5 Major Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

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5 Major Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

5 Major Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

There are a few best practices that financial professionals recommend consumers follow — no matter their income or economic level — that can help build solid credit and a healthy financial profile from youth to retirement. But for many Americans, these aren’t easy habits to make for any number of reasons including income level, expenses,... Read More

This For-Profit School Is Forgiving $23.5 Million in Student Loan Debt

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This For-Profit School Is Forgiving $23.5 Million in Student Loan Debt

This For-Profit School Is Forgiving $23.5 Million in Student Loan Debt

A for-profit school that allegedly told students their loans would only cost $25 per month to repay must now forgive those loans, federal regulators announced Monday. The firm, publicly-traded Bridgepoint Education Inc., has agreed to discharge all outstanding private loans and refund some students after allegations that it engaged in unfair or deceptive practices, the... Read More

3 Credit Cards That Don’t Charge Late Fees

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3 Credit Cards That Don’t Charge Late Fees

3 Credit Cards That Don’t Charge Late Fees

If you think credit card interest rates are high, then you should take a moment to calculate the effective interest rate of a late fee. Federal law caps late fees at $27 for the first late payment and forbids these fees from exceeding the amount of the minimum payment. But if you were assessed a... Read More

Layoffs? 5 Types of Employees Who Are Often First to Be Let Go

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Layoffs? 5 Types of Employees Who Are Often First to Be Let Go

Layoffs? 5 Types of Employees Who Are Often First to Be Let Go

Your company just made headlines for its quarterly losses. You hear concerned whispers as people pass by your cube, and your boss is holed up in his office like he’s defending secrets of national security. At this point, there’s only two questions you care about: Are layoffs happening, and will you be one of the people to get... Read More

5 Places Where Wages Are Growing

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5 Places Where Wages Are Growing

5 Places Where Wages Are Growing

There hasn’t been a whole lot of significant wage growth since the Great Recession, to say the least, but, based on new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), things may be looking up. The BLS’s latest County and Employment Wage Summary compared the 344 largest counties in the United States. The good news is 164 counties... Read More

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