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Millennial Money: This Year's Summer Travel FOMO is Real

Millennial Money: This Year's Summer Travel FOMO is Real

FINANCE | By Dalia Ramirex, NerdWallet | Aug 3, 2022

Compared to the last two years, 2022 is seeing a steep increase in travel, especially international, and it may feel impossible to keep up.

States Boost Child Care Money as Congressional Effort Stalls

States Boost Child Care Money as Congressional Effort Stalls

FINANCE | By Maysoon Khan | Aug 1, 2022

Democrats in Washington had ambitions to boost child care subsidies as part of a domestic spending bill. Those plans stalled due to a lack of bipartisan support, so some states moved ahead on their own.

What's In, and Out, of Democrats' Inflation-Fighting Package

What's In, and Out, of Democrats' Inflation-Fighting Package

FINANCE | By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 28, 2022

What started as a $4 trillion effort to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package.

No One Wins U.S. Mega Millions, Jackpot Now over $1B

No One Wins U.S. Mega Millions, Jackpot Now over $1B

FINANCE | Jul 27, 2022

A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night and won the top prize.

Is $810 Million Worth a $2 Mega Millions Ticket? It Depends

Is $810 Million Worth a $2 Mega Millions Ticket? It Depends

FINANCE | By Scott McFetridge | Jul 26, 2022

A Mega Millions lottery ticket that could pay off with an estimated $810 million prize — the nation's fourth-largest jackpot — after the game's next drawing Tuesday night.

Rents Spike as Big-Pocketed Investors Buy Mobile Home Parks

Rents Spike as Big-Pocketed Investors Buy Mobile Home Parks

FINANCE | By Michael Casey and Carolyn Thompson | Jul 26, 2022

Driven by some of the strongest returns in real estate, investors have shaken up a once-sleepy sector that's home to more than 22 million mostly low-income Americans in 43,000 communities.

3 Times When Debt Can Be a Helpful Tool

3 Times When Debt Can Be a Helpful Tool

FINANCE | By Sara Rathner, NerdWallet | Jul 23, 2022

In some corners of the personal finance advice world, getting into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. Still, there are times where taking on debt serves a purpose in your overall financial picture.

California OKs 'Baby Bonds' to Help Combat Child Poverty

California OKs 'Baby Bonds' to Help Combat Child Poverty

FINANCE | By Adam Beam | Jul 22, 2022

Last month, California became the first state to commit to setting up trust funds for children who lost a parent or caregiver to the pandemic.

Inflation? Not Where Investment Fees are Concerned

Inflation? Not Where Investment Fees are Concerned

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | Jul 22, 2022

This year's crazy market swings prove once again how little control we have over our investments.

Americans Filing Jobless Claims at Highest Level in 8 Months

Americans Filing Jobless Claims at Highest Level in 8 Months

FINANCE | By Matt Ott | Jul 21, 2022

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in more than eight months in what may be a sign that the labor market is weakening.

Kimberly Palmer: How to Afford Big-Ticket Items for the Year

Kimberly Palmer: How to Afford Big-Ticket Items for the Year

FINANCE | By Kimberly Palmer, NerdWallet | Jul 17, 2022

When it comes to saving money on big purchases, sometimes timing really is everything. Taking advantage of certain holiday weekends and seasonal discounts can lead to significant savings.

Liz Weston: 3 Lessons I Wish I'd Learned Sooner about Travel

Liz Weston: 3 Lessons I Wish I'd Learned Sooner about Travel

FINANCE | By Liz Weston | Jul 16, 2022

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes.

Long Lines are Back at U.S. Food Banks as Inflation Hits High

Long Lines are Back at U.S. Food Banks as Inflation Hits High

FINANCE | By Anita Snow and Eugene Garcia | Jul 15, 2022

Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.

U.S. Inflation Surges Again in June, Raising Risks for Economy

U.S. Inflation Surges Again in June, Raising Risks for Economy

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Jul 14, 2022

U.S. inflation surged to a new four-decade high in June because of rising prices for gas, food and rent, squeezing household budgets and pressuring the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively.

Surging Gas Prices Likely Drove U.S. Inflation to 40-Year High

Surging Gas Prices Likely Drove U.S. Inflation to 40-Year High

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Jul 13, 2022

U.S. inflation likely reached a new 40-year high in June, driven up by a spike in gas costs, more expensive food and rent, and pricier cars and hotel rooms.

Best Day Trading Strategies for Cryptocurrency

Best Day Trading Strategies for Cryptocurrency

FINANCE | Jul 12, 2022

Day trading is one of the ways through which traders can make profits with their cryptocurrency. If you are new to this type of trade, we will show you the best day trading strategies for cryptocurrency.

State Lotteries Transfer Wealth Out of Needy Communities

State Lotteries Transfer Wealth Out of Needy Communities

FINANCE | Jul 12, 2022

State lotteries have nearly doubled in size over the past two decades, driving a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer from low-income U.S. communities to powerful multinational companies.

What to Know about Public Service Loan Forgiveness

What to Know about Public Service Loan Forgiveness

FINANCE | By Adriana Morga and Cora Lewis | Jul 12, 2022

More than 145,000 U.S. borrowers have had the remainder of their student loan debt canceled through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and officials say many more likely qualify.

Crypto Plunge is Cautionary Tale for Public Pension Funds

Crypto Plunge is Cautionary Tale for Public Pension Funds

FINANCE | By Steve Karnowsky | Jul 11, 2022

The plunge in prices for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in recent weeks provides a cautionary tale for the handful of public pension funds that have dipped their toes in the crypto pool.

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

FINANCE | By Cora Lewis and Adriana Morga | Jul 7, 2022

More than 145,000 borrowers have had the remainder of their federal student loan debt canceled through a program for people who work for schools, governments or nonprofits.

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