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US consumer confidence rebounds in January US consumer confidence rebounds in January 01/26/2021 06:13am • WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer confidence rose in January as Americans became more optimistic about the future. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index increased to 89.3, a rebound from December when it dipped to 87.1. The increase was fueled by the board's rising Consumer financial-hardship agreements slow but remain high Consumer financial-hardship agreements slow but remain high 01/26/2021 03:23am • Credit reporting agency TransUnion has found that nearly 3% of common consumer debts were in financial-hardship status at the end of 2020, illustrating that many Americans are struggling to get by financially as the pandemic wears on. While the latest number is down from a peak of almost 5% in spri 2021 best online degree programs as ranked by US News 2021 best online degree programs as ranked by US News 01/26/2021 01:34am • Online education programs give students the flexibility to juggle their learning with a job and other obligations. More recently, they've become an appealing option amid public health restrictions. "They tend to be for folks who have previously earned some college credits," said Anita Narayan, Now with a title, second gentleman Doug Emhoff has to carve out role for himself Now with a title, second gentleman Doug Emhoff has to carve out role for himself 01/26/2021 01:15am • Once it was clear that then-Sen. Kamala Harris would become vice president, there was talk of what to call her husband, Doug Emhoff, as he stepped into a role played exclusively by women: that of second spouse. The first order of business was determining the title. While Vice President Harris jok How to Invest in the Private Market 01/25/2021 07:00pm • Some of the best investment opportunities can be found outside of the public market. The private market consists of alternative investments such as private equity, private lending, venture capital and private real assets. Private investment opportunities are growing rapidly and private market parti 10 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs 01/25/2021 07:00pm • Find inexpensive MBA options.An online MBA doesn't have to cost a fortune. Some online programs offer part-time students the chance to earn an MBA for only a few hundred dollars per credit. According to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey, the average cost among the 10 most affordable onl 10 Affordable Online Colleges for Out-of-State Students 01/25/2021 07:00pm • The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: How International Students Can Find the Right Online MBA in the U.S. 01/25/2021 07:00pm • As someone who has studied and lived overseas since her early 20s, British national Grace Atkinson was ready to tackle her next ambition: an MBA program. Living in the United Arab Emirates at the time, and having last attended university in person 14 years ago, she wanted an online MBA program that The History of Credit Cards 01/25/2021 07:00pm • Credit cards are such a ubiquitous part of our daily financial life, it's hard to imagine a time before they existed. Today, there are more than 1 billion credit cards in the U.S., and about 70% of Americans own at least one card. It wasn't always this way. Find out the history of credit cards -- ho Liz Weston: The tax credit fix many can't afford to miss Liz Weston: The tax credit fix many can't afford to miss 01/25/2021 02:00am • Families battered by the pandemic recession soon may discover that the tax refunds theyre counting on are dramatically smaller or that they actually owe income tax. Congress offered a partial solution, but the fix hasnt been widely publicized, consumer advocates say. Refunds are crucial to What Are the Minimum Mortgage Qualifications for 2021? 01/24/2021 07:00pm • Qualifying for a mortgage in 2021 may be a different process from years past. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many lenders to change home loan requirements and altered the evaluation process for borrowers. "In April, as the economic impact and job losses of COVID-19 took hold, many mortgage l Explore the Top 20 Best Online MBA Programs 01/24/2021 07:00pm • See the top online business programs.Online MBA programs can make it easier for students with a busy schedule to earn business degrees from the comfort of their own home. U.S. News ranks master's in business administration programs separately from graduate business degrees in other specialties such Financial Considerations Before Adding Onto Your Home 01/24/2021 07:00pm • It's a question that crosses the minds of many homeowners who would like to buy a bigger house but lack the money or will to move: Why don't I just add onto my house? But adding or expanding a room isn't much easier than moving. You have contractors to hire, important decisions to make and a lot of Discover the Top 20 Online Bachelor's Programs 01/24/2021 07:00pm • Explore the top online bachelor's programs.The coronavirus pandemic has shifted online learning into full gear for colleges across the country, upending traditional campus life and, for some students, highlighting the value and flexibility of earning a degree online. Online programs are a great opti How to Make a Last-Minute IRA Contribution 01/24/2021 07:00pm • It's not too late to reduce your 2020 tax bill, if you are willing to set some cash aside for retirement. The deadline to make an individual retirement account contribution that will decrease your 2020 tax bill or even boost your refund is April 15, 2021. Here's why you should make a last-minute IRA
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