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Liz Weston: Find Free, Solid Money Advice in Uncertain Times

Liz Weston: Find Free, Solid Money Advice in Uncertain Times

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 31
If you have money questions — and who among us doesn't right now? — there are plenty of people willing to offer advice: friends, relatives and random strangers on the internet.

Millennial Money: Put Off Debt Payments to Start Saving Now

Millennial Money: Put Off Debt Payments to Start Saving Now

By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | May 30
It's our new normal: Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed or on a reduced income. We're social distancing and spending more time at home. But one thing hasn't changed — debts still have due dates.

White House Punts Economic Update As Election Draws Near

White House Punts Economic Update As Election Draws Near

By Andrew Taylor, Josh Boak, and Aamer Madhani | May 30
The White House has taken the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration's election-year anxiety.

Powell: Fed to Soon Begin 'Challenging' Main Street Lending

Powell: Fed to Soon Begin 'Challenging' Main Street Lending

By Christopher Rugaber | May 30
The Fed's Main Street Lending is geared toward medium-sized companies that are too large for the government's small business lending program and too small to sell bonds or stock.

Europe's Social Welfare Net Shows Signs of Wear from Virus

Europe's Social Welfare Net Shows Signs of Wear from Virus

By Angela Charlton, Colleen Barry, and Nick Perry | May 30
Europe's extensive social welfare net was showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus.

Job Losses Continue to Mount in U.S. Despite Reopenings

Job Losses Continue to Mount in U.S. Despite Reopenings

By Christopher Rugaber | May 29
The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country.

Many More Likely Sought U.S. Jobless Aid Even As Layoffs Slow

Many More Likely Sought U.S. Jobless Aid Even As Layoffs Slow

By Christopher Rugaber | May 28
Even with companies calling some laid-off employees back to work, millions more likely filed for unemployment benefits last week.

AP Fact Check: Trump Falsely Blames Obama for Pricey Drugs

AP Fact Check: Trump Falsely Blames Obama for Pricey Drugs

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 28
President Donald Trump asserted Tuesday at a White House Rose Garden event that "Obamacare" raised prescription drug costs for older people — the opposite is true.

Liz Weston: Should Seniors Consider A Reverse Mortgage Now?

Liz Weston: Should Seniors Consider A Reverse Mortgage Now?

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 27
A reverse mortgage could be exactly the right tool at the right time. Or it could be an expensive mistake. It's important to understand exactly how these loans work and to explore alternatives before you commit.

Virus Diary: Finding A Surprising Source of Support in An Ex

Virus Diary: Finding A Surprising Source of Support in An Ex

By Holly Ramer | May 27
Embarrassing to admit but oddly comforting: My ex-husband's husband and I share a slight crush on our state epidemiologist.

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