US personal finance

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‘I still owe $123,379’: pressure grows on Biden to tackle student loan debt
Many have been paying thousands of dollars in interest alone, with their principal debt hardly affected despite monthly payments

Michael Sainato

22, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Biden isn’t serious about forgiving student debt. ‘Means-testing’ is a con | David Sirota
The Biden administration’s proposal is cynicism masquerading as populism — and it will enrage everyone and hurt the Democrats’ electoral chances

David Sirota and Andrew Perez

06, May, 2022 @10:27 AM

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The jobless Americans chasing the dream of ‘passive income’
Workers say they’re replacing career ambitions with low-stakes side hustles. But are many of the schemes too good to be true?

Luke Winkie

05, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Being open about pay would make it harder to hire minorities? That sounds like corporate BS to me | Arwa Mahdawi
New York passed a law to improve pay transparency, which would shrink the gender pay gap. But a group of companies are using some vile tactics to delay it

Arwa Mahdawi

03, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Retirement savings reform is a good idea that both parties can get behind
Americans aren’t saving enough, and Congress is poised to pass a law that would help employers and employees put more aside

Gene Marks

24, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Tax day: Venmo and PayPal users face more paperwork under new US rules
Americans paid through digital payment service required to notify IRS of payments amounting to more than $600 a year, down from $20,000

Edward Helmore

18, Apr, 2022 @4:01 PM

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With US student loan payments pause set to end, debtors seek cancellation
A planned demonstration in Washington will bring attention to the issue as Biden is said to be weighing debt forgiveness

Lauren Aratani

03, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Turns out the Great Resignation may be followed by the Great Regret | Gene Marks
Yes, there’s lots of turnover and people changing jobs – but maybe the problem isn’t all with the employer

Gene Marks

20, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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They bought their first homes during Covid – and now they regret it
For two years, the US has seen a home-buying frenzy – but once the ink dries on the property deeds, drawbacks zoom into focus

Kelli María Korducki

16, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Buy now, pay later schemes are catching the eye of consumers, and of federal regulators
Industry says no-interest BNPL loans are more equitable than credit cards but consumers say they can be a spending trap

Lauren Aratani

27, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Too young to retire but at risk for Covid, older Americans struggle to find work
Despite reports of US worker shortages, people who are less than five years from retirement are facing a lack of employment options

Michael Sainato in Florida

25, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The super-rich live on a different planet. Their thoughts on US salaries prove it | Arwa Mahdawi
A tweet from a professor at Wharton School reveals students in one class believed the average American makes over six figures

Arwa Mahdawi

22, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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