Year in Review: A Look Back at 2021

Everything we learned about finances, stocks, careers, real estate and more

Make Your Money Work For You

Related Articles

Asian businesswoman holding a smartphone analyzing a report pointing to a graph with a pen, laptop, and calculator. in workstation accountant telemarketing ideas ecommerce free online marketing stock photo

5 Stocks To Be Thankful for in 2022

Man calculating budget and finances.

Experts: Make These 9 Money Moves Before End of Year

Women taking money from the ATM.

Rude Money Habits, Tipping Questions and More Modern Money Etiquette Help for 2022

How Most People Spent Their Stimulus Checks

Asian woman carrying stacked of christmas gift boxes, she prepare and decorate her home for Christmas festival and night party.

5 Steps To Avoid Stress and Debt This Holiday Season

An elderly woman fills the bill on utility bills.

Social Security: Estimate for 2023 COLA Pushes Into Double Digits After Latest Inflation Report

SNAP and EBT Accepted here sign. SNAP and Food Stamps provide nutrition benefits to supplement the budgets of disadvantaged families. stock photo

What Is the Highest Income Level for Food Stamps in 2023?

Serious senior accountant sitting on the living room and looking at the laptop stock photo

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

Make Your Money Work For You

More From GOBankingRates

Social Security cards with cash and benefit amount numbers.

2023 Social Security: 6 Numbers You Need to Know

If you are wondering about Social Security earnings limits, what is full retirement age, and average Social Security benefits, here are six numbers you should know. Social Security: Women Get $354 Per…

Payment notification.

Social Security 2023: Latest Announcements and Info To Know Now

Social Security took center stage last week when the retirement program announced that beginning in 2023, beneficiaries will see their biggest payment increase in 41 years. See: How Much Does a Person…

Which snack to buy stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: Texas Lone Star Card November 2022 Benefits and Where To Use SNAP EBT for Discounts

Texas SNAP benefits are administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and distributed once per month to Texas Lone Star Cards, the state's EBT card. Benefits, including November…

Mountain Lodge in Winter stock photo

10 Best Places To Invest in Winter Vacation Homes

It's a winter wonderland out there, and with it comes a whole market of winter vacation homes just ready to be scooped up across the country — particularly in mountainous states and the Northeast…

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) stock photo

Food Stamps: What Is the Maximum SNAP EBT Benefit for 2023?

Each year, the U.S. government calculates the new maximum benefit for food stamp (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP) recipients based on inflation. SNAP Benefits: How Long Do They…

Relaxed mature woman working with computer stock photo

Retirees Claiming Social Security and Medicare Are In for Rare Savings Combination in 2023

Retirees will get a rare (and much needed) treat in 2023 thanks to a combination that some experts say might never happen again: a historically high cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security…

Mega Millions lottery ticket

23 Lottery Winners Who Lost Millions

Most people dream about winning the Mega Millions or Powerball; but they should be careful what they wish for. See these 23 people who blew their winnings.

Smiling mother working from home stock photo

How Food Stamps and TANF Differ — And Can You Qualify for Both?

There is a popular misconception many Americans have about assistance programs — that because an individual or family qualifies for one, they are ineligible for another. That error results in many…

Federal Tax Return Check with Hundred Dollar Bill.

Stimulus Update: As Many As 10 Million People Are Owed COVID Relief – Are You One?

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…

Zero waste christmas.

Eco-Friendly Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals: Save Money and the Environment with These 5 Discounts

The holidays are a time of turkey, tinsel, traditions — and trash. Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day than any other time of year, according to research from…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock (13036292f)Prince Harry arrives at United Nations headquarters, .

How Much is Prince Harry Worth?

Prince Harry was born on Sept. 15, 1984, in London to King Charles III and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Harry — whose full name is Prince Henry Charles Albert David — is the younger brother of…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Kristin Callahan/Shutterstock (12468974fg)Meghan Duchess of SussexGlobal Citizen Live, New York, USA - 25 Sep 2021.

