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The gig economy is big and getting bigger. According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 36% of American workers currently participate in the gig economy....
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32 Best New Bank Account Promotions & Offers – February 2020

It's possible to make $100s just by opening up a bank account. But sorting through the best offers can be tricky. At Money Crashers, we...
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How Much Does a Dog Really Cost? – Where to Save...

Dogs bring a vast array of benefits to their owners. These benefits come with a price tag — an average of $2,883 per year. But owning a dog doesn’t have to be this expensive. There are some dog care products and services you don’t need to spend big bucks on. Just don’t skimp on the wrong ones.
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Luxury Items for Less: 4 Affordable Alternatives to Luxury Goods

Luxury items like wine, diamonds, prescription eyewear, and shampoo can add up and be too expensive for the average budget. These alternatives can help you get the high-quality product you want from a luxury item without the high price tag. With these luxury item substitutes, you don't have to sacrifice the luxury experience you want to stay within your budget.
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What Is an ITIN Number and How to Apply to Get...

Foreign-born individuals pay nearly $224 billion in federal taxes and $105 billion in state and local taxes each year. An individual taxpayer identification number is one of the tools that make those tax payments possible. But what is it and how do you get one?
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16 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money Wisely

Every year, millions of Americans receive billions of dollars in tax refunds. Many blow it on dinners out, new clothes, and presents for themselves. But before you get carried away dreaming up inventive ways to spend your refund, do something to boost your future instead.
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Legal Guardianship Types & How to Choose a Guardian for Your...

Selecting a legal guardian for your child is crucial. In case of an unfortunate event, it's important to meet the legal requirements to ensure your child will be taken care of. Factors like the type of guardian you want, including their age, location, and parenting style, are important considerations. Learn more about the types of legal guardians, factors to consider when choosing one, and how to prepare your last will and testament.
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Tax-Loss Harvesting – Rules, Examples & How It Works

Tax-loss harvesting lets you use underperforming assets to lower your taxes. But managing your portfolio is complicated enough — is tax-loss harvesting even worth it? The short answer is yes. And advisory services leveraging modern technology can help you reap the benefits without the headache.
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How Long Does It Take to Get My IRS Tax Refund?...

Eager to get your tax refund this year? No matter what you plan to spend it on, how and when you file can affect how fast your refund comes. So before you file your taxes, learn all about the IRS tax refund timelines and what you can do to get the cash in your hands when you need it.
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9 Best Money Market Accounts With the Highest Rates in 2020

Money market accounts don't get the attention they deserve. You probably have a checking account with a local, national, or online bank - perhaps one...
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Why Your Taxes Could Go Up in Retirement and How to...

Many people believe retirement means lower taxes. But just because you’re no longer earning a paycheck doesn’t mean the taxman's out of your life forever. And with major economic and demographic challenges on the horizon, it’s time to start laying the groundwork now for lower taxes in retirement.
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19 Best High-Yield Savings Accounts – Interest Rates in 2020

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