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More Americans Are Paying Their Bank-Issued Credit Cards On Time. What Does This Mean For You?

More Americans Are Paying Their Bank-Issued Credit Cards On Time. What Does This Mean For You?

FINANCE | By Ben Gran | Mar 16, 2021

A recent report from the American Bankers Association found that credit card delinquencies are at an all-time low. This matters, because it's a measure of consumers' economic health.

Democrats Bank on Relief Aid to Win Back Wary Working Class

Democrats Bank on Relief Aid to Win Back Wary Working Class

FINANCE | By Will Weissert | Mar 14, 2021

Biden and his party are hoping that by muscling through passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and economic stimulus bill — with benefits heavily weighted toward lower- and middle-income Americans — they can win them back.

Explainer: What's this Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

Explainer: What's this Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

FINANCE | By Kelvin Chan | Mar 13, 2021

A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly $70 million.

IRS Says New Round of COVID Relief Payments on the Way

IRS Says New Round of COVID Relief Payments on the Way

FINANCE | By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 13, 2021

Along with daylight saving time, this weekend could bring Americans fatter bank balances.

5 Personal Loan Requirements To Know Before Applying

5 Personal Loan Requirements To Know Before Applying

FINANCE | By Kiah Treece | Mar 12, 2021

Before you start shopping for a loan, familiarize yourself with the common qualifications you'll need to meet and the documentation you'll need to provide.

Unsecured Loan: What It Is, How It Works, & How To Get One

Unsecured Loan: What It Is, How It Works, & How To Get One

FINANCE | By Kiah Treece | Mar 11, 2021

If you need to finance an upcoming project, unexpected expenses or even tuition, unsecured loans can help you get financing without pledging collateral like your home.

Secured Loan: What It Is, How It Works, & How To Get One

Secured Loan: What It Is, How It Works, & How To Get One

FINANCE | By Kiah Treece | Mar 10, 2021

Secured loans can help borrowers access much-needed cash or make large purchases — like a home or new car — often with less rigorous qualification requirements than unsecured loans.

COVID Bill to Deliver Big Health Insurance Savings For Many

COVID Bill to Deliver Big Health Insurance Savings For Many

FINANCE | By Richard Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 9, 2021

Several million people stand to save hundreds of dollars in health insurance costs, or more, under the Democratic coronavirus relief legislation on track to pass Congress.

4 Automatic Savings Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

4 Automatic Savings Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

FINANCE | By Rebecca Lake | Mar 8, 2021

One of the keys to success with saving automatically is knowing how to do it the right way and avoid certain missteps that could cost you money instead of helping you to grow your savings balance.

Millennial Money: 3 Debt Strategies for an Unequal Recovery

Millennial Money: 3 Debt Strategies for an Unequal Recovery

FINANCE | By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | Mar 7, 2021

The past year has fractured our world in countless ways. Now, as people look to pick up the pieces, those managing debt need to account for their position in our uneven economic recovery.

5 Things Agents Wish People Knew about Insurance

5 Things Agents Wish People Knew about Insurance

FINANCE | By Sarah Schlichter | Mar 6, 2021

Insurance is notoriously complicated, and few people have the time or desire to pore over their policies. But some basic knowledge can go a long way.

Millennial Money: 5 Tips to Negotiate Pay in a Tough Economy

Millennial Money: 5 Tips to Negotiate Pay in a Tough Economy

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Mar 6, 2021

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. Your role may merit a salary discussion, even in uncertain times. Here are some strategies to help you achieve the ideal salary.

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

FINANCE | By Michelle Black, Contributor and Caroline Lupini, Editor | Mar 3, 2021

If President Biden has his way, he will create a public credit reporting agency (CRA) to compete with the three major credit bureaus and maybe one day replace them altogether.

4 Things To Watch As Congress Finalizes Next Stimulus Package

4 Things To Watch As Congress Finalizes Next Stimulus Package

FINANCE | By Kelly Anne Smith and Kemberley Washington | Mar 2, 2021

President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act is inching its way toward coming to life. However, what ends up in the final bill will likely differ from what was originally proposed.

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

FINANCE | By Kevin Freking | Feb 27, 2021

The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

FINANCE | By Jim Mustian and David B. Caruso | Feb 23, 2021

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

FINANCE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21, 2021

As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.

Watch: ABC News Doc About OnlyFans Hits Hulu

Watch: ABC News Doc About OnlyFans Hits Hulu

FINANCE | Feb 17, 2021

ABC News has a new documentary about the website/app OnlyFans, a subscription service that is primarily used by adult entertainment performers, and it is now hit Hulu.

Liz Weston: Why You Don't Want to Be an Executor

Liz Weston: Why You Don't Want to Be an Executor

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 15, 2021

At best, the process is time-consuming. At worst, it takes hundreds of hours, exposes you to lawsuits and thrusts you into the middle of family fights.

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Reopen as Democrats Push for More Aid

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Reopen as Democrats Push for More Aid

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Feb 15, 2021

HealthCare.gov's market for subsidized health plans reopens Monday for a special three-month sign-up window as the Democratic-led Congress pushes a boost in financial help that could cut premiums by double digits.

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