New Capital One Spark Travel Elite Card: 250K Bonus, $300 Travel Credit & $395 Fee

Capital One Spark Travel Elite Card Review Capital One has launched a new small business credit card, which is only available to select customers. The new card is called Spark Travel Elite. This new product seems like a business version of the popular Capital One Venture X card. The Capital One Spark Travel Elite comes comes with a huge welcome bonus of up to 250,000 miles, $300 annual travel credit, 2x earning on all purchases, and more. And to make things even better, it will no show up o

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Citi Rewards+ Card, Signup Bonus No Longer Has 24-Months Limit

Citi Rewards+ Card, Signup Bonus No Longer Has 24-Months Limit Citi limits new credit card bonuses to just once every 24 or 48 months per credit card family. So for example when it comes to ThankYou points earning cards, you can only get one bonus on those cards every 24 months. This limitation has been in place for a long time now. For example, if you look at the terms for the Citi Premier card , you’ll find the following fine print under the bonus: Bonus ThankYou® Points are

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Amex Pay Over Time Bonus, Get Up to 20K Membership Rewards Points (New Links)

Amex Pay Over Time Bonus Update (Jul. 13, 2022) – New links available ( LINK 1 , LINK 2 ). Also make sure you unenroll from Pay Over Time so you can get targeted for these offers. You can also do this after getting the POT bonus, and hopefully you get targeted again. (HT: DoC) Update (Jun. 15, 2022) – New activation link for a 20K points bonus that seems to be working for many people today. Check your cards again. Plus new emails have been sent out, so take a look at your inbox as

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Barclays and Carnival Renew Credit Card Partnership Agreement

Carnival® World Mastercard® Barclays and Carnival have announced today that the two companies have extended their credit card partnership agreement. Since 2004, Barclays has been the exclusive issuer of Carnival’s travel rewards credit card program in the United States. The suite of credit card products offers an array of rewards and benefits to cardmembers for Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruise Lines. Barclays and Carnival will continue to collaborate

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Amex Blue Business Plus, Best Ever 75K Welcome Bonus (NLL, Targeted)

Amex Blue Business Plus 75K Bonus American Express has a new best offer for the Blue Business Plus card. You can earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points when you apply and spend $15,000 within the first year. This is offer has no lifetime language, but it is targeted. You can check the link below to see if you are eligible. Offer Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards Points after you spend $15,000 on your new Blue Business Plus Card in the first 12 months. Plus, enjoy 0% Intro APR for 12 month

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Chase IHG Premier Card, 140K Signup Bonus Plus Free Night (40K)

Chase IHG Premier Card, 140K Signup Bonus Plus Free Night (40K) The Chase IHG Rewards Premier Card currently has a new offer that gets you 140,000 points and a Free Night worth up to 40,000 points. This is similar to the best ever bonus we have seen on this credit card. The card has a $99 annual fee that is not waived this time around. The card was recently be refreshed. That was part of a whole IHG Rewards revamp in April. Let’s see how this offer works and also check out the eligib

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8 New Products at Costco in July

Costco shoppers get used to seeking out their old favorites — a juicy rotisserie chicken, a pallet of paper towels, enough coffee to fuel an entire dorm. But because the warehouse club’s selection is so huge, it’s easy to forget that Costco adds new products all the time. There’s no reason to skip over the classic Costco items, but why not scoop up something new? Here’s a look at some of the items that are new to Costco in July 2022. They are all available now unless otherwise noted,

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8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in July 2022

Life moves quickly. It’s easy to get distracted. But that can be costly. Miss an important financial date or deadline, and you could be on the hook for a penalty or lose out on a limited-time opportunity to save money. Enter our “Money Calendar” series. In this edition, we’ve rounded up the noteworthy money dates in July 2022. Take a look and mark your calendar with any dates that apply to you. July 1 — IRS’ standard mileage rates change The IRS recently announced taxpayers who take

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7 Reasons You Should Not Buy Life Insurance

stockfour / Shutterstock.com Dropping life insurance coverage may seem risky, but there are times when it makes good financial sense. The main purpose of life insurance is to support dependents when you die. If others no longer rely on your income, the money you spend on premiums could be put to better use — perhaps spent on day-to-day living expenses or saved for retirement. If you keep a policy that you no longer need, you’re wasting money. Following are circumstances in which you mig

