Personal finance

Thinking about applying for a store credit card? What to know about interest rates, APR before applying, according to Lending Tree

Saturday, December 3, 2022 6:36PM CHICAGO (WLS) — More Americans say they’re considering applying for a store credit card. According to financial experts at LendingTree, 35% of Americans are likely to apply for one of those cards this holiday season. That’s a huge increase from last year. SEE ALSO | How to ensure nonprofits are …

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These are the Most Loved Trader Joe’s Items. How Many Have You Tried?

Image source: Getty Images How many of these favorite items have you tried? Key points Trader Joe’s announces customer choice awards each year, letting customers vote on their favorite items. This year’s favorites include Mandarin Orange Chicken, among others. Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop because of its low prices and interesting products. …

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IRS Auctions: How much do you have to owe for IRS to seize property?

Receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) is hardly ever a pleasant experience. While in most cases a letter from the IRS will indicate that you need to provide further paperwork to supplement your tax filings, the organization is also notorious for sending out letters where the content of said letter indicates that …

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Should You Retire Before 2022 Ends? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out.

(Maurie Backman) You may have certain things you want to do before 2022 wraps up. Those might include finishing your holiday shopping, finalizing your plans for New Year’s Eve, and leaving your job — for good. If you’re out of retirement age, you may be thinking the time has come to close out your career …

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65% of American Investors Say a Drop in Inflation Would Make Them More Financially Confident. But when Will That Happen?

Image source: Getty Images If you’re tired of rampant inflation, you’re certainly not alone. Key points Inflation has been hammering consumers for well over a year. While there are signs that it’s slowing down (including a 0.5% drop from September to October), we’re not there yet. It’s been a tough year for investors. Not only …

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You Can Get Early Access to Your Tax Refund Now But You Probably Shouldn’t

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of receiving a large tax refund; But that doesn’t mean you should take out a loan to get your money early. Filing your taxes as early as possible is a good practice — the IRS will start accepting returns on Jan. 24, 2023 — but seeking an advance on …

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3 Changes to Social Security in 2023 You Probably Didn’t Know

(Kayley Hagen) Social Security’s buying power has been declining for decades, but rarely have seniors felt it as much as they have this year. Record inflation has made pretty much everything more expensive, and that’s made life extremely difficult for those who have little to no personal savings to supplement their checks. But there’s some …

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Child Tax Credit: Until what age can I receive credit payments?

As more money was given to families during 2022, payments continued and the eligibility was extended to older dependents. Families having a kid who was 17 years old or younger qualified for the full child tax credit under the rules of the American Rescue Plan. The age requirement for CTC eligibility in 2021 was 18. …

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