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The right card with the right elite status benefits can reduce your annual lodging costs by a four-figure sum, more than offsetting even the priciest annual fees. The wrong card will gather dust in your desk drawer, incurring an annual fee for no good reason. Learn which card is best for you here.
I loathe the process of buying a car. Dealing with pushy, overbearing salespeople can be infuriating. As a result, I do whatever I can to avoid buying a car. I perform all recommended DIY car maintenance checks, keep my vehicle for as long as possible, and consolidate my trips both to save on gas and decrease wear and tear on my car.
The Internet is a gold mine of information, and stock trading and financial websites like The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha make it easy to invest and trade like the pros. Which of these two popular platforms is right for you? Read our head-to-head comparison to find out.
How much life insurance do you need? It’s a hard question to answer because the answer isn’t constant over an entire lifespan. But because life insurance is cheaper when you’re young and healthy, mapping out your long-term life insurance needs now is essential. And it’s easier than you think.
Laddering your life insurance — carrying multiple policies with the same death benefit as a single longer-term policy — can save you money without sacrificing your beneficiaries’ security. But how does life insurance laddering work, and is it right for you?
Choosing a life insurance beneficiary involves many considerations. Here’s what you need to know about who and what is eligible, succession rules for life insurance beneficiaries, what happens when your beneficiary designations conflict with your will, and possible adverse consequences for certain beneficiaries.
Many people believe choosing and applying for life insurance is outlandishly difficult and time-consuming. While shopping for life insurance is no one’s idea of fun, it’s rarely a grueling ordeal. And it’s a lot easier when you understand what you need and how to get it.
Both M1 Finance and TD Ameritrade appeal to a wide range of investors, but they have clear — and, in some cases, stark — differences. Depending on your needs and preferences, you’ll likely find one or the other more compelling. Which is a better fit for you?
Active-duty members of the U.S. military and qualifying members of their families enjoy broad protection from predatory lending, unreasonably high interest rates, and other forms of financial malfeasance through two federal laws: the Military...
The Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card improves on its popular predecessor, the original Chase Freedom card, with expanded cash-back opportunities, an excellent sign-up bonus and 0% APR purchase promotion for new cardholders, and valuable fringe benefits. Find out if this card is right for here.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and raise your credit score? Unfortunately, there’s no quick route out of a credit hole. But the path to better credit isn’t uniformly treacherous. If you know where to look, you can find helping hands like Experian Boost when you need them most.
History is rife with stories of tragedy bringing out the best in people. It’s also scarred by examples of the opposite. COVID-19’s arrival and corresponding economic shock has given rise to a host of scams. But you can learn how to spot the telltale signs of each grift and avoid falling victim.