Personal finance

andresr | E+ | Getty Images Covid-19 has disrupted tax and retirement planning for small-business owners, especially those who focused on saving their businesses from the pandemic’s fallout earlier this year. With some hard work, however, there is still time to get back on track by Dec. 31. Here’s a great example. After his business
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Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, right, and President Donald Trump during the presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent in next week’s election, have broadly diverging views on issues that would impact the personal finances
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US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden are seen during the final presidential debate. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Tuesday’s presidential election has been described as the most important in U.S. history. Investors may be wondering:
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answer a question during the second and final presidential debate at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22, 2020. Morry Gash | Pool | Reuters During the pandemic, federal student loan borrowers have been given a break
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The ads popped up on social media. Earn as much as 7% interest on your savings by opening an account with a new start-up. In this historically low interest rate environment — when the average savings account pays just 0.09% annual percentage yield — the offer might have sounded too good to be true. Many
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images Nearly anyone can hang out a shingle and just call themselves a financial advisor. To be sure, the terminology in the financial services industry can be very confusing to investors. There are advisors, brokers, broker-dealers, certified financial planners, chartered financial analysts and certified investment management analysts, investment advisors,
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Americans are experiencing three pandemics right now, according to wellness expert and best-selling author Deepak Chopra. The first is the Covid-19 pandemic and loss of life associated with the virus, he said. The second is the concurrent financial crisis hitting people across the country. “The third pandemic is anxiety and stress and fear of death,”
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Carson Noel, right, has been unemployed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Carson Noel Carson Noel is running out of options. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in early March, two full months of work he’d lined up as a freelance journeyman in live events disappeared. “For the past seven months, I’ve been living off
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