What to do if you can’t pay your loans during the pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic carries on and the economy recovers, some U.S. workers still face financial uncertainty.

For those struggling to keep up with their debt, there are relief options available from banks, lenders and the federal government. If you can’t pay your loans or soon won’t be able to, one of these programs may be able to help.

Federal student loans

In August, the U.S. Department of Education extended the federal student loan payment pause through Jan. 31, 2022. The pause was set to expire Sept. 30, 2021, and the administration has made it clear that this is the

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KSL Investigates how various citations impact what we pay for auto insurance

SALT LAKE CITY — Three-day weekends tend to bring a little extra umph from the men and women charged with keeping Utah’s streets and highways safe and moving.

If you end up with a citation this Labor Day weekend, you can expect a little extra umph in what you have to pay for insurance — perhaps longer than you might think, said Danielle Marchell with The Zebra.

“Most drivers don’t realize that once you do commit a driving infraction, that’s actually going to stay with you and your insurance company for the next three years,” she said.

Marchell shared

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Making the Unvaccinated Pay Higher Insurance Premiums Is a Terrible Idea

But this logic is vile when it’s enshrined as the basis for a
health care system, framing patients with complex health needs as money pits not only for insurers, but also to the healthy patients who resent
“subsidizing” their sicker peers. The obvious problem here is that health, overwhelmingly,
is socially produced: Life expectancy and relative morbidity differ starkly
between rich and poor, Black and white, college-educated and those with no
advanced degree
even by census tract and ZIP code.

The uncomfortable truth undercutting the bellyaching from the “Why
should we all pay for someone else’s reckless choices?!” brigade

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How ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Loans Can Decrease Your Credit Score

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When Ryan Stanton was moving into his new apartment after graduating from college, he opted to buy some household items he needed through ‘buy now, pay later’ providers Affirm, Klarna and Afterpay.

Rather than paying one lump sum or putting it on a credit card, he opted to split up the cost of his exercise gear, clothes, pillows and a watch into installment

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