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Public Service Loan Forgiveness fix benefits student loan borrowers

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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Couples who combine finances are happier. So why don’t you do it anymore?

It might not seem as pressing a question as when to meet the parents or whether to start a family, but deciding to move your money together can have a big impact on future wealth. Couples who combine bank, credit card and investing accounts are happier in the long term and find that pooling resources …

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How I Used a 0% APR Credit Card Offer to Pay Off My Car Loan Early

Insider’s experts choose the best products and services to help make smart decisions with your money (here’s how). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners, however, our opinions are our own. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. Interest-free promotional credit card offers are used mostly by those who need to …

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More than half of renters say they’ll never be able to own a home and gas prices are now cheaper than this time last year. Could they fall below $3 a gallon in the months ahead?

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Gas prices are now cheaper than this time last year. Could they fall below $3 a gallon in the months ahead? The national average was $3.33, AAA said Thursday. Read More I sold my late mother’s home for $250,000. I make $80,000 and have $220,000 in student debt. …

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Money expert Dave Ramsey’s best tip for budgeting in a tight economy: ‘Slow down, use some wisdom here’

Ramsey Solutions founder Dave Ramsey encourages consumers to ‘slow down and back up a little bit’ in a ‘tight’ economy. As economic data indicates that the American consumer is spending more but saving less, money expert Dave Ramsey shared his best advice for navigating a “patchy” and “tight” economy on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” Thursday. …

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Tax-loss harvesting could make the crypto crash less painful

Become a personal finance expert Subscribe to our thrice-weekly personal finance newsletter that makes you smarter about your money. Contextualizing the finance news you need to know. Crypto investors have collectively lost trillions—trillions—since November 2021. If you’re one of those unfortunate souls, ya got options. You can run through the streets screaming. You can fashion …

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A responsible gift guide: from financial planning to an easy eco-friendly choice

The holiday season is filled with gifts. Gift getting, gift buying and for many, racking up gift debt (we’re looking at you credit cards) to ensure that everyone gets what they put on their lists. But what if instead of a new sweater for your sister or another candle for your mother, you give something …

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My girlfriend and I are moving in together but I’m worried about what I might do if we break up

Pay Dirt is Slate’s money advice column. Have a question? Send it to Lillian, Athena, and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!) Dear Pay Dirt, My girlfriend and I are moving in together this year when she buys her first home. We’re very excited, but obviously, this milestone comes with a lot of conversations about how to …

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I Just Added a 5th Streaming Service to My Personal Lineup. Here’s Why I’m Not Sorry About It

Image source: Getty Images It’s an expense that’s actually pretty easy for me to justify. Key points Some people who have multiple streaming services don’t get good use out of them. Since I have a household of viewers with different tastes, paying for five streaming services actually makes sense. I’m the type of person who …

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