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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Offset High Gas Prices

Gas inflation has broken records at a dizzying pace: In June 2022, the national average gas price hit a high of more than $5 per gallon, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Simultaneously, the Consumer Price Index, which measures how the cost…
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What to Do With Your Remaining Student Loan Debt

Twenty million people, or nearly 45% of federal student loan borrowers, will see their debt wiped away through President Joe Biden’s student loan cancellation, according to an August press release by the White House. However, for the 23 million borrowers with debt left…
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5 Best Equipment Leasing Companies for 2022

Equipment leasing is available from banks, alternative and direct lenders, as well as commercial vendors. The top leasing companies can offer competitive rates and terms, industry expertise and transparent lease agreements. The right option for your business, however, will…
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Airbnb Pricing Statistics: 2022

Swapping hotel bookings for Airbnb lodging used to be one of the best money-saving travel tips. In 2022, that’s not always the case. A June 2022 NerdWallet analysis looked at 1,000 U.S. Airbnb reservations across a range of locations and qualities with check-in dates in…
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Do I Need Travel Insurance for Mexico?

Planning a trip to Mexico? The country has a lot to offer to globetrotters: breathtaking beaches, flavorful food, and striking sights. Plus, it’s easy to get to with nonstop flights from many U.S. hubs. Once you’ve booked your ticket, you might be wondering if you should…
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The Guide to Frontier Elite Status

Reaching status with any airline often feels like an accomplishment: free upgrades, priority boarding, better-earning potential when it comes to miles and even free checked bags, the perks are aplenty. But achieving status often takes time (and many miles flown), so it’s…
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Should I Upgrade to a Chase Sapphire Reserve?

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of our absolute favorite starter travel cards. From flexible and valuable points to wide-ranging travel protections, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offers a lot of valuable benefits for just a $95 annual fee card. However…
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Unlock the College Financial Aid You Need Starting Oct. 1

Despite the headlines, college is still the surest path toward better lifelong earnings. But a degree is far more likely to pay off if you haven’t borrowed a small fortune to get it. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a key step in making college…
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Is a Used Electric Vehicle a Bargain or a Trap?

You’ve probably heard the horror stories of crazy-high battery replacement costs for electric cars. Fears of battery failure, limited range and high purchase prices might make you wonder if buying a used EV is a smart decision. This answer is, it depends — it depends on…
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What the Fed Rate Increase Means for Savings Accounts

The investing information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments. Federal Reserve officials…
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What Are the Best Commodity ETFs?

What is a commodity ETF? A commodity ETF is an exchange-traded fund that invests in physical commodities such as agricultural products, energy sources and metals. Commodity ETFs often grow in popularity when there is global conflict or high inflation, as commodities are…
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The Best Uses of Hyatt Points

The World of Hyatt program is a favorite of frequent travelers for its published award chart (despite some recent award chart changes), rewarding top-tier elite status, and points-earning World of Hyatt Credit Card. While the program has fewer hotels than other hotel rewards…
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Can I Buy Travel Insurance After Booking?

When you’re planning a trip away from home, travel insurance provides peace of mind, especially for pricey vacations. Maybe you’ve already started booking a trip and only now realized travel insurance might be a good idea. You may be wondering, “Can I buy travel…
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How to Buy or Earn GALA — Including by Playing Video Games

GALA is the token for Gala Games, a platform for blockchain gaming that allows users to earn cryptocurrency as they play. GALA tokens can be used to make in-game purchases or transact with other players. But GALA can be used for more than gaming. Holders may trade their…
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Tornado Cash Sanctions: What Crypto Investors Need to Know

In August 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control — also known as OFAC — sanctioned Tornado Cash, a cryptocurrency mixer that blends funds together to make their sources harder to trace. Virtual currency mixing services can be used…