Few issues unite millennials like the future of Social Security. Overwhelmingly, they’re convinced it doesn’t have one. A recent Transamerica survey found that 80% of millennials, defined in the survey as people born between 1979 and 2000, worry that Social Security won’t be around when they need it. That’s not surprising — for years, they’ve … Continued

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Believing that fraud can’t happen to us — because we’re too smart, logical or informed — may make us more vulnerable. Successful scam artists skillfully overcome our defenses and get us into emotional states that override logical thinking, says Kathy Stokes, AARP’s director of fraud prevention programs. “Scammers call it getting the victim under the … Continued

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In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.  Steven Donovan and his dog, Angel. Steven Donovan, Even Steven Money  Who: Steven Donovan How much: $118,000 in 5 years Steven Donovan didn’t get an education in personal finance growing up. The topic wasn’t covered at his high … Continued

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