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  • Here’s what deposit insurance covers. If you are unsure whether your money is federally insured, use the FDIC’s tool, the Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator. It helps consumers figure out on a per-bank basis how much of their money,
  • Insurers slashed Hurricane Ian payouts insiders reveal. After years of more frequent and intense storms, national insurance carriers have pulled back from the market and smaller, regional carriers with smaller financial reserves jumped in. In the wake of Hurricane Ian, those companies
  • The dirty little secret of credit card rewards. Credit card perks for educated, usually urban professionals are being subsidized by people who have less. In other words, when you book a hotel room or enjoy entry to an airport lounge at no cost,


  • Why the South has such low credit scores. Almost every corner of America’s most populous region — every race, every income bracket — appears to have low credit scores. The reason why credit scores are so low in the South has


  • White House unveils Renters Bill of Rights. The Biden administration is releasing a “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights” that highlights the need for clear and fair leases, the right to organize, and eviction prevention and diversion, among other
  • It’s time to finally fix air travel. On Wednesday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration was forced to reboot its system that alerts pilots to safety issues, grounding all air traffic in the United States. Much of the rest of the world —
  • Biden’s new student loan repayment plan. Federal student loan borrowers could pay less money toward their debt and shorten the path to forgiveness under the terms of the Biden administration’s revamped income-driven repayment plan. Those who borrowed $12,000 or less
  • A breach at LastPass has password lessons for us all. LastPass, the maker of a popular security program for managing digital passwords, published details about a recent security breach in which cybercriminals had obtained copies of customers’ password vaults, potentially exposing millions of people



  • Big e-vehicle tax credit possible early next year. People who want to buy an electric vehicle could get a bigger-than-expected tax credit come Jan. 1 because of a delay by the Treasury Department in drawing up rules for the tax breaks. As a result,
  • Here's how Congress wants to overhaul retirement plans. Intended to boost retirement savings and access to 401(k) and individual retirement accounts, the Secure Act 2.0 is aimed at low- and middle-income workers, those strapped with student debt and people who may not yet have

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