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States where high schoolers are least likely to graduate

By: Ellen Dewittmichaeljung // ShutterstockStates where high schoolers are least likely to graduate High school isn’t all football games, homecoming dances, and cafeteria hangouts with friends. For many students, it’s a... More>>

Can I Inherit Debt?

When someone passes away leaving debts behind, you might be wondering if you have any personal liability to pay them. If you have aging parents, for instance, you may be worried about having to assume responsibility for... More>>

Best Places for Women Entrepreneurs – 2020 Edition

While women have certainly made strides in many areas of the business world, when it comes to entrepreneurship, a significant gender gap remains. Around 10.2% of women between ages 18 and 64 are new entrepreneurs, a rate... More>>

Student Loan Interest Freeze Extended But You Should Prepare for Repayment Now

The current federal student loan freeze, a lifeline pausing repayments interest-free for millions of borrowers in the wake of the pandemic, is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. While it’s possible the payment suspension and... More>>

Provident Bank Review: Checking, Savings, CD and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Provident Bank’s checking account options Provident Bank’s savings account options Provident Bank’s CD rates Provident Bank’s IRA options Overall review of Provident Bank’s banking products... More>>

Review of Live Oak Banks Deposit Rates

In this review, we’ll cover: Savings account options CD rates Live Oak Bank’s savings account When it comes to the savings accounts with the highest interest rates, Live Oak Bank is up there with the best. Minimum opening... More>>

UFB Direct Reviews: Savings, Money Market and Checking Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Savings accounts Money market account Checking account Overall review of UFB Direct’s banking products UFB Direct savings account UFB High-Yield Savings UFB Direct’s High-Yield Savings... More>>

Review: The Aspiration Account

The APY has one of the highest rates in the country. If you move both your checking account and savings account into an Aspiration Account, you would be able to earn a high interest rate on your money while avoiding the... More>>

Review of Barclays Online Savings and CDs

In this review, we’ll cover: Barclays Online Savings account Barclays Online CD rates Overall review of Barclays’ banking products Barclays Online Savings account Barclays’ Online Savings account offers a great... More>>

First National Bank of America Review: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: First National Bank of America’s checking account First National Bank of America’s savings account option First National Bank of America’s CD rates First National Bank of America’s money market... More>>

An In-Depth Review of Ally Banks Rates

In this review we’ll cover: Ally Bank CD Rates Ally Bank Checking and Savings Rates Ally Bank Money Market Account Rates Ally Bank IRA CD Rates Ally Bank CD Rates Ally Bank’s CD features three products: the High Yield CD,... More>>

First Internet Bank Review: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: First Internet Bank’s checking account options First Internet Bank’s savings account options First Internet Bank’s CD rates First Internet Bank’s money market account options First... More>>

Editors Choice: Best Checking Accounts for December 2020

The best checking accounts can provide a competitive interest rate, ATM fee reimbursements and even cashback rewards. If your current account doesn’t offer any of these features, it may be time to switch. Why Trust Us? At... More>>

The Best 6-Year CD Rates in 2020

If you want to earn the highest CD rates, you generally need to invest in a longer-term CD. When the bank or credit union gets to keep your money for an extended period of time, it rewards you with higher interest rates.... More>>

Citizens Bank Review: CDs, Checking, Savings, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Citizens Bank CD Rates Citizens Bank checking account options Citizens Bank savings account options Citizens Bank money market account options Citizens Bank IRA options Overall review of... More>>

Zions Bank Review: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market, and IRA accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Zions Bank’s checking account options Zions Bank’s savings account options Zions Bank’s CD account options Zions Bank’s money market account options Zions Bank’s IRA account options Overall... More>>

American Express® High Yield Savings Account Review: A Solid Choice for Online Banking

In this review, we’ll cover: What you need to know about the American Express savings account American Express CD Rates Overall Review of the American Express High Yield Savings Account and CDs What you need to know... More>>

Best Cashback Sign-Up Bonus Offers of December 2020

Searching for the best cashback sign-up bonus deals? Look no further. MagnifyMoney has compiled the best cashback card deals right here. Take, for example, someone who spends approximately $1,800 per month during a... More>>

