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Did Equifax Botch Your Credit Score?
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Did Equifax Botch Your Credit Score?

Equifax is in the news–yet again–this time for sending lenders the wrong credit score. Here’s how to find out if you were affected and what to do next…
August 11, 2022
Student Loans Can Affect Your Taxes: What You Should Know
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Student Loans Can Affect Your Taxes: What You Should Know

News on the federal student loans pause and possible student loan forgiveness could come soon—until then, there are some key things to know about stud…
August 9, 2022
Student Loan Forgiveness: Navigating the Maze
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Student Loan Forgiveness: Navigating the Maze

Those saddled with student debt could have some help coming … if they understand how Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Driven Repayment Plan …
July 21, 2022
Will Private Student Loans Be Forgiven?
Paying for College

Will Private Student Loans Be Forgiven?

The Biden Administration is still tinkering with its student loan forgiveness program. Will it include private student loans?
July 8, 2022
How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Paying for College

How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Department of Education revamped the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program started under the Bush administration. Here's how to see if you quali…
July 7, 2022

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When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?
Paying for College

When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?

Millions of Americans are waiting for the Biden Administration’s next hint, which could come later this summer, at how he’ll address the student loan …
July 7, 2022
11 Education Tax Credits and Deductions for 2022
Tax Breaks

11 Education Tax Credits and Deductions for 2022

Whether you're saving for college, currently paying tuition, or dealing with student loan debt, there's probably an education tax break that can help …
June 30, 2022
Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers
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Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers

What money-management guidance can we glean from the words — and experience — of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and others?
June 30, 2022
25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career
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25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

One way to increase your chances of earning a good living is to pick a college major that prepares you to work in a field that pays well. Here are som…
May 31, 2022
Two Updates to Credit Reports
credit & debt

Two Updates to Credit Reports

The major credit bureaus are changing how they report information about medical debt and buy now, pay later.
April 26, 2022
7 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Tax Breaks

7 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Nearly 60% of taxpayers expect a refund this year, and many will receive a larger amount.
April 22, 2022
2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year
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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year

If you're a last-minute filer, familiarize yourself with potential changes for your 2021 tax return before tackling your 1040.
April 14, 2022
Free Credit Monitoring for Equifax Breach Victims
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Free Credit Monitoring for Equifax Breach Victims

Millions of consumers whose data may have been exposed have been notified to sign up for the monitoring service.
March 17, 2022
What You Can Do About Medical Debt
Budgeting

What You Can Do About Medical Debt

Millions of Americans are awash in debt from medical care. If you’re one of them, we have your options, whether the bills are new or a collector is ca…
March 14, 2022
Whatever Happened to Peer-to-Peer Lending?
Becoming an Investor

Whatever Happened to Peer-to-Peer Lending?

While individuals can still invest in loans to consumers, most digital credit is underwritten by larger funding sources.
March 4, 2022
40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022
business

40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022

We flag a wide variety of cool side hustles to earn bonus bucks for expenses both expected and unexpected as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.
March 2, 2022
There’s No Escaping Your Credit Score (So Make It Count)
Financial Planning

There’s No Escaping Your Credit Score (So Make It Count)

Kiplinger’s credit expert, Lisa Gerstner, joins us to talk credit strategy. Also, a number of new electric cars hit the market this year. Will one wor…
February 24, 2022
Credit Card Interest Rates to Rise, Too
Making Your Money Last

Credit Card Interest Rates to Rise, Too

Many cardholders don't know their interest rates. Now would be a good time to know yours.
February 18, 2022
A Wave of Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Appears to be Building
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A Wave of Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Appears to be Building

A perfect storm of COVID-related economic issues mixed with inflation and a stay-at-home workforce is bearing down on small businesses and real estate…
February 12, 2022
"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return
Tax Breaks

"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return

If, like most people, you claim the standard deduction instead of itemized deductions on your return, there are still many other tax deductions availa…
February 1, 2022
How to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates
Financial Planning

How to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Savers will get the best rates from top-yielding savings and money market deposit accounts at online banks.
January 27, 2022
Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits for 2022 Rising
Becoming a Homeowner

Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits for 2022 Rising

For 2022, the standard conforming limit for single-unit properties is $647,200, up nearly $100,000 from the 2021 cap.
January 25, 2022
Overdraft Fees Are On Their Way Out
Smart Buying

Overdraft Fees Are On Their Way Out

New overdraft policies are emerging as consumers and government officials pressure banks to get rid of the fees.
January 24, 2022
What to Do When You Can’t Pay Holiday Debt
Budgeting

What to Do When You Can’t Pay Holiday Debt

More Americans borrowed money to pay for holiday purchases and now the bill is due. Balance transfer cards offer a reprieve.
January 19, 2022
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt

Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
January 10, 2022
Biden Extends Suspension of Student Loan Payments
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Biden Extends Suspension of Student Loan Payments

The president gave borrowers another 90 days until May 1 before they have to start paying back their student loans.
December 22, 2021