The latest on underemployment and stolen wallets

The latest on underemployment, stolen wallets, and friends who want free professional help

Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.


Love and Money: What to do when everyone asks you for “help” — which means doing your job for free


While you may be happy to help your friends every once in a while with something you have expertise in, if these asks become a pattern, here’s what you can do.

Underemployment is the new unemployment


The unemployment rate has been falling, but statistics rarely capture underemployment in the workforce—despite evidence that it is growing.

The next level of commitment: Revealing our money secrets


If you are in a serious relationship, you may be ready for the next step—being honest about your money situation.

What to do when your wallet is stolen

The Billfold

A short and sweet piece on what it’s like having your wallet stolen—and the right steps to take if it happens.

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The rejection rate for Public Service Loan Forgiveness is 99%

Opaque practices by student loan servicers and unclear guidelines at the Department of Education mean that almost all applicants for Public Service Loan Forgiveness are rejected.

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