The latest on phantom debt, net neutrality’s impact on college costs, and how to handle the holidays after a layoff
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
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The topic of net neutrality has caused understandable concern about privacy, consumer protections, and Internet access. Another potential impact? College costs. This article outlines how the FCC ruling could make higher ed even more expensive for students.
While the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, not all families have recovered. Many people who lost their jobs and homes are still struggling. The Santillan family’s story shows the recession’s lasting impact and reminds us that you can never be too cautious, even in a thriving economy.
They call it phantom debt. People are being haunted by money they don’t owe. This guy (or hero, as I call him) went on a harrowing journey to find the debt collectors responsible for bilking Americans out of millions of dollars.
The holidays are stressful enough, but even more so when you’ve been laid off. What do you tell your family members? What do you do about gift giving? Here’s how one person managed a tough situation.
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Tax day may not be until April, but there are things you can do now to cut down on the money you owe Uncle Sam.. Follow these smart steps before you ring in the new year. You’ll be glad you did.
It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: mega car sales events! Whether you’re looking for new or used, my latest infographic shows how to get the best deal on your new wheels.