How to Recognize a COVID-19 Scam

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Online scams have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and new kinds are popping up. Scammers tend to target older adults, especially those more vulnerable to the virus. Many scams use fear and panic to make the victim act quickly without thinking first. That’s why it can help to know […]

3 Things to Know Before Making Summer Travel Plans

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many things, including canceled trips. Americans are now wondering about summer travel plans, and if it’s wise to make them before the country fully reopens. Just because everything isn’t completely back to normal yet doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t take a vacation this summer – even if it […]

3 Ways to Stay Safe As We Get Back to Normal

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America is starting to reopen, but that doesn’t mean the threat of the coronavirus is gone. While we can all be thankful for looser social distancing measures, it’s still important to think about safety. Here are 3 ways to stay safe as we get back to normal. How Are You Traveling? Riding on a bus […]

How To Stay Independent When You Have To Self-Quarantine

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Even as life starts to return to normal for some, those 50 and over may be advised to limit contact with others to avoid catching COVID-19. This can be difficult when you or an older parent need something done around the house. Here are three ways to stay independent when you have to self-quarantine. Reduce […]

3 Common Coronavirus Scams to Watch Out For

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During a time when many people are searching for information about the coronavirus, scams are proliferating. Fraud related to the stimulus checks, malicious websites and products, and fake charities are popping up more frequently, so you should know what to look for. Here are three common coronavirus scams. Stimulus Check Scams The government has sent […]

How The Coronavirus Shutdown Could Affect You in the Long-Term

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Recent events have everyone wondering when a sense of normalcy will return. But the answer isn’t as simple as hoping for a date when stay-at-home orders will be lifted. No one knows if there is a long recession to come, or if the economy will bounce back in the near future. Although things may seem […]

4 Measures to Help Businesses Through the Coronavirus Shutdown

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with distributing $350 billion in loans to help businesses. Small businesses may qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, while other businesses may qualify for breaks, tax deferments, and credits through the CARES Act. Here are details on four measures to help businesses through […]

A Guide to the CARES Act for Americans Age 50 and Over

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President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law to help Americans combat the economic effects of the coronavirus. It includes potential tax breaks, checks for qualifying Americans, and temporary new rules for retirement account withdrawals. Here’s a guide to the CARES Act for Americans 50 and over. Checks for […]

3 Unprecedented Measures During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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We’re living in unprecedented times, and the government is taking unusual steps to mitigate the economic damage done by the coronavirus. Strict measures are in place, like canceling events of more than ten people, closing bars and restaurants, and restricting travel. And while these mean to help from a public health standpoint, they’re having a […]

Coronavirus Correction

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The events over the last few weeks remind us that no one can predict the ups and downs of the stock market. While there’s abundant information out there to reference so you can make informed decisions, there’s also a lot of conflicting advice. Some argue for “timing the market,” but there is simply no way […]

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Addressing Market Volatility in Today’s World

Planning for retirement is never a “set it and forget it” task. There are unexpected disasters, market drops, and changing laws that could cause retirees to reevaluate their financial situation. Ultimately, there’s no way to predict everything that will cause market downturns. However, you can prepare yourself for one by having a solid financial strategy […]

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