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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.
Forgiven Student Loan Debt Will Be Tax-Free
Coronavirus and Your Money President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package lays the groundwork to forgive some student loan debt.
By Emma Patch • Published
"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return
Tax Breaks If, like most people, you claim the standard deduction instead of itemized deductions on your return, there are still many other tax deductions available that could save you a lot of money.
By David Muhlbaum • Published
Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?
Paying for College Before you tell your lender you want to resume payments, consider whether there are better uses for your money.
By Sandra Block • Published
FAFSA Application Changes Are Coming – What They Mean for Middle- and High-Income Families
student loans Applying for college financial aid will soon get easier, but some single parents and those with multiple kids in college may not be happy about other changes on the way.
By Derenda King, CFP®, CSLP® • Published
The Financial Aid Form Gets a Makeover
Paying for College Starting with the FAFSA available for filing in October 2022, the number of questions will be reduced from 108 to 36.
By Sandra Block • Published
Biden Extends Student Loan Relief, Is Loan Forgiveness Next?
Coronavirus and Your Money On his first day as president, Joe Biden continued the suspension of student loan payments until October.
By Rocky Mengle • Last updated
Joe Biden’s Student Loan Plan: What’s in It for You?
student loans The future of student loan debt could look quite a bit different, if President-elect Joe Biden gets his way (and Congress cooperates). From loan forgiveness to free tuition for some, the college landscape could be changing.
By Saki Kurose, CSLP®, IAR • Last updated
My Student Loan Relief Is Set to Expire, What Now?
student loans Millions of student loan borrowers are in for a rude awakening after Jan. 31. The ability to suspend loan payments is coming to an end, so you need to be ready.
By Jeremy DiTullio, CFP® , CRPC® • Last updated
With Private Loan Interest Rates So Low, Should You Refinance a Federal Student Loan?
student loans Whether to take a private student loan or refinance a federal student loan comes down to several factors, including your comfort level with the payments and your level of job security.
By Saki Kurose, CSLP®, IAR • Published