Long Covid has an ‘underappreciated’ role in the employment gap: study

Simple Pictures | moment | Getty Images Long Covid keeps people out of work and may reduce productivity while working for others, a new study shows, contributing to labor shortages and affecting the US economy in general. Long Covid – also known as long-term Covid, post-Covid or post-acute Covid syndrome – is a chronic disease … Read more

Here are 8 things rich people do differently that make them ‘super rich’

It took me 20 years of trial and error before I achieved a multi-million dollar net worth. Now, at 64, I get income from the 18 businesses I started and the 12,000 housing units I own. But I wish I knew sooner how rich people think about money. I’ve built relationships with many millionaires over … Read more

The US unemployment system continues to suffer from post-pandemic 3-year delays

People wait in line to attend the job fair at SoFi Stadium on September 9, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Patrick T Fallon | Afp | Getty Images These days, the unemployment system in the United States is somewhat of an anomaly. Nearly three years after the Covid-19 pandemic caused the worst unemployment crisis in the … Read more

5 things to know when filing season opens

Damercodec | E + | Getty Images This is an excerpt from the Personal Finance Team’s weekly Twitter space, “This Week, Your Portfolio.” Check out the latest episode hereand continuing every Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Tax season started on January 23rd. The IRS expects taxpayers to file more than 168 million returns, most of … Read more

As recession fears loom, here’s what to do with your money to prepare

A woman shops for chicken at a supermarket in Santa Monica, California, on September 13, 2022. Abu Gomez | AFP | Getty Images For those who fear a recession, the only question is when. In fact, many economists and CEOs expect a recession on the horizon this year Related investment news A recession is traditionally … Read more

The Biden administration is moving to create a Tenants Rights Act

Housing rights activists and tenants protest evictions and the poor condition of their apartments outside the offices of landlord Broadway Capital in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 25, 2022. Brian Snyder | Reuters On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced new measures to protect renters across the United States, including an effort to curb practices that prevent … Read more

Americans lack emergency savings amid ‘dangerous scenario’

Suze Orman speaks during the AOL BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York. Jenny Anderson | WireImage | Getty Images An unexpected bill is not convenient at all. But there are more reasons now that an unexpected event–such as a car repair or medical expense–could put Americans on a precarious financial footing. Blame … Read more

What do you know about the Student Loan Forgiveness Program in New York?

Alexandre Spatari | moment | Getty Images With the fate of the Biden administration’s sweeping student loan forgiveness plan uncertain and headed to the Supreme Court, borrowers in New York state may have another option for relief. Introduced in 2015, the Get On Your Feet loan forgiveness program is intended to “invest in recent college … Read more

High egg prices due to a “collusion scheme” by suppliers, the group claims

Eggs for sale at high prices in New York on January 21, 2023. Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Egg prices have risen to historically high levels in 2022 — and one group claims the trend is due to something more outrageous than simple economics. Across all whites, consumers saw average prices rise 60% last … Read more

What do you know about applying for unemployment benefits after a layoff?

Irina Imago | istock | Getty Images A wave of companies, including Amazon, Google and Spotify, have announced massive staff cuts, leaving former employees without pay. Fortunately, the Unemployment Insurance Program, created in 1935, provides support for some people who have lost their jobs. The federal program is administered by the states, and the rules … Read more