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What Happens to Student Loan Debt After Death?

What Happens to Student Loan Debt After Death?

JupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) — If the borrower of a student loan dies, is the spouse liable for that loan? The answer is: it depends.With traditional loans, as long as the spouse is not listed as a co-signer or joint account holder, he or s…

Five Money Conversations to Have Before Marriage

Five Money Conversations to Have Before Marriage

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You finally found your soul mate — someone who is sympathetic, nurturing, loving and caring. You’re ready to tie the knot. But before you say, “I do,” can you honestly say, “We did?” No, I’m not talking about that. I a…

Boy Finds $10,000 in Kansas City Hotel Room

Boy Finds $10,000 in Kansas City Hotel Room

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A curious 10-year-old boy rummaging through the drawers of his family’s Kansas City hotel room came across a stash of $10,000, and he and his father turned it over to police.It’s not clear when — or if — the…

Cyprus Crisis Boosting Value of Bitcoins

Cyprus Crisis Boosting Value of Bitcoins

Luis M Molina/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Currency markets are keeping close track of Cyprus’ banking crisis and are braced for possible repercussions, but one currency has thrived in the chaos and zoomed in value — Bitcoins.A Bitcoin is a digital curre…

Virginia Lawmakers Want Their Own Currency, But Don’t Bet on It

Virginia Lawmakers Want Their Own Currency, But Don’t Bet on It

Nick M Do/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Will Virginia start minting its own currency? It’s an idea worth considering, according to the state’s House of Delegates.The lower chamber passed a bill on Monday to study the possibility. The legis…

Consumers Remain Cautious About Spending

Consumers Remain Cautious About Spending

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With all the market euphoria, a rally in the housing market, plus gains for auto sales, it may be surprising that U.S. consumers are still very cautious about spending money. A government survey released late la…

Feds: Counterfeit Money Being Made with Everyday Office Equipment

Feds: Counterfeit Money Being Made with Everyday Office Equipment

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Millions of counterfeit dollars are flooding cash registers, and more often than not, this “funny money” is being manufactured using everyday office equipment, federal authorities said.Heath Kellogg, a gra…

The Vatican No Longer Accepting Credit Cards

The Vatican No Longer Accepting Credit Cards

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) — For those hoping to visit The Vatican in Rome, keep your plastic to yourself: the symbolic seat of the Catholic Church is going cash-only.
The decision was implemented after a lengthy review by the Italian C…

Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Reach Agreement on Whitney’s Fortune

Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Reach Agreement on Whitney’s Fortune

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Whitney Houston’s mother has reportedly reached an agreement with Bobbi Kristina as to how her mother’s multi-million dollar fortune will be paid to her, TMZ reports. Cissy and Pat Houston, who are both co-execut…

Most Kids Not Learning About Financial Responsibility in School

Most Kids Not Learning About Financial Responsibility in School

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — America’s children may be back at school, but how much are they learning about money?  Apparently, not much.According to a new poll of parents by RetailMeNot.com, 70 percent say their children are not being …

Survey: Money Number One Cause of Conflict for Young Couples

Survey: Money Number One Cause of Conflict for Young Couples

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Money can’t buy happiness, but the lack of it can cause conflict for young couples, whether they’re engaged, just married or expecting a child. 
A survey commissioned by Chase Card Services and X…

George Zimmerman Prepared to Flee US with $130,000, Judge Says

George Zimmerman Prepared to Flee US with $130,000, Judge Says

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — George Zimmerman was preparing to flee the U.S. with his wife and $130,000 donated by supporters while he was out of jail on bond awaiting his murder trial for the death of Trayvon Martin…

Good Samaritans Return $13,000 Found on Garbage Can

Good Samaritans Return $13,000 Found on Garbage Can

WKRN/ABC News(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) — A trip to the convenience store for a soda led to a surprising discovery and a wild goose chase for a Tennessee couple after they found a bag stuffed with nearly $13,000.Kristy Allen of Clarksville, Tenn. spotted a …

Detroit Man Gambled Away Over $1.5M After ATM Error

Detroit Man Gambled Away Over $1.5M After ATM Error

Hemera/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — A Detroit man is facing 15 months in prison after he was able to withdraw unlimited cash from his Bank of America account that only held a few dollars.Ronald Page, 55, took advantage of a bank mistake that placed his accou…

Staying Fit Can Mean More Money in Your Paycheck

Staying Fit Can Mean More Money in Your Paycheck

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — Everyone knows exercising is good for your health, but what few of us may realize is that it’s also good for your pocketbook.According to Vasilios Kosteas, the lead author of a new study out of Cleveland State Uni…

Want More Money? Move to the Mid-Atlantic or New England

Want More Money? Move to the Mid-Atlantic or New England

Nick M Do/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Want to get richer during your lifetime? Live in New York, New Jersey or Maryland, according to a groundbreaking study released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States. People living in the Mid-Atlantic and New Engl…

Can Going Without Money Hurt the Economy?

Can Going Without Money Hurt the Economy?

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock(MOAB, Utah) — Daniel Suelo is 51-years-old and broke. Happily broke. Consciously, deliberately, blessedly broke. Not only does he not have debt, a mortgage or rent, he does not earn a salary. Nor does he buy food or…

European Markets Sharply Decline, Possibly More Bad News for US Economy

European Markets Sharply Decline, Possibly More Bad News for US Economy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Austerity measures in European countries are under fire, but there are no easy choices for the debt crisis many large European economies are embroiled in. As a result, markets in Frankfurt and Paris closed down about…

Allergic to Money? New UK Coins May Irritate Some

Allergic to Money? New UK Coins May Irritate Some

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Who doesn’t love money? A little jingle in your pocket usually brings a smile to the face, but two new coins in the United Kingdom might leave some people literally itching to get away from them.The UK has decided to …

Love or Money? What Singles Really Want

Love or Money? What Singles Really Want

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Like The Beatles sang: All You Need Is Love. But if push came to shove, would you give up a high-paying job for your significant other?Chemistry.com’s survey of 1,600 singles suggests that love does conquer a…

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