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Fed attempts to tame inflation with most aggressive rate hike in 22 years

The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against the worst inflation in 40 years by raising its benchmark short-term interest rate by a half-percentage point Wednesday — its most aggressive move since 2000 — and signaling further large rate hikes to come.

How to negotiate rent with 5 genius tactics

In this post, we get into the nuts and bolts of doing just that, even in these dizzying times.

How to avoid student loan forgiveness scams

For many of us, the idea of cutting down our massive student loan debt at the snap of a finger can be an enticing idea.

2022 Tax Day freebies and deals

We’ve scoured the internet to figure out what companies are offering deals, discounts and freebies on Tax Day this year. Every little bit helps, right?

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Like many service industry jobs, dealers often receive a somewhat low base salary, and tips from players can make or break income. PokerListings explored casino dealer salary rates to determine which state has the highest-paid employees.

Should you wait out the hot housing market?

It’s easy to feel the pressure to buy when houses are getting snapped up all around you, but does that mean you should jump or is it better to wait out a hot housing market and see if it calms down? Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of waiting it out.

White House to extend student loan pause again

The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments through Aug. 31, extending a moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to postpone payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an administration official familiar with the White House’s decision-making.

Californians head to Tijuana in search of cheaper gas

Claudia Jessica Villarreal used to fill up her Nissan Pathfinder near her home in Chula Vista. Then Russia invaded Ukraine and gasoline prices went bonkers. The 54-year-old psychologist soon discovered a bargain.

Fed interest rate increase: How it might affect you

In general, a rate increase is good for savers and we may see some drops in prices of consumer goods. But the hike is not so fabulous for borrowers who will see mortgage and credit card rates jump.

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