How Rich Is Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is speaking up about her relationship with Queen Elizabeth II and the female influences in her life for a new interview with Variety this month, as part of being named…

African Family Couple In Shop Buying Groceries Wearing Face Mask Choosing Food Goods Walking With Shopping Cart In Supermarket Store.

Why Doesn’t Every Grocery Store Accept SNAP EBT Food Stamps?

The federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly called "food stamps," helps families to afford fresh, healthy food and ingredients to prepare meals at home. The…

Buying food together stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: Texas (Lone Star Card) Benefits for December 2022 and Where To Get SNAP EBT Discounts

Texas SNAP benefits are administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and distributed once per month to Texas Lone Star Cards — the state's EBT card. Benefits, including December's…

Paris, France - October 10, 2015: View from the street of man choosing new car - looking at the big trunk - new car to choose the most precious one.

Used Car Market: Who Are the Biggest Winners and Losers as Prices Drop?

With the price of food continuing to rise, at least consumers are seeing relief in one spending category: The price of used cars is dropping in line with rising interest rates and decreased consumer…

Marriott Hotel In Orlando, United States - 10 Jul 2019

Move Over Airbnb – Marriott Has a New Luxury Product for Long-Term Stays

Airbnb has a new rival, as Marriott International announced its expansion into luxury long-term accommodations with the launch of Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM. Discover: 5 Signs You're Staying at a…

Social security and medicare concept with social security card and pile of money.

Social Security: Why Not Everyone Will Get An 8.7% COLA Increase in 2023

Social Security recipients will soon find out what their new monthly payments will be in 2023 after the 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) kicks in. Beginning in December, the Social Security…

Shot of a young woman shopping in an organic store stock photo

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…

American and Texas state flags flying on the dome of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin.

States Whose Economies Are Failing vs. States Whose Economies Are Thriving

The swiftness with which the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the U.S. economy in early 2020 was breathtaking. Seemingly overnight, the U.S. unemployment rate shot up to an all-time record of 14.7% in…

Senior woman eating an ice-cream.

Stretch Retirement Savings: Experts Recommend 5 Expenses To Cut Easily

A traditional, passive retirement is fine for some, but many retirees are looking to start exciting new chapters of their lives when they stop working. Retirement at Any Age: Get Retirement Tips That…

Happy couple shopping in the city with smartphone.

Doing Your Holiday Shopping Early? Keep These Return Policies From Target, Amazon, Costco & More In Mind

With the holidays and holiday sales fast approaching, it's smart to start your shopping early. The only downside? Return policies. If you decide to get ahead on your holiday expenses, you should get…

A Social Security card rests on top of a one hundred dollar bill.

What Social Security Will Look Like in 2035

The future of Social Security remains uncertain, forcing people to ask questions like, "Will Social Security run out?" According to the 2021 annual report from the Social Security board of trustees,…

Cropped shot of a senior woman looking out the window at home.

Social Security: Certain Life Changes Can Qualify You for Higher Benefits — What Are They?

Life, as everyone knows, is full of changes that occur with regularity from infancy through the senior years. When you reach retirement age, it's important to know how certain life changes can affect…

Lake Elsinore, CA, USA - January 30, 2022: Fake Social security card on prop US currency - Concept of Social Security Benefits.

6 Shakeups to Social Security Expected in the New Year

Social Security will be seeing a lot of changes in 2023, many of them tied to the biggest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in more than 40 years. The new COLA will impact payments to Social Security…

Aerial view of Costco Wholesale store and parking lot in San Diego, USA.

