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  1. Making Financial Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts Business, November 20

    The president-elect is considering tax changes that could affect stock sales, selling a family business and leaving money to heirs. But we still don’t know how much he’ll be able to do.

  2. It’s Easier to Get a Tax Deduction for Donations This Year Business, November 20

    Under the pandemic relief program, taxpayers can deduct up to $300, even if they take the standard deduction. And even if $300 doesn’t sound like much, it’s “a big deal” to the needy.

  3. Time to Take a Pledge: No Stocks if You’re a Member of Congress Business, November 14

    Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia’s Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.

  4. Think Obamacare Health Plans Cost a Lot? That’s Not Always True Business, November 13

    Millions lost their insurance, along with their jobs, during the pandemic. But many people are eligible for financial help.

  5. Demands on Nonprofit Groups Rose in the Pandemic, Even as Volunteering Fell Business, November 13

    A new study found that two-thirds of all volunteers had started giving less of their time or stopped entirely.

  6. What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans Business, November 13

    The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.

  7. For Millions Deep in Student Loan Debt, Bankruptcy Is No Easy Fix Sunday Business, November 7

    It’s an extremely difficult debt to discharge, and only a few hundred people a year even try. Here are the stories of some who succeeded — mostly.

  8. How the White House Rolled Back Financial Regulations Business, November 6

    Under President Trump, agencies have eased bans on Wall Street risk-taking and loosened consumer protections and anti-discrimination laws.

  9. So Much for the Wisdom of Financial Markets Sunday Business, November 6

    Wall Street had no better insight into the outcome of the election than a 3-year-old child, our columnist says. Best to rely on your own common sense.

  10. How One Entrepreneur Changed Her Business Model in the Pandemic Business, November 6

    Sarah Figueroa started Geojam with the goal of connecting fans at concerts. When those events were halted, the company decided to connect fans directly to the artists.

  11. More Workers Get Help in Building Rainy Day Savings Business, November 6

    The pandemic has shown the need for a financial cushion. Now, some companies are offering programs that automatically deduct money from paychecks.

  12. Investing for the Future in the United States of Agita Business, October 31

    No matter who wins the presidency, a lot of people are going to be disappointed. Maybe even scared. But it’s no time to act rashly.

  13. Reasons to Sign Up for a Health Savings Account Business, October 30

    The money grows tax free, and can act as a sort of 401(k) for future health needs if invested. But just 6 percent of account holders do invest the savings.

  14. Stressed About the Election? Don’t Take It Out on Your Investments Business, October 30

    It may be tempting, one economist says, to think that if your side wins, the economy will be all right. But no matter who wins, it may not be as good or as bad as you think.

  15. Social Security Seemed Like a Future Problem. The Virus Changed That. Business, October 28

    Even before the pandemic, Social Security’s finances were under growing pressure. The next president and Congress will play a crucial role in what happens next.

  16. How to Take Control of Your Coronavirus Budget Interactive, October 23

    Although life is unpredictable, these tips can help you attain a sense of control.