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Book These Hyatt Hotels Before They Get More Expensive

Beginning March 25, 2021, the number of points required to book a free night at 10 Hyatt hotels worldwide is about to get more expensive. Points-smart travelers will lock in stays at domestic properties like the Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-SoBro, which will likely stay in…
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Does Ally Offer Business Checking?

Ally doesn’t offer business checking accounts. Instead, the bank offers personal checking accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit. To find a business checking account, you can search other online banks, as well as brick-and-mortar institutions, and compare…
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Farmers Renters Insurance Review 2021

As one of the nation’s largest insurers, Farmers offers a variety of useful features for renters, including several ways to customize coverage, a user-friendly app and the ability to manage a policy online. Although Farmers’ renters insurance rates were higher than the…
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5 Things to Know About the Nissan Visa Credit Card

The Nissan Visa Credit Card, issued by Synchrony Bank, may be worth considering for current or potential Nissan drivers. The $0-annual-fee card features a special financing promotion and offers generous rewards that can be earned and redeemed at Nissan dealerships. However…
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Stock Analysis: An Introduction

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. For the average retail investor, trying to beat the market by…
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9 Factors to Consider Before Changing Jobs

Sometimes, the grass really is greener on the other side. Sometimes, it’s just more of the same. So when it comes to leaving your current job for a new one, how can you tell beforehand if the opportunity is really worth it? While there’s always going to be risk…
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COVID Tax Break Could Open Door to Student Loan Forgiveness

The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes. The provision won’t count any debt forgiven from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2026, as…
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What Is Earnest Money?

Earnest money is a deposit a potential homebuyer places to signal to the seller that they have serious interest in a property. Also called a “good faith” deposit, this money benefits both the buyer and the seller during the homebuying process. Purchasing a home involves…
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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing and Vaccines?

As the U.S. enters its second year of the coronavirus pandemic, the country has conducted more than 360 million tests for COVID-19 and continues to roll out millions of vaccines. It hasn’t been seamless — about 1 in 6 people who are 65 and older tried and failed to sign…
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Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery

These days, ordering in is as much a part of our daily lives as dining out once was. Thankfully, many of the best credit cards for groceries and dining also offer rewards, benefits and discounts that help you get food delivered straight to your door. Here are the best…
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Is Market Timing Everything, or Does Patience Pay Off?

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. One timeworn piece of investing advice is to “buy low, sell…
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What Is WebBank and Are Its Credit Cards Right for You?

WebBank is a financial institution that issues credit cards and other financial products largely for brands that aren’t directly in the banking business. It’s similar to Synchrony Bank or Comenity Bank, issuers behind many co-branded credit cards for retail store chains.
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Is the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card Worth It?

The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card offers more value than you might expect from a credit card with a $0 annual fee. Not only does this credit card earn excellent rewards with every purchase, but it also has some very valuable benefits, including the ability to…
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Ready Player Two? How Couples Maximize Their Credit Card Rewards

When Justin and Susana O’Shea moved to South Korea in 2010 to teach English, they got bitten by the travel bug. Eager to plan more trips but wanting to stay within their budget, together they turned to credit card rewards to help subsidize their travel. “We were recent…
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The Travelers Guide to CBP Preclearance

When entering the U.S. from overseas, travelers must pass through immigration and customs at the airport. However, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol or CBP, has set up “preclearance” points at several international airports in cooperation with local authorities, which allow…
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How to Contact American Airlines Customer Service

Contacting customer service for any issue or concern can prove challenging and universally frustrating. Although American Airlines offers various options to resolve customer queries, their specialized customer service structure may be difficult to navigate if you’re not…
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Game Apps That Pay Real Money: Play for Fun, Not Fortune

Play games, get paid. Yes, there are mobile apps that promise such a thing. How can these apps pay you to play games? In many cases, you’re making them money by watching ads and filling out surveys between games. Your earnings will likely be a few cents a day, and payouts…