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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2020 tax year...and it's never too early to start thinking about next year's return.
June 22, 2020
12 Tax Deductions and Credits That Help You Pay for College
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12 Tax Deductions and Credits That Help You Pay for College

Whether you're saving for college, currently paying tuition, or dealing with student loan debt, there's probably a tax break that can help your bottom…
June 12, 2020
Milliennials Face Their Second Recession
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Milliennials Face Their Second Recession

Forty percent of millennials say the pandemic will likely cause them to delay payments on their debts. Does that include you? Time to take action.
June 4, 2020
8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act
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8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act

Parts of the massive federal stimulus passed by the House of Representatives focus on workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle.
May 21, 2020
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Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More
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Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More

The coronavirus pandemic is killing our economy, and millennials are being hit particularly hard.
May 6, 2020

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11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020
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11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020

Hopefully, the CARES Act and other coronavirus stimulus measures will get the U.S. economy back on track. Some of the changes made could improve your …
March 31, 2020
11 Coronavirus Stimulus Measures That Could Help You in 2020
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11 Coronavirus Stimulus Measures That Could Help You in 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is crushing the U.S.
March 26, 2020
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Coronavirus Fears Suppress Student Loan Interest Rates
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Coronavirus Fears Suppress Student Loan Interest Rates

The plunge in interest rates could reduce borrowing costs for students who take out federal loans for the 2020-2021 academic year—and their parents co…
March 26, 2020
Is College Still a Good Investment?
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Is College Still a Good Investment?

Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.
March 5, 2020
A New Way to Repay College Loans
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A New Way to Repay College Loans

Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
January 30, 2020
Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!
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Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!

Kiplinger.com general manager Robert Long joins the podcast to debate the merits of credit and debit cards. Plus, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey bre…
January 27, 2020
10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt
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10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Buried under a pile of past-due bills? Follow these tips to pay off what you owe and get yourself back on firm financial footing.
October 23, 2019
Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?
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Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?

The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
October 3, 2019
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How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College
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How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College

Follow these tax-saving strategies while gifting money to help fund their education.
August 30, 2019
The Best Personal-Finance Websites, Apps and Software of 2016
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The Best Personal-Finance Websites, Apps and Software of 2016

Get a jump on your 2017 finances with these solid financial tools and games.
August 21, 2019
How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions
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How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions

The commitments you make now have consequences that could last for decades. Being well-informed about student debt and repayment can make a world of d…
August 20, 2019
The Best College Values
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The Best College Values

Associate editor Kaitlin Pitsker joins the show to discuss Kiplinger’s annual college value rankings. Plus, Sandy and Ryan discuss tax holidays and ot…
July 30, 2019
9 Things Millennials Are Changing Forever (Like It or Not)
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9 Things Millennials Are Changing Forever (Like It or Not)

It's not always easy being a millennial.
July 22, 2019
Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family
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Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family

Keep good records, and don’t hand over money you can’t afford to lose.
June 6, 2019
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High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem
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High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem

You might think that HENRYs (High Earners, Not Rich Yet) would be doing just fine after college, but they're in serious debt just like most other new …
May 29, 2019
Watch for Student Loan Errors
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Watch for Student Loan Errors

Some loan servicers may be dropping the ball on keeping you up-to-date on how much you may owe.
April 4, 2019
25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career
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25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

What you study influences your future pay and employment prospects. Know what to expect career-wise from your college major.
March 29, 2019
Best and Worst Liberal Arts Majors for Your Career
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Best and Worst Liberal Arts Majors for Your Career

Liberal arts studies, in general, get a bad rap when it comes to career utility.
March 18, 2019
Investing in the Millennial Economy: Think Fast, Act Fast
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Investing in the Millennial Economy: Think Fast, Act Fast

What's different about today’s investment picture? How fast it changes. To capitalize on the millennial economy, you have to be ready to move.
March 6, 2019
Smart Ways to Manage Your Student Loans
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Smart Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

You could consolidate or refinance to lower your payments, but some options will increase your overall costs or eliminate federal loan safeguards.
February 20, 2019