Anna Helhoski, Moneyish

Anna Helhoski


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Past articles by Anna:

Three years in, the pandemic has changed the way we live, work, travel, save and spend. How did we get here?

When COVID-19 first hit, most of us had little clue just how much everything was about to change. Looking back, it's had many long-term effects on our finances. → Read More

Is the economy improving? Here’s an explainer, and what to know about debt, jobs, inflation and recession fears.

It seems inflation is, indeed, being tamed. But it’s still uncertain whether the U.S. is in the clear or if a potential downturn is ahead. → Read More

You got laid off: What to do with your money

When you’re laid off, you’re not going to be in the clearest state of mind to take care of your financial life. → Read More

Credit card debt is making a comeback

Credit card debt took a nosedive in the early days of the pandemic. Two years later, it’s back. → Read More

Workers’ wages on the ballot: Here’s what happened

When wage increases are on the ballot, voters usually say yes. That was the case in multiple states with one notable loss. → Read More

Is the job market still thriving? What unemployment numbers mean for you, and where the opportunities are.

Workers wondering if it’s time to make a move might want to consider what’s happening with employment in their industry. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Who really suffers when interest rates rise?

These are the people that will likely be hardest hit by the latest Fed rate hike. → Read More

What to know about the new student loan income-driven repayment waiver

Starting in November 2022, borrowers who have been paying their federal student loans for 20 years or longer can expect to see the remainder of their debt discharged, while millions more will move significantly closer to forgiveness. → Read More

How I got my student loans forgiven: Physician in North Carolina

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is sometimes criticized for providing debt relief to borrowers working in public service who took on high loan amounts and earn enough income to repay their debt. → Read More

How I got my student loans forgiven: Public defender in Florida

An assistant public defender at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office in Orlando, Florida, was used to her student loans not qualifying for relief that other federal loans did. → Read More

Big chance for a fresh start for student loan borrowers who are in default

About 7.5 million student loan borrowers with loans in default have a chance to enter repayment in “good standing” — but only if they want in. → Read More

‘Fresh start’: What student loan borrowers in default need to know

The “Fresh Start” initiative is available for one year only. → Read More

Student loans are on hold — should you pay anyway?

Here’s how to decide what to do next. → Read More

How this lawyer got $413,000 in student loans forgiven

As she watched her debt balloon, this legal director of a non-profit grappled with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to get the loans discharged → Read More

Big settlement for defrauded students is a sign of changes to come

More than 200,000 student loan borrowers who were misled by their schools are in line for $6 billion worth of debt relief. It's a signal of changes ahead. → Read More

Financial aid applications are up: Could it be a positive sign for struggling college enrollment?

The rise in aid applications is highest among schools with high populations of low-income and minority students. Completing the FAFSA is crucial if you attend college, here’s how to get started. → Read More

Can student loan borrowers handle payments and inflation, too?

After nearly two and a half years of pandemic relief, federal student loan payments will restart after the pause expires Aug. 31 — unless it’s extended for the seventh time. → Read More

How I got my student loans forgiven after 28 years: A teacher’s story

Dawn Snowden-Frost had a bleak outlook on her student loan debt, which had ballooned over the decades into six figures. → Read More

Is ‘Learn Now, Pay Later’ just another student debt trap?

One fundamental issue: You can’t return your hours of education like you can a dress or a laptop. → Read More

The long road to student loan forgiveness: How one legal aid attorney finally got there

A new waiver is easing the process of forgiveness for borrowers who work for employers like the government, public schools and hospitals, but it’s expiring Oct. 31. → Read More