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  • Tech the halls with the best stocking stuffers for any budget

    If stuffed stockings is a tradition in your home it also means scrambling to find one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Check out this list of our favorites.
  • The best last-minute Christmas gift ideas for holiday slackers

    The countdown to Christmas has really ramped up, but there are plenty of fantastic gifts still available. We've found all of the last-minute gifts you need to have yourself a successful holiday on any budget.
  • Amazon takes $300 off Intel Core i7 Surface Pro 6 in latest sale

    If you're looking for savings on the Surface Pro 6, Amazon is the place to shop. It currently is discounting the Intel Core i7 variant of Microsoft's latest 2-in-1 by $300, though no Type Cover is included.
  • The best sleeping bags you can buy

    A proper sleeping bag has the ability to make or break a camping or backpacking trip. Here are our picks for the best sleeping bags on the market to help you choose the correct bag for any type of outdoor adventure.
  • The best heated clothing

    If you're thinking about going outside this winter, heated apparel is a must. Luckily, we've rounded up some of the best heated clothing, whether you're looking for battery-powered gloves or heated insoles.
  • You can now get a Surface Laptop 2 for $800 at the Microsoft Store

    Along with deals on other variants, starting configurations of Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 are now going for $800 online at its retail store, cutting $200 from its usual $1,000 starting price.
  • Today’s best Amazon deals: Routers, Roombas, and Raspberry Pi Kits

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but for retail giants like Amazon, the savings are only getting started. We've scoured the depths of Amazon to find you the very best deals going on right now.
  • What Is the Average CD Rate?

    Certificates of deposit, or CDs, offer a reliable and structured approach to savings. A CD has a set term length, and once you make your initial deposit, you can’t touch that money until the term ends. This allows your...
  • Here are the 10 best laptop deals for October 2018

    Whether you've started a new school year, are shopping for a student, or you just need a new computer, we've got you covered: These are the 10 best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming...
  • How to Retire in Jamaica

    It’s easy to understand why a Jamaican retirement would be attractive to many people. Anyone who’s enjoyed Jamaica’s beaches, lush greenery and beautiful weather could see the appeal of living out their golden...
  • This Nike promo code will take $30 off orders of $150 or more

    Looking to run like an athlete with new Nike shoes? For a limited-time, Nike is offering huge sales site wide plus free shipping if you're a Nike Plus member. Nike store promo codes don't come by often so this is perfect...
  • Costco members can cut up to $200 off MacBook and iMac price tags

    Costco is discounting MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops by as much as $200 as part of a members-only sale. It also has deals on select MacBooks and iMacs, with optional Apple Care in most instances.
  • Now is the best time for a rewards credit card

    Do you have a rewards credit card? If not, now is the perfect time to consider one

  • Connecticut Gift Tax: All You Need to Know

    Connecticut recently increased its lifetime gift tax exemption to $2.6 million, and it will continue to climb in the coming years. This means you won’t owe a Connecticut gift tax unless the gifts you provide in those...
  • Top 4 Regrets Retirees Have About Saving (or Not Saving)

    What are the true money mistakes that real people end up regretting? We may now have the answers. In a recent poll of retirement-age Americans, 1,600 retirees discussed their biggest regrets when it came to money and saving.

  • Do this 1 thing to help reduce your risk of personal bankruptcy

    The best predictor of a future bankruptcy is actually very simple

  • 15 Unique pet gift ideas to stuff in your four-legged friend’s Christmas stocking

    There are so many people to shop for during the holiday season, but you can't forget about your four-legged friend. If you don't already spoil your pet throughout the year, the holidays offer the perfect excuse to spoil them.
  • Best Places to Retire in Alaska

    Perhaps the generic portrait of a retiree lounging on a beach isn’t quite your thing. Instead, you might be considering going in the opposite direction and living in Alaska for retirement. In addition to the state’s...
  • How To Get a Bank Statement

    Every month, your bank prepares a document for you showing all of of your transactions for the past month. This is called a bank statement. It’s important to review your bank statement regularly – in part to...
  • Disability income and debt

    What can disabled persons do about telephone calls and letters from collectors? What happens if you are sued?

