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This Nonprofit Buys and Then Pays Off Medical Debt

After receiving medical care, a bill must be paid off. Typically, if someone has health insurance, the insurance company will cover all or a portion of the bill. Some may have little to no income, which makes it hard for them to afford insurance, which leads to accumulating debt.

by Matin Varshochi
Atlanta Housing Rent Vouchers Refused by Landlords

To help low-income individuals and families rent affordable housing, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began giving out housing vouchers. But recently, there has been some controversy regarding whether landlords have the authority to refuse tenants’ rent vouchers

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
History of the Social Security Act

The Social Security Act, passed passed 86 years ago, is a key component of retirement income for nearly all individuals. Social security insurance also provides a safety net should a worker become disabled or a family lose their breadwinner.

by Pam Hill
Are Navient Student Loans Canceled?

One of the nation’s more recognizable financial aid institutions, Naivent, had to forgive the debt of 66,000 borrowers earlier this month. This decision came after a lawsuit with 39 state attorney generals determined that the student loan servicer was forcing a portion of their borrowers into costly repayment plans, which they knew they would not be able to pay off.

by Matin Varshochi
Will There Be a Fourth Stimulus Check?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global issue as new variants are spreading. As people continue to struggle, 2021 ended without a fourth stimulus check to keep households afloat.

by Nailah Herbert
Lower-Income Families to Opt-Out of Holiday Spending

With the holiday season approaching, millions of people will be conducting their holiday purchases soon. However, a recent report by Deloitte showcased that 11.5% of consumers will not be partaking in the holiday shopping season due to these reasons.

by Viviana Vazquez
Will The Child Tax Credit Be Reduced?

The current $3,600 Child Tax Credit payment will be expiring at the end of the year if Congress does not renew it. The tax credit could potentially return to $1,000 by 2025. If you wish to receive Child Tax Credit payments, you can apply one of two ways.

by Matin Varshochi
What You Need to Know Before Signing Up for Federal Health Insurance

With the federal health insurance open enrollment period for 2022 underway, right now is the essential time to switch over to a different health insurance plan. The open enrollment began on November 1, 2021, and is ongoing until January 15, 2022.

by Nailah Herbert
How to Make Intentional Money Decisions | Culture Meets Money with Tonya Rapley

Culture Meets Money had the pleasure of chatting with Tonya Rapley, founder and CEO of My Fab Finance. Rapley shares her thoughts on the importance of making intentional money decisions. Below are three key takeaways from her chat.

by Nailah Herbert
Racial Wealth Gap: Black and Latinx Net Worth is Expected to Hit 0 by 2053

When it comes to the distribution of wealth among Black and Latinx people versus white people in the United States, minorities have always been neglected. The racial wealth divide is widespread and stems from hundreds of years of policies.

by Nailah Herbert

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