Personal finance

zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images The stimulus stalemate has pitted Democrats and Republicans against each other on Capitol Hill. But another issue — Social Security and its ability to pay retirement, disability, survivor and other benefits into the future — has also created a rift between leaders of the two parties. Congressional lawmakers gathered
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Food banks in the Orlando, Florida, area face continued demand as unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic persists. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images States are starting to run out of funding for enhanced unemployment benefits, leaving millions of workers without additional aid as hopes for more stimulus dwindle. At least nine states — including Alabama, Arizona,
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Scott Heins | Getty Images News | Getty Images Mom-and-pop landlords are in a worse financial position relative to their higher-earning peers as unemployment remains elevated and Americans continue to struggle to pay rent, according to a new analysis. Roughly a third of individual landlords who own residential property are from low- to moderate-income households
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacts while giving a speech during a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman | Getty Images The 2020 presidential election could be a make it or break it moment for Social Security. The reason: Social Security’s funding, already on
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Getty Images Saving for retirement is crucial. Yet trying to figure out the best retirement plan may leave many people confused. You may have the option to contribute to an employer-sponsored plan, like a 401(k) plan. There are also individual retirement accounts: the traditional, into which contributions are made pre-tax, and Roth IRAs, in which
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Democrats and Republicans still haven’t reached a deal on another stimulus package. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images It’s a scary time for millions of Americans as Congress is still unable to reach a compromise on a stimulus package that could include another round of direct payments and more unemployment benefits.  Jobless rates are still high,
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