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The tens of millions of Americans who’ve been celebrating news of student loan forgiveness are now stuck in limbo as Republicans mount legal challenges to the Biden administration’s plan. In August, President Joe Biden announced that most federal student loan borrowers will be eligible for some forgiveness: up to $10,000 if they didn’t receive a Pell Grant,
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A recession is a very real possibility. As the Federal Reserve aggressively raises rates to combat persistent inflation, the tough stance could come at a price. Already, falling stock markets have wiped out more than $9 trillion in wealth from U.S. households. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell also warned the central bank’s upcoming moves to fight soaring prices may
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Cavan Images | Cavan | Getty Images It’s no secret that money issues can add stress to a relationship. But a new survey from The Knot, a wedding planning website, finds couples say certain moves are deal breakers in their relationships. related investing news Medical costs are rising. Stocks are slumping. How to get the
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has brought a legal challenge against the President Joe Biden’s sweeping student loan forgiveness plan, possibly putting the administration’s proposal to wipe out much of the debt of tens of millions of borrowers in jeopardy. “This mass debt forgiveness program is fundamentally unfair, unconstitutional and unwise,” Brnovich said in a
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A graduate who calls himself “April Vendetta” protests student debt in New York’s Washington Square Park on May 19, 2021, after New York University’s virtual commencement ceremony. Timothy A. Clary | AFP | Getty Images Federal student loan borrowers whose loans are not held by the U.S. Department of Education will no longer be able
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In this article TGT AMZN Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Holiday shoppers are getting a head start on the season, and a few big-name retailers are paving the way. Amazon recently announced a two-day “Prime Early Access Sale” kicking off on Oct. 11, and Target is running its own “Deal Days” starting Oct. 6.
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Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images As President Joe Biden, at a White House event on Tuesday, touted new legislation that will reduce Medicare drug pricing, he also vowed to protect both Medicare and Social Security in the face of what he called Republican attacks on the programs. “I’ll protect those programs; I’ll make them stronger,”
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In this article CTRN Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT In a war for talent, employers are drastically expanding their benefit offerings to attract and retain workers. Free college may be the most effective tool yet. Most recently, nationwide pizza chain Papa John’s announced it is offering fully funded degrees from partner schools, including the
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Porquenostudios | Istock | Getty Images A lawyer working for a conservative legal group this week brought the first legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s sweeping plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for millions of Americans. “Nothing about loan cancellation is lawful or appropriate,” Frank Garrison, an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, said
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Most millennials have invested heavily in stocks or cryptocurrency — and that hasn’t turned out so well. The S&P 500 Index is down more than 20% so far this year. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, is hovering around $19,000 after starting out the year above $45,000. As many younger investors bail out of those investments, bonds
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JGI/Jamie Grill When the Federal Reserve hiked the target federal funds rate by another 0.75 percentage points this month, it opened some new opportunities for savers to earn better returns on their cash. The Fed’s move is aimed at combating high inflation, which has sent costs for housing, food and energy soaring. related investing news
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Source: Getty Images The IRS continues to chase U.S. taxpayers who failed to report and pay taxes on cryptocurrency transactions with a new court order allowing a summons for customer records. The agency will issue a so-called “John Doe summons” requiring M.Y. Safra Bank to turn over crypto transaction data for SFOX, a digital currency
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Noel Hendrickson/Getty Images Even with signs that the housing market is cooling, homebuyers are still feeling the sting of elevated prices and higher interest rates. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 6.7% as of Friday, up from 3.3% at the start of 2022, according to Mortgage News Daily. Alongside that, home prices
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sturti The possibility of a looming recession is prompting fresh worries for both professional and everyday investors. More than half of Americans — 56% — think the country is already in a recession, according to a recent survey from MassMutual. Meanwhile, 49% of respondents said they think there will likely be a recession next year,
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In this article TRU Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT After years of cheap money, it’s suddenly a lot more expensive to borrow. The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark short-term rate 3 percentage points since March in an effort to curb unrelenting inflation, including another big hike earlier this week. “Interest rates are going up at the
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Ronnie Kaufman | DigitalVision | Getty Images For some new retirees, there’s an extra step needed when it comes to signing up for Medicare. That is, you may need to appeal so-called income-related adjustment amounts, or IRMAAs as they’re called, if your income is now lower than when you were working. Those extra charges kick
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Whether it’s due to belt-tightening or the promise of federal student loan forgiveness, suddenly families are paying closer attention to financial aid for college. Of those parents with college-bound students who didn’t plan on applying for federal aid, 58% have now changed their minds, according to a new report by Discover Student Loans. “Given the uncertainties
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Hinterhaus Productions | Digitalvision | Getty Images It’s that time of year, when workers get to make some decisions about their employee benefits. Many companies are beginning to hold their annual open enrollment period, which is when employees can sign up for 2023 health insurance — as well as consider other benefits, if your employer
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The Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate by 0.75 percentage points for the third time in a row, in an effort to cool down unrelenting inflation. Fed officials have raised the benchmark short-term borrowing rate a total of five times this year, including 75 basis point increases in June and July, marking an unprecedented pace.
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In this article MS Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Fizkes | Istock | Getty Images Employees’ 401(k) accounts may have taken a hit during recent market volatility, but that’s not the only reason balances may be down. A new study from Morgan Stanley at Work finds 62% of employees have reduced their short- and
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