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Texas Financial Company Helps Merchants In The CBD Industry Find A Stable Merchant Banking Solution

Cannabis products such as CBD oil and hemp oil are on the rise as more states are approving the products for medical use. However, such companies are considered high volume/high risk, and can have a difficult time finding a stable merchant banking solution at an affordable cost. The Southern Institute helps clients to reduce the overall processing costs for credit cards and checks, as well as keeping their merchant accounts running smoothly. Addison, TX- High risk businesses generall...


This Silicon Valley company built on a lie will soon shut down

The scandal-ridden tech company plans to use its remaining cash to pay creditors


NBA star Steph Curry writes impassioned essay: I want my daughters to have equal pay

Here's how much would have to change for that to come true


2 out of 5 student borrowers expect to default in next 5 years

A study by the Brookings Institution suggests that approximately 40% of Americans won't be able to pay off their loans and will end up in default by 2023


#1 Older Millennial Debt Is Not Student Loans

According to Federal Reserve data, student loan debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion and comprises 11% of America's collective household debt balance – second only to mortgage debt. More than 44 million Americans have... More>>

Credit card default rates are... dropping?

Is there a limit to America's appetite for debt? At least one indicator suggests that the answer is no


5 questions you need to answer before retiring

You may be mentally and physically ready to retire, but are you financially ready to retire?


How to buy a refurbished iPhone

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a new iPhone and it can be very expensive. Save yourself some heartache and some money with our guide on how to buy a refurbished iPhone. More>>

Giveaway: Enter to win a Casio G-Shock GBA800 Bluetooth watch

Casio's rugged G-Shock line has been around for a couple of decades now, and the Bluetooth-enabled G-Shock GBA800 is one of our favorite new models. We've teamed up with Casio to let a lucky reader take one home. More>>

The best time to buy appliances (and the worst)

Need a new dishwasher or oven? Depending on when you buy, you could be paying a vastly different price. This appliance buying guide will help you figure out the best times to get those appliance deals. More>>

The best Chromebooks

We've compiled a list of the best Chromebooks -- laptops that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run Google's lightweight Chrome OS. From Samsung to Acer, these are the... More>>

The best laptops

The best laptop should be one that checks all the boxes: Great battery life, beautiful design, and top-notch performance. The laptops we've chosen for our best laptops you can buy do all that — and throw in some extra... More>>

The best iPhone bike mounts

You shouldn't use your iPhone while biking but you may want to use your phone's GPS to navigate to your destination. Thankfully, there are numerous iPhone bike mounts available. These are our favorites. More>>

The best gaming laptops

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out,... More>>

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs. Galaxy Note 9: Can Sony topple Samsung’s giant?

The Xperia XZ3 proves it's a great time to be a Sony fan. But Sony's got a lot of competition in the battle for your pocket space, and the Galaxy Note 9 is one of its biggest rivals. Which is better? We found out. More>>

Take to the skies with the best drones under $500

Want to get in on all this hot drone action, but don't want to spend half a paycheck to make it happen? There are actually lots of feature-packed budget options. Check out this list of the best drones under $500. More>>

Wish you could fly? Here are the best drones on the market right now

To help you navigate the increasingly large and ever-changing landscape of consumer UAVs, here's a no-nonsense rundown of the best drones you can buy right now More>>

The best vaporizers for flower and concentrates

Why combust dead plant matter when you could vaporize the good stuff and leave the leaves behind? Here's a rundown of the best vaporizers money can buy, no matter what your style is. More>>

Best waterproof iPhone 6 or 6S cases

Apple didn’t make the iPhone 6/6S or 6/6S Plus waterproof. They aren’t even water-resistant. But you can always pick up a case that is. We take a look at the best water resistant and waterproof iPhone 6 cases on the market. More>>

The best Android tablets

There are lots of Android tablets, but few are worthy of recommendation. Picking the right one should come down to more than just price. Here are the best Android tablets available, whether you want a gorgeous display or... More>>

Learn where your money goes

If you do not track your spending, you cannot distinguish between gremlins and your own spending habits or any other reason for your dwindling bank account, including fraud


Millennials should improve credit before home shopping

With a small change in financial habits, more millennials could significantly shift their risk perception with lenders allowing them to qualify for mortgage loans


1 out of 7 are afraid to see their credit report

Have you checked your credit report lately? If not, what's keeping you from doing so?


