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Pet Transporter Side Gig Can Pay Good Money

Can you really make $10,000 a month driving animals from here to there? The answer is yes if you’ve got the time, the dependable wheels and a good marketing plan, which may be nothing more than an online profile on a site that matches drivers with jobs. Experience helps, too. Independent pet transporting is a…
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5 Tips for How to Pack a Carry-On and Avoid Baggage Fees

If you’re flying again after a year’s hiatus, don’t forget that checked luggage costs an average of $40 per bag on many airlines. By fitting everything into a carry-on suitcase, an individual traveler can save at least $80 round trip. A family of four can save $320. Wouldn’t you rather spend that money on a…
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Dear Penny: Can I Kick My Sister Out of the House We Inherited?

Dear Penny, My mother died in 2006, leaving my father who could not very well take care of himself. My sister had been living in Hawaii, but costs of living there had grown and income opportunities had shrunk, so she moved in with my father in Oregon in 2008 to help him until he died in 2010.  The…
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Age at Home: How to Save Money on Senior Care

Many elderly people who require highly skilled nursing and watchful eyes around the clock have no choice but to live in a nursing facility. Others choose to move to one because of the socialization and ease of living with all meals and other services provided. But most seniors would prefer to age in place, according…
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The Cost of Living Keeps Rising — How to Make Your Money Go Further

Let’s face it: The cost of living is kicking our butts. If you’re wondering why you’re having trouble getting ahead, it’s because the game is rigged against you. While wages have gone up over the past couple of decades, they haven’t kept up with inflation. To add insult to injury, the cost of big-ticket purchases,…
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Acorns Spend Will Give You a Free $75 Just for Setting up Direct Deposit

Wouldn’t it be awesome if a checking account handed you a $75 bonus just for setting up direct deposits? What if that account also made it super easy to invest your money and grow your wealth? That’s the idea behind Acorns Spend. It’s a checking account that’s linked to an investment account that automatically invests…
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Chime Bank Review 2021: Is the Leading Online Bank Right for You?

Digital-first bank accounts are the wave of the future: all of the money management, none of the getting off the couch. One of the earliest players and a leading company in the branchless banking game is Chime, a financial technology company founded in 2013 by CEO Chris Britt and CTO Ryan King. Like other online…
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Best Ways to Sell Your Phone for the Most Money

Are you getting a new phone or do you have an extra one sitting around you don’t use? That used phone can quickly turn to cash. There are many ways to sell your old phone, trading it in, selling it online using a service, or selling it on your own. “You probably will get more…
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6 Best Language Learning Apps

Learning a new language is not only fun, but it can help you score a new job, make new friends while traveling (when you can leave your house again) or to talk to bilingual family members. There’s no need to leave your house to do so since there are so many apps at our disposal.…
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Here’s Why You Should Submit Your Info Before the FAFSA Deadline

If college students were superheroes, deadlines would be their kryptonite. But there are upcoming deadlines to apply for federal student aid you’ll want to add to your calendar now (yes, it’s a little confusing, but we’ll explain in a bit): FAFSA deadline for the 2020-21 school year: June 30, 2021. FAFSA deadline for 2021-22 school…
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7 Money Secrets to Paying off Debt and Building Wealth

Stop worrying about money — it’s bad for you. Studies show that financial stress can aggravate all kinds of health issues, like migraines, insomnia, heart disease and weight gain — not to mention our old pals anxiety and depression! Money worries can rip apart relationships and ruin your peace of mind. If you want to…
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How to Get Your $300/Month Child Credits if You Don’t File Taxes

If you have dependent children under 18 and you’re not required to file a tax return, you probably qualify for the temporary child tax credits that will start going out in July. Now there’s a way for non-filers to register to receive the payments of up to $300 for children younger than 6 and up…
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