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How to plan a vacation during Covid

How to plan a vacation during Covid

We all need a vacation after 2020. And with vaccines being shipped out around the country, now might be a good time to start planning your much-needed getaway in 2021. The most important part of any trip you plan during Covid-19 will be flexibility, according to Nisreene Atassi, the global …

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Buy now, pay later plans are booming in the Covid economy

Buy now, pay later plans are booming in the Covid economy

New sneakers, a MacBook, a Peloton — you can pay for almost anything in installments these days. Like the layaway plans of old, but now called point-of-sale loans, “buy now, pay later” lets shoppers break their purchases into equal installment payments without interest or fees, even using a debit card, …

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Here’s how to overcome common financial blind spots

Here's how to overcome common financial blind spots

AscentXmedia | iStock | Getty Images When it comes to managing money, most everybody has doubts as to whether they’re doing it right. So you may breathe a sigh of relief to know that no one is crazy, according to Morgan Housel, author of the book “The Psychology of Money.” …

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Amid coronavirus, donations set to spike on Giving Tuesday

Amid coronavirus, donations set to spike on Giving Tuesday

Many charities have seen a surge in donations since the coronavirus crisis began. Now, on Giving Tuesday, pandemic-related nonprofits could get an unprecedented extra bump. Charitable donations generally get a big boost on “Giving Tuesday,” a single day specifically focused on charity in the shopping-heavy week after Thanksgiving. Last year, …

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Why it’s gotten harder for younger generations

Why it's gotten harder for younger generations

For a myriad of reasons, millennials, America’s largest generation, are becoming homeowners later in life and at lower rates than the generations of Americans that preceded them.  The rapid expansion of the middle-class after World War II made owning a home easier and, ultimately, a symbol of the American dream. …

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Anti-spending movement gains momentum ahead of Black Friday

Anti-spending movement gains momentum ahead of Black Friday

‘Tis the season to shore up your savings. In the days leading up to Black Friday, financial experts caution against overspending, particularly amid an economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic — and consumers are listening. One campaign, called “In the Black Friday,” spearheaded by the National Financial Educators Council, …

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Here are the best deals (and what not to buy)

Here are the best deals (and what not to buy)

Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year — is no longer the day after Thanksgiving. Instead of one-day doorbuster deals, retailers like Walmart and Home Depot have been rolling out discounts in the days, or even weeks, ahead of the official start of the holiday season. And …

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