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Why You Need a Midyear Budget Check-In

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 typical July includes vacations…
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How to Create a Budget for Back-to-School

When I was growing up, back-to-school shopping equated to a few pairs of clothes, a handful of college-ruled notebooks, and a new backpack. (Note: These was during the age of dial-up internet and when kids had to call landlines to chat with their friends.) These days, school…
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Transfer Capital One Miles to Avianca With a 25% Bonus

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 one transfer bonus ends, another…
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5 Things Star Alliance Is Doing Right

Star Alliance took home the award for the World’s Best Airline Alliance at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards earlier this summer. Airline alliances are industry agreements among airlines that increase the range of their networks and expand frequent flyer benefits.
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Hilton Card Bonus Competes With Recent Marriott Offers

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. There’s nothing like a six-figure…
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Benefits of the Citi Costco Credit 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. If you have a Costco membership, you can…
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Keeping ‘Solo Agers’ Happier and Safer

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview “solo agers” — people, either single or coupled, who don’t have children to help them as they grow older. At many facilities, she couldn’t find any. That…
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A Simple ‘Recipe’ for Managing Your Credit Score

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. The way your credit score works can seem…
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Best Tips for Shopping at the Grocery Store on a Budget

[embedded content] It’s no secret that you can be healthy on a budget, but the real secret lies in how you can stay healthy and on budget. Just like adapting to a new diet, staying on budget is all about behavior change. In my previous article, I shared tips on…
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Swimming Pool Loans: What You Need to Know

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. If you’re a homeowner with dreams of…
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Will a Summer Job Burn Your Financial Aid for College?

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. Roughly one-third of teenagers have…
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Big Law: What It Is and What Salary You Should Expect

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. Big Law is a nickname for large…
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Cheapest Auto Insurance in Houston for 2019

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How to Prepare for Unpaid Parental Leave

It’s no secret that parental leave in the United States leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it’s the only developed nation that doesn’t require paid leave of some kind, according to the Pew Research Center. The kicker is that nearly half of two-parent households are…
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4 Cool-Down Summer Escapes You Can Book With Points

Summer vacations don’t have to be summery. When it’s 85 degrees and you’ve already spent a month reading pulp thrillers in the inflatable kiddie pool in the backyard, getting away from it all can mean going somewhere cool. And there’s nothing cooler than using points…
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How to Get a Refund if Nature Thwarts Your Vacation Plans

You found a great deal on your trip to the Caribbean, but you didn’t realize that dealmeant you’d be traveling during hurricane season. Now, there’s a storm bearing down, ruining your vacation plans. If an unexpected natural disaster affects your trip…
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American Expands Options for Booking Flights to Asia

Getting to Asia might require a long-haul flight and probably a stop or two, but at least it’s getting easier to book through American Airlines. The carrier has launched a new codeshare agreement with Cathay Dragon that allows American Airlines passengers to connect to…
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4 Ways to Quickly Rack Up Miles for Your Next Flight

Cost is one of the biggest obstacles to travel. A lot of people presumably would go a lot more places if getting around were cheaper or, better yet, free. That’s why so many travelers play the points and miles game: Plane tickets can be booked for nearly nothing, after…