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How to Get a Car Loan With Bad Credit

Lenders make auto loans for bad-credit borrowers all the time. About 1 in 6 auto loan borrowers in 2021 had credit scores below 600, according to credit reporting company Experian. But borrowers with low credit scores pay a lot more. For example, on a $30,000, 60-month…
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Can I Sell My House While in Forbearance?

If you are among the roughly 1 million homeowners the Mortgage Bankers Association says are in mortgage forbearance, you may have thought about selling your home. Although, yes, you can sell your house in forbearance, that doesn’t mean you have to, especially if you have…
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Your Holiday Gifts Still Haven’t Arrived. Now What?

You placed an order last week and still haven’t received the shipping confirmation. Or maybe the package is in transit, but its location hasn’t been updated in days. The supply chain issues that experts warned us about heading into the holiday shopping season have…
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Freeway Auto Insurance Review 2022

Freeway Insurance is a national chain that focuses on auto insurance for drivers considered “high risk,” such as those with at-fault wrecks, tickets or DUIs on their records. Freeway isn’t an insurance company and doesn’t underwrite its own insurance policies.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Grocery Shopping in Bulk

Everybody likes to save money anywhere possible. Grocery shopping is of particular interest to many money savers, because food and grocery purchases are one of the highest monthly expenses for most people. There are many different ways to save money on your overall food…
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Keep an Eye on Debt Using Creative Visual Aids

With an $82,000 pile of debt, buying a house seemed far in the distance for Ehren Sixon and his wife, Florida residents who embarked on a debt-free journey in 2016. They opted for the debt snowball method, a debt payoff strategy that encourages motivation by quickly…
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Winter Storms, COVID: How to Change a Flight Last-Minute

Rerouting, rebooking, diverting, you name it. Making last-minute flight changes can be an enormous stressor amid an already stressful holiday travel season. Hundreds of flights have already been canceled last-minute due to pandemic-related staffing shortages. Perhaps a…
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EIDL: What Are Economic Injury Disaster Loans?

An Economic Injury Disaster Loan, or EIDL, is a 30-year loan of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration for small businesses that are in disaster areas and can’t pay their ordinary and necessary operating expenses. The interest rate can’t exceed 4%. How…
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Free Community College Is Dead — and Still Possible

Until late October, community college in the U.S. was the closest it’s ever been to becoming free for everyone nationwide. A $45.5 billion proposal for two years of free community college, part of the Biden administration’s “Build Back Better” agenda, promised…
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What Is Medigap Plan K? What You Need to Know

Medigap Plan K is a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan that covers some out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare Part A and Part B beneficiaries. Plan K differs from most other Medigap plan options because it pays only part of the cost of the services it covers, but that reduced…
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A Guide To Gifts Of Equity

You might be familiar with down payment gifts, when a family member provides home buyers cash that they can put toward the down payment of a home. But what about the equally valuable gift of equity? This is when someone, usually a family member, sells a home to buyers for a…
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Don’t Spend a Dollar to Save a Nickel on Gas

With the cost of gas soaring, it’s not uncommon to hear people say, “I’ve really got to buy a hybrid.” If your goal is to save money, this could be a disastrous move unless you needed a new car anyway. While you might save money at the pump, the cost of prematurely…
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Square Fees: What Are the Costs?

Square costs fall into one of three categories: per-use fees for payment processing, a monthly subscription cost for software and the price of any Square hardware you buy. The basic Square point-of-sale app is free to use. You’ll only pay the standard transaction fee of…
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Training for the Future: The Most In-Demand Jobs

Whether you’re planning for college or thinking about retraining, consider setting your sights on jobs that will be most in demand in the future. Not the sci-fi “hotel concierge on Mars” future, but the next-decade future. The best jobs for the future are ones that are…
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Scrolling on Zillow? Here’s What To Pay Attention To

Zillow scrolling is a hobby (or habit) that became popularized during the COVID-19 pandemic. While looking at house listings on Zillow or other real estate listing sites is something that has existed as long as those sites have been around, its popularity skyrocketed during…
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9 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Bill

If you’re trying to free up room in your budget, it never hurts to start by addressing unnecessary expenses. That could mean cutting out subscription services you never use, renegotiating your bills or refinancing debt to a lower interest rate. But once you’ve…