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Budgeting 101: How to Create a Budget

Keeping a budget can seem daunting or restrictive at first, especially if you’ve never had one before. But a budget can offer you peace of mind and give you more confidence in managing your finances. Rather than worrying about money, you’ll know exactly what you and your…
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Discretionary Income and Student Loans: What Does It Mean?

Have you ever heard of “discretionary income” but felt unsure about exactly what it means? You’re not alone. Many people are aware of what they spend, but not the financial lingo behind it. Discretionary income refers to the remaining funds you have after you pay for…
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SmartMoney podcast: ‘Should I refinance my student loans?’

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How to Access American Airlines Admirals Club Lounges

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6 Things to Know About United Lounges

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. When it comes to airport lounges, there…
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What Is a 1099-DIV Tax Form? How It Works and What to Do

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. A 1099-DIV tax form is a record that…
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Flight Deal: Head to China for as Little as $305 Round-Trip

This might be the cheapest trip to Asia you’ll ever take. Fares to China are absurdly low right now, and the exchange rate is extremely favorable for Americans. The Chinese yuan recently hit its lowest point in 11 years, dropping to a little more than 7 yuan to 1 U.S.
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What Is a 1099-MISC Tax Form? How It Works and What to Do

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Southwest Launches New Wave of Flights to and Within Hawaii

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Southwest Airlines is expanding its…
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The Best Investments You Can Make Right Now

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Lyft, JetBlue to Dissolve Rewards-Earning Partnership

After three years, Lyft and JetBlue are ending their rewards partnership. Members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue frequent flyer program have been able to earn TrueBlue points on rides to and from the airport with Lyft. Now, TrueBlue members have a short window to take advantage of…
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How To Save Money On College Textbooks

It’s a common trope: going to college is expensive. There’s tuition, the overpriced cafeteria plan, and the cramped dorm room that costs more than your parent’s mortgage. College costs have outpaced inflation and wages for years, and the costs can be seen everywhere.
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How He Maximized Chase Points for a Weekend Hyatt Getaway

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Adam Sterling used points earned on his…
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How Wedding Expenses Paid for Their Tickets to Ireland

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Caitlin Plunkett pays for almost…
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Student Loans Explained: WTFinance

Truth is, there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to college: new friends, a new routine, (college parties!), and more independence. But along with all these perks, it’s also time to start thinking about your finances. Whether you’re reaching your final year of…
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What to Do When Civil Unrest Threatens to Upend Your Travel

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5 Things to Know About the Rakuten Cash Back Visa Card

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Virtual window shopperswho use…
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Marriott Plans to Add More All-Inclusive Resorts

At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Currently, Marriott Bonvoy members have…