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Full List of Cardless Credit Cards, See Which One Works Best for You

What Is The Best Cardless Card? Cardless credit card company based in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2019 by Stanford graduates Michael Spelfogel and Scott Kazmeierowicz, Cardless has raised $50M in equity funding. Cardless is a newcomer in the credit card issuer field and it provides custom co-branded credit card products, which are quite similar to each other, but also offer unique benefits. It has so far partnered with sports teams in England and the US to offer six different credit car

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47 New Shows and Movies on Netflix in July

Here's a list of everything new that's coming to Netflix. wutzkohphoto / Shutterstock.com Are you getting your money’s worth out of your Netflix subscription? How do you know? The ever-popular streaming service has a dizzying array of comings and goings each month. Keeping tabs on the latest shows and movies can give you something to look forward to — or an excuse to save a few bucks by canceling until the arrival of a series worth checking out. Here’s a list of specials, films

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11 Ways to Upgrade Your Yard for $100 or Less

Lopolo / Shutterstock.com Once summer arrives at your home, backyards become the stars of the show. If your yard, porch, patio, deck or balcony has been an afterthought for years, it’s time to show it some love. Here are some ways to start upgrading your outdoor space for $100 or less. 1. Install a Ring Video Doorbell BrandonKleinVideo / Shutterstock.com The smartest outdoor upgrades include smart security. With a Ring Video Doorbell, you can monitor your property, interact with visit

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Free Tool Helps Older People Pay for Rising Expenses

If you are an older adult or someone with disabilities struggling to pay day-to-day expenses, a new, free tool can connect you with help. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) announced on June 27 an improved version of its BenefitsCheckUp website. This tool helps older adults and people with disabilities to find nearly 2,000 benefits programs. The programs can help those in need to better afford daily expenses such as food, medicine and utilities. The NCOA launched BenefitsCheckUp in 2001 in

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16 Things That Used to Be Free but Now Cost Money

Chiarascura / Shutterstock.com If you feel as though you’re being nickel-and-dimed by businesses nowadays, that’s probably because you are. Of course, pricing varies from region to region, but many products and services that used to be free will now cost you. It could be only a buck or two, but it all adds up. Here’s a look at some past freebies that are now long gone. 1. Hotel amenities Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com You’d think if you go to a hotel advertising a poo

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Dull Sense of Smell May Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

A declining sense of smell might be a key early sign that a person is developing cognitive impairment related to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. People who experience a fading sense of smell — known as anosmia — often have brain scans that reveal a faster buildup of harmful proteins associated with Alzheimer’s, say researchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease is just the latest to find a link betwee

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5 Medicare Mistakes to Avoid for a Healthy Retirement

Dragana Gordic / Shutterstock.com Retirement is supposed to be a time to enjoy the fruits from decades of labor, but managing your health care in your golden years can feel like a whole new job. And it’s not a simple one. The current official guide to Medicare, the federal health insurance program primarily reserved for folks age 65 and older, clocks in at more than 100 pages. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make Medicare mistakes. At best, they can cost you extra cash. At worst, they could

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Brex Shutting Down Small Business Accounts, Use Rewards Now

Brex Shutting Down Some Accounts Update: Brex is also closing other accounts which are not dormant. I received this notification for my business account which regularly has more than $5K monthly transactions spread out over 5 employee cards, and a balance of at least $10K. Brex says this is “due to a change in how we determine account eligibility”. Brex says it regularly reviews its services, and due to a change in company strategy, it will not be able to provide a great level of servi

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This Paint Color Can Rob Your Home Value of $6,500

Prostock-studio / Shutterstock.com You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but apparently doing that with a home’s door is just fine. A recent Zillow study looked at how different paint colors on front doors affect home sale prices and found certain colors could make a home worth thousands of dollars more — or thousands less. For the study, recent and prospective homebuyers were randomly assigned images of front doors with one of 11 paint colors. All homes had the same inter

