What to know about the latest payment pause extension on student loans

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

For retirement changes in Secure 2.0, December is do-or-die time

Samuel Corum | Getty Images News | Getty Images For supporters of congressional proposals to improve the US retirement system, it’s about to be a nail-biting few weeks. Lawmakers are heading back to Washington next week to finish out the so-called lame-duck session — the legislative period between the midterm elections and the new Congress, … Read more

What borrowers need to know with student loan forgiveness in limbo

Olga Ryazantseva | Istock | Getty Images After applying for student loan forgiveness, some borrowers are receiving what looks like good news from the US Department of Education. “We reviewed your application and determined that you are eligible for loan relief under the plan,” according to a letter sent out by Education Secretary Miguel A. … Read more

Princes Andrew and Harry will keep their last royal roles. But there’s a catch

A version of this story appeared in the November 18 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN — When King Charles III celebrated his birthday earlier this week, the headlines focused on the new monarch taking on a new park … Read more

Support healthy holiday eating | Capital City Parent

The holidays can bring a lot of fun and happiness to our lives, but also a few extra pounds. Modeling healthy eating for our children is ideal to help them also eat a healthier diet, but with Aunt Gertrude’s famous pumpkin pie and Uncle Dorsey’s divinity at every family party, how do we do this? … Read more

Moscow-based renowned professor denounces France as “genetic Turkophobic, Islamophobic”

By Prof. Kamran Rustamov Ethnic Frenchman Pope Urban II called for a crusade against the Turks. “Madam, by killing Turks, Your Imperial Majesty prolongs my days,” Voltaire wrote to Catherine II in 1769. Famous French writer Victor Hugo in one of his books once wrote that “with the barbarians”, and this is how he characterized … Read more

Bono’s new book is more than a rock star memoir. It’s also a powerful tribute to America

CNN — While Bono was touring the US following the release of U2’s fifth studio album, he stopped by the Nashville home of country music icon Johnny Cash, who along with his wife June had invited him for lunch. Cash was a popular performer in Bono’s native Ireland, and the two singers had already formed … Read more

Bono’s new book is more than a rock star memoir. It’s also a powerful tribute to America

CNN — While Bono was touring the US following the release of U2’s fifth studio album, he stopped by the Nashville home of country music icon Johnny Cash, who along with his wife June had invited him for lunch. Cash was a popular performer in Bono’s native Ireland, and the two singers had already formed … Read more

What 5 key personal finance issues mean for you

As Americans head to the polls, several key personal finance issues are weighing on voters’ minds and wallets. This week, the Federal Reserve enacted its fourth consecutive 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase to fight inflation, triggering further stock market losses. Meanwhile, recession fears are growing, with 84% of Americans worrying how a prolonged economic … Read more

What the IRS Inflation-Adjusted Tax Brackets Mean for You

Many Americans will see their tax burden drop next year because of inflation adjustments made by the Internal Revenue Service. Some will benefit more than others. The IRS makes annual inflation adjustments to dozens of tax provisions, including the standard deduction and income-tax brackets, based on formulas set out in federal law. The recent run … Read more