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Big Wigs, Big Gowns, Big Money: How Does RuPaul Spend All That Money?

Big Wigs, Big Gowns, Big Money: How Does RuPaul Spend All That Money?

FINANCE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

From gowns to mansions to an alleged fracking empire, how does RuPaul manage his $60 million net worth?

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

FINANCE | By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14, 2021

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

Liz Weston: Start 2021 Off Strong with These Money Moves

Liz Weston: Start 2021 Off Strong with These Money Moves

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jan 11, 2021

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it's worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store.

Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?

Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?

FINANCE | By Julie Appleby | Jan 5, 2021

With the new hospital rule, consumers should be able to see the tremendous variation in prices for the exact same care among hospitals and get an estimate of what they will be charged for care — before they seek it.

Millennial Money: De-stress Holiday Debt with a Payoff Plan

Millennial Money: De-stress Holiday Debt with a Payoff Plan

FINANCE | By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | Jan 3, 2021

Using credit cards for holiday shopping can be a great way to earn rewards or get cash back, but make sure you know how to dig out of the debt you ring up.

Millennial Money: 10 Money Insights Distilled over 25 Years

Millennial Money: 10 Money Insights Distilled over 25 Years

FINANCE | By Gregory Karp, NerdWallet | Jan 3, 2021

How we use and think about money — not just accumulating lots of it — literally can determine our happiness during the roughly 30,000 days many of us are privileged to be alive.

Millennial Money: 3 Vague Financial Resolutions to Avoid

Millennial Money: 3 Vague Financial Resolutions to Avoid

FINANCE | By Courtney Jespersen, NerdWallet | Jan 1, 2021

If all goes well, by this time next year, you'll be posting on social media about how you crushed your 2021 #goals. To increase your chances of success, here are three financial resolutions to avoid this year.

Fate of Trump's $2,000 Checks Now Rests with GOP-Led Senate

Fate of Trump's $2,000 Checks Now Rests with GOP-Led Senate

FINANCE | By Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin | Dec 29, 2020

President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks now rests with the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to meet the president's demand to increase the $600 stipends, but Republicans have shown little interest in boosting spending.

Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

FINANCE | By Alexandra Olson and Jill Colvin | Dec 27, 2020

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill.

Travelers In 2021 Want More Sand, Fewer People—and Insurance

Travelers In 2021 Want More Sand, Fewer People—and Insurance

FINANCE | By Jason Metz | Dec 22, 2020

Americans with an eye for vacation travel in 2021 are looking for sun and solitude over skyscrapers and crowds.

COVID Bill to End 'Surprise' Medical Bills

COVID Bill to End 'Surprise' Medical Bills

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 22, 2020

People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of "surprise" medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress.

Congress Seals Agreement on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

Congress Seals Agreement on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 21, 2020

After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases.

Liz Weston: Putting Financial Survivor's Guilt to Good Use

Liz Weston: Putting Financial Survivor's Guilt to Good Use

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Dec 20, 2020

Not everyone feels bad about inequities, of course. But those who do can experience financial self-shaming, where they feel that it isn't OK to have money, jobs or opportunities that are denied to others.

Take Advantage of Student Loan Breaks Before 2020 Ends

Take Advantage of Student Loan Breaks Before 2020 Ends

FINANCE | By Ryan Lane, Nerdwallet | Dec 20, 2020

Many already benefited from some unprecedented events in 2020. It's unclear how long these breaks will last. If you're in good financial shape, here's how to take advantage of them while you can.

Agreement Likely Sunday on Nearly $1 Trillion Virus Aid Bill

Agreement Likely Sunday on Nearly $1 Trillion Virus Aid Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor and Christopher Rugaber | Dec 20, 2020

Top congressional lawmakers struck a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package costing nearly $1 trillion, clearing the way for votes as early as Sunday.

Liz Weston: Got Life Insurance? You May Not Have Enough

Liz Weston: Got Life Insurance? You May Not Have Enough

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Dec 19, 2020

You probably need life insurance if your death would cause financial hardship to someone else. If the only coverage you have is through your job, though, you may not have enough.

Congress Averts Shutdown; Fight Continues over Pandemic Aid

Congress Averts Shutdown; Fight Continues over Pandemic Aid

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 19, 2020

Congress passed a two-day stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a partial government shutdown and buying time for endgame negotiations on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.

Close but Not Yet: Deal Near on COVID-19 Economic Aid Bill

Close but Not Yet: Deal Near on COVID-19 Economic Aid Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 17, 2020

Congressional negotiators are closing in on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that would deliver additional help to businesses, $300-per-week jobless checks and $600 stimulus payments to most Americans. But there was no deal quite yet.

Why Paying People to Get the Coronavirus Campaign Won't Work

Why Paying People to Get the Coronavirus Campaign Won't Work

FINANCE | Dec 11, 2020

Some health law professors suggest that payment for vaccination may exacerbate vaccine mistrust and fits into the broader history of monetary incentives in public health.

New White House Offer Adds $600 Checks to COVID-19 Relief

New White House Offer Adds $600 Checks to COVID-19 Relief

FINANCE | By Andrew Dalton | Dec 9, 2020

The Trump administration is back in the middle of Capitol Hill's confusing COVID-19 negotiations, offering a $916 billion package to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would send a $600 direct payment to most Americans.

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