5 retirement fees to avoid

It's important to avoid unnecessary fees that take a bite out of your nest egg without providing value in return


Increase your credit score… By renting

If your credit score needs a little extra boost, renting may be the way to go


7 steps to beat the summer debt bulge

Have you spent too much on vacations, dining out, or entertainment this summer? Follow these seven simple steps to get your finances back on track and pay down your debt faster


8 common mistakes of tax extension filers

Did you miss the April 17 tax deadline for 2018? If so, you probably filed for and received a six-month extension from the IRS. Don't relax too much, because October will be here before you know it


Trump asks the SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reports

President Trump tweeted on Friday that switching to a six-month reporting system could help U.S. businesses


Your low credit score could cost you $45,000

A lower score means greater risk, and lenders will charge you a higher interest rate because of that difference


Received a credit card rate increase notice?

How many times have you tossed notices from your credit card issuer without reading them? The best answer is "never." You could be discarding a credit card interest rate increase notice


Why Tesla's stock woes could become a personal problem for Elon Musk

Keeping your finances as separate as possible from your company's turns out to be very smart


Despite not saving, millennials want to retire at 61

How would you like to retire early? Millennials identified the perfect retirement age as 61


4 out of 5 Americans lie for money

Have you ever lied for financial gain? The odds are strong that you've done it at least once, and a new survey says you're among company


Car leasing 101

So, you are in the market for a new vehicle, huh? You've got some important decisions to make. But perhaps your most important decision, at least from a financial standpoint, is how you will pay for the vehicle


Trump changing use of credit scores in home loans

Are you having trouble getting a home loan because you have no suitable credit history? That may soon change


Top 3 mortgage rejection reasons

Have you been denied a mortgage loan recently? Rejections usually don't come down to a single reason, because lenders look at your overall financial status. However, some factors increase your risk of rejection...


Nearly half of millennials feel held back by credit score

Is a bad credit score dragging you down? Almost half of millennials feel that way, according to a new survey


All about the 4% retirement rule

Are you familiar with the 4% rule and how it relates to retirement? Let's find out.


When the government can keep your tax refunds and disability checks

The term "administrative offset" brings to mind meaningless governmental jargon. It is governmental jargon – but if you are affected, it's not meaningless at all


Six tips on credit card fraud prevention in the digital age

While technology provides a safety net of sorts, consumers still need to be proactive about managing their transactions and statements


The top 10 budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Warm weather is here to stay, and a good action cam is the perfect way to record all of your outdoor adventures. Check out these GoPro alternatives, including some 4K-capable cameras, that won’t leave you broke More>>

Check out 30 of the best iPhone games you need to be playing

The iPhone has some of our favorite games available for any mobile platform. Here are the best iPhone games for every big-name genre, whether you're into puzzles, strategy, or something else entirely. More>>

The best iPhone apps available right now (May 2018)

The iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world, and we want to bring out the best in yours. Behold our comprehensive list of the best iPhone apps, from time-saving productivity tools to fun apps you won’t be able... More>>

Check out our list of the best iPhone deals for May 2018

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPhone deals available for April 2018. More>>

Save up to $700 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018

This is the perfect time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We've rounded up the best smartphone deals available right now -- carrier devices as well as unlocked phones -- that can save you as much as $700. More>>

Save hundreds with the best MacBook deals for May 2018

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers. More>>

What do I do when my debt is sold?

