If you’re worried about losing your job or seeing your income fall (or if you’re just bored!), there’s no better time than now to do all you can to solidify your finances. Getty Images The coronavirus has completely changed our everyday routines. Many people are working from home instead driving to the office and have…

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Will COVID-19 deepen the retirement crisis? Yes and no — here’s how   The coronavirus crisis may worsen an already impending retirement crisis. Getty Images   Remember when Americans struggled to save for retirement because they were juggling high housing costs, student loan payments, credit card debt and scanty access to workplace savings? Add in…

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How to assess your financial health Nearly 17 million people have become unemployed in the last month as a result of coronavirus-linked shutdowns and slowdowns. It’s a scenario that could be detrimental to anyone’s finances, especially if they’re nearing retirement. At least 1.2 million people age 55 and older were unemployed in March, up from…

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The federal government is providing stimulus checks to Americans in the coming weeks. GETTY Editor’s note: The portion of this story related to claiming the stimulus payment based on you 2020 income has been clarified to make it clear that if you don’t get a check now, but qualify for a payment based on your…

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A depressed market intersecting with the ongoing pandemic and current tax laws has given rise to potential tax benefits for those interested in reviewing their estate plans. The number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 900,000 on Wednesday—with more than 200,000 known infections, and a death toll that has quadrupled over the last week just in the United States. The health…

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Recent fears of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has the American people and the markets on edge. We’ve seen significant market dips as the world tries to get a grasp on the situation, and the ongoing uncertainty and unending media coverage can make even the most confident individuals start to be concerned whether a recession is…

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The Story While you’re doing your part to help flatten the curve (and catching up on TV you’ve missed since 2015), try kicking your savings into high gear. Tell me more. Uncertain times like these are why emergency funds are a thing. They can save the day if you lose your income or get an unexpected bill. Spend some…

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