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17 Things You’re Keeping for No Reason — and Should Toss

aslysun / Shutterstock.com When my circa-1987 all-gray kitchen finally underwent a much-needed renovation, my husband and I had to take every single thing out of our cupboards and drawers. It was kind of like an archeological dig, as we discovered mysterious gadgets, orphaned appliance cords and even a 1990 receipt for a coffeemaker purchased by our home’s previous owners. And we learned a major lesson: You probably don’t need many of the items you’re still stubbornly hanging on to. I

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The Latest and Greatest Deals from Around the Web

Every hour we update this list of the latest and greatest deals from around the web. To have this list, along with our Emmy Award winning news, analysis, and advice delivered daily to your inbox, sign up for our free newsletter. Last Updated: Saturday 12:00 PM EDT. Categories Automotive (1) Clothing Accessories (11) Computers (11) Electronics (1) Gaming Toys (4) Home Garden (18) Movies, Music Books (2) Sports Fitness (3) Store Events (1) Automotive (1) Cl

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Patients Say This Is the Best Vision Plan Provider

Aetna Vision gets top marks as the nation’s best vision plan provider, according to J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Vision Plan Satisfaction Study. In fact, on a 1,000-point scale, Aetna Vision earns an overall customer satisfaction score of 831 in the latest annual survey. In formulating its rankings, J.D. Power surveyed more than 1,200 vision insurance customers. Overall customer satisfaction with vision insurance providers was based on five factors. In order of importance, they were: Coverage Co

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2022’s Best Cities for New Moms

Julia Zavalishina / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter. Being a new mom is hard, but being surrounded by a strong community can help lighten the load. Which U.S. cities are best at supporting women through the challenges of motherhood? LawnStarter compared 180 of the biggest U.S. cities to rank 2022’s Best Cities for New Moms. We looked at more than 40 mom-friendliness factors, such as OB/GYN and pediatrician access, the strength of breastfeedi

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8 Things You Should Not Buy With Cash

TZIDO SUN / Shutterstock.com Of all the things that are slowly becoming obsolete in our modern world, cash might be the most surprising. Some businesses are even refusing to take cash at all, preferring electronic payment methods. And there are often advantages to paying with credit. Seattle-area certified financial planner Mindy Crary says she hasn’t physically been in a bank in more than two years. While she used to always make sure she had cash on hand, she doesn’t worry about it now

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10 Housing Markets That Are Most Likely to Keep Their Value

Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com Homeowners who closely follow real estate developments are getting a little nervous. After years of prices rising from coast to coast, the U.S. housing market suddenly is going cold. The pattern seems eerily similar to events more than 15 years ago, when housing values plunged seemingly overnight. The bursting of that housing bubble left millions of homeowners underwater on their mortgages. It took many years for prices to recover. In some places, t

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The 15 Best Cities for DIYers

michaeljung / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Porch. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago, living space has taken on new importance for many Americans. From early lockdowns to lasting remote or hybrid work arrangements, people have been spending more time at home and collectively investing billions in the spaces where they live. While the pandemic’s economic effects — including high savings rates, low interest rates, and go

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5 Milestones That Mark the Start of Retirement for Americans

stockfour / Shutterstock.com When does retirement begin? Most folks would say it’s the day you stop punching the clock full-time for your company. But not everyone thinks that way. For some people, other milestones are more significant markers that your golden years have begun. A recent report from Edward Jones and Age Wave surveyed 11,000 adults. A subset of the respondents — retirees and pre-retirees age 45 and and older — were asked to name the milestone that most signifies they ha

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Target Reveals Its ‘Prime Day’ Sale Dates and Early Deals

If you don’t have Amazon Prime — or even if you do, but simply want more shopping options during that retailer’s upcoming Prime Day event — Target might be the place to shop. Target Deal Days are set for July 11-13, and as the retailer pointedly mentions, you can enjoy its sale prices with “no membership fee required.” Savings will be available in every category. Target says to expect the following: “Spend $50 on food and beverage, get a $10 Target GiftCard with same-day service

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Huge Amex Platinum Card Offer, 150K Points with $6K Spend (YMMV)

