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$1 Billion of Unclaimed Tax Refunds Is About to Expire

on April 4, 2024

Nearly 1 million taxpayers have yet to submit their 2020 taxes, which were due in May 2021.

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Want to Get Rich? Make Rich Friends (Maybe at Applebee’s)

on March 8, 2024

New research suggests meeting wealthy friends over Dollaritas could actually lead to more dollars in your bank account.

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12 Online Flea Markets You’ve Never Heard Of

and on March 4, 2024

Find a treasure trove of antiques, clothing, toys and so much more with just a few clicks.

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How to Get Access to the IRS’ New Free Tax Software

on March 1, 2024

The IRS is letting people use its new Direct File service to file their 2023 taxes for free. But snagging a seat can be tricky.

Washington D.C.
5 Ways a Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Money

on February 28, 2024

Furloughs, bare-bones customer service and more are looming if Congress doesn’t pass a spending bill ASAP.

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Having ‘Hot Parents’ Could Make You Substantially Richer, New Study Finds

on February 8, 2024

People with “hot” parents earn thousands of dollars more a year than those with average-looking parents.

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IRS Launches Free File With Major Eligibility Expansion

on January 22, 2024

Plus, the IRS will launch a pilot program for its new Direct File software soon.

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5 Things That Will Cost More in 2024 — Even As Inflation Falls

on January 20, 2024

Inflation will be less of a burden on people’s budgets in 2024. But that’s not the case for every expense.

Inside the Biden Administration’s Plan to Stop ‘Out-of-Control’ Overdraft Fees
Inside the Biden Administration’s Plan to Stop ‘Out-of-Control’ Overdraft Fees

on January 17, 2024

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working to eliminate predatory fees.

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The Best Time to Buy a CD in 2024 Could Be Right Now

on January 11, 2024

Certificate of deposit (CD) investments are ripe for the taking.

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What Actually Happens If You Don’t Buy Homeowners Insurance?

on December 22, 2023

Home insurance isn’t technically required anywhere in the U.S. But “going bare” comes with serious risks.

Woman upset over her tax bill
The IRS Is Resuming Debt Collections

on September 16, 2023

In some cases, an actual IRS agent may also get involved. Here’s what you should know.

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The Government’s Instant Payment Service Is Now Live

on July 20, 2023

Money transfers and bill payments will happen instantly, even on weekends and holidays.

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Are We in a Recession? 43% of Americans Think So

on March 11, 2023

People are building up their emergency funds, cutting back on spending and stockpiling food.

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IRS Tells Millions of Taxpayers Not to File Their Taxes Yet

on February 9, 2023

People in at least 19 states may want to delay filing while the IRS figures out if state stimulus checks and rebates are taxable.

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Why Your Health Insurance Premiums Could Balloon in 2023

on November 4, 2022

A new study also shows that workers at small businesses pay a lot more for health insurance, and their deductibles are higher too.

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Time Is Running out to Buy I Bonds With Historically High Interest Rates

on October 18, 2022

Inflation-adjusted I bonds are paying off 9.62% interest rates right now.

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Execs Want You Back at the Office, Even if They Still Work From Home

on May 4, 2022

Executives say they want to work from the office — but it’s their employees who are being told to show up.

Worried senior paying bills
Can You Work While on Disability? Yes, But Know the Rules

on February 3, 2022

The rules can be confusing, but they are important to understand so you can maximize your income.

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How to Get At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered by Insurers

on January 25, 2022

The reimbursement process can be vague and confusing, and sometimes it’s just a hassle.

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