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Department of Education’s latest idea for student loan relief is deeply flawed, consumer groups say

A rule that denies loan relief to many students cheated by their schools is deeply flawed and should be overturned, consumer groups told a court Tuesday. The groups represent student borrowers in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s new “partial relief” rule. Read more →

Education Department and Betsy DeVos are being sued by student borrower groups for seizing student borrowers’ paychecks during covid-19 pandemic

In a class action lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos, student borrower groups are asking the department to stop garnishing student borrowers’ wages. The CARES Act prohibits the department from garnishing wages through Sept. 30, 2020. Read more →

What you need to do to get ready for a possible COVID-19 outbreak in your community

It was helpful Tuesday when a federal official advised Americans to prepare for a possible coronavirus outbreak where they live. Cities and towns should plan for “social distancing measures,” such as dividing school classes into smaller groups of students or closing schools. Read more →

Baby boomers write about family issues, finances, and candy

Last week, I spend days looking through my photo collections for photos for a funeral. It was a huge, huge trip down memory lane. Marriages, kids, divorces, travel, deaths, and more. I feel like I’ve been through an emotional wringer. Read more →

Education Department rule that fails to protect students from fraud challenged by lawsuit

A low-income advocacy group filed a lawsuit Wednesday to invalidate the U.S. Department of Education’s new borrower defense rules, which dump protections from predatory schools and impose standards and hurdles for defrauded students seeking to cancel loans. Read more →

Americans resolving to pay off debts and save money in 2020, survey shows

The New Year is approaching fast, and money continues to be America’s top concern with almost 99 million people planning to make a financial resolution for 2020. A survey found the No. 1 financial resolution for men is to save more and for women to pay off debt. Read more →