Best Cash Back Cards for Grocery Shopping in December 2020

  Shopping for groceries can be a mundane experience. There are numerous aisles, thousands of items and long checkout lines to contend with. Then there’s one more blow: watching the dollars add up at the register. But... More>>

LendingTree Finds Americas Most Expensive Small Towns Have Pricier Housing Than 50 Largest U.S. Cities

The town and country lifestyle is often depicted as simple, idyllic and inexpensive when compared with big-city living, especially when it comes to housing costs. But is this stereotype accurate? To take a look at how... More>>

KeyBank Reviews: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover all that KeyBank has to offer: KeyBank checking account options KeyBank savings account options KeyBank CD rates KeyBank money market account options KeyBank IRA options Overall review of... More>>

Marcus by Goldman Sachs Review: GS Bank Takes on Online Savings, CDs, and Personal Loans

In this review, we’ll cover: Marcus by Goldman Sachs savings account Marcus by Goldman Sachs CD rates Marcus by Goldman Sachs Personal Loan Overall review of Goldman Sachs banking products Marcus by Goldman Sachs... More>>

Best Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus For December 2020

Lured into applying for a new rewards credit card with a generous sign-up bonus? Make sure you’re making the right choice. Typical sign-up bonuses require you to spend a given amount (usually ranging from $500 –... More>>

Americans Are Starting Businesses at a Record Pace, but Are They Good Businesses?

The number of business owners applying for employer identification numbers in 2020 surpassed the previous year’s total by mid-October. But data on high-propensity business applications — meaning a higher likelihood of the... More>>

Best Small Business Credit Cards in December 2020

Small business credit cards not only make it easier to separate personal and business finances, they offer business owners advantages they may not need or be able to get with a personal credit card. However, you might find... More>>

View Your Free FICO Score for all 3 Credit Bureaus

There are lots of free credit scores floating around, but most of them are not the true FICO® score that lenders subscribe to and use as part of their decision. However FICO® is working to change that by allowing banks and... More>>

The Best Kasasa Checking Accounts in 2020

A Kasasa checking account is a special type of banking product that is only available at certain credit unions and community banks. Kasasa checking accounts are free and offer various rewards, such as cash back or online... More>>

Best Travel Credit Cards December 2020

  Looking over the sheer number of travel credit cards available is enough to overwhelm anyone. With so many cards offering points, miles or cash back, what should you look for in a new travel rewards credit card?... More>>

FNBO Direct Review of Savings, Checking, and CD Rates

In this article, we’ll cover: FNBO Direct’s checking account options FNBO Direct’s savings account options FNBO Direct’s CD rates Overall review of FNBO Direct’s banking products FNBO Direct’s checking account options... More>>

Best Credit Cards for Fair Credit December 2020

If your credit score is between 580 and 669, you have fair credit, which is just one step above poor credit. But having fair credit doesn’t mean you’re ineligible for great credit cards. We’ve rounded up the top credit... More>>

27 Best Money Saving Apps for 2020 and Beyond ($$$)

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National Bank of Arizona Review: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: National Bank of Arizona’s checking account options National Bank of Arizona’s savings account options National Bank of Arizona’s CD rates National Bank of Arizona’s money market account option... More>>

Review of Northwest Banks Deposit Rates

Northwest Bank — owned by Northwest Bancshares — offers a range of personal banking products and services including loans, checking accounts, savings account, trust services, investment services and insurance.... More>>

Huntington Bank Reviews: Checking, Savings, CD, and Money Market Rates

In this article, we’ll cover: Huntington Bank’s checking account options Huntington Bank’s savings account options Huntington Bank’s CD rates Huntington Bank’s money market account options Overall... More>>

Credit Cards: Find the Best Credit Card Offers & Deals December 2020

The best credit cards can help you earn $2-$5 or more for every $100 you spend – an easy way to make hundreds or even thousands a year. When done properly, low-rate credit cards are also the cheapest way to borrow.... More>>

10 Great Free Checking Accounts

The humble checking account may not offer rewards, cash back or many of the other perks offered by ritzy credit cards, but it remains the cornerstone of your financial life. Nobody likes paying monthly maintenance fees, so... More>>