Huge Amex Platinum Card Offer, 150K Points with $6K Spend I wrote yesterday today about a new Refer-a-Friend promotion that gives you extra points on dining. Besides the extra points for the referrer, those who sign up for the Amex Gold of Amex Platinum card also get extra rewards for dining purchases worldwide. This is in addition to the welcome bonus. And speaking of welcome bonuses, some people are seeing an insane offer for the Platinum Card. Through these new referral links, you m

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Why Retailers Soon May Slash Prices ‘Like You’ve Never Seen’

Bargain hunters soon might find large discounts at some of their favorite stores. And they have the COVID-19 pandemic to thank for the deals. The Wall Street Journal reports some of the nation’s biggest retailers — Walmart, Target and Macy’s — may offer big price breaks on products such as: Electronics, including laptops and TVs Loungewear Outdoor furniture These products are arriving two years late — thanks to pandemic-related supply chain issues – and now, retailers are willing

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9 States Where Quality of Life Is Improving for Seniors

Dragana Gordic / Shutterstock.com Here’s a bright spot among the recent doom and gloom in the news: Seniors are living longer, fuller lives. “Death rates from diseases like COPD, cancer and heart disease, all of which are top causes of death for the elderly, have dropped,” according to a recent analysis by Seniorly, a website that helps people find senior living communities for themselves or loved ones. “The average Social Security check has climbed (even after accounting for inflat

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The Worst Day of the Week to Buy Gas in 2022

If you are trying to save money on gas — and who isn’t these days? — avoid filling up on a Thursday. That is the worst day of the week to head to the pump if you are trying to cut costs, according to a study. The analysis by GasBuddy — which provides real-time gas price information at more than 150,000 stations — found that during 2021, Thursday was “the most expensive day of the week by far” to fill up in 28 states. Studies in previous years found the weekend days to be the most

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The Latest and Greatest Deals from Around the Web

Every hour we update this list of the latest and greatest deals from around the web. To have this list, along with our Emmy Award winning news, analysis, and advice delivered daily to your inbox, sign up for our free newsletter. Last Updated: Friday 10:00 PM EDT. Categories Clothing Accessories (40) Computers (9) Electronics (13) Gaming Toys (8) Health Beauty (7) Home Garden (25) Movies, Music Books (2) Sports Fitness (4) Store Events (7) Clothing Accessories (40)

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Sam’s Club Now Offering $8 Annual Membership

Sam’s Club is marking the nation’s birthday with an irresistible offer to new members. From June 17-26, new members can grab an annual membership for just $8 — “less than a fourth the everyday price.” Sam’s Club says the offer, which redeemable in person at warehouses, is the retailer’s way of “giving Americans more ways to celebrate ahead of the Fourth of July.” This is the second time this year Sam’s Club has offered an $8 membership. It also did so around the time of the

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5 Things You Must Do Before the Next Recession

As we’ve reported, both Wall Street and many small businesses are bracing for an impact some time in 2022. This could mean tough times for everyday finances. You’ve been warned. Do what you can now to position yourself to ride out a downturn, rather than being shocked and dismayed once the recession hits. Among other things, money experts recommend that you: Reduce expenses Pay off consumer debt Look for new income streams Shore up emergency savings (and stash them in higher-earning accoun

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15 States With the Fastest-Growing Economies

Friends Stock / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Filterbuy. Since the start of the year, the U.S. stock market has suffered staggering losses. Inflation has dominated headlines for almost a year, with the Consumer Price Index rising at its fastest rate in decades. The U.S. Federal Reserve has embarked on a series of interest rate hikes to cool demand in the economy, which should reduce inflation but could also send the economy into a recession. Global even

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Amex Pay Over Time Bonus, Get Up to 30K Membership Rewards Points (More Targeted)

Amex Pay Over Time Bonus Update (Jun. 15, 2022) – New activation link for a 20K points bonus that seems to be working for many people today. Check your cards again. Plus new emails have been sent out, so take a look at your inbox as well. Also make sure you unenroll from Pay Over Time so you can get targeted for these offers. You can also do this after getting the POT bonus, and hopefully you get targeted again. Update (May 18, 2022) – More people targeted. Check your accounts to s

