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Peer pressure, applied well, boosts financial health
When you're training for a fitness goal, a workout buddy can be your best asset. She's the one who cheers you on good days and pushes you on bad days. When you're working to reach a financial goal, friends can be equally helpful. Peers can influence how much you save for retirement, determine when
How to negotiate and pay for college tuition
ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis highlight ways of paying for college with Kelly Peeler, founder and CEO of NextGenVest.com on "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis."
OPINION: Why the CFPB is in danger of getting 'trumped'
Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those accomplishments currently targeted is a concerted effort to destroy, defang, scrap (feel free to select the word) the Consumer Financial Protection
50 Ways to Give Your Finances a Fresh Start in 2017
We get it: Money resolutions can feel like a lost cause, especially if you’re already drowning in debt or saddled with bad credit. But if the fear of falling short is stopping you from even attempting to reach any financial goals, well, it may be time to think smaller. There are lots of little
New Jersey Transit Cop Saves Man From Oncoming Train
A New Jersey transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for saving a man who was trying to evade arrest from getting hit by an oncoming train.
Meet the 2016 RNC Pages
ABC News' Olivia Smith interviews Grace Palmer and Andrew Israel, two of the students selected to be pages for the Republican National Convention.
Smithsonian Exhibits Personal Items of Artists Jackson Pollock and Frida Kahlo
ABC News' Serena Marshall takes us behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Institution.
Bad and Good News for College Students
I recently received two dispatches about college students, one full of gloom and one of cheer, both worth passing along. Let’s begin in the dark and move to the light. Student Loan Scams The National Foundation for Credit Counseling contacted me with word that college student loan scams are
Here’s Help For 20-Somethings Who Are Screwing Up Their Finances
It’s not often that a problem and a solution land in your inbox within hours of each other, but I swear that’s what happened. First, the website Credit Karma alerted me to its survey showing 7 out of 10 Americans make a drastic financial mistake in their late teens or early 20s then spend years
Beware Online Loan Scammers
Dear ABC News Fixer: I tried for a loan online and was stupid enough to send more than $3,000. They said it was for various things like processing fees, or because I had bad credit, or for insurance on the loan. They keep giving me the runaround. This all started back in March and we are still