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How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

Thomas Barwick | Digital vision | Getty Images Many families struggle to come up with money when faced with an unexpected $400 expense. This lack of emergency savings may force them to borrow money at high interest rates to pay for the surprise expense, putting their financial security at risk. Congress now has a window …

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What borrowers need to know while student loan forgiveness is in limbo

What borrowers need to know while student loan forgiveness is in limbo

Olga Riazantseva | Istock | Getty Images After applying for student loan forgiveness, some borrowers receive what sounds like good news from the US Department of Education. “We have reviewed your application and determined that you are eligible for loan relief under the Plan,” according to a letter sent by Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona. …

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New retirees will face financial surprises.  Advisors explain how to stay ahead of these shocks

New retirees will face financial surprises. Advisors explain how to stay ahead of these shocks

Retirement is a major goal that many workers watch for throughout their careers. However, once people reach retirement age, they are often in store for financial surprises, despite decades of preparation. For today’s retirees, this is compounded by new uncertainties brought by historically high inflation and recent stock market turmoil. Ideally, those retiring already have …

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