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Got an IRA? Here’s How to Use the Bear Market to Your Advantage

Wall Street might be swimming in a sea of red ink, but for retirement savers, there is a silver lining to the recent stock market slide: If you have a traditional individual retirement account, or IRA, converting it to a Roth IRA while sentiment is bearish can deliver major tax savings. “In financial planning, there is no silver bullet, but it could be a very useful tool,” says Clark Kendall, president and CEO of Rockville, Maryland-based wealth management firm Kendall Capital. As Money rea

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4 States Where Social Security Help Is Tough to Find

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17 Things Frugal People Never Buy

soumen82hazra / Shutterstock.com Those of us who are frugal know deep in our bones that there are things we would never, ever pay for. Ever. If you have the tightwad gene, you can probably feel your skin crawl at the mere thought of plunking down hard-earned cash on certain items. Following are some things sensible spenders avoid buying at all costs. 1. Books Aaron Amat / Shutterstock.com Some people — even frugal folks — love new books. The romance of cracking open a new book and s

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6 Things You Should Know About Buying a Home in Retirement

ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com Retirees, even those who’ve owned a home for decades, can face unaccustomed challenges when buying a home. As you approach or enter retirement, you are likely to be thinking less about good schools and more about good hospitals and public transportation. Older home shoppers typically favor smaller, single-story homes. Many seek out features to help them age in place — like wide halls and doorways, no stairs and a no-curb entry. Qualifying for a home m

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5 Genius Ways to Make $5,000 Fast

Inflation does more than eat away at your current budget. It also affects your financial future in a big way: The more things cost now, the less you have for goals like a down payment on a home of your own or a healthy retirement fund. Traditional money-saving activities are fine, over the long haul. But tactics like shopping the sales, washing your own car and bringing coffee to work just don’t add up very fast. For example, suppose you save $3 a day carrying that thermos of java. In six mon

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8 Money-Saving Summer Dates to Mark on Your Calendar Now

By dennizn / Shutterstock.com No other season on a busy family’s calendar fills up like summer. Camps, hikes, vacations, camping trips, family reunions — there’s hardly a week without an event to look forward to. But summer events can get pricey. That’s why you’ll want to check out these upcoming June, July and August deals for family fun on a budget. Some offer discounted tickets, food or admission. Others are completely free. Tip: Read each promotion’s rules and regulations c

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Drivers Will Pay More for These 5 Car Features

SofikoS / Shutterstock.com Today’s cars are technological wonders. From advanced safety features to bells and whistles that simply make driving more fun, the technology in modern vehicles has revolutionized how we get from one place to another. But all that cutting-edge machinery comes at a price. If you want the best, you will have to pay for it. And many drivers are willing to do just that. Recently, Rocket Auto, an online automotive marketplace, surveyed 3,200 car owners and leasers an

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Huge Amex Platinum Card Offer, 150K Points with $6K Spend

Huge Amex Platinum Card Offer, 150K Points with $6K Spend I wrote yesterday today about a new Refer-a-Friend promotion that gives you extra points on dining. Besides the extra points for the referrer, those who sign up for the Amex Gold of Amex Platinum card also get extra rewards for dining purchases worldwide. This is in addition to the welcome bonus. And speaking of welcome bonuses, some people are seeing an insane offer for the Platinum Card. Through these new referral links, you m

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The Surprising Age When People Are Happiest

fizkes / Shutterstock.com When are you happiest in life? We all have our ideas. Perhaps it is during the full bloom of youth or when we are raising our children. Or maybe happiness comes at last in our golden years. Recently, AARP teamed up with National Geographic Partners and asked more than 2,500 adults to put themselves in one of two camps: Very happy Not too happy It then divided the respondents into age groups to determine the time of life when people are most likely to be happy. Fo

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6 of the Best Websites for Finding Free Stuff

Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.com Why look for free stuff? Several reasons: Who doesn’t love a cheap thrill? The potential savings could be huge if you’re in the market for books, clothing, baby stuff, pet products or, in some cases, big-ticket items like electronics, furniture and appliances. It helps prevent waste. Sometimes it’s as simple as filling out an online form to get things like over-the-counter medications, toiletries, wildflower seeds, pomegranate sweetener, antioxidant s

