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Best Online Banks of 2021

See a summary of our picks for best online banks Best Online Banks of 2021 Synchrony Bank Varo Chime Alliant Credit Union Marcus by Goldman Sachs Ally Bank Discover Bank Nationwide TAB Bank GoBank UFB Direct Radius Online banks and banking service providers offer desktop and…
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25 Must Read Books on How To Become A Millionaire

Becoming a millionaire may seem like an impossible goal, but it’s not necessarily out of reach. From 2018 to 2019, 675,000 new people became millionaires in the United States, and this increase in the millionaire population is expected to continue for at least the next…
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Smart Money Podcast: Pandemic Debt and Moving Costs

Welcome to NerdWallet’s Smart Money podcast, where we answer your real-world money questions. This week’s episode starts with a discussion of the economy’s K-shaped recovery and how that may affect how you deal with pandemic-related debt. Then we pivot to this week’s…
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How to Cancel an American Airlines Flight

Can you cancel an American Airlines flight? Yes — and in fact, you have a variety of options to get the job done. While making travel plans these days can be unpredictable and many times out of your control, the airline has simplified policies to add flexibility for…
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PNC Business Checking: 2021 Review

PNC Bank offers four core business checking accounts: Business Checking, Business Checking Plus, Treasury Enterprise Plan and Analysis Business Checking. It also offers additional checking solutions based on your industry and unique financial goals, such as Non-Profit…
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FHA Refinance Loan Options

An FHA refinance is a way to save money by changing your loan term or interest rate, something many homeowners look to do when rates are low. But the Federal Housing Administration has refinancing options that can help you accomplish other goals beyond lowering your monthly…
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Real Minter Story: Marcus

At Mint, we understand the importance of creating goals to work toward financial freedom. By setting goals, you can improve your financial habits, keep track of your progress, and make sure to celebrate wins along the way.  To celebrate and recognize those milestones and…
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Fifth Third Bank Business Checking: 2021 Review

Fifth Third Bank has three business checking accounts, each equipped with the standard features: online banking, bill pay and mobile deposit. The bank has an extensive branch network, particularly in its home state of Ohio, which may appeal to business owners who prefer to…
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How to Manage Your Finances While Also Supporting Loved Ones

Have you ever wondered why airline flight attendants instruct you to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others? It might seem selfish to put your own needs before the needs of your loved ones, but this rule is actually part of a broader philosophy: in order to help…
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6 Ways to Maximize Your Finance Toolkit

I know what you’re thinking; what’s a finance toolkit? How do I go about making sure I have what I need? Before going on the deep end, think about it in very basic terms. A toolkit is something full of different gadgets to help you fix, mend or repair things – and…
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TISLA Review: Student Loan Help

To help student loan borrowers avoid scams, NerdWallet is rounding up information on legitimate sources of help, like this one.  Organization: The Institute of Student Loan Advisors. Mission statement: “To make certain that all student loan borrowers have access to free…
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New York State Tax: Rates, Who Pays in 2021

New York state tax rates are 4%, 4.5%, 5.25%, 5.9%, 6.09%, 6.41%, 6.85% and 8.82%. New York state tax brackets and income tax rates depend on taxable income and filing status. Also, residency status determines what’s taxable. New York City and Yonkers have their own local…
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Are Marriott Cash + Points Rates Worth It?

If you’re planning a getaway to a Marriott hotel and don’t have enough points to book as an award stay, or simply want to conserve your points, you might consider making a Cash + Points booking. Marriott’s Cash + Points redemption options give you the ability to book a…
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7 Perks of Working Remotely in Puerto Rico

Remote work has become the new normal for many Americans, with a recent Upwork survey predicting that by the end of 2021, roughly 25% of the workforce will be fully remote. One of the benefits to working remotely is that, as long as your company approves it, you can work…
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6 Best Banks for Small Business in Texas

Small-business owners in Texas have a lot of options when it comes to business banking. To help you narrow down your search, we evaluated dozens of banks to find the best offerings. NerdWallet compared national and regional banks, online banks, as well as credit unions and…
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Should You Book the New Hyatt Night In Package?

Looking to get away for a little escape? Some Hyatt hotels are offering the Hyatt Night In package, which comes with a slew of perks designed to lure you out of the house for a weekend staycation or midweek getaway. Here’s what you need to know about this new package. What…
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Put the Cap on Gas Prices: 6 Ways to Save at the Pump

When the price of oil spiked during the February deep freeze, I started using a gas price app and was amazed to find that the cost of fuel in my area varied by 70 cents a gallon. By purchasing the cheapest gas, I could save $8.40 each fillup and as much as $220 a…
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5 Sneaky Things COVID-19 Might Do to Your Tax Bill

Staying home for months on end has taken a toll on everyone, but it can also take a toll on your tax return. Here are five unexpected ways the pandemic could affect your taxes — and what tax pros say you can do about it. 1. Home office headaches You may already know that…
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Home Inspection in New Jersey: How It Works and What It Costs

Whether you’re considering buying a new construction home or a fixer-upper, it’s important to find out the condition of the house you want to purchase. This is where a home inspection comes in. Home inspections can save you thousands of dollars in future repair costs and…