Personal Finance

House and Senate champions and impacted families appear at a Dec. 7 Washington, D.C., event for expanding the child tax credit during the lame duck session. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Millions of children were lifted out of poverty in 2021, thanks to a more generous child tax credit that included
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Thomas Barwick | Stone | Getty Images The share of retirement savers who withdrew money from a 401(k) plan to cover a financial hardship hit a record high in October, according to data from Vanguard Group. That dynamic — when coupled with other factors like fast-rising credit card balances and a declining personal savings rate
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Smiling female professor reading an e-mail on a computer in the classroom. Copy space. Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images In October 2021, the Biden administration announced a one-year opportunity for student loan borrowers pursuing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness to get closer to being debt-free. Signed into law by then-President George W. Bush in
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Matthias Clamer | Getty Images Long-term wealth-building strategies should not be an all-or-nothing game. Yet videos on YouTube, TikTok or Instagram may sometimes tout seemingly urgent get-rich-quick schemes. “At the end of the day, if there is some misinformation that’s keeping people on the platform for a very long time, that video might get surfaced
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Ascentxmedia | E+ | Getty Images The CEOs of some of the biggest American companies believe the economy may be heading for a recession. “It could be a hurricane,” JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday morning. Yet financial advisors warn against too much certainty, or pessimism, over what’s next. ‘It’s possible
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Student loan debt holders take part in a demonstration outside of the White House staff entrance to demand that President Biden cancel student loan debt. Jemal Countess | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images The fate of the Biden administration’s sweeping student loan forgiveness plan now rests with the Supreme Court. That may be bad
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Americans are increasingly finding alternative ways to satisfy their holiday wish lists as they continue to grapple with high prices and inflation. In many cases, that means opting for flexible payment plans. On Black Friday through Cyber Monday, buy now, pay later payments through companies such as Klarna, Zip, Zilch, Affirm and Afterpay jumped 85% compared with
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