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15 Housing Markets Overvalued by More Than 50%

Antonio Guillem / Shutterstock.com Anyone who follows the housing market can’t help but feel like it’s deja vu, all over again. A little more than a decade ago, house prices soared nationwide, only to crash down to earth spectacularly. In the process, millions of homeowners saw their hard-earned equity disappear almost overnight. Now, it feels like the same thing might be happening once more. Most experts say that’s not the case. They caution that things are different this time. For a

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How Much Would Health Care Cost If You Retired Today?

Your retirement dream may be to spend endless days sipping drinks on the beach — but watch out for the tsunami brewing just over the horizon. As during your working life, health care expenses are likely to be among the costs that most put your finances at risk. In fact, the average couple retiring this year can expect to spend $315,000 in health care and medical expenses during retirement, according to Fidelity’s 21st annual Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate. For single people, the cost is

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The Latest and Greatest Deals from Around the Web

Every hour we update this list of the latest and greatest deals from around the web. To have this list, along with our Emmy Award winning news, analysis, and advice delivered daily to your inbox, sign up for our free newsletter. Last Updated: Tuesday 6:00 PM EDT. Categories Automotive (2) Clothing Accessories (17) Computers (15) Electronics (10) Gaming Toys (4) Health Beauty (1) Home Garden (28) Movies, Music Books (2) Special Occasion (4) Sports Fitness (4) Store Even

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Housing Boom? Prices Still Haven’t Recovered in 477 Cities

Everybody knows housing values have exploded in recent years. But difficult as it is to believe, hundreds of markets across the country still have not recovered from the housing bubble that burst about 15 years ago. An analysis by Zillow that The Wall Street Journal requested finds that 477 markets across the country still have not fully recovered from that heart-wrenching event in which millions of people lost their homes or saw tens of thousands of dollars in equity disappear. As of April 202

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5 Tips to Make Money Management Fun

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | RadioPublic | Stitcher | RSS Every year, people spend nearly $200 billion on video games: That’s more than we spend on sports and movies combined. Clearly, we’re into having fun and playing games. But here’s a question: What if we take games out of the fantasy world and put them in the real one? What if we could make tasks like managing our money more of a game and less of a chore? In short, what if we could make mon

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3 States Where Home Insurance Rates Have Skyrocketed Amid Inflation

Steven Frame / Shutterstock.com Millions of Americans have spent the past few years desperately searching for affordable housing. Now, those lucky enough to find a home are running wallet-first into another budget-busting woe: soaring home insurance premiums. In some states, homeowners insurance costs rose by as much as 34% over the past year, according to an analysis by QuoteWizard by LendingTree, an online insurance marketplace. Overall, home insurance costs are up 2% nationwide during th

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Why Your Health Insurer May Send a Big Check Soon

Consumers can expect around $1 billion in health insurance refunds this fall, according to a newly released analysis of data by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Such rebate payments are a result of a provision in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that requires private insurance companies to spend a large percentage of premium money on patient care. Policyholders eligible for rebates can expect to receive a payment of about: $141 if they purchased an ACA plan on the individual market $155 if their c

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7 Ways Costco Is Changing in 2022

Adwo / Shutterstock.com Costco is one of the most beloved retailers in America. Millions of people have memberships at the warehouse club and spend countless hours each year perusing its shelves. But nothing in life stays the same, and that includes Costco. Each year, changes — some subtle, some large — make their presence felt at the store. And 2022 is no exception. The following are several ways that Costco is changing this year. 1. More members are renewing dennizn / Shutterstock.

