Jessica Menton, Providence Journal

Jessica Menton

Providence Journal

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Student loan forgiveness: Who is eligible and how to apply under Biden’s overhauled relief program

A federal student loan program that has largely failed to help borrowers forgive debts was overhauled. Here's who qualifies and how to get relief. → Read More

Millennial parents join the crypto craze. Should you? Here's what experts say.

USA TODAY examines the aspirations and anxieties of young American parents, particularly millennials, as they invest money in the cryptocurrency boom. → Read More

Millennial parents join the crypto craze. Should you? Here's what experts say.

USA TODAY examines the aspirations and anxieties of young American parents, particularly millennials, as they invest money in the cryptocurrency boom. → Read More

Wells Fargo to end all personal lines of credit: It could affect credit scores

Wells Fargo will no longer offer personal lines of credit to customers and will shut down existing ones in the coming weeks, according to CNBC. → Read More

'They're hitting the pause button': Lumber price roller coaster forces Americans to delay costly renovations

Homeowners are worried about committing to new builds or renovations despite a recent drop in lumber futures as prices remain elevated amid COVID. → Read More

Google Doodle honors Black artistic contributions on Juneteenth

On Saturday, Google's search page featured an homage to Juneteenth with artwork that was centered on Black joy and artistic contributions. → Read More

A spending boom, but for whom? Lower-income Americans feel left behind

The pandemic has exacerbated U.S. economic inequality and amplified wealth disparities when it comes to saving and retirement planning. → Read More

Tax Day 2021: Haven't done your taxes yet? 12 tips for last-minute filers

Tax Day is here. Your federal taxes are due Monday. Be careful not to make sloppy mistakes or you could miss out on a larger refund. Here are tips. → Read More

Tax Day is Monday: How do I file a tax extension for 2021?

Tax Day is around the corner. If you haven't filed yet, don’t panic. You could opt for an extension. But there are a few things to keep in mind. → Read More

Medical bills, food, investing and mortgages: How Americans are spending their tax refunds, stimulus

Tax refunds have served as a lifeline. In fact, more than half of Americans say it's crucial to their financial stability, according to Credit Karma. → Read More

When will child tax credit payments start? Checks set to roll out in July, IRS says

In July, the IRS will begin sending monthly payments of $250 or $300 to low- and moderate-income families who qualify for the child tax credit. → Read More

Elon Musk, Snoop Dogg and Mark Cuban love Dogecoin. Should you? How to stay safe when investing in cryptocurrency

Billionaires, celebrities and athletes can’t get enough of the crypto craze. \nShould you jump in on the mania, too? Here's what financial experts say. → Read More

Will there be a fourth stimulus check? Biden’s first address to Congress may offer clues for Americans

Another round of stimulus checks could lift more than 7 million people out of poverty, according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. → Read More

Why cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether are selling off

Cryptocurrencies took a beating Friday as President Biden is expected to unveil a plan to raise capital-gains taxes for the wealthiest Americans. → Read More

Where's my tax refund? Americans face delays as IRS holds nearly 30M tax returns for manual processing

The Internal Revenue Service is holding 29 million returns for manual processing, contributing to longer refund delays for many Americans. → Read More

Unemployment $10,200 tax break: Some may need to amend returns for tax refunds

Some Americans who received a federal tax break on their unemployment last year may have to file an amended return to get their refund. → Read More

'Very frustrating': Americans grapple with filing taxes for deceased relatives in a pandemic year

When someone passes away, it can further complicate the lives of survivors who are left to deal with an array of tax issues including estate taxes. → Read More

Bitcoin plummets as much as 15% just days after hitting record high

Bitcoin dropped as much as 15% late Saturday, its biggest intraday drop since February, just days after hitting record highs. → Read More

Stimulus check update: When will ‘plus-up’ payments arrive? Answers to your COVID relief questions

Americans have tons of questions about their stimulus checks and 2020 taxes. Here’s what you need to know about 2021 COVID-relief payments and more. → Read More

Stimulus checks sent to 156M Americans, including Social Security beneficiaries and 'plus up' COVID payments

The IRS has issued more than 156 million stimulus payments under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Here's how to check your payment status. → Read More