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4 Things You Can Spend Money on That Will Actually Make You Richer

Saving money is great, but it won’t make you rich. No matter how many dollars you put into a savings account, the national average .05% interest you’d earn won’t expedite your millionaire status. And cutting your costs can only go so far, explains Certified Financial Planner Robin Hartill (who is also an editor and financial…
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The 6 Best High-Interest Checking Accounts for May 2021

You’ve probably always thought that if you want to earn interest on your money, you move it to a savings account. Your checking account is just for paying bills and the like, right? Not anymore. With the rise of online banks that don’t have the overhead of brick-and-mortar locations, the competition for your checking dollars…
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5 Tips on How to Store Winter Clothes

The sting of winter’s cold is finally giving way to the warmer, sunnier days of spring. As the seasons change, so too does our wardrobe. Goodbye parka, hello light sweater. It’s a welcome change for many of us to store our winter clothes and not give them a second thought for many months. But knowing…
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6 (Totally Wrong) Ways We’ve Had Money Mansplained to Us

On a scale of one to 10, how much do you loathe mansplaining? Personally, it’s an 11, taking the top spot over manspreading and bropropriating but barely squeaking past manterrupting. Just thinking about the unsolicited — or downright wrong — advice us women sometimes have to listen to sends chills down my spine. It’s especially…
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The 5 Best Business Checking Accounts in 2021

Starting a business is an opportunity to be your own boss, make money and grow your skill set. There are also the not-so-great, somewhat messy and complicated parts about operating a business. If you start off solo or small, you’ll be tackling a lot of tasks yourself. But don’t worry. In this article, we’re going…
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8 Tips for How to Sell on Craigslist

Most of us have probably taken a deep, exasperated breath while surveying our homes, wondering how we managed to accumulate so much clutter. But there might be a way to turn that clutter into cash. It comes down to one word: Craigslist. 8 Tips for Selling on Craigslist Selling on Craigslist seems easy, but it…
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Micro Wedding Is Sign of the Times

Micro weddings have become ultrachic in the time of coronavirus. These smaller weddings allow you and your future spouse to exchange your vows, enter into a legal relationship and get access to each other’s health insurance all while living through these socially-distanced times. What Are Micro Weddings? A micro wedding is generally a wedding with…
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3 Easy Ways to Get Free Meals for Kids While School’s Out

Millions of families struggle with food insecurity every summer when school is out. Income loss due to the pandemic has only exasperated the situation. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) up to 12 million children are currently living in households where they may not have enough to eat. If you’re worried about how…
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Choosing the Best Savings Accounts for May 2021

Storing your cash in a duffel bag under the bed has its perks — immediate access when you need it and the feeling of completely controlling your own finances. But hoarding hard-earned money in your own home puts it at risk of theft or loss to natural disasters, and it’s doing you no favors in…
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How to Make a Retirement Budget So You Don’t Outlive Your Savings

You’ve spent decades in the workforce earning a living, your schedule dictated by the demands of the job. All the while, you’ve been steadily adding to your savings so that one day you could get to this point. Retirement. Now, there’s no alarm to wake you up in the mornings and no boss to answer…
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Our Seasonal Guide to the Best Outdoor Gear Deals

Planning a vacation in the great outdoors in the next year? Now’s the time to start thinking about new gear and how you can get it for less. Outdoor equipment can be pricey, but buying it at the right time of the year can get you the gear you covet at a better price. The…
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Have a Plan for Student Loan Debt Payoff

Student loan debt payoff is a political hot button. But no matter your position, we can likely all agree that college loan debt itself is a financial burden to millions of Americans at nearly all adult age levels. You may have put off buying a home or starting a family if you are among the…
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