Personal finance

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 9, 2020. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden ran on a platform that included proposals to shore up Social Security benefits while extending the program’s solvency. How his administration and the next Congress take shape will help determine just how many
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Jamie Grill | Blend Images | Getty Images Retirement savers appear to be taking advantage of relaxed rules around 401(k) withdrawals during the coronavirus pandemic. The typical 401(k) investor pulled $12,000 from their account in the form of a “coronavirus-related distribution,” according to a new Vanguard analysis of its client data. This figure represents the
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shapecharge | E+ | Getty Images Medicare beneficiaries who pay extra for coverage due to higher income should be aware that those monthly surcharges are creeping up for 2021. With the standard premium for Part B (which covers outpatient care) now set at $148.50 next year, those so-called income-related monthly adjustment amounts, or IRMAAs, will
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Grant McDonald, left, and Stephanie Freed, right, speak at the U.S. capitol on behalf of ExtendPUA.org, the grassroots campaign they started in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Stephanie Freed Stephanie Freed and Grant McDonald never thought they’d be running a grassroots campaign pushing for extended unemployment coverage. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Both New York
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People ride scooters past the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Erin Scott | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Federal Reserve said Thursday it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero for as long as it takes to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. In addition to
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A President Donald Trump and a former Vice President Joe Biden supporter converse before the Joe Biden Campaign Rally at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on March 7, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle Rivas | Getty Images As Americans cast their votes on Election Day, millions are still waiting for financial
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