Don’t laugh at the poor souls who watched S&P 500 energy stocks crash 40% this year. You might be one of them — and not even know it. If you chased dividends, as many S&P 500 investors have for years, you likely own more energy than you think. And, if you’re tilted to value-priced stocks, like many…

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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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The SECURE Act has changed a lot of the retirement rules we’ve been living by for years. Take a look at the most significant changes and see how you might be affected. Like most legislation these days, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 has some good changes and some…

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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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FCC launches web page with coronavirus fraud safety tips Scammers out to make a quick buck during the coronavirus pandemic are using robocalls to tout bogus cures and fake test kits, the federal government warns. The illicit conduct — which also includes text messaging — has bad actors preying on people’s fears while anxiety over COVID-19 is…

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How households, businesses, taxes and more are affected by the package The stimulus package adds $27 billion to an emergency fund that could give a boost to dozens of projects by pharmaceutical companies and academic groups developing drugs and vaccines against coronavirus. Here, people carry donated boxes of N95 masks. PHOTO: JERRY HOLT/STAR TRIBUNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS The $2…

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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.…

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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…

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There are a number of hurdles to clear before you can claim an adult kid as a dependent. “To claim your child as your dependent, they must be under age 19 or a full-time student under age 24.”(GETTY IMAGES) MANY, IF NOT MOST, empty nesters are probably glad to have their adult children return to live…

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