Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: This tax status could give single parents a break. Also in the news: What to buy (and skip) in March, how to find out the status of your state refund, and how much 8 emergencies may cost you.

This Tax Status Could Give Single Parents a Break
Filing as head of household.

What to Buy (and Skip) in March
Grab that tax software.

How to Find Out the Status of Your State Tax Refund
Tracking your refund.

This is how much 8 different emergencies may cost you — and you probably can’t afford them
From fires to layoffs.