  • The Best Places to Retire in Ohio

    Thinking of retiring in Ohio? Many cities in the Buckeye State are ideal for retirees, with low tax burdens, a high percentage of senior residents and plenty of access to recreation and a healthcare. We crunched the...
  • Take to the skies with these 5 drones on sale for under $50

    On the hunt for some cool tech for under $50? We've rounded up 5 drones under $50 that you can still get before Christmas. These models are great for kids, adults, and anyone just getting started with drones.
  • Sign up for Verizon Fios Triple Play and get an Amazon Echo and Amazon Prime for a year

    Verizon is now offering its Fios Gigabit Connection Custom TV and Phone service with Amazon Prime tossed in. While valid, you can sign up for the company’s Triple Play package, which includes all three Fios services, for...
  • Cook your holiday meals with this $60 Instant Pot, on sale today only

    Instant Pots were a huge hit for Black Friday and Cyber Monday with prices reaching as low as $60, but you haven't missed your chance at a great deal. Amazon is slashing the price on the Instant Pot Ultra with a $60...
  • Need a last-minute gift? Get an iPhone Wireless Charger for under $20

    Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers or gift ideas, these deals from Mophie, Anker, and Yootech can get you a wireless charging pad for cheap. Don't settle for wired charging if you don't have to.
  • Small Businesses Seek to Attract Customers by Using Installment Loans

    Square, a financial services company for small-business transactions, has recently rolled out a new feature allowing merchants to provide installment payments as an option for their customers.

  • Ally vs. Barclays Bank: Which Online Bank is Best?

    Online-only bank accounts are increasingly popular. They tend to offer better interest rates than typical banks because they don’t have to pay the costs of having brick-and-mortar locations. Two popular online banks...
  • Looking for an Apple MacBook below $900? Woot has you covered

    If you're looking for a great deal on an Apple MacBook then Amazon's Woot may just have what you have been seeking with machines available for only $810 with Intel M3 CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSDs.
  • Best Places to Retire in New York

    A retirement in the Empire State doesn’t have to mean shelling out all your retirement savings for a tiny apartment. You’ll find all the best places to retire in New York in Long Island, north of the city or way …...
  • Apple iPad Pro 11 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Which top-tier tablet reigns supreme?

    If you're in the market for a new tablet and you want something that can double up as a laptop in a pinch, then you owe it to yourself to check out the 11-inch Apple iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. We compare the...
  • Money is changing. Here are the 3 most important ways it'll affect the future of your wallet

    Cryptocurrency is full of opportunities -- and pitfalls. Here are three ways it might transform our lives

  • How to Retire in Germany

    Germany has become a popular destination for American retirees due to its reasonable costs, excellent healthcare system and well-kept infrastructure. The weather may not be on the level of Thailand or Portugal, but if you...
  • Save up to $700 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018

    This is the perfect time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We've rounded up the best smartphone deals available right now -- carrier devices as well as unlocked phones -- that can save you as much as $700.
  • The Best Places to Retire in Maryland

    Thinking of retiring in Maryland? You’ll find plenty of company in the following cities and towns, which generally have large populations of senior citizens living there. You’ll also have the peace of mind of...
  • Best Places to Retire in Nevada

    If you’re looking for a tax-friendly retirement, Nevada is one of the places to be. It’s very tax-friendly toward retirees, with no state taxes on income or Social Security benefits. Withdrawals from retirement accounts...
  • Instant Pots! Get your Instant Pot! 5 models are on sale now at Amazon

    Consumers win big when Amazon pops deals on popular products like Instant Pots. Five Instant Pot models on sale range from $30 to $60 off. If you've been waiting to buy an Instant Pot for a holiday gift, this could be the...
  • Can the IRS or student loan creditors garnish my Social Security?

