Financial planning news from around the web: August 7 – 11, 2017

Written on Aug 10, 2017

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Can financial advisers save clients from the financial ravages of opioid addiction?

Americans paid $15 billion in overdraft fees last year, CFPB says
Americans have racked up billions -- yes, billions -- of dollars’ worth of overdraft charges. These fees are particularly troublesome for cash-strapped Americans, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said.

How changes in the federal financial aid application will affect you
Early this year, the federal Department of Education announced some changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the form students must fill out to receive any type of federal student aid, including student loans and Pell Grants.

How the U.S. government is making it harder to retire: Retirement Scan
How the U.S. government is making it harder to retire: Retirement Scan Recent actions by the federal government are not helping Americans to improve their retirement prospects, says analyst.

Tech Corner – Free Wi-Fi doesn’t mean safe Wi-Fi, and neither does having the password
Most people who rely on public Wi-Fi to get online are willing to sacrifice security for access — ignoring or unaware of the risk from hackers, according to a new survey by the digital security company Norton by Symantec.

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