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Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states now require a stand-alone financial …

Peter Briffett is a British businessman and entrepreneur. He is the managing director of a company called Wagestream. He and his partners have a vision to wipe out the payday loan industry through an innovative new startup called Wagestream. Employees can instantly stream a portion of their earned pay through an app that gives them …

The CFPB announces that it plans to invoke its “dormant authority” to oversee non-banks engaged in conduct that poses a risk to consumers. Along with the announcement, the CFPB has issued a procedure regulation regarding the confidentiality of proceedings in which the CFPB invokes such authority. These steps by the CFPB are noteworthy for two …

A single mother has racked up £10,000 in debt due to the cost of living crisis affecting families across the UK. June Butterworth, 44, had to go from her job as a caregiver, a job she had had all her working life, to a housekeeper working reduced hours in a care home to look after …

The 57-year-old residential school survivor thought the Canada Emergency Response Benefit could be her financial life raft. “I thought the federal government was gracious in granting CERB,” she said in a recent interview from her Winnipeg apartment. “But they are ruthless and relentless in wanting that money back.” Ketchum was one of 441,599 aid recipients …

CUNA continues its call for credit unions to submit their stories to the Community Advancement Website, especially during April National Credit Union Youth Month and Financial Literacy Month. Many credit unions have already done this, using the site to highlight the many ways they have met their members’ needs. The campaign aims to educate lawmakers …

A movie version from Mojang Studio Minecraft begins to gather. Action hero veteran Jason Momoa is in talks to star in an upcoming film adaptation of the popular world-building game, The Hollywood Reporter. Although no contract has yet been signed, the possible addition of Momoa is an encouraging sign of life for a film that …

Last-minute declarants endeavor to send their declarations to the Internal Revenue Service before the 2021 tax year deadline on Monday, April 18 — and are likely eagerly awaiting a big check via their tax refund. Some tax firms or other lenders may offer the option of accessing these funds earlier, in the form of a …

President Biden again continued the national emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic (national emergency) on February 18. The national emergency was due to expire on March 1. In accordance with the advice issued by President Biden, the national emergency initially declared on March 13, 2020 (effective March 1, 2020), is to remain in effect beyond March …

Panticipating retirement, taking into account the options that exist, is the best way to benefit from better advantages when the time comes to stop working. In this sense, choosing a defined benefit plan is one of the alternatives that can be used. However, there are some aspects to consider that can make the difference between …

More Britons have borrowed through Buy Now, Pay Later services since the start of 2021 than they have taken on traditional debt such as bank loans or mortgages, according to a new study. Ten per cent of adults had used the BNPL, while 6 per cent had taken out a mortgage, 3 per cent had …

Howell Benefit Services supports Misericordia University by sponsoring the Trustee Associates Gala Raffle Howell Benefit Services, Inc. is supporting Misericordia University as the exclusive raffle sponsor for the upcoming “Misericordia in Bloom” Fiduciary Associates Inaugural Gala and Celebration, Saturday, April 23 on campus. Howell President and CEO Roger G. Howell and Barbara Maculloch, AP President …

THOUSANDS of borrowers could be repaid for unaffordable loans made between April 2014 and October 2019. Lender H&T said he would repay customers over £2m after finding more than one in 10 loans should never have been made in the first place. 1 Thousands of customers could be reimbursed for badly sold loansCredit: Getty No …

Walrus Pictures | Digital vision | Getty Images To succeed financially, knowledge is essential. Yet many Americans lack financial knowledge. This can impact everything from the amount of money saved to the debt owed. The situation is disastrous for more than one. More than half of Americans can’t cover a $1,000 emergency expense with savings, …