    Find out how you can protect your financial interests

  • Liven up the holiday party with the 10 best white elephant gifts for $20 or less

    We tracked down 10 awesome gifts with the perfect mixture of humor, practicality, and most importantly, affordability. Take a look at the best white elephant gifts under $20 and get ready to get your white elephant on.
  • Pick up a pair of Apple AirPods alternatives for less than $50

    Apple AirPods are some of the most sought-after wireless earbuds, but they certainly aren't cheap. Luckily, Walmart and Amazon both have some great Apple AirPod alternatives for sale, and you can still get them before...
  • Check out our list of the best iPhone deals for May 2018

    Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPhone deals available for April 2018.
  • Google Store sale is on now through December 24!

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 may be history, but fans of Google hardware including the popular Google Home Hub, Pixel 3 and 3XL mobile phones still have lots of deals in store -- the Google Store, that is.
  • Need a new tablet? Check out the best iPad deals for May 2018

    In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for May 2018.
  • Get the Braun Series 7 Cordless shaver/razor at a 59-percent discount

    Braun's Series 7 7790cc cordless smart shaver has four shaving elements, an eight-direction flexible head, and five power modes. Amazon and Braun just added a special coupon for the Series 7 that discounts the shaver by 59...
  • Best Black Friday Smartwatch Deals

    Smartwatches are popular holiday gifts because they are easy to buy for other people. They are not too expensive and not too personal a gift. You don't have to worry about sleeve length, shoe size or color schemes. All you...
  • The Kobo Clara HD, one of the best Kindle alternatives, is now on sale

    One of the more popular Kindle alternatives (and one that stands tall as one of our favorite ereaders) is Kobo. Among the best of Kobo's offerings is the awesome Kobo Clara HD, and it's now on sale for the holidays for...
  • The best food processors of 2018

    Whether you're an amateur chef just getting started or an experienced cook trying to speed up the cooking process, there are many top-notch food processors on the market. We've rounded up the best.
  • The best VPN services of 2018

    Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network — aka a VPN — is a decent solution. Check out a few of the best VPN services on the market.
  • Simplify your life with one of these wireless smartphone charger deals

    Banish nightly cable fumbling with a wireless smartphone charger. If your smartphone is compatible with wireless charging, the simplicity of placing it on a pad is a beautiful thing. Wireless chargers are also excellent...
  • Time to Get Fuel Points: The Best Credit Cards for Gas

    Whether you’re a business traveler, a weekend Winnebago warrior, or one of the 220 million Americans that spend over an hour in their car each day, you know how expensive gas is. Wouldn’t it be nice if you...
  • The best weather apps for the iPhone

    Don't rely solely on your local meteorologist to stay up to date on the weather. Take matters into your own hands with one of these weather apps, each of which brings something unique to the table.
  • 20 Holiday gift ideas for your coworkers that they’ll actually want

    Your calendar is probably pretty hectic this holiday season, so it's easy to forget about your office holiday party. Given that we see our coworkers even more our own families sometimes, a gift is a very special gesture....
  • Vermont Estate Tax

    Vermont is one of twelve states, plus Washington, D.C., that levies an estate tax. Unlike the other states, though, Vermont’s estate tax is flat. If your estate is worth more than the $2.75 million exemption, the state...
  • The top 10 budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

    Warm weather is here to stay, and a good action cam is the perfect way to record all of your outdoor adventures. Check out these GoPro alternatives, including some 4K-capable cameras, that won’t leave you broke
  • Iowa Estate Tax

    Iowa does not levy an estate tax, but Iowans may still have to pay the federal estate tax if they have enough assets. The Hawkeye State has an inheritance tax to consider as well. This guide will walk Iowans through...
  • This is the worst stock tip I ever received

    How to avoid making the mistake I made

  • Score a refurbished iPad Air for just $120 with this exclusive promo code

    Apple deals are fleeting, but for techies who want to score this great hardware on the cheap, buying refurbished is the way to go. If you're in the market for a tablet, then you're in luck: This refurbished iPad Air is now...
  • Today’s best deals: Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy all have sales going

    It's the most wonderful time of the year -- for saving big. Amazon launched its 12 days of deals, and Walmart is countering with its own 20 days of deals countdown. And Best Buy kicked off its 20 Days of Doorbusters.
  • Kansas Estate Tax

