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Calculate how much you’ll get from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks

By GRA News Blog | April 8, 2020 |

Over 80 percent of American adults will receive a payment The U.S. government is about to send checks — or direct deposits — to most Americans to help people survive financially as much of the economy shuts down in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Bipartisan legislation signed into law by President Trump would…

A Pandemic Is Not the Time to Sever the Ties That Bind Generations

By GRA News Blog | March 20, 2020

An Influencer in Aging on unity during the time of COVID-19 It’s too early to know if social isolation or the coronavirus (COVID-19) will kill more older adults in the long run. A heightened awareness of how a lack of social connection negatively impacts individuals as they age, and their networks diminish, has fueled a significant interest…

Common-sense investing insights we forget during stock-market panics

By GRA News Blog | March 20, 2020

Many people seem to invest rationally, until the going gets tough. Then we often throw our reasoning out the window while making a mad dash for the exits. It shouldn’t be like that. Here are some common-sense reminders that are worth heeding during volatile stretches in the stock market like now, with coronavirus anxiety seemingly everywhere.…

10 Financial And Estate Planning Matters To Think About During This Crisis

By GRA News Blog | March 19, 2020

Positive steps we can all take to protect our financial wellness during this season of uncertainty  GETTY As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there are some non-investing matters we should consider in order to protect our families and financial well-being. Here are ten ideas to think about: Durable and Heath Care Powers of…

Paid leave, unemployment assistance: What the federal government is doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic

By GRA News Blog | March 19, 2020

Updated 3/18/2020 at 4:30 p.m.: This post was updated throughout on Wednesday. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is considering a slew of legislation and executive orders to respond to a crisis that has upended life in the United States and countries around the world. Some of the biggest policy proposals…

Lessons From Italy’s Hospital Meltdown. ‘Every Day You Lose, the Contagion Gets Worse.’

By GRA News Blog | March 18, 2020

The coronavirus is pushing a wealthy region with high-tech health care toward a humanitarian disaster Ambulances here have stopped using sirens. The frequent blaring only adds to local fears. Besides, there are few other vehicles on the road in Italy’s national lockdown. Most are headed to the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, a large, modern hospital…

When market drops, play long game with retirement savings

By GRA News Blog | March 16, 2020

The stock market went on a punishing roller coaster ride this week, suffering its largest one-day drop in more than 30 years Thursday on concerns that the spread of COVID-19 will hit the global economy hard   FILE – In this Thursday, March 12, 2020, file photo, a board above the trading floor of the…

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

By gregoryricks | March 16, 2020

People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk. Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to…

How the stock market has performed during past viral outbreaks, as coronavirus spreads to Italy and Iran

By GRA News Blog | March 13, 2020

There are now 79,407 cases of COVID-19 in 32 countries and 2,622 deaths U.S. equity markets have experienced turbulent trade recently as investors keep watch of a deadly viral outbreak of COVID-19 in China. There are now 79,407 cases of COVID-19 in 32 countries and 2,622 deaths, according to the most recent reports. However, gauged by…

How to Pay Off Your Debt in Retirement

By GRA News Blog | March 13, 2020

7 ideas to get that albatross off your neck Credit: Adobe While stepping into retirement might mean walking away from a job, many Americans are dragging financial baggage into this next stage: debt. In recent years, the amount of debt retirees carry has grown, and the numbers are troubling from both a monetary and emotional…

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

By GRA News Blog | March 12, 2020

Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When? Updated on 3/12/2020. Now reflects an update on containment vs. mitigation strategies. Translations at the bottom. This article has received 7 million views in the last 24h. With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision…

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