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FAFSA Deadlines and Higher Pell Grants

Watch a short video that explains the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how to apply for federal aid at: https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/college-fafsa-deadlines/. “Each year, the FAFSA helps millions of students get aid for college. Learn when FAFSA deadlines are and what changes to expect for 2023-24 and beyond,” by Tyler Epps. “The 2023-24 FAFSA…

Three things you need to know about your student loan

Going to college is one of the most significant decisions an individual will ever make. There are enormous opportunities that come with higher education, but there are also significant costs associated with pursuing a degree. Most college students, if not all, need financial assistance to pay for tuition, books, and other fees. This is where…

How to Avoid Loan Fraud

Loan fraud can involve a variety of scenarios, and for individuals the consequences can be devastating. Anyone can be a victim of loan fraud. There’s one golden rule: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Keep this in mind when you’re looking for a loan. You might think you’ll never get…

What taxes are applicable to students in the US? Taxes can be a confusing area for students, and they may not know exactly what they must pay and what they are exempt from paying. As an international student in the US, it can be even more confusing as tax laws differ from country to country.…

Money management guide for those with disabilities and special needs

Financial Resources for People With Disabilities by Daniel Gleich is available on the Madison Trust Company website. “People with disabilities often face additional financial challenges due to the added expenses that can stem from their disabilities, such as the need for more health care and the cost of equipment required to maintain their independence. But…

College Students and Taxes

https://moneyzine.com/tax/30-tax-facts-for-students/ College graduates and those who are about to open a new business might consider the following information from the piece handy: It is also noted that the brackets for the head of household are wider, so a 12% rate that would allow a maximum income of $41,775 is stretched to $55,900 at the same…

Facebook users can apply for a part of $725 million settlement

 Writing for The Washington Post, Heather Kelly explains how millions of Facebook users can get compensation via a class-action settlement over Cambridge Analytica privacy violation. Facebook, which is owned by Meta shared users’ data without their consent.  “Anyone who used Facebook between May 24, 2007, and Dec. 22, 2022, can submit a claim, even if…

Benefits for Veterans & Their Caregivers

A comprehensive guide provides information on available benefits for veterans and their caregivers to assist with day-to-day living. This guide covers a range of topics, including: “According to studies, caregivers of veterans have a mean age of 70 years; that’s a lot to take on so late in life, and yet family members are still…

Michelle Singletary’s money milestones for every age

 “As The Washington Post’s longtime personal finance columnist, I’ve received hundreds of your questions, and I’ve compiled the most frequent ones in this guide. There’s advice for every decade of your financial life, from 20-somethings just starting out to retirees enjoying the fruits of their smart planning to advice that applies at any decade. Each…

Understanding Tax Brackets: Interactive Income Tax Visualization and Calculator

 Understanding Tax Brackets: Interactive Income Tax Visualization and Calculator This cool website helps one understand how their federal income tax is calculated across the graduated tax brackets. https://engaging-data.com/tax-brackets/ Simply select your tax year, filing status, regular earned income and capital gains income and the site will show you a visual of how your income is…