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Governors Plead for Food Stamp Flexibility Amid Pandemic

Governors Plead for Food Stamp Flexibility Amid Pandemic

By Astrid Galvan and Ashraf Khalil | Apr 6
Buying groceries online — which many Americans are doing to drastically reduce how often they leave their homes — is only open to SNAP recipients in six U.S. states.

State Unemployment Systems Tested by surge of Applicants

State Unemployment Systems Tested by surge of Applicants

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Apr 5
Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief.

What You Need to Do to Get Your Government Stimulus Check

What You Need to Do to Get Your Government Stimulus Check

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Apr 5
Most people don't need to do anything to get the money. But some populations who don't typically file returns — including senior citizens and low-income people — may be confused.

Millennial Money: How to Handle, and Head Off, A Tax Bill

Millennial Money: How to Handle, and Head Off, A Tax Bill

By Sean Pyles | Apr 5
Tax season can be a windfall or a wipeout for your budget. Which camp you fall into likely depends on whether you get a refund — or a tax bill — from the IRS.

What to Do When the Coronavirus Crisis Delays Your Wedding

What to Do When the Coronavirus Crisis Delays Your Wedding

By Valerie Lai, NerdWallet | Apr 5
Now that most Americans have been ordered to stay at home and avoid nonessential travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many couples have had to abruptly postpone their special day, while many others are in limbo, unsure of how to proceed.

Drop in Sales Mean Powerball Jackpots Will Get Even Smaller

Drop in Sales Mean Powerball Jackpots Will Get Even Smaller

Apr 5
Look for Powerball jackpots to get even smaller as the new coronavirus keeps more people at home, not out buying lottery tickets, officials said Thursday.

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Help with Coronavirus Job Cuts

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Help with Coronavirus Job Cuts

By Tom Murphy | Apr 4
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Bleak U.S. Jobs Report Likely Portends Even Deeper Losses

A Bleak U.S. Jobs Report Likely Portends Even Deeper Losses

By Christopher Rugaber | Apr 4
A grim snapshot of the U.S. job market's sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report that employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs last month because of the viral outbreak.

Liz Weston: How to Create A Retirement Paycheck that Lasts

Liz Weston: How to Create A Retirement Paycheck that Lasts

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Apr 4
Financial planners use powerful software to model various ways to tap retirement funds. I kicked the tires on a few of these products and found they were pretty impressive — but not foolproof.

Why Rich Students Get More Financial Aid Than Poor Ones

Why Rich Students Get More Financial Aid Than Poor Ones

By Anna Helhoski, NerdWallet | Apr 4
Colleges are increasingly spending more to woo affluent students with scholarships, and it's leaving those who need aid the most with fewer resources to afford college.

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