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The new models are intended to help spot people in a financial crisis — before they take on more debt, and reward good borrowers

Even with the required SEC disclosures, it’s practically impossible to figure out how much tax companies pay in any given year. But there is a fix for that.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.


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Tax season 2020 is starting. Let’s get some things straight about tax refunds.

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Pay attention to the 2020 presidential candidates’ proposed changes to Social Security. The system needs reform to avoid shortfalls in the coming decades.

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Check to see whether you qualify to get free help on your tax returns.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

Beverley East profiles people through penmanship. She also helps track fraud and forgery.

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If you know someone is not reporting income or falsely claiming deductions, there are ways to blow the whistle.

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The new 10-year spend-down rule for inherited IRAs and defined contribution accounts such as 401(k)s is getting a lot of pushback from retirement savers.

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The wealth premium for a college education is shrinking, especially for people of color. It’s something to think about before taking on student debt.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

The retreat came as investors decided that “neither Iran nor the U.S. want to up the ante."

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Taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of $69,000 or less can e-file for free starting Jan. 10.

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The Secure Act is upending a lot plans for retirement savers who want to pass on their wealth to their children and grandchildren.

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Why not make this the year you commit to building up an emergency fund.

The news dampened Wall Street’s euphoric start to 2020, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling more than 340 points at the opening bell.

All three U.S. indexes set record highs, with the Dow gaining 330 points, or 1.16 percent.

Sandtown Furniture Co., named for a Baltimore neighborhood, transforms old beams and planks into tables, chairs, desks and more.

For people who got into the market early in the decade, investment returns have been impressive. But only about half of Americans have direct exposure to stocks.

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