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Put the Cap on Gas Prices: 6 Ways to Save at the Pump

When the price of oil spiked during the February deep freeze, I started using a gas price app and was amazed to find that the cost of fuel in my area varied by 70 cents a gallon. By purchasing the…
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Put the Cap on Gas Prices: 6 Ways to Save at the Pump

When the price of oil spiked during the February deep freeze, I started using a gas price app and was amazed to find that the cost of fuel in my area varied by 70 cents a gallon. By purchasing the cheapest gas, I could save $8.40 each…
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5 Sneaky Things COVID-19 Might Do to Your Tax Bill

Staying home for months on end has taken a toll on everyone, but it can also take a toll on your tax return. Here are five unexpected ways the pandemic could affect your taxes — and what tax pros say you can do about it. 1. Home…

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Put the Cap on Gas Prices: 6 Ways to Save at the Pump

When the price of oil spiked during the February deep freeze, I started using a gas price app and was amazed to find that the cost of fuel in my area varied by 70 cents a gallon. By purchasing the cheapest gas, I could save $8.40 each fillup and as much as $220 a…
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5 Sneaky Things COVID-19 Might Do to Your Tax Bill

Staying home for months on end has taken a toll on everyone, but it can also take a toll on your tax return. Here are five unexpected ways the pandemic could affect your taxes — and what tax pros say you can do about it. 1. Home office headaches You may already know that…
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Home Inspection in New Jersey: How It Works and What It Costs

Whether you’re considering buying a new construction home or a fixer-upper, it’s important to find out the condition of the house you want to purchase. This is where a home inspection comes in. Home inspections can save you thousands of dollars in future repair costs and…
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Credit Cards With Potentially Confusing Rewards Programs

There’s no shortage of rewards credit cards that offer enticing perks worth real money — potentially hundreds of dollars each year. But if the rewards program is complicated to navigate, it can be tough to get value out of your card. Instead of saving money, you’re…
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Unwelcome Tax Surprises May Await Those With Debt

Americans struggling with debt might get some additional unpleasant tax surprises this year: From needing to pay taxes on forgiven debt to seeing reduced deductions as a result of loans that are in forbearance, some taxpayers are poised to owe more than they might realize…
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Eager Buyers Are Skipping Home Inspections. Is It Too Risky?

Shopping for their first home in New Jersey, Alyse Storzieri and her boyfriend Robert Engel faced a tough market. So when they found a house they loved last June, the couple followed their real estate agent’s advice to make their offer stand out. They went over the asking…
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What Free College Might Actually Look Like

President Joe Biden proposed multiple “free college” measures while on the campaign trail. Do any of them have a real shot? Some experts think so. “The issue is bipartisan in its appeal, economically effective and supported by the leadership in today’s Congress and…
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What Is a Savings Bond?

A savings bond is a long-term investment with the rare ability to be a gift for a loved one, even a child. Let’s break down how they work. What is a savings bond? A savings bond is a loan to the U.S. government that’s issued by the U.S. Treasury. When you buy one, you…
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What Is a Diners Club Card?

A Diners Club card is like a regular charge card or credit card, with an emphasis on travel — not dining, oddly. The main difference is that, currently, an individual can’t become a new Diners Club cardholder in the United States. However, Diners Club continues to…
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One Way to Zap Credit Card Debt? Open Another Credit Card

It can seem completely counterintuitive, right? If credit cards are what got you into debt in the first place, why on earth would you go and apply for another one as you’re trying to tackle that debt? You could risk making things even worse. That certainly could happen.
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35 Monthly Challenges to Uplevel Your Lifestyle and Budget

It’s common to set financial and fitness goals at the start of each month as you look for ways to improve. You might want to drink more water, earn a promotion, or start a new side hustle for some extra income. However, trying out a new habit, or breaking an old one, can…
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Home Inspection in Connecticut: How It Works and What It Costs

Buying a home in the Nutmeg State? Before closing day, you’ll want to get a home inspection to give you a better idea of whether your new house comes with any significant problems. Here’s what you should know about getting a home inspection in Connecticut. What is a home…
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5 Things to Consider When Picking a College in the COVID-19 Era

Colleges have faced innumerable challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. And the way they’ve responded to those issues should influence how prospective students evaluate them. Online learning, strict campus rules and lingering economic concerns have left many students…
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If a Stranger Offers You Student Loan Forgiveness, Hang Up

Student loan scammers have a brand-new hook: “Biden student loan forgiveness” or “stimulus forgiveness.” Behind the pitch is the same old fraudster playbook, one that persuades federal student loan borrowers to pay for services they could get for free or to share…
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Disneyland Partially Reopens With $75 Tickets and No Rides

Most of the Disneyland Resort has been closed for nearly a year, but it’s set to reopen — sort of — in March through a new ticketed event dubbed “A Touch of Disney.” About A Touch of Disney What and when For $75, ticket holders will gain access to most of Disney…
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Is Uber Eats Pass Worth It?

While restaurant delivery services like Uber Eats were already around before COVID-19, the pandemic took delivery from something often reserved for pizza and Chinese food to virtually all restaurant types. If you’re a regular user of Uber Eats, you may be interested in a…
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The Hottest Marriott Hotels for Your Free Night Award

With over 8,000 Marriott properties around the world, you have plenty of choices for redeeming a Marriott free night award — but only a fraction stand out as the top picks for Marriott Bonvoy member redemptions. The in-the-know Bonvoy members who flock to these properties…
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