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What Is a Short Squeeze?

A short squeeze is a market phenomenon in which a shorted security, such as a stock, jumps unexpectedly in price. Investors who short a stock are betting the stock will go down in value. To capitalize on that, they borrow shares from a broker, then sell them at the current…
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What to Consider When Buying Your First Investment Property

Real estate can be one of the best ways to earn extra income in addition to the money coming in from your regular job. If you’re looking to get started with real estate investing by buying your first investment property, there are a few things that you’ll want to…
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2017 Driving in America Report: The Costs and Risks

Driving has long been central to American culture, and we’re on the road now more than ever: We drive over 3 trillion miles each year, and that number keeps going up, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Add to those numbers the increasing dangers of…
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What is Financial Planning?

What Is Financial Planning? A financial plan acts as a guide for your money and helps you achieve your goals. Financial planning is about building a way to help people achieve their financial goals. You can do financial planning on your own or with the help of a…
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What is Retirement Planning?

We all dream of retirement—when we hope to have more time to travel, spend our golden years with family, or just sit back and enjoy the finer things in life. However, it’ll be hard to do any of that if you don’t have your finances in order. That’s where…
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How to Find the Best RV Insurance

Whether you plan on using your RV as a full-time home or for occasional road trips, insurance is a must. Adding your RV to an existing car insurance policy may be an option, but RVs are much more than just cars. For better financial protection, consider RV insurance. This…
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6 Things to Know About United TravelBank

Whether you’re saving up for a special occasion — like a honeymoon — or just an upcoming getaway, many travelers opt to save future travel funds in a dedicated bank account. For United Airlines loyalists, this process can be even simpler. United MileagePlus account…
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The Guide to Alaska Airlines Premium Class

On top of standard economy class seating, Alaska Airlines offers several classes of service on many of its aircraft, including first class and premium class. So what makes Alaska’s premium class unique? Here’s what you need to know about flying Alaska Airlines premium…
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How to Get Into a United Polaris Lounge Before Your Flight

If you fly United Airlines, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with its comfortable and spacious Polaris class: lie-flat seats, elevated dining options, bedding and plenty of comfortable amenities. But depending on where you’re traveling, you may also have access…
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Air France Business Class Overview

Air France is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and has a network that spans five continents. Its business class cabin is a popular redemption for members of partner programs like Delta SkyMiles. The French carrier is currently updating its business class cabins to feature a…
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Autotrader App Review

Autotrader’s mobile car-buying app is as easy to navigate as its desktop website. Its robust inventory of used cars for sale by private sellers makes it a great app for buyers looking to find unique deals or avoid the dealership. Plus, the app features scores of helpful…
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CommonBond Exits the Student Loan Business

CommonBond stopped offering student loans in April 2022 and ended its student loan refinance program in May 2022. Now, CommonBond focuses only on loans for solar panels. The lender will continue to support its existing borrowers and said it will process open student loan…
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Hotel Guide: St. Regis Bora Bora

Tahiti is not the easiest place to get to, and the resort haven of Bora Bora is located on a separate island from the international airport at Papeete, requiring an additional flight. Once here, however, it’s a luxe paradise with unending views and turquoise water.
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What Is a Medicare PPO Plan?

A Medicare Advantage preferred provider organization plan is a health insurance plan that offers care through a network of medical providers and facilities. But unlike a health maintenance organization, or HMO, you can seek care outside the network, although it will usually…
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Your New Home Has Grown in Value. Should You Get a HELOC?

Home prices surged to record heights over the past year, leaving some new homeowners in an enviable spot — suddenly sitting on a lot of equity, just a few months or years after purchasing their homes. Equity is the current value of your home, minus what you owe. It’s one…
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Global Atlantic Life Insurance Review 2022

Bottom line: With a relatively high complaint volume and limited policy options, Global Atlantic is unlikely to be the best option available to you.   Global Atlantic Financial Group has a few subsidiaries, each of which offers a different type of insurance. Accordia issues…
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What Happens If You Don’t Activate Your Credit Card?

So you’ve been approved for a credit card, you’ve received it in the mail, maybe you’ve even opened the envelope — but what happens if you don’t activate it for some reason? Short term, maybe not much, especially for cards with no annual fee. You could keep the…
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What Are Hyatt Credit Card Night Credits?

Earning elite status in World of Hyatt is an achievement that can lead to everything from free breakfast and bonus points to late checkouts and free room upgrades. World of Hyatt status can be earned in several ways — one of which is staying a minimum number of nights with…