Personal finance

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacts while giving a speech during a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman | Getty Images The 2020 presidential election could be a make it or break it moment for Social Security. The reason: Social Security’s funding, already on
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Getty Images Saving for retirement is crucial. Yet trying to figure out the best retirement plan may leave many people confused. You may have the option to contribute to an employer-sponsored plan, like a 401(k) plan. There are also individual retirement accounts: the traditional, into which contributions are made pre-tax, and Roth IRAs, in which
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Democrats and Republicans still haven’t reached a deal on another stimulus package. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images It’s a scary time for millions of Americans as Congress is still unable to reach a compromise on a stimulus package that could include another round of direct payments and more unemployment benefits.  Jobless rates are still high,
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With the fall semester just underway, and cases of coronavirus rising at colleges across the country, one school after another is pivoting to distance learning. That doesn’t sit well with students who signed up for — and paid for — on-campus instruction. Although Virginia Commonwealth University adopted a hybrid approach with a combination of in-person and
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Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images Open enrollment for health insurance is around the corner. That means if you’re shopping on your own for medical coverage, be on guard. New research from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that some insurance agents engaged in potentially deceptive sales practices when marketing health care coverage. From
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced a resolution Thursday that would broadly cancel federal student loan debt due to the coronavirus crisis.   The resolution calls on President Donald Trump to take executive action to forgive up to $50,000 in debt for borrowers. The economic aftermath from the pandemic, which
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Sarah Casillas | DigitalVision | Getty Images The IRS has a message for about 9 million Americans: You could still be eligible for a $1,200 stimulus check. The government has sent out about 160 million stimulus checks since legislation authorized those payments in the spring. Still, millions of Americans have yet to receive any money
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A Utah County Election office employee puts mail-in ballots into a container to register the vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 midterm elections in Provo, Utah. George Frey | Getty Images News | Getty Images As we approach the Nov. 3 presidential election, Americans living overseas question if they can vote and whether they should
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Getty Images Working parents are feeling the sting of the coronavirus pandemic — and it’s hitting women especially hard. School shutdowns have left many trying to juggle work, childcare and helping their kids with distant learning. Since the crisis began,  40% of working parents have had to change their employment situation, according to a new
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The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero for as long as it takes to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. The Fed said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will “weigh heavily” on the near-term outlook and poses “considerable risks” for the medium term. In addition to holding rates near rock bottom, the
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Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky. John Sommers II/Getty Images Americans who are hoping for more financial assistance may have to wait until after the November election before Congress can strike a deal. Yet experts say continued financial assistance
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