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4 Signs You’re About to Get a Tax Surprise

At tax time, it’s often hard to predict how much you’ll owe or receive in a tax refund without actually doing your taxes. But there are some telltale red flags that can mean an unwelcome tax…
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4 Signs You’re About to Get a Tax Surprise

At tax time, it’s often hard to predict how much you’ll owe or receive in a tax refund without actually doing your taxes. But there are some telltale red flags that can mean an unwelcome tax surprise is headed your way, tax pros…
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Capital One Business Checking: 2021 Review

Capital One business checking is a fit for small-business owners who are looking for comprehensive banking from a brick-and-mortar bank. Capital One offers two business checking accounts — Spark Business Basic Checking and Spark…

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4 Signs You’re About to Get a Tax Surprise

At tax time, it’s often hard to predict how much you’ll owe or receive in a tax refund without actually doing your taxes. But there are some telltale red flags that can mean an unwelcome tax surprise is headed your way, tax pros say. Here’s how to spot the signs —…
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Capital One Business Checking: 2021 Review

Capital One business checking is a fit for small-business owners who are looking for comprehensive banking from a brick-and-mortar bank. Capital One offers two business checking accounts — Spark Business Basic Checking and Spark Business Unlimited Checking. Both include…
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5 Things to Know About the Wells Fargo Cash Back College Card

Like college dorm room furniture, the Wells Fargo Cash Back College Card isn’t fancy, but it gets the job done: It offers solid rewards in line with other college credit cards, and it allows students to build their credit scores so they can upgrade to more rewarding cards…
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How to Maximize the Capital One Spark Miles for Business

The Capital One Spark Miles for Business offers unlimited miles on purchases, plus some potentially valuable travel benefits. Even so, it does come with an annual fee of $0 intro for the first year, then $95. This card could be a good option for business travel if your goal…
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Best Credit Cards to Get Free Room Upgrades

Free room upgrades are a great benefit of elite status in a hotel loyalty program. Road warriors can earn elite status by racking up lots of paid stays, but for the rest of us, there is an easier way. Many co-branded hotel credit cards offer automatic elite status, which can…
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Buying Homeowners Insurance? Ask These 4 Questions First

Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colors, but it’s a critical part of the homebuying process. Your homeowners insurance policy is a financial safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions to…
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How to Handle Vehicle Repossession

If you think your car could be repossessed, you might feel that you’ve reached the end of the road. But there may still be ways to avoid repossession or, barring that, lessen its damage. Here’s how repossession works: If you have missed several payments on your vehicle…
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5 Steps to Take If You Lose Your Passport

Your hotel room is all askew and your suitcase is turned inside out. Panic sets in as you realize your passport is gone. Losing your passport — or worse, having it stolen — is a nightmare scenario that can leave any traveler feeling helpless and wondering: How will I get…
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Habit Stacking: 5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Finances

We all have mini habits we do every day that go unnoticed. For example, brushing your teeth, making your bed, or paying your credit card bills. Even though they may seem small at first, these small habits could amount to way more than just reaching a simple goal. Making your…
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FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Which Is Better?

When it comes to affording a new home, you have a few types of home loans to choose from. Prospective homebuyers often compare the FHA vs. the conventional loan when researching loans. Each loan type has certain stereotypes associated with them, but we are here to give you…
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Smart Money Podcast: Buying Crypto and Dealing With Debt

Welcome to NerdWallet’s Smart Money podcast, where we answer your real-world money questions. This week’s episode starts with a discussion of what people need to know about cryptocurrency. Then we pivot to talking about the history of debt and debt forgiveness, along…
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Is the Capital One Spark Miles for Business Worth Its Annual Fee?

The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business makes it easy for business owners to earn and redeem travel rewards while also enjoying a range of other valuable perks. But it comes with an annual fee: $0 intro for the first year, then $95. Is it worth it? That depends on how…
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The Guide to Priority Pass Lounges at LAX

Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, is the second busiest U.S. airport by passenger traffic and the busiest on the West Coast, serving about 84.5 million passengers every year. With that many people passing through, you might be looking to escape the terminal’s…
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Unpacking the Myths of Investing in the Stock Market

This article provides information and education for investors. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks or securities. Why aren’t you investing? Maybe you grew up thinking the stock…
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What You Need to Open a Business Bank Account

Whether you plan to open a business bank account in person or online, you’ll need to provide basic details about yourself, your business and any additional business owners. You’ll also need a government-issued ID and legal business documentation. Here’s a breakdown of…
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5 Ways to Stick to Your Financial Goals in 2021

You might have already identified your financial goals to start in 2021, but a couple weeks into the New Year, how you’re going to stick to your financial goals is probably already creeping into your thoughts. It is a sad truth that many New Year’s resolutions fade…
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Southwest’s A-List and Companion Pass Easier to Earn in 2021

Good news for Southwest Rapid Rewards members — and especially those who earned a Companion Pass in 2019 — was released today: A Companion Pass extension is now in effect. Plus, Southwest announced new ways that Rapid Rewards members can earn status as an A-List, A-List…
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Want to Buy Pfizer Stock? Here’s What You Should Know

This article provides information and education for investors. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks or securities. Pfizer isn’t new to the limelight. The company’s stock is…
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