10 Best Costco Appetizers & Finger Foods To Buy for the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, the food you put out for guests is just as important as the gifts you give them. But, whether you're making a roast, a ham or even a turkey (if you can even find a good…

How Smart Home Tech Can Help Older Adults stock photo

SSI Schedule: Supplemental Security Income Payments for November 2022

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments will be back on a normal schedule in November 2022 after two straight months of outliers. SSI benefits are usually paid on the 1st of the month unless the…

Campaign event for former Florida Governor Charlie Crist at Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA - 01 Nov 2022

Student Loan Forgiveness: Approval Letters Are Being Sent, But It Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Money — Here’s Why

Despite legal entanglements that have temporarily halted the Biden administration's federal student loan forgiveness program, administration officials continue to inform borrowers that they are…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joe Marino/UPI/Shutterstock (12824746b)Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC22) in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

How Rich Is Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is an American businessperson and politician who currently serves as a member of the U.S. Congress from Georgia's 14th District and is often referred to by her initials,…

Portrait of happy black family with trolley shopping together at grocery store stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: Virginia EBT Benefits for December and Where To Get SNAP Discounts

SNAP helps low-income households purchase the food they need to make nutritious meals at home. In Virginia, SNAP is administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS), with automatic…

Couple a home looking at home finance documents, man looking up and smiling, woman with serious expression.

What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at 65?

For most of the last century, 65 has been considered the standard retirement age in the United States, but that doesn't mean most Americans actually retire at that age. As recently as 1992, the…

Senior Couple calculate their monthly expense. stock photo

Social Security COLA 2023: When Will My Benefits Increase Begin?

This week, the Social Security Administration announced the biggest payment increase for the program in decades. Every year since 1975, the SSA has instituted a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) after…

Joy and working time stock photo

10 Remote Seasonal Jobs for Holidays Open Now

With Black Friday right around the corner, many people are trying to make some extra money for holiday spending right now. In fact, according to one Deloitte survey, lower income Americans are…

u.s. Biden New York State Emergency Snowfall - 21 Nov 2022

Biden Extends Student Loan Pause to June 23 as Courts Stall Debt Forgiveness

The student loan payment pause — which was set to end Dec. 31, 2022 — will be extended to the end of June 2023 as the Biden administration awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on the federal student…

Cheerful little daughter helping the mother to carry groceries from the market stock photo

What Is the Highest Income for Food Stamps in 2022?

Americans who apply for federal Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are required to meet an extended set of eligibility criteria to qualify, and one of those has to do with income….

Shopping for fruit and veg stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: When Can I Anticipate December 2022 SNAP Payments?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive another sizable payment in December, which includes the 12.5% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) approved for fiscal year 2023….


‘Home Alone’: The Real Cost To Afford The Big House & Family Vacation to Paris

Every year around this time, as people settle into watching their favorite holiday films, there is one big question that always seems to come up without fail. Just what kind of job did Kevin…

Happy lesbian couple playing with their children at home.

Stimulus Checks Could Be Coming to These 4 States Soon

The last federal stimulus check went out in 2021, but individual states are starting to come through with financial help for residents as record inflation continues to affect many Americans' bottom…

Election 2022 California Governor Debate, San Franciso, United States - 23 Oct 2022

California Inflation Relief: Here’s When You’ll Get Paid in November

To help California residents battle inflation, the state started sending Middle-Class Tax Refund (MCTR) payments early October. However, some residents are still waiting for the one-time payments, and…

Girl open envelope letter reads it feel happy, career growth advance promotion, bank loan approve stock photo

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…


Social Security Benefits May Be Taxable

If you are collecting Social Security benefits during retirement or you receive survivor or disability benefits through Social Security, you could be liable for income taxes on a portion of those…

Man and her dog is relaxing at home and shopping electronics online during Black Friday sale.

Black Friday: Retailers Say Holiday Sales Strong Despite Inflation, Shoppers Buying Toys, Electronics and Apparel

Concern that Black Friday could be at risk due to inflation is diminishing — at least somewhat — as consumers storm stores in pursuit of great deals. Holiday Spending: Get Top Holiday Shopping and…

Sam's Club stock photo

Sam’s Club Cyber Monday Savings Event Is Coming — What To Expect

The average consumer's appetite for bargain hunting runs the gamut from avid to insatiable. With Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier every year, it's not shocking that Cyber Monday events…

Mother and daughter with shopping cart in market stock photo

Food Stamps: Massachusetts’ Benefits Schedule for December 2022 and How To Get SNAP EBT Discounts

SNAP is run by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) in Massachusetts, helping low-income households expand their food budget by sending out monthly benefits through the Massachusetts EBT…

asian fitness woman taking nutrient supplement or medicine by water in kitchen at home.

