Long Covid has an ‘underappreciated’ role in the employment gap: study

Simple Pictures | moment | Getty Images Long Covid keeps people out of work and may reduce productivity while working for others, a new study shows, contributing to labor shortages and affecting the US economy in general. Long Covid – also known as long-term Covid, post-Covid or post-acute Covid syndrome – is a chronic disease … Read more

Americans lack emergency savings amid ‘dangerous scenario’

Suze Orman speaks during the AOL BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York. Jenny Anderson | WireImage | Getty Images An unexpected bill is not convenient at all. But there are more reasons now that an unexpected event–such as a car repair or medical expense–could put Americans on a precarious financial footing. Blame … Read more

Social Security’s Social Security rates have fallen below inflation by $1,054 since the pandemic began

Hobo_018 | E + | Getty Images New government inflation data shows that the measure used to calculate Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustments rose 6.3% over the past 12 months as of December. That’s with COLA starting to run 8.7% this year to more than 65 million Social Security beneficiaries this month. That new data … Read more