Stimulus Update, ‘Shark Tank’ Fails, Seasonal Side Gigs & Top Financial News for Oct. 21, 2022

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Happy Friday and happy International Day of the Nacho! But, why isn’t it plural? While we do enjoy a nacho, there’s something about nachos, with an “s,” that sounds even better to us. As we continue to mull over the singular/plural status of one of the finest appetizers, get caught up on today’s top financial stories before the weekend starts.

The Big Lead: 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 claim them. Read the full story here

Plus, will we ever receive stimulus checks again? Get the answer here

Economic Spotlight: Americans Are Spending $445 More a Month Than a Year Ago

Persistent high inflation and consumer prices are responsible for the typical U.S. household spending $445 a month more to purchase the same goods and services they did a year ago, according to financial consulting and research authority Moody’s Analytics. Find out how you can trim your bills

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That’s Interesting: 5 ‘Shark Tank’ Fails That Cost Big Money

“Shark Tank” is an ABC TV phenomenon in which angel investors, known as “sharks,” consider startup business ideas by aspiring entrepreneurs to see if they want to invest. For every success, there are just as many failures — some more spectacular than others. Here are five of the biggest fails.

Bonus: Seasonal Side Gigs To Help You Save for the Holidays

If you’re looking for a wintertime side hustle, 2022 is the year you’ll earn more working part-time for the corporations that have the cash to compete for your labor. Read the full story here

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Heather Taylor is a senior finance writer for GOBankingRates. She is also the head writer and brand mascot enthusiast for PopIcon, Advertising Week’s blog dedicated to brand mascots. She has been published on HelloGiggles, Business Insider, The Story Exchange, Brit + Co, Thrive Global, and more media outlets. 

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