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What Is Short Selling? A Simplified Guide on How To Short a Stock

Short selling is an advanced trading strategy investors use when they speculate whether the price of a stock is going down. How it works: Investors borrow a share and sell it, with the hopes of buying it back later at a lower price. It’s also a strategy making headlines in…
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Opendoor: What to Know About the Home iBuyer

Opendoor, the largest iBuyer in the United States by volume, uses technology to help people buy and sell their homes quickly for cash. Founded in 2014, Opendoor introduced the world to iBuying when it bought its first home. In the second quarter of 2021, the company says it…
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October Jobs Report Gives Tired Travelers a Glimmer of Hope

Here’s good news for both the travel industry and for any recent traveler who has experienced (sometimes extreme) chaos amid airline and hotel staffing shortages: The travel industry is experiencing significant job growth. The U.S. economy added a total of 531,000 jobs in…
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How to Leave Crypto to a Loved One

If you’re merely dipping your toe in cryptocurrency, it can be hard to imagine your crypto as something worth talking to an estate attorney about. But that $100 in fun money could grow to a significant percentage of your total investments, sometimes overnight. Sorry to be…
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Payment Links: How They Work, Who Offers Them

A payment link is essentially a URL or QR code that takes customers to a stand-alone web page that can be created in a few minutes. A customer who clicks on a link is sent to a simple checkout page where they can complete the transaction. You can set up a unique link for…
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Is Basic Economy Airfare Worth It?

With the end of the year approaching, it’s time for many people to start planning holiday travel. There’s no denying that we are currently living in the golden age of air travel. If it’s been a while since you’ve flown, you will want to make sure you…
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The Cheapest United Flights to Las Vegas

If you’re searching for United flights to Las Vegas and looking to get the best deal on award travel, you don’t have to look far. In fact, we’ve done some of the digging for you and rounded up six cheap United flights to Las Vegas that will get you the most value…
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As You Shop Black Friday, Keep Return Policies in Mind

When you think of Black Friday, the first thing that pops to mind is probably gift buying. But many of those gifts will also need to be returned — and there are going to be lots of gifts this year. The National Retail Federation expects this year’s spending to be 8.5% to…
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Chase Offers a Higher Value on Apple Redemptions (Limited Time)

In time for fall, Chase is making it possible to pick Apple products on the Chase Ultimate Rewards® portal with fewer rewards. The issuer is bringing back its limited-time offer that gives Sapphire, Freedom and Ink cardholders a higher value when redeeming points toward…
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Laptop and Desktop Black Friday 2021 Deals: Are They Worth It?

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time; you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 26. There’s no getting around it: The…
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Wash Sale Rules: How to Avoid Pricey Tax Consequences

After a profitable year for an investor, tax-loss harvesting is a common strategy for reducing capital gains taxes. If you’re planning on selling a poor performer as part of your tax strategy this year, it’s important to understand the IRS’s wash sale rules to avoid…
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Congress Is Targeting Backdoor Roths. Here Are Some Alternatives

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. For years, the U.S. tax code has given high earners a way to…
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What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2021

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, making this year’s shopping holiday Nov. 26. But you can already find Black Friday deals out in the wild from several retailers where the discounts will be spread out over the next several weeks. As you wade through promotions…
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Do You Need a Revocable Living Trust (Revocable Trust)?

When it comes to estate planning, a commonly used tool is a revocable living trust, also called a revocable trust or “living trust.” A revocable living trust is a legal document created during your lifetime that allows you — the grantor or creator — to retitle assets…
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Black Friday 2021: Expect So-So Deals and Supply Snags

Nope, sorry, you don’t have time to catch your breath from Halloween before careening into the next holiday — well, shopping holiday. Black Friday is upon us. Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers are already promoting Black Friday sales, and Amazon has been boasting…
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How to Get the Best Target Black Friday 2021 Deals

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 26. Target has already launched Black…
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Will Shipping Delays Affect Your Holiday Shopping?

Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? We are in the final quarter of the year – and if you haven’t already noticed; so much has changed. Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve seen how it’s drastically changed the way we live and navigate through…
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Don’t Let Black Friday Debt Trigger Post-Holiday Blues

Black Friday sales are a temptation you’ll likely battle during the holidays. But these seasonal treats are all about cash, not calories. If you’re determined not to overindulge in debt, here are some ways to avoid loosening the belt on your budget. Prioritize needs One…
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NerdWallet’s Homeowners Insurance Reviews for 2021

Your home is probably one of your biggest assets, so it’s worth doing your homework before you choose a company to insure it. Each carrier has a slightly different combination of coverage options, discounts and claims handling processes. These homeowners insurance reviews…
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Hawaii Welcomes Tourists Back

Tourists can finally say “aloha” to Hawaii, as the state formally welcomes back visitors for nonessential travel. In August, Hawaii Gov. David Ige called upon visitors to delay all nonessential travel through the end of October due to an accelerated surge in COVID-19…