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Suze Orman on women, money and surviving the pandemic

Women are bearing a tremendous financial burden during the pandemic, primarily because of leaving the workforce, by choice or by force. The Associated Press spoke with Suze Orman, p...

'Mom, can I buy stocks?' GameStop provides teachable moment

The recent GameStop frenzy provided what parents and educators call a teachable moment — an opportunity that presents itself to lend a little insight. So what is the best way for pa...

Lost a job or income? Don't lose access to key tax credits

Americans who lost their job or some of their income in 2020 should pay attention to a new, one-time provision that ensures they don't lose access to valuable tax credits as well. T...

Taxing time: How the pandemic will affect filing your taxes

Tax filing season will start a bit later this year and look a bit different too. That’s because the pandemic that defined 2020 has seeped into tax time too. If you worked from home, received a relief ...

Attacks on individuals fall as cybercrime shifts tactics

Cybercriminals shifted away from stealing individual consumers' information in 2020 to focus on bigger, more profitable attacks on businesses, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Ce...

Consumer financial-hardship agreements slow but remain high

Credit reporting agency TransUnion has found that nearly 3% of common consumer debts were in financial-hardship status at the end of 2020, illustrating that many Americans are struggling to get by fin...

IRS gets more relief payments out after delays

The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers. The government began distributing the payments, worth $600 per elig...

Didn't get your relief payment yet? You aren't alone

Didn't get your second relief check yet? You aren't alone. While the IRS and Treasury have distributed the bulk of the anticipated $164 million in second-round of relief payments fo...

Some taxpayers find relief payments sent to wrong account

A number of taxpayers who use tax preparation services, such as H&R Block and TurboTax, say their second relief payments were sent to the incorrect bank account, forcing them to wait longer for th...

Like everything else 2020, taxes will be like no other year

It’s the time of year to start thinking about taxes — but the upcoming filing season is going to be a bit trickier for many Americans due to rampant unemployment, working from home and general upheava...

As some pandemic aid ends, what's next for hurting Americans

Americans who struggled through 2020 could face more hardship in the year ahead as pandemic related payments and protections come to an end. Expanded unemployment benefits will cease...

Credit counseling CEO discusses aid in the time of pandemic

Rebecca Steele is the president and CEO of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the largest nonprofit financial counseling organization in the U.S. NFCC aims to help Ameri...

Investors encounter trading issues at some brokerages

Investors ran into trading difficulties Monday as several leading brokerage firms experienced technical issues that limited user access. The issues arose as the S&P 500 surged a...

Keeping your credit profile healthy during a pandemic

Credit may not be top of mind for many consumers these days. But as the pandemic and its associated economic woes drag on, they may want to give it some attention. COVID AND CREDIT ...

Older workers face higher unemployment than midcareer peers

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday from the New School. The pandemic h...