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Government stimulus packages enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic provided financial relief to about 165 million Americans, but many still haven't received their payments — and time is running out to…

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Food Stamps Schedule: Florida Benefits for November 2022 and Where To Get SNAP EBT Discounts

SNAP provides support for low-income seniors, people with disabilities living on fixed incomes, and other low-income households. The Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic…

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What Is the Most Luxurious Train Ride in America?

Commuters may think of a train ride as a dull, bare-bones trek on the Long Island Railroad or even an affordable Amtrak trip. Either of these modes of transportation will get you where you're going….

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Airbnb Co-Founder Launches Tiny Homes Business — How Much They Cost and Where To Buy

Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia has launched Samara, a company offering backyard tiny houses that can be installed in people's gardens. See: Do Airbnb's Billion-Dollar Q3 Profits Translate to a…

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Social Security: More Than Half of Retirees Say 8.7% COLA Not Enough — What To Do If It Won’t Cover Your Expenses

Social Security recipients will be getting much bigger payments next year thanks to an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment for 2023 that will boost the average monthly check by $146. But it still might not…

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Inflation Relief Checks: How To Get Your Payment for November

To help cope with ongoing inflation, you could be receiving a check to provide some relief to your household budget. Have Any $200 Quarters Lying Around? It's Worth Checking Your Spare ChangeLearn: 5…

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Social Security: New Bill Could Give Seniors an Extra $2,400 a Year

Social Security recipients could get an additional $2,400 a year in benefits if a new bill recently introduced to Congress wins approval — something seniors would no doubt welcome as surging…

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Key Deadlines for Winter 2022

Individuals who earn less than $125,000 and couples whose income is under $250,000 can apply for up to $10,000 in federal student loan forgiveness. It doubles to $20,000 for Pell grant…

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