Month: October 2017

The scariest thing about Halloween may be the unintentional expenses. Between costumes, decorations and, of course, candy, the average American will be shelling out $169.81, according to a recent poll by LendEDU. Costume purchases made up almost half of that, with partygoers spending just over $70 on their disguises, LendEDU said. More than $60 will
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If you’ve recently graduated and skated through the summer without too much thought about your student loan debt, the jig is up. Seven in 10 seniors graduate with debt, owing over $34,000, on average, according to a recent report by Experian. However, the majority of borrowers, 56 percent, don’t know the interest rate on their
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Negotiating a job offer can be daunting. It may also be worth it. The majority of employers (52 percent) typically offer candidates salaries below what they’re willing to ultimately pay so there’s room to negotiate, according to CareerBuilder’s latest survey, which polled more than 4,600 full-time employers and 3,450 U.S. workers between May and September.
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Americans, in general, are putting a greater emphasis on savings. For millennials, in particular, it’s a way of life. The majority, or 60 percent, of 18-to-36-year-olds who have reeled in their spending, did so in order to save more money, according to a Bankrate.com report released Tuesday. That’s in contrast to previous years, when stagnant
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Retirees who want to know how much their Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will change their benefits should check their online statements come December. The Social Security Administration unveiled its cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2018 earlier this month. The 2 percent increase for next year marks a significant jump over last year, which was just
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