Hello MarketWatchers! In case you haven’t heard, our first money challenge has started and is running for the entire month! Look for a challenge every Monday in April in your inbox. Follow us on Instagram for more updates and let us know your money goals. End of PSA.
Now is the time for today’s top personal finance stories: My Warning: After an $ 11 Error on My 2020 Tax Return, My $ 11,000 Refund and Stimulus are Now in Limbo ‘Due to My Error I’m still waiting for our $ 5,400 refund and our $ 5,600 stimulus payment. In a world of #fakenews, more Americans get their COVID news from the same place.Social media doesn’t help people tell what is real from what is fake, but these kinds of posts do. Read more I am 30 years old. My wife is 34 years old. We saved $ 350,000 and I have $ 325,000 for retirement. Should we pay for a house in cash or take out a mortgage and invest it? “We have been renting cheaply for the past three years, and living like I am still a very poor graduate student. During this time, we paid all of our debts. ‘ Read more10 countries vaccinated Americans can travel, but it won’t be cheap Several countries are easing restrictions for fully vaccinated vacationers, despite public health officials maintaining warnings against unnecessary travel. Read More Hot Entries: 10 In-Demand Cities Where Home Prices Are Rising The Most (Some Will Surprise You) Has spring ever seemed so late? Renewal! Longer days and warmer nights! Typically, this would be the start of the long-awaited peak season for home buyers looking to purchase their first home or move to a larger residence. But if we have learned anything since the beginning of the pandemic, it is that the current housing market is anything but normal. Read MoreA Forgotten Chapter in American History: When Women Had to Choose Between Mortgages and Maternity Less than 50 years ago, many mortgage lenders refused to consider a woman’s income. Some asked the women for letters promising that they would go back to work if they had a baby. Others requested statements from their doctors that they were taking contraceptives or worse. Read moreAmericans are using this round of stimulus controls differently than previous payments On average, households received $ 3,162 on average in the third round of stimulus payments. Read moreI am a farmer in my 30s and live a frugal lifestyle. My son has a disability. Should I pay more on my mortgage or save for retirement? “He has a disability that probably means that he will live with us for our entire lives.” The 15-minute OTC COVID-19 tests are coming to a nearby store, so how much will they cost? Instead of scheduling an appointment or sending sample collections to a lab, Americans will soon be able to test for COVID-19 at home. Read moreDisneyland Reopens This Month – Expect Fewer Attractions, No Meetings and Greetings, and Shorter Lines The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks will reopen this month after being closed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more