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Lauryn Williams, a former Olympian turned financial adviser, said she'd like to see provisions for financial literacy that targets millennials included in Congress' next coronavirus relief package.

The big picture: Williams said guidelines from the government would outweigh the people who give bad advice to millennials to capitalize off of them. Young people should have access to government sources to "optimize" their finances, Williams said, such as guidance on how much to put in an emergency fund and the most effective way to pay down debt.

What she's saying: Williams said her clients have been celebrating the government's decision to waive interest on federal student loans and postpone payments until the end of September.

  • The measure has provided relief to many people who lost income during the pandemic, Williams said.
  • "It's also given those with the income to be able to do so the opportunity to pay down, and pay down at an interest-free rate."

What to watch: Williams said young people are excited to take advantage of the opportunity and are "now thinking ahead to the elections" this November, in which she says student debt will be pertinent.

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Trump says he expects to announce a Supreme Court nominee "next week"

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President Trump said Saturday he expects to announce a nominee for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat “next week” and that the person will “most likely" be a woman.

What he's saying: "If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place, yes. The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate," the president told pool reporters.

Susan Collins says Senate should postpone Supreme Court vote

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a statement Saturday she believes whoever is elected in the 2020 presidential race should pick the nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat.

Why it matters: Collins will be key in how the nomination process plays out. As one of the most centrist Senate Republicans, whether or not the Senate confirms Trump's SCOTUS nominee could hinge on her vote.

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