Welcome to the Financial Friday Round-Up, where we scour the web for the best things to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance every week. Below you’ll find advice on how to keep your joint accounts simple, an inquiry into the best time to file taxes, and what happens to your emails after you die (the answer? It’s complicated).
It’s recommended that you sit down with your spouse to coordinate your auto-payments, account names, and passwords on all your credit card and loan accounts throughout your relationship. Tips for these essential conversations were outlined in a Kiplinger piece this week.
The law isn’t exactly clear on what is supposed to happen to our private digital data after we’re gone. Check up on this Bloomberg piece to learn the different variables and outcomes that go into the status of email correspondences when someone passes away.
Even before the virus appeared, the S&P was light on stocks that would be vulnerable to an outbreak. Forbes staffer Antoine Gara has some advice for the coronavirus-induced bear market: passively investing in the S&P 500 may be the best way to wait out the whirlwind.
Julia Glum is Money’s “Dollar Scholar,” a personal finance explorer who talks to experts weekly about financial questions floating around in her head. This week, she asks tax professionals whether there’s a “best” time to file taxes besides the official IRS filing deadline of April 15th. The answer is different depending on whether you’ll owe taxes or plan on getting a refund.
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