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The best habit you can get into if you want to become debt-free, according to a financial planner

For all its hardships, the pandemic has been helpful for a lot of savers, particularly workers who were lucky enough to weather Covid without losing income. Overall, the personal savings rate continues to be historically high, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and credit card debt has decreased more than 15% since the pandemic started, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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22 Side Gigs That Can Make You Richer Than a Full-Time Job

Earning extra money on the side can be easy when you know what types of opportunities to look for. Whether you want to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future, finding one of the best side jobs out there is a great way to reach your goal.

Biden's fixes to the student loan forgiveness program are a good start, but they aren't enough

Sylvester Turner is the mayor of Houston, Texas and president of the African American Mayors Association. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced major fixes to a well-intentioned yet broken program that was designed to help millions of teachers, police officers, military personnel and other public service workers alleviate student loan debt.

Biden Cancels Free College Plan As Progressives Shed Lib Tears

President Joe Biden disappoints liberal activists and his wife as congressional Democrats will dismiss a program giving two years of free community college to fitting students. While Biden, White House aides, and Capitol Hill Democrats take away their original $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate spending package and try to...

America Is Drowning In Debt. It's Time To Teach Personal Finance In Schools

According to research published by CNBC, 75% of Americans don't know how to properly manage their finances. Also, 57% of Americans are financially illiterate. The majority don't know how to save, invest, or manage their money efficiently. And as a result, they make a lot of stupid mistakes that could have easily been avoided with a bit of financial education.

Here's the average amount of debt Gen Zers have

Outstanding consumer debt in the U.S. is currently around $14.88 trillion, representing an average individual debt of nearly $93,000. While older generations hold a bulk of this debt, the youngest adults in the country are quickly accumulating debt of their own. Gen Zers, who range from ages 18 to 23,...

Greg Casar wants to undo Abbott’s worst laws

The Signal recently spoke with Greg Casar, a progressive Austin city councilman considering a run for Congress in Texas’ 35th congressional district. A former labor organizer with the Workers Defense Project and the youngest person ever elected to Austin City Council, Casar has marked his three terms in office by expanding local labor laws and abortion access, raising the minimum wage of City of Austin employees to $15 an hour, and being a staunch ally to undocumented immigrants.

Missouri HBCU cancels college debt for its students

Harris-Stowe State University, one of the two Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Missouri, has joined other HBCUs nationwide in using federal pandemic relief funds to cancel student debt. Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, Harris-Stowe's interim president, said the pandemic created an "insurmountable burden" of student debt that led to low...

I Never Plan on Getting a Joint Account With My Boyfriend — Here’s Why

Growing up, my parents taught me as much about finances as they could, including how to save money, what it meant to have and maintain a credit score, how and why to schedule payments, and everything in between. Throughout my adulthood, the information came in handy, especially when I met my partner and eventually moved in with him. And while I plan on doing everything with him, one thing I never plan on doing is getting a joint account.

The Importance Of Millennial Consumers

Millennials are the next baby boomers: a group of people so economically valuable that advertisers drop their existing methods to cater to them. Per the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2019, millennials only accounted for 25%-27% of the total population, which surpassed the baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) population in numbers. With an estimated U.S. population of 86-88 million, the millennials represent a substantial amount of spending money.