A Day in My Quarantined Life

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Just for fun, last , I took pictures and shared in real-time on Instagram a peek into a pretty normal day in our lives. I say “normal”, but nothing is really normal right now due to COVID-19, our city’s current Safer at Home order. But I wanted to...

Mortgage Help: How to Contact Lenders Responding to COVID-19

Provisions of the CARES Act mean most homeowners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to receive mortgage forbearance. Some mortgage lenders are also offering additional mortgage relief programs to borrowers. To take advantage of these programs, you’ll need to contact your lender. Below is an alphabetical list of mortgage lenders, what they’re offering and... NerdWallet is...

Guide to Capital One Miles

Please Note: The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business is currently unavailable through our site. Capital One has established a significant footprint within the travel rewards segment. In total, the issuer offers four different travel-specific reward cards: the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card...

5 Ways to Support Businesses During the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants, retailers and other businesses across the country to scale back or shut down their operations. A federal relief package makes available over $300 billion in loans and grants for small businesses, but not all businesses qualify, and for those that do, aid may be weeks or months away. Still,... Lauren Schwahn...

Don’t Give Your Adult Kids Your House

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn’t. Transferring your house to your kids while you’re alive may avoid probate, the court process that otherwise follows death. But gifting a home also can result in a big, unnecessary... Liz Weston...

Vera Bradley Traveler Duffel Bag only $38.15 (Reg. $109!), plus more!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Love Vera Bradley? You can score 50% off the entire site plus an extra 30% off select items! Right now, Vera Bradley is offering 50% off the entire site! Plus, you can get an additional 30% off select items. No promo code needed. These would make great Mother’s Day...

What Happens to Expiring Hotel Points and Awards in the COVID-19 Crisis?

Note: NerdWallet strongly discourages traveling in the near future while the coronavirus continues to spread. Check the CDC and State Department websites for current guidance and travel restrictions. Please use the content of this article only to help inform future travel plans. The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on the travel... Erin Hurd...

The Guide to JetBlue First Class

If you were wondering if JetBlue offers a first class flying experience, you may be surprised to learn that the answer is yes. And it’s not too shabby an option, either. However, if you’re looking for seats specifically labeled “first class,” you may have a hard time finding them; the airline has dubbed their premium... Alisha McDarris...

The Guide to Southwest ‘First’ Class: Business Select

First class-loving passengers might miss the extra leg room and lounges, but Southwest’s Business Select fare closes the gap on typical first class perks from other airlines. Southwest’s stated purpose is incredibly people-forward: “To connect people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel” — and in the true spirit... Megan Lee...

*HOT* Instant Pot Viva 6 Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker only $49.99 shipped (Reg. $120!)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. This is a great price for this Instant Pot Viva 6 Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker! Best Buy has this Instant Pot Viva 6 Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker for only $49.99 shipped today! Hurry – this won’t last long! I *finally* splurged and bought one of these for myself...