No LaCroix Coupon Needed. Get $20 Cash Back With This App

Alexandra Vincent/The Penny Hoarder Me: “Whoa, I can get cash back for buying LaCroix?” My brain: “Don’t do it.” “Don’t do it.” “Don’t do it.” Me: *Loads 10 LaCroix cases into the cart.* How to Get up to $20...

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Here’s How to Get Affordable Life Insurance for Freelancers

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Door Real Estate Helped This Couple Get Cash Back for Buying Their First Home

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Better Mortgage Helped This Self-Employed Musician Buy His 1st Home

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Want to Make Saving Money Fun? Try Long Game

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Debitize Helped This 23-Year-Old Raise His Credit Score by 219 Points

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Is This Online Survey Site Worth It?

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5 Ways to Find Cheap Jeans Online (Even If You Like Name Brands)

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11 Tips to Hold Onto Your Cash

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17 Independent Ways to Make Money

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This Tool Helps You Find Refunds From Stores That Price Match

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I Paid $5 to Get Personalized Money Advice by Text. Here’s What I Got

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5 Unexpected Ways a Life Insurance Death Benefit Can Help Your Family

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9 Ways to Reduce Debt When You Can’t Afford to Make the Payments

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12 Steps to Owning Your Own Home

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These 4 People Found Weird Ways to Make Money From Home

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26 Smart Ways to Make Money on the Side in 2018

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How to Invest in Marijuana (Legally) for as Little as $5

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How a Cute Penguin Helps Me Manage My Money

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6 Financial Apps That’ll Reward You for Saving and Paying Your Bills

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This Dad Used MoneyLion Plus to Raise HIs Credit Score 230 Points

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Personal Loans (Even If You Have Imperfect Credit)

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