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Brian Martucci

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Best Credit Cards to Use When Shopping on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is June 21-22 in 2021. Are the credit cards in your wallet optimized to capture the most value from Amazon Prime Day's unbeatable deals? Learn about the best cards to use on Prime Day this year and how to choose a credit card offer that'll serve you well long after the sales end.
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Wealthfront vs. Chime – Which Banking App Is Best?

There’s no shortage of online banks available for American consumers to conduct their banking and investing activities. We take a look at two popular branchless money management options, Chime and Wealthfront, in a head-to-head comparison. Find out which is the better fit for you here.
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How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

Foreign transaction fees add to the cost of international travel and online purchases with international vendors that process transactions outside the U.S. Here’s how you can avoid foreign transaction fees to save on international purchases.
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Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Guide

In March 2020, the United States’ longest economic expansion in modern history ran into the buzzsaw of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an unprecedented spike in jobless claims. But the vast majority of workers are eligible for state unemployment benefits. Follow these steps to apply.
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Credit Sesame Review – Get Your Free Credit Score

Credit Sesame is a feature-rich consumer finance tool that delivers credit scores and reports, identity theft protection, and a user-friendly cash management account with a Mastercard debit card and a host of benefits. Read on to learn whether a free or paid Credit Sesame plan is a good fit for you.
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10 Best Bank Accounts for Kids Under 18 (Checking & Savings) – Rates for...

Opening a bank account for your kids and becoming a joint account holder is a great way to teach kids basic money management skills like budgeting, saving, and setting long-term financial goals. We round up the best checking and savings accounts for kids under age 18.
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7 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit – Reviews & Comparison

If your credit is fair or poor, you shouldn't expect a gilt-edged credit card with an astronomical spending limit, lavish rewards, and VIP benefits. But you certainly could qualify for a credit card designed to help you build credit and raise your credit score. These are among the best.
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FarmTogether Review – Invest in U.S. Farmland

FarmTogether is a digital farmland investing platform that makes it easy for accredited investors to purchase fractional or sole ownership of agricultural land. Learn about FarmTogether, its advantages and disadvantages, and whether an investment with FarmTogether is a good fit for your portfolio.
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Stash Stock-Back Card Review – Invest as you Spend

The Stash Stock-Back Card is a rewards debit card that’s great for investors eager to put everyday purchases to work in the market. Instead of cash back or travel points, you earn shares of stock. Learn about the Stash Stock-Back Card to find out how to invest as you spend with popular brands.
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Wealthfront Review – Banking & Automated Investing

Wealthfront was one of the first robo-advisor platforms to break into the retail investing mainstream and remains a popular choice today thanks to its low cost and well-rounded services. Read on to familiarize yourself with what Wealthfront is all about and how it stands apart from the competition.
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Zacks Trade Review – Investing Platform for the Active Trader

Zacks Trade is a serious investing platform for serious investors. It's not the best-known discount online broker out there, nor the most user-friendly, but for serious traders and investors who've tried big-name discount brokers and found them lacking, Zacks Trade is a cut above. Here's why.
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Best Credit Cards to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2021

The start of a new year is an excellent time to take stock of where we've been and where we're going. As the full fiscal impacts of holiday excesses come into focus, it's the ideal...