Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Can coronavirus comeback story continue for the stock market?

The stock market — including auto stocks — was hit hard by an economic game plan that put production on pause. What happens as the economy reopens? → Read More

Five reasons your stimulus check may have been for less than you expected

As much as you’d like to be happy about seeing a stimulus check in your mailbox — or spotting the direct deposit in your bank account — you might be wondering why you didn’t see more money. → Read More

How to hit pause button on mortgage payments during the coronavirus crisis

Federal and state regulators seek to clear up confusion about seeking mortgage relief during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

COVID-19 scams target bank accounts, stimulus checks, puppies

New TransUnion research indicated an increase in online attempts to engage in fraud since March, as online banking activity, shopping goes up. → Read More

Why was my stimulus check so stingy? Here's why some received less than expected

What to know — and what you might be able to do — if you received far less in stimulus cash than expected as part of the coronavirus relief effort. → Read More

IRS issues deadline for direct deposit info for stimulus

The IRS wants people to take action by noon Wednesday if they want a shot at receiving stimulus cash more quickly via direct deposit. → Read More

How to return a stimulus check for the dearly departed

A Macomb County woman received two stimulus payments for loved ones who passed away in 2018. She's glad the IRS finally spelled out what to do. → Read More

Stimulus money to come later than projected for millions of Americans

What happened to my stimulus money? Many who receive government benefits and others continue to wonder in early May. → Read More

What's to lose on a 0% car loan? Or 120 days of no payments? Plenty

Automakers know that financial incentives must outrun the nagging feeling in the customer's mind that somehow something else could go wrong here. → Read More

Still no stimulus? Here's a look why some money hasn't arrived yet

Economic Impact Payments arrived for most taxpayers but millions wonder when their cash will arrive. Direct deposit and mailing of checks continues. → Read More

How to break into your retirement piggy bank in the during the coronavirus crisis

No one likes the thought of dipping into long term savings, but the financial picture for many families is becoming increasingly bleak. → Read More

IRS 'Get My Payment' stimulus tool to get critical update

The IRS will be initiating "planned outages" on Friday and Saturday, following an earlier outage on Thursday for its "Get My Payment" tool at IRS.gov. → Read More

IRS 'Get My Payment' stimulus tool to get critical update

The heavily criticized "Get My Payment" tool at the Internal Revenue Service web site could be working on a makeover. The "Get My Payment" tool at IRS.gov was designed to help people track their stimulus payments and allow taxpayers to provide direct deposit information to the IRS when necessary to receive the Economic Impact Payments more quickly.But nationwide, taxpayers continue to express a… → Read More

How to break into your retirement piggy bank in the crisis

The coronavirus relief act gives workers of any age a way to dip into retirement savings for emergencies. And retirees can drag out their withdrawals. → Read More

Pandemic panic leaves many wondering how to pay the bills

Job losses, pay cuts, extra bills to stockpile groceries all cut into a family's ability to pay the rent, the car loan and juggle other bills. → Read More

Coronavirus stimulus cash payouts will go to some seniors and others this week

The growing panic expressed over pandemic-related stimulus money doesn't seem to take into account that all the money was never set to be paid out at once. → Read More

Coronavirus stimulus cash payouts will go to some seniors and others this week

The growing panic expressed over pandemic-related stimulus money doesn't seem to take into account that all the money was never set to be paid out at once. → Read More

Coronavirus stimulus cash payouts will go to some seniors and others this week

The growing panic expressed over pandemic-related stimulus money doesn't seem to take into account that all the money was never set to be paid out at once. → Read More

Here's why you're not able to track your stimulus money

Economic Impact Payments hit millions of accounts on or before April 15. But others report headaches in trying to track their cash. → Read More

Stimulus cash payouts will go to some seniors and others this week

The stimulus payout timeline has some seniors and others getting money the week of April 20 and later. Many who didn't get cash yet continue to worry. → Read More