Emily Knowles sits outside her apartment in Watertown, Mass. Knowles has some college credits but no degree and works as a quality assurance analyst at Ovia Health, a Boston-based digital company that serves people who are starting families. "This is something that I never thought would be possible," Knowles said.
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Non-college-educated and Black millennials are still lagging way behind. About 80% of Black millennials with at least a bachelor's degree still have student loan debt, compared with about half of white millennials.
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A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb's teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.
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Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000
The Biden administration has opened up enrollment on all Affordable Care Act marketplaces, including on the federal insurance exchange, Healthcare.gov, until August. Many people will qualify for better or less expensive plans — or both.
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Barbara Gaught stands outside the home she's now renting in Billings, Mont., with her 5-year-old son, Blazen, and their dog, Arie. Gaught and her family were evicted from the mobile home they had owned outright and lived in for 16 years because they fell behind on 'lot rent' for the little plot of land under the mobile home.
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2020 made moving a reality for millions of Americans. Some moved to be near family, others chose to pursue their pre-pandemic pipe dreams and move to distant locations in pursuit of a better lifestyle and a cheaper cost of living.
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Unless the rules change soon, Stephanie Salazar-Rodriguez of Denver expects to spend more than $10,000 on health insurance premiums this year. That's after losing her job last month — which meant losing her employer's contribution to her health plan.
Rohit Chopra, Biden's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told lawmakers at a remote hearing, "the financial lives of millions of Americans are in ruin." He's pictured here at a hearing in 2019.