Personal Finance

First comes the shock of the diagnosis. Then comes the financial insult. Molly MacDonald, founder and executive director of The Pink Fund, knows — firsthand — how a serious illness can wreck your financial life. In 2006, MacDonald established the nonprofit, which provides short-term financial assistance during breast cancer treatment, because of the financial fallout
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The appeal is undeniable. When something goes wrong with an appliance, as it invariably will, it’s reassuring to think the repair bills will be covered. Here’s why you shouldn’t rush into this arrangement. Warnings about extended warranties aren’t new. Consumer Reports has been pushing back on them for decades. “Consumer Reports has always advised consumers
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During the interview process, you definitely walk a line between showing your best self and not sounding overly boastful. Instead of one-word descriptions or adjectives, give full descriptions of your strengths, says Heather Barker, director of human resources at TGS, a Houston data company. “The answer can’t just be, ‘I’m really good at communication,’ or
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Income and savings from parents and students combined covered nearly half, or 47 percent of that amount in 2017-2018, up from 44 percent the year earlier, the education lender found. “There are some families that do pay 100 percent out of pocket and some families do get a full ride,” said Marie O’Malley, the senior
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Leonard Ortiz /Orange County Register | Getty Images  A woman jokingly holds up her Mega Millions Lotto tickets she purchased from Baycrest Wines & Spirits in Costa Mesa and proclaims, ‘I’ve got the winning ticket.’ (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images) State laws against anonymity can help maintain the transparency
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