Personal finance

Americans are diving deeper and deeper into the red. As of this month, outstanding consumer debt exceeded $4 trillion for the first time, according to the Federal Reserve. Relatively strong holiday spending, particularly in November, and increasing credit card debt added more than $41 billion in outstanding balances at the end of 2018, according to
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In order to reach your wealth-building goals, selecting the right kind of investment account is as important as choosing an appropriate asset allocation. By taking advantage of tax-favored accounts, millennial investors can supercharge their nest eggs. An often overlooked but powerful wealth-building tool is the health savings account. Contributions to an HSA are tax-deductible, and
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Average salary: $41,060 Recreational therapists get injured patients back on their feet using music and art, and games and sports. “You can utilize previous experience with a sport, art, dance or some other recreational activity — and the work demands compassion and interpersonal skills that older workers may have developed,” Shatkin says. Normally, these positions
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Student loan borrowers would have their monthly bills automatically deducted from their paychecks if a Republican-backed proposal becomes law. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, laid out the details of the massive overhaul to the student loan system in a speech earlier this month. The changes could
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