One thing about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is already clear: It has dramatically changed societies and economies the world over. Many changes will outlive the pandemic, though to what extent depends on the eventual duration and toll it takes. Which ones will impact your life the most?
If you’re shopping for health insurance plans on the health insurance marketplace, you probably have some questions. Fortunately, comparing and purchasing plans through the marketplace isn’t rocket science. This overview will walk you through everything you need to know.
The wage gap between women and men is a problem. It contributes to poverty for women and families and holds the entire economy back. And because the roots of the problem are complex, there’s no simple solution to fix it. Read about some ideas for how to close the gender pay gap — and why we should.
Active-duty members of the U.S. military and qualifying members of their families enjoy broad protection from predatory lending, unreasonably high interest rates, and other...
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a global economic event without precedent in living memory. In the U.S., federal policymakers recognize the gravity of the situation. Bookmark this regularly updated list of all the actions the government has taken to bolster the economy and how they affect you.
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic spurred lawmakers to complete another stimulus package in early 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a third round of direct payments to Americans — the biggest stimulus checks yet. Learn who is eligible and how to get it.
In March 2020, the United States’ longest economic expansion in modern history ran into the buzzsaw of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an unprecedented spike in jobless claims. But the vast majority of workers are eligible for state unemployment benefits. Follow these steps to apply.
The Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) is a need-based program run by the U.S. Social Security Administration that assists people with limited income due to disabling health issues or advanced age. Learn what Supplemental Security Income benefits are, who qualifies, and how to apply.
Entitlement programs regularly come up during discussions about the federal budget and national debt. Reforming these programs is wildly complex and often controversial. Learn about the leading proposals for how we can reform U.S. entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
There have been all kinds of proposals to deal with the problem of global poverty. But lately, more people are looking at a much simpler approach: Just give people money. This idea — simply making cash payments to everyone — is called universal basic income. But what is it, and does it work?
There’s no such thing as a 100% recession-proof job. But as you prepare for the next recession, keep these recession-resistant jobs in mind. Now may be the perfect moment to switch careers, both to boost your income and protect your career in the event of a global recession.
The U.S. government is sending another round of COVID-19 stimulus payments. The vast majority of American adults and children are eligible, but not everyone qualifies. Find out if and how you’ll receive your stimulus payment — and most important of all, when.