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A Guide to TSA PreCheck for Military Members

Are you in the military — or do you know someone who is? Do them a favor and tell them to sign up for TSA PreCheck, the trusted-traveler program that helps you move quickly through the airport. Popular with many travelers, TSA PreCheck gives military members additional…
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Interest Rates on New Federal Student Loans Going Up for 2022-23

Two years ago, federal student loan borrowers enjoyed the lowest interest rates ever on their loans. This fall, rates for undergraduate borrowers will be nearly double what they were in 2020-21. The interest rates for new undergraduate direct federal student loans are set to…
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What Are Typical Small-Business Loan Terms?

Small-business loan terms determine how long a small-business owner has to pay back their borrowed money, plus interest. Typical loan terms, also referred to as repayment terms, can vary from a few months to 25 years — it depends on your lender and the type of business…
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4 Steps to Build Wealth and Increase Your Net Worth

Your net worth is defined as the sum total of your assets minus your total liabilities (including loans, debt and mortgages). A positive net worth means that your assets outnumber your liabilities, and a negative net worth means you have more liabilities than assets. Your…
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How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

While finding the right house is important, the way you furnish and decorate a space is what really makes it home. But when you’re on a tight budget, it can be difficult to create the vibe you’re looking for. The good news is, you can drastically drive down the…
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College Budget Template & Free Tools [Step-by-Step Tutorial]

College Budget Template & Free Tools [Step-by-Step Tutorial] Looking for a budgeting template to help you plan college expenses? You’re in the right spot! In this post, we’ll walk you through how to build a college budget using the budgeting template below to…
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Fidelity Bonds: What They Are, How to Get One

Fidelity bonds are insurance policies that protect a business’s finances in case an employee steals from the business or commits fraud. Fidelity bonds are also known as employee dishonesty insurance. You can buy a fidelity bond on its own or as part of a commercial crime…
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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…