Biden Proposes a $1.9 Trillion Rescue Package. Here’s What You Could Get.

As part of his efforts to set an agenda in motion when he takes office, President-elect Joe R. Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion relief package to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the current economic dive. Some of the most notable points Biden addressed last night include expanded jobless benefits, rental assistance and a paid sick

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How to Protect Your Credit While in the Military

Around a third of active military service members in 2019 said they didn’t pay all their bills on time, and close to that number of military spouses said the same. Military service can require some serious financial planning. But many service members might not realize how joining the military impacts their credit—and how their credit… Read More

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Why Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Are Bad News Right Now

With mortgage interest rates as low as they are at the moment, you may be looking beyond fixed-rate options if you’re in the market to purchase a home or refinance an existing home loan. After all, while 30-year fixed mortgage rates are hovering around 2.75%, some adjustable-rate mortgages are in the very low 2% range. [&hellip

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Don’t Freak Out About the Recent Mortgage Rate ‘Spike’

Queue the panic. Mortgage rates have officially spiked and the media is all over it. Yep, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage increased from 2.65% to 2.79% this week, per Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater noted in the weekly news release that mortgage rates have been under pressure [&hellip

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2020 Could Be an Unprofitable Year for Rental Properties. Here’s How to Handle the Taxes

Economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis and civil unrest could cause many rental real estate properties to run up tax losses in 2020 and maybe beyond. This column covers the most important federal income tax questions and answers for rental property owners.

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Stimulus Acts and Student Loans: What You Need to Know about CARES, HEROES, and HEALS

As of February 2020, student loan debt in the United States reached a record total of $1.6 trillion. Many people are struggling to pay student loans and taking part in various deferment and other assistance programs. As COVID-19 and related shutdowns caused economic issues across the nation, the federal government passed the CARES Act, which… Read More

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