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Can you rent a car with a debit card?

Yes, technically you can rent a car with a debit card. But rental car agencies will only accept debit cards under strict conditions (e.g., credit checks, deposits of $500+, etc.), so it’s always better to use a credit card.

Building your emergency fund: Why, how and where to keep it

With the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, unemployment numbers rising, and inflation causing spikes in the price of food and gas, now more than ever, you need an emergency fund. Six months’ worth of expenses is the rule of thumb, and you should set it aside in a separate savings account (i.e., not in a box under your bed).