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How the Fed's Moves Affect You
Economic Forecasts

How the Fed's Moves Affect You

It’s pumping trillions of dollars into the economy and keeping rates near zero. Savers are sunk, but borrowers get a boost.
July 2, 2020
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2020 tax year...and it's never too early to start thinking about next year's return.
June 22, 2020
12 Tax Deductions and Credits That Help You Pay for College
Tax Breaks

12 Tax Deductions and Credits That Help You Pay for College

Whether you're saving for college, currently paying tuition, or dealing with student loan debt, there's probably a tax break that can help your bottom…
June 12, 2020
Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits
credit & debt

Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits

If you haven’t used a card in awhile, make a small purchase with it to keep it open. It’s good for your credit score.
June 4, 2020
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Milliennials Face Their Second Recession
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Milliennials Face Their Second Recession

Forty percent of millennials say the pandemic will likely cause them to delay payments on their debts. Does that include you? Time to take action.
June 4, 2020

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8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
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8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to July 15, many people haven't filed their tax return yet. That also means there are a lot of tax refu…
June 2, 2020
8 Tips and Warnings on PPP Loan Forgiveness
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8 Tips and Warnings on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Not having to pay back Paycheck Protection Program loans is a huge benefit for small-business owners. But there are a lot of rules that must be follow…
June 1, 2020
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14 Bankruptcy Filings Chalked Up to COVID-19
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14 Bankruptcy Filings Chalked Up to COVID-19

Bankruptcy filings are piling higher in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we look at a number of companies that have been forced to seek out ba…
May 22, 2020
8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act
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8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act

Parts of the massive federal stimulus passed by the House of Representatives focus on workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle.
May 21, 2020
Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?
credit & debt

Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?

Kiplinger's contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to chat about the best rewards credit card picks for every ty…
May 18, 2020
10 Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy
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10 Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

If you're struggling to pay your bills and thinking about filing for bankruptcy, there are a few things you should know before taking that big step.
May 15, 2020
Reaching for a Lifeline
credit & debt

Reaching for a Lifeline

The theme of this issue is what to do about your money in the time of the coronavirus and a distressed economy.
May 8, 2020
The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans
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The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program rolled out with great fanfare to help save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. But something the IRS jus…
May 8, 2020
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Get Help With Your Bills
credit & debt

Get Help With Your Bills

Many lenders are offering breaks to borrowers hit by the coronavirus-fueled crisis.
May 7, 2020
Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?
credit & debt

Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

As long as your financial institution is federally insured, your deposits are protected — up to certain limits.
May 7, 2020
9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly
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9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is providing a $1,200 check for millions of Americans.
May 6, 2020
Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More
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Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More

The coronavirus pandemic is killing our economy, and millennials are being hit particularly hard.
May 6, 2020
Interest Rates at Zero
credit & debt

Interest Rates at Zero

Bankrate.com's Greg McBride joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey for a discussion on the repercussions of a prolonged period of low interest rat…
May 4, 2020
Yes, It Is Possible to File Bankruptcy on Student Loans
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Yes, It Is Possible to File Bankruptcy on Student Loans

Here's the story of one lawyer who did it herself. This strategy is not right for everyone, and there is a very high standard that must be met. But fo…
May 4, 2020
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The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You, 2020
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You, 2020

Our top picks offer cash back or points you can use to buy groceries and other everyday items -- or add to your rainy-day fund.
May 1, 2020
25 Blue Chips With Brawny Balance Sheets
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25 Blue Chips With Brawny Balance Sheets

In the midst of an economic scare as severe as this one, investors should look to blue-chip stocks to weather the storm.
April 30, 2020
3 Great Low-Rate Credit Cards
credit & debt

3 Great Low-Rate Credit Cards

If you're focused on finding a card with a minimal interest rate rather than one with stellar rewards, here are top contenders.
April 30, 2020
Spending Your Stimulus Check? Pay Yourself First
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Spending Your Stimulus Check? Pay Yourself First

Stimulus checks are hitting bank accounts, and many people already have plans for their money. But before you start spending, first take a closer look…
April 29, 2020
Bankruptcy Watch: 10 Retail Stocks at Growing Risk
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Bankruptcy Watch: 10 Retail Stocks at Growing Risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has gouged the retail industry. These 10 retail stocks have either been linked to possible bankruptcy filings or given off other…
April 28, 2020
13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous
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13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous

Becoming wealthy and staying that way takes a certain level of discipline.
April 21, 2020