When student loan bills begin coming due in October, new borrowers will take their first steps on the long road to paying off their debt. These tools and tips can help ease the journey.
The fees merchants pay for accepting credit cards are much higher in the U.S. than in Europe. Ice cream shop owner Victor Garcia, for example, paid more than $25,000 in swipe fees last year.
Historic as the UAW strikes may be, analysts say the actions are unlikely to impact car prices too much — for now. A new strike on parts distribution centers, however, could sting.
As the cost of college continues to rise, families have new questions about how to save up. For answers, we turned to Ron Lieber, author of The Price You Pay For College.
The cost of car insurance has jumped more than 19% in the last year, far outpacing overall inflation. There are several reasons why that's happening.
October's coming, and we're here to help you get ready.
These 10 exam questions stand between you and a Planet Money Summer School diploma with your name on it.
From streaming TV to razor blades by mail, Americans are buying more goods and services through pay-by-the-month plans. New research shows they often keep paying long after they want to.
More than 20 million borrowers are eligible under the new repayment plan, and many will see lower payments.
Rates for a fixed, 30-year mortgage jumped to the highest rate seen in over 20 years - over seven percent. We'll look at what this means for prospective homebuyers, and the housing market in general.
The Biden administration wants hospitals to do more to make their prices understandable, so that consumers know in advance what a health care service will cost them.
Amazon laid off workers at its brick-and-mortar grocery stores last week — the latest sign of the e-commerce giant's struggles to stand out in the competitive grocery landscape.
New fees are being tacked onto hotel bills, airfare, restaurant checks and pretty much everywhere else. It's another form of inflation and it's costing consumers $65 billion a year.
It's increasingly expensive and difficult to get home insurance, as losses rise from climate-driven disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. And the solutions aren't always politically popular.
The median home price has risen to $413,800 – the second-highest price ever — thanks to a shortage of homes on the market and high mortgage rates. Experts say renting may be a better option.