The Best Travel Insurance For Your Holiday Vacation Trip

American travelers are looking forward to the holiday travel period like nothing else in recent memory. But given the pandemic health concerns, they’re also trying to find the best travel insurance for a holiday vacation.

A new report by American Express finds travelers are cautiously optimistic about traveling in the next six months. Just over half (55%) of consumers who typically travel domestically anticipate feeling “comfortable” traveling to a domestic destination between now and February.

And a survey by Hopper suggests 39% of Americans plan to travel during the holidays. For more than half of those on the road (55%) it will be their first time traveling since the start of the pandemic.

An eagerly anticipated travel season

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Warning Signs of Personal Loan Scams

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Interest in personal loans is rising this year, industry experts say. 

Unfortunately, potential scams are rising too.

Amid record-breaking unemployment rates and a staggering economy, consumers are seeking personal loans for two primary purposes: to consolidate credit card debt or simply to get by, says Brian Walsh, CFP and senior manager of financial planning at SoFi, a national personal finance and lending company. 

“This is a way to help get them through until they get back to normal,” says Walsh.

Scammers have taken notice. In the first four months of 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported more than 18,000 accounts and more than $13.4 million

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The Fed’s money-pumping efforts are driving a new economic cycle that’s reminiscent of 2009, Canaccord Genuity says



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  • The Federal Reserve’s liquidity-boosting measures place the economy on track for a 2009-style upswing, Canaccord Genuity analysts said in a Thursday note.
  • Policymakers signaled on Wednesday that the central bank would hold rates near zero through 2023 and maintained asset purchases of at least $120 billion in Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities per month.
  • The purchases spiked excess cash in the financial system, but liquidity has since fallen from its peak.
  • The excess-liquidity trend is “just like” the post-peak reversal seen “as the economy emerged from the 2009 recession,” the analysts said.
  • The Fed’s policy “reinforces our view that we are in the early stages of a new economic and market cycle,” they added.
  • Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.

The Federal Reserve’s plans for long-lasting aid are on track to drive a 2009-style economic comeback, Canaccord Genuity analysts said Thursday.

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Blockchain Will Make Financial Services More Available, Secure, And Fair

One of the hallmarks of 2020 is that global economies are seeing lots of instability, and this is true at every level of society. For individuals, there may be more options available, but this hasn’t necessarily translated into more people being able to access banking services. In some regions, great ideas like micro-lending have taken off, and this has helped. But globally, as we move away from standard Monday-Friday, 9-5 jobs, millions of people are turning to non-traditional forms of work. For many of these independent workers, the result has been that personal finance is getting even further away. 

At a global level, we’re still seeing huge numbers of underserved people. Even in developed nations, the gulf between banked vs. unbanked can be deep: in the US, as many as one quarter of all households are unbanked or underbanked, without easy access to savings, credit, or loans. There are also

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