Axiom Bank Review: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Axiom Bank’s checking account options Axiom Bank’s savings account option Axiom Bank’s CD rates Axiom Bank’s money market account option Axiom Bank’s IRA account options Axiom Bank’s checking... More>>

PNC Bank Reviews: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market, and IRA Rates

It’s important to note that PNC Bank charges different rates—or annual percentage yields (APYs)—across the country. To keep things consistent for comparison purposes, we present the rates closest to the bank’s headquarters... More>>

Luther Burbank Savings Reviews of Checking, CD, Money Market, and IRA Rates

In this article, we’ll cover: Checking account options at Luther Burbank Savings CD rates at Luther Burbank Savings Money market account options at Luther Burbank Savings IRA account options at Luther Burbank Savings... More>>

The Top 5 Second Chance Bank Accounts

Some banks don’t like giving second chances to customers who have less-than-stellar financial histories, especially since it could expose them to expensive risks. A record of bounced checks or debit card overdrafts could... More>>

CIT Bank Review: Savings and CD Rates

In this review, we’ll cover: CIT Bank’s savings accounts CIT Bank’s checking account CIT Bank’s CD rates CIT Bank Savings Builder This account rewards you with a high APY if you make monthly deposits of $100 or more... More>>

Review of VirtualBank CD Rates and Money Market Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: VirtualBank CD rates VirtualBank’s money market account options eMoney Market Jumbo eMoney Market Overall Review VirtualBank CD rates VirtualBank offers guaranteed returns on its CDs, but... More>>

Build Your Credit Score: 6 Secured Cards With No Annual Fees December 2020

Secured cards are a great way to build or improve credit. When you open a secured card, you submit a security deposit that typically becomes your credit limit. This deposit acts as collateral if you default on your... More>>

Justice Federal Credit Union Reviews: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Justice Federal Credit Union’s checking account options Justice Federal Credit Union’s savings account options Justice Federal Credit Union’s CD rates Justice Federal Credit Union’s money... More>>

Review of USAA CD Rates

Founded and based in San Antonio, USAA is an FDIC-insured bank, insurance and financial services company that serves current and former military members and their families. Started by 25 U.S. Army officers, USAA has since... More>>

BBVA Review of Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

In this article, we’ll cover: BBVA checking account options BBVA savings account options BBVA CD rates BBVA money market account BBVA IRA account options Overall review of BBVA banking products BBVA checking account... More>>

Best Student Credit Cards December 2020

Getting a credit card while you’re in college can set you up for financial success, provided you avoid racking up unnecessary charges. If you are over 18 and have a steady income, applying for a card now will kick start... More>>

Synchrony Bank Review: CD, Savings Account, Money Market, and IRA Rates

In this review, we’ll cover: Synchrony Bank CD rates Synchrony Bank high yield savings account Synchrony Bank money market account Synchrony Bank IRA CD rates Synchrony Bank IRA money market account Overall review of... More>>

Where to Get the Best Personal Loan Rates Online

Updated January 01, 2020 If you want a to pay off a credit card or consolidate debt, a personal loan is going to be one of your best options. A personal loan with a set payoff period a few years from now has some of these... More>>

Bangor Savings Bank Review: Checking, Savings, CD and Money Market Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: Bangor Savings Bank’s checking account options Bangor Savings Bank’s savings account options Bangor Savings Bank’s CD rates Bangor Savings Bank’s money market account options Overall review of... More>>

TD Bank Review: Savings, Checking, CD, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

Here’s more information about TD Bank’s deposit accounts: In this review, we’ll cover: TD Bank Savings Accounts TD Bank Checking Accounts TD Bank CD Rates TD Bank IRA Accounts TD Bank Money Market Accounts TD Bank Savings... More>>

What Is a Cash Management Account?

