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Best Budgeting Tips as a College Student

If you have decided to attend college, you will likely have to make many significant life choices before graduation. Below are some money management techniques that can help you save money and improve your financial situation.

by Nailah Herbert
Latest Economic Report Says US Economy is Not in Recession

In a report released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), it was seen that the GDP level had reduced a second time, which is the usual indicator of a recession. However, despite the data showing a reduction in consumer spending, the NBER has announced they believe the economy is not in a recession.

by Matin Varshochi
Rising Inflation is Causing More Homelessness

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the cost of living has continued to rise due to the surging inflation rates. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculated the most recent inflation rate using the Consumer Price Index, it was determined that it was at its highest level in 40 years.

by Matin Varshochi
Universal Free Lunch Program Expires, Concerning Families

During the pandemic era, students were provided free school lunches to ensure they did not go hungry. However, as pandemic restrictions have begun easing up, the Universal Free Meals program has ended, which has left many students and families wondering how they can receive access to meals while at school.

by Matin Varshochi
Student Loan Lawsuit Settlement Amount to $7.5 billion

A recent class-action lawsuit has led to a settlement of approximately $7.5 billion for student loan borrowers who claim the Department of Education, under the Trump administration, had intentionally not followed regulations implemented by the Obama administration, which led to many people having their debt relief claims denied.

by Matin Varshochi
How Tax Brackets Work and How They Affect Retained Income

Every year, between January 1 and April 15, one must file tax returns with the federal government. To aid them with determining the amount of taxes owed for each applicant, the federal government uses income tax brackets to determine the effective tax rate.

by Matin Varshochi
Nearly 1/3 of All Workers Paid Less Than $15 per Hour

A study conducted by Oxfam observed the minimum wage workers earn across the country and found that nearly 1/3, or 32% of all workers are compensated at an hourly wage below $15. With the cost of living rising due to the economy's current conditions, now is a crucial time to try and increase your working wage to ensure your disposable income does not lower.

by Matin Varshochi
America’s Black Homeownership Gap Continues

For many years, Black Americans have been at a disadvantage when it comes to homeownership and acquiring wealth.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
The Best Time to Buy a House

One of the biggest purchases a person can make is buying a home. Buying a new home is typically an excellent long-term investment; once the mortgage is paid off, you are left with a high-value asset under your name.

by Matin Varshochi
Housing Discrimination Widens the Homeownership Gap for Black Americans

The Black homeownership gap has increased by more than 30% since the height of the pandemic. That is higher than it was 60 years ago when racial discrimination in housing was legal.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
Housing Market Cooling Down Due to High-Interest Rates

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market has continued to rise in value, although the economy has been in a recession. With the fear and uncertainty of the pandemic, many began purchasing homes, ultimately raising the average house price.

by Matin Varshochi

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