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Student-loan repayment pause extended through May 1, 2022

After pressure from advocates and lawmakers, the Biden administration extended the student loan payment pause Read More

Cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans: 18 best buys of 2021

These vehicles combine affordability, low ownership and operating costs, dependability, and reliability. Read More

Don’t make this costly mistake just to save on gas

Don’t spend a dollar to save a nickel. Instead of a new car, the key to savings is simple: use a gas price app, maintain your car, and improve your driving style. Read More

A white Christmas in 2021? Why that’s less likely even where it typically snows

The winter season isn’t as cold as it was roughly 50 years ago, especially in the U.S. Northeast and for Great Lakes cities. Read More

Moving company charged with shaking down dozens of customers relocating during pandemic

Federal prosecutors say 11Even Movers sometimes tripled the price after loading customers’ belongings onto trucks, raking in nearly $340K in inflated fees. Read More

If you want your New Year’s resolutions to stick, follow this advice from Benjamin Franklin

Instead of waiting until January to start trying to change your life, you should do a dry run before the New Year begins. Read More

Canceling your Christmas travel plans because of COVID-19? How to avoid wasting time — and money

With the fast rise of the omicron variant, some people are opting to stay home for yet another holiday. Read More

Biden plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 test kits. Here are the states and cities already providing free tests

People bought 139.1 million COVID-19 test kits in late November, according to one count Read More

MacKenzie Scott and Jack Dorsey take a page from Silicon Valley to create ‘lean philanthropy’

The billionaires have avoided the bureaucracy of philanthropic giving with direct payments. Read More

‘We don’t want to be jerks, but this feels a bit entitled’: My brother is still living in our late mother’s home. Is it fair to ask him to pay rent?

‘We’re not looking to rip him off, but at the same time we’ve all got mortgages or rent and bills to pay .’ Read More

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