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6 Best Gas Rewards Programs Save Money at the Pump

Grocery store loyalty programs used to be the way to go to save money on gas. But now that gas stations are offering their own gas rewards programs, it’s time to rethink your fueling strategy. And considering AAA’s analysis on hurricane season’s impact on gas prices (up to an average of $3.15 a gallon), you’ll…
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Secured Versus Unsecured Loans — And Ways You Can Wield These Powerful Tools

Sure, you could mow acres of lawn with a weedeater, dig a hole with a pitchfork or nail a screw with a hammer. You’d be turning an old adage on its head by working harder, instead of smarter, however. Like tools, loans are much more effective, and easier to maintain, when you wield the right…
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49 Best Home Business Ideas for 2021

Quick Navigation The 49 Best Home Business Ideas Businesses That Don’t Require You to Leave Your Home Work at Home… and Beyond Home Business Ideas for Selling Stuff Home-Based Businesses That Let You Work Outdoors Next Steps After Choosing a Great Home-Based Business Idea Frequently Asked Questions About the Best Home Business Ideas What Are…
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Comparing Online Review Sites for Better Results

We all do a great deal of shopping sight unseen. We love to go to new bars and restaurants. We need home repair work done by a professional and don’t have the slightest idea who to hire. What do we do? We go to online review sites. Whether it is purchasing a new product, hiring…
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The Lili Account Keeps Track of Freelancer Expenses For You

We know all about the challenges of freelancer life, believe us. We know it’s not always easy making a go of it as an independent contractor, a side hustler, a gig worker, whatever you want to call it. For one thing, you have to do all this extra financial stuff, and it’s tricky stuff. When…
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6 Places to Get Cheap or Free Flu Shots This Year

In case this news gets lost amid the COVID-19 noise, listen up: Flu season is upon us. Having two potentially deadly viruses that share some of the same symptoms makes getting the flu vaccine important for both protecting yourself from the flu and reducing the strain on health care facilities responding to the coronavirus. The…
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Planning a Revenge Travel Budget for After the Pandemic

After many months without traveling for fun, lots of people are itching to get on a plane, train, or automobile. The term used to describe this is “revenge travel.” It’s the urge to start traveling again after being home for a long time, and to make up for things we didn’t do during shutdowns, quarantines,…
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Dear Penny: Will I Ever Get the $2K My Ex Owes Me After 14 Years?

Dear Penny, Around 2007, I lent my boyfriend at the time around $10,000 to buy a car. He said he would pay me back $500 a month. Well, he couldn’t handle that because he kept losing his job. Then he started paying me $250 a month.  He paid me up to $8,000 and then stopped…
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Automatic Student Loan Forgiveness Coming for Nearly Half a Million

Automatic student debt assistance is on the way for nearly half a million borrowers due to recent rule changes at the U.S. Department of Education. In a flurry of loan relief announcements, the Education Department outlined several groups of student loan borrowers who will receive automatic aid unless they choose to opt out. The groups…
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15 Best Data Entry Jobs from Home with Little to No Education Required

Demand for data entry jobs from home has seen an enormous increase since the start of the pandemic, and the trend has yet to reverse. If you are looking to pick up extra cash as a side gig or focus on data entry as a main source of income, you’ll want our tips for finding…
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Who Gets Your Social Security if You Die Tomorrow?

Most of us never see the first 6.2% of our paychecks. That money goes straight to Social Security, with the primary goal of giving you a monthly retirement benefit someday. But what if you suddenly died tomorrow? What happens to all that money you’ve paid into the system? Who Gets Your Social Security When You…
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Here’s How to Create a Christmas Saving Plan

Don’t you want to scream when you see Christmas displays in the stores before Halloween? Or when “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is stuck in your head for two months because it starts playing in early November? The Christmas creep can be annoying, but there’s at least one good reason to start…
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