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How Do Banks Make Money?

Banks make money on the services they provide. They earn money by charging customers interest on various loans and through bank fees. As hubs for money and financial services, banks deal with lending money and keeping it secured for their customers, but how do banks make…
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Prepare for COVID Medical Bills This Year

Testing and vaccination for the coronavirus are free thanks to laws passed last year. Treatment isn’t, however, and may be about to get more expensive. A new vaccine is in production, millions of doses are being administered daily and President Joe Biden says there will be…
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BBVA Business Checking: 2021 Review

BBVA (formerly BBVA Compass) offers three small-business checking accounts: BBVA Business Connect Checking, BBVA Business Choice Checking and BBVA Business Premium Checking. The bank also offers an Interest on Lawyers Trust Account, or IOLTA, for attorneys who need to place…
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BB&T Business Checking: 2021 Review

BB&T offers three main business checking accounts that cater to small-business owners: Business Value 50, Business Value 200 and Business Value 500. The bank also offers specialized account options for nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses with…
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Student Borrower Protection Center Review: Student Loan Help

To help student loan borrowers avoid scams, NerdWallet is rounding up information on legitimate organizations student loan borrowers can look to, like this one.  Organization: Student Borrower Protection Center. Mission statement: Student Borrower Protection Center is a…
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American and Alaska Reveal Reciprocal Elite Upgrade Details

On March 31, Alaska Airlines joined the Oneworld Alliance — the alliance that American Airlines helped found in 1999. Now that Alaska is part of Oneworld, American and Alaska elite members are guaranteed elite benefits when flying on any Oneworld airline. However, Alaska…
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The Guide to SkyTeam Lounges

When you’re looking for a place to relax in the airport, lounges are always a welcome sight. The question is whether you will have access. Some airlines operate their own lounges and charge for membership, while others only permit passengers to enter based upon their elite…
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Adam Minsky, Student Loan Lawyer Review: Student Loan Help

To help student loan borrowers avoid scams, NerdWallet is rounding up information on legitimate sources of help, like this one. Legal representative: Adam S. Minsky, student loan law. Mission statement: Attorney Minsky is dedicated to helping student loan borrowers and their…
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Save on Supplies as Kids Go Back to School in Person

With many school districts slowly returning to at least some in-person education, parents are experiencing a delayed back-to-school shopping rush. School supply lists also contain new items, such as disinfectant wipes, headphones and masks. However, traditional…
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Navy Federal Business Checking: 2021 Review

Navy Federal Credit Union offers three business checking accounts: Business Checking, Business Plus Checking and Business Premium Checking. All three of these business accounts earn interest, include unlimited fee-free electronic transactions and place no cap on the amount…
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How the 2022 Delta Medallion Status Accelerator Works

Change is in the air as Delta has recently announced a slew of new options to its onboard service, unveiled new travel tools and confirmed that it would stop blocking middle seats as of May 1. However, Delta elites are likely most interested in Delta’s new Medallion elite…
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Bitcoin Wallet: How to Choose the Best for Your Cryptocurrency

Want to trade Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, but don’t know where to begin? One thing you’ll need is a cryptocurrency wallet. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions, and how to find the best cryptocurrency wallet for you. What is a cryptocurrency…
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How to Recession Proof Your Finances

After years of uncertainty and constant shifts within the economy, it’s always best to prepare for what you have the ability to control. Instead of allowing the world’s happenings to control your finances; take these necessary steps to give you financial security and…
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Take Some of the Mystery Out of Buying a House Sight Unseen

Last fall, when planning a move from North Carolina to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for a new job that would start in January, Andreza Conti Patara and her husband, Marcelo Patara, decided to buy a house. But the couple wanted to avoid air travel due to COVID-19, and buyers were…