Personal Finance

“Once the scammer has established trust with the target, they unveil a money problem,” Bernardo said. “They might need money to come visit or they might have a sick relative; it can range.” Other types of Valentine’s Day ruses include phony florists asking for your credit card information or e-cards directing you to suspicious sites,
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Nearly 2 in 5 consumers who have had credit card debt said it affected their general happiness, NerdWallet found. One-third said it negatively affected their standard of living, and 1 in 5 said it negatively impacted their health. Still, the average American has about three credit cards and a total balance of $6,375, up nearly
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“Graduate students would be paying significantly more,” Kantrowitz said. Pell Grants would be expanded to cover short-term, training programs. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is eliminated in the proposed budget. This program allows former students who fulfill certain public service positions — such as public school teachers or health researchers — to have their
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The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data breach. It originally said that the information accessed included names, Social
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Ceilidh Gao, an attorney at the National Employment Law Center, said she expects employers to try to advertise the new tax benefits of being an independent contractor to potential or current employees. “It saves employers money,” Gao said. “They’re able to shift costs on to the worker.” Indeed, benefits account for more than 30 percent
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Behind the turmoil is the prospect of rising interest rates and there’s “nothing wrong” with that, Kelly also said. “It’s appropriate as the economy grows but what’s happened is it’s caused a spike in volatility.” According to Kelly this is a “good time to pause,” rebalance portfolios and reassess risk. If you started out with
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