Personal finance

Student loans remain a substantial hurdle for nearly everyone with a college degree. For those currently struggling under the weight of education debt, President Joe Biden used his executive powers to extend the pause federal student loan payments until September. Nearly 43 million federal borrowers are hoping massive student loan forgiveness might be Biden’s next major move. “We have an opportunity
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A person shops for groceries at Lincoln Market on March 10, 2022 in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood of Brooklyn borough in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images New government inflation data shows prices are surging in one key area – food. Now some states are looking at helping to reduce that
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Eakgrunge | Istock | Getty Images Less risk often means lower returns. But that’s not the case with I bonds, an inflation-protected and government-backed asset, which may soon pay an estimated 9.62%. I bonds currently offer 7.12% annual returns through April, and the rate may reach 9.62% in May based on the latest consumer price index data. Annual
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D3sign | Moment | Getty Images Inflation has hit levels not seen in 40 years and Americans’ wallets are feeling the strain. Prices are rising on everything from energy to food to shelter, costing the average American household an additional $327 per month, according to a Moody’s Analytics analysis. That’s higher than last month’s estimate
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Travelers booking luxury trips to Europe have not canceled amid the Ukraine war, says travel advisor Jessica Griscavage of Runway Travel. Pictured, Grignan, France. Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues with no end in sight, how are Americans’ European vacation plans being affected? It depends on whom you
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Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images About 7.7 million Americans count on monthly government checks through a program for low-income seniors or people with disabilities. Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, as it’s known, provided an average benefit of $569 per month as of November. One big change — updating the program’s rules around income from work
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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee nomination hearing on Feb. 23, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters Americans increasingly favor a wealth tax on the ultra-rich. But despite an uptick in proposals, these policies have struggled to gain traction. President Joe Biden in March unveiled the latest federal wealth tax
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