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The CARES Act Student Loan Relief Options: Who Benefits and How?

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced an extension of this relief through September 30, 2021. The CARES Act encompasses a number of provisions that offer relief for student loan borrowers. If you have a student loan, here’s what you need to know. 

Medical Risks Stabilize as Economy Continues to Improve

Over the past two weeks, the medical news began to deteriorate as cases of COVID-19 and positive test rates went back up. Concerns existed as to whether the worsening numbers were a signal of another surge of the pandemic. But recent medical and economic data indicate that a significant fourth wave is not occurring.

Here’s What You Should Know About Bitcoin

We’ve all seen the stories about bitcoin over the past few years—the triumphs and the pitfalls. For many investors, this cryptocurrency has raised a lot of questions and a lot of curiosity. Is bitcoin just a “scam” that will end in a meltdown? Or does it have the potential to revolutionize financial markets as we know them?

10 Reasons to Save for Retirement

We all know we should be saving for retirement. But, according to EBRI’s 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey, many Americans aren’t prepared. In fact, 79 percent of respondents said they plan to work in retirement! Of course, life gets in the way of taking action, and retirement seems so far off. But whether or not you’re prepared, it will be time to retire before you know it. Read on for 10 reasons to make saving for retirement a priority today.

Women and the Pandemic: Planning for a Healthy Financial Future

If you’re one of the many women whose lives and finances have been turned upside down by the pandemic, you might be struggling with what to do next. Fortunately, there are strategies to address your immediate concerns and help you plan for a healthy financial future.

Should You View Your House as an Investment?

Comparing housing appreciation to stock market returns over the past year.

 

Divorce Rates Spike During COVID Pandemic

Unlocking two myths about divorce that might help reduce stress.

Estate Planning Update: How the SECURE Act Affects IRA Beneficiaries

In December 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which is changing retirement and estate planning for many.

Enrolling in Medicare

The process for enrolling in Medicare is surprisingly easy. But before enrolling, you will need to make a choice about how you want your Medicare delivered. Unlike an employer’s health plan, you may have dozens of options from which to choose.

Retirement Strategies for Women to Consider

Clearly, most women will need to build up their own retirement savings if they wish to maintain a reasonable standard of living in their later years. Here are some strategies to consider to get started.