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Katja Kircher/Getty Images One big takeaway from the government shutdown that ended months ago: Many Americans are still living paycheck to paycheck. Despite a healthy economy and a strong labor market, 3 in 10 working Americans with a side hustle say they need the extra income to...
d3sign/Getty Images As the world becomes more globalized and traveling to distant places has become widely accessible, an increased number of Americans are finding themselves with opportunities to work abroad. However, while these new opportunities can often be quite exciting and rewarding, they all still require...
Kiszon pascal/Getty Images In September 2008, I had less than $400 in my savings account. I was a sad statistic. A recent Bankrate survey found that six out of 10 Americans would not have enough savings to pay an unexpected $1,000 expense, such as a car repair...
Artyom Ivanov/Getty Images It’s looking like trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies will only continue to escalate, and your wallet may soon pay the price — if it hasn’t already. Weeks after the U.S. and China turned their tit-for-tat tariff battle up a notch, major...
James Woodson/Getty Images A new report from Sallie Mae indicates that college students are eager to learn more about financing their lives. According to the report, 38% of college students want to learn more about savings strategies and 33% want more information on student payment options —...
F11photo/Shutterstock The average borrower in all but seven states had good credit in 2018, according to a new report from Experian. Minnesota led the way with an average VantageScore of 713. Nationwide, borrowers posted the highest scores since the Great Recession, an average VantageScore of 680 last...
Patrickheagney/Getty Images The average cost of a summer vacation for Americans is almost $2,000, which means a traditional vacation may not be financially feasible for many. A recent Bankrate survey found that millions of Americans aren’t planning on using all of their vacation days, in large...
Thomas Barwick/Getty Images It’s almost summer. You’re deep into daydreaming about your out-of-office email messages and what they represent — the campfire s’mores, yoga on the beach and sipping mai tais with tiny umbrellas. Before living out your vacation fantasy, there is one daunting task ahead: settling...
Cavan Images/Getty Images Life insurance: It isn’t a fun topic to think about, but it’s an important investment that can protect and financially take care of your loved ones after you pass. The magic of life insurance — whether it’s a term or whole life policy —...
Boston Globe/Getty Images When it comes time to consider downsizing your home, there are a mix of emotions and stressers you may have never encountered before. For seniors, it’s a situation that sometimes comes about out of necessity and sometimes simply as a way of improving...