    Kansas does not have an estate tax, but residents of the Sunflower State may have to pay a federal estate tax if their estate is of sufficient size. This guide walks Kansans who are starting to think about estate planning...
  • The best Black Friday deals on drills and tool sets

    For most basic to advanced tasks, you need a reliable power drill and complete tool set. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s never a better time to snag deals on tools from retailers you trust.
  • Idaho Estate Tax

    Idaho has no state-level estate tax. Idahoans with estates of a certain size may still have to worry about the federal estate tax, though. This guide walks Gem State residents through the facts and figures they need to...
  • How to Create an Advance Directive in Indiana

    Creating an advance directive is an important part of your end-of-life planning. Doing so will help to communicate your wishes in medical situations where you can’t express them yourself. While a financial advisor can help...
  • Best Roth IRA

    The best Roth IRAs offer a range of funds, low fees and digital tools to help you plan for retirement. We gathered data on the entire Roth IRA universe and found the best ones. These can suit a range of investors, …...
  • Indiana Estate Tax

    Indiana does not levy an estate tax. Residents of the state may still have to pay the federal estate tax, though, if their estates are worth enough. This guide is for Hoosiers who are starting to think about their own...
  • Best IRA 2018

    The best IRAs offer robust investment menus, low fees and a wealth of tools to help you save for retirement. SmartAsset gathered data on the best IRA providers to help you find the one that’s right for you. We also …...
  • Utah Estate Tax

    There is no estate tax in Utah. There is a federal estate tax, though, and residents of the Beehive State with sufficiently large estates may have to pay that. This guide is for Utahns who are starting to think about...
  • Double-check your beneficiaries

    What happens to your financial accounts when you pass away? They will be passed along to the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated for that account – but what happens when your beneficiaries are out-of-date?

  • Still have money in your Flexible Spending Account? Head to the FSA online store

    Don’t panic if you still have money sitting in your FSA and no doctor's appointments on the horizon. The FSA store has plenty of cool, useful gizmos you’ll want to purchase for your home and your health.
  • How to Buy Corporate Bonds

    Both public and private corporations issue corporate bonds, which are a type of fixed income security. Corporations place these investments on the open market to help fund projects and other major financial undertakings....
  • Are Money Market Accounts FDIC Insured?

    Money market accounts work like a mix between a savings and a checking account. They come with the potential to earn higher interest rates, but may also let you write checks. Luckily, these accounts are FDIC-insured, which...
  • Are Certificates of Deposit (CDs) FDIC Insured?

    Certificates of deposit (CDs) offer a great, more structured way to save. CDs are timed deposits with set terms that typically vary from a couple of months to 10 years. After you make your initial deposit, you can’t access...
  • How to Create an Advance Directive in Vermont

    An advance directive is an important element of a thorough estate planning strategy. If you live in Vermont and you’re unsure if you should draft an advance directive, this guide will walk you through what an advance...
  • The last vacuum you need: Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away on sale for $160

    From now through the end of December, you can grab the powerful Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away upright vacuum for just $160. This knocks a whopping 46 percent off of the original $300 price, saving you $140.
  • Here’s where to buy Christmas trees and holiday decor at a discount online

    It's already December, which brings with it a whole host of decorating responsibilities. Instead of stressing over purchasing your holiday decor in store this year, why not go the high tech route and get it all online?
  • EOption Brokerage Review

    A division of Regal Securities, Inc., eOption was created in 2007, designed to offer a more affordable way to trade options. You’ll find the lowest options commission charges here. You’ll also find a convenient trading...
  • Learn to play piano with the One Smart Keyboard Pro, on sale through December 25

    The piano is relatively easy to get started with, yet difficult to master. If you've been wanting to learn to play, the One Smart Keyboard Pro is the perfect way to do it. This smart piano is on sale for $50 off through...
  • What the big banks won't tell you about business loans

    An SBA-backed loan could be a great option for your business. But you can't count on big banks to help you, new research shows

