Personal Finance Daily: 25% of U.S. workers fear they’ll lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Social Security recipients with kids won’t want to miss this stimulus-check deadline

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‘Creditors may view stimulus payments as an opportunity to seize money’ — 5 ways to protect your stimulus check

‘Millions of Americans have court judgments against them,’ says Lauren Saunders, an associate director at the National Consumer Law Center.

‘My wife and I earn $90K. The government needs to discriminate between the needy and the merely unfortunate. I’m giving my $1,200 stimulus check away’

‘Are there funds in my city to help laid off workers? Funds to help small business owners pay their rent? I’m going to find out.

‘My dad claimed me as a dependent on his 2018 return. I haven’t filed my 2019 return. Can I still claim $1,200?’ Answers to your stimulus check questions (Part 2)

Tax Guy answers reader questions about the $1,200 payments many Americans will receive under the CARES Act.

‘On IRS Form 1040, I accidentally checked the box saying I could be claimed as a dependent. Will I receive $1,200?’ Answers to your stimulus check questions (Part 3)

Tax Guy answers more reader questions about the $1,200 payments many Americans will receive under the CARES Act.

Gallup: 25% of U.S. workers fear they’ll lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic

With an additional 22 million Americans claiming unemployment benefits, the COVID-19 pandemic has erased nearly all the jobs gains of the last decade.

Thinking about a new job after coronavirus? Don’t make this giant mistake

How to properly vet your prospective employer before you say yes.

Air quality worsens as EPA rules can’t keep up with climate change, says American Lung Association

Nearly 9 million more people this year than last year are breathing unhealthy air despite decades of declines in the overall amount of air pollution.

Social Security recipients with kids won’t want to miss this stimulus-check deadline

The stimulus bill pays $500 per qualifying child, but some people need to give the IRS information to get the money this year.

Existing-home sales slump 8.5% in March — but the worst is yet to come as the coronavirus hits the U.S. housing market

Sales slowed in March before most states were under stay-at-home orders, suggesting even slower sales activity will be reflected in the data in future months.

3 million Americans skip mortgage payments, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cut mortgage servicers a break

As of April 12, nearly 6% of all mortgages nationwide were in forbearance.

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International business will be an early victim of coronavirus as governments take greater control of their economies

COVID-19 has exposed a fundamental weakness of the U.S. and world economies, writes Satyajit Das.

Senate approves deal expanding aid for small businesses, hospitals hit by coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a nearly $500 billion aid package for small businesses and hospitals hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, setting up a vote in the House of Representatives as President Donald Trump threw his support behind the measure.

One $1,200 stimulus check won’t cut it. Give Americans $2,000 a month tax-free to fire up the economy

Emergency Money for the People Act covers what the CARES Act missed, writes Rep. Tim Ryan.

Bernie Sanders still has $16.2 million in campaign cash — here’s what he can do with the money

Bernie Sanders this month became the last politician to drop out of the Democratic presidential race, leaving Joe Biden as the last man standing. Every departure triggers a financial question: What to do with any money left from the campaign?

It’s time to consider what kind of government Joe Biden would surround himself with

As president, Joe Biden would want to right the helm and project a calm, steady-as-she-goes stability as the U.S. recovers from the pandemic and recession.

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