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Student loan borrowers with cancer can now pause their payments. Under the rule, included in a recent bipartisan congressional spending package, borrowers are exempt from student loan payments throughout their treatment for cancer and then for six months afterward. Additionally, interest will not accrue during the postponement. Some cancer patients can rack up an extra
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The findings come as other research points to abundant financial challenges for women in their golden years. Yet women are not letting that stop them from seeing this as a time of empowerment, according to Christine Russell, senior manager of retirement and annuities at TD Ameritrade. “[Women] have sacrificed for others throughout their lives, but
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Matt Tremel Saxophonist, U.S. Navy The Education Department forgave Tremel’s $14,000 in student debt earlier this year. “I was ecstatic,” he said. His advice might sound a little cynical. “You can’t trust anybody who tells you something,” he said. For example, Tremel verified, via the Education Department’s website, all of the information he received from
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Given that Medicare can seem like a confusing web of options, it’s no wonder that many consumers rely on licensed professionals for help. If you’re among those who turn to an agent or broker, it’s worthwhile making sure the person has evaluated all of your 2019 options during Medicare’s open enrollment period, which ends Dec.
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The unthinkable has happened: Banks are now offering the same level of customer service that was once the hallmark of credit unions. That’s according to the Finance and Insurance Report 2018 from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI)! RELATED: Big credit scoring change could give millions of people a 20-point boost What’s behind the decline in
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Smith Collection | Gado | Getty Images Sign at Whole Foods market grocery store in San Ramon, California announcing promotion in which Amazon Prime credit card holders receive a 5% discount when shopping at the store, February 27, 2018. And it’s working. Credit card originations from consumers ages 18 to 34 rose 10 percent from
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