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Back-to-school shopping: 7 tips for saving money

Last year, the National Retail Federation estimated that parents would spend a record average of $789.49 doing back-to-school shopping for children in elementary, middle or high school and about $1,059.20 shopping for college-aged kids. That’s a lot of money for pencils and glue (and Macbooks).

Freeze your credit in 6 simple steps

If you find yourself needing to freeze your credit, don’t worry — it’s easy to do, so long as you come prepared.

Car shopping? 7 questions to determine what you can afford

With apologies to anyone who wants to test-drive now and ask questions later, here are seven questions advisors suggest you ask yourself before deciding how much car you can afford.

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30 highest-paying jobs in Las Vegas for high school graduates

Just because you decide higher education isn’t in the cards doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a lifetime of low-paying jobs. Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs for high school graduates in Las Vegas.

 
30 lowest-paying jobs in Las Vegas

Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in Las Vegas using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2020.

16 great ways to trick yourself into saving money

Cutting back on your expenses is a great way to start saving money. However, if you’re searching for ways to tuck away a bit of extra savings, these 16 tricks might be the solutions to your saving problems.

May sound great on paper, but business ideas that are likely duds

For many individuals, starting a business is an exciting idea. Others, who may have lost a job during the coronavirus pandemic, may consider it a necessity. Before you take the plunge, however, you should be sure to thoroughly research your options.

5 price increases to expect on your summer vacation

Last summer, you were forced to cancel your vacation because of the pandemic. Now that COVID-19 cases are on the decline, you’re ready to get out of town — and so is everyone else.

Get the most out of Amazon Prime Day

In what many consider the “Black Friday” of the summer, Amazon Prime Day is happening on June 21 and 22, offering sale prices on thousands of items.

Investing in cannabis: What to know before you begin

Cannabis is legal-ish in much of the nation now, creating new opportunities for investors. Kiplinger’s recently talked to Matt Hawkins, partner at Entourage Effect Capital, who’s firm has committed $200 million in 68 different legal cannabis investments, most of which are private companies.

How much does it cost to go to Disney World now?

GOBankingRates looked at the cost of travel, hotel stays and tickets to give would-be visitors a look at just how much it costs to take a trip to “the most magical place on Earth.”

Figuring your post-pandemic savings plan

For many Americans, the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ran to two different extremes. Those who couldn’t work because of lockdown-related business closures, or who saw their wages diminish due to reduced hours, might have faced financial devastation in the form of drained bank accounts and mounting debt.

Homeowner stimulus checks: How to get money from this $10B fund

Although the future of a fourth stimulus check is uncertain, there is still a huge chunk of money homeowners can tap into to get relief if they are struggling with housing expenses. While lesser-known, the Homeowners Assistance Fund provides billions of dollars to homeowners to prevent them from losing their homes.

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