Personal Finance

Home concept,Businessmen holding home keys krisanapong detraphiphat Many people entering the traditional home-buying years already have debt – student loans, of course. And those loans can make landing in a new house trickier. “Although many Americans have student loans, mortgage companies will still evaluate these outstanding debts while making their decision to approve or deny
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Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The agency created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to protect consumers from abuse is being gutted from the inside, according to some consumer advocates and legal experts. A new enforcement policy at the Consumer Financial Protection
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ferrantraite “Adulting” with your money. You’ve got this. Your money is like anything else you need to learn. It seems crazy complicated at first, then bit by bit you learn more, until you realize it’s more accessible than you thought. Even though the adult world has many confusing concepts, remember that most people are not
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Richard Sharrocks A case before the Supreme Court has the power dramatically reshape how the U.S. government polices financial fraud and other misdeeds against consumers — which many experts fear would weaken existing protections and expose the public to more harm. The case, which concerns the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, could ultimately lead to the
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katleho Seisa Lawmakers have diluted a retirement tax break popular among wealthy Americans, leading many to consider a strategy known as a Roth conversion for individual retirement accounts to try softening the blow. A Roth conversion involves the owner of a traditional IRA, which is funded with pretax contributions, moving that money into an after-tax
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Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) greets Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson | Getty Images Top Democratic presidential candidates all want to boost Social Security benefits. But two of the candidates — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and
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Sarah Wilson, of GoBudgetGirl, recommends looking for cheap or free alternatives before actually buying. Source: Sarah Wilson You’re not the only one with spending sorrows. In recent years, some popular YouTube bloggers have started making videos confessing their biggest money mistakes, running the gamut from spending thousands of dollars on interior design for a rental
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Getty Images Earlier this month, scores of high school seniors submitted their applications to college. Now comes the worst part: waiting. In the wake of a college admissions scandal and as the super-low admission rate at many top colleges receives widespread attention, the business of getting in to college is more intense than ever. However,
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