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Why I Finally Broke Down and Bought Travel Insurance

When you travel as often as I do, you get used to unexpected expenses throwing your budget out of whack. You can plan ahead all

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When and How to Use Your Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund

In an ideal world, you’d always have enough money to put toward all of your goals without making any sacrifices or compromises. But that’s not

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Home Buyers, Beware: Wire Fraud Is on the Rise

Imagine you’re getting ready to close on your first home. You receive the closing paperwork and take special care to ensure all the details are correct. But,

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Why Women Should Embrace Their Breadwinning Status (and Stop Complaining About It)

A few weeks ago, I was sucked into a rabbit hole of the worst kind – an article (and comments section) that piqued my interest

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Do Smartphones Make Us More Impulsive Shoppers – or Less?

When it comes to the way they influence consumer spending, smartphones are double-edged swords. On the one hand, it’s undeniably great to have more computing

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14 Savings Hacks That Don’t Always Work

Have you ever jumped through hoops to save money, only to find you paid more – or, wasted a bunch of time? Maybe you misread

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Best Flood Insurance Companies

Flood insurance isn’t required for all homeowners, just those with federally backed mortgages in high-risk flood areas where there’s at least a 25 percent chance

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14 New Year’s Money Resolutions

When my husband and I sat down to create a zero-sum budget for December, we did what we always do at the end of the year

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The 5 Best Free Tax Software for 2017

If you plan to file form 1040EZ or 1040A for the 2016 fiscal year — meaning you’re an average W-2 worker who makes less than

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Best Roth IRA Accounts for 2017

Meet the Author Jeff Reeves is a financial commentator with 20 years of newsroom and stock market experience. His work has appeared in numerous finance

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Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review

The is the card of choice for travelers who regularly stay at Marriott hotels. It offers 5 points per dollar on Marriott purchases; 2 points

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BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card Review

The offers 1.5 points for every dollar spent and 20,000 bonus points to new customers who spend $1,000 within the first three months of opening

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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express Review

is a must-have for frequent Delta fliers. It offers two miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases as well as one mile per dollar spent

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MetLife Home Insurance Review

MetLife offers outstanding replacement coverage for your home and personal property, but its customer service and online resources need improvement. MetLife is one of few

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Progressive Home Insurance Review

Progressive offers affordable and comprehensive homeowners policies through its partner, Homesite Insurance, but its customer service could be better. Progressive provides home insurance policies through

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Spotloan Review

Spotloan’s high interest rates are comparable to payday lenders’, so it’s best to borrow elsewhere. Whatever says to the contrary, it has a lot in

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Best Premium Credit Card for 2016

Premium credit cards are generally geared toward frequent travelers. So, those who travel several times a year should consider paying the $450 annual fee for

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Best Free Stock Trading Brokers of 2017

I’ve been investing for over a decade and have rubbed elbows with many different kinds of investors. It never ceases to amaze me how some