The latest on Social Security statements, relationship satisfaction, and finally paying off your student loans
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
—The New York Times
The Social Security Administration released a new report that says Americans aren’t checking their Social Security statements online. It’s important to review them to verify your reported earnings and estimate your future retirement income.
Recent research found that couples report higher levels of relationship satisfaction after they combine their finances. Pooling money can help create “financial togetherness,” which leads to shared financial goals and consistent conversations about money.
Total U.S. student loan debt is now $1.5 trillion. These seven people discuss strategies they used to finally get rid of their little chunk of that mountain of debt.
A new report from the Urban Institute found that natural disasters can do a lot of damage to people’s financial lives, even after the wreckage has been cleared. The impact can include poor credit scores, home foreclosures, and greater income inequality.
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If you’re fresh out of college and have a thin credit history, you might hit a dead end applying for your first credit card. Here’s what to do to get approved.
Figuring out whether it’s the right time to buy a house or how much you can afford to put down means doing your homework.
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