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These Two Moves Can Save You Thousands When You Buy a Car
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When you have your eye on a new car, get your credit score and car insurance in check first. Credit Sesame and Insure.com can help you save $7,617.

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What to Bring to College—The Ultimate Packing List
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After the stress of submitting college applications and waiting for the results, an exciting task for preparing for college comes next: packing. Of course, figuring out what to bring to college can cause some angst, but it’s also a liberating beginning to a brand-new chapter. Preparing for this new experience doesn’t have to be a […]

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5 Unique Ways College Entrepreneurs Can Earn a Great Side Income
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College kids wanting to make extra money can always drive for Uber or deliver food for DoorDash, Grubhub or similar apps. They can also bus tables, wait tables, work in commercial kitchens or provide childcare, of course. But traditional jobs have become scarcer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five less obvious ways college entrepreneurs […]

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

What Is a Clearinghouse?
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A clearinghouse is a financial institution that acts as a middleman between buyers and sellers in a market, ensuring that transactions take place even if one side defaults. If one side of a deal fails, a clearinghouse can step in to fill the gap, thus reducing the risk that a failure will ripple across financial […]

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Here’s How to Get Started With Comic Book Investing
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You may have heard stories of people cleaning out attics to find older comic books they then sold at a hefty profit. That does happen — but it’s not just older books that are becoming valuable. Even comic books from the last 20 years are becoming more collectible. Some have jumped in value from just […]

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

7 Tips for Finding College Housing
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Packing up and heading off to college is an absolutely thrilling time in a young person’s life. However, with all the fun comes a lot of responsibility. One of the first, and perhaps most important, choices a college student must make is exactly where they want to live. Here are a few things to consider […]

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Tips for Taking Online Classes Successfully
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A new semester is usually a fresh opportunity to collaborate and hobnob, but 2020 and beyond will be remembered as the time when learning largely went online. As the coronavirus pandemic caused an increasing number of colleges to abandon or delay plans to open campuses, a scramble to adapt ensued. But adapt everyone must. Welcome […]

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Understanding the Margin of Safety Formula
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The margin of safety formula provides a way for investors to calculate a safe price at which to buy a security. This method derives from the value investing school of thought. According to value investing principles, stocks have an intrinsic value and a market value. Intrinsic value is the price they ought to be trading […]

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How an Employer 401(k) Match Works
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Whether your retirement plans involve writing your memoir from a lovely little seaside cottage, a heated game of bocce against your (*ahem* sore loser) neighbor, or hitting up every farmers market in a 50-mile radius, a 401(k) is one savings strategy you can use to save money to get you there. Simply put, a 401(k) […]

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A Guide to Qualified Retirement Plans
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Saving for retirement is an important financial goal and there are different options when it comes to where to invest. A qualified retirement plan can make it easier to build wealth for the long term, while enjoying some significant tax benefits. Qualified retirement plans must meet Internal Revenue Code standards for form and operation under […]

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