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7 ways to help recession-proof your finances

Even though the economic outlook is looking grim right now, it's never too soon to ensure that your finances are well-equipped to weather any storm. Here are seven tips to help recession proof your finances, as recommended by experts.

RMD deferrals aren't retroactive

The $2 trillion federal coronavirus-aid package includes a number of provisions to ease the financial burden retirees and savers. Here are answers to some questions about required minimum distribution deferrals.

Coronavirus and the need for powers of attorney

If you really want to be prepared for coronavirus, experts say you need a fully executed power of attorney, which designates a trusted person to take over your finances should you become incapacitated.

Household budgets undergo scrutiny amid crisis

Many Americans are facing hard decisions about their spending as they anticipate layoffs or reduced hours because of the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

How Medicare is covering coronavirus

Medicare already covers older Americans for a lot if they contract the coronavirus. Now the agency has loosened some rules and expanded some services as well.

13 steps to take if you've lost your job

If you've faced job loss because of the coronavirus, here are 13 steps you should consider taking to help lessen the financial blow and prepare you to bounce back once the economy recovers.

Investors find bargains in consumer stocks

As a $2 trillion relief package makes its way through the U.S. Congress, some investors are finding bargains in consumer discretionary stocks that have been battered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

What to do if you can't pay your loans

If you can't pay your loans or you soon won't be able to, you do have some options. We've included updated information on all the loan programs that may be available to you.

Coronavirus has Americans scrambling to set their estate plans

Financial advisors and estate attorneys say they are seeing a flurry of inquiries from people seeking to update or draft wills and take other estate-planning measures amid the coronavirus crisis.