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2018

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  • Breaking the taboo of talking about money. Many forces—the social taboo, the intimidation factor, embarrassment—conspire to keep us from talking about money and improving our circumstances. It’s time we all change the story and open up
  • How to bulletproof your wishes after you die. Your will and all the documents that make up your estate give you a final say. You make a choice regarding end-of-life medical measures. You get to decide how the assets you’ve accumulated
  • A green light for banks to start redlining. Discrimination, in the past and continuing today, is at the core of the wealth gap between white people and people of color. We can’t allow banks to cherry-pick where they lend.
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  • The National Mortgage Settlement is officially over. The National Mortgage Settlement required Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and ResCap (Ally Financial) to provide $20 billion in consumer relief and $5 billion in other payments. The settlement stemmed from allegations that those
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  • A new twist on rent-to-own housing. The idea of any of these alternatives is they're premised on the idea that you will eventually qualify for a mortgage to buy this house, but if you can't qualify for a mortgage
  • El alquiler dispara el costo de la vida. La vivienda eleva la inflación que ha subido un 2.9% en los últimos 12 meses, más que los salarios La inflación o subida de precios, adormecida durante los últimos
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  • One in 8 divorces is caused by student loans. In general, finances are the leading cause of stress in a relationship, according to a study by SunTrust Bank, and student debt takes a particularly hard toll on a marriage. And more than one-third of
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  • Wells Fargo faces new problems with mortgage borrowers. Wells Fargo is facing government probes into its use of low-income housing tax credits, and has also set aside $8 million to compensate borrowers who were incorrectly denied mortgage modifications under a federal assistance program, the
  • Bankruptcy booms among older Americans. For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy. he signs of potential trouble—vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings
 

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