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What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?

Your retirement benefit amount depends on how much you've earned over your lifetime at jobs for which you paid Social Security taxes — and the age at which you claim. You can claim Social Security…

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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.

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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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Will Food Stamps Increase Because of Inflation?

Even in a year when prices for just about everything are skyrocketing, the surging price of food stands out. In June, the federal government's food-at-home index — meaning food you buy at a grocery…

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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…

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SNAP Schedule: When Can I Anticipate August 2022 Payments?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program that provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income households. While the U.S. Department…

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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….

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How Much Money Will Inflation Reduction Act Save You? Here’s How To Do the Math

The $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law by President Biden on Aug. 16, which aims to curb inflation and reduce the national deficit by $305 billion over the next decade, ABC News…

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Free 1-Year Grubhub Subscription: How Bank of America Cardholders Can Take Advantage

If you are a Bank of America cardholder — and especially if you're hungry — then you're in luck. Eligible BofA cardholders can now receive Grubhub+ free for one year. The free membership gives you…


Social Security: How Do I Sign Up for Direct Deposit?

Since 1999, it has been federal law that all Federal payments except for tax refunds must be issued electronically. This means that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries…

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Food Stamps: Can You Use Your SNAP EBT Card at Gas Stations?

With gas prices approaching $4 a gallon in some regions as we head into the weekend, individuals on a fixed income may be struggling to make ends meet. You might even wonder if you can use your EBT…

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How Much Does a Person on Social Security Make?

When you retire and start collecting Social Security benefits, the amount of monthly income you get from the program depends on a number of factors, from the amount of money you earned during your…

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Stranded Travelers’ Rights: DOT Tells Airlines Do Better With Customer Service or We Will Take Over

Travelers have been faced with extremely frustrating and complicated flying experiences in recent months, largely due to a slew of cancellations and delays partially caused by labor shortages. Now,…

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GO in the Know: New Social Security Allowances & Top Financial News for August 19

Happy Friday! We're kicking off the weekend on a high note since today is National Soft Ice Cream Day. Grab your favorite soft serve cone and read up on today's top financial stories. The Big Lead: 12…

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Walmart vs. Target: Why Discounts Drastically Affected Profits in Opposite Directions

Inflation-weary consumers tired of paying high prices have been scouting deep discounts this year, prompting retailers like Walmart and Target to slash prices on items to help move excess inventory…

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SNAP 2022: Is My State Giving Out Extra EBT Food Stamp Money in June?

Emergency allotments were authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to help address temporary food needs during the pandemic for SNAP households. According to the U.S. Department of…

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Stimulus Update: Connecticut to Give Families $257.87 per Child in Back to School Relief

Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the Connecticut Department of Social Services will deliver a one-time COVID-19 relief special benefit to more than 15,000 low-income households as a way to alleviate the…

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Farewell, New York and California! Wealthy Americans are Moving to States with Lower Taxes

When the taxes get tough the rich get going — to states with more lenient tax policies. According to new research from SmartAsset, since the onset of the pandemic, Americans earning $200,000 or more…

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12 New Social Security ‘Compassionate Allowances’ – Can You Get a Faster Pay-Out?

The Social Security Administration has added 12 new health conditions under its Compassionate Allowances program, meaning people with these conditions now have faster access to Social Security…

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Social Security Statements Just Got Easier: How Can I Get a Copy For Retirement Planning?

The Social Security Statement just got a revamp, and your information is now easier to find than ever. See: Is Social Security Income Taxable? Find: Social Security: New Study Shows How Logging on to…

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Porsche is Auctioning a Working Replica of Sally Carrera From Pixar’s ‘Cars’ – Here’s How You Can Own It

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2002 911 Carrera, Pixar Animation Studios, Porsche Cars North America and Style Porsche in Weissach (Porsche's design and development center in Germany) have…

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How Do I Fight Overpayment of Social Security?

Getting a bigger check than you should from the Social Security Administration might seem like a stroke of luck at first blush, but what it really means is that you'll have to wade through the…

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Costco Apparel Under $100: 10 Chic Clothing Items Perfect for Back to School or the Office

Costco is looking good lately. Not only can you get bargains on everything in bulk and get a $1.50 hot dog for dinner, but you can also look fashionable for less, too. That goes for back to school (or…

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Student Loan Holiday May End Soon: Financial Ramifications and How To Begin Repaying Your Debt

For borrowers, the official federal student loan payment moratorium comes to an end on Sept. 1 after almost two-and-a-half years of a loan payment hiatus. See: Stimulus Updates To Know for August…

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SNAP for Seniors: How Rhode Island Is Making Strides Against Food Insecurity Among Elderly

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee — joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and other elected leaders and advocates — recently passed legislative and budget initiatives to…

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LGBTQ+ Social Security: What Survivor Benefits Are You Eligible For?

