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2021

February

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  • Tax season 2021: A tornado is coming. With two — potentially three — sets of stimulus payments and an overworked IRS staff dealing with all those extra demands, plenty could go wrong with tax season this year. Here's a preview.
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  • Use pandemic relief to turn renters into homeowners. Among the most daunting of President Biden's challenges is the impending tidal wave of evictions that could wash the more than 12,000,000 American families who are more than $5,000 behind on their rent out of their
  • Credit report errors have gotten worse during Covid. Complaints about credit reports accounted for more than 50 percent of all consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2020. Incorrect information on credit reports was the top complaint according to the CFPB. In
  • HUD to expand fair housing protections. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will issue guidance to investigate complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, expanding civil rights protections for LGBTQ people seeking housing or temporary shelter across
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  • Send parents money. The United States government helps parents in a few ways — but none of the benefits are simple to get, or available to everyone. The benefits have different eligibility requirements and complicated paperwork. And most
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  • How afraid should corporate America be of Biden?. During the first weeks of the Biden administration, Americans have been treated to an unusual sight in Washington: regulators who believe in regulation. Donald Trump seemed to scour the earth for candidates who would produce
  • Democrats speed ahead on economic aid package. Democrats took the first step to push through President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan, using a budgetary maneuver that could eventually allow the measure to become law without Republican support. The move advanced
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  • Here are the issues Biden’s consumer bureau may tackle. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to become a more aggressive consumer watchdog under the Biden administration. Biden nominated Rohit Chopra, a former student loan official at the Obama-era agency, to head the CFPB.
  • What resources can help my family while I’m unemployed?. Each state unemployment program determines which workers are eligible for benefits. Generally, you cannot collect unemployment if you quit your job. The compensation is intended to help people who have lost employment through no fault

January

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  • CFPB emerges from Trump storm battered but intact. The federal government is filled with anonymous civil servants who spent the past four years keeping their heads down and doing their jobs while trying to prevent Donald Trump’s appointees from subverting their
  • Zillow to list housing discrimination protections. Zillow announced an update to its mobile app that aids in the fight against rental discrimination. Rentals listed on Zillow will now show whether or not they lie in a jurisdiction with local laws protecting
 

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