10 Quick Ways To Spend Your Extra FSA Money Before the December 31 Deadline

If you have a flexible spending account, or FSA, to help with healthcare costs, you may have funds in your account set to expire Dec. 31, 2022. See: 6 Mistakes To Avoid With Your FSAFind: 5 Surprising…

fresh bread on the shelf in the food and grocery store.

These Food Shortages Could Continue Into 2023

Persistent supply chain issues, climate change and the Russia-Ukraine war are just some of the reasons why food shortages will likely continue in 2023. See: 10 Best Costco Appetizers & Finger…

Grandparents with grandson shopping in supermarket stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: New York Benefits for December 2022 and Where To Find SNAP Discounts

New York state residents who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can expect to get their payments according to the usual schedule in December 2022. For residents of…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock (13036495k)Rep.

How Much is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Worth?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, made history when she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Here's a look at her finances.


Food Stamps by Household: How Much the 2023 COLA Boosted Monthly SNAP Benefits

Americans who depend on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to buy food have had a rough go of it in 2022 due to soaring prices for everything from eggs and bacon to veggies and…

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States.

7 Places Giving Away Land or Money To Move There

If you've joined the remote-work revolution, you might have the opportunity to move wherever you want for the first time in your career. Explore: GOBankingRates' Best Credit Cards for 2023Find Out: 5…

View from inside a mailbox of mail with the mailbox door slightly open.

Mailing a Holiday Check? Here’s How To Protect Monetary Gifts From Fraud

While giving money to your loved ones this holiday season is a very nice gesture, there are also some on the naughty list who have their eye on the mail this time of year and are looking to steal…

Cropped shot of an unrecognizable businesswoman counting money inside her office at work.

51% of Shoppers Cutting Back on Black Friday This Year — What To Do With the Money You Save

Soaring inflation in 2022 has convinced more than half of U.S. consumers to spend less this Black Friday compared to last year, according to a new survey from consumer research platform Attest. Those…

Happy New Year - A young beautiful black-haired girl is working on her blog on the first morning of January - I spend the first day of the new year working from home stock photo

Crowdfunding Charity Scams Flourish During Holidays — How To Protect Your Donations

Tis' the season for giving, especially with Giving Tuesday just around the corner. But scammers certainly won't be taking a holiday according to a recent AARP poll. Charity scams are quite common…

Worried concerned girl in Christmas Santa hat having problems with payment by credit card online for New Year purchases, looking at smartphone screen with puzzled face.

The 5 Top Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams To Look Out For This Year

Scammers are always figuring out new ways to con online shoppers, but during the season of giving (and of buying) they tend to be extra aggressive. Consumers need to be especially vigilant so as to…

Female Latina employee in supermarket stock photo

Social Security Raises Work Credit Amount to $1,640 — How It Could Impact Your Retirement Benefits

The Social Security Administration has announced changes for 2023, including the value of one work credit rising from $1,510 to $1,640. See: What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?More:…

Shot of a young woman shopping at a grocery store stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: November 2022 CalFresh Benefits in California and Where To Get SNAP EBT Discounts

CalFresh, California's version of SNAP, provides monthly food assistance to low-income households that meet state and federal eligibility guidelines. Benefits are distributed on the same monthly…

Napa, CA / USA - July 15, 2015: The Napa Valley Wine Train.

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….

Happy mature man talking to his grandchild while bringing Thanksgiving turkey to the table.

Thanksgiving Day Rescue: Last-Minute Grocery Deals, Including Turkey

Where did the time go this year, and how is it already Thanksgiving? If you're waking up to those questions this morning while also panicking about not having the essential ingredients for your feast,…

April 17, 2020 - Halifax, Canada - Costco Wholesale warehouse store located in the Bayers Lake retail park.

