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Two renters pose in front of their new home that they’re renting from Roots, a program that helps renters invest in real estate. Courtesy: Katie Curran When Will Hunnicutt was searching for an apartment in Atlanta earlier this year, pricey leases and application rejections left him feeling defeated. “The three-and-a-half times income-to-rent ratio is kind
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Martin-dm | E+ | Getty Images The IRS has finalized rules on required withdrawals for certain inherited individual retirement accounts and other plans. But heirs could owe more taxes later by only taking minimums now, experts say. In final regulations last week, the agency confirmed most non-spouse beneficiaries have 10 years after the original owner’s
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KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – JULY 17: US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a moderated conversation with former Trump administration national security official Olivia Troye and former Republican voter Amanda Stratton on July 17, 2024 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Harris’ visit, following the attempted assassination of former President Trump, makes this her fourth trip to Michigan this
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US President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt relief at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, April 8, 2024.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Education says it will pause millions of student loan borrowers’ payments while it defends its relief plan against legal challenges. Borrowers enrolled in
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Republican presidential nominee and former U.S. President Donald Trump applauds on Day 2 of the Republican National Convention (RNC), at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., July 16, 2024. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters As former President Donald Trump secures the Republican presidential nomination, both political parties are eyeing Project 2025, a multi-pronged policy plan
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In this article SCHW Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Pekic | E+ | Getty Images Amid a widespread global IT outage, some investors were experiencing disruptions on Friday at financial services companies, including Charles Schwab, one of the country’s largest brokerage firms. The issues stem from a faulty software update from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike,
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Travelers wait in line at a Delta Airlines counter at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on July 19, 2024. Airlines around the world experienced disruption on an unprecedented scale after a widespread global computer outage grounded planes and created chaos at airports. Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images Major airlines like United, Delta and
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Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on June 13, 2024. Tierney L. Cross/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on so-called paycheck advance programs, which have grown popular with workers in recent years. Such programs, also known as earned wage
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The first presidential debate between U.S. President Joe Biden and former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is projected on a screen projector during a watch party hosted by the Michigan Conservative Coalition in Novi, Michigan, U.S., June 27, 2024.  Emily Elconin | Reuters With interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve likely
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Trump’s pick for Vice President, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) arrives on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Joe Raedle | Getty Images The clock is ticking to fix Social Security‘s funds. The next White House administration may have a powerful role
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