US personal finance

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How much is the perfect wedding? I’m spending $60 – including a dog tuxedo | Arwa Mahdawi
The average cost of a wedding is so high that many couples can’t afford it, but go ahead anyway and get into debt. But there is another way, says Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

24, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Be polite and negotiate everything': the TikTok feminist saving people from medical debt
Tori Dunlap, a self-proclaimed personal finance expert, and Shaunna Burns, a former debt collector, tell people how to gain control of debt in 15-60 seconds

Erum Salam

04, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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'I thought it was going to break me': Covid's brutal toll on working mothers
Mothers who have been laid off, pushed out or unable to find work describe battling circumstances far beyond their control

Katherine Goldstein

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'It's the right thing to do': Biden urged to cancel student loans in first 100 days
President campaigned on promises to make higher education more affordable for middle-class families

Lauren Aratani

21, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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'I wanted something that was mine': why I bought a house at 25
Buying a house in Texas may have been a drastic attempt to grasp some form of stability in these turbulent times – but stability isn’t a race to be won

Erum Salam

16, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The man who wants to help you out of debt – at any cost
Millions turn to Dave Ramsey’s ‘tough love’ financial counsel. Many say he saved their lives. Critics say he ignores the structural reasons so many are in debt and poverty

J Oliver Conroy

29, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Job insecurity, low pay, working from home: we're all Millennials now | Jill Filipovic
Millions of people are now working virtually. Take it from a millennial: at best, it’s a mixed bag. At worst, it’s a trap

Jill Filipovic

21, Aug, 2020 @10:17 AM

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Hawaii avoided a coronavirus spike – but its tourist economy is shattered
Its remote setting and a decision to shut down helped keep case numbers relatively small, but unemployment soared. What next?

Lauren Aratani

26, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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How we can truly repay our frontline health workers: clear their debts | Alissa Quart, Astra Taylor And Brittany M Powell
Many of the workers risking their lives amid the pandemic are burdened with student debt. We owe them more than just applause

Alissa Quart, Astra Taylor And Brittany M Powell

02, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Revealed: millions of Americans can’t afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade
Exclusive: analysis of US cities shows emergency on affordability of running water amid Covid-19 pandemic

Nina Lakhani

23, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Doing my US tax return has made me re-evaluate my pre-lockdown life | Emma Brockes
The amount of drive-by spending enabled just by leaving the house is shocking, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

19, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Covid-19 is domesticating millennials. Who thought that would be possible? | Amelia Hall
This moment of economic pause and forced domesticity can transform this generation’s relationship with home and work

Amelia Hall

14, May, 2020 @1:29 PM

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