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PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

FINANCE | By Randa Kriss | Oct 21, 2021

Here are some of the government funding options that are still available to help small businesses in the time of COVID — and how to get them.

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

FINANCE | By Emily Pisacreta | Oct 20, 2021

The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to make financial assistance available to low-income patients and post those policies online.

US Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% over 12 Months

US Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% over 12 Months

FINANCE | By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 14, 2021

Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010.

Buy Now, Pay Later isn't Bad — but be Careful

Buy Now, Pay Later isn't Bad — but be Careful

FINANCE | By Sara Rathner, NerdWallet | Oct 14, 2021

You now have a variety of ways to divide up the cost of large purchases. BNPL is still a form of debt, though; here are some ways to use BNPL thoughtfully.

The end of Student Loan Forbearance Will be Tougher on Women

The end of Student Loan Forbearance Will be Tougher on Women

FINANCE | By Anna Helhoski, NerdWallet | Oct 13, 2021

Before the pandemic, wage disparities already made it tougher for women to pay off student loans. After a second year of increased caregiving duties, women now also face student loan repayments.

Millennial Money: Save for Holidays Now, Skip Regret Later

Millennial Money: Save for Holidays Now, Skip Regret Later

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Oct 12, 2021

Factoring holiday expenses into your budget all year long is effective for avoiding debt, but it's not always feasible with a limited budget or unforeseen expenses.

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

FINANCE | By Erika Kinetz and Lori Hinnant | Sep 28, 2021

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin.

4 Workaround to Book Your Fall Vacation Rental with Points

4 Workaround to Book Your Fall Vacation Rental with Points

FINANCE | By Erin Hurd, NerdWallet | Sep 23, 2021

Here are some options to use your rewards from credit cards or hotels to help pay for your next vacation rental.

US Investigating Airlines Over Slow Refunds During Pandemic

US Investigating Airlines Over Slow Refunds During Pandemic

FINANCE | Sep 20, 2021

The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic.

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12, 2021

When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.

Nerd Wallet: Pandemic Spurs School Finance Courses

Nerd Wallet: Pandemic Spurs School Finance Courses

FINANCE | By Amrita Jayakumar of Nerdwallet | Sep 11, 2021

What if you learned about budgeting or credit scores in the low-stakes environment of a classroom? It may not sound like fun, but at least it's more practical than trigonometry.

Census Data: Same-Sex Families Hit Twice as Hard by COVID Economic Downturn

Census Data: Same-Sex Families Hit Twice as Hard by COVID Economic Downturn

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16, 2021

Census data shows that same-sex families in America are twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to be severely hard-hit by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEC Approves Nasdaq's Plan to Require Board Diversity

SEC Approves Nasdaq's Plan to Require Board Diversity

FINANCE | By Alexandra Olson | Aug 7, 2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday approved Nasdaq's groundbreaking proposal to boost the number of women, racial minorities and LGBTQ people on U.S. corporate boards.

Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance

Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance

FINANCE | By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Glenn Kramon | Aug 5, 2021

In 2020, before covid vaccines, most major private insurers waived patient payments — from coinsurance to deductibles — for covid treatment. But many if not most have allowed that policy to lapse.

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31, 2021

The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

FINANCE | By Ben O'Shea, Nerdwallet | Jul 29, 2021

If you're the parent of a young adult, you may be asked to co-sign for a car loan or an apartment lease. Before you agree, know what's at stake.

Millennial Money: A Garden's Lessons for Growing Money

FINANCE | By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | Jul 28, 2021

Willing a plot of land into a vibrant state of bloom takes intention, know-how and no small amount of trial and error. Here's what my garden taught me about managing money.

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jul 27, 2021

Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck. But work provides us with a lot more than income.

Liz Weston: We Deserve a Better Credit Reporting System

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jul 26, 2021

In some ways, the U.S. credit reporting system has improved. Unfortunately, our credit information still isn't as accurate, easy to obtain or secure as it needs to be.

How Digital Banking Is Driving Social Change

FINANCE | By Dahna Chandler and E. Napoletano | Jul 24, 2021

A growing number of banks and fintechs are using digital banking platforms to meet the unique challenges and needs of individual communities.

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