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How to Turn an Idea Into an App

Samyr Qureshi and his college friend Dennis Hansen had an idea for an app that would match students with student tutors on the same college campus. That was 2015. Six years later their company, Knack, has secured more than $1 million in equity investments and is worth 20 times more than when it started. It…
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Will Filing Taxes Early Affect Your Third Stimulus Check?

A third stimulus check isn’t a done deal, but it’s looking pretty likely. The White House is aiming to deliver $1,400 stimulus payments to most adults in the U.S. some time in mid-March — smackdab in the middle of tax season. To get those payments out quickly, the House Democratic plan calls for using 2019…
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Veteran? Want to Buy a Home? Check out Veterans United Home Loans

There are roughly 18 million U.S. military veterans. Together, they make up about a seventh of the country. That’s a lot of people. In fact, only four states have more people than that. Most of those veterans will become homeowners at some point. However, a lot of vets are first-time homebuyers, and a surprising number…
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Here’s How to Save on Your Energy Bill in Deregulated Markets

Trying to save money on your utility bills? Odds are you’ve already tried to use less energy. You probably already replaced all the incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs and scheduled regular maintenance of your HVAC system. You may have even installed a programmable thermostat. But what if you learned that there was a way…
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Tips for Financial Self-Care: 6 Ways to Treat Yourself and Your Wallet

In times like these, we could all use a little self-care. Things like getting a massage, maintaining good sleeping habits, eating a vegetable or two, curling up with a good book  and sticking with a somewhat regular workout could do us all some good. Ah, but what about financial self-care? We’re always being reminded to…
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Here’s Exactly How Much You Should Keep in Your Savings Account

Money is still a bit of a taboo topic among families and friends, which is why many of us don’t know what a normal amount is to have (or aim for). But thankfully, there’s an easy calculation to know the exact dollar amount you need to have on-hand in your checking account: It’s one or…
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Is Generational Wealth Possible For The 99%? You’d Be Surprised. Here’s Where to Start

Generational wealth. It sounds so fancy and out of reach, doesn’t it? Like a topic of conversation for the Vanderbilts to chat about over their afternoon tea, not a smart financial strategy for everyday people. But at its core, generational wealth is something we all can aspire to. It’s about building a more prosperous future…
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Thimble Insurance Lets Small Business Owners Buy Insurance on Demand

Being a small business owner is hard. You work long hours; you put your savings at risk; and you deal with the anxiety of not knowing when your next client is going to come through your door. And unfortunately for many people, one of the most prohibitive things to getting new clients is general liability…
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How to Prevent Identity Theft (From Someone Who’s Been Through It)

My name is Tiffani Sherman. The real Tiffani Sherman. Not the one who recently applied for unemployment benefits, an SBA COVID loan, five credit cards, a payday advance, two loans, and opened two bank accounts. That wasn’t me. It also wasn’t me back in early 2019 who ordered a bunch of expensive stuff online and…
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61 Million Americans Cut Car Insurance Costs Last Year. Here’s How You Can, Too

There’s no question the pandemic was terrible — for a lot of reasons. But a silver lining managed to peek its way through the darkness for nearly 20% of the population: Car insurance rates dropped significantly, saving 61 million people hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars each since last year. So, why did rates drop…
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The Worst Money Mistakes We Saw in 2020, and How to Avoid Them This Year

The past year was so utterly strange; so turbulent; so unprecedented. It’s only natural that, faced with such weirdness, a lot of us would make some mistakes with our money. Hey, it happens. Nobody’s perfect. When it comes to financial mistakes, we saw some doozies in 2020. People were making wrong turns left and right.…
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Here’s Exactly How Much You Should Keep in Your Savings Account

Money is still a bit of a taboo topic among families and friends, which is why many of us don’t know what a normal amount is to have (or aim for). But thankfully, there’s an easy calculation to know the exact dollar amount you need to have on-hand in your checking account: It’s one or…
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