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529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 26
People have used crowdfunding sites to raise money for business ideas, help afford medical emergencies and even to pay for vacations. Now the concept is coming to college savings.

The Pain and Gain of Brexit Vote: British Economy A Year On

The Pain and Gain of Brexit Vote: British Economy A Year On

By Caroline Spiezioand Pan Pylas | Jun 25
Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

Student Loan Servicer Fights Back as States Eye Protections

Student Loan Servicer Fights Back as States Eye Protections

By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 24
The nation's largest servicer of federal student loans has lobbied against states' efforts to license student loan servicers in Maine and elsewhere this year as it seeks to become the nation's single servicer of student loans.

Nonprofit Sells Pickles to Help Raise Money for ALS Research

Nonprofit Sells Pickles to Help Raise Money for ALS Research

Jun 24
A man with Lou Gehrig's disease is using his passion for making pickles to help fight for a cure.

BofA to Repay Released Arizona Inmates for Debit-Card Fees

BofA to Repay Released Arizona Inmates for Debit-Card Fees

By Bob Christie | Jun 23
Bank of America Corp. will repay tens of thousands of released Arizona prison inmates for what advocacy groups say were excessive charges to access money on debit cards they received when they got out of prison.

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.

Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Cut Jobs

Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Cut Jobs

By Gene Johnson | Jun 22
Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released Tuesday.

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Jun 22
Not wanting to confront unpaid bills is a perfectly understandable, if unfortunate, reaction to a bad financial situation. And it's not just people in extreme debt who might be afraid to look.

White House to Negotiate Tax Overhaul Behind Closed Doors

White House to Negotiate Tax Overhaul Behind Closed Doors

By Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher | Jun 21
The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product.

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

By BethJ. Harpaz and Emily Swanson | Jun 18
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it.

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