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I used to owe $40,000 and now I’m on track to retire at 65 with over $1.5 million: Here’s my best advice

[Acorns] “You can get started investing with as little as $10 or $20 a month and work your way up.” Four years ago, my wife and I had a combined $40,000 debt that we were struggling to pay off. We were living paycheck to paycheck, had no savings, and we weren’t tracking our spending or our overall […]

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10 Penny Stocks Robinhood Traders are Buying in 2021

[Insider Monkey, UnSplash] In this article, we discuss the 10 penny stocks Robinhood traders are buying in 2021. Robinhood Markets, the California-based financial technology firm that owns popular stock trading application Robinhood, is expected to debut on the stock market in the coming months, targeting a record market valuation of over $40 billion. Robinhood has […]

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How to own part of the most valuable sports card ever for just $3

[MarketWatch, Collectable] A 1914 Babe Ruth pre-rookie minor league baseball card is being sold at a $6 million valuation A 1914 Babe Ruth pre-rookie minor league baseball card valued at $6 million will soon be available for purchase in three-dollar increments. This is not a contest, or a lottery — this is an authentic sports […]

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25 Secret Money Traps at Target, Walmart and Other Big-Box Stores

[Go Banking Rates, iStock] Stores like Target, Walmart and Costco are go-to shopping destinations for bargain hunters. With consistently low prices, plus coupons and other sales regularly available, it’s easy to leave these stores feeling like you got a good deal. However, many big-box stores get you to spend more than you intend to — or […]

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Housing boom may be cooling as weekly mortgage demand drops again

[CNBC, Getty Images] The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 3.17% from 3.18% last week, but the Mortgage Bankers Association said applications for a mortgage to purchase a home fell 3% and were 2% lower than the same week a year ago.“Tight housing inventory, obstacles to a faster rate of new construction, […]

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 sale set for June 21-22 with some early deals available, plus how to get a $10 credit

[USA TODAY] Amazon Prime Day 2021 is set for June 21 and 22.The 48-hour sale kicks off  June 21 at midnight PDT (3 a.m. EDT) and runs through June 22 for Prime members in select countries.Amazon VP: This year’s event will have more than 2 million deals globally.Amazon’s annual “Black Friday in July sale” is coming […]

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Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold

[Beckett] Welcome to another edition Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s not in sports cards and sports. If this time last week you hadn’t heard of Yermin Mercedes or Akil Baddoo, you would be far from alone. But with a full week of baseball under our belt, […]

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Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold

[Beckett] Welcome to another edition Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where there’s no fooling around as we take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s not in sports cards and sports. This we gave us the monster known as 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball. With 2021 Topps Heritage Baseball and 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey still fresh on collectors’ minds, […]

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76 all-cash offers on one home. The housing madness shows no signs of slowing

(CNN) Ellen Coleman had never received so many offers on a house in her 15 years of selling real estate. She listed a fixer-upper in suburban Washington, DC for $275,000 on a Thursday. By Sunday evening, she had 88 offers. “The offers just kept coming,” she said. “I felt like Lucy with the chocolates. I’m thinking, […]

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Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold

[Beckett] Welcome to another Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s on a downward turn in sports cards and sports. Who’s ready for some baseball? While cities around the United States make plans for what the regular season will look like, players are working off some rust […]

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