Costco Black Friday Deals You Shouldn’t Pass Up

Taking a page out of Walmart's book, Costco announced details of its own expansive Black Friday sales, which started in late October and run near the end of November. Dollar Tree: 5 High-Quality Items…

Happy adult retiree woman reading bank document stock photo

Social Security Schedule: When November 2022 Benefits Will Be Sent

Social Security recipients only have a couple more months left to gut it out with 2022 payments before they can look forward to much bigger checks next year. Earlier this month, the Social Security…

Young beautiful girl is shopping in the Mall.

20 Stores Open on Thanksgiving 2022

If you want to get ahead on your holiday shopping and score some deals, check out these stores that are open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Couple home after grocery shopping at supermarket store. Retail consumer, sustainable shopper and young people unpacking and checking food products, goods and groceries from reusable bag in a kitchen stock photo

Grocery Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day 2022

The table is set. Your family and friends are on the way. You woke up at 5 a.m. to get your turkey in the oven. While chopping and peeling and basting you realize you've forgotten one key ingredient,…

Happy extended family celebrating Thanksgiving and having traditional meal at dining table.

Is It Okay To Talk About Money at the Thanksgiving Table?

A lot of things might come up in conversation at the Thanksgiving dinner table, like critiquing the way Aunt Linda makes her corn casserole, or taking bets on who's going to win the football game…

Blind Student Reading Book stock photo

SSI Schedule Reminder: Supplemental Security Income Recipients Receive Two Payments in December 2022

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive two payments in December. SSI benefits are usually paid on the first of the month unless the date falls on a weekend, in which case payments…

Tired young mother working from home stock photo

Food Stamps: Fraud and Theft Are on the Rise — How Can You Prevent Them?

Fraud and theft involving food stamps have become so rampant in recent months that some recipients want to hold government agencies legally responsible when benefits are stolen. Among the complaints…

Turner worker working on drill bit in a workshop stock photo

Social Security: No Matter Your Age, Do Not Claim Benefits Until You Reach This Milestone

There's a magic number to know that can help you maximize your Social Security income when you are ready to retire. And it's not the number you might think it is. Social Security Schedule: When…

Smiling african american couple with shopping trolley choosing food in supermarket stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: Louisiana Purchase Card Benefits for December and Where To Get SNAP Discounts

Louisiana SNAP benefits are administered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), which provides food-purchasing assistance for low-income households. Benefits are…

Young woman reading nutrition label while buying diary product in supermarket. stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: Florida EBT Benefits for December 2022 and Where To Get SNAP 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…

Father giving high five to daughter in supermarket stock photo

Food Stamps Schedule: Georgia Benefits for December and Where To Find SNAP EBT Discounts

Georgia residents who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their monthly payments according to the usual schedule in December, with the first payments…

"Mexico City, Mexico - July 25, 2006: Costco store in Mexico City.

What Are Costco’s Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2022?

Before you make your list and check it twice, find out when Costco is open during the holidays so you don't miss any opportunities to save.

businessman evaluating most expensive stock

10 Top Stocks To Buy for 2022

Investment opportunities can come from many different sectors. If you're looking to buy stock in 2022, here's what you need to know.

The Fed - Federal Reserve - Washington - Inflation.

Who Wins and Who Loses When the Fed Hikes Interest Rates?

Every time the Federal Reserve interest rates rise and fall, someone benefits and someone suffers. Here's what you need to know about how the next Fed interest rate hike might impact your wallet.

GO in the Know 3

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended, Early White Elephant Gift Ideas & Top Financial News for Nov. 23

Happy Drinksgiving, everyone! Yes, the day before Thanksgiving is known for being the ultimate homecoming celebration, when many adults meet up with old friends and classmates who are back in town for…

Senior woman using digital tablet at home stock photo

Social Security: Waiting Until You’re 70 To Claim Could Give You a Six-Figure Boost

The debate about when to start collecting Social Security retirement benefits typically centers on the advantages of waiting as long as possible to ensure the highest check vs. collecting early to…

The young girl is choosing to buy vegetables at the supermarket.

