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Coronavirus and Your Money

Child Tax Credit Would Go Up Under Biden Proposal
Politics

Child Tax Credit Would Go Up Under Biden Proposal

Some families would see their tax credit jump from $2,000 to $3,600 per child under Joe Biden's plan. But there are a couple of important catches.
September 18, 2020
Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home
retirement

Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home

In the wake of COVID-wracked nursing homes, increasingly more people are looking at options to age in place with long-term care insurance.
September 17, 2020
Stimulus Check Update: 9 Million Americans Could Still Claim a Payment
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Update: 9 Million Americans Could Still Claim a Payment

The IRS is sending out letters to people who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return encouraging them to claim a stimulus check if they're eligible.
September 17, 2020
What Trump's Payroll Tax Cut Will Mean for You
Tax Breaks

What Trump's Payroll Tax Cut Will Mean for You

President Trump issued an executive order to suspend the collection of Social Security payroll taxes. How much could it save you?
September 17, 2020
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10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
September 16, 2020

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Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies
Coronavirus and Your Money

Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies

When it comes to investing, too many women learn the hard way that disengaging is a mistake.
September 14, 2020
When Are 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Due?
tax deadline

When Are 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Due?

If you're self-employed or don't have taxes withheld from other sources of taxable income, it's up to you to periodically pay the IRS by making estima…
September 11, 2020
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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check?

Despite support from President Trump and key Congressional leaders, the odds of getting another $1,200 stimulus check this year are fading fast.
September 10, 2020
A Kiplinger-Alliance for Lifetime Income Poll: Americans & Retirement Security
Financial Planning

A Kiplinger-Alliance for Lifetime Income Poll: Americans & Retirement Security

The majority of respondents in our poll would welcome more guaranteed income.
September 8, 2020
How Workers Face Double Taxation Under Trump's Payroll Tax Break
Tax Breaks

How Workers Face Double Taxation Under Trump's Payroll Tax Break

There's a catch if your Social Security payroll taxes are deferred under President Trump's recent executive order, which kicks in on September 1.
August 31, 2020
Deferred Payroll Taxes to Be Paid in 2021
Tax Breaks

Deferred Payroll Taxes to Be Paid in 2021

The IRS says Social Security payroll taxes that aren't collected this year under President Trump's executive order will have to be withheld and paid e…
August 29, 2020
Give Your Credit a Boost
Coronavirus and Your Money

Give Your Credit a Boost

When times get tough, your credit profile could take a hit. Here’s how to keep it in shape.
August 27, 2020
Stay on Course With Student Loans
Paying for College

Stay on Course With Student Loans

You may be eligible for deferment if you receive unemployment benefits or are unable to find a full-time job.
August 27, 2020
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Beware Crooked Contact Tracers
Scams

Beware Crooked Contact Tracers

If someone claiming to be a contact tracer asks you for money or requests your Social Security number, that’s a red flag.
August 26, 2020
Even in a Pandemic, Some Employers Are Hiring
Coronavirus and Your Money

Even in a Pandemic, Some Employers Are Hiring

During COVID-19, you may have to use different strategies to find the job you want.
August 26, 2020
Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges
Caregiving

Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges

The sandwich generation has it tough in the best of times. The pandemic has made it even tougher.
August 26, 2020
Back to School, Ready or Not
Technology

Back to School, Ready or Not

This Florida teacher’s school let families choose distance learning or in-person classes.
August 26, 2020
Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement
Caregiving

Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement

Signs and signals you're hovering over your aging parents and infantilizing them.
August 26, 2020
IRS Will Pay Stimulus Check Money Diverted for Child Support Payments
Coronavirus and Your Money

IRS Will Pay Stimulus Check Money Diverted for Child Support Payments

Checks will go to people who had all or part of their stimulus check diverted to pay their spouse's past-due child support.
August 25, 2020
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Deadline for Returning RMDs to Retirement Accounts is Approaching Fast
Coronavirus and Your Money

Deadline for Returning RMDs to Retirement Accounts is Approaching Fast

Retirees who took a required minimum distribution earlier this year need to act quickly if they want to avoid taxes on the money they withdrew.
August 24, 2020
Check Under the Couch Cushions to Help With U.S. Coin Shortage
Coronavirus and Your Money

Check Under the Couch Cushions to Help With U.S. Coin Shortage

An increase in online shopping and e-payments has led to a coin crunch.
August 18, 2020
Stimulus Check Relief for Spouses of Deceased People is Coming
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Relief for Spouses of Deceased People is Coming

The IRS will be sending new stimulus checks to widows and widowers who didn't get their original payment.
August 15, 2020
Veterans with Children Get Second Chance for Extra $500 Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Veterans with Children Get Second Chance for Extra $500 Stimulus Check

The IRS set a new deadline for VA benefit recipients who didn't get an extra stimulus check payment for dependent children.
August 14, 2020
Social Security Recipients Get More Time to Request Extra $500 Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Social Security Recipients Get More Time to Request Extra $500 Stimulus Check

The IRS is reopening the registration period for seniors who didn't receive the additional payment for dependent children earlier this year.
August 14, 2020
How a Second Stimulus Check Could Differ from Your First One
Tax Breaks

How a Second Stimulus Check Could Differ from Your First One

The HEROES Act, which the House passed in May, would authorize another round of stimulus checks. While the new payments would be similar to the first …
August 11, 2020