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Always Carry Cash So You Can Leave Tips Always Carry Cash So You Can Leave Tips

Earlier this year, New Jersey became the second state (after Massachusetts) to ban cashless restaurants. To quote Restaurant Business:

'Earn and Burn' Your Airline Rewards to Maximize Free Flights 'Earn and Burn' Your Airline Rewards to Maximize Free Flights

Last month, I got an email informing me that one of the benefits associated with my American Airlines AAdvantage credit card would be “discontinued” in May:

Consider How a Potential Roommate Might Affect You Financially Consider How a Potential Roommate Might Affect You Financially

When I was in grad school, I came home from class one day to find that one of my three roommates had moved out.

How Much You Should Pay for Legal Weed, According to a Budtender How Much You Should Pay for Legal Weed, According to a Budtender

According to the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, buying legal weed in America will cost you between $7 and $11 per gram, depending on where you live. However, that won’t be much help when you’re trying to figure out whether a certain tincture or pack of gummies is a good deal. Likewise, certain strains of weed are more…

Get Bigger Social Security Checks by Delaying Your Payout Get Bigger Social Security Checks by Delaying Your Payout

If you can put off claiming Social Security money for a few years, you can get higher monthly checks for the rest of your life.

Here's Everything a Financial Guru Can Tell You Here's Everything a Financial Guru Can Tell You

Do you have a favorite financial guru? Are you a Dave Ramsey devotee or a Suze Orman enthusiast? Are you more likely to recommend Your Money or Your Life or The Millionaire Next Door?

What I Learned From Learning How to Say No What I Learned From Learning How to Say No

I used to be a people-pleaser.

How to Manage Household Finances After Your Spouse Dies How to Manage Household Finances After Your Spouse Dies

Few people want to consider what might happen after the death of a spouse, but it’s an inevitability that many of us will have to prepare for—and for widows or widowers who aren’t prepared, the period immediately after a spouse’s death can be a financial nightmare.

How to Pay the Exact Amount of Taxes You Owe in Advance How to Pay the Exact Amount of Taxes You Owe in Advance

Now that most of us have paid our taxes—and now that we understand how our tax burden has shifted thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—it’s time to start planning for Tax Year 2019.

You Probably Got a Tax Cut, Even if It Doesn't Feel Like It You Probably Got a Tax Cut, Even if It Doesn't Feel Like It

Did you get a tax cut this year? According to new data from the Tax Policy Center, the majority of Americans did in fact pay fewer taxes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—but since many of us are getting smaller refunds (or no refunds at all), it might not feel like it.

Shorter Projects Are Often Better for Freelancers Than Longer Ones Shorter Projects Are Often Better for Freelancers Than Longer Ones

Freelance writers: would you rather write three 500-word pieces for $150 each or one 1,500-word piece for $900?

How to Talk About Money on the First Date How to Talk About Money on the First Date

Whether you like it or not, there are plenty of ways to gauge someone’s socioeconomic status before you ask them on a date. You might remember Anne Helen Petersen’s viral analysis of how much social and financial information we can pick up from a single Tinder photo, for example:

Which Airlines Give You Miles for Booking an Airbnb? Which Airlines Give You Miles for Booking an Airbnb?

If you like both Airbnb and airline miles, a handful of airlines are ready to reward you for booking Airbnb stays through them—or for becoming an Airbnb host.

Learn How Your Income—and Your Tax Burden—Compares to Others Learn How Your Income—and Your Tax Burden—Compares to Others

Earlier this year, Kiplinger released a tax burden calculator designed to show each of us how we compare to other Americans, in terms of our adjusted gross income and the amount of taxes we pay.

Don't Pay Debit on Anything You Can't Afford to Lose Don't Pay Debit on Anything You Can't Afford to Lose

Last week, budget airline Wow Air went out of business, canceling all flights and stranding passengers wherever they happened to be at the time.

A New Bill Would Make it Harder to Do Your Taxes for Free A New Bill Would Make it Harder to Do Your Taxes for Free

If you are among the 70% of Americans who are eligible to e-file your taxes for free—or among the nearly 100% of Americans who wish the tax filing process wasn’t so complicated—here’s what you need to know about a new bill that is rapidly working its way through Congress.

If You Can't Afford an Unexpected Tax Bill, Try Paying in Installments If You Can't Afford an Unexpected Tax Bill, Try Paying in Installments

One of the worst things about paying taxes is that you often don’t know what your tax bill is going to be until right before the deadline.

Want to Build Your Career? Ask Your Boss These Questions Want to Build Your Career? Ask Your Boss These Questions

How do you get quality feedback from your boss—and how do you get your boss to invest in helping you build your career?

Want to Become a 'Super Saver?' Consider Your Housing Costs Want to Become a 'Super Saver?' Consider Your Housing Costs

What’s the one thing that separates the “super savers” from those of us who are simply trying to save whatever we can?

Before You Do Your Taxes, Understand the Difference Between a Hobby and a Side Hustle Before You Do Your Taxes, Understand the Difference Between a Hobby and a Side Hustle

How much is your side hustle currently bringing in? How much do you think it’ll earn this year, based on your first-quarter revenue?

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