Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 reasons not to tap your home equity right now. Also in the news: How much an abortion cost, how to tell if you’re eligible for student loan forgiveness, and what the difference between a recession and a depression is.

3 Reasons Not to Tap Your Home Equity Right Now
Borrowing against the value of your home is tempting, but consider your overall financial picture first.

How Much Does an Abortion Cost?
Abortion costs roughly $750 or less in the U.S., but access depends on factors such as where you live and how long you’ve been pregnant.

How to Tell If You’re Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness
If you have debt from federal student loans, this is your lucky day—maybe.

What’s the Difference Between a Recession and a Depression?
There are multiple factors that contribute to these financial downturns.