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  • Navient Settlement: 66K Borrowers Get $1.7 Billion Student Debt Canceled
    by [email protected] (Robert Bruce) on January 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    A major student loan servicing company has reached a settlement that will cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debt for around 66,000 borrowers, as well as provide $95 million in restitution – around $260 each – to 350,000 borrowers. “Today’s settlement corrects Navient’s past behavior . . . and puts in place safeguards to ensure This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • How to Get 8 Free At-Home COVID Tests From Your Health Insurance
    by [email protected] (Robin Hartill, CFP®) on January 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    If you have private health insurance, you’re eligible for free at-home COVID tests starting Saturday, Jan. 15. The Biden Administration announced earlier this week that private insurers would be required to foot the bill for eight home COVID tests per month for each customer covered under a plan. But finding tests could still be a This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • TV Deals for Watching the NFL's Bigggest Game
    by [email protected] (Kent McDill) on January 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    There is one time of the year that TV retailers know you are going to be watching your television and are in the market for the best TV deals. Super Bowl Sunday — this year Feb. 13 — is the most official unofficial holiday on the calendar, and 100 million people watch that game annually. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • Guide to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
    by [email protected] (Rachel Christian, CEPF®) on January 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    During the pandemic, workers 55 and older lost jobs earlier, were rehired slower and faced higher unemployment rates than younger workers, according to an October 2020 study by The New School for Social Research. These obstacles are especially daunting for low-income seniors, who may lack the education, training or wrap-around resources necessary to re-enter the This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • U.S. Army Paying Signing Bonuses Up to $50,000 for Enlisting
    by [email protected] (Robert Bruce) on January 14, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Uncle Sam wants you, and he’s willing to pay you a good chunk of cash. The U.S. Army announced that it will pay up to $50,000 – its largest bonus ever – to recruits who qualify and sign on for a six-year active-duty enlistment. The bonus package is based on a number of factors that This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • Quitting Your Job? Make These 5 Financial Moves First
    by [email protected] (Mike Brassfield) on January 13, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    They’re calling it “the Great Resignation” because so many people are quitting their jobs. Thinking of quitting yours? Make these five financial moves first. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • Here’s How to Visit National Parks Without Spending a Fortune
    by [email protected] (Timothy Moore) on January 13, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    National parks offer an affordable way to experience some otherworldly places without leaving the country and, with thousands of trails to hike, rivers to kayak and lakes to swim, they allow you to enjoy a socially distanced vacation experience that is all outdoors. Since the start of COVID-19, I’ve pivoted my travel away from international This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • Got Credit Card Debt? Get Rid of It with the Bright Money App
    by [email protected] (Mike Brassfield) on January 13, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Credit card debt is the worst. Pay it off with this app, which uses artificial intelligence to help you pay down your debts. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • How to watch NFL without cable
    by [email protected] (Kent McDill) on January 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    If you’ve cut the cord but can’t miss NFL games, try these five ways to watch sports online — or watch using good old-fashioned bunny ears. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • Here’s How The Saver’s Credit Can Lower Your Tax Bill by $2,000
    by [email protected] (Rachel Christian, CEPF®) on January 13, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Depending on your income and tax filing status, you can claim the Saver’s Credit for a portion of the first $2,000 you contribute to a retirement account in a tax year. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • How to Afford Everything that Comes with Homeownership
    by [email protected] (Kari Faber) on January 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Congrats — you’ve accomplished the American dream and own a home! But now how do you afford everything that comes with it? Here’s how. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

  • 5 Ways Getting a Raise Could Be Bad For Your Finances
    by [email protected] (Kari Faber) on October 1, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners. Congratulations! You finally got that raise you’ve been working toward. The extra money in your bank account is going to help secure your finances and This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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