Personal Finance

Currently, just 4 percent of employers offer student debt assistance. But that’s changing as more employers come to realize education debt is a problem for many of their workers, said Katie Berliner, account executive at YouDecide, a benefits firm. “In order to attract and retain talent, employers are looking at offering contributions to people’s student
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Effective immediately, some consumers may have a higher credit score. Because of improved standards for utilizing new and existing public records, the three major credit reporting companies are now excluding all tax liens from credit reports. That means some scores will head higher, for some by as much as 30 points. Credit scores, notably those
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“You would expect young adults living at home to return to historic norms,” said Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow, speaking about how we’ve recovered from the housing bubble. “But the trend hasn’t decreased — if anything, it’s increased.” Fewer millennials are moving into their own place because housing prices are outpacing wages, Terrazas said.
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Like Social Security, it’s a benefit that you’ve been funding for years as a working taxpayer. And as long as your work history (or your spouse’s) spans at least 10 years, you’ll pay nothing for Medicare’s Part A (hospital coverage) and an income-based amount for Part B (doctor’s visits). You should make sure to sign
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It’s a good time to ask your boss for more money: The job market has the lowest unemployment in 18 years, starting salaries are better and wages are finally picking up. “In these conditions, the employee is in the driver seat,” said Alison Sullivan, a Glassdoor pay trends analyst. But often, when it comes to
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