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Xbox Black Friday 2020 Deals: Are They Worth It?

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 27. The Xbox, like its rival gaming…
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Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2020 Deals: Are They Worth It?

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 27. The versatile Nintendo Switch and its…
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Details of Spirit Airlines’ New Loyalty Program

Spirit Airlines has announced that it will launch a new loyalty program on Jan. 21, 2021. Under the new system, points (not miles) and status will be earned based on the money spent with the airline as compared to the current system of earning miles based on distance flown.
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I Dropped Out of College: My Student Loan Repayment Options

No one intends to drop out of college. If you show up to campus for your freshman year, chances are you plan to graduate in four years and use your degree to land a job. Maybe you even have the whole thing mapped out, step-by-step. But then life happens. Whether it’s a…
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PlayStation Black Friday 2020 Deals: Are They Worth It?

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 27. Black Friday deals are already within…
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What to Know About Buying a Co-op

With a co-op, you aren’t actually buying a home. Instead, you’re buying shares in a corporation that allow you to live in a home. This can make financing a co-op difficult, since it’s not actually a real estate transaction. But if you live in an area where co-ops are…
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Fitbit Black Friday 2020 Deals: Are They Worth It?

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 27. Fitbit’s vast health and fitness…
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How to Use the OKR Framework to Reach Your Life Goals

The OKR framework is a method used to bridge the gap between strategizing and executing ambitious business goals, but it can be used for personal goals too. OKR, which stands for “Objectives and Key Results,” has revolutionized the way the corporate world approaches…
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What Is the Average Cost of Homeowners Insurance?

The average cost of homeowners insurance in the U.S. is $1,631 a year, according to NerdWallet’s 2020 analysis. This estimate is based on a policy for a 40-year-old homeowner with: $300,000 in dwelling coverage. $30,000 in other structures coverage. $150,000 in personal…
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401k Early Withdrawal: What to Know Before You Cash Out

When it comes to making a 401k early withdrawal, there are a number of reasons why it might be tempting. With millions still unemployed due to the pandemic, unexpected expenses are taking a particularly hard toll. One reason why early withdrawal isn’t uncommon in the U.S.
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9 Low-Cost Ways to Make Virtual Learning Easier for Kids

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of schoolchildren still learning remotely as the weather turns colder, some might benefit from a few investments in their at-home experience. The following items, all under $15, can help make distance learning more appealing to even…
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What Is a Certified Check?

The last thing you want to worry about when making a big purchase is being scammed. Whether you’re buying or selling something, you don’t want your money or investments to go to waste. Making any financial decision can be unsettling for your budget when faced with a…
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5 Ways To Get Started With Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement is one of those things that everyone knows that they need to do, but many people aren’t sure how or when to start. If that sounds like you, here are five different ways that you can get started on your retirement savings. So no matter where you are on…
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How Safe Is Air Travel Right Now?

In a time of uncertainty, doubt and downright misinformation, it can be hard to know whom or what institutions to trust about safety during the pandemic. And as families try to decide whether to travel home for the holidays, many remain unsure about the relative risks of air…
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What Are FFEL Loans?

Key takeaways FFEL loans are federally backed loans that were originally funded by private companies. The FFEL Program ended in 2010, and some FFEL loans are now owned by the federal government. Borrowers with FFEL loans may want to consolidate to take advantage of more…
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Retirement 101: Can I Actually Retire at 65?

Since the mid-1980s, the average retirement age has been rising. With younger generations facing a student loan crisis and the future of social security in question, there’s no reason to expect that trend to slow down any time soon. So is retiring at 65 still a reasonable…
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5 Fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Backsplashes have come a long way from their humble beginnings. Once installed only to protect walls from water, grease and food splatter, the original backsplashes were just four inches high and had little decorative appeal. Today’s backsplashes are essential kitchen…
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Guide to Managing Finances for Deploying Service Members

Life in the military offers some distinct experiences compared to civilian life, and that includes your budget and finances. The pre-deployment process can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re organizing your money and bills.  It’s important you provide your family…