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Some States Could Tax Student Loan Forgiveness
taxes You probably won’t pay federal income taxes on forgiven student loan debt, but there are some states that will or could tax your student loan forgiveness.
How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Paying for College Even as broader breaks on student debt are rolled out, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program offers much more substantial help to those who qualify. But an important deadline is coming up.
By Rivan V. Stinson Last updatedPaying for College
As Used-Car Prices Fall, Financing Costs Rise
Prices of used cars are off their painful peak and should continue to ease, but rising interest rates are killing any gains in affordability for those who can’t bring cash to the table.
By David Payne Last updated
Car Buying in a Topsy-Turvy Market
You need a new car? Good luck with that! What should you do? We've got some answers.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis Last updated
What Happens to Debt in Divorce?
If you can’t pay it off before all is said and done, there are key steps you can take to ensure that everything gets handled fairly.
By Sara Stanich, CFP®, CDFA®, CEPA Published
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Deadline is Oct. 31. What To Know Now
Student loans Public servants can qualify for student loan forgiveness. A waiver making it easy to apply expires Oct. 31. But you may get a second chance.
By Elaine Silvestrini PublishedStudent loans
Student Loan Refunds Are Real, But You Might Not Be Eligible
student loans Since President Biden announced student loan debt relief, there has been a lot of talk about student loan refunds, which surprisingly have been around for a little while.
By Kelley R. Taylor Last updatedstudent loans
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
By Lisa Gerstner Publishedcredit & debt
25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career
college 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 some of the best options and how you might expect to fare.
By Stacy Rapacon Last updatedcollege
Is Student Loan Debt Hurting Your Retirement Plans?
Paying for College Millions of borrowers 50 and older are struggling to repay loans for themselves and their children, some delaying retirement. There’s a trick, though, to help with repayment.
By Elaine Silvestrini PublishedPaying for College