  • Top 10 Cities With the Largest Rent Increases – 2018 Edition

    The fear of skyrocketing rents can consume the thoughts of Americans who don’t own their homes. Despite an improving economy and low unemployment rates, rent increases continue to chip away at earnings. And when...
  • How to Make a Bond Ladder

    It’s no secret: investing can be intimidating, and many people just don’t like the idea of “gambling” with their hard-earned savings. Luckily, there are some simple investment strategies that provide a steady stream of...
  • 2018’S Best Mobile Banking Apps

    Mobile banking apps have come a long way. Once upon a time, features like mobile check deposit were considered cutting edge. Now, consumers have come to expect that kind of functionality – along with seamless money...
  • Get a Constant Contact free trial to boost your business marketing

    Constant Contact offers one of the more robust email marketing platforms in the industry. And with a new 20 percent off deal, it's now cheaper than ever to get your hands on its service.
  • What to expect for Macy’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

    The most popular shopping holiday is coming soon. During November we will be hunting down Macy's best holiday deals leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make sure to come back every week to catch the best savings...
  • Most rewards credit card holders sabotage themselves

    Are we going about it all wrong?

  • Best Cyber Monday Instant Pot Deals

    The Instant Pot has brought joy to millions of home chefs all over the world and now is a great time to pick one up since a whole bunch of online retailers are putting the device on sale for Cyber Monday.
  • Save hundreds with the best MacBook deals for May 2018

    If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.
  • Upgrade your sleep with these Black Friday and Cyber Monday mattress deals

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring plenty of opportunities to invest in a great mattress because top brands are competing to earn your business. The race to offer the lowest price possible means you end up with discounts...
  • Best Cyber Monday Headphone Deals

    With fantastic deals on some of the best models out there, Cyber Monday is the perfect time to look for your next pair of headphones. From sports-focused to hi-fi, here are the best options we've found for your listening...
  • Here are our picks for the best electric shavers on the market today

    Unlike safety razors, electric razors don't necessarily require shaving cream or water and we rounded up some of the best electric shavers for any beard length or time-saving situation on the market today.
  • Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

    Amazon's Cyber Monday sales continue the near-frenzy that starts with the rollout leading to Black Friday. Fortunately, we can help. We're going to constantly update this page to bring you all the best Amazon Cyber Monday...
  • Best Cyber Monday deals at Walmart

    Walmart is getting in on the Cyber Monday action with offers on iPhones, gaming consoles, gaming accessories, and lots of other technology items that will be available throughout the day.
  • REI Cyber Week deals: Save on Columbia, Osprey, and more

    Cyber Week deals are still going strong at REI, with discounts lasting up until this weekend. If you've been meaning to follow REI's mission and hit the outdoors, now is the perfect time to save big on outdoor gear and more.
  • Udemy is offering all of its online courses for just $10, and some for free

    If you find yourself with extra time during the holidays, why not devote some of it to learning a new skill? Online courses for just $10 is a major steal, but you have to hurry because this Cyber Monday sale ends today.
  • How to Buy Walmart Stock

    Walmart is a legendary American retail brand that was founded by Sam Walton in 1962. Although it started with just a single location in Rogers, Arkansas, Walmart has ballooned to more than 11,000 stores across nearly 30...
  • Connecticut Estate Tax

    There is an estate tax in Connecticut. It is progressive, and tax rates range from 7.20% to 12.00%. For 2018, the estate tax applies to estates that are worth more than $2.60 million. If you’re resident of...
  • 5 Ways Norton products can help protect against cybercrime this holiday season

    Norton Internet Security offers a slew of solutions for your mobile devices or PC that help keep you safe as you prepare to shop this holiday season. And here's a guide to five solutions that will do just that.
  • EMV chips don't stop credit card fraud

    There are two primary reasons America isn't using the EMV technology to its full potential, and the technology doesn't address all forms of fraud

