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Are You Spending More Than the Average American on 25 Everyday Items?

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Consumer Price Index: How Much Did Inflation Increase the Price of Bacon, Bread and Eggs?

Americans continued to pay more for food in April — particularly for eggs and dairy products — though the rate of inflation eased from previous months, according to the latest U.S. government…

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Stablecoin Terra Crash Renews Regulators’ Call for Crypto Legislation

Stablecoin terraUSD (UST) crashed on May 10 and is down 54% at $0.44 on the morning of May 11, prompting regulators to renew calls for cryptocurrency legislation. See: 20 Genius Things Mark Cuban Says…

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Consumer Price Index: How Much Did Inflation Increase in April 2022?

If a trip to the grocery store, gas station or your favorite restaurant has you feeling as if prices are still rising, you'd be right. Granted, the first of several planned interest rate hikes by the…

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Small Business Optimism Remains Low, Inflation Concerns Highest Since 1980

Small business sentiment did not improve in April, with inflation continuing to be a major problem. Indeed, 32% of small business owners reported it's their single most important problem in operating…

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Does Jack in the Box Accept SNAP EBT Cards for Payment?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, helps low-income families and individuals purchase food they need from participating locations. SNAP benefits typically can't be used to buy hot…

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Are Social Security and SSDI the Same Thing?

The Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs are both managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and provide benefits to those who are unable to work, but each…

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Social Security Optimization: Maximize Your Benefits Even If You Start Collecting Early

The rule of thumb for collecting Social Security benefits is the earlier you claim, the less you will receive via your monthly check. Conversely, the longer you wait, the larger your monthly benefit…

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SNAP Schedule: Social Security Number Determines When Louisiana Payments Distribute in May

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income households; however, monthly funds account for only a portion of monthly food…

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Gas Prices Break All-Time High — Are Biden’s Energy Policies to Blame?

Anyone hoping that gas prices might already have peaked got some bad news on Monday, as average prices hit a new all-time high and left some industry watchers speculating that prices at the pump could…

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Philip Morris Looks to Buy European Smokeless-Tobacco Rival — Should You Invest Before It Happens?

As cigarette sales continue to steadily decline post-pandemic — after a brief surge during the pandemic when people were stuck at home — U.S.-based tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI)…

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Want to Make Money in the Metaverse? Here Are Some Classes You Can Take

Job opportunities in the metaverse continue to grow, according to a study from job search engine Adzuna as reported by GOBankingRates. The study showed job listings on the platform as being up 379%…

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Baby Formula Shortage Worsens: Recalls and Supply Chain Issues Make It Hard for New Parents To Feed Infants

The baby formula out-of-stock rate nationwide sits at 40%, according to a report from Datasembly. In Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Texas, and Tennessee the rates were greater than 50%…

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