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It's often seniors who are considered easy targets for scams and frauds, not tech-savvy millennials.

But a new but the study by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that Americans in their 20s and early 30s are more likely than those over 70 to fall for online scams. Here's what else the study found — and a few tips to avoid scams. 

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You may not follow the financial news in your spare time, but if you're in the midst of purchasing a home or refinancing your student loans, you've probably noticed that interest rates are expected to rise.

While, yes, that could have a negative impact on your immediate financial future, you don't have to panic. As long as you're prepared, you can take action now and benefit from the continued low interest rates—because these are still low in comparison to historical rates

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It’s depressing to think that your student loans might outlive you. But, unfortunately, it happens.

If you die before paying them off, the fate of your student loans depends on a lot of factors. Sometimes they get forgiven—but in some cases, other people in your life might be on the hook, especially if you’re married. Here’s a look at some of the determining factors.

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If you’re torn over whether to rent or buy your next home, you’re not alone. While being a homeowner has many benefits, home ownership is not necessarily the slam-dunk decision it used to be. 

It may be better to rent if you're planning to move within a few years, if you can't put down a sizable down payment, or if it would cost you less to rent a comparable home in your area. Let's dig in a little deeper. 

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If you've been diligently paying your student loans all year, you’ll want to take advantage of the student loan interest tax deduction.

This allows you to deduct the interest you’ve paid on your student loans up to $2,500. By claiming this deduction, you’re lowering the amount of income the government can tax.

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Did you know that more than half of millennials have asked for a bump in pay in the last two years? But that’s not all: nearly 80% of those who asked were told yes, according to a recent report from NBC News. 

After reading this, you might have the urge to march into work tomorrow and ask for more money. Good for you. But before you do, let's get you in the right mindset. 

 

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