Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Update: Hopes for a Fourth Stimulus Check Are Still Alive
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Update: Hopes for a Fourth Stimulus Check Are Still Alive

Over 80 Democratic lawmakers have asked President Biden for more stimulus payments, and the president hasn't said "no" yet. But what are the real chan…
May 24, 2021
Pandemic Brings New Scams, Too
Scams

Pandemic Brings New Scams, Too

Billions in stimulus funds create new opportunities for fraud ranging from unemployment benefits to vaccine cards.
May 24, 2021
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Fix Your Credit Reports

Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
May 24, 2021
Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin July 15
Tax Breaks

Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin July 15

The IRS says it's on schedule to start sending monthly child tax credit payments this summer.
May 17, 2021
The Pandemic Has Worsened the Wealth Gap
Coronavirus and Your Money

The Pandemic Has Worsened the Wealth Gap

White-collar workers, in many cases, didn’t suffer economically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the same can’t be said for lower-wage service worker…
May 17, 2021
Families with Dependent Care FSAs Get Good News from the IRS
Tax Breaks

Families with Dependent Care FSAs Get Good News from the IRS

You'll still get a tax break if you carried over unused amounts from your dependent care flexible spending account from 2020 to 2021.
May 10, 2021
Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too

The plan’s health care provisions could deliver big savings for early retirees and laid-off workers.
April 29, 2021
Our "K-Shaped," Uneven Economic Recovery
Economic Forecasts

Our "K-Shaped," Uneven Economic Recovery

Confidence is key to the recovery, but the sentiment depends on consumers’ financial circumstances.
April 29, 2021
Reliving a Harlem Renaissance
Business Costs & Regulation

Reliving a Harlem Renaissance

After a tough winter, two sisters look forward to reviving their restaurant’s business.
April 29, 2021
COVID-19 and Retirement Planning: 5 Actions to Take Now
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID-19 and Retirement Planning: 5 Actions to Take Now

As our nation’s health situation and economy continue settling down in the wake of the pandemic, it’s time to re-evaluate where you are now and where …
April 24, 2021
Who's Not Eligible For a Third Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Who's Not Eligible For a Third Stimulus Check

Not everyone will get a third stimulus check. See if you're on the list of people who aren't eligible for a third-round payment.
April 23, 2021
8 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied
Coronavirus and Your Money

8 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied

The IRS has already delivered millions of third-round payments. If you're still waiting for your money, here's why your third stimulus check could be …
April 17, 2021
What to Do If Your Third Stimulus Check is Lost, Stolen or Destroyed
Coronavirus and Your Money

What to Do If Your Third Stimulus Check is Lost, Stolen or Destroyed

If your third stimulus check is lost in the mail, or something else happens to it before you get it, you can ask the IRS to trace your payment. Here's…
April 13, 2021
Social Security Recipients Are Finally Getting Their Third Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Social Security Recipients Are Finally Getting Their Third Stimulus Check

The IRS is finally sending third stimulus check payments for Social Security and other federal beneficiaries who didn't file a 2019 or 2020 tax return…
April 13, 2021
Who Should Return Their Third Stimulus Check to the IRS?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Who Should Return Their Third Stimulus Check to the IRS?

Some people who receive a third stimulus check are required to send it back to the IRS. Others can return it voluntarily.
April 12, 2021
Your Third Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other FAQs
Coronavirus and Your Money

Your Third Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other FAQs

The IRS is sending out another round of stimulus payments. Here's what you need to know about the third stimulus check with your name on it.
April 10, 2021
Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool to Get an Answer
Coronavirus and Your Money

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

The IRS has an online tool that lets you track the status of your third stimulus check.
April 4, 2021
Where Can I Cash My Stimulus Check?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Where Can I Cash My Stimulus Check?

If you don't have a bank account, here are a few check-cashing options to consider if you receive a paper stimulus check in the mail.
April 2, 2021
Veterans to Get Third Stimulus Check by Mid-April
Coronavirus and Your Money

Veterans to Get Third Stimulus Check by Mid-April

The IRS is still reviewing data it received from the Department of Veterans Affairs that is needed to process third stimulus payments to certain veter…
March 30, 2021
PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners
Coronavirus and Your Money

PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners

Although uncertainty and confusion have surrounded the Paycheck Protection Program since its launch, that shouldn't stop small business owners from pa…
March 30, 2021
Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year
Coronavirus and Your Money

Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year

Take advantage of the extension to check each report for errors or signs of fraudulent activity.
March 26, 2021
6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch
Coronavirus and Your Money

6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch

From stimulus checks to enhanced unemployment benefits, these perks from the American Rescue Plan will provide significant financial relief to million…
March 26, 2021
Social Security Recipients to Get Delayed Third Stimulus Checks After SSA Sends Data to IRS
Coronavirus and Your Money

Social Security Recipients to Get Delayed Third Stimulus Checks After SSA Sends Data to IRS

The failure to send information sooner delayed stimulus payments for nearly 30 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries.
March 25, 2021
More Third Stimulus Check Payments Sent This Week
Coronavirus and Your Money

More Third Stimulus Check Payments Sent This Week

The IRS issued the second batch of third-round stimulus payments this week. Direct deposit payments are already available, while additional paper chec…
March 25, 2021
A New Chapter for This Bookstore
Coronavirus and Your Money

A New Chapter for This Bookstore

Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.
March 24, 2021
How the Gig Economy Is Faring, with Kathy Kristof
Employee Benefits

How the Gig Economy Is Faring, with Kathy Kristof

As with so many things, the pandemic has had a big effect on side hustles and contract work. We talk with an expert in the field on finding a good gig…
March 24, 2021