Coronavirus and Your Money

Stephanie Link: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021
Economic Forecasts

Stephanie Link: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021

The chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors says profits point the way for 2021.
November 29, 2020
Where to Invest in 2021
Economic Forecasts

Where to Invest in 2021

With the election in the rearview mirror, investors can turn their full attention to the economic recovery and progress on the pandemic.
November 28, 2020
Bad News for Super Savers
Financial Planning

Bad News for Super Savers

Low inflation keeps thresholds on retirement savings plans in check.
November 25, 2020
Your Guide to Roth Conversions
Tax Breaks

Your Guide to Roth Conversions

Like marriage, converting a traditional IRA to a Roth is not a step that should be taken lightly.
November 24, 2020
Peering Past the Pandemic
Travel

Peering Past the Pandemic

I’m looking forward to a time when lunches with the girls (or guys), volunteering and travel will resume.
November 24, 2020

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Stimulus Check Deadline is Today
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Deadline is Today

If you haven't already received a stimulus check, you need to act now if you want your payment this year.
November 21, 2020
When Only One Spouse Retires
Making Your Money Last

When Only One Spouse Retires

Retirement in any form can upend a couple’s relationship, but when both spouses used to work full-time and only one retires, that reconfiguration rais…
November 20, 2020
Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery is Underway
Tax Breaks

Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery is Underway

Holiday shoppers can avoid Louisiana sales tax on purchases of most items during the state's newest tax-free period.
November 20, 2020
Will Congress Say Yes to a Second Stimulus Check?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Will Congress Say Yes to a Second Stimulus Check?

All the key lawmakers say they want another stimulus package, but don't start planning how you're going to spend a second stimulus check quite yet.
November 19, 2020
Social Security Recipients, Veterans Must Act Now to Get Extra $500 Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Social Security Recipients, Veterans Must Act Now to Get Extra $500 Stimulus Check

The deadline for seniors and veterans to request an additional $500 stimulus check for a dependent child is almost here. Here's how you can claim your…
November 18, 2020
Some College Students Can Still Get a Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Some College Students Can Still Get a Stimulus Check

Since the deadline is right around the corner, quick action is needed for college students who are eligible for a stimulus check.
November 17, 2020
Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency
Making Your Money Last

Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency

The new president and a fresh Congress will sooner or later have to face the twin safety net programs, both sorely in need of help.
November 10, 2020
Watch Out for Stimulus Check Texting Scam
Scams

Watch Out for Stimulus Check Texting Scam

Scammers are sending text messages that trick people into disclosing bank account information to get a $1,200 stimulus check.
November 4, 2020
Louisiana Adds Sales Tax Holiday to Help Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery
Tax Breaks

Louisiana Adds Sales Tax Holiday to Help Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery

Holiday shoppers can avoid Louisiana sales tax on purchases of most items during the November tax-free period.
November 2, 2020
COVID Clipped This Pilot's Wings
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID Clipped This Pilot's Wings

American Airlines furloughed him on November 1. Now his career track is cloudy.
October 29, 2020
Estate Planning During the Pandemic
Coronavirus and Your Money

Estate Planning During the Pandemic

Here’s how to prepare for the worst in this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.
October 28, 2020
Stimulus Check Deadline Extended
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Deadline Extended

The IRS is giving people who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return more time to claim a stimulus check.
October 27, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier
Coronavirus and Your Money

PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier

Small businesses that received PPP loans of $50,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness using a simplified application form.
October 16, 2020
The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being
Empty Nesters

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Getting pet-friendly when you leave the work world may give you a healthy boost.
October 14, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2020: When It Starts, the Best and Worst Deals, Competing Events, More
spending

The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2020: When It Starts, the Best and Worst Deals, Competing Events, More

In a first, the giant retailer has pushed Amazon Prime Day this year from July to October, effectively launching the holiday shopping season weeks ear…
October 8, 2020
Second Stimulus Checks Back on the Table
Coronavirus and Your Money

Second Stimulus Checks Back on the Table

Hours after pulling out of negotiations for another economic stimulus bill, President Trump calls for immediate action on a second round of stimulus c…
October 7, 2020
Second Stimulus Check Appears Dead After Trump Pulls Out of Negotiations
Coronavirus and Your Money

Second Stimulus Check Appears Dead After Trump Pulls Out of Negotiations

President Trump instructs his White House representatives to halt negotiations for another economic stimulus bill until after the election.
October 6, 2020
What's Next for Stocks
Coronavirus and Your Money

What's Next for Stocks

The bulls aren’t ready to end the party, but don’t expect it to be all fun and games.
October 2, 2020
Americans Are Stockpiling Cash
Coronavirus and Your Money

Americans Are Stockpiling Cash

With no place to go and businesses closed, we are saving more than ever.
September 30, 2020
Watch Out for COVID Cons
Scams

Watch Out for COVID Cons

Isolated seniors are particularly vulnerable to pandemic-related scams.
September 30, 2020