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Dorm Costs Have Soared, but Many Freshmen Have No Choice

Living in the dorms is a rite of passage for millions of first-year college students. But like the rest of the college experience, it’s costly. And in many cases it’s mandatory. Moving my only daughter into the dorms of scenic Appalachian State University her freshman…
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How to Navigate Costly Airline Seat Selection Fees

Airlines always seem to have one more trick up their sleeves for adding fees to the cost of airfare. Anyone who has flown in the past few years knows that some airlines now charge for basics, like carry-on bags and a printed boarding ticket. Yet one sneaky charge is often…
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Intuit Mint: $5 Amazon Gift Card With Registration

Save and redeem in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app by August 3, 2021 at 4:59 a.m. ET to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card (Reward) if you connect at least one financial institution (FI) to your Mint account via the Mint app on or before August 3, 2021 at 4:59 a.m. ET. Offer is…
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The New Normal: Dating Etiquette

Dating can be hard enough, even at the best of times and circumstances. For good measure throw in mandates regarding social distancing and various traditional date locations being shut down, dampening the plans of many. While we could be under the impression that many…
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What Is the Common App?

The Common App enables you to apply to multiple colleges across the U.S. with one standard application. You’ll enter personal and schooling information just once on the Common App. It can then be sent to up to 20 schools among the roughly 900 institutions that accept the…
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60 Freelance Statistics To Help You Thrive in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is booming, and it’s not predicted to slow down any time soon. Instead of spending every day working a 9-to-5 job, it’s increasingly common to have multiple income sources from freelancing gigs. This work shift allows freelancers to have job flexibility…
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Is a Credit Card Worth Paying the Annual Fee?

Credit card rewards can be an extremely lucrative way to earn a bit of extra income. It is important to be organized and fiscally responsible, but if you do, you can make hundreds or even thousands of dollars extra each year. If you do end up signing up for multiple credit…
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Parents in Debt for Their Kid’s College Can Get Forgiveness

College students take on loans as an investment: Presumably, they’ll graduate and reap the benefits — income that helps them repay that debt and then some. But parents borrow for their children without the promise of higher earnings. And legally, they’re the ones on…
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How to Manage Payroll for Your Small Business

Paying employees accurately and on time is essential, and a well-managed payroll system can help your small business get the job done while avoiding costly mistakes. To establish a good system, determine which parts of the payroll process you want to manage in-house and…
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What Is a Qualified Business Income Deduction?

No entrepreneur looks forward to filing their business taxes, but everyone looks forward to saving on their tax bill. Now small businesses and self-employed people may be eligible for a big tax break: the qualified business income deduction. This deduction is available for…
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What You Need to Know About Inflation

You may have heard some talk about inflation recently – or maybe you just took a look at used car prices. Either way, there’s no denying the fact that inflation is becoming a hot topic around the country. But is all this concern over inflation justified? If so…
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How Long to Keep Business Tax Records

One part of being a business owner means keeping records for everything, including what you’ve earned, what you’ve spent and where you’ve traveled. It can become easy to get swamped in paperwork, and you may be tempted to toss your records once your business taxes are…
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What Is Foreclosure?

If you stop making payments on your mortgage, the property may go into foreclosure, which is when the lender takes legal ownership of your home. It’s a highly stressful time for you and a costly process for your lender, and everyone involved is better served by working…
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How Bonus Depreciation Affects Business Taxes

A concept that can be confusing and frustrating for small-business owners — especially come tax season — is depreciation. With depreciation, when you buy an asset (like a computer), even though the money has already left your bank account you can’t recognize the full…
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Making the Most of First Class on Cathay Pacific

Craving a truly luxurious first class flying experience? Then, Cathay Pacific first class may be just the ticket. But keep in mind that with a limited number of first-class seats available on the Hong Kong-based airline, scoring one of the airline’s most coveted seats…
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How to Make the Most of First Class on Japan Airlines

Many travelers consider Japan Airlines’ first class cabin among the best in the world. Its open suites don’t have doors — and yet they feel exceptionally private. The seat is very spacious and feels as if it’s been designed to conform to the contours of your body.