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As home prices rise in big cities, holding out hope of buying

by Samantha Fields Feb 14, 2020
Home prices have become unaffordable, but many are still trying to buy.
A Homebuying 101 class at the Blackstone Community Center in Boston.
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Ahead of the caucus in Iowa, for many parents child care expense is top of mind

by Samantha Fields Feb 3, 2020
A quarter of Iowans live in a child care desert, and many more struggle to find affordable, quality child care for their kids.
For the last few months, Ginny Downs has been going to work with her mother every day. When she starts day care, likely soon, it'll cost more than her parents' mortgage.
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Stop using credit cards, save more for retirement, and other 2020 financial resolutions

by Samantha Fields Jan 24, 2020
We asked, you answered. Six people share their financial resolutions for the new year.
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Did you make a financial resolution this year? Share it with us!

by Samantha Fields Jan 3, 2020
Marketplace could be your accountability partner this year.
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How the SECURE Act changes saving for retirement

by Samantha Fields Jan 1, 2020
An economist and a financial planner break down the most important changes in the SECURE Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1.
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How to make financial New Year’s resolutions that stick

by Samantha Fields Dec 31, 2019
Financial planners give their best advice for setting and achieving realistic goals.
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With holiday tipping, "people worry about doing it right"

by Samantha Fields Dec 23, 2019
Americans are more likely to tip people they interact with face-to-face than those that work more behind the scenes.
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When you connect diversity to business outcomes, "people pay attention"

by Samantha Fields Dec 13, 2019
Women and people of color are dramatically underrepresented in the financial services industry, especially among certified financial planners — just 1.5% of CFPs are black, 2% are Hispanic or Latino and 23% are women.
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One idea to pay off student debt: use your retirement account

by Justin Ho Dec 5, 2019
Senator Rand Paul wants to allow people to use retirement accounts to pay off student debt, tax- and penalty-free.
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More students from higher-income families taking out student loans

by Samantha Fields Dec 4, 2019
A new study finds that the percentage of students from middle and higher-income families who take out loans to get a bachelor’s degree has more than doubled in the last 20 years.
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