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Here’s the average tax refund so far this year — and the 3 best places to stash yours

Drakula & Co. | Moment | Getty ImagesThe IRS has already issued more than 45 million refunds this year, at an average $3,352 each.That's over $500 more than last year, when the average refund was just over $2,800.For most Americans, a lump-sum...

Skyrocketing inflation is taking an ever-bigger bite out of your paycheck

Making more money is great, but it doesn't mean as much if you are having a harder time making ends meet.Although wages are rising, the prices consumers must pay for goods and services are rising faster — notching a new 40-year high in February.As a re...

Food prices are on the rise, but you can still save money on groceries. Here are 5 ways how

Going to the grocery store is taking a bigger bite out of your budget.Consumers saw food prices rise another 1% in February compared with a month earlier and 7.9% compared with the year-ago period, marking the largest 12-month increase since 1981, acco...

Hold onto your wallets, gas prices are heading to an all-time record high

With gasoline prices at a 14-year high, it's hard to imagine paying even more at the pump. Yet prices are only heading higher.On Sunday, the national average for a gallon of gas hit $4.009, the highest since July 2008, according to data from AAA. ...

Russia-Ukraine crisis: how to avoid fundraising scams

A volunteer unloads aid donations for refugees from Ukraine in a school gym in Kroscienko, Poland, on Feb. 27, 2022.Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty ImagesAs the conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, the humanitarian crisis is worsening, as well....

Here are 3 ways to make the most out of your tax refund

Tetra Images | Getty ImagesThe IRS has already issued 22 million refunds, at an average $3,536 each. That's $700 more than last year, when the average refund was just over $2,800.For most people, a lump-sum payment of this size is rare."The t...

93% of student loan borrowers aren’t prepared to restart payments, survey finds

It's been almost two years since most borrowers have had to pay their monthly student loan bill.And yet, 93% of them are not prepared to resume payments on May 1, according to a survey of more than 23,000 student loan borrowers by the Student Debt Cris...

One of the nation’s largest 529 college savings plans slashes fees. Others may follow

Throughout the pandemic, 529 college savings plans have only gained momentum — even as higher-education enrollment numbers sank.In 2021, the average account size jumped to a record of $30,287, according to the College Savings Plans Network, o...

While Valentine’s Day is getting more expensive, going into debt isn’t sexy

Even cupid is coming out of quarantine.Valentine's Day spending is expected to reach $23.9 billion in 2022, the second-highest year on record, according to the National Retail Federation.On average, Americans will spend $175.41 on candy, cards, flowers...

Inflation at its worst: Some ticket prices are up as much as 100%

Going out is not only less common these days, it's also a lot more expensive.In general, the prices that consumers pay for goods and services recently notched their largest year-over-year jump since 1982.Gas prices, alone, are up a whopping 58.1% ...

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