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A female Asian doctor, in blue scrubs, sits on an exam table beside her young female patient. The young girl is dressed in yellow overalls and looking down at her arm as the doctor puts a bandage on it, after receiving a vaccination.

Health insurance is a lot like a flashlight. You don’t always need it, but in an emergency, you’ll regret not having it. Unfortunately, healthcare is expensive. From regular checkups or ER visits to ongoing prescriptions, the bills can add up. An...


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Ignoring every other complicated equation and factor, your tax bill really comes down to two things: how much you’ve earned and how many expenses you’ve accrued. On the earning side, your income serves as the main factor. If you have one primary ...

The decision to take a class or go back to school is a praiseworthy one. Whether or not you’re employed full-time, the rigors of most college-level courses can challenge you not only intellectually, but also simply put a lot of stress on your sched...

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Though the rules governing taxes apply to all taxpayers, we all know that in practice, taxes work a little bit differently for everyone. If you have a low income, you may qualify for more tax credits and deductions to help you out during tax season. ...

A father carries his two young children through a field of flowers while another child runs ahead.

People call parenthood a full-time job, a career, a calling—but whatever they call it, they’re getting at one important reality. Being a parent is hard work. Not only does raising a little one change your life (and your schedule!), but it also ch...

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Do you take the standard deduction, or itemize? Not to make too many assumptions here, but there’s a good chance that in the past couple of years, you’ve take the standard deduction. And that makes sense! Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 20...

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When you really think about it, life is one long pursuit of knowledge. But not every lesson is free—in fact, quite the opposite. Education in the United States is quite expensive, costing anywhere from $21,000 to just under $50,000! That’s a seri...

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Sweethearts are back! Did you miss them? Or did you even realize they had gone in the first place? Sadly, it’s true. The company that makes the pastel hearts with romantic and flirty sayings shuttered back in 2018, but after a completely heart-less...

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“Amazon actually had to pay taxes in 2019.” No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Amazon really did pay taxes this year. News broke earlier this week that Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, paid taxes for the first time since 2016. Th...

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