Just like assets can be sold, so can debts. But things relating to the servicing of your loan such as due dates and payment arrangements may change


The best electric skateboards

Thanks for Kickstarter and Indiegogo, electric skateboards are carving a bigger niche than you might think. Whether you're into speed, mileage, or something a bit more stylish, here are the best electric skateboards on the... More>>

The best 4K monitors in 2018

The day is coming, slowly but surely, when 1080p resolution will be behind us. Check out the best 4K monitors on the market, whether you're looking for a budget solution or a visual treat. More>>

Need a new tablet? Check out the best iPad deals for May 2018

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for May 2018. More>>

Which Apple iPhone should you buy?

There are three main iPhone models available, and prices vary significantly, so it's important to make the right decision. We've used them all, and we break down what makes each one great, and which model will be best for... More>>

The best camping gifts

The holidays are here and if you've got an outdoorsy person on your list who loves things like camping, skiing, hiking, check out this list of the best camping gifts and other outdoor ideas. More>>

How to get your child a Social Security number

Don't let a Social Security number slip through the cracks


The Google Daydream View, one of the best VR headsets, is now on sale for $30

If you own a compatible smartphone, the Google Daydream View is one of the best vVR headsets money can buy. If you've been looking to dip your toes into the world of VR, Verizon has slashed the price of the headset down to... More>>

Totally tiny and cool: 18 portable tech gadgets you’ll want to use every day

If you're looking for some portable tech to keep you charged up and plugged in while you're on the go, we've rounded up our favorite must-have tech gadgets currently available from Amazon and ThinkGeek. More>>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs. Galaxy Tab S3: Android Tablet Showdown

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Tab S4, and it comes with upgraded power, looks, and a larger screen. It looks set to take on the world, but first, can it prove itself and beat last year's Galaxy Tab S3? More>>

All about real estate disclosures

You want to know exactly what you are getting when you make any large purchase, especially when you are buying a home. That's why a real estate disclosure statement is a fundamental part of any real estate transaction.


Keep cozy and warm with the best base layers

Winter is here and if you're playing outside you need base layers to wick moisture and keep you warm. Here is a list of the best base layers to add to your outdoor gear closet that'll keep you cozy all season. More>>

The easy way to save thousands on your mortgage

You probably comparison-shop for most of your purchases, especially the high-dollar ones. Consider doing the same when it comes to your mortgage.


The best blackout curtains to help you beat bright sunlight (and the heat)

Whether you're a fussy sleeper, work odd hours, or are just sensitive to light, a set of blackout curtains can help. Along with allowing you to rest and relax better, light-blocking curtains can insulate your home, saving... More>>

The 10 best OnePlus 5T cases

The OnePlus 5T is an incredible phone, capable of trading blows with the biggest boys from Apple, LG, and Samsung. But for all its strength, it's not invincible. Keep it safe with our selection of the best OnePlus 5T cases. More>>

The best point-and-shoot cameras you can buy

If your smartphone camera just isn't giving you the results you're looking for, maybe it's time to step up your game. The latest and greatest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses -... More>>

5 spending habits that won't rebuild your credit

When your credit score is down, it takes great effort to rebuild it


Stay warm by layering the right way this winter with the best mid-layers

Playing outside in the winter can be a frigid endeavor if you don’t have top-notch cold-weather gear and an excellent layering system. Here is a list of the best mid-layers to help keep you warm and dry. More>>

How to choose an external hard drive

Whether you're looking to backup important files or just want to give your device more storage space, an external drive can be a perfect solution. Read on to learn how to choose an external drive to find the best one for you. More>>

Millennials have more home buying regrets

Perhaps millennials are expecting too much out of homeownership, ignoring the old axiom "The secret to happiness is low expectations."


