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The Best Cheap Renters Insurance for 2020

Renters insurance is one of the most affordable types of insurance — it costs only about $172 a year, on average — and if you shop around, you might be able to pay even less. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice customer service to find a good price: The best cheap…
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How To Take Advantage of Private Market Investing

Individual investors — often called “retail” investors — are wielding more power in the public markets than ever before. A flurry of innovation from the past couple of decades (low-fee index funds, no-fee trading, gamified mobile investing apps, etc.) has given…
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16 Ways to Pay for College Without Loans and Debt

Whether you’re planning a career change or shopping for your high school graduation outfit, you’re likely facing some kind of cost barrier when considering college. You’re probably aware that college costs continue to rise. In fact, in-state tuition has increased 212…
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How to Choose the Best Healthcare Plan for Your Budget

Healthcare expenses can take a huge chunk out of any family’s budget so I want to break down how a family can weigh the pros and cons of a traditional health plan vs a high deductible one. Health Insurance Getting Too Expensive If I asked you what’s are your biggest…
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9 Ways to Support Small Businesses Without Breaking the Bank

We all have our favorite small businesses, including our go-to date night restaurant and favorite thrift store. These places serve more than great food and looks — they build jobs in the community, put children through school, and are the realization of your neighbor’s…
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How to Save for a House in 8 Steps

When you buy a home, you’re making an investment in yourself and your future. You’re building financial stability, equity, and experience. You have a place to call your own and you can customize the space just how you want. Yet, you might be wondering how to get to that…
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How Safe Is an RV Road Trip?

If you’re feeling cabin fever lately but still aren’t ready to jump on an airplane, you might be inclined to opt for an RV road trip this fall or winter. In a lot of ways, recreational vehicles mitigate a number of travel risks, like potentially sitting for hours in a…
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10 Countertop Materials to Make Your Kitchen Pop

Replacing kitchen countertops is one of the most transformative aspects of any kitchen remodel. But with countless options, the decision can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done some of the homework for you. Here’s our quick guide to 10 of the most popular kitchen…
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Class of 2019 Borrowed Less, Report Finds

The average debt among undergraduate students with loans in the class of 2019 is $28,950, according to a new report from The Institute of College Access and Success, a nonprofit focused on higher education research and advocacy. That debt marks a slight decrease from $29,200…
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Mint Celebrates World Mental Health Day with Happy Money

Today, October 10, 2020, marks the celebration of World Mental Health Day. This day is celebrated by more than 150 countries that are committed to promoting mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against the social stigma that is mental illness. According to the…
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How to Work from Home While Schooling Your Kids

Parents all over the United States have had to make lofty and quick adjustments due to the pandemic erupting the daily routines many of us haven’t had to change in quite a while. Feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion, and sheer confusion have consumed many; leaving the…
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Budgeting for the Holidays

Fall is here, the time where our collective attention usually shifts to the holidays. Whether it’s making travel accommodations, planning for parties, or shopping for gifts, October usually marks the start of a holiday marathon that doesn’t end until New Year’s…
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Is Navient a Federal or Private Loan?

Key takeaways Navient services federal and private student loans and provides private student loan refinancing. The best way to determine if you have federal or private students loans is to check studentaid.gov. If you need to borrow money for college, exhaust federal…
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Medicare Open Enrollment: Time to Shop and Compare

Advertisement Privately administered Medicare plans — like Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Medicare Plan D — can change their coverage on drugs and other areas, so it’s a good idea to check your plan during those times of year when you can switch.   Medicare has one…
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More Grads Are Going Back to School: Should You?

College enrollment is down overall compared with last year due to the coronavirus. But the economic effects of the pandemic may actually be pushing some students back to school. “(It’s) probably the worst time to graduate from college in this generation,” says Doug…
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Hotels Where You Can Stay With Points to See Fall Leaves

Looking for a change of scenery? Autumn’s stunning colors are on full display — a perfect excuse to take a trip someplace far away or squeeze in a quick getaway close to home. And the changing leaves of fall are even better when you’ve booked your hotel with points…
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How to Choose a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in 5 Steps

Whether you’re new to Medicare or a beneficiary gearing up for the annual open enrollment period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you’ll want to pay special attention to your prescription drug coverage. Part D is the Medicare benefit that helps pay for prescription drugs and…
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Trick-or-Treat Safely at Hotels You Can Book With Points

Halloween celebrations this year may look different for a lot of people, so hotels are trying to dial up the fun for travelers. Here are some hotel activities across the nation to keep you spooked (in a good way) and happily entertained for Halloween 2020. The properties…
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Underrated Reasons Why You Need a Discover It Miles Card

The Discover it® Miles card offers 1.5 miles for every dollar spent on all purchases, with $0 annual fee. That’s solid. But there’s a twist: UNLIMITED BONUS: Only Discover will automatically match all the Miles you’ve earned at the end of your first year. For example…
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Coronavirus Scrambles Hotel Breakfast Buffets for the Better

Sneaking a banana in your jacket pocket, because you might be hungry later. Stuffing yourself with as much food as possible, because lunch in the tourist areas is expensive. Let’s face it: Breakfast buffets have the capacity to turn people into thieves or bears in…