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27% of checking account holders pay fees.  How to avoid them

27% of checking account holders pay fees. How to avoid them

Even with wide availability of free checking services, more than a quarter of checking account holders – 27% – pay fees each month. For consumers who don’t take advantage of free verification, those fees average $24 a month, or $288 a year, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com. The personal finance site conducted its …

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Canada's banking regulator seeks feedback on proposals that could mean big changes for mortgages

Canada’s banking regulator seeks feedback on proposals that could mean big changes for mortgages

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) Peter Routledge in Ottawa.Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail Canada’s banking regulator is proposing big changes for housing finance, with potentially three new limits on how lenders make mortgages. The proposal comes after the Bank of Canada has raised interest rates by four percentage points since March 1, …

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What Borrowers Can Do While Student Loan Forgiveness is Pending

What Borrowers Can Do While Student Loan Forgiveness is Pending

Creatas | Creatas | Getty Images 1. Make the most of the extra cash With headlines warning of a possible recession and layoffs on the rise, experts recommend trying to set aside the money you usually spend on student debt each month. Some banks and online savings accounts have raised their interest rates, and it’s …

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Amid inflation, nearly one in three adults receive financial support from their parents

Amid inflation, nearly one in three adults receive financial support from their parents

As the cost of living soars, many adults are turning to a familiar safety net: mom and dad. Nearly a third of millennials and Gen Zers over the age of 18 receive financial support from their parents, according to a new survey from personal finance site Credit Karma. The site surveyed more than 1,000 adults …

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Amid inflation, nearly one in three adults receive financial support from their parents

Amid inflation, nearly one in three adults receive financial support from their parents

As the cost of living soars, many adults are turning to a familiar safety net: mom and dad. Nearly a third of millennials and Gen Zers over the age of 18 receive financial support from their parents, according to a new survey from personal finance site Credit Karma. The site surveyed more than 1,000 adults …

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ECB to announce QT program details at its December meeting

ECB to announce QT program details at its December meeting

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank speaks at an event. The central bank is due to meet in mid-December for further monetary policy decisions. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Central Bank may be on the verge of answering a lingering question in the coming weeks that could have major repercussions …

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ECB to announce QT program details at its December meeting

ECB to announce QT program details at its December meeting

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank speaks at an event. The central bank is due to meet in mid-December for further monetary policy decisions. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Central Bank may be on the verge of answering a lingering question in the coming weeks that could have major repercussions …

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What to know about the latest student loan payment suspension extension

What to know about the latest student loan payment suspension extension

President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. The Washington Post | The Washington Post | Getty Images It’s been almost three years since people with federal student loans had to pay off their debt, and the Biden administration recently announced that borrowers have even more time. In March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic first …

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