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  • Getting COVID-19 Is Putting Americans On The Brink Of Economic Crisis

    Getting COVID-19 Is Putting Americans On The Brink Of Economic Crisis

    Contracting COVID-19 is putting already financially stressed Americans on the brink of economic disaster. And the rest of the country isn’t that far behind. Of the Americans who’ve contracted COVID-19, 63% are facing serious financial problems, according to a survey released Wednesday morning from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard University’s T.H. Chan […] More

  • Is Covid-19 Making College Towns Unsafe To Retire In?

    Is Covid-19 Making College Towns Unsafe To Retire In?

    By Diane Eastabrook, Next Avenue Contributor Blue and Bill Reeves, of Starkville, Miss., and friends Courtesy of Blue and Bill Reeves Autumn is making its way into State College, Pa. home to Penn State University. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler and trees are beginning to burst with color. But for local retiree […] More

  • Stimulus Bill Before Election Day? Unlikely, Wall Street Says

    Stimulus Bill Before Election Day? Unlikely, Wall Street Says

    Topline Wall Street analysts warn that the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—and the ensuing battle over her successor—will engulf Washington and further decrease the likelihood of another fiscal stimulus bill to help the economy recover from the coronavirus recession. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate […] More

  • What You Gain, and Sacrifice, When You Move Back In With Parents

    What You Gain, and Sacrifice, When You Move Back In With Parents

    After saving up for a place of their own, and setting off on a year of travel around the world, 29-year-old Andrea Martinez Allen and her husband, Nick Allen, thought their days living with family were numbered. Then came the pandemic. When Covid-19 abruptly canceled their trip and brought them back to San Francisco this […] More

  • How Will The Coronavirus Impact Your Finances?

    How Will The Coronavirus Impact Your Finances?

    Will COVID help or hurt your finances? Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess and Peta Murgatroyd are seen … [+] arriving at ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Studios on September 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by fupp/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) GC Images The impact of the Coronavirus on people’s finances may vary, depending on who you speak with. […] More

  • A Stakeholder Commission Correctly Diagnoses The Problems With Nursing Homes and Covid-19, But Soft-Peddles The Solutions

    A Stakeholder Commission Correctly Diagnoses The Problems With Nursing Homes and Covid-19, But Soft-Peddles The Solutions

    Charlie Campbell accompanies his mom Dorothy Campbell to see her husband Gene Campbell through his … [+] room window at the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images A national Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has identified more than […] More

  • Loveholidays and On The Beach quit trade body ABTA - what it means for you

    Loveholidays and On The Beach quit trade body ABTA

    If you believe you’re owed a refund for a cancelled trip, here’s what to try – though if you’ve already requested a refund and are in dispute, you can skip through the first couple of steps: 1) Consider first if you’re happy with a credit note instead of a cash refund, as some are now […] More

  • Last Chance For Covid-19-Related 401(K) Loans: September 22

    Last Chance For Covid-19-Related 401(K) Loans: September 22

    Using your 401(k) as an emergency savings account is risky. getty Congress loosened the rules for taking money out of retirement accounts for those adversely affected by Covid-19, but even though the pandemic is still raging, there’s a deadline coming up for taking enhanced loans: It’s September 22. The deadline for taking 401(k) or IRA […] More

  • Gap Years For College Students Can Increase Job Prospects, Study Shows

    Gap Years For College Students Can Increase Job Prospects, Study Shows

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school isn’t taking a traditional route, and going off course for a … [+] year can help preserve the coveted college experience that high school seniors look forward to. getty I’ve posted in the past about why 2020 may be the perfect year to take a year off from college. […] More

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