Personal finance

Steve Prezant | The Image Bank | Getty Images The interest rate on federal student loans is going up. The government sets annual interest rates on the debt once a year, and the percentage is based on the 10-year Treasury note. Despite the uptick, rates remain low by historical standards, said higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that the state would end its participation in federal unemployment programs June 26. Justin Merriman | Getty Images News | Getty Images More than a dozen states are withdrawing from pandemic-era unemployment programs — forgoing billions of dollars in federal funds that would otherwise flow to out-of-work residents. Here’s
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pinstock | E+ | Getty Images The government wants to cover high-speed internet for millions of low-income Americans.   The $3.2 billion Federal Communications Commission program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit, covers $50 per month for high-speed internet service for eligible households, with a $75 monthly discount for those in Native American tribal areas.  “High-speed internet service
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Justin Mackey, his wife, Cassie, and their three young children: Camdyn, 14, Connor, 7, and Charlie, 3. While Justin Mackey worked to rebuild his locksmith business, the 38-year-old was relying on getting a $420-a-week unemployment check for another four months. That money was a fraction of what he brought home before the pandemic shut down
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