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NerdWallet: 6 tips for cutting costs on back-to-school shopping

August 10, 2023, 7:33am Business

When Meghan Lakata’s kids return to school from summer break, they’ll have new (to them) clothes and supplies. But thanks to some creative shopping habits, the mother of two isn’t stressed over back-to-school spending. Read story

NerdWallet: 4 LGBTQ+ retirement hurdles (and what to do about them)

August 9, 2023, 7:48am Business

In many ways, retirement planning for someone in the LGBTQ+ community is the same as anyone else’s retirement planning: save more, spend less, invest for the long term. Read story

Millennial Money: Issuer closing your credit card? Act fast to preserve credit

August 8, 2023, 7:44am Business

It’s not uncommon for credit card issuers to close accounts. Sometimes they do so to lessen their risk when the economy is in distress, generally as a reaction to your spending activity — or lack thereof. Read story

How much house can I afford if I make $100,000 a year?

August 5, 2023, 5:29am Business

If you’re earning $100,000 per year, congratulations on entering six-figure salary territory. However, if you’re an aspiring homeowner, even this princely sum may not seem like enough. Read story

NerdWallet: How much time do you need for an international layover?

August 2, 2023, 7:53am Business

Most airlines recommend arriving at least two hours before domestic flights and at least three hours before international flights. But do you need that much time for connections between international flights? Read story

Millennial Money: Mystery travel lets you focus on the fun, not the details

August 1, 2023, 7:46am Business

Travel planning can be a real chore. Booking flights, deciding on the right hotel and building an itinerary might be fun for some, but others dread it. That’s why some travelers are opting for an unorthodox travel strategy that eliminates the planning stage altogether. It’s called “mystery” or “suprise” travel,… Read story

Palmer: How to stay safe from financial scams

July 31, 2023, 8:04am Business

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to protecting yourself from financial scams is thinking you’re too smart to be duped by one. Read story

Mortgage lenders vs. banks: Which is best for you?

July 31, 2023, 6:00am Business

Unless it’s an all-cash deal, most homebuyers turn to a mortgage to purchase property. There are many financial institutions that offer mortgages, including banks and independent organizations. Each has pros and cons. Read story

What the Fed’s July rate hike means for homebuyers and sellers

July 30, 2023, 6:00am Business

The Federal Reserve has resumed its war on inflation. After raising rates 10 times in 10 meetings in 2022 and 2023, the central bank took a break in June. But at its July 26 meeting, it was back to fighting form: Fed chairman Jerome Powell announced a quarter-point increase in… Read story

Weston: Don’t let your credit scores retire

July 29, 2023, 5:34am Business

Getting rid of debt before retirement is often a good idea. Getting rid of your credit scores? Not so much. Read story