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All the Ways You Can Get Your Student Loans Forgiven All the Ways You Can Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

With the average student loan balance hitting $29,800 for the Class of 2018, you’re probably looking for any help you can get paying off your debt. And if you meet certain requirements, it’s possible to have a portion of your balance forgiven.

Throw Out All of Your Uncomfortable Underwear Right Now Throw Out All of Your Uncomfortable Underwear Right Now

Life’s too short for uncomfortable underwear.

Use This Calculator to Build Your Own Wealth Tax Use This Calculator to Build Your Own Wealth Tax

In her bid for president, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a wealth tax on the super rich (dubbed the Ultra-Millionaire Tax) to combat income inequality. Her plan calls for a two percent tax on those with a net worth over $50 million, and a three percent tax on those with assets topping $1 billion.

How to Reduce the Number of Times You Forget Things Each Day How to Reduce the Number of Times You Forget Things Each Day

When you consider about your day-to-day life, there are undoubtedly things you could change to make things easier. Rearrange the apps on your phone to make the ones you use most easily accessible, for example, or designate a place to leave your keys and wallet when you come home so you stop misplacing them.

You Might Not Have to Pay That Medical Bill You Might Not Have to Pay That Medical Bill

The next time you get a medical bill in the mail, it’s worth a phone call to find out if you actually have to pay it, or if it was billed to you erroneously.

 What This Confusing Term in Your 401(k) Plan Means   What This Confusing Term in Your 401(k) Plan Means 

“Glide path,” “target date,” “managing risk.” Deciphering the terms in our retirement accounts can often seem like translating a foreign language.

You Can File Taxes After April 15 in These Nine States You Can File Taxes After April 15 in These Nine States

Residents of nine states have some leeway when it comes to the April 15 U.S. income tax filing deadline.

How to Make More Money in 2019 How to Make More Money in 2019

None of us has enough money.

What to Do With Tax Form 1095-C What to Do With Tax Form 1095-C

The Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers—or an organization that employs at least 50 workers full time—to send Form 1095-C, “Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage,” to employees. If you’ve worked full time for a company for at least one month of the year, you’ll receive the form in…

What to Do About a Surprise Student Loan Bill What to Do About a Surprise Student Loan Bill

If you’ve paid off a student loan, you know how euphoric it feels to send in that last payment. You’re so happy to be free from the loan’s weight you might throw a party to celebrate, book the vacation you’ve been wanting to take and, of course, toss all of the mail from your servicer to rid yourself of the bad…

How to Finally Tackle Those Challenging Financial Tasks How to Finally Tackle Those Challenging Financial Tasks

Think about the last time you sat down to finish a financial task. How did you feel before you logged in to your account, or took out your checkbook?

How Did You Buy Your House? How Did You Buy Your House?

Buying a house seems like a distant dream for many people in the U.S. today, particularly for those living in high cost of living areas like New York or San Francisco.

Reminder: Contributing to Your IRA by April 15 Could Lower Your 2018 Tax Bill Reminder: Contributing to Your IRA by April 15 Could Lower Your 2018 Tax Bill

Here’s your annual reminder that you have until April 15 to contribute to an IRA to potentially lower your 2018 tax bill.

Can You Sell Airline Miles? Can You Sell Airline Miles?

Let’s say you’re perusing the black market for some leaked passwords when you come across a trove of airline miles. “Interesting,” you think, “I also have some airline miles I’d like to sell! How do I go about doing that?”

What to Do Before and After Being Laid Off What to Do Before and After Being Laid Off

It’s been a brutal few weeks in media, as BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, Vice, Gannett and McClatchy laid off thousands of workers. But it’s not just journalists who have been hurting recently: GM is laying off thousands of workers over the next two weeks, Sears’s bankruptcy has imperiled tens of thousands of jobs,…

How to Protect Your Credit Now That Equifax's Monitoring Service Has Ended   How to Protect Your Credit Now That Equifax's Monitoring Service Has Ended  

If you signed up for Equifax’s TrustedID Premier after the credit bureau’s massive 2017 data hack, you’ll need to find a new credit monitoring service, writes Consumer Reports.

February Money Challenge: Level Up Your Investments February Money Challenge: Level Up Your Investments

As January and its promise of renewal and resolution fades into a distant glimmer, we’re left to survive the dreariest part of the year. For much of the country, outdoor activities are on hold until we’re in the clear from the next polar vortex, while Sunday’s Super Bowl marked the end of our run of superior food…

Follow This One-Size-Fits-All Financial Advice Follow This One-Size-Fits-All Financial Advice

One of the underlying principles of Lifehacker is that not every hack works for every person. This is especially true of money advice, because everyone’s individual situation and goals will vary dramatically from everyone else’s. You might overspend when using a credit card, for example, so advice on the best rewards…

Why You Might Owe Taxes This Year Why You Might Owe Taxes This Year

Who doesn’t love a surprise tax bill?

How Much Cash You Should Carry on You How Much Cash You Should Carry on You

More of us are relying on debit and credit cards to get through our daily lives. A 2017 survey from US Bank found that 50 percent of respondents carry cash with them less than half of the time. Of those who do carry cash, 76 percent have less than $50.

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