Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why you should name a ‘trusted contact.’ Also in the news: How to pay off your car lease, and how COVID grants, relief programs impact 2021 business taxes.

Why You (and I) Should Name a ‘Trusted Contact’
Helping your brokerage, bank or insurer connect with someone who knows what’s going on in your life could protect your money and prevent financial catastrophe.

Ending Your Car Lease Is Tricky, But Can Still Pay Off
Despite dealers and carmakers making it harder to buy leased cars, you can make the most of your car’s equity.

How COVID Grants, Relief Programs Impact 2021 Business Taxes
Tax treatment for PPP loans and coronavirus grants varies state to state.