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3 Legit Car-Wrap Advertising Gigs, Plus Scams to Avoid

For heavy commuters, ride-share drivers and those looking for passive income opportunities, car wrap advertising is a fairly straightforward way to pull in some extra money with little effort. Just make sure the company is legit. It’s no secret that the car advertising industry is plagued by scammers. They may email or text message you:…
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Do This Instead of Gambling on Stocks like GameStop

The stock market can be a wild ride, and super confusing. Just for an example, what are we supposed to learn from the recent case involving GameStop? The chain of video game stores has been struggling for a long time. But in January 2021, the company’s stock price skyrocketed up by 1,500%. Then it plunged…
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10 Cities for Vacations Without a Car

If you’re planning a metropolitan getaway this summer, you’ll want to be sure to pick a destination that doesn’t require a car. The reason? In addition to all the other ways COVID has changed travel, it also put an even bigger price tag on car rentals. Since renting a car was never cheap to begin…
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Self-Uniting Marriage: How to Officiate Your Ceremony and Save Money

For better or worse, when you get married in the United States, the legal system is largely constructed for those who practice a specific type of Christian faith. That typically means a clergy member will join the couple in the eyes of the law. But American participation in organized religion has been trending downward since…
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Dear Penny: Is Relationship Doomed if One Person Earns Way More?

You won’t always fall in love with someone in your tax bracket. That disparity is often a big source of stress in relationships, judging from the Dear Penny inbox. You don’t have to be in the same place moneywise for a relationship to succeed. But having vastly different incomes or debt levels can be a…
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5 Ways to Splurge On Something Without the Guilt

What do you covet? C’mon, admit it. There must be something. Something you really want. Something you could theoretically buy at some point, but you probably shouldn’t. Not yet, at least. Because it’s probably just a little too expensive, right? What’s your next splurge? Is it a pair of shoes? A bag? A phone? A…
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Make Money on Instagram with These 7 Tips

With the amount of time we spend scrolling through social media platforms, we might as well make money on Instagram, right? In fact, every scroll generally yields at least one friend or neighbor who has started using their followers to sell something. Maybe it’s time for a little spring cleaning, so they’ve decided to sell…
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Our Guide to the Best Cheap Wine (That Also Tastes Good)

You may have Champagne tastes on a boxed wine budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a bottle of wine that tastes like maroon vinegar. Or just plain vinegar. Wine can run the gamut from Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck all the way to vintages that can cost more than our homes.…
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6 Mileage Tracker Apps That Will Track Your Mileage and Expenses

If you’re a Lyft or Uber driver, you already know how important it is to track your work-related mileage and expenses. You need that information to appease the IRS gods come tax return time and to make sure you’re squeezing out every last penny in deductions. But rideshare drivers aren’t the only people eligible for…
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ABLE Accounts Give Disabled Flexibility

One of the newest financial products around, ABLE accounts are a 529 account with all kinds of bells and whistles built specifically to serve disabled Americans. After years of grassroots advocacy efforts from the disability community, ABLE accounts were birthed into legislation in December 2014. Why Open an ABLE account? The 529 accounts are traditionally…
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24 Clever Ways to Use WD40

If you grew up with a handy adult around the house, chances are you’ve been familiar with WD-40 since you were a kid. The magic water-displacing, petroleum-based spray was created in the 1950s to prevent parts of the Atlas Missile from rusting. But these days, it’s a common household item that has dozens of uses…
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Dear Penny: Am I a Jerk if I Include My Credit Score on Tinder?

Dear Penny, I’m a newly single 41-year-old guy who recently set up a Tinder account. I work from home and most of my friends are married. I’d still like to meet someone organically, but a dating app seems more realistic for me right now. I’ve worked hard to get an 829 credit score. I’m a…
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