Are flat pillows a pain in your neck? Here are the best pillows for side-sleepers

If you've tried doubling up on pillows or buying larger ones to no avail, then it might just be time for a new pillow – one made for sleeping on your side. We've rounded up the best pillows for side sleepers that give neck... More>>

The best alarm clock apps for Android and iOS

Have you mastered the fine art of hitting the snooze button with your eyes closed? If you're rushing out the door after you've snoozed one too many times, it's time to step up your game. Here are the best alarm clock apps. More>>

5 things to know before getting a credit card

If you don't use your card wisely, it's easy to get into unpleasant credit situations that can have long-lasting effects


The best smartwatches

Tempted to buy a smartwatch? If so, then the growing number of great models available means you've got plenty to choose from. But which one should you pick? Here is our list of the best smartwatches. More>>

Check out the best affordable Samsung phone deals for July 2018

Looking for a new Android phone? Samsung makes some of our favorites, but you don't have to shell out a fortune for a Galaxy device. Check out our roundup of the best afffordable Samsung phones available right now. More>>

3 routes to steady retirement income

If you are one of the fortunate few who have a defined benefit retirement plan, you have more predictability in your retirement income than most


The best iPad Pro 9.7 cases and covers

No tablet should be without protection, especially an expensive one. Check out our picks for the best iPad Pro 9.7 cases, so you can add some protection, functionality, and style to your new device. More>>

The best rugged phones

Sometimes a case isn’t enough for people who need to protect their phone from rain, dust, and the occasional fall. Fortunately, the best rugged phones can handle anything you throw their way. More>>

There's no correlation between interest rates and home sales

The relationship is almost zero between mortgage rates and home sales


The 25 best Galaxy S7 cases to safeguard your Samsung smartphone

If you truly want to keep your Galaxy S7 in pristine condition, then you'll need a proper case. We have 25 of the best Galaxy S7 cases to add a touch of style and protection to your Samsung device. More>>

The best laptop brands

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today. More>>

How much does your dream home cost?

What does your dream home look like, and how much does it cost? Whether it's a cottage on a secluded beach, a stately mansion on a hill, or something in-between, your dream home probably won't come cheap


The largest flash drives

Decades on from megabyte limited hard drives, flash drives can now offer up to multiple terabytes of space. These are the largest flash drives you can buy today to fulfil all of your portable data storage needs. More>>

The best 3D printers you can buy for under $1,000 right now

Looking for a decent 3D printer that won't break the bank? Check out our regularly-updated list of the best 3D printers under $1,000 More>>

The 22 best iPhone 8 cases

We go shopping for the best iPhone 8 cases and covers to protect your beloved device and achieve your ideal look. There are all kinds of different styles, finishes, and protection capabilities available. More>>

Get your money as soon as you earn it

You're in a cash-flow crunch again. What do you do?


The best iPhone 7 battery cases

The iPhone 7 doesn't have terrible battery life, but you never know when you'll need to juice up on the go. To help, here are the best iPhone 7 battery cases that can keep your smartphone charged and ready for long-term use. More>>

Computer monitor buying guide

Check out our computer monitor buying guide for advice on everything from size to resolution and response times. A new display can be an investment, but it doesn't need to be intimidating -- here's everything you need to... More>>

The best smartphones

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy. More>>

The best monitor you can buy

Everyone wants a monitor, sure, but not just any monitor. You want a display with the highest resolution, the largest screen, and the most customization options to be had. Thankfully, we've got your back. More>>

You’ll find bargains galore with the best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals

Good deals are easy to come by, but finding great deals is a different story. Until July 12, Amazon is offering a ton of screaming deals for Prime members. Here are our favorite deals leading up to Amazon Prime Day. More>>

The best portable chargers for quickly juicing your devices

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers. More>>

Keep your data off the dark web

Is your credit card information floating around the dark web, waiting to be sold to an enterprising criminal?


Amazon Prime Day slices the price of Apple’s juicy, golden 12-inch MacBook

The new school year is now officially just around the corner. If you’re looking to purchase a new notebook for your student, Amazon’s Prime Day is offering a 12-inch Apple MacBook for a mere $989 that weighs a mere two... More>>

The best tablets you can buy

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now. More>>

7 taxes retirees must consider

You're responsible for your own taxes and will be facing new taxes and rules on your retirement income sources like these


Catch our live video coverage of the best Prime Day deals of 2018

The Digital Trends editorial staff is here to help on Prime Day. Join our senior editors for a four-hour live Q&A on their favorite Prime-Day tech deals as they walk you through all the ins and outs of Amazon's big sale. More>>

The best wireless phone chargers for your iPhone or Android

We checked out the best wireless phone chargers to make tangles and uncooperative ports a thing of the past. Whether you have an iPhone or Android, find out which wireless charging pads are worth buying, and how their... More>>

Can an identity thief change your home address?

