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Here are a few of the hot topics on the NerdWallet blog this week. Every Wednesday we round ‘em up so you can stay tuned on the latest news, tips and tricks that could affect your daily budget.

Learn how to manage your charitable giving like a portfolio, harnessing tried-and-true financial strategies to make your dollars go far.

If you’re about to retire, you know it’s not just as simple as stopping work. Check out our Top 7 Tips For People About To Retire.

Making your home “green” can mean you start raking in the green. Check out these environmentally-friendly home upgrades that save you money in the short-term.

Credit union mascots share their tips for kids!

Which mobile payment provider should your small business use?

NerdWallet Study: Neither Store-Issued Nor Bank-Issued Gift Cards are Guaranteed Free or Safe This Holiday Season

Get Discounts Without Leaving the Couch: Citi Price Rewinds Finds the Deals for You

Citi ThankYou Preferred Offering 40,000 Bonus Points – Limited Time Only!

Post-holiday travel tiring you out? Here’s 10 easy tips to beat jetlag.

Train trips are back in style. Make the journey part of the fun with these gorgeous scenic train trips.

Check out the new face of NerdWallet Travel – TravelNerd!

What are binary options, and how should I trade them?

To Groupon or to Apple: that is the question.

Expert FAQ: How to Curb Insider Trading.