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Coronavirus: Personal Finance

Covid-19 prompted the government to send Americans unprecedented financial help. How that could shape future aid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images Millions of Americans have received some form of financial support from the government to help them get through the Covid-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has prompted the federal government to send three sets of......

These resources can help you teach your kids about money

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty Images Much has been said about the importance of teaching your children about money. Yet you may not know where to start or even feel like you know enough about finances yourself. “Many parents avoid......

Consumer protection group proposes rule to prevent foreclosures until 2022

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Monday to prevent a wave of foreclosures this fall, when certain Covid-era protections for homeowners are set to expire. The proposal, which would need final approval, generally prohibits mortgage servicers from initiating foreclosure proceedings against delinquent borrowers until after Dec. 31, 2021.......

Employees could be heading back to the office sooner than they think

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The days of working from home may numbered. While some companies, including JPMorgan Chase, Salesforce and PricewaterhouseCoopers, are dumping office space, others are ramping up their return-to-work plans.   Just this week, Google, one of the first major U.S. companies......

Most evictions are banned through June. What you need to know

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Scott Heins | Getty Images News | Getty Images What does the ban do? Under the moratorium, most tenants struggling to pay their rent amid the pandemic cannot be evicted through June 30. Who’s eligible? No-Mad | iStock | Getty Images Eligibility can be met in a few ways. If you......

Covid masks and hand sanitizer can get you a tax break, IRS says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Luis Alvarez | DigitalVision | Getty Images Americans can get a tax break this filing season for masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and other personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the IRS announced Friday. The tax code......

Moving? Here’s how much you need to earn to afford a house

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For those who can afford it, the coronavirus crisis has caused a home-buying frenzy. In the last year, 1 in 20 adults moved, either permanently or temporarily, from where they were living due to the Covid outbreak, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center. Not everyone is heading from the......

Equal Pay Day highlights a $1 million salary shortfall for some women amid Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wednesday is Equal Pay Day, a reminder of the persistent income inequality between men and women. Currently, women earn just 82 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the National Women’s......

Covid cases could spike if eviction ban is allowed to lapse, experts warn

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Protesters gather at a rally in support of bills and legislation to block evictions in Massachusetts for up to a year. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images The country’s attempts to get the coronavirus pandemic under control could be undermined by the upcoming expiration of the national ban......

Lawmakers call for prompt payment of $1,400 stimulus checks to Social Security beneficiaries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seniors, who are 65 and over, wait in line at the Department of Health Sarasota COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. January 4, 2021. Octavio Jones | Reuters As $1,400 Covid stimulus checks go out, some lawmakers are expressing......

This woman said she made a fortune by age 27 and lost everything in 2008. Here’s how she revived her life

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Patrice Washington started her career before graduating college. The USC grad became a real estate broker while juggling classes and homework during her senior year.  After graduating in 2003, Washington opened her own boutique real estate and mortgage brokerage. She......

The national eviction ban is set to expire at the end of March. The CDC likely will extend it

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. Catherine Falls Commercial | Moment | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be moving to extend the national eviction moratorium that has been in effect since September and is now scheduled to expire at the end of March. The CDC has sent a proposal to......

Extra $300 unemployment benefits may not arrive until April or later, says Labor Department

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here IronHeart | Moment | Getty Images Extra unemployment benefits offered by the American Rescue Plan may not arrive until mid-April or later, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday. The $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, which President Joe Biden signed......

Fewer kids are going to college because they say it costs too much

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here College dreams are not what they used to be. Up until this year, high school senior Jason Neuharth, 18, was set on attending a technical school in his home state of Minnesota. “I was adamant on going to college —......

More than $45 billion in rental assistance is now available. Here’s what you need to know about applying

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here tupungato | iStock | Getty Images Am I eligible? To qualify, at least one member in your household has to be eligible for unemployment benefits or attest in writing that they’ve lost income or incurred significant expenses due to the......

What to know about unemployment benefits in the American Rescue Plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Robert Knopes/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is almost law — meaning additional unemployment benefits for millions of workers should soon be on the way. The Covid relief bill, passed Saturday by the......

Here’s what Gen Z and millennial investors need to do to make money in the stock market

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Most Americans do not have investments beyond their 401(k)s and IRAs. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults do not own stocks, bonds or mutual funds apart from their retirement accounts, according to a 2020 survey conducted by Pew Research Center. But......

$1,400 stimulus check or unemployment tax relief? American Rescue Plan creates a real tax headache for the jobless

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan has inadvertently created a conundrum for the unemployed this tax season. The pandemic aid measure, which passed the Senate on Saturday, offers......

Millions of Americans are moving to the suburbs. Here’s how much you need to earn to buy a house

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As the country went under lockdown, Americans were on the move. Over the last year, 1 in 20 adults moved from where they were living either permanently or temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center. Most cited financial reasons for relocating,......

More than $45 billion in rental assistance could soon be available. Here’s how to apply

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tupungato | iStock | Getty Images Between the federal stimulus package passed in December and the one making its way through Congress, there could soon be more than $45 billion in financial assistance available to those who’ve fallen behind on their rent. All states have already been allocated funds from......

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