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78% of People Aren’t Ready for Retirement, but There’s Good News

Rido / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on NewRetirement. A recent study, the 2022 Schroders US Retirement Survey, reports that a mere 22% of people approaching retirement age believe that they’ll have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living, down from 26% a year ago. Only 1 out of every 5 are prepared for retirement. Most people believe they haven’t saved enough, especially with potentially worsening economic conditions. If you are conc

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Amex Pay Over Time Bonus, Get Up to 30K Membership Rewards Points (More Targeted)

Amex Pay Over Time Bonus Update (Jun. 1, 2022) – New activation link for a 20K points bonus that seems to be working for many people today. Check your cards again! Update (May 18, 2022) – More people targeted. Check your accounts to see if you have either a 20K or 30K bonus. Also make sure you unenroll from Pay Over Time so you can get targeted for these offers. (HT: MtM) Update (Apr. 21, 2022) – Activation link finally working. Still shows 20K points but at least you should be

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10 Common Expenses That Have Skyrocketed for Retirees

Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com If you’re receiving Social Security benefits, it’s no surprise to you that your monthly checks don’t buy as much as they used to. All the same, it’s shocking to see just how much their purchasing power actually has shrunk. Retirees who started Social Security before 2000 lost about 40% of their benefits’ buying power between 2000 and March 2022. That’s according to an ongoing study on Social Security buying power by the Senior Citizens L

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5 Good Things About Recessions

Roman Samborskyi / Shutterstock.com Concerns about a coming recession are on the horizon. Even though the unemployment rate remains a low 3.6%, some believe a recession could be on the way. For example, experts cite the recent slowing in the housing market as a sign of a looming recession. On top of that, inflation continues to surge and the Federal Reserve has signaled that it could raise interest rates even more through the end of the year. No one wants to try to manage their money — or

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10 Lego Sets That Can Resell for Thousands of Dollars

When I was a kid, an afternoon of pure bliss required only three things: A cold glass of Hi-C (Orange flavor, thank you very much.) Back-to-back episodes of “Bewitched” My mountain of Legos And though my taste in beverages and TV has changed, I still love those little interlocking bricks. Today, Lego is more popular than ever, with some rare sets reselling for big bucks. If you have boxes of Legos collecting dust somewhere, it may be time to do some digging. Here is a list of valuable Leg

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7 Movie Theater Chains With Senior Discounts

ViDI Studio / Shutterstock.com The average movie theater ticket price in 2019 was $9.16, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. That figure hasn’t been updated since (thanks, COVID-19!), but you can safely assume that the price hasn’t gone down. Movie ticket prices can put a real hurt on your entertainment budget if you’re a senior living on a fixed income. Even those who are still working might think a night at the movies is a costly indulgence. That’s especially

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5 Steps to Claim Benefits on Your Ex-Spouse’s Social Security Without Telling Them

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Capital on Tap Business Credit Card, Get $750 Bonus When You Spend $7500

Capital on Tap Business Card $750 Bonus Capital on Tap is offering an increased signup bonus for its Business Credit Card. The usual signup bonus is only $200, but currently the offer has been increased to $750. The Capital on Tap Business Credit Card is issued by WebBank. This is a card that comes with no annual fee and 1.5% cash back on all purchases. Plus, applying for a Capital on Tap Business Credit Card may not affect your credit score. This business card is purpose built for sma

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ndoeljindoel / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Smartest Dollar. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the U.S. labor market in many ways. Many low-wage jobs in fields like retail and hospitality were lost early in the pandemic and have not come back, while throughout the pandemic, there has been strong demand for health workers in response to the pandemic and technology specialists who can support an increasingly virtual economy. The unemploymen

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Your holiday weekend is just getting started — and so are the highly anticipated Memorial Day sales. Many retailers have already premiered their best deals on grills, furniture, home appliances and other big-ticket items, including a $1,000 savings on a new mattress. You’ll also find discounts on shoes and apparel to keep you stylish through the summer months. Don’t let the long weekend slip away without checking out the following top Memorial Day deals of 2022. Ace Hardware The first 240

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Amazon Now Offers Cash Back at Your Favorite Grocery Store

As the cost of groceries soars, everyone is looking for ways to trim ever-expanding food bills. Now, Amazon wants to help by offering a slew of digital rebates. The online retail giant recently introduced Alexa Shopping List Savings, which lets those who use the digital assistant apply rebate offers in the Alexa app to goods that they have added to their shopping list. The cash shoppers earn back by using these offers is applied to a digital Amazon gift card. Anyone in the U.S. who uses the sho

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