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Scam Alert: How to Spot a Bogus Job

Lots of us grew accustomed to commute-free jobs during the pandemic and are hoping to find a way to continue to work from home. Scammers hoping to capitalize on that are taking elaborate measures — as far as fake interviews and background checks — to get people’s…
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How to Earn Rewards While Returning ‘Back to Normal’

Travel, gym, concerts… it’s all back! We’re all excited to get back to normal — here’s a way to get back in the swing of things and earn rewards at the same time.  Let’s do a deeper dive into all the ways you can earn rewards on travel, shopping, and even a gym…
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How to Reduce Capital Gains Tax: Strategies to Consider

Capital gains taxes have been in the news and top of mind for higher net worth investors. For those who make over $1 million in income, proposed tax increases could double the capital gains tax rate to help fund initiatives aimed at boosting the U.S. economy. Whether the…
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The Property Line: 5 Mortgage Trends for the Rest of 2021

It’s brutal out here for home buyers in the second half of 2021. Mortgage rates will rise, home prices will keep going up and buyers will continue to face competition. Here are housing trends to watch for in the final months of the year. Mortgage rates will likely rise The…
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What Is a Good Salary? And How Do You Compare?

“According to the BLS, the national average salary in 2020 was $56,310. However, many other factors such as location and experience level can also affect what is deemed as a good salary.” Though the answer to the question “What is a good salary?” can vary greatly…
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New Upgrade Bitcoin Rewards Card Earns 1.5% Back

​​This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies. Image courtesy of Upgrade Financial startup Upgrade is…
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5 Investment Accounts You Should Have

There are many different types of investment accounts where you can deposit your money. Tax-free, tax-advantaged, tax-deferred, traditional — with so many different options it can be overwhelming to decide where you should invest your money. In this article, we will walk…
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Dorm Costs Have Soared, but Many Freshmen Have No Choice

Living in the dorms is a rite of passage for millions of first-year college students. But like the rest of the college experience, it’s costly. And in many cases it’s mandatory. Moving my only daughter into the dorms of scenic Appalachian State University her freshman…
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How to Navigate Costly Airline Seat Selection Fees

Airlines always seem to have one more trick up their sleeves for adding fees to the cost of airfare. Anyone who has flown in the past few years knows that some airlines now charge for basics, like carry-on bags and a printed boarding ticket. Yet one sneaky charge is often…
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Intuit Mint: $5 Amazon Gift Card With Registration

Save and redeem in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app by August 3, 2021 at 4:59 a.m. ET to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card (Reward) if you connect at least one financial institution (FI) to your Mint account via the Mint app on or before August 3, 2021 at 4:59 a.m. ET. Offer is…
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The New Normal: Dating Etiquette

Dating can be hard enough, even at the best of times and circumstances. For good measure throw in mandates regarding social distancing and various traditional date locations being shut down, dampening the plans of many. While we could be under the impression that many…
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What Is the Common App?

The Common App enables you to apply to multiple colleges across the U.S. with one standard application. You’ll enter personal and schooling information just once on the Common App. It can then be sent to up to 20 schools among the roughly 900 institutions that accept the…
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60 Freelance Statistics To Help You Thrive in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is booming, and it’s not predicted to slow down any time soon. Instead of spending every day working a 9-to-5 job, it’s increasingly common to have multiple income sources from freelancing gigs. This work shift allows freelancers to have job flexibility…
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Is a Credit Card Worth Paying the Annual Fee?

Credit card rewards can be an extremely lucrative way to earn a bit of extra income. It is important to be organized and fiscally responsible, but if you do, you can make hundreds or even thousands of dollars extra each year. If you do end up signing up for multiple credit…
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Parents in Debt for Their Kid’s College Can Get Forgiveness

College students take on loans as an investment: Presumably, they’ll graduate and reap the benefits — income that helps them repay that debt and then some. But parents borrow for their children without the promise of higher earnings. And legally, they’re the ones on…
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How to Manage Payroll for Your Small Business

Paying employees accurately and on time is essential, and a well-managed payroll system can help your small business get the job done while avoiding costly mistakes. To establish a good system, determine which parts of the payroll process you want to manage in-house and…