SNAP FAQ: What Is the Georgia EBT Card and How Can Residents Apply For Benefits?

Georgia's SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, is administered and operated by the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services. The DFCS deposits monthly SNAP benefits to eligible…

Couple at farmer's market.

SNAP FAQ: What Is the Florida EBT Card and How Can Residents Apply For Benefits?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the nation's most important anti-hunger program, provides monthly benefits to eligible Floridian households via the Florida EBT card. SNAP is…

Lebanon - Circa June 2022: Dollar General Retail Location.

Dollar General Thanksgiving Deals You Shouldn’t Pass Up Just Before Black Friday

Savings-conscious shoppers know that dollar stores often serve up the best deals on everyday household items. And coming this Thanksgiving, one of the nation's biggest variety stores will be offering…

Working at home - remote work and studying during and after coronavirus pandemic.

Employment: Here Are 8 In-Demand Flex Jobs You Might Not Know You Could Do from Home

Nearly three years after the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world and rewrote the rules of work life, many employers have adopted more liberal policies about flexible work arrangements. These…

Close up of stuffed roasted turkey during family's dinner at dining table.

Americans Are Cutting Back on Fresh Veggies, Desserts and Wine This Thanksgiving To Save Money

Despite reports that many Americans will be altering their Thanksgiving plans by gathering with friends over pizza (or skipping the holiday altogether) to save money, a recent NeilsenIQ poll found…

Happy African American woman at home looking at a utility bill that came in the mail and smiling.

State Stimulus Updates To Know For November 2022

It's been hard to escape news about the U.S. economy the past few months as inflation continues at 40-year highs. The Fed announced yet another increase in interest rates on Nov. 2, resulting in the…

Senior Woman Calculating Domestic Expenses Making Notes, Surrounded With Papers and Gadgets, Sitting at Dining Table.

Social Security: What Is the Maximum Social Security Benefit You Can Receive in 2023?

The 8.7% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment that goes into effect in 2023 will boost payments across the board for recipients — including those who receive the maximum benefit this year….


The IRS Is Letting You Keep More Money in 2023, Increasing Standard Deductions for Inflation

The IRS has some good news for Americans struggling with rampant inflation: You may get to keep more of your money in 2023. Zelle Facebook Marketplace Scam: How To Recognize and Avoid This ScamFind: 9…

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere, London, UK - 30 Aug 2022

Black Friday Car Deals Show Big Savings, but Should You Buy One? Jeff Bezos Says No

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest days for shopping during the year, but not every deal is worth it. Jeff Bezos, billionaire Amazon founder, says consumers should hold off on making…

Trains and Automobiles Planes - 1987

‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’: How Much Would the Journey Home Cost Today?

It's been 35 years, and the 1987 movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" remains a holiday classic. Perhaps because it's so relatable — we've all had those special days you just want to be a perfect…

Education expense or student loan for post secondary education concept : Dollar bag, graduation cap on row of coins on a table, depicts loan or money designed to help students pay for associated fees.

One Year Later, Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Are Still Waiting for Forgiveness

The Biden administration has approved $14.5 billion in discharges for nearly 1.1 million borrowers who were defrauded by their colleges, since it has been in office, according to the Department of…

Lucky day.

10 Value Stocks To Invest In Now

Value stocks tend to fly under the radar — but that doesn't mean they can’t generate big profits. These 10 picks can be considered values in today’s market.

She is the cutest assistant stock photo

How Much Money Can You Save by Running Your Dishwasher at Night?

Contrary to popular thinking, washing dishes by hand is much less efficient than using your dishwasher. As Better Homes & Gardens noted, a recent study by Cascade found that Energy Star-certified…

market trading which including of Corporate, Fix income, Bond valuation, Government bond, Secularization and Municipal.

