February 23, 2021


7 clever ways to save money as a homeowner

As a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to save money and shave costs. The same can be said about your homeowner’s insurance. Take advantage of 7 ways to save money as a homeowner, including a mortgage refinance. (iStock)

As a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to save money and shave costs. This may be even more true due to the disruption in the economy and widespread unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you’re searching for ways to cut corners and keep homeownership costs down, then you should use an online marketplace like Credible. Credible can

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How much money you should have saved for retirement by 30, 35 and 40

Budgeting on a fixed-income can be stressful.

Many Americans say they’ll have financial peace of mind when they have enough money to live comfortably the rest of their lives.

Around 75% of retirees say that uncertainty over having a fully funded retirement is their biggest fiscal stressor, according to the 2020 Four Pillars of the New Retirement study by investment company Edward Jones.

Retiring early means you’ll need to fund decades of your life without a steady salary to bolster your budget.

Luckily, if you can save enough money now, you can pay for your retirement by living off returns.     

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Bitcoin miners raked in more than $1 billion in combined earnings last month. Here’s how they make money. | Currency News | Financial and Business News

Bitcoin miners earned a combined $1.1 billion in January.
  • Bitcoin mining is the process that allows new coins to enter circulation, adding to the crypto ecosystem.
  • Miners receive bitcoin as a reward for verifying “blocks” of transactions on the blockchain.
  • Last month, they earned more than $1 billion in combined earnings. Here’s how they do it. 
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Bitcoin is created on a decentralized network called the blockchain, where a vast network of digital “miners” work to verify transactions at any given time.

These miners earned a combined $1.1 billion in

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Raising Money for a Nonprofit? Try a Personalized Approach

“Sometimes everything feels too polished,” Ms. Choy said. “If they can make their solicitation as human as possible, it would work better. It shouldn’t be about putting someone on a pedestal.”

As donors themselves, she and her husband, Bernhard Krieg, have experienced some of the same issues. Several of their problems had to do with the organization’s follow-up. At times, Ms. Choy said, the couple have not been thanked for their gift or have been thanked too much. In one instance, her husband had to call multiple times to get a tax document for a donation. And they have been

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Noem Bill Would Make Dark Money Disclosure Illegal

Sludge produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics. The American Prospect is re-publishing this article.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has made headlines lately for allegedly misusing taxpayer dollars by using the state plane to travel to right-wing political events held by groups like the National Rifle Association and Turning Point USA. But while much of the state’s attention on Noem turns to that scandal, she is quietly in the final stretches of a legislative push that watchdog groups say could protect dark money forces in South Dakota elections. 

Noem, who is up for re-election in 2022, is

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How much of the $1,400 stimulus check could you get? Calculate your total

You can calculate how much money you and your household would get with a $1,400 stimulus check maximum.

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The outlines of a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per individual are being worked out over the next few weeks in Congress, but if you want to see how much you could expect to receive with the third payment, we can help now.

Congress is on track to approve President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package by mid-March, using a congressional budgeting tool that will bypass Republican’s expected opposition to the popular bill. If Congress keeps to

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