Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

You may be surprised by cuts in October child tax credit: What we know

Some families are scratching their heads over some new quirky shortfalls for their October payments for the child tax credit. → Read More

Social Security COLA increase is highest in decades: How much more retirees will get

The upcoming increase in Social Security benefits is the largest inflation adjustment that most beneficiaries living today have seen, experts say. → Read More

Fake Facebook fundraiser shocks family with cancer diagnosis

Con artists could hack the Facebook account of someone you know — and then pretend that person needs to raise money to cover medical bills. → Read More

When to look for next child tax credit payment and other October tax tips

October can scare up several reasons to think about taxes including wondering when the next child tax credit payment will arrive. → Read More

Economic drags remain but the US will avoid a recession in 2022. Here's how

The good news is that the country is likely to avoid a recession in 2022, 2023 and 2024, according to Hoffman's forecast. → Read More

Economic drags remain but the US will avoid a recession in 2022. Here's how

PNC senior economic adviser Stuart Hoffman forecasts the country is likely to avoid a recession in 2022, 2023 and 2024. → Read More

Economic drags remain but the U.S. will avoid a recession in 2022. Here's how

PNC's Stuart Hoffman, who will speak in Detroit on Wednesday, is optimistic about the U.S. economy despite the pandemic and a chip shortage. → Read More

Child tax credit money arrives — but some parents say IRS shorted them

The IRS didn't deliver the Sept. 15 payments in a timely fashion to many families. Some still wait; others received partial payments on Friday. → Read More

Gig workers to get hit with big tax surprise next year

The pandemic should have taught gig workers to keep good records for expenses and income. Now they'll need to understand new rules that hit in 2022. → Read More

Child tax credit payments for Sept. are missing for some — and IRS isn't very helpful

Families who expected an extra $250 or $500 or more now wonder what happened to their September child tax credit payments. → Read More

As robocalls get blocked, text messages could be next big thing for scammers: What to know

The Federal Trade Commission says that texting has turned out to be the third most popular way for scammers to connect with consumers. → Read More

Many worried about why September child tax credit didn't show up yet

So where is the September payment for the child tax credit? Many take to online forums to post frustrations. → Read More

Don't fall for this scam as IRS child tax credit payouts hit bank accounts

Watch your bank account for Sept. 15 child tax credit payouts, and watch your phone for texts from scammers who want your ID. → Read More

You don't have to text anyone to get child tax credit from IRS

Watch bank accounts for the Sept. 15 child tax credit payout — and watch phones for phony texts since scammers are out there and want your ID. → Read More

How to get a jumpstart on that dreaded FAFSA form

Families who were hard hit by pay cuts and job losses in 2020 could benefit when applying for financial aid for the 2022-23 academic year. Here's why. → Read More

Holiday gift givers put on alert to shop early

Retail executives plan to invest more heavily in 'safety stock' — or extra items to have on hand in case holiday demand increases unexpectedly. → Read More

Detroiters going door to door to make sure families don't miss out on child tax credit

Extra efforts are being made in Detroit and elsewhere to reach those who qualify for the advance child tax credit but didn't receive the money yet. → Read More

Scammers pushing stimulus stories to steal bank account numbers, more

IRS warns of record uptick in scammers using badly worded texts and emails about Economic Impact Payments and how to get that money. → Read More

Social Security retirement benefits could see big hike in 2022: What to know

An eye-catching jump in Social Security retirement benefits will be announced in October. How will those on the fence about retiring react? → Read More

AT&T is not texting about how to get money after being 'overcharged'

Consumers are complaining about odd texts that suggest that they can click on a link to get reimbursed for AT&T payments. It's a scam. → Read More