Under the pandemic relief program, taxpayers can deduct up to $300, even if they take the standard deduction. And even if $300 doesn’t sound like much, it’s “a big deal” to the needy.
The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.
Millions lost their insurance, along with their jobs, during the pandemic. But many people are eligible for financial help.
The pandemic has shown the need for a financial cushion. Now, some companies are offering programs that automatically deduct money from paychecks.
No matter who wins the presidency, a lot of people are going to be disappointed. Maybe even scared. But it’s no time to act rashly.
It may be tempting, one economist says, to think that if your side wins, the economy will be all right. But no matter who wins, it may not be as good or as bad as you think.
The money grows tax free, and can act as a sort of 401(k) for future health needs if invested. But just 6 percent of account holders do invest the savings.
With few avenues for spending and big purchases on hold, many Americans are saving more and paying off debts, helped by loan deferrals and relief aid.
The tech giant, which is preparing for a mega I.P.O., has transformed personal finance in China. Regulators have taken notice.
It’s a tough moment for big decisions. Think more about what you’ll want in three years — and not just three months, when we’ll still be shut in.
Costs are expected to rise about 4 to 5 percent, in line with increases in recent years, as employers seek to avoid adding to their workers’ stress.
Haley Messner and Tanner Cemper had obstacles to overcome before they could marry. First came their financial issues, then they had to deal with a pandemic.
Schools offering in-person teaching are seeing a rise in applications — even when tuition is $50,000 a year or more.
Yes, you need to do some math if you want to handle your finances well. But don’t forget your heart. Two new books show you how to use both.
More need-based financial aid is available for the affluent than you might expect.
The reason has little to do with money. Family and community ties keep them from leaving their state.
Pay-advance apps have been downloaded millions of times, and more employers are offering them as benefits to workers who need cash.
The new FAFSA form, which is out on Thursday, requires last year’s tax data. But families that have lost income this year may need to take extra steps to qualify for help.
No one knows the outcome of the presidential race or how Congress could adjust the tax code next year. But there are changes taxpayers can make now, financial advisers say.
With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low, home buyers are benefiting. But savers? Their average interest rate is just 0.05 percent.
Early indications are promising. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias.
Gunslinging young investors are making stock ownership seem like a terrible idea for novices. But owning equities, with limits and guardrails, can teach kids plenty.
Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash.
An author seeks to prompt critical thinking about money and the status and power that are accrued from it. Several experts offered their own take.
Eager to avoid public transit and Uber, and to save money, buyers are emptying dealerships.
Riding out the pandemic with family presents the perfect chance to lay it all out: priorities, account balances, end-of-life directives.
Funds in 529 plans grow tax free and can be withdrawn tax free if they’re spent on eligible education expenses. But there is some fine print.
A Trump administration order could allow many renters to avoid eviction through Dec. 31. We answer renters’ questions here.
Impact investments are outperforming traditional bets in the coronavirus crisis, which may be a turning point for wealthy investors looking to generate change.
Each year, we ask high school seniors to send us college application essays that touch on money, work or social class. Here are four from this year’s incoming college freshmen.
The payment platform, in partnership with Synchrony Bank, offers a way to pay tuition at for-profit schools — at terms that are being called “predatory.”
Concierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.
After the pandemic forced parents to revise summer plans, interest surged in a virtual program called Girls With Impact, which aims to teach financial literacy.
Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some of the measures will almost certainly be challenged in court. Or they may become moot if Congress reaches a deal.
A federal supplement to jobless pay was a lifeline for millions and for the economy. Its cutoff, even if temporary, may have lasting consequences.
Banks have tightened standards, becoming more choosy about their borrowers and asking a lot of questions.
The pandemic has changed the way we budget. Here’s some advice to get back on track.
Interest in fractional investments has grown as the pandemic has forced more people to spend time at home, but advisers say the strategy has risks.
A supplement to unemployment benefits is at an end, and Congress is deadlocked over new aid. For some, that means hunger, evictions or bankruptcies.
New financial hardships may be hitting those closest to you. It doesn’t have to be awkward.
As older adults face mortality during the pandemic, lawyers and wealth advisers are using color-coded documents and flowcharts to help them understand estate planning.
A weekly supplement has helped the jobless to pay their bills and cushioned the economy. As it expires, Congress will determine what comes next.
Once federal benefits dry up, highly indebted consumers could be forced to file.
As homeowners rethink their surroundings and rush to relocate, companies are offering creative ways to help ease a fraught process.
States run SNAP, and many students and older people don’t realize they’re eligible. Without more federal support, millions more may qualify.
A new standard established by the Securities and Exchange Commission may sound better than it actually is, consumer advocates say.
“It’s just like April 15, but in July.” Here’s what you need to know. And if you’re owed a refund, be prepared to wait: The I.R.S. has a huge backlog.
These expenses always eat away at savings balances, but as the pandemic drags on, savers should be especially aware of how to keep them down.
In a stunning defeat for the president, the Supreme Court ruled against his claims that he was immune to an examination of his finances.
A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.