The Oakland Press : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press en https://www.mainstreet.com/article/americans-count-health-care-as-their-biggest-debt-burden Americans Count Health Care as Their Biggest Debt Burden http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/americans-count-health-care-their-biggest-debt-burden/1 Ask a friends, co-workers or relatives what their largest financial worry is related to the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, and chances are most will say "health… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:40:00 EDT https://www.mainstreet.com/article/you-can-be-fired-for-your-political-beliefs You Can Be Fired for Your Political Beliefs http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/you-can-be-fired-your-political-beliefs/1 Heated debates over politics have become increasingly prevalent this election year. That is good. But recognize this reality: there are almost no workplace protections for… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:35:00 EDT urn:article:13549425 5 Great Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/5-great-reasons-to-boost-your-credit-score/13549425 Ignore your credit score at your own financial peril. That's the message from American Consumer Credit Counseling, a Newton, Ma.-based consumer financial advocacy group. "A… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:56:00 EDT urn:article:13549365 Americans’ Biggest Debt Burden? Health Care http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/americansrsquo-biggest-debt-burden-health-care/13549365 Ask a friends, co-workers or relatives what their largest financial worry is related to the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, and chances are most will say "health… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:33:00 EDT urn:article:13549337 Obama's Free Community College Plan Gets Another Hearing http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/obamas-free-community-college-plan-gets-another-hearing/13549337 On January 8, President Obama announced an initiative aboard Air Force One that would give 9 million American free tuition at two-year colleges. The plan… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:17:00 EDT urn:article:13549228 Millennials Are Accruing Less Debt, Bypassing Homeownership http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/millennials-are-accruing-less-debt-bypassing-homeownership/13549228 Millennials are accruing less debt than their counterparts did back in 2003 -- despite being saddled with large amounts of student loans -- because they are… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:34:00 EDT urn:article:13548986 Zika Freak-Out: Travelers Should Check International Insurance Coverage http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/zika-freak-out-travelers-should-check-international-insurance-coverage/13548986 As the Zika virus spreads across various countries and is predicted to intensify this summer, wary travelers who are planning to trot around in infected… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:31:00 EDT urn:article:13548836 Can You Be Fired For Your Political Beliefs? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/can-you-be-fired-for-your-political-beliefs/13548836 Heated debates over politics have become increasingly prevalent this election year. That is good. But recognize this reality: there are almost no workplace protections for… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:08:00 EDT urn:article:13520490 These Gift Ideas Will Make You Mom’s Favorite on Mother’s Day http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/these-gift-ideas-will-make-you-momrsquos-favorite-on-motherrsquos-day/13520490 Mother’s Day is a commemorative moment in time when we honor the woman who dried our tears, held us close and sometimes wiped the snot… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:45:00 EDT urn:article:13547399 10 Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/10-best-cities-for-first-time-homebuyers/13547399 Looking to buy your first home? Many cities that offer hot job markets are limited when it comes to affordable starter homes. Luckily, there are… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:32:00 EDT