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7 Money Moves to Make Today for People in One-Income Households

Living in a one-income household is like being a gymnast walking on a balance beam. You have absolutely no margin for error, and the slightest misstep can spell disaster. The tens of millions of jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic have left millions of families surviving as one-income households for the first time. That’s a…
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Should You Stop Paying Your Student Loans in Forbearance?

The possibility of student loan forgiveness is on the horizon, so should you stop making payments on your own loans? That depends, but let’s take a look at where we stand so far: On the campaign trail, then-candidate Joe Biden promised to wipe out at least $10,000 for student loan borrowers. Now that he’s president,…
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Dumpling Shopper: Launch Your Own Grocery Delivery Business

Grocery delivery startup Dumpling is taking on Instacart and Shipt — and the whole gig economy — by offering grocery delivery drivers an entirely new moneymaking model. Thanks to a surge in demand as a result of the pandemic, grocery delivery apps are more popular than ever. Since last March, Instacart and Shipt have hired…
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Suze Orman Gives Advice on How to Ride Out the Pandemic

When it comes to the state of our finances, the pandemic has not affected us all equally. Personal finance expert Suze Orman describes it as creating a situation of haves and have-nots. Some people have actually prospered over the past year with lowered spending and the bonus of stimulus money. Others are barely keeping their…
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These 4 Major Employers Offer Jobs That Pay for College

Most people go to college to land a good job, but because of skyrocketing tuition costs, several major employers are flipping the script by offering jobs that lead to college. Chipotle, Disney, Starbucks and Walmart all offer education programs that will not just reimburse a capped amount of tuition but directly pay for your degree…
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These Expert Tips Will Help You Find the Best Cheap Shampoo

You can buy shampoo for $3 and you can buy it for $30. They’ll both get the job done — so what’s the difference? Do you really need to spend a small fortune to get good results, or is it possible to find inexpensive shampoo that leaves your hair healthy and happy? We spoke to…
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Credit Sesame Can Help Homebuyers Fix This Problem Before It Happens

If you’ve ever searched for a home to buy, you know the first step is mortgage pre-approval — and in today’s competitive market, you likely need to have it before you even put in an offer. But if you’re like one-fifth of Americans, an error on your credit report could mean banks could be scared…
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The 4 Smartest Ways to Cope With a Tax Bill You Can’t Afford

Discovering that you owe the IRS money is never a good feeling. If you’re staring down a tax bill you can’t afford to pay from 2020, you’re no doubt in good company. Countless people have turned to gig work to survive, which can result in surprise tax bills. Expanded jobless benefits have been a lifeline…
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Jiko Gets You Access to This Historically Safe Investment

Have you ever heard of investing in Treasury bills? We bet most of you haven’t — but that’s because Treasury bills are not usually an investment strategy for everyday people (and no, they’re not the bonds your grandma used to give you). But here’s why we think they should be: U.S. Treasury bills (T-bills) are…
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How to Get Free Tax Filing Through the Free File Alliance

Filing taxes in the United States could be free and simple for everyone — if only tax prep companies weren’t lobbying to keep it so complicated. Reporter Jessica Huseman pointed out this frustrating truth in a 2017 story for ProPublica, which resurfaces and regains steam each year around tax time — this year with a…
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Everything to Consider Before You Sell Pokemon Cards

The resurgence of Pokemon has young adults rummaging through their closets in hopes of finding their old collection of trading cards.  And, if they’re lucky, a rare card that could make them a fortune. The 1997 Japanese anime-turned-trading-card-game-turned-video-game series holds a special place in the hearts of ‘90s kids, who cherished the furry creatures with…
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Fractional Shares Let You Buy Apple or Amazon for $1. Should You?

You may have seen ads saying you can invest in Google or Amazon for as little as $1. You may have wondered: Is this legit? It’s understandable if your spidey senses are triggered here. A single share of Google parent company Alphabet costs over $2,100 as of Feb. 18, 2021. A share of Amazon would…
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