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Thousands of University of Georgia students are joining the nearly 16 million estimated by the US census  heading back to class today and in the next few weeks. For many of those students, student loans are a fact of life. Georgia is among the worst states when it comes to student debt. The personal finance website WalletHub complied its list of 2017’s States with the most and least student debt and while the Peach State didn’t make the top ten, it was pretty close at number 12 on the list for the most debt. Analyst Jill Gonzalez.

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Georgia could do more to reduce its ranks of underprivileged children, that’s according to the personal finance website WalletHub. The organization studied all 50 states and the District of Columbia in areas including the infant mortality rate, the number of uninsured children and the child food-insecurity rate.

“This is one of those rankings where you don’t want to be the top,” according to Analyst Jill Gonzalez. “Number one would have the most underprivileged children, 51 would have the least. Georgia is 13th, so it’s not in the worst 10 here, but certainly close to it.”

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Georgia is once again making the list of the worst, this time it’s when it comes to Health Care, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. Analysts all 50 states plus the District of Columbia in 35 measures of health care cost, accessibility, and outcome. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says they used a wide-ranging data set to determine the rankings.  That includes emergency room wait times, the number of hospital beds per capita, and the number of physicians and nurse practitioners in the state.

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Georgia is in the bottom half when it comes to school WalletHub’s list of 2017’s state with the best and worst school systems. Georgia came in at number 38 on the list.  Jill Gonzalez tells us where the state could do better.

“Georgia could use the most improvement when it comes to things like its high school drop-out rate which is now at around 21%,” according to Gonzalez.  “Also its pupil-teacher ratio at around 16 to 1, and then overall its test scores in both grades four and eight, and then on to ACT and SAT scores too.”

Credit Scores Will Increase for Millions in July

Jun 30, 2017
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Big changes beginning next month could mean good news when it comes to credit scores for millions of Americans,

The three major credit bureaus are making changes which will have a big impact on consumers’ credit scores and borrowing capabilities. Additional information and more frequent updates will now be required. According Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with the personal finance website WalletHub, that means all civil judgments and many tax liens will be removed from credit reports.

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