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Personal Finance Daily: Americans’ credit-card debt just had the biggest jump in more than 20 years and here’s why growing up with rich friends can help a child escape poverty

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Americans’ credit-card debt just had the biggest jump in more than 20 years, New York Fed says

Americans added $312 billion in debt during the second quarter — an increase that New York Fed researchers called ‘pretty sizable.’ Read More

Campus COVID-19 vaccine mandates had the biggest impact on colleges with low-income students. Here’s why they were so effective.

A new study finds that vaccine mandates on campus reduced total U.S. COVID-19 deaths in fall 2021 by approximately 5%. Read More

‘Something snapped inside him’: My contractor boyfriend of 2 years dumped me. He said I was using him to fix up my house.

‘Last weekend, he hung some blinds for my daughter. Then I asked him to take a look at my pond, as it was leaking.’ Read More

The 2023 Honda HR-V: One of the best compact SUVs is updated, with more power and added safety

The 2023 Honda HR-V marks a new generation of this subcompact SUV, and it’s shaping up to continue the impressive ways of its predecessor. Read More

Here are 20 of the best U.S. cities to live in 2022, and they are attracting big waves of young people

To rank these cities, we asked ‘Would you actually want to live here?’ They all score big on housing, healthcare, economy, amenities and more. Read More

Three times when you can use debt to your advantage

Sometimes taking on debt strategically can help you spread a cost out over a longer period of time, or it can help you stay afloat. Read More

Humans are to blame for the extreme weather that broiled London — here’s just how much

Human-derived climate change dramatically upped the odds of record-shattering heat, says a study from World Weather Attribution. Read More

Americans want EV tax incentives. But are they ready to lose gas cars forever?

Pew finds a broad majority of Americans support providing incentives for electric vehicles, but are more divided when it comes to an actual EV purchase. Read More

The Inflation Reduction Act would send $80 billion to the IRS, but some tax experts wonder if it’s enough to help the backlogged agency

The funding would help the IRS improve customer service and do more audits on wealthy taxpayers, Democrats say. Read More

Growing up with rich friends can help a child escape poverty. It’s a phenomenon known as ‘economic connectedness.’

This measure is ‘among the strongest predictors of upward income mobility identified to date,’ new research finds. Read More

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