Roughly 4 million widows and widowers receive survivor's benefits from their spouse's payments into Social Security, according to In the past, LGBTQ+ couples had been denied these benefits…

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Social Security: 3 Reasons Why Record COLA Increase in 2023 Could Backfire on Seniors

The Social Security Administration recalculates Social Security benefits annually to keep pace with inflation. The cost of living allowance is based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Wage…

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How Much Is Home Depot Worth?

The Home Depot offers customers a convenient way to purchase home improvement tools and supplies from over 2,300 locations in North America. A household name among craftspeople, builders and…

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How Much Is Walmart Worth?

Walmart is the nation's largest private employer, and its varied selection of goods, from home furnishings and electronics to groceries, appeals to millions. The multinational retail chain achieved…

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Inflation Reduction Act: These 31 Electric Vehicles Qualify for EV Credits

This week, the Inflation Reduction Act passed the House of Representatives and was signed into law by President Biden.  Inflation Reduction Act: What Savings Are Instant Rebates vs. Tax CreditsRising…

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GO in the Know: Social Security Offices Under Fire & Top Financial News for August 18

It's Never Give Up Day, and we certainly hope you are not giving up despite the many challenges — financial and otherwise — many of us are facing today. Take care of yourself, and keep on truckin'….

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How Much Is Sen. Lisa Murkowski Worth?

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska is seeking re-election in 2022, hoping voters send her back to Washington again after 20 years in the Senate. It looks like she is in a good place to…

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4 Reasons Waterfront Rental Property is a Good Investment (and Some Reasons Why It’s Not)

While buying a home is getting more complicated (and pricier) due to inflation, rising interest rates and low inventory, buying a vacation home could be fruitful. More specifically, buying a…

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Sellers Beware: Amazon is Increasing Fees For The Holiday Season

Amazon is passing on some inflation-related price increases to its sellers this holiday season. Save More: Back-to-School Tips To Help You Cut CostsFind: 8 Purchases Retirees Almost Always Regret "As…

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Tesla Creates Confusion Around Charging Station Membership for Non-Tesla EVs — Is It a Bargain or Not?

In a very short-lived announcement, it originally seemed Tesla had announced extremely low Supercharger membership prices for non-Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. Tesla Net Worth: How Much Is…

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Gen Z’s 5 Biggest Money Mistakes and What Experts Say You Can Do to Fix Them

Every generation has their own way of doing things, broadly speaking. When it comes to money, Gen Z's financial habits have been quite different from those exhibited by baby boomers in the past. See:…

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Teachers Can Write Off up to $300 in Expenses in 2022 — What Purchases Qualify?

The beginning of the new school year means most teachers will hit the stores to load up on various books, supplies and teaching materials. Those who do can deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom…


Tax Credit: Californians Could Save Thousands by Installing Solar — Here’s How

Solar energy has been getting heavily pushed in recent years as the effects of climate change becomes clearer. But it turns out that solar energy isn't just good for the planet, it's good for your…

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2023 Social Security COLA Estimate Dips Slightly After April CPI Report but Still Sees Highest Adjustment in 41 Years

A slight deceleration in the U.S. inflation rate in April led one senior citizens advocacy group to lower its 2023 cost-of-living adjustment estimate for Social Security recipients, though it's still…

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Credit Card Interest Rates Skyrocket While Credit Card Companies Rake in Profits — Is Tighter Regulation the Answer?

This year's aggressive interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve have led to similar hikes in credit card interest rates, with the average credit card rate in the U.S. hitting 17.99% as of Aug. 17,…

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Which States Are Most Interested (and Does It Correlate With Their Debt)?

Student loan forgiveness is one of the hottest topics President Joe Biden has been mulling over so far this year. See: Surprising Things You Can Buy With Food Stamps in the SouthMore: Looking To…

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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…

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Claim Social Security Too Early? There Are Still Ways to Increase Your Income

Americans can claim Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but that's not always the best option. The longer you wait to collect, the higher your Social Security payment when you do…

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Inflation Surprise: $55 Million in Bonuses Plus Deeper Discounts Await Lowe’s Hourly Employees

During its third-quarter earnings report Wednesday, Lowe's Home Improvement announced that it will be offering its hourly employees $55 million in bonuses to help compensate for the still-excessive…

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Social Security Offices Under Fire: Summer Heat Wave Prompts Safety Concerns

The combination of hot weather and ongoing customer service issues at the Social Security Administration has created a worrying problem this summer: safety concerns over Social Security customers who…

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Food Savings: 5 Things To Consider Before Shopping At Salvage Grocery Stores

As grocery prices skyrocket, some consumers are turning to options beyond supermarkets to feed their families on a budget. One of the more attractive bargain options for shoppers are salvage grocery…

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Interest Rates May Stop Upward