Identity thieves can potentially redirect your mail by filling out a change of address form in your name


Amazon Prime Day 2018: Here’s everything you need to know

Amazon will soon be launching its fourth-annual Prime Day, offering Amazon Prime users deals on hundreds of items. We've got the full scoop on what you should expect from Amazon Prime Day 2018. More>>

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases

The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports the same curved design and Infinity display as the S8, so you'll want to get a case to protect it. Here are our top picks for the best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases so far. More>>

Get a $30 discount on the brand-new, top-rated Amazon Fire TV Cube on Prime Day

Amazon has slashed the price of its best streaming device for Prime Day, offering viewers the ability to talk to their TV with its Alexa-powered Fire TV Cube for $30 less than normal. More>>

10 Common laptop-buying mistakes you can easily avoid

Buying a new laptop is exciting, but you need to watch your footing. There are a number of pitfalls you need to avoid and we're here to help. Check out these top-10 laptop buying mistakes and how to avoid them. More>>

Americans still not saving... But don't care!

Do you have enough cash to handle an unexpected emergency expense? According to a new survey, a significant number of Americans don't have an emergency savings fund and don't see the lack of one as a problem.


The best Windows apps

Not sure what apps you should be downloading for your newfangled Windows device? Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need something to speed up your machine or access your Netflix queue. Check out our categories... More>>

Amazon Prime Day is almost here: Here are 8 tips to find the best deals

Prime Day, Amazon's annual sale, is almost here. Prime members will have a limited time to score some exclusive deals and huge discounts, but you've got to be ready, and we can help. Here are 8 tips to help you find the... More>>

How to turn low unemployment into a raise

According to economic theory, low unemployment will lead to rising wages as employers compete for the small pool of qualified workers


Here’s how to get the most out of your Amazon Prime subscription

In light of the recent price increase for Amazon Prime, you may as well squeeze as much as you can out of it. Here's a quick rundown of everything you have access to with a Prime membership. More>>

The best MacBook

Apple's lineup of MacBooks has started to swell, leaving fans a bit confused about which laptop they should buy. Now that Apple has refreshed some models with 8th-gen processors, we compare all the options to see which is... More>>

Americans' financial regrets

Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret


Tricks of the trade: How to get free stuff on Amazon

So what could be better than an awesome discount? Free stuff, of course. Amazon may be the largest online retailer, but that doesn't mean there aren't few freebies to be had -- you just need to know where to look. More>>

The best walkie-talkies

Walkie-talkies remain one of the best methods for communicating in the backcountry, offering solid battery life, good range, and reliable technology built for use in the outdoors. Here are the best walkie-talkies available. More>>

Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage

"Always check your credit report for errors, and dispute any errors as soon as possible." We normally give this advice, but there are a few exceptions to this rule – including when you are preparing to apply for a mortgage


The best gaming phones

Which phones are the best if all you want to do is play some mobile games? We've done the hard work and put together a list of the best gaming phones on Android and iOS, so you can keep playing and winning. More>>

The best Ethernet cables

While our world may be transitioning to wireless connectivity, Ethernet connections are still faster and less prone to lag times than traditional Wi-Fi networks. Here are five of the best Ethernet cables you can buy. More>>

7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire

Do you plan to relocate when you retire? If so, where would you like to go?


The best QWERTY phones

Think QWERTY phones are dead and gone? Think again. We've found a few different devices you can buy today, and each has its own physical keyboard. Here's a list of our current favorites. More>>

Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores

Your kids are growing up fast. Soon, it will be time to have ... the talk. No, not that one. We're referring to the talk about responsible use of credit.