Actions have consequences. Staying up too late will turn you into a zombie at work the next morning, eating ice cream for breakfast will force you to buy new jeans — and placing your money in a conventional checking or... More>>

SunTrust Bank Reviews Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

In this review, we’ll cover: SunTrust Checking Account Options SunTrust Savings Account Options SunTrust CD Rates SunTrust Money Market Rates SunTrust IRA Rates Overall Review of SunTrust Bank SunTrust Checking... More>>

Kinecta Federal Credit Union Reviews: Checking, Savings, CD, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

In this review, we will go over the following: Kinecta Federal Credit Union’s checking account options Kinecta Federal Credit Union’s savings account Kinecta Federal Credit Union’s CD rates Kinecta... More>>

The Best Credit Union CD Rates in December 2020

Certificates of deposit (CDs) are a great way to safely store your savings at a financial institution, as they offer a guaranteed rate of return, and CD rates tend to be higher than those on traditional savings accounts.... More>>

Top Checking Accounts for College Grads

For many college students, their default banking option while in school is a student checking account, which is typically free. Unfortunately, when you graduate you lose those benefits. Many student checking accounts will... More>>

7 Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Dining Out in December 2020

If you’re someone who frequently dines out, cashback cards that reward you for it are a great way to put money back in your pocket. Cashback cards for dining can earn you rewards for purchases made through restaurants,... More>>

The Best Health Savings Accounts in 2020

So, you need to choose a health savings account (HSA) to go along with your new health insurance plan. There are plenty of options out there, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. The best savings accounts help you save money... More>>

Dollar Savings Direct Review

In this review, we’ll cover: How to open a Dollar Savings Account™ How to fund the account How to access your money Why the Dollar Savings Account may not be the best choice Competitors to consider The bottom line Opening... More>>

Review of SFGI Directs Savings Account

In this article, we’ll cover: SFGI Direct’s savings account Overall review of SFGI Direct’s savings account SFGI Direct’s savings account [SFGIDirectSavings]SFGI Direct Savings[/SFGIDirectSavings] Offers one of the highest... More>>

Best Credit Cards for Good Credit December 2020

If you’re someone with a good credit score you should be able to qualify for a variety of credit cards. A “good” credit score falls between the range of 670 to 739, according to credit bureau Equifax.... More>>

How to Get Rid of Student Loans Fast and Legally Through Service

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

How to Get or Refinance New Jersey Student Loans

From Rutgers to Princeton, from Seton Hall to the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey is full of highly sought-after colleges and universities. In fact, more than 242,000 undergraduates attended college full time... More>>

How to Make a Cash Deposit Including at an Online Bank

Trying to figure out where and how to deposit your cash into a bank account? There are several ways you can do this: You can go to your local bank branch, make a deposit via an ATM or even convert your cash into a money... More>>

Money Order vs. Cashiers Check: Whats the Difference?

When comparing a money order versus a cashier’s check, the main differences are the maximum amount allowed for purchase, the associated fees and the locations at which they are available. While both money orders and... More>>

Can I Use My Student Loans to Pay Off Debt, Credit Cards?

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. This includes an interest-free automatic pause to... More>>

When Should You Pay Your Student Loans Each Month?

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

7 Ways to Get Student Loan Counseling for Free or Almost Free

Why seek student loan counseling? Because it can help you analyze your financial situation and offer personalized student loan advice. But you don’t have to pay big bucks for a loan counselor. We’ve rounded seven... More>>

Are Student Loans Bad or Good Debt? Heres What You Need to Know

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

Student Loan Deferment and Forbearance: How to Pause Your Payments

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

Five Fun Financial Facts: Thanksgiving - #5 of 5

Gonna fry that bird? The National Fire Prevention Association warns that deep fryer fires cause more than $15 million in property damage, the destruction of 900 homes, 60 injuries and five deaths every year. Enjoy a safe... More>>

Famous consumer brands that no longer exist

By: Liz Barrett FosterAlex Millauer // ShutterstockFamous consumer brands that no longer exist Starting a business is fun. It’s the American dream. It’s why more than 400,000 small businesses were added to America’s 30... More>>

What Is a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC)?

