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Air Travel Is Chaos This Summer. Here's How to Get a Refund

Fourth of July travelers, brace yourselves for a rough weekend — especially if you’ll be spending any time at the airport. Demand for airline travel is roaring back. Nearly 13 million people are expected to fly this weekend, according to data from travel app Hopper, and more than 2.4 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Thursday alone.
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Millions of Credit Scores May Get an Automatic Boost Starting Today

Starting Friday, the three largest credit bureaus are overhauling how medical debt affects your credit. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are automatically removing a significant portion of medical debt that plagues the credit reports of tens of millions of Americans. The credit bureaus first announced the reform in March amid regulatory pressure from the federal government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The initial round of changes are in effect as of Friday, with more changes slated for next year.
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Why Drinking Coffee Before Shopping Makes You Spend More Money

Bad news, coffee lovers. Turns out filling up on caffeine before your next shopping trip could make you spend... quite a latte. People who drank a cup of caffeinated coffee before shopping spent roughly 50% more money and bought almost 30% more items than people who drank decaf coffee or water, a recent study by the University of South Florida found. The study of more than 300 shoppers was conducted at two stores in France and Spain.
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How to Get an IUD — Even if You Don't Have Insurance

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Amazon Prime Day's Best Deals: Here's What Shoppers Can Expect

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4 Ways New Investors Can Take Advantage of the Bear Market

If you've been putting off your first foray into the stock market, listen up: Now may be the opportune time to take the plunge. This month, the S&P 500 — a benchmark index commonly use to measure how the stock market overall is doing — fell into a bear market, meaning that its value dropped at least 20% from its previous high. Stocks have had a small comeback and are down around 17% for the year as of Tuesday morning. The overall downturn is still a stark difference from what investors got used to during the pandemic, when prices were buoyed by stimulus money from the government and near-zero interest rates.
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Who Gets the Option to Work From Home? There's a Huge Disparity Tied to Income

Want to work from home? The vast majority of workers would like to have the option. Yet whether you can work remotely has a lot to do with your income. Of all employees, 58% now have the option to work from home at least once per week, according to new research from McKinsey, a management consulting firm. However, big discrepancies emerge when factoring in earnings.

10 Cities Where Homes Are Selling in 15 Days or Less

The housing market may finally be starting to cool, but homes are still selling faster than they did at this time last year. Homes were on the market for a median of 31 days in May, according to data from Realtor.com. That’s four days faster compared to the same period in 2021, though it's significantly slower than the 21 days homes spent on the market at the beginning of the year.
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Has Bitcoin Hit Bottom? Experts Weigh in on How Low Crypto Prices Will Go

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been in free fall. But just how low will their prices actually go?. Bitcoin, which hit a high of $68,000 per coin in November, has plummeted around 70% and sat below $21,000 on Monday. Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency by market value after bitcoin, hit a high near $4,800 before plunging to around $1,200 now. Across the board, cryptocurrencies and tokens have taken a hit.
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Where to Donate to Support Abortion Access Right Now

The U.S. Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday. The ruling means that laws surrounding abortion access will be determined by the states rather than the federal government. Abortion was already restricted in many parts of the U.S., and it’s likely that roughly half of states will enact near-total bans on abortion.
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Recession Watch 2022: What to Know About the Economic Downturn — and Its Impact on Your Money

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Does This Bear Market Mean a Recession Is Coming?

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