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The Bare Minimum Backup Plan You Should Have for Holiday Travel in 2021

It’s not looking good for 2021 holiday travel season. Even if you’ve booked flights, rental cars, or hotel rooms months in advance, the speed at which things are changing in the travel industry means that having a ticket or reservation isn’t necessarily a guarantee that your trip will take place as planned. Read more… Continue […]

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The Unexpected Ways a Bad Credit Score Messes With Your Life

While you might think of credit scores as the make-it-or-break-it measure in qualifying for mortgages or car loans, they also an impact in other areas of your life as well. Here’s a look at some lesser-known ways a bad credit score or spotty credit history can end up costing you more money.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Insurance Companies Want To Track You. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Let Them.

Everyone needs car insurance. No one wants to pay more than they have to, especially for more coverage than they need. So if your insurance company comes out with a new way to monitor the miles you put on your car, and how safely you roll through your odometer, it seems like you’d be smart […]

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Insurance Companies Want To Track You. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Let Them.

Everyone needs car insurance. No one wants to pay more than they have to, especially for more coverage than they need. So if your insurance company comes out with a new way to monitor the miles you put on your car, and how safely you roll through your odometer, it seems like you’d be smart […]

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Insurance Companies Want To Track You. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Let Them.

Everyone needs car insurance. No one wants to pay more than they have to, especially for more coverage than they need. So if your insurance company comes out with a new way to monitor the miles you put on your car, and how safely you roll through your odometer, it seems like you’d be smart […]

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How to Use ‘Trip Stacking’ to Keep COVID From Ruining Your Holiday Plans

With travel bans, increased airline cancellations, and general uncertainty related to the Delta variant, people are booking overlapping vacations to ensure that they’ll be able to travel—what’s known as “trip stacking.” Basically, it’s a back-up plan that ensures you’ll still travel on the days you’ve already booked…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Will Your Health or Life Insurance Rates Increase If You’re Not Vaccinated?

With news of Delta charging unvaccinated employees $200 per month to stay on the company’s health plan, you might be wondering if your insurance rates will be affected by your vaccination status. It’s (unsurprisingly) complicated, but so far, employers and companies that provide health and life insurance are reluctant…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Find What a Hospital Actually Charges

It’s notoriously difficult to find out how much you’ll pay for a surgery or procedure before it happens. For one thing, hospitals don’t charge everybody the same rates; they negotiate prices with insurers and often try to keep the exact numbers secret. There’s good news, though: A federal law now requires hospitals to…Read more… Continue […]

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Take These Financial Steps Before Quitting Your Job

As part of what’s been dubbed the Great Resignation, 95% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs, with a third citing burnout as a primary factor, according to a recent survey. If this describes you, you’ll want to have a financial plan in place before you jump ship, especially if you aren’t leaving for…Read more… […]

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7 Bills You Shouldn’t Set to Autopay (and Why You Shouldn’t)

Setting up your bank account to automatically pay your bills is easy, convenient, and it seems like the right thing to do. After all, you don’t want to accidentally forget payments and face late penalties or have your service cut off, right?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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7 Bills You Shouldn’t Set to Autopay (and Why You Shouldn’t)

Setting up your bank account to automatically pay your bills is easy, convenient, and it seems like the right thing to do. After all, you don’t want to accidentally forget payments and face late penalties or have your service cut off, right?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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An SUV Was Left At The Dealer For Service And Was Totaled. Now The Owner Is Wanting To Know Who Is Responsible

We trust dealerships to take care of our cars when we leave them in their care. You trust that not only will the service be done right, but also that no one is goofing off in your car somewhere. As local Houston NBC affiliate Click 2 Houston reports, one owner found out that that trust […]

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An SUV Was Left At The Dealer For Service And Was Totaled. Now The Owner Is Wanting To Know Who Is Responsible

We trust dealerships to take care of our cars when we leave them in their care. You trust that not only will the service be done right, but also that no one is goofing off in your car somewhere. As local Houston NBC affiliate Click 2 Houston reports, one owner found out that that trust […]

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Car Crashes Are Back!

Accidents are back, EV sales are up big for VW and Tesla. All that and more in The Morning Shift for July 20, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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10 of Our Best Personal Finance Hacks of 2021 So Far

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2021, since it feels like we just crawled out of the smoking crater that was 2020. In terms of personal finance, the pandemic was worse than the 2008 financial crisis for most Americans, affecting everything including employment, retirement savings, and the cost of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Get Flood Insurance Now Before Monthly Rates Change in October

If you were considering a FEMA-run flood insurance for your home you’ll want to get it before October 1, when monthly premiums could increase for up to 77% of policyholders. By getting a policy before that date, your rates will be locked in for a year after the new pricing goes into effect for new […]

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Tesla App Code Hints At ‘Safety Rating’ That May Adjust Insurance Cost Based On How You Drive

When Tesla announced it’d begin selling insurance for owners in California, the company claimed it’d be able to offer rates up to 30 percent lower than typical vendors. Early quotes from actual owners suggested that estimate was perhaps a bit optimistic, though those rates could become more competitive soon with a new…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s When You Need Insurance for Your Collectibles

It’s easy to assume that your collectibles are covered by homeowners or renters insurance, but that’s not always the case. Often you’ll only get the partial value of your collection if it’s lost or stolen, and sometimes you won’t qualify for coverage at all. Here’s a look at what collectible insurance offers, how much…Read more… […]

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How Can I Finance An Older Car Without Paying A Super High-Interest Rate?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing financing for used cars that are a bit older, and whether or not a lifetime warranty applies to a lease buyout. […]

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How Can I Finance An Older Car Without Paying A Super High-Interest Rate?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing financing for used cars that are a bit older, and whether or not a lifetime warranty applies to a lease buyout. […]

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