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Report: Millennials hope for student loan forgiveness

A new report by Junior Achievement and PricewaterhouseCoopers finds that nearly a quarter of millennials believe that their student loan debt will one day be forgiven - a sign that parents and students need to make more informed decision about the long-term costs of a higher education.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:45pm EST

Tags: Junior Achievement, student loans, debt, parenting,

Making and sticking to reasonable financial goals

Just two days into the new year and many people have already blown their New Year's resolutions. But for those considering a new financial start, there are easy ways to stick to it.

Friday - 01/03/2014, 09:50am EST

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Finances, saving money, New years resolutions

Estate planning basics: Three things you need besides a will -- and why you need a will, too

If you would like to stay in control of your money and your medical decisions until the end, then here's the paper work you need to consider.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 01:23pm EST

Tags: Barry Glassman, estate planning,

Target apologizes, offers discount to customers

Target has issued an apology to the nearly 40 million people who were victims of the second-biggest credit card breach in U.S. history.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 06:13pm EST

Tags: Target, data breach, holiday shopping,

Student loan debt in D.C. highest in nation

Credit monitoring firm Credit Karma said the average outstanding student loan debt among District borrowers in July was $43,856, the highest in the nation when D.C. is ranked against states.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:55am EDT

Tags: student loans, debt, budget

Job-hunt tips for new graduates

At this time of year, a whole new crop of college graduates will be created.

Sunday - 05/19/2013, 03:30pm EDT

Tags: Janet Bodnar, paula wolfson, kiplinger,

When to look for financial planning help

Any life-changing event triggers a series of decisions, and one of them is the choice to find a financial planner.

Saturday - 04/27/2013, 07:44am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, Janet Bodnar, Kiplingers,

How to haggle to save money

Want to save money on your cable bills or car purchase? It can be as easy as haggling for a better price.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 07:11am EDT

Tags: haggle, save money, buying a car, WTOP Saves You Money, Randi Martin

Va. officials warn of two new financial scams

The Virginia Department of Taxation and Fairfax County police Wednesday issued warnings to residents about the unrelated financial schemes.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:57am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, tax refund, scams, email scams, Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia Department of Taxation

Buy now, pay later-style credit cards can cost you

Many stores carry deferred-interest credit cards but customers should carefully read the fine print or they could be paying big interest rates.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 07:22am EST

Tags: credit cards, darci marchese, WTOP Saves You Money