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The Highest-Paid Players in the NBA Finals: Giannis vs. Everyone Else

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Which Job Sectors Have Enjoyed the Fastest Wage Increases?

Not all sectors of the U.S. economy have had the same impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, and not all are recovering at the same rate. Some sectors enjoyed steady growth throughout the pandemic,…

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How Do You Plan To Spend the Child Tax Credit? Take Our Poll

The first set of Child Tax Credit payments are being dispersed on July 15. The benefit is a tax credit offered through the American Families Plan stimulus relief bill that was signed into law in…

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It’s Child Tax Credit Time, Here Are All The Important Dates

The first monthly payments for the child tax credit are scheduled to hit bank accounts on July 15. There are some important dates to keep in mind for upcoming payments, as well as if you are looking…

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4 Million Taxpayers Anticipate IRS Refund This Week For Overpaid Unemployment Benefits

Almost 4 million refunds will be sent out this week to taxpayers who overpaid taxes on their 2020 unemployment benefits, the IRS recently announced. Read: Biden and IRS Put Pressure on Crypto Tax…

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Biden and IRS Put Pressure on Crypto Tax Avoidance, Transactions Over $10,000

The IRS has been increasing its efforts to clamp down on crypto tax dodgers, and Biden's recent budget proposal could further tighten regulations surrounding virtual currency. Take Our Poll: Which…

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Pandemic Fraudsters Swindled Nearly $500 Million From Americans — And They’re Not Finished Yet

Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have lost nearly $500 million in COVID-related scams, according to data from the Federal Trade Commission. The agency is now warning that scammers may try to…

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If You Received The Child Tax Credit Letter From the IRS, Here’s What You Need To Know

The first monthly payment for the advance child tax credit hit bank accounts this morning as millions of American families are expected to receive the benefit. See: Child Tax Credit Payment Schedule…

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College Student Eligibility for Child Tax Credit: Don’t Miss Your $500 Payment Next Month

The payments from the Child Tax Credit portion of the American Rescue Plan will start hitting bank accounts in the next month. See: Child Tax Benefits Will Start Hitting Accounts July 15 Find: You May…

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How Long Will the Child Tax Credit Payments Last?

Millions of American families are waiting in anticipation for the first monthly $300 payment from the advance child tax credit which will be disbursed on July 15, and continue through the middle of…

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IRS Updates Child Tax Credit Direct Deposit Portal

In a press release yesterday, the IRS announced it has upgraded an important online tool to allow families to quickly update their bank account information to ensure they receive their monthly child…

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It’s Almost Child Tax Credit Time — Are You Eligible?

On July 15, eligible Americans will receive their first monthly installment of the child tax credit expansion which is part of the stimulus relief bill. See: You May Want to Opt Out of Monthly Child…

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Having Trouble Accessing the Child Tax Credit Portal? Here’s How To Sign Into ID.me

The IRS has created specific online portals for updating your personal information and managing the payments that will begin to be distributed on July 15. See: How Is the Child Tax Credit Calculated?…

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Which Cryptocurrency Are You Invested In? Take Our Poll

Cryptocurrency has become such a hot topic and commodity that it has even started to spawn its own offspring — in a manner of speaking, at least. With Baby Doge, a "new crypto birthed by fans of the…

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Cryptocurrency Investments Poll

Your insights about your interests, habits and concerns help us inform our storytelling. Please take our poll (all answers are totally anonymous). After you answer a few questions, the results will…

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