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Personal Finance 2021-03-03T22:21:28Z

SoFi Credit Card review: 2% cash back, with World Elite Mastercard perks like cell phone protection

The no-annual-fee SoFi Credit Card offers 2% cash back when you deposit rewards to an eligible SoFi account, and now anybody can apply.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T22:19:30Z

I'm a financial planner, and I've been giving my clients the same advice over and over throughout the pandemic

Financial planner Natalie Taylor says planning for the future — even when things are uncertain — can help you stay motivated and make decisions.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T22:19:13Z

The best online brokerages for investors of all kinds, from kids to pros

To choose the best online brokerages, we considered pricing, account types, investment availability, platforms, and overall customer experience.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T21:41:36Z

Military members are able to file their taxes for free — here's how

There is one service available for military that's free for everyone: rich, poor, officer, or enlisted. It's called MilTax.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T21:26:11Z

What happens to your investments after you die?

Most investing apps offer transfer on death (TOD), trust accounts, or other estate options that transfer your investments to beneficiaries post-death.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T19:38:02Z

An entrepreneur who retired at 36 says his simple investment strategy means he'll never have to work again

He's invested in diversified US and international index funds and bond funds that pay dividends annually. He's also invested in real estate funds.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T19:37:01Z

Here's what we know about when the 3rd stimulus check is coming

If the relief legislation is approved by March 14 as planned, the third stimulus checks will likely start hitting bank accounts later that week.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T16:24:36Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates in Hawaii

Homes are expensive in Hawaii, but you may be able to lock in a low interest rate and qualify for tax credits from the state government.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T16:07:23Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates in Georgia

To get the best mortgage rate in Georgia, focus on increasing your credit score and choosing the right type of loan.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T15:58:20Z

Here's who gets the 3rd stimulus check, according to the bill just approved by the House

This time around, dependents of any age would be eligible for a stimulus check if the current version of the legislation passes the Senate.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T15:56:11Z

All your questions about a 3rd stimulus check answered

In its current form, the bill calls for people with income below $75,000 and married couples with incomes below $150,000 to get the full check.
Personal Finance 2021-03-03T11:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: March 3, 2021 | Rates fluctuate

Mortgage and refinance rates are mixed since last Wednesday, but remain at striking lows. You may want to secure a low rate today.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T22:39:36Z

Homeowners insurance usually covers water damage, but there are some exceptions

Water damage is covered under standard homeowners insurance, but flood and sewer line coverage requires additional coverage.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T22:16:09Z

M1 Finance review: Investing app for automated and DIY trading

M1 Finance is a money management app offering active trading, automated investing, retirement accounts, digital banking, and more.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T21:12:22Z

Americans can check their credit reports for free every week through April 2022

Experian, Equifax, and Transunion will allow Americans access to their credit report once per week for a year through April 2022.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T20:22:49Z

Banning all spending on Tuesdays and Thursdays helped me save over $300 in a single month

For one month, a twice-weekly calendar event reminded her not to spend a single dollar — and it worked.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T19:35:11Z

How much you could get in your next stimulus check, in simple charts

The IRS can use the AGI on your 2019 tax return, unless your 2020 return is processed in time, to determine how much you get in your stimulus check.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T19:03:21Z

Watching my friends lose their apartment to a flood showed me that paying $24 a month for renters insurance is a bargain

When her friends' apartment flooded, their renters insurance covered a hotel room where they stayed until they found a new place to live.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T18:27:51Z

SoFi Money is a hybrid checking/savings account, but its checking features are what makes it stand out

There's no minimum deposit to open a SoFi Money account. SoFi doesn't charge monthly service fees, overdraft fees, or out-of-network ATM fees.
Personal Finance 2021-03-02T18:21:41Z

Collapsing from burnout after years in the music business showed me it was time to quit my job, so I saved $20,000 in months to do it

She knew she had to quit her job when her mental health took a dive, so she cut her expenses way back to save enough money to quit.
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