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Federal Debt: A Heavy Load
Economic Forecasts The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.
Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?
debt management Not all debts are created equal. Some help you get ahead. Others should be avoided at all costs. Here’s how to tell the difference and how to handle your own debt situation.
By Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP® • Published
Smart Strategies to Tackle Your Debt
Coronavirus and Your Money Millions of Americans facing furloughs and layoffs turned to credit cards to stay afloat. Here’s how to get out from under burgeoning balances.
By Daniel Bortz • Published
Give Your Budget Some Love
Budgeting Think of it as a flexible tool to prioritize—and achieve—your goals.
By Lisa Gerstner • Published
Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity
Budgeting A home equity loan or home equity line of credit may be perfect for your retirement finances. But don't delay; a fee increase is coming.
By Patricia Mertz Esswein • Published
Debt After Death: What You Should Know
debt Some types of debts are forgiven when you die, and others could haunt your family until they’re paid off.
By Michael Aloi, CFP® • Published
How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn
debt management For anyone with debt to their name, right now could be a great time to take advantage of unique opportunities to either refinance, pay off or even drag out their payments. Which strategy is right for you?
By Matt J. Goren, Ph.D., CFP® • Published
PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier
Coronavirus and Your Money Small businesses that received PPP loans of $50,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness using a simplified application form.
By Rodrigo Sermeño • Published
College During COVID
Paying for College Students and their families must be ready to adapt to the changes in the way they attend—and possibly pay for—college.
By Stacy Rapacon • Published
11 Education Tax Credits and Deductions for 2022
Tax Breaks 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 your bottom line.
By Rocky Mengle • Last updated