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52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020
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52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020

With a special nod to those of you spending more time at home, we found dozens of deals and discounts, plus ways to save (or make) money.
June 6, 2020
Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits
credit & debt

Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits

If you haven’t used a card in awhile, make a small purchase with it to keep it open. It’s good for your credit score.
June 4, 2020
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
tax refunds

8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to July 15, many people haven't filed their tax return yet. That also means there are a lot of tax refu…
June 2, 2020
Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?
credit & debt

Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?

Kiplinger's contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to chat about the best rewards credit card picks for every ty…
May 18, 2020
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The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You, 2020
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You, 2020

Our top picks offer cash back or points you can use to buy groceries and other everyday items -- or add to your rainy-day fund.
May 1, 2020

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6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check
spending

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

The $2 trillion stimulus package agreed upon by lawmakers and the White House will, among other things, provide a direct payment of $1,200 to millions…
April 15, 2020
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check Money
taxes

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check Money

Millions of Americans will start receiving checks for up to $1,200 per person this week, part of the $2 trillion stimulus package enacted in March to …
April 14, 2020
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The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates
credit & debt

The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates

Low rates reduce the cost of mortgages and other loans.
April 3, 2020
7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores
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7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores

Want to improve your credit score?
March 12, 2020
Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Score
credit & debt

Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Score

FICO’s newest model takes a long-term look at how you’ve managed credit.
March 5, 2020
The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2019
credit cards

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2019

We've picked the cards that will give you the biggest payback for the way you spend.
February 25, 2020
70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free
savings

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.
February 19, 2020
Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!
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Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!

Kiplinger.com general manager Robert Long joins the podcast to debate the merits of credit and debit cards. Plus, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey bre…
January 27, 2020
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Does Your Credit Card Measure Up?
credit & debt

Does Your Credit Card Measure Up?

Knowing your card’s mechanics can help you avoid high rates and fees.
December 30, 2019
Retirees, Reward Yourself With a Cash Back Card
retirement

Retirees, Reward Yourself With a Cash Back Card

The holiday season is a good time to pick a card that will reward you with cash back on a percentage of the dollars you spend.
December 18, 2019
The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

Rewards credit cards keep getting more and more rewarding.
December 17, 2019
5 Ways to Max Out Your Credit Card Rewards
credit & debt

5 Ways to Max Out Your Credit Card Rewards

Play your cards right and a first-class flight, luxe hotel suite or a pile of cash can be yours.
November 1, 2019
10 Reasons You're Still Broke
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10 Reasons You're Still Broke

You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your paychecks never seem to stretch as far as you think they should and ends never quite seem to meet.
October 25, 2019
10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt
debt

10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Buried under a pile of past-due bills? Follow these tips to pay off what you owe and get yourself back on firm financial footing.
October 23, 2019
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12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire
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12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way.
October 22, 2019
Federal Bank Holidays 2019: Is My Bank Open on Veterans Day?
banking

Federal Bank Holidays 2019: Is My Bank Open on Veterans Day?

Find out if your bank is likely to be open in 2019 on New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day…
October 15, 2019
How to Build a Credit History
credit & debt

How to Build a Credit History

Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
October 7, 2019
Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?
credit & debt

Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?

The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
October 3, 2019
17 Consumer Staples Stocks to Take the Edge Off Your Portfolio
stocks

17 Consumer Staples Stocks to Take the Edge Off Your Portfolio

Consumer staples stocks have largely fallen off the radar in recent months.
September 18, 2019
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
social security

10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

One of the worst feelings is reaching for your wallet and finding it's not there.
September 12, 2019