A qualified longevity annuity contract, or QLAC, is a type of annuity contract that you can use to create an additional stream of income in retirement. This type of annuity can offer guaranteed monthly payments beginning... More>>

How to Write Your Financial Aid Appeal Letter

When you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you should receive written notification from your school of choice explaining how much aid you qualify for and what type. A financial aid appeal... More>>

Understanding Form CRS

When working with a financial advisor, it’s important to understand what services they provide and how they’re compensated. Reviewing your advisor’s Form CRS, also known as a client or customer relationship summary, is a... More>>

Tax-Loss Harvesting: What It Is and How to Use It for Your Portfolio

Tax-loss harvesting can help investors maintain a tax-efficient portfolio by using capital losses to offset capital gains. This strategy is designed to take some of the sting out of selling securities — whether it be... More>>

How to Decide If Student Loan Deferment Is Right for You

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. This includes an interest-free automatic pause to... More>>

Nelnet Student Loans: 5 Features to Know About

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

What to Do If Youre Unemployed After Graduation

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How Much Should I Pay On My Student Loan Payment? Experts Weigh In

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

50 Fascinating facts about the automotive industry

By: John HarringtonHeritage Images // Getty Images50 fascinating facts about the automotive industry Few industries have had a more transformative impact on society than the automobile industry. Since it first challenged... More>>

Biweekly Student Loan Payments Help You Pay Debt Off Faster

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

How the Big Five Personality Test Can Help You Find a Career

If you’re ready for a new career, the Big Five personality test could help. This test reveals your “Big Five” personality traits to give you a deeper understanding of your skills and interests. Once you know your results,... More>>

Shared Harvest Fund and Other Groups Where You Can Volunteer to Pay off Student Loans

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

EFC and FAFSA Problems: When Your Parents Cant Help Pay for College

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

How to Save for Kids College With Multiple Children

Learning how to save for college for one kid is tough — add siblings to the mix and it becomes almost impossible. Follow these steps to help your kids afford college. More>>

The Best (and Worst) Ways to Leverage Equity in Your Home

One of the many perks of homeownership is seeing a boost in your home’s value when the housing market is performing in your favor. Not only can you increase your profit once you sell your home, but you have an appreciating... More>>

Financial Advisor for Athletes Keep Them in the Game – Financial Planning for Professional Athletes

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5 Well-Paying Careers for People Who Love the Outdoors

Would you love a job that lets you spend most of your time outside instead of sitting behind a desk? Fortunately, there are opportunities to earn a good salary while enjoying the sunshine. Here are five great careers for... More>>

Tips For Paying Off $200K in Student Loans Without Losing Your Mind

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Do You Qualify and Is It Right For You?

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

Expert Financial Tips Every Freelancer Should Never Forget

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Fairway Mortgage Arizona

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Your Best Ways as Parents to Pay Off Student Loans, With or Without Making Payments

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus... More>>

The Dark Side of Employer Student Loan Repayment Programs

More and more companies are offering employer student loan repayment programs to help employees pay off their student loans. This benefit gives employers leverage to attract and retain talented workers, and it helps new... More>>

How Does the Federal Loan Interest Subsidy Work?

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How to Fill Out a W-4 Form and Keep More Money for Your Paycheck

Find out how to complete your W-4 form to avoid problems at tax time and ensure you get the most from your paycheck. More>>

4 Reasons I Refuse to Pay Off My Student Loans Early

This report was originally published September 30, 2016. While the standard financial advice is to pay off debt as quickly as possible, I believe there are both pros and cons to paying off student loans early. For me, the... More>>

3 Of the Biggest Student Loan Scams, According to Snopes

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15 Worst College Majors for Making Money

We like the idea of following a passion and making money. However, it’s important to take into account whether you’re able to support yourself with a college major and whether you’ll even be able to find work.... More>>

6 Of the Best Browser Coupon Extensions to Help Save You Money

If you’re not using a promo code extension on your browser when you shop online, you could be missing out on valuable discounts and cash back. The best coupon extensions automatically find discounts or rebates on your... More>>

Charged for a Coronavirus Test? How To Negotiate Your Medical Bill

The coronavirus pandemic is burdening our health care system. Many hospitals are reaching capacity, and medical professionals of all specialties are being transferred to the intensive care unit to care for COVID-19... More>>

8 Tax-Free Investments You Can Add To Your Portfolio

Investing is a key component to building wealth, though certain types of investments are much more tax-favorable than others. And there are a number of investments that aren’t subject to taxes at all, and even more that,... More>>

Checking Account Fees: How Much They Are and How You Can Avoid Them

Checking account fees can really add up if you’re not paying attention. Common charges include monthly maintenance, overdraft and ATM fees. However, there is good news: Not all checking accounts are created equal. There... More>>

What Are ETFs And How Can They Help My Portfolio?

