the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Overhaul

A segment of student loan borrowers recently received some good news thanks to a major overhaul to the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program. The Department of Education announced this month that up to 550,000 borrowers will see “accelerated forgiveness” of their loans, and that would mean immediate loan forgiveness for tens of thousands. But…
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17 Companies With Child Care Benefits

Whether you put in full- or part-time hours, it’s difficult to be a parent who works outside the home. Add the stress of finding — and paying for — reliable child care to accommodate your work schedule, and it can be absolutely soul-sucking. The Penny Hoarder recently surveyed 2,000 parents about the cost of child…
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Amazon Hiring 150k Seasonal Workers, Offering Bonuses Up to $3,000

A tight labor market and ongoing supply chain woes are forcing major companies to ramp up hiring efforts and incentives like never before. Amazon recently announced plans to hire 150,000 seasonal workers ahead of what’s expected to be a blockbuster online shopping holiday season. For context, that’s 50,000 more seasonal jobs than last year. To…
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Where to Find Free Baby Stuff for Infants, Toddlers & Moms

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners. Parenthood is tough enough even before you bring finances into the mix. When you tally it up, you’ll likely spend thousands of dollars a year…
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How to Prepare When Leaving an Abusive Relationship With No Money

Note: This article doesn’t contain any depiction of physical or sexual violence, but does detail financial and emotional abuse in relationships. Lisa Orban was married to her abuser for three years. In 1990, she left after he threatened to kill her and their two young children. She was 20 years old. Her financial situation in…
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Dear Penny: Am I Entitled to Part of My Ex-Husband’s Inheritance?

Dear Penny, I was married to a “user” for 25 years. He had used others before me. I was the breadwinner through its entirety. He rarely held any type of job and went through all my assets even though his parents were powerful and wealthy.  I was afraid to leave him due to their power…
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It’s Easier than You Think to Refinance Your Car Loan and Save Money

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never thought about refinancing your car loan. Seriously, is that even a thing that people do? It’s not like it’s a mortgage. Wouldn’t that be a huge hassle? How much money could you actually save that way, anyway? But this under-used strategy really can save some serious cash…
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Micro-Investing Defined & How to Get Started

Myth: You need lots of money to start investing. Micro-investing apps are giving everyday people access to the stock market for as little as $5. Micro-investing allows you to start small — really small. Apps like Acorns and Stash work by transferring small sums of money from your bank account to a diversified investment portfolio.…
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6 Best Free Checking Accounts of 2021

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners. Too many of us are settling for less-than-satisfactory checking accounts. (Just look at the folks complaining on Twitter!) We’re still forking over so many bank fees.…
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6 Ways for Parents to Save on Child Care

In case you didn’t know, child care isn’t cheap. If you’ve never had kids, or if you have your first little one on the way, you might not be thinking much about those expenses yet. But many parents will tell you they wish they had started preparing for child care costs much earlier. In a…
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