Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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  • Detroit Free Press
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  • Cashay
  • USA TODAY
  • The News Leader
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • SavannahNow
  • Bucks Courier Times
  • The Intelligencer
  • BurlCo Times
  • Post-Bulletin
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by Susan:

October deadline for stimulus cash looms for 9 million

The IRS has sent stimulus-related letters to 270,590 people in Michigan. They are among 9 million who have not yet gotten an Economic Impact Payment. → Read More

Wait, it's September and you still haven't received your tax refund? Here's why

Some who filed paper tax returns in February and March continued to wait for their federal income tax refunds in September after COVID-19 delays. → Read More

Susan Tompor: Get a game plan for paying student loan debt in 2021

September is traditionally a time for back to school and, even in a time of COVID-19 restrictions, September was to be the month when student loan payments got back on track. → Read More

Huntington gives business a break on overdrafts

Stephen Steinour, CEO of Huntington Bancshares, doesn't expect a quick economic recovery but instead sees gradual growth where businesses help. → Read More

Get a game plan for paying student loan debt in 2021

Look for ways to redirect any student loan payments that don't need to be made until 2021, as the break doesn't last forever. → Read More

Most won't face Trump's payroll tax break but federal workers will

The military and federal civilian employees will need to deal with a payroll tax break, which will need to be paid back next year. But others won't. → Read More

Huntington commits $5 billion to Michigan communities

Huntington Bank held hundreds of listening sessions, as the coronavirus crisis unfolded. Many people worried: "Would they stabilize and thrive again?" → Read More

Fake invoices for phony grants target PayPal customers

The phony invoice is a way to trick businesses — and consumers — into handing over cash and ID informatioin. A new batch hit some PayPal accounts. → Read More

Some scammers hide behind sites selling face masks

Consumers filed 27,106 complaints relating to online shopping through Aug. 26, triggering more than $16 million in losses, according to the FTC. → Read More

Detroit's Black entrepreneurs at high risk after pandemic

Black-owned businesses in Detroit had less access to favorable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, compared with national numbers, Fed says. → Read More

You may receive a check for $5 or less from US Treasury — and here's why

Some unusual interest payments are being made in late August by the U.S. Treasury. Here's why and how to know if your check is real. → Read More

Odds could be in your favor in request for more financial aid — but don't wait

The COVID-19 crisis is driving more students to appeal for extra financial aid now. Given that some staff may be working remotely, plan for delays. → Read More

Gold soars but what's the jackpot for selling jewelry?

When gold heats up, more consumers look twice at signs that say, "We buy your gold." But how much gold do you need to sell to cover the rent? → Read More

Some people are still waiting for a stimulus check to arrive. What's the holdup?

Four months after the rollout, those left waiting for stimulus include some lower income families with children and others with spouse is in jail. → Read More

Scammers tell people they're fired or may have COVID-19

The Federal Trade Commission received 83,858 fraud reports through Aug. 9 relating to COVID-19 and economic stimulus. Consumers lost $105.7 million. → Read More

Dan Gilbert's IPO raises $1.8 billion, launches trading on Wall Street

The IPO for Rocket Companies, the parent of Detroit-based Quicken Loans, was fueled by a super hot mortgage market and the popularity of IPOs. → Read More

Get a text lately about an unpaid bill? Unclaimed cash? It's a scam

Scammers are banking on the notion that many households are dealing with a lot of uncertainty in 2020. Did you forget to pay the Internet bill? → Read More

Rocket Companies IPO could be priced a billion less than estimates

Rocket Companies, the parent of Detroit-based Quicken Loans, saw its IPO lose some appeal, according to a Bloomberg report. The deal could change. → Read More

Get a text lately about an unpaid bill? Unclaimed cash? It's a scam

Scammers are banking on the notion that many households are dealing with a lot of uncertainty in 2020. Did you forget to pay the Internet bill? → Read More

Car loan borrowers face challenges getting economic relief

The COVID-19 recession is making it hard for some consumers to manage their car payments. Borrowers must contact their lenders to request relief. → Read More