  • Score a new display on the cheap: Black Friday and Cyber Monday monitor deals

    Black Friday might be officially over, but the deals are still rolling thanks to Cyber Week. If you're in the market for a new desktop display, we've got the best ongoing Black Friday and Cyber Monday monitor deals right...
  • How to Buy Samsung Stock

    Although widely recognized as solely a technology brand, Samsung is actually more of a conglomerate. The South Korea based company extends into the financial services, tourism, science and machinery businesses as well. But...
  • Annuity vs. IRA

    Americans look forward to their golden years, but saving for retirement can be an intimidating undertaking. The long-term nature of this type of financial planning calls for good decision-making, so simplifying it is of...
  • All About Gift Taxes: Do I Pay Tax on Gifts From Parents?

    If you recently received a sizable gift from mom and dad, don’t fret. When it comes to gift tax, the IRS generally holds the giver liable. And unless the person is handing over a small fortune, he or she won’t …...
  • Delaware Estate Tax

    There is no estate tax in Delaware at the state level. The federal government does levy a tax on estates that reach a certain threshold, though, so residents of The First State may have to pay that. Delaware residents can...
  • 9 Questions to ask before you take out a business loan

    Business financing isn't right for every company. But is it right for yours?

  • Arkansas Estate Tax

    Arkansas does not levy an estate tax. The federal government does have an estate tax, though, and Arkansas residents may be subject to that if the value of their estate is high enough. This guide is for residents of The...
  • Best HSAs

    One of the best ways to save for future medical costs is to invest in a health savings account (HSA). It provides you with some great tax breaks while also helping you save for future healthcare expenses. These investments...
  • What Is the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption?

    They say it’s better to give than to receive. But when you’re the one doing the giving, there are some things that you’ll have to take into account, like the gift tax and the lifetime gift tax exemption. It’s...
  • Best Best Buy Cyber Monday Deals

    We've been hard at work assembling all the best Cyber Monday deals Best Buy has to offer in 2018 and putting them in one place to save you time and money this holiday season. Check back often for updates.
  • Alaska Estate Tax

    Alaska does not levy an estate tax, but residents of The Last Frontier with especially large estates may still be subject to the federal estate tax. Use this guide to find out what you need to know if you’re an...
  • Alabama Estate Tax

    There is no estate tax in Alabama. However, residents may still be subject to the federal estate tax if their estate is worth enough. If you live in the Cotton State and are starting to think about estate planning, this...
  • Vanguard Brokerage Review

    Vanguard began operations back in 1975, although its oldest fund, the Vanguard Wellington™ Fund, was incepted in 1929. The company currently manages about $5.1 trillion in global assets from over 20 million investors in...
  • Apple boosts iPhone trade-in credit by up to $100 for new XS, XR purchases

    If you're considering trading in your old iPhone for one of Apple's newest models, then take note: For a limited time only, the company is increasing the amount of credit by up to $100 when you turn in your aging device.
  • Best Apple Cyber Monday Deals

    Now Black Friday has passed, everyone will be hopping online to do their Cyber Monday shopping. Read on for everything you need to know about the best Apple Cyber Monday deals for 2018.
  • 1 In 3 uses credit cards for home improvement

    How would you finance a home improvement project? If it's beyond what you can pay for in cash, you might consider using a credit card instead of a home equity loan or line of credit

  • Where Workers Are Most Committed to Their Jobs

    Feel like you’re slogging away at the office with no reprieve in sight? Maybe you’re grinding out those long days to show your loyalty to your company and nab a promotion? Sure, some American cities have...
  • The best laptop backpacks for traveling

    Getting through airport security is a drag, but your laptop bag shouldn’t be. Thankfully, the best laptop bag for traveling will get you through your gate without sacrificing style. These 10 options are designed to make...
  • Social Security Form SSA-1696-U4

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an enormous organization, and the decisions it makes regarding your benefits can have a big impact on your finances. It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed when you’re applying for...
  • Best Cyber Monday PS4 Deals

    Cyber Monday is a great time to pick up video game consoles, games, and accessories on significant discounts. We've compiled the best Cyber Monday PlayStation 4 deals in one easy-to-use guide.
  • Best Cyber Monday Deals at Gamestop

    Cyber Monday 2018 brings plenty of deals to GameStop, including new video games, accessories, consoles, and bundles that offer incredible savings compared to other times of the year.
  • Are Banks Open on Christmas Eve?

