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More Tax Refund Checks in 2022: These States Are Sending out Payments This Week

More Tax Refund Checks in 2022: These States Are Sending out Payments This Week

Coloradans are getting rebate checks for up to $1,500 this week. Your state might be issuing payments, as well.

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Worried About a Recession? Don't Wait to Make These 8 Money Moves

Worried About a Recession? Don't Wait to Make These 8 Money Moves

Help safeguard your finances ahead of more challenging times.

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Someone Stole Cameo CEO's Bored Ape NFT and Sold It for $130,000

Someone Stole Cameo CEO's Bored Ape NFT and Sold It for $130,000

Cameo co-founder Steven Galanis said his Apple iCloud was compromised, leading to a big loss.

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Looking for Cheaper Gas Prices? Try One of These Membership Programs First

Looking for Cheaper Gas Prices? Try One of These Membership Programs First

Prices at the pumps are a little scary right now, but here's how you can make fuel a little more affordable.

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Best Business Card Printing Deals: Free Sample Packs, 25% Off Orders and More

Best Business Card Printing Deals: Free Sample Packs, 25% Off Orders and More

With things opening back up for in-person transactions, it's time to polish up your business cards with updated info and a fresh look. Here's how to do it for less.

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Our Favorite Amazon Shopping Tip: The 'Secret' Online Store With Major Discounts

Our Favorite Amazon Shopping Tip: The 'Secret' Online Store With Major Discounts

This shopping hack can help you save up to 70% or more on Amazon, even if you don't have a Prime membership.

Save an extra 5% at over 150 stores with the Slide cash-back app

Save an extra 5% at over 150 stores with the Slide cash-back app

It's like free money. This new twist on the old cash-back model can yield added savings on many purchases.

I tried these TikTok money-saving tips. Here's what happened

I tried these TikTok money-saving tips. Here's what happened

There's some useful advice floating around TikTok, but also some shady practices.

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This Trick Helps Make Sure That Free Trial Really Ends Up Being Free

This Trick Helps Make Sure That Free Trial Really Ends Up Being Free

If you're not using a prepaid debit card or virtual card when you sign up for a free trial, it could cost you.

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How Much Are American Express Membership Rewards Points Worth in August 2022?

How Much Are American Express Membership Rewards Points Worth in August 2022?

Many Amex cards reward you with a branded currency that can be redeemed for statement credits, travel and more.

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Can't Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month? Here Are Some Options

Can't Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month? Here Are Some Options

Missing credit card payments can damage your credit score. Learn what to do when you can't pay on time.

Best Credit Cards for Back-to-School Shopping in August 2022

Best Credit Cards for Back-to-School Shopping in August 2022

From backpacks to a new wardrobe to furnishing a dorm room, these are the best credit cards to save money on your school supplies.

Best Credit Cards for People With No Credit in August 2022

Best Credit Cards for People With No Credit in August 2022

You don't need to have a credit history to get approved for these credit cards.

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Homeowners Seek HELOC Loans to Unlock Equity, As the Fed Hikes Interest Rates

Homeowners Seek HELOC Loans to Unlock Equity, As the Fed Hikes Interest Rates

With refinancing becoming increasingly expensive, some experts think 2022 could be a record year for HELOCs.

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Today's Mortgage Rates for Aug. 8, 2022: Rates Increase

Today's Mortgage Rates for Aug. 8, 2022: Rates Increase

Today a few important mortgage rates ticked up. As interest rates surge, it's getting more expensive to buy a house.

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Current Mortgage Rates for Aug. 3, 2022: Rates Keep Decreasing

Current Mortgage Rates for Aug. 3, 2022: Rates Keep Decreasing

Today some notable mortgage rates ticked downward again.

Mortgage Rates on Aug. 4, 2022: Fixed Rates Decline

Mortgage Rates on Aug. 4, 2022: Fixed Rates Decline

If you're in the market for a mortgage, see how your payments might be affected by interest rate hikes.

Mortgage Refinance Rates for Aug. 8, 2022: Rates Move Up

Mortgage Refinance Rates for Aug. 8, 2022: Rates Move Up

Several important refinance rates ticked up today. Though refinance rates change daily, experts expect rates to climb this year.

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Best Pet Insurance Companies for August 2022

Best Pet Insurance Companies for August 2022

Ease the worry of unexpected vet bills with pet insurance for your furry companions.

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Allstate Car Insurance Review for August 2022

Allstate Car Insurance Review for August 2022

Allstate comes with great car insurance options. Just mind the price tag.

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State Farm Car Insurance Review for August 2022

State Farm Car Insurance Review for August 2022

State Farm's customers are satisfied, but how do its auto insurance policies stack up? We find out here.

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in August 2022?

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in August 2022?

How much you pay for coverage depends on your particular situation. Here's a big picture look at prices today.

Bundling policies: One way to save money on home and auto insurance

Bundling policies: One way to save money on home and auto insurance

Streamline your way toward savings.

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Student Loan Payments Restart in 4 Weeks: Is Another Extension Coming?

Student Loan Payments Restart in 4 Weeks: Is Another Extension Coming?

Lenders expect another extension of the student loan payment pause, but there's been no official announcement from the White House yet.

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Scammers Are Using Google Ads to Target Students Seeking Loan Relief

Scammers Are Using Google Ads to Target Students Seeking Loan Relief

A watchdog organization finds that more than a 10th of loan service reduction ads on Google might be bogus.