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Why you should be investing in Asia

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LendKey Student Loans Review: Choice of Multiple Refinancing, New Loan Offers

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The Differences Between Active vs. Passive Investing

When it comes to investing, there are two broad approaches: active vs. passive. An active investor is looking to buy and sell investments in order to earn a higher return than the market average. A passive investor does... More>>

Doing Business with City Government: Strategy for Presenting Your Value Proposition

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Should I Get a Prenup? What to Know About If a Prenup Is a Good Investment Strategy

A prenuptial agreement — which details how you’ll divide money and property if you get divorced or one spouse dies — can be an important financial move before entering into marriage. In general, young couples without... More>>

What Everybody Ought To Know About Disability Insurance

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What to Know About Paying A Personal Loan Off Early

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Personal Loans to Start a New Business

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What Is a Cash Management Account?

When opening a brokerage account, you may also be given the option of opening a cash management account. Cash management accounts share some of the same features as checking accounts but they’re not traditional bank... More>>

What Is a Simple Will and How Do You Make One?

Creating a will is one of the most basic elements of estate planning. There are different types of wills you can choose from, including a simple will. Simple or basic wills let you spell out how you want your assets... More>>

How the minimum wage has changed in your state

By: Stacey MarcusCanvaHow the minimum wage has changed in your state When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standard Act into law in 1938, the federal minimum wage was 25 cents an hour. Fast forward 80... More>>

45 Facts about small businesses in America

By: Joni SweetKayWalker // Shutterstock45 facts about small businesses in America Small businesses accounted for a whopping 99.9% of companies in the U.S. in 2019, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).... More>>

5 Of the Cheapest Grocery Delivery Services (Actually Worth Ordering From)

Whether the coronavirus pandemic increased your supermarket bills or not, you might be wondering about the cheapest grocery delivery options are. Fortunately, doing your grocery shopping online and having your purchases... More>>

How to Live on Half Your Income (and Save the Other Half)

This report was originally published Sept. 15, 2016. If you’re committed to saving money, you could try an extreme strategy: choosing to live on half your income. While saving half your salary requires a lot of willpower,... More>>

Busting 10 Myths as Student Loan Forgiveness Is Debated

With nearly 45 million Americans holding student loan debt and an incoming White House administration that has voiced support for borrower assistance, it’s no wonder that student loan forgiveness is prominent in the news.... More>>

How to Handle a Late Student Loan Payment

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These Are the Different Types of Bankruptcies

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THESE ARE THE SIGNS YOU SHOULD FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY

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Nelnet Bank Student Loan Refinancing Review: Familiar Name, New Offerings

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States with the fastest-growing rents

By: Joni SweetCanvaStates with the fastest-growing rents Since the start of the 21st century, the cost of rent has skyrocketed across America. Every state in the nation has seen a spike in the cost of apartments and other... More>>

The Differences Between Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Lebanon Missouri

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What Is a Joint Will, and How Does It Work?

A joint will is a will two people, typically spouses, create to handle the distribution of their assets once they pass away. Joint wills can simplify the will-making process to a degree, but they can sometimes result in... More>>

How Much Do Cremation Services Cost?

When planning a funeral for a loved one, or for yourself, cremation may be presented as an alternative to burial. In terms of the expense involved, the average cremation cost can range from $1,500 to as much as $6,000. The... More>>

Does a Prenup Protect My Future Assets?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that couples contemplating marriage use to lay out financial and other obligations that would come into play in the event of divorce or the death of one of the partners. Prenups... More>>

5 Convenient Roommate Bill-Splitting Apps

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