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How to Get a Hilton Credit Card

As one of the biggest hotel chains in the world, Hilton offers plenty of properties for your next vacation. Whether you’re traveling to California or South Africa, there’s a Hilton hotel for rest after a day of adventures. With such a wide variety of locations, you may…
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Carfax App Review: Find a Car

Carfax’s mobile car-buying app has a somewhat narrow focus, as it shows only used cars being sold at dealerships that provide free Carfax vehicle history reports. However, the app offers valuable tools and insights, like a widget that compares a vehicle’s list price with…
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Will a Business Loan Affect Getting a Mortgage?

A business loan can, in some situations, affect your ability to get a mortgage. Your mortgage lender will be interested in the degree to which you’ve combined your business finances with your personal finances. This includes how your business is structured, whether…
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How to Buy AMD Stock

You don’t have to be a nerd to want to get your hands on some tech stock — information technology drives a significant part of the U.S. economy, after all. One such technology company, Advanced Micro Devices Inc., or AMD, produces semiconductors used in computers and…
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Fed Hoists Key Interest Rate as Mortgage Rates Reach New Heights

In a bold move Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate by 75 basis points. As recently as mid-May, Fed Chair Jerome Powell had signaled a 50-point increase, but following unexpectedly high inflation numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics…
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Venmo Business Accounts: Pros, Cons, Alternatives

Venmo, a peer-to-peer money transfer app, is a low-cost option for businesses looking to accept contactless payments. Business owners can register for a business account attached to their personal Venmo account. Once set up, sellers can receive payments with their username…
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Sonesta Hotels: What You Need to Know

Ever stayed at a Sonesta Hotel? With locations scattered around the world, these properties offer a variety of experiences, from high-end vacations to budget stays. Although not as popular as competitors like Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton, Sonesta Hotels have a lot to offer an…
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Safaris on Points: How to Travel to South Africa for Cheap

“I see that you have another trip to South Africa coming up,” my mom noted as she reviewed my travel schedule. And indeed we do. Some may find it wild (pun intended) that my wife and I plan to go back to South Africa yet again after having already visited four times.
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What Does the S&P 500 Bear Market Mean for You?

A bear market is defined by a broad market index falling by 20% or more from a recent high. And as of market close Monday, the S&P 500 index officially hit bear market territory. It’s down more than 21% year-to-date. So what does that mean for you? Bear markets can be…
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How to Buy Rivian Stock (RIVN)

Buying into the excitement over electric vehicles can be easy if you’re an environmentally conscious consumer. But many car companies are advertising their new green initiatives, making it hard to tell which one will be the EV front-runner. All the noise can make it hard…
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Are Business Grants Taxable?

Grants provide free money you don’t have to repay — making them a highly desirable form of business funding. However, though they don’t require repayment, small-business grants may have tax implications for your business. Here’s everything you need to know. Most…
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Used Car Search Pro App Review: Find a Car

Used Car Search Pro by iSeeCars has a user-friendly, minimalist interface and a search function with dozens of filters not often seen in car-buying apps. Filters include headroom and legroom, for example, and truck-specific options for towing capacity, bed length and cab…
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How I Ditched Debt: From $20K to $0 in Five Years and 8 Steps

In this series, NerdWallet highlights people’s debt payoff journeys. This month, Kenley Young recounts how he combined lots of tools for cutting debt, with knowledge he gained working at NerdWallet, to wipe out credit card debt.  Kenley Young Paid off: More than $20,000…
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Travel Price Tracker: June 2022

Like nearly every aspect of the economy right now, travel costs are being hit by soaring inflation. And if it feels like airfare and hotels are ridiculously expensive, you’re not wrong: Both categories hit all-time highs in May. That’s according to the latest set of…
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What Is a First-Time Car Buyer Program?

First-time car buyer programs are offered by some lenders to help people with little or no credit history buy their first vehicle. Lenders typically consider your credit history and ability to repay when deciding whether to approve a loan. They rely on your record of…