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Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans
Paying for College The pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end September 30. If you can’t afford payments, you have options.
Know Your Rights in Debt Collection
debt management A wave of post-pandemic debt collection is coming. Here's how to dispute a debt and protect your assets.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis • Last updated
9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona
retirement The Grand Canyon State offers so much more than that gorgeous hole in the ground. Check out whether you'd like to spend your golden years in this southwestern state.
By Bob Niedt • Last updated
Rates on Student Loans Will Go Up
Paying for College You could refinance with a private student loan, but consider waiting until the pause on federal loan payments expires.
By Sandra Block • Published
Managing Your Debt in Retirement
debt management If your debt is anywhere near the $50,000 “red line,” you could have a problem on your hands. The key is to tackle debt systematically – starting before you retire. Here are some ideas of where to begin.
By Paul Humphrey, CFEd® • Published
The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later
Smart Buying Breaking up payments can make a big purchase seem cheaper, which can tempt you to overspend.
By Emma Patch • Published
This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz
Becoming a Homeowner Home sales and prices have been on a tear and are forecast to continue to rise in 2021. Whether you're hoping to sell, buy or refi, contributing writer Daniel Bortz has insights for you. Also: What to make of SPACs?
By David Muhlbaum • Published
PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners
Coronavirus and Your Money Although uncertainty and confusion have surrounded the Paycheck Protection Program since its launch, that shouldn't stop small business owners from participating in the loan program, which was just extended to May 31.
By Rodrigo Sermeño • Published
6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch
Coronavirus and Your Money From stimulus checks to enhanced unemployment benefits, these perks from the American Rescue Plan will provide significant financial relief to millions of Americans.
By Rocky Mengle • Last updated
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
Financial Planning Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Published