Can you rent a car with a debit card?

If you want to rent a car and pay for it with your debit card, make sure you do your research: Policies are unpredictable and subject to change.Rental car agencies accept debit cards under strict conditions (like credit checks and $500+ deposits). So i...

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Apple Credit Card review: 0% interest on Apple products

The Apple Card doesn’t have many features that shine. But it does have an ace in the hole with special financing for Apple products.The Apple Card doesn’t have many features that shine. But it does have an ace in the hole with special financing for App...

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Is health insurance worth it?

If you're young and healthy, it can be cheaper to go uninsured. But health insurance is worth it if you have a chronic condition.If you're young and healthy, it can be cheaper to go uninsured. But health insurance is worth it if you have a chronic cond...

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How to invest in private and public companies

Learn how to invest in private or public companies, how to evaluate an investment, and what you should consider before you start investing.Learn how to invest in private or public companies, how to evaluate an investment, and what you should consider b...

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How do bonds work? A beginner’s guide

You know investing involves putting money into "stocks and bonds." And you know what stocks are. But do you know what a bond is? Here's everything you need to know about bonds---from how they're priced to why you should have them in your portfolio. Bon...

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What is APR? (And what’s a good APR?)

An annual percentage rate, or APR, is a quick way to see what a credit card or loan will cost you. Learn what a loan's APR means and how it's calculated.APR (annual percentage rate) is a quick way to see what a credit card or loan will cost you. Learn ...

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FICO 9: The 3 Important Changes It Made to Your Credit Score

The release of FICO 9 means big changes to how your credit score is determined. Here are 3 big changes and how they affect you (and your score).FICO 9 brought in three major changes to how your credit score is calculated: medical debt, paying off colle...

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Credit card miles vs. airline miles: Which is better?

How do credit card miles work? Are they better than cash back? How to figure out how much your credit card miles are actually worth.Travel credit card miles are more flexible and useful than the miles you’ll earn from an airline credit card. The post C...

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Best high-limit credit cards ($5,000 to $20,000+)

Having access to a high credit limit is important when you make large purchases, in order to reduce your credit utilization ratio.Having access to a high credit limit is important when you make large purchases, in order to reduce your credit utilizatio...

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Emergency Fund Calculator: How much should you save?

You should have between 3 months and 6 months of living expenses in your emergency fund. Use our calculator to see what that equals for you.You should have between 3 months and 6 months of living expenses in your emergency fund. Use our calculator to s...

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10 signs your credit card needs an upgrade (or a downgrade)

If you've got an old credit card, chances are, it needs an upgrade. You could be losing out on rewards, miles, and a lower interest rate. Here are 15 ways to test if your credit card needs an upgrade.Factors like changes to your credit score, income, s...

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Banking 101: How do banks make money?

Have you ever wondered why your checking account is free? Obviously, it’s not because your bank is feeling charitable. Big banks make big money. The kind of money that leads to the obscene Wall Street bonuses we so often hear about. But banks mak...

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Where should I invest after maxing out my 401(k)?

Occasionally I publish answers to select readers’ money questions. I welcome your opinion in the comments. Send questions to david@moneyunder30.com. I can’t get to them all but will do my best! Q: I’ve been employed for six months. I’m 30 (school...

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Car buying guide: How to buy a car and save big on your ride

Buying a car? A few smart moves will save you thousands. Here’s everything you need to know to get the best deal on the right car.Buying a car? A few smart moves will save you thousands. Here’s everything you need to know to get the best deal on the ri...

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How to switch bank accounts in 3 steps

Switching bank accounts doesn't have to be as complicated as some banks make it. These three steps will help you switch without the hassle. Switching bank accounts doesn't have to be as complicated as some banks make it. These three steps will help you...

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