Ridin’ nerdy: 15 drool-worthy car gadgets for your summertime road trip

Summer is here, and so is road trip season. There are hundreds of gizmos to help us stay safe and enhance our long car rides ahead. From a reliable backup camera to self-powered jump starter. Here are 15 of our favorites... More>>

The best sports cars you can buy

It’s never been a better time to be a car enthusiast. Modern sports cars are powerful, yet manageable. Here are the five best sports cars you can buy today to suit your interests and price range. More>>

The best electric bikes

A capable electric bike is perfect for a daily commute or trek along the trailhead, with some models offering pedal assistance and a long-range battery. With that said, here are the best electric bikes on the market. More>>

1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards

Do you consider a rewards program as an integral part of your credit card choice? According to a new study by, close to one-third of Americans use credit cards just to get the associated rewards.


The best mosquito repellent products to keep pesky biting bugs at bay

Summer is officially on, and while warm weather is great for heading outdoors, it's also the season for mosquitoes. We've picked out eight of the best mosquito repellent products, from sprays to zappers, to help you keep... More>>

Getting down to the nitty gritty: the best vacuums you can buy

Our expert reviewers took some vacuum cleaners for a spin to see which worked best. Whether you're looking for a traditional upright, stick, or robot vacuum, check out our picks for the best vacuums on the market. More>>

Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home

Homeownership remains a goal for most Americans. However, a recent report shows eight concerns renters have regarding that goal


Looking for a good read? Here are the best, most eye-opening books about tech

Sometimes it's sensible to put down the gadgets and pick up a good old-fashioned book -- to read about the latest gadgets, of course. Here are the tech books you need to check out. More>>

These 30 Amazon Coupons can help you save on the things you need

Did you know there are thousands of Amazon Coupons and promo codes that you can take advantage of? We found coupons for everything from tech to everyday products. Find out what savings you've been missing out on. More>>

These Raspberry Pi 3 bundles will cover everyone, from coders to gamers

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a low-budget computing platform capable of doing just about anything. We rounded up a handful of the best Raspberry Pi 3 bundles to get you started on a variety of DIY projects. More>>

Summer jobs and income taxes

Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined


The best phones for kids

Keeping track of your children is tough, but finding the right smartphone for them may be even tougher. Check out our selection of the best cell phones for kids, so you can find the right device for your child. More>>

10 Best protective iPhone cases

If you’re going off-road or work outdoors, it could be a good idea to invest in a tough case. These are our picks of the best protective iPhone cases for all iterations of the iPhone, from the iPhone SE to the X. More>>

Not paying credit cards – a timeline to avoid

Here's what happens when you start missing credit card payments


30 Of the best iPhone 7 cases

The iPhone 7 might be attractive, but it’s not rugged. To keep your device in pristine condition, you really need to think about proper protection. That's why we've rounded up some of the best iPhone 7 cases and covers... More>>

The best waterproof iPhone 7 cases

The iPhone 7 might be water-resistant, but it's not waterproof. Thankfully, these waterproof iPhone 7 cases provide some additional protection -- and style -- thus ensuring it can withstand more than a mere splash. More>>

The 20 best Google Pixel cases

The aluminum-and-glass design of Google's Pixel looks classy, but it’s a combination that’s slippery and easy to damage. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best Google Pixel cases to add style and protection. More>>

Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance

A poor credit score makes your financial life difficult in a number of ways


The best wireless keyboards

Want to do more with your tablet than surf the web and watch videos? If so, you need a Bluetooth keyboard. These are the best wireless keyboards you can buy right now, whatever your preference. More>>

Here are the 5 best Fourth of July sales you won’t want to miss

The Fourth is a time for family, friends, fireworks, and frightening low prices. If you're looking to save on tech, outdoor gear, clothing, or appliances this summer, these Fourth of July sales are some of the best you... More>>

Fourth of July sale: Take $300 off the HP Envy x360 2-in-1 convertible laptop

As part of its ongoing Fourth of July sale, HP is slashing prices on their inventory of desktop and laptop computers. Through Wednesday, July 4, you can take $300 off the excellent HP Envy x360, letting you score this... More>>

