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Amanda Pell

Amanda is a writer and content strategist who built her career writing on campaigns for brands like Nature Valley, Disney, and the NFL. She now specializes in personal finance and wealth management content, covering everything from retirement strategies to estate planning to credit card bonuses and beyond. When she's not knee-deep in trends research, you'll likely find her hiking with her dog or with her nose in a good book.
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Survey: 1 in 5 Don’t Think Quarantining for Holiday Travel Is Necessary

As the holidays near, many Americans are wondering if they should cancel their annual visits with family or friends due to COVID-19. We surveyed people to get a better idea of whether they plan to travel for the holidays this year and what precautions, if any, they’ll be taking.
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Using a Debt Snowball Spreadsheet to Get Out of the Red

If you have multiple sources of debt, it can start to feel like no amount of monthly payments is enough to get out of it. The good news is, there are multiple ways to pay off debt. Here, we explore one in particular — the debt snowball method — and how to tell if it’s right for you.
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Key Debt Statistics for U.S. Consumers in 2021

Just as debt determines individual success, state and national debt patterns also influence how decisions are made by economists, investors, politicians, and business leaders all over the world. We’ve curated a selection of key debt statistics everyone should know heading into 2021.
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5 Best Online Grocery Shopping Sites With Delivery Service

Grocery delivery services are convenient, and there are plenty of options to choose from. But how do you know which is right for you? We’ve broken down five of the best online grocery sites to give you everything you need to know to decide.
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Flexible Hours: The #1 Reason Americans Prefer Remote Work

This year has seen a huge shift in white-collar work away from the office and into the home. According to a Gallup poll, the average number of workdays Americans worked remotely per month has...
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23 Effective Negotiation Strategies & Tactics to Score a Great Deal

Haggling is a skill that takes time to develop. Some might even consider it an art form. However, once you have a firm grasp on how it works, you’ll discover how rewarding — and even enjoyable — negotiating for a lower price can be. These tips will help you get started.
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How Much Internet Speed Do You Need?

Confused about what Internet connection you need? Here’s an easy-to-follow guide.
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How to Choose the Right Side Income for You

As you progress in your financial journey, you may notice that something many wealthy people have in common is they have multiple income streams. Whether or not you have a full-time job, creating additional income,...
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20 Best Places in the U.S. to Live and Work Remotely 2020

If you’re among the estimated 31% of employees who switched to remote work due to COVID-19, your company leadership may now be discussing whether or not to transition to a fully distributed employee model. If your...

Most Hyped Investments of the Last 20 Years

The world has changed dramatically from 2000 to 2020. With the onset of the digital age, innovations in technology and society have propelled us forward so rapidly that many of the “advancements” we considered...
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[Study] What’s Considered Rich? One-Third of Americans Say Money Can’t Buy Wealth

If someone asked you what “rich” means to you, what’s the first thing that would come to mind? Some would say a career that pays well, while others find joy in the simple things....
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What Is Rent-to-Own, and Is It Right for You?

Though renting and buying are often treated as the only two options for acquiring housing, there exists a lesser-known third option in between called rent-to-own. When you sign a rent-to-own agreement, you’re agreeing to rent...