Personal finance columnist Education: University of Maryland; Johns Hopkins University Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column The Color of Money, which appears in The Washington Post on Wednesdays and Sundays. Her award-winning column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group and is carried in dozens of newspapers nationwide. She has written three personal finance books, including her latest, “The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom.” Singletary was the financial expert for “The Revolution,” a daytime program on ABC. For two years, she was host of her own national television program, “Singletary Says,” on TV One. She is a frequent contributor to various NPR programs and has appeared on national talk shows and television networks, including “Oprah,” NBC’s “Today,” “The Early Show on CBS” and CNN. In her spare time, Singletary is the director of a ministry she founded at her church, in which women and men volunteer to mentor others who are having financial challenges. As part of this ministry, she and her husband also volunteer to teach financial literacy to prison inmates. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master’s degree in business and management. To stay informed about various money issues subscribe to Michelle’s weekly retirement and personal finance newsletters, which will be delivered to your inbox every Monday and Thursday.
With expanded unemployment ending for millions, it's even more vital that the IRS finish delivering stimulus payments from the Cares Act. But there are still untold numbers of folks who have yet to get their stimulus payments. So the Taxpayer Advocate's Office is stepping in. Starting Aug. 10, TAS will handle economic impact payments under five specific situations.
The next round of stimulus payments is likely to expand the universe of dependents eligible for the extra $500 to college students, elderly parents claimed by their adult children on their taxed returns, and disabled adults being cared for by their parents.
As Congress debates sending a second round of stimulus checks, many people complain they haven't received the first payment, including disabled federal beneficiaries who have filed a lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS.
Ivanka Trump's Find Something New campaign is supposed to steer people to rising careers that don’t require a two- or four-year degree. I checked it out, and found old advice and existing programs repackaged on a glitzy website that takes people down a rabbit hole of links.
The IRS shut down much of its operations because of the coronavirus. This created a huge backlog and millions of paper returns couldn't be processed. Many people, some of whom filed as early as February, are still waiting for their refunds.