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Car financing has big role in how we buy vehicles

Best Ways to Finance a Car in 2023

If you’re looking to finance a car, here are the best ways to get the money you need. Car financing plays a big role in how Americans buy vehicles. It can be the difference between a person getting the car of their dreams versus settling for something less. About 35% of American adults relied on […]

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When you’re trying to save money, start with a budget and review all expenses.

The Worst Thing to Spend Money on If You’re Trying to Save

Here’s what experts say you should cut if you’re trying to save. As we approach 2023, many people are considering New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to save money or get on financial track. According to Fidelity’s Financial Resolutions survey, saving more money was the number one resolution respondents gave. About […]

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Find out more about credit card rewards and how they work.

Types of Credit Card Rewards and How They Work

Learn more about your credit card reward options and how they work. You have many options when it comes to credit cards, and many cards offer rewards. There are cards that offer you cash back, travel miles, or points that can be redeemed for items when you make qualified purchases. You should consider how you […]

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What Does the Average Funeral Cost?

Learn what the average funeral costs so you don’t get caught unprepared. A funeral is probably the last thing you want to financially plan for.  However, a lack of planning could leave your loved ones in a poor financial situation as funerals can cost thousands of dollars. Knowing how much the average funeral costs and […]

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The next recession could be on its way. Learn what to expect and how to prepare.

What Could We Expect from the Next Recession?

With all the recent talk of a recession looming, learn what you can expect. There are signs that the next recession will hit next year, according to economic forecasters. Moody’s Analytics’ chief economist Mark Zandi cautions that a recession may be on the horizon. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon also told Reuters there is a […]

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these inflation tips to help you save money

Inflation Tips: Get Advice on How to Save

Consider these inflation tips to help you save. Although, inflation has cooled off some, sitting at 7.7% as of October 2022. That’s up from 5.39% last year. Budgeting right now is challenging more than ever. There are things you can do to save money while you’re waiting for prices to get back to normal. Read […]

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buying tickets to a sporting event, concert, or other performance

Things to Know and How to Save Money on StubHub Tickets

Whether it’s a popular music artist or Disney On Ice, experiences can provide once-in-a-lifetime memories you and your family will have forever. That could be why 76% of all consumers would rather spend their money on experiences than on material things. If you are planning on buying tickets to a sporting event, concert, or other […]

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Inflation: Where Consumers Plan to Cut Spending

Inflation: Where Consumers Plan to Cut Spending If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, inflation has probably made life even more challenging for you. With the Consumer Price Index jumping 8.6% year over year in May, money is even tighter for many families. This is the fastest rate of increase in four decades. If you’re starting […]

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Childcare costs are inflating as availability decreases.

How to Cope with the Rise in Childcare Costs

How to Cope with the Rise in Child Care Costs Parents facing rising inflation are also battling another high cost: child care. About 63% of parents report child care has become more expensive this past year. Over half of parents surveyed (59%) say they are more concerned about child care costs now than they were […]

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How to Offset Inflation as a Small Business Owner

Small businesses have been through a lot in the past couple of years. In 2020, the pandemic forced many businesses to close. In 2021, many small businesses faced hiring issues with The Great Resignation creating a hyper-competitive labor market. This year, inflation is causing problems for American entrepreneurs. One in three small businesses (33%) now […]

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A mystery shopper is hired to shop at a store and report back on the experience

Is Mystery Shopping a Good Side Gig?

Discover whether mystery shopping is right for you. There are many ways to earn money on the side to help fund expenses, cover bills, and pay off debt faster. However, some side gigs require you to own a car, purchase expensive equipment, or have a certain skillset. Mystery shopping is a good side gig because […]

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Why is inflation rising in the U.S.?

Why inflation rising impacts you and how to deal with it. According to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz, consumers should spend more money at restaurants and less on goods from the internet to do their part to help reduce inflationary costs to the economy. “What we have learned is that each successive variant […]

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