Coronavirus and Your Money

Third Stimulus Check Calculator
Coronavirus and Your Money

Third Stimulus Check Calculator

Find out how much your third stimulus check would be if the current $1,400 stimulus check plan is enacted.
March 6, 2021
2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator
Tax Breaks

2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator

See how much money you would get in advance if President Biden's $3,000-per-child tax credit plan is enacted (it was just passed by the Senate).
March 6, 2021
Senate Alters Unemployment Benefits Before Passing Stimulus Package
Coronavirus and Your Money

Senate Alters Unemployment Benefits Before Passing Stimulus Package

Enhanced unemployment compensation remains the same, but payments will last longer and a new tax break is added.
March 6, 2021
Who Won't Get a Third Stimulus Check Under the New Senate Plan?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Who Won't Get a Third Stimulus Check Under the New Senate Plan?

The Senate passed a new third stimulus check plan that would reduce the number of people eligible for a $1,400 payment.
March 6, 2021
The Current Plan for $1,400 Checks
Coronavirus and Your Money

The Current Plan for $1,400 Checks

Here's what you need to know about the stimulus check plan in President Biden's COVID-relief package.
March 6, 2021

Subscribe to Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.
Senate Passes Bill with More "Targeted" Stimulus Payments
Coronavirus and Your Money

Senate Passes Bill with More "Targeted" Stimulus Payments

The Senate finally passes the $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill. But fewer people will get a third stimulus check under the Senate version than under th…
March 6, 2021
Vote to Reinsert $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill Fails
Politics

Vote to Reinsert $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill Fails

Led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the effort to get the $15 minimum wage provisions back into President Biden's COVID-Relief package falls short in the Sena…
March 5, 2021
How to Keep Tabs on Your Credit Report
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Keep Tabs on Your Credit Report

Free weekly access is ending, but several services let you view your credit files more than once a year.
March 5, 2021
Is Your Stimulus Check Taxable?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Is Your Stimulus Check Taxable?

You may be wondering if you have to pay taxes on your stimulus checks. The answer may surprise you.
March 4, 2021
Will You Still Get a Third Stimulus Check Under the New Senate Plan?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Will You Still Get a Third Stimulus Check Under the New Senate Plan?

President Biden and Senate Democrats agreed on a new third stimulus check plan that would reduce the number of people eligible for a $1,400 payment.
March 4, 2021
The Current Plan for $1,400 Checks
Coronavirus and Your Money

The Current Plan for $1,400 Checks

Here's what you need to know about the stimulus check plan in President Biden's COVID-relief package.
March 4, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
state tax

Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
March 3, 2021
A COVID Storm Hits Senior Living
Coronavirus and Your Money

A COVID Storm Hits Senior Living

The pandemic has created significant challenges for all types of senior living communities. Because of that, it's more important than ever to review a…
March 3, 2021
Will Your Stimulus Check Increase Your Tax on Social Security Benefits?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Will Your Stimulus Check Increase Your Tax on Social Security Benefits?

The answer to this question comes down to whether your stimulus check increases your "provisional income."
March 1, 2021
House Approves $3,000 Child Tax Credit for 2021
Coronavirus and Your Money

House Approves $3,000 Child Tax Credit for 2021

The proposal would temporarily increase the child tax credit to $3,000 or $3,600 per child for most families and have 50% of it paid in advance by the…
February 27, 2021
House-Approved Stimulus Bill Extends Unemployment Programs
Coronavirus and Your Money

House-Approved Stimulus Bill Extends Unemployment Programs

Also included are $1,400 stimulus checks, paid sick and family leave, and a $15 minimum wage.
February 27, 2021
How Filing Your Tax Return Early (or Late) Could Boost Your Third Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

How Filing Your Tax Return Early (or Late) Could Boost Your Third Stimulus Check

Depending on your situation, you might be able to increase your next stimulus check by filing your tax return now or by waiting.
February 27, 2021
Third Stimulus Checks Are One Step Closer to Reality – How Much Will You Get?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Third Stimulus Checks Are One Step Closer to Reality – How Much Will You Get?

The House passed President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package. While the bill faces hurdles in the Senate, the provisions authorizing another roun…
February 27, 2021
$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill
Politics

$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill

The Senate Parliamentarian says minimum wage provisions aren't allowed in the budget reconciliation bill containing COVID-relief measures.
February 26, 2021
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…
February 25, 2021
When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter
Coronavirus and Your Money

When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter

School closings already have delivered a costly hit to lifetime earnings for today's kids as a slow ramp-up of in-person learning in the nation's K-12…
February 25, 2021
Minimum Wage Update: Republican Senators Offer $10 Minimum Wage Plan
Politics

Minimum Wage Update: Republican Senators Offer $10 Minimum Wage Plan

Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton propose an alternative to the $15 minimum wage plan pushed by Democrats.
February 23, 2021
Tax Tip: Reporting a 2020 RMD From an IRA That You Later Returned
Coronavirus and Your Money

Tax Tip: Reporting a 2020 RMD From an IRA That You Later Returned

If you paid back a "required minimum distribution" from an IRA last year, you still have to report the payout on your 2020 tax return.
February 23, 2021
Biden Steers PPP Loans to Smallest Businesses
Coronavirus and Your Money

Biden Steers PPP Loans to Smallest Businesses

For two weeks, mom-and-pop businesses will move to the front of the line for Paycheck Protection Program loans.
February 22, 2021
Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Portal to Get an Answer
Coronavirus and Your Money

Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Portal to Get an Answer

The IRS has an online tool that lets you track the status of your stimulus checks.
February 19, 2021