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With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we go down the rabbit hole and find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.

Best grocery stores for July Fourth munchies

Before you get your grill on this Independence Day, learn which grocery stores offer the finest — and tastiest — prepared food for all your party needs. (Consumer Reports)

5 steps to follow as a first-time homebuyer

Overwhelmed at the thought of buying your first house? These five steps will have you yelling “I’m home!” in no time. (Fox Business)

Pay for your next vacation in credit card points

The heat is sizzling outside, and many of us have the word “vacation” in mind. But travel during the peak summer season can destroy your budget. Check out these tips to pay for your warm weather getaway with credit card rewards instead of your hard-earned cash. (PureWow)

How much do Supreme Court justices make?

Ever wonder how much interpreters of the law earn? If you guessed “more than most of us,” you win. (Time)

Latest data breach leaks millions of people’s personal info

Florida-based marketing firm Exactis placed a database containing the records of 340 million people and businesses on a publicly accessible server earlier this month. Financial records and Social Security numbers were most likely not published, but even so, check out this report to see how to protect yourself from a data breach. (Lifehacker)

Here’s how to pay for your next entrepreneurial adventure

Got a burning idea but low on cash? Learn how to fund that side hustle of yours and turn it into a bonafide business. (Girlboss)

Teachers union fees no longer mandatory

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that public sector unions can no longer force nonmembers to pay agency fees. Listen to this clip about the new ruling, which, according to some union leaders, has placed teachers unions in jeopardy — and which may affect the future of education in the U.S. (NPR)

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Our team at Student Loan Hero works hard to find and recommend products and services that we believe are of high quality and will make a positive impact in your life. We sometimes earn a sales commission or advertising fee when recommending various products and services to you. Similar to when you are being sold any product or service, be sure to read the fine print understand what you are buying, and consult a licensed professional if you have any concerns. Student Loan Hero is not a lender or investment advisor. We are not involved in the loan approval or investment process, nor do we make credit or investment related decisions. The rates and terms listed on our website are estimates and are subject to change at any time. Please do your homework and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.