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Cybersecurity experts say two trends are behind the increase in ransomware assaults. The first, they said, was the growth of difficult-to-trac…

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The Colonial hack shouldn't surprise anyone, said Bruce Schneier, a cybersecurity expert and lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School o…

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Point-of-sale (POS) financing is a convenient lending option that lets consumers make purchases with incremental payments. Retailers partner with third-party lenders—like financial technology companies Affirm, Afterpay and Klarna—and then integrate those lending services into the checkout process. POS financing typically has less stringent eligibility requirements than traditional financing, and many lenders offer a 0% annual […]

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If you or your future spouse went to college, it’s highly likely you will have to deal with student loans. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 46% of young married couples had student loan debt in 2016, triple the share of couples that had student loans in 1989. What happens to student […]

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It’s been an up-and-down year for many student loan borrowers. Even if you could afford to keep making regular payments after the federal Covid-19 student loan forbearance period started last March, perhaps your financial situation has since changed and you would benefit from a refund of that money. If you now find yourself strapped for […]

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Understanding what happens to your debt when you die is an important part of estate planning—and you don’t have to be rich to have an estate. Everything you own and owe makes up your estate. For many people, that includes a house with a mortgage. The median housing-related debt of a 65- to 74-year-old borrower […]

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Between credit cards, student loans and auto loans, it can be difficult to keep track of payments and balances on outstanding debts. Consolidating these debts into a single loan may streamline your finances, but the strategy likely won’t fix underlying financial challenges. For that reason, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of debt […]

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More than 156 million households around the country have already received their third stimulus checks. But people experiencing homelessness may be missing out on money they’re eligible to receive because the IRS doesn’t have enough information about them. And not only could many unhoused people be missing out on the $1,400 third stimulus payment: They […]

Q: There are thousands of seniors like us who are “stuck” in their homes because they do not “qualify” for a mortgage, let alone a refinance of their existing mortgage. All our funds are tied up in our houses or condos and we’re barely surviving on our monthly Social Security checks.

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As millions of Americans wait to learn when they’ll get their third stimulus check, you may already be wondering if a fourth round of aid is in the works. Some members of Congress have called for additional aid for families still weathering the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a year since it knocked the […]

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