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Fastest Airplanes Commercial Passengers Can Fly

I’m lucky to have grown up in a family where we were always flying around the country, visiting family and enjoying an occasional vacation. But I’ll never forget watching “Top Gun” with my dad as a kid, amazed by the military fighter jets that could roar off of an…
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6 Essential Terms to Understand in Your Homeowners Policy

Stuffed with industry jargon and legalese, your home insurance policy isn’t exactly light reading — but that doesn’t mean you should toss it in a drawer without a glance. After all, the words in that policy could mean the difference between being completely covered for…
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Is the United Quest Card Worth Its Annual Fee?

If you fly United Airlines, a new credit card could make your travels more rewarding. The New United Quest℠ Card has a unique roster of benefits that make it a compelling new option among United credit cards. But is it worth the $250 annual fee? A look at the card’s…
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What Is the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy?

The moment a consumer files for bankruptcy, such as Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, an automatic stay typically takes effect immediately. The automatic stay temporarily halts most judgments, collection activities, foreclosures and repossessions of the consumer’s property, which…
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Capital One Venture Limited-Time 100K Mile Bonus Ending Soon

If you’ve been considering stocking up on travel rewards for a big trip, you only have a short amount of time to score big with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card. The popular travel card’s huge sign-up bonus, which has been available to new account holders as…
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How to Create a Stellar QuickBooks Online Budget

When it comes to small-business accounting, the first question my clients usually ask me is, “How much money do I have?” So I show them their balance sheet. Their second question is, “How much money did I make?” And that can be explained with the profit and loss…
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MetLife Renters Insurance Review 2021

Perhaps best known for workplace policies, MetLife also offers many different kinds of insurance to individuals, including coverage for cars, pets and personal property. Its renters insurance policy comes with identity theft coverage and is right in line with the national…
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Here’s What You Need For Your Next Affordable Adventure

As spring turns into summer, many people are looking to hit the road for the traditional summer vacation. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to increased travel this summer. As restrictions have eased and locations have opened up, “revenge travel” is…
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Basic Economy vs. Main Cabin: Cheap or Convenient But Not Both

Love them or hate them, basic economy fares are here to stay. These fares, which major airlines introduced to compete with low-cost airlines like Spirit and Frontier, carry significant limitations to flexibility and creature comforts. On the other hand, they’re cheap.
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What to Look for in Airline Seat Reviews

As anyone who flies a lot can tell you, there are huge differences between airline seats. From legroom and seat recline, to in-flight entertainment and power outlets, you can have a vastly different experience even between planes on a single airline. For example, some…
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Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Explained

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance kicks in if you die or get seriously injured in an accident, such as a car crash. And unfortunately, accidents do happen — they’re the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and…
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9 Marriott Hotels in the Caribbean for Award Stays

Marriott’s Caribbean portfolio tempts travelers looking to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points. If you’ve been saving up points through hotel stays or by using a Marriott Bonvoy credit card, you may be able to take advantage of Marriott Bonvoy’s fifth-night-free…
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How to Make the Most of Korean Air First Class

Korean Air is generally known to offer a top-notch experience and satisfying customer service in its business and first class cabins. The airline, based in Seoul, South Korea, currently has 160 aircraft that fly to 120 cities in over 40 countries. Korean Air is a founding…
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Smart Strategies for Fighting Back Against Inflation

Few economists predict we’ll return to the double-digit price increases of the late 1970s and early 1980s. But knowing some of the ways consumers coped back then — and how things are different now — can help you formulate a plan to deal with rising prices. First, a…
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Wedding Season is Back, Here’s How to Budget for it

After so many couples were forced to postpone their weddings in 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be a jam-packed wedding season. For many people that means a calendar filled with memorable weekends – if you can actually afford to attend. Here are some practical ways to…
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How Have Point and Mile Values Changed Over the Pandemic?

Emerging from a global pandemic has been a weird mix of realizing that though not much has changed, a lot feels different. Perhaps nothing more so than travel. We can probably all agree that last year was an anomaly. In travel, demand was so low that airline and hotel room…
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There’s Just One Trick to Traveling Cheaply: Flexibility

So you want to travel on a budget. Who doesn’t? Yet it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the cheap travel tips, hacks and strategies out there that promise unbelievable deals on airfare and hotels. In reality, there’s only one important tactic for traveling cheaply…