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Best Car Loans and Lenders for August 2022

Best Car Loans and Lenders for August 2022

Buying a new or used car can be expensive. These car loans can help.

If Your Student Loan Debt Is Forgiven, What Happens to Your Credit Score? Here's What to Know

If Your Student Loan Debt Is Forgiven, What Happens to Your Credit Score? Here's What to Know

How having your student debt canceled could change the way the major credit bureaus view your credit worthiness.

Everything you need to know about payday loans

Everything you need to know about payday loans

Sure, it's easy money. But these predatory loans are usually more trouble than they're worth.

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Someone Stole Cameo CEO's Bored Ape NFT and Sold It for $130,000

Someone Stole Cameo CEO's Bored Ape NFT and Sold It for $130,000

Cameo co-founder Steven Galanis said his Apple iCloud was compromised, leading to a big loss.

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Best Bitcoin and Crypto Wallets for August 2022

Best Bitcoin and Crypto Wallets for August 2022

Your crypto wallet holds the keys to your coins and tokens, and it's how you'll buy and sell crypto. Find our top picks for cold and hot crypto wallets.

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Is the Crypto Market Bouncing Back? Here's What You Need to Know

Is the Crypto Market Bouncing Back? Here's What You Need to Know

Despite some recent wins, crypto winter has yet to thaw.

Blockchain-Backed Aid Groups Could Be the Future of Philanthropy

Blockchain-Backed Aid Groups Could Be the Future of Philanthropy

Impact DAOs like Gitcoin aim to correct what they see as the institutional underfunding of public initiatives and causes.

Holding Bitcoin? Here's How to Keep Your Crypto Safe

Holding Bitcoin? Here's How to Keep Your Crypto Safe

Everything you need to know about hot wallets, cold storage and seed phrases.

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Worried About a Recession? Don't Wait to Make These 8 Money Moves

Worried About a Recession? Don't Wait to Make These 8 Money Moves

Help safeguard your finances ahead of more challenging times.

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Are We in a Recession? Here's What You Should Know About Layoffs, Debt and Investing

Are We in a Recession? Here's What You Should Know About Layoffs, Debt and Investing

Here's a little advice to keep in mind during a shaky economy.

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Fed Interest Rate Hike: What the 0.75 Percentage Point Increase Actually Means

Fed Interest Rate Hike: What the 0.75 Percentage Point Increase Actually Means

Rates are going up while inflation remains high. Here's what you need to know.

Inflation, Mortgage Rates, Unemployment: Here's What History Tells Us About Today's Economy

Inflation, Mortgage Rates, Unemployment: Here's What History Tells Us About Today's Economy

As economic indicators flag and consumers despair, learn how today's economy compares with troubles in the past.

I Bonds: Are They the Best Way to Save During Inflation? It Depends

I Bonds: Are They the Best Way to Save During Inflation? It Depends

I bonds are popular, low-risk investments with a high rate of return, but they might not be suitable for everyone.

Investing

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Tesla Will Be the Latest Big Company to Split Its Stock

Tesla Will Be the Latest Big Company to Split Its Stock

Tesla will complete its 3-for-1 stock split Aug. 24, after Google and GameStop underwent stock splits in July.

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Tesla Stock Split to Occur Aug. 24 After Shareholders Approve Plan

Tesla Stock Split to Occur Aug. 24 After Shareholders Approve Plan

Shares will trade at the split-adjusted price the day after the 3-for-1 stock split.

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Investing Is Tricky in a Bear Market: 5 Tips to Help New Investors Get Started

Investing Is Tricky in a Bear Market: 5 Tips to Help New Investors Get Started

A smart investment strategy can help you hedge against inflation and secure your future.

Best Robo-Advisors for Investing for August 2022

Best Robo-Advisors for Investing for August 2022

Free up your time by letting robo-advisors invest for you.

GameStop Stock Splits on Thursday: What Investors Should Know

GameStop Stock Splits on Thursday: What Investors Should Know

If you buy shares before market close today, they will be eligible for the split.

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More Tax Refund Checks in 2022: These States Are Sending out Payments This Week

More Tax Refund Checks in 2022: These States Are Sending out Payments This Week

Coloradans are getting rebate checks for up to $1,500 this week. Your state might be issuing payments, as well.

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Child Tax Credit in 2022: See if You'll Be Paid $750 From Your State

Child Tax Credit in 2022: See if You'll Be Paid $750 From Your State

Do you live in one of 16 states sending additional child tax credit relief? If so, you could qualify for more money.

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No Sales Tax This Weekend: Which States Are Pausing Taxes for Back-to-School Shopping?

No Sales Tax This Weekend: Which States Are Pausing Taxes for Back-to-School Shopping?

States are holding "sales tax holidays" to counter inflation. Find out if your state is dropping its sales tax this weekend.

California's Middle-Class Tax Refund: Do You Qualify for a Check?

California's Middle-Class Tax Refund: Do You Qualify for a Check?

Some 23 million taxpayers are eligible for up to $1,050 in inflation relief payments.

Still Waiting on Your Refund? Now the IRS Owes You More Money

Still Waiting on Your Refund? Now the IRS Owes You More Money

If you filed your tax return on time and still haven't gotten your refund, at least it's earning interest.

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