T/personal-finance

  1. How a Tax Benefit for Developers Could Backfire in the Pandemic Business, Today

    As the coronavirus crisis pushes down real estate values and deals fall apart, investors stand to lose millions, and may even get hit with extra penalties.

  2. Home Prices Are Rising, Along With Post-Lockdown Demand Business, Today

    The real estate market is challenging this spring — all the more so because lenders are checking, and rechecking, borrowers’ finances in response to the economic turmoil of the pandemic.

  3. Please Send Us Your College Applications About Money National, Yesterday

    Did you apply for undergraduate admission for the fall 2020 semester? Did you write an essay about money, work or social class? We’d like to read it and perhaps publish it.

  4. How to Get Your Money to Those Who Need It More Than You Business, May 30

    Your instinct may be to help right now, in cash. These services bridge the gap between Venmoing someone from Twitter and a check to a big charity that could steer that money anywhere.

  5. Wealthy Fliers Worried About Coronavirus Turn to Private Jet Service Business, May 30

    As business executives curtail their travel, jet service providers are shifting to meet the demand from people concerned about getting on a commercial flight.

  6. Stock Market Turmoil Took Toll on 529 College Accounts Business, May 29

    A study by Morningstar found that losses particularly affected families with younger children who opted for age-based investments heavily weighted in stocks.

  7. 7 Podcasts Your Wallet Will Love Arts & Leisure, May 29

    These shows will help you weather the financial storm with your sanity intact.

  8. Millions Relying on Pandemic Aid Can See Its End, and They’re Scared Business, May 28

    Emergency programs have cushioned the shutdown’s impact on workers and businesses and lifted the economy, but may not outlast the coronavirus crisis.

  9. Millions Relying on Pandemic Aid Can See Its End, and They’re Scared Business, May 28

    Emergency programs have cushioned the shutdown’s impact on workers and businesses and lifted the economy, but may not outlast the coronavirus crisis.

  10. Pandemic Has Increased Money Anxiety. Therapists Hope to Cure That. Business, May 22

    Interest in financial therapy rose after the 2008 recession, as Americans confronted their fears about money. The field has become relevant again, professionals say.

  11. Interest Rate on Federal College Loans Is About to Hit a Record Low Business, May 22

    It will drop to 2.75 percent for new loans for undergraduates. That’s a “silver lining” of the current economic turmoil, an advocate said.

  12. As Reopening Starts, Americans Expect Recovery to Take Years Business, May 20

    Even those financially unaffected by the coronavirus shutdown don’t foresee a rapid rebound for the economy, a Times survey finds.

  13. Suze Orman Is Back to Help You Ride Out the Storm Styles, May 19

    America’s favorite financial adviser was trying on retirement. Then came economic Armageddon.

  14. In Financial Trouble? Track Everything Companies Tell You Business, May 16

    Call centers are short staffed, and employees are scattered. Mistakes are inevitable. Document any changes and offers of relief, just to be safe.

  15. Dealing With the Dark Side of Low Interest Rates Sunday Business, May 15

    When you borrow, low interest rates are fabulous. But if you need to live on your savings, you will be receiving far less income.

  16. When Sheltering in Place Puts Your Tax Strategy at Risk Business, May 15

    Advisers say taxpayers facing residency questions because of quarantine orders need to keep detailed records to explain where they lived, for how long and why.

  17. One Side Effect of the Virus: Free Credit Reports Each Week Business, May 15

    That’s an improvement over the normal once-a-year limit. While it won’t fix potential credit woes, it can be a helpful tool to stay on top of your finances.

  18. Federal Retirement Fund Halts Planned China Investment Under Pressure Washington, May 13

    The change in plans for the $600 billion Thrift Savings Plan for federal workers comes as the Trump administration ramps up criticism of China.

  19. Lost Your Job but Still Have a 401(k)? Here’s What to Do With It Business, May 10

    Many newly unemployed Americans may have to dip into retirement funds to cover expenses. Even if you don’t, you have some decisions to make.

  20. There’s Money Stuck in Your Dependent Care Account. Now What? Business, May 9

    After-school programs are closed. Day care centers are shut down. Summer camp might not happen. If you’re stuck with money you can’t use, you’ll lose it.

  21. The Pandemic Has Slowed the Divorce Process. Here’s What to Expect. Business, May 8

    Courts are closed or operating on a limited basis, complicating efforts to end a marriage or renegotiate spousal support.

  22. What Happens If You Are Sued by a Debt Collector? Business, May 8

    A new study says the lawsuits were already the most common civil cases in many states. Now, even more people are in financial trouble.

  23. How Our Personal Finance Writers Are Adjusting Their Spending Summary, May 7

    Ron Lieber, the Your Money columnist, and Tara Siegel-Bernard, a personal finance reporter for The Times, shared some of their best advice and their own financial strategies.