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Weekly Reading: “Big Bird Budget” Edition

Oct. 10, 2012
Personal Finance
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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.

A NerdWallet analysis shows that new bank-issued prepaid cards are far more consumer-friendly.

Is the American Express-Walmart partnership the game-changer it’s made out to be?

Politicians want to cut PBS’s funding — what would that really do to the federal budget?

One of the possible unintended consequences of health care reform is the “adverse selection death spiral” — learn what it is, and how it might affect you.

Entrepreneur Bill Ready talks about what it takes to make it as an early-stage mobile payments startup.

A NerdWallet study finds bonus CD rates can double your return while also reducing the length to maturity.

NerdWallet’s analysis of  CD bonus rates for the week of October 8.

Flying home for the holidays? Get the best Thanksgiving travel deals with these tips.

Nothing says fall like America’s best pumpkin patches.

NerdWallet’s “How to Drink Like a Nerd” Guide to This Week’s Vice Presidential Debates

How To Get a 401(k) and How to Invest Wisely With Your 401(k) Once You Have It

Romney’s odds of winning the election rose from 7% to 23% after the first presidential debate.