Will the Stock Market Recover in 2022 or 2023?

It has been painful to watch the stock market in 2022. So, how much has the stock market dropped in 2022? The S&P 500 is down over 17% year-to-date and has experienced declines well over 20% YTD…

A pre-school age girl helps her parents pick out veggies in the produce section at the grocery store.

Texas Lone Star SNAP Benefit Card — What Is It and How Can You Get One?

The Texas Health and Human Services department provides SNAP food benefits and temporary assistance for needy families in the form of cash through what it calls the Lone Star Card. It is a…

View Looking Out From Inside Of Refrigerator As Woman Unpacks Online Home Food Delivery.

SNAP FAQ: What is Massachusetts EBT and How Can Residents Apply for Benefits?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program, is run by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) in Massachusetts. SNAP helps low-income households…

Close-up photo of a woman buying cryptocurrency through a smart phone app that is also showing the growth graph.

XRP Ripple Price Prediction: 2022-2030

If you intend to take advantage of the low prices of this bear market to invest in cryptocurrency, you might be wondering how XRP coins may fare in the future.

Group of elegant young people exchanging gifts and smiling cheerfully during Christmas party, copy space.

How Does Your Christmas Spending Rank?

The holidays are coming with a big price tag this year. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans are "planning to spend generously" in 2022, even as inflation still impacts American household…

GO in the Know

Claiming Social Security Early Could Cost You $182K, TikTok’s Hiring & Top Financial News for Nov. 22, 2022

Today is Go For a Ride Day, so here's what you should do. First, catch up on our top financial stories of the day below. Then, take a break and go for a joy ride (not the dangerous kind) via your…

A Time for Family and Friends stock photo

Where in the US Is Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner Most Expensive (and Least)?

It's no secret that your Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings could be pricier this year. According to the latest USDA data, fresh turkey costs $1.14 per pound on average — 6.5% more than last…

California Homelessness, Sacramento, United States - 08 Nov 2022

California Inflation Stimulus: Didn’t Get Your Payment? It’s On Its Way

Sparked by state surpluses and growing state revenues, many U.S. states have passed tax relief programs to provide financial aid to residents since federal pandemic checks were discontinued in 2021….

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (12623743cr)Bob Iger attends the "West Side Story" premiere at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, in New YorkNY Premiere of "West Side Story", New York, United States - 29 Nov 2021.

How Much Is Bob Iger Worth?

If the Walt Disney Co. ever makes a movie about a former CEO who stepped down from the job and then shockingly returned less than two years later, it won't have to do much research. The producers can…

Happy boy and his grandmother about to eat turkey leg at dining table. stock photo

Will Social Security or Food Stamps Be Affected by the Thanksgiving Holiday?

Due to the upcoming holiday, some Social Security and SNAP recipients may notice benefit payments hitting on different days than expected. Payments are not typically distributed on federal holidays,…

Unhappy frustrated couple sitting on couch with cardboard boxes, eviction stock photo

What Is Zombie Mortgage Debt and Should I Pay It?

Old debts really can come back to haunt you. Some homeowners are facing threats of foreclosure actions on their homes for "zombie debt," or unpaid second mortgages (or loans involving the home as a…

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Just Had a Baby — How Much Is the ‘Black Widow’ Star Worth?

Scarlett Johansson is one of the most famous & wealth actresses in the world, starring in many popular movies. Find out how much the Black Widow star is worth.

Woman buying groceries online stock photo

How To Save Money By Downgrading Your Credit Card

According to a recent GOBankingRates survey, nearly 85% of American adults have at least one credit card. This isn't surprising, considering how convenient credit cards are. However, credit cards can…

Drink, Cup, Senior Women, Women, Happiness.

Claiming Social Security Early Could Cost You $182,000, New Study Says

Good things come to those who wait — including Social Security. According to a new study, if you wait until age 70 to start collecting benefits, you'll end up receiving nearly $200,000 more than you…