By Emma Ockerman
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Americans give U.S. healthcare system a dismal score. Here are their biggest concerns.
More than one quarter of people said they or a family member recently skipped a treatment in the past three months because they couldn’t afford the cost. Read More
Here is the ‘best airport’ in the world, as voted by Condé Nast Traveler readers
The world’s best airport has, for centuries, ‘sat at the crossroads of international trade and travel,’ the magazine said. Read More
MacKenzie Scott donates $20 million to California school district where 83% of students are considered low-income
‘There’s 20 million reasons to be excited,’ said the Fresno Unified School District superintendent. Read More
Mortgage rates dip slightly to 6.66%, but have doubled from a year ago
The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging at 6.66%, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly survey on Thursday. Read More
Here are the four things you can do to boost college aid if inflation and a looming recession are hitting your family hard
Financial-aid forms might not reflect your current economic situation. Read More
The gap between wage growth and rent growth in New York City is at its widest since the 2008 financial crisis. But there may be good news ahead.
In August, rent growth in the city surpassed wage growth by 23% when adjusted for inflation. Read More
Debt gets a bad rap. As a college president, I’ve seen how loans have helped lower-income students the most
For many students, having skin in the game is the right decision. Read More
With high house prices, down payments peaked in 2022. They increased the most in these 5 cities.
The typical U.S. home buyer put down $62,500 for their house in July, Redfin said. That’s down from a peak in May. Read More