Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

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Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

For the past four academic years, families tried to reduce the amount of money they paid for college, even as tuition prices steadily grew. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, families of undergraduate students spent more than $24,000 on average for a year of college, according to the “How America Pays for… Read More

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

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Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

One of the most common complaints about credit scores isn’t even true — that your employer or potential employer can see your credit score. “That’s probably the most common myth that that I hear about credit reports and scores,” said Rod Griffin, director of public education for credit bureau Experian. Generally, anyone who can legally… Read More

Americans Are Holding Onto Their Cars Longer Than Ever

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Americans Are Holding Onto Their Cars Longer Than Ever

Americans Are Holding Onto Their Cars Longer Than Ever

For years, Americans have been driving older and older cars, bringing the average age of vehicles in operation to 11.5 years at the start of this year — that’s the highest it has been since analytics company IHS Automotive started tracking the metric. Americans continue to drive increasingly older cars partly because vehicle quality has… Read More

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

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Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump seems to be on the side of many indebted Americans — and some Democrats, actually — that the government shouldn’t profit from student loans, according to an interview he gave to The Hill. The Republican presidential hopeful generally hasn’t attracted descriptions like “empathetic” and “relatable,” but Trump’s opinion on federal student loan profits… Read More

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

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Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Discover is “streamlining” cardholder benefits, eliminating some perks that offered customers help in times of emergency. Starting Aug. 1, consumers with Discover credit cards will no longer have access to 24/7 travel assistance, which is essentially a hotline to help you deal with a slew of travel issues you may encounter; baggage delay insurance, which covers… Read More

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