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Chase Teams Up With Air Canada for 2021 Credit Card Partnership

This week, Chase and Air Canada announced a new partnership set to launch in late 2021. At that point, Air Canada’s reward program, Aeroplan, will launch a branded credit card through Chase. The new Mastercard credit card is expected to give U.S.-based travelers an…
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11 Best Moving Tips for an Easier, Cheaper Move

No matter how amazing the destination, most folks dread moving day — and that’s putting it mildly. But while some stress and expense is unavoidable, your upcoming move truly doesn’t have to be awful. These simple moving tips will help get you and all your belongings to…
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More Millennials Are Using Up End-of-Year Vacation Time

The majority of Americans typically don’t use all their paid time off. That’s been a worrying trend in past years that could lead to potential burnout or resentment as employees don’t take full advantage of compensation they’re entitled to. But in a year where people…
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Underrated Reasons Why You Need a Citi Premier Card

The Citi Premier® Card offers a lucrative sign-up bonus and a low annual fee while letting you earn Citi’s transferable currency, ThankYou points. Despite some changes earlier this year that made this card less valuable for travelers, there remain some underrated benefits…
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How to Give Stock as a Gift (And Why Tax Pros Like The Idea)

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. What’s a gift that’s more thoughtful than a stack of cash…
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How to Include Some Guilt-Free Spending in Your Budget

With so many of us dealing with the coronavirus pandemic (plus the financial fallout from it) and spending more time at home this year, there’s a very good chance your family budget looks different. Our own budget had some big adjustments (transportation costs went down to…
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Calibrate Your Emergency Fund to a Crisis-Prone World

It took a pandemic to convince Americans to take saving money seriously. For years, Americans set aside 7%-8% of their income. In a knee-jerk reaction to COVID-19, people stashed cash at a historic level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in April 2020, the…
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The 6 Best Marriott Transfer Partners — and 6 to Avoid

Marriott Bonvoy members know that they can use their points for free stays at Marriott. But there’s another use for Marriott Bonvoy points: booking flights. Marriott, like other hotel loyalty programs, allows members to convert points to airline miles. But unlike other…
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Gift Hilton Honors Elite Status This Year

If you’re a Diamond or Lifetime Diamond member in the Hilton Honors loyalty program, one of your loved ones is about to get Hilton elite status — and you’ve found yourself an easy holiday gift to give that won’t cost you a dime. Beginning next week and through…
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3 Ways Minority-Owned Banks Make a Difference in America

One type of bank plays an outsized role in creating more economic opportunity for people of color. From a Black leadership perspective, a bank is more than “a place where someone can drop off a deposit or get a loan,” says Kevin Cohee, CEO and chairman of OneUnited Bank…
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How Much Interest Can I Earn on $100, $1K or $10K?

A savings account is an important way to prepare for big expenses and future goals — even if you start small. No matter the amount you’re saving, what’s most critical is that you start now. “There’s never a time that’s soon enough,” says Angela Moore, a…
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10 Money Insights From 25 Years of Financial Writing

The importance of money has less to do with affording the newest iPhone or measuring career success, and far more to do with the core of being human: freedom, ego, stress and relationships. How we use and think about money — not just accumulating lots of it — literally…
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Star Alliance Award Sweet Spots and Transfer Partners

Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, home to 26 members, including the likes of United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways. The breadth of this network means that you can reach more than 1,300 destinations in 195 countries by using one member airline’s…
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Can You Pay Off Student Loans in One Lump Sum?

You can use a lump sum to pay down or pay off student loans. There are never any penalties for prepaying federal or private student loans. You’ll save time and interest if you can pay off student loans in one lump sum. But before you do, make sure there’s not a better…
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Curb Emotional Spending with These 6 Mindful Money Tips

It’s common to treat yourself to something sweet when you’re feeling down, or celebrate achievements over dinner. However, little “treats” may be emotional spending in disguise. If you’re frequently feeling guilty for buying things you never use, you may be an…
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5 Things to Know About the Carnival World Mastercard

Carnival Cruise Line has no shortage of impressive destinations from the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, to locales much farther from home like Europe, Australia, New Zealand and more. And if you’re planning to take to the seas with this cruise…