    Most major banks will be open on Christmas Eve 2018, even though it’s a federal holiday and generally recognized as a bank holiday. Still, some banks do observe Christmas Eve. We’ll discuss which ones will open their doors...
  • What Type of Financial Advisor Do I Need?

    Managing your finances can be difficult. Particularly when it comes to complex matters like investing and building a retirement plan, it’s nice to have a second opinion from an expert. That’s exactly what a financial...
  • How to Buy Berkshire Hathaway Stock

    Berkshire Hathaway is a long-standing holding company with many businesses under its ownership. Berkshire is one of the most sought-after stocks on today’s market, as chairman and investing legend Warren Buffett runs...
  • How to Buy Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are companies that combine investors’ money in an effort to diversify their assets throughout specific areas of the market. So investing in a mutual fund is more than just buying into the investments a...
  • Simple IRA vs. SEP-IRA

    Most people have heard of traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Both are vehicles for saving money for your retirement, separated only by their tax treatment. There are two other types of individual retirement accounts, though,...
  • How to Buy Savings Bonds

    Savings bonds are what seem like a relic of the past, but they are still very much alive. The U.S. Treasury Department issues these extremely low-risk investments to help fund various projects of the federal government....
  • Best Cyber Monday Smartphone Accessory Deals

    With thanks given and family caught up, it's time to shop. We have got a bumper crop of the best Cyber Monday smartphone accessory deals for you right here, from protective cases to wireless charging pads to car mounts and...
  • Use this Cyber Monday code to get 20 percent off an iPad, Beats Studio3, more

    Rakuten's 20 percent off Cyber Monday sitewide sale gives you the opportunity to buy things other sites like Amazon aren't discounting. That includes iPads, TVs, laptops, Beats headphones, and more.
  • Social Security Form SSA-44

    When you enroll in Medicare part B, the premiums you pay are partially dependent on your income. If your income is above a certain threshold, you’ll have to pay higher premiums; this higher premium amount is known as...
  • How to Buy Nike Stock

    Nike is one of the most prominent sportswear companies in the world. It has been in the spotlight in recent years for its direct participation in social issues. Most notably, Nike did an ad campaign featuring ex-49ers...
  • The temptation of online loans is enticing. Here's why you should beware

    Online loans can be quick and easy. They can also bring a lot of long-term pain

  • Where Residents May Be Getting Priced Out of Affordable Homes

    Affordable housing markets are something of a rarity among big cities these days. This is especially true when you look at the cities with the strongest economies, like New York or San Francisco. Even many once-affordable...
  • These are the best Nintendo Cyber Monday deals

    Nintendo doesn't heavily discount its games for Cyber Monday, but there are still quite a few great deals you can grab on the company's Switch system as well as games to go with it.
  • All the best deals on Surface products for Black Friday

    A number of retailers are discounting Surface devices for Black Friday. Be it the Surface Pro 2017, Surface Pro 6, or the Surface Go, here's a look at how (and where) you can save big on Surface this holiday season.
  • Best Cyber Monday Laptop Deals

    After an October packed with fresh new laptops and device reveals, now is the right time to shop. We checked out all hottest sales from all the major retailers and have collected the best laptop Cyber Monday deals right here.
  • What Is a CLU?

    A chartered life underwriter, or CLU, is a financial services certification for financial advisors who specialize in life insurance within the context of estate planning. Although many advisors have experience with estate...
  • Take $99 off a new iPhone with the Straight Talk iPhone 8 Cyber Monday sale

    As great as the iPhone X and iPhone XS are, they're quite expensive, making the iPhone 8 a great alternative if you want an Apple flagship without dropping a grand. Now, you can buy one for as little as $500 (and save $99).
  • B&H discounts MacBook Pro by $500 and new Mac Mini by $290

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