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Government Extends Eviction Moratorium For 3 Months. Here's What Renters Should Do

Government Extends Eviction Moratorium For 3 Months. Here's What Renters Should Do

FINANCE | By Natalie Campisi | Apr 6, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given an 11th-hour reprieve to renters who had been facing the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium at the close of March.

4 Reasons To Save Beyond Emergency Savings

4 Reasons To Save Beyond Emergency Savings

FINANCE | Apr 5, 2021

Whether it's a stimulus check or some other type of windfall, it's smart to figure out how you best can put this money to use in terms of savings — beyond ensuring you've tucked away enough cash for emergencies.

How To Pay Your Taxes With A Credit Card In 2021

How To Pay Your Taxes With A Credit Card In 2021

FINANCE | By Holly Johnson and Chauncey Crail | Apr 3, 2021

Paying taxes with a credit card can be tricky but remains a reasonable option when done the "right" way.

How To File Your Taxes For Free

How To File Your Taxes For Free

FINANCE | By Ellen Chang | Apr 1, 2021

If you meet certain requirements, you can file your taxes for free using online software programs, or receive direct help from tax professionals who volunteer through a program sponsored by the IRS.

12 Common Contributions You Can Write Off On Your Taxes

12 Common Contributions You Can Write Off On Your Taxes

FINANCE | By Ellen Chang | Mar 31, 2021

Taxpayers may be able to take advantage of numerous contributions and deductions on their taxes each year that can help them pay a lower amount of taxes or receive a refund from the IRS.

What Is Synthetic Fraud?

What Is Synthetic Fraud?

FINANCE | By Chauncey Crail | Mar 30, 2021

Synthetic fraud is a complex form of identity theft in which a fraudster combines a stolen Social Security Number (SSN) with fake information to create a false identity.

Prepare for COVID Medical Bills This Year

Prepare for COVID Medical Bills This Year

FINANCE | By Amrita Jayakumar, NerdWallet | Mar 30, 2021

Testing and vaccination for the coronavirus is free thanks to laws passed last year. Treatment isn't, however, and may be about to get more expensive.

You Likely Won't Need To Amend Your Taxes To Claim Your $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break

You Likely Won't Need To Amend Your Taxes To Claim Your $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break

FINANCE | By Kemberley Washington | Mar 29, 2021

On March 11, President Joe Biden signed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package into law. It includes a tax break on up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits earned in 2020.

WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing Honored on New UK Bank Note

WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing Honored on New UK Bank Note

FINANCE | By Pan Pylas | Mar 25, 2021

The rainbow flag is flying proudly Thursday above the Bank of England in the heart of London's financial district to commemorate World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, the new face of Britain's 50-pound note.

How Can You Buy an Over-the-Counter Stock?

How Can You Buy an Over-the-Counter Stock?

FINANCE | Mar 23, 2021

In stock trading, "over the counter" refers to stock that gets purchased through a broker rather than on an exchange. But what does that actually mean?

Should You Redeem Your Credit Card Rewards To Pay With PayPal?

Should You Redeem Your Credit Card Rewards To Pay With PayPal?

FINANCE | By Robin Saks Frankel | Mar 19, 2021

Earning a big stash of points may no longer mean what it used to. Swank redemptions have given way to more practical uses. Issuers have increased the number of ways you can use your rewards.

The Witness Against You: Your Car

The Witness Against You: Your Car

FINANCE | By Ed Leefeldt | Mar 19, 2021

Insurance options such as usage-based car insurance use telematics to track and measure factors such as sudden acceleration and hard braking to help determine your insurance rate. But there are pitfalls.

How Much Cash Should You Keep In The Bank?

How Much Cash Should You Keep In The Bank?

FINANCE | By Rebecca Lake | Mar 18, 2021

How much money should you keep in checking and savings? Is it possible to have too much cash in the bank? Finding the right balance is key to managing your bank accounts.

How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed?

How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed?

FINANCE | By David Rodeck | Mar 17, 2021

Crypto taxes treat cryptocurrency as a capital asset, rather than a currency. This decision has major ramifications and can involve complicated taxes.

More Americans Are Paying Their Bank-Issued Credit Cards On Time. What Does This Mean For You?

More Americans Are Paying Their Bank-Issued Credit Cards On Time. What Does This Mean For You?

FINANCE | By Ben Gran | Mar 16, 2021

A recent report from the American Bankers Association found that credit card delinquencies are at an all-time low. This matters, because it's a measure of consumers' economic health.

Democrats Bank on Relief Aid to Win Back Wary Working Class

Democrats Bank on Relief Aid to Win Back Wary Working Class

FINANCE | By Will Weissert | Mar 14, 2021

Biden and his party are hoping that by muscling through passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and economic stimulus bill — with benefits heavily weighted toward lower- and middle-income Americans — they can win them back.

Explainer: What's this Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

Explainer: What's this Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

FINANCE | By Kelvin Chan | Mar 13, 2021

A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly $70 million.

IRS Says New Round of COVID Relief Payments on the Way

IRS Says New Round of COVID Relief Payments on the Way

FINANCE | By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 13, 2021

Along with daylight saving time, this weekend could bring Americans fatter bank balances.

5 Personal Loan Requirements To Know Before Applying

5 Personal Loan Requirements To Know Before Applying

FINANCE | By Kiah Treece | Mar 12, 2021

Before you start shopping for a loan, familiarize yourself with the common qualifications you'll need to meet and the documentation you'll need to provide.

Unsecured Loan: What It Is, How It Works, & How To Get One

Unsecured Loan: What It Is, How It Works, & How To Get One

FINANCE | By Kiah Treece | Mar 11, 2021

If you need to finance an upcoming project, unexpected expenses or even tuition, unsecured loans can help you get financing without pledging collateral like your home.

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