The 20 best drawing apps for the iPad Pro

The best drawing apps for the iPad Pro turn Apple's robust tablet into a canvas worthy of a true artist. Here are 20 of our current favorites, whether you're looking to keep things simple or take your art to the next level. More>>

Most Americans don't have a financial plan, but should

Do you have a financial plan? A real, written plan with goals, targets, and timelines, not just "I plan to stay out of debt this year"? If you have no such plan, you have plenty of company


The best Moto E5 Play cases

If you're looking for a solid phone on the cheap, then the Moto E5 Play is probably the phone to go for. Make sure you protect it with one of the best Moto E5 Play cases that you can buy right now. More>>

From DSLR to mirrorless and compact, here’s how to choose a camera

Looking to buy a new camera? Our comprehensive camera guide for 2016 has answers to any camera or photography questions you might ask, whether in regards to pricing, image quality, or weatherproofing. More>>

The best BlackBerry Key2 cases

If nothing but a real keyboard will do, then you'll be excited about BlackBerry's return to form with the latest Key2. You'll want to keep your shiny new phone safe with the best BlackBerry Key2 cases. More>>

Save $200 on Sony’s eye-catching, crystal-clear Glass Sound Speaker

Despite looking like a piece of modern art, this gorgeous lantern-like piece of tech is actually a 360-degree speaker. You can pick it up on Amazon right now for $200 off for a limited time and bask in the crystal clear... More>>

The best hiking backpacks

If you don't want to jump into full-on backpacking but enjoy getting out into nature, day hiking may be much your speed. There's a low barrier to entry and minimal equipment is needed -- highlighted by a proper hiking... More>>

The best backpacking sleeping bags

Whether you're a cold sleeper, desire a bag with heaps of features, or consider yourself an ultralight backpacker who will settle for half a bag, here are our picks for the best backpacking sleeping bags currently... More>>

The best OnePlus 6 cases to protect that all-glass body

If you’ve bought the bargain OnePlus 6, then you need to protect that stunning edge-to-edge display and all-glass body from falls and collisions. We’ve rounded up the best OnePlus 6 cases for inspection, so take your pick. More>>

More taxes on online purchases

Americans will soon be paying up to $33 billion more each year for online purchases


Your low credit score could cost you $21,000

How much does your credit score affect your mortgage rates? A recent study by Zillow reveals some shocking information


Fill your IRA with low-cost index funds

Does your IRA or 401(k) contain mostly actively managed funds or index funds? Do you know the difference between those two funds? Do you even know what's in your IRA or 401(k) at all?


Seniors and affordable transportation

Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens


Most of us don't know our credit card APR

Are you getting the best deal on your credit cards? If you regularly carry a balance, a new survey from suggests there's almost a 50/50 chance you don't know how good your deal is


First-time homebuyers setting records

Prospective first-time homebuyers are facing stiff challenges as they enter today's housing market – including finding an affordable home


Why check your credit report and credit score? Why wouldn't you?

Your credit report and credit score act as warning signs for your financial health. Ignore them at your own risk.


5 ways to have your student loans forgiven

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    A study by the Brookings Institution suggests that approximately 40% of Americans won't be able to pay off their loans and will end up in default by 2023

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    More Americans Defaulting On Credit Cards

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    According to Federal Reserve data, student loan debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion and comprises 11% of America's collective household debt balance – second only to mortgage debt. More than 44 million Americans have...
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  • Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

    Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

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    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington.
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    An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off _ again.
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    McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

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    McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
    McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

    Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

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    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). A police officer stands in the doorway as residents stand in a block-long line outside a customer help center staffed by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts in Lawrence, Mass., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Dozens of homes were destroyed ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). A police officer stands in the doorway as residents stand in a block-long line outside a customer help center staffed by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts in Lawrence, Mass., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Dozens of homes were destroyed ...
    The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been.
    The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been.
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