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Fact or fiction: The IRS will track payments over $600 from PayPal and Cash App in 2022

Fact or fiction: The IRS will track payments over $600 from PayPal and Cash App in 2022

Business income will now be reported from payment apps, but money you receive from friends and family won't be taxed.

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Best credit cards for January 2022

Best credit cards for January 2022

From cash back to balance transfers, there's a card for everyone.

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Best bitcoin, crypto wallets for January 2022

Best bitcoin, crypto wallets for January 2022

If you want to buy cryptocurrency, you need a safe place to store it.

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The best cash back credit cards

The best cash back credit cards

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The best travel credit cards
The best travel credit cards

The best travel credit cards

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The best tax deductions
The best tax deductions

The best tax deductions

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The best budgeting apps
The best budgeting apps

The best budgeting apps

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The best car insurance companies
The best car insurance companies

The best car insurance companies

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The best cash back services
The best cash back services

The best cash back services

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The best life insurance
The best life insurance

The best life insurance

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Banking

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Use Venmo or Cash App? You Can Get Your Tax Refund 2 Days Sooner. Here's How

Use Venmo or Cash App? You Can Get Your Tax Refund 2 Days Sooner. Here's How

We'll tell you how to set up a cash transfer app account with direct deposit so you don't have to wait as long to get your money.

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Best cash-back services for 2022

Best cash-back services for 2022

Earn money by spending money with these cash-back rewards services.

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Best checking account for February 2022

Best checking account for February 2022

Looking to change banks? A checking account with the right perks can help you manage your money smarter.

Square adds more tools for small businesses, in banking push

Square adds more tools for small businesses, in banking push

The company says its new tools let payments, banking and cash flow "work as one."

Wells Fargo is shutting down all lines of personal credit

Wells Fargo is shutting down all lines of personal credit

The bank warns customers that the account closures "may have an impact" on their credit scores.

Credit Cards

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You Should Pay Off Your Credit Cards Now -- Before Interest Rates Rise. Here's How and Why

You Should Pay Off Your Credit Cards Now -- Before Interest Rates Rise. Here's How and Why

With rates expected to go up as early as next month, carrying a balance on your credit cards could cost you more money.

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Why You May Want To Pay Taxes With One of These Credit Cards

Why You May Want To Pay Taxes With One of These Credit Cards

If you're thinking about paying your taxes with a credit card, you should know which credit cards will make it worth your while -- and the risk involved.

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You Can Get TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Clear for Free. Here's How

You Can Get TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Clear for Free. Here's How

Frequent flyers, airline loyalists and credit card holders may be able to skip long airport lines at no extra cost.

Apple Card vs. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: Which Credit Card Is Right for You?

Apple Card vs. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: Which Credit Card Is Right for You?

The Apple Card is designed for the 21st century, but is it a match for Amazon's popular rewards credit card?

Best cash-back services for 2022

Best cash-back services for 2022

Earn money by spending money with these cash-back rewards services.

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Flood insurance: What it costs, what it covers... and what it doesn't

Flood insurance: What it costs, what it covers... and what it doesn't

Flooding is involved in 90% of natural disasters. It's best to be prepared.

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Best Car Insurance Companies for March 2022

Best Car Insurance Companies for March 2022

Finding the right car insurance policy for you can be difficult. Here's a break down of some good options.

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Can You Insure Bitcoin? Here's What You Need to Know

Can You Insure Bitcoin? Here's What You Need to Know

Exchanges and wallets offer limited protection to users. And now there's an option if you're looking to purchase personal coverage.

10 car insurance terms you need to know

10 car insurance terms you need to know

Knowledge is power when it comes to buying car insurance, and understanding the legal terms can help guarantee you get the coverage you need.

College tuition insurance: How to protect your student in the COVID era

College tuition insurance: How to protect your student in the COVID era

With COVID hitting the college-age cohort, insuring your tuition investment is worth a look.

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Invest and Chill With a Robo-Advisor

Invest and Chill With a Robo-Advisor

You don't need a lot of time, money or a degree in finance to begin investing. Wealthfront, Betterment and other robo-advisors can do the heavy lifting for you.

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Best Robo-Advisors for Investing for February 2022

Best Robo-Advisors for Investing for February 2022

These robo-advisor picks let you invest and chill.

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Buying and Selling Bitcoin: What You Should Know

Buying and Selling Bitcoin: What You Should Know

Looking to buy bitcoin, ether or other cryptocurrencies? Here's what to know.

It's Refund Time: 6 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund This Year

It's Refund Time: 6 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund This Year

Boost your financial health by putting your tax return to work.

Best Bitcoin and Crypto Wallets for February 2022

Best Bitcoin and Crypto Wallets for February 2022

If you want to buy cryptocurrency, you need a safe place to store it.

Loans

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Should I Go to Grad School or Work First?

Should I Go to Grad School or Work First?

Explore why you should think twice before investing time and money in a second degree.

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Buying a Home or Refinancing? Here's How to Find the Right Home Loan

Buying a Home or Refinancing? Here's How to Find the Right Home Loan

Whether you're actively looking, just browsing or considering refinancing, understanding the different types of home loans is a crucial first step.

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What happened to Navient and what is Aidvantage? Your student loan questions answered

What happened to Navient and what is Aidvantage? Your student loan questions answered

Aidvantage has taken over for Navient, and payments are currently set to resume in May 2022.

Millions can't pay their car loans. Here's what to do if you're one of them

Millions can't pay their car loans. Here's what to do if you're one of them

How to talk to your bank about deferring payments, find help and everything else you should know.

Wells Fargo is shutting down all lines of personal credit

Wells Fargo is shutting down all lines of personal credit

The bank warns customers that the account closures "may have an impact" on their credit scores.

Mortgages

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Co-buying a Home With a Friend? Answer These 5 Questions First

Co-buying a Home With a Friend? Answer These 5 Questions First

It may be tempting, but know the risks.

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Mortgage preapproval: Everything you need to know to get preapproved

Mortgage preapproval: Everything you need to know to get preapproved

Getting that letter is one of the first and most important steps in the home-buying process.

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Home down payments: Everything you need to know

Home down payments: Everything you need to know

Here's how to determine the right amount to put down on your future home.

6 things to know about refinancing right now

6 things to know about refinancing right now

With interest rates dropping, is now the time to refinance your home? See if you're eligible and what the experts say.

Reverse mortgages: Everything you need to know

Reverse mortgages: Everything you need to know

There's a simple way to cash in on the equity you've built through home ownership. But is it right for you?

Taxes

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Don't Miss Out on an Extra $1,800 Per Kid This Tax Season. Here's What to Know

Don't Miss Out on an Extra $1,800 Per Kid This Tax Season. Here's What to Know

More enhanced child tax credit money is coming this year. Learn how to get half (or more) of it with your tax refund.

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Where's My Tax Refund? Check When You'll Get Your IRS Payment

Where's My Tax Refund? Check When You'll Get Your IRS Payment

Tired of checking your bank account only to not have your refund yet? Then use these free tools to help determine exactly when your money will arrive.

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How Child Tax Credit Payments Affect Your Taxes: What You Need to Know

How Child Tax Credit Payments Affect Your Taxes: What You Need to Know

The advance monthly payments for the child tax credit in 2021 will make filing taxes more complicated this year.

Stimulus Check: You'll Need This IRS Notice to Get More Money

Stimulus Check: You'll Need This IRS Notice to Get More Money

If your stimulus check was less than you deserved in 2021, you'll need IRS Letter 6475 to claim the rest of it.

IRS Ends Scary Tax Notices, but You Can Still Be Penalized. What to Know

IRS Ends Scary Tax Notices, but You Can Still Be Penalized. What to Know

Due to a massive backlog of tax returns, the IRS has paused several automated letters. Learn how the change could affect you.

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