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What Is a Margin Call? Definition and How to Avoid One

Margin trading allows investors to purchase securities, such as stocks, with borrowed money. The hope behind the gamble is simple: A loan increases your purchasing power, which can magnify your gains. But what happens when the investments you made with the money you borrowed…
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Can Priceline Get Me a Good Deal?

Is Priceline legit? This online travel agency is well known and joins plenty of others in promising good travel deals for flights, hotels, rental cars and more. But is this true? It can be. Let’s take a look at how Priceline works, whether it’s reliable and how it can…
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Hotel Guide: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

Hilton Honors points collectors are in luck when visiting French Polynesia, as there are several places to earn and redeem points. One of them is the beautiful Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa — a favorite of those traveling beyond the famous island of Bora Bora. For…
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How Debt-Related Stress Affects Body and Mind

Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too many pricey pitchers of mimosas at brunch. “In our culture, in our country, we have a lot of noise…
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How to Get Cheaper Award Prices on United Flights

United MileagePlus is a key loyalty program in the points and miles world, and it’s not just because United Airlines is one of the largest U.S. airlines. United is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards®, Bilt Rewards and several hotel loyalty programs — making it…
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Best Barcode Label Printers for Small Business

The best barcode label printers make it easy to create and print codes that help you track your inventory. Thermal printers, which use heat to print, eliminate the need for ink and can print hundreds of labels per minute. Some barcode printers are also compatible with…
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Learn Your Parents’ Financial Plans ASAP

My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die. I promise I’m not trying to depress you. I want to prepare you, as this loss can happen sooner…
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The 42 Best Self-Employed Jobs in 2022

In today’s job market, it’s no surprise that around 44 million Americans are self-employed. People choose to work independently for many reasons, from flexible work schedules to taking control of their own career development. So, what are the best self-employed jobs out…
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How to Understand and Reduce Taxes When Selling Your Home

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. If your home’s value…
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Trim Your Budget Strategically to Battle Rising Prices, Rates

Consumers face rising prices almost everywhere they turn, including on basics like gas and food. At the same time, rising interest rates can translate into higher credit card payments for people carrying debt month to month. That double whammy of higher costs for both…
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AARP/UnitedHealthcare Medicare Part D 2022 Review

AARP Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are insured by UnitedHealthcare. More than 4 million Medicare beneficiaries have AARP/UnitedHealthcare Part D plans as of April 2022. Medicare Part D plans from AARP/UnitedHealthcare are widely available and get solid ratings for…
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Chapter 8: Which Education Savings Vehicle is Right for Me?

Throughout this series, we talked about some of the most common education savings vehicles for saving for college—also known as savings vehicles. Savings vehicles are accounts that are used to save money, such as certificates of deposit (CDs) and savings accounts. Some…
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Chapter 7: UTMA & UGMA Accounts: What Are They?

In our saving 4 college series, we’ve discussed several types of college savings accounts, now it’s time to dive into UTMA and UGMAs. UTMA and UGMA accounts are types of investment accounts that can help parents save money for their child’s college. With a UTMA or UGMA…
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Chapter 6: The Pros and Cons of 529 Plans

So far in our series we’ve introduced you to the concept of college savings plans and covered the basics of what 529 college savings plans are for and how they work. In this article, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the pros and cons of a 529 college savings plan to…
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Chapter 5: What is a 529 College Savings Plan?

As you know, paying for college can be daunting, which is why we’ve created our saving 4 college series. In the previous chapters, we discussed the different ways you can save for college. If you realized in Chapter 4 that an ESA isn’t the right fit for you, you might…
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Chapter 4: What is an Education Savings Account (ESA)?

In this series, we’ve briefly touched on the different types of college savings accounts, one of which is the Coverdell education savings account or ESA. In Chapter 4, we’ll go into more depth about this type of account, answering questions like “what is an ESA?” and…
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Chapter 3: Saving for College for Your Child

In this chapter, we’ll talk about when you should start saving for your child’s college education and what you can do to get started. Saving for college for your child is a big step in planning for your financial future, so we’ll cover everything from your available…
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How to Get a Loan to Buy a Business

Not everyone wants to take on the challenge of building a business from the ground up. An attractive alternative can be to step into a business that’s already up and running by purchasing it from the current owner. Some advantages of buying a business may include easier…