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What A Government Shutdown Could Mean For Restarting Student Loan Payments
If the government shuts down on the same day student loan payments are set to restart, here's what could happen.
By Kathryn Pomroy Published
Get Free Weekly Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money Check your credit report weekly for free as the three major credit bureaus make a pandemic-era initiative permanent.
By Lisa Gerstner Last updatedCoronavirus and Your Money
Why You Should Check Your Credit Report
If you’ve ever had difficulty getting incorrect information removed from your credit report, you’ve got plenty of company.
By Sandra Block Last updated
How to Monitor Your Credit Reports for Free
credit reports Don't get suckered into paying for credit monitoring services. There are free options all around.
By Rivan V. Stinson Last updatedcredit reports
Credit Reports Are Now Permanently Free Weekly
Major credit reporting agencies Experian, Equifax, and Transunion have made a pandemic era program permanent, allowing consumers to check their credit weekly for free.
By Seychelle Thomas Published
What Happens When Student Loan Payments Resume?
With an increased monthly debt burden, borrowers could cut discretionary spending, causing economic turmoil. On the bright side, alternative ways to pay for college are being considered.
By Daniel Rubin Published
Biden Cancels $37M in Student Loan Debt for Phoenix University Borrowers
Student loans for 1,200+ Phoenix University enrollees cancelled over misleading ad campaign.
By Joey Solitro Published
How to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates
Financial Planning Savers will get the best rates from top-yielding savings and money market deposit accounts at online banks.
By Rivan V. Stinson Last updatedFinancial Planning
USAA Members Can Get No-Interest Loans If the Government Shuts Down
The USAA loans would be split into two installments with the last payment due in 90 days.
By Esther D’Amico Published