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South Florida 100: DeSantis signs a budget, Biden proposes one
By: Sun Sentinel
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June 4, 2021
|South Florida Sun Sentinel
Florida lawmakers approved a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe that, if the feds approve it, will expand gambling throughout the state.
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1 in 3 Americans say they developed better money habits during Covid: Here’s how they’ve improved
By: Shawn Carter
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June 4, 2021
|Acorns
“I can’t say there was a silver lining that came from the pandemic, but Americans did learn valuable lessons,” says Howard Dvorkin, a certified public accountant and Debt.com chairman.
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Cryptocurrency Complicates Splitting Assets During a Divorce
By: Yaёl Bizouati-Kennedy
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June 3, 2021
|GoBankingRates
In a sign of the times, a new issue is facing Americans who are starting divorce proceedings: Who gets to keep the cryptos? While common issues such as splitting assets and houses, child custody and even pet custody, can already be complicated, adding cryptos to the mix is an increasing concern and makes the situation thornier.
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The rent-or-buy dilemma: There is often more to it than a quick calculation
By: Michele Lerner
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May 20, 2021
|The Washington Post
The frenzied spring housing market sometimes makes it seem like everyone is buying a home at once. But many renters can’t afford to buy a home in an expensive housing market or aren’t sure if they want to buy.
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When do student loan payments start again?
By: Hanneh Gundersen
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May 20, 2021
|Bankrate
Since March 2020, federal student loan payments have been on pause — with no payments required, no interest charged and all collections activities on hold. However, this period of administrative forbearance is set to expire on Sept. 30, 2021, meaning all payments will resume on Oct. 1.
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How Much Millennials Have in Savings — And What That Means For Their Future
By: Gabrielle Olya
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May 20, 2021
|GoBankingRates
As much flack as millennials get for their bad financial habits, they actually are pretty good savers. A recent survey conducted by Bank of America found that 73% of millennials are actively saving money and more than half (59%) have $15,000 or more in savings. Perhaps even more impressive, the survey found that nearly 1 in 4 millennials (24%) has $100,000 or more in savings. And while that seems impressive, is that actually enough?
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