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  1. Press: How the tax bill affects students and families paying for college
    The tax legislation that House Republicans proposed last week includes several changes that could affect student loans: the ability to deduct the interest on your loan would be eliminated; tuition paid by an employer would… | Nov 07, 2017
  2. Press: It never hurts to ask for your money back
    Admitting that you made a mistake or missed a deadline can pay off. | Nov 07, 2017
  3. Press: As renters struggle to pay the bills, landlords and speculators cash in
    When neighborhoods gentrify and rents and property values spike, landlords, developers and speculators cash in. | Nov 07, 2017
  4. Press: The financial lessons behind the allegations against Paul Manafort
    Why do so many people have a need to show their wealth? | Nov 03, 2017
  5. Press: Poll finds high housing cost is barrier to college education in California
    The problem with California’s public colleges and universities is not in the quality of their academic offerings — it’s that the schools don’t do enough to help students find affordable places to live, according to… | Nov 03, 2017
  6. Press: Limit on 401(k) savings? It’s about paying for tax cuts
    Many workers once could depend on defined-benefit pensions, but those plans — expensive for employers — have mostly gone the way of the Walkman. Instead, workers were left with the responsibility of saving for retirement… | Oct 31, 2017
  7. Press: FCC Chair wants to cap program to help the poor afford phones, internet
    Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is aiming to impose new caps on funding for Lifeline, a program to assist impoverished people living in the U.S. afford phone, cellular and internet access. | Oct 31, 2017
  8. Press: Blue states already subsidize red states. Now red states want even more
    What the state and local tax deduction fight is really about. | Oct 31, 2017
  9. Press: Top public universities are shutting out poor students
    Graduating from a selective college can help low-income students climb the economic ladder, but many of the nation’s top public universities are turning their backs on the group. | Oct 27, 2017
  10. Press: Student loans: Here are major complaints borrowers reported to CFPB
    Student loan borrowers' complaints to a federal watchdog suggest that some are having more problems dealing with their lenders or loan servicers than they are with making repayments. | Oct 24, 2017
  11. Press: Nelnet buying rival student loan firm for $150 million
    Nelnet is buying rival student loan servicing company Great Lakes Educational Loan Services for $150 million. | Oct 20, 2017
  12. Press: 17 states slam Betsy DeVos for blocking rules on for-profit colleges
    Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the department's decision to block Obama-era protections for students attending for-profit colleges. | Oct 20, 2017
  13. Press: How to divvy up your wealth when you disagree with offspring
    I am reasonably well off thanks to hard work, some luck and a hard-earned (by my mother) inheritance. I don't spend much because I prefer a simple life, so the money has piled up over… | Oct 17, 2017
  14. Press: Where fire victims can apply for tax relief and FEMA grants and loans
    Financial help is coming for California fire victims in the form of income- and property-tax relief for individuals and businesses in most affected counties and federal grants and loans for those in Sonoma, Napa, Butte,… | Oct 17, 2017
  15. Press: Fake kidnapping calls are on the rise
    The FBI is out with a new warning about an increase in fake kidnapping calls. That's when criminals lie about taking a loved one, and then demand money. The FBI is launching an awareness campaign… | Oct 17, 2017
  16. Press: Payday lender convicted of illegal payday loans, racketeering
    Scott Tucker, a Leawood businessman, was convicted Friday of 14 criminal charges against him in connection to a $2 billion payday lending enterprise that authorities said exploited 4.5 million consumers with predatory interest rates and… | Oct 17, 2017
  17. Press: Wringing cash from life insurance
    It comes as a surprise to many older adults that the life insurance policies they’ve been paying premiums on for years might bring them money while they’re still alive. | Oct 13, 2017
  18. Press: Equifax says code on its website ‘was serving malicious content’
    Equifax Inc. took part of its website offline Thursday after code on the site redirected users to a malicious URL urging them to download malware. | Oct 13, 2017
  19. Press: Platinum pensions: Rich CEOs aren’t like you and me
    When it comes to Smith’s retirement payoff, it’s hard not to player-hate when you’re worried that in retirement the cost of your health care will bankrupt you before you die. Or that the years you’ve spent… | Oct 10, 2017
  20. Press: Goldman Sachs predicts only minor boost from Trump’s tax cuts
    According to President Trump, there's one overriding reason America needs tax cuts: They’ll get the economy humming. “It's called a middle class miracle,” Trump said at the end of September. But here's the catch: The White… | Oct 10, 2017
  21. Press: How to plan for the unforeseen
    Even thinking about an unexpected, life-changing event can be unsettling. But death or illness can happen at any time. Unfortunately, people do not plan for such events. And statistically, most younger people could go years… | Oct 10, 2017
  22. Press: A new extreme’ for the sharing economy: Shoe rentals
    The discount shoe purveyor DSW says it wants to give its customers what they want, which is how the chain has arrived at this: shoe rentals. | Oct 06, 2017
  23. Press: FAFSA student aid form available, along with I.R.S. data tool
    Students and families seeking financial help for college will notice some possibly confusing changes this fall when they fill out an important federal form known as the Fafsa. | Oct 06, 2017
  24. Press: For-profit schools get state dollars for dropouts
    Schools touted by Betsy DeVos aggressively recruit at-risk students, offer barebones courses, and boost revenue by inflating enrollment. | Oct 06, 2017
  25. Press: Netflix price increases on the way
    Unfortunately for Netflix’s millions of fans, the price of spending quality time on the sofa with your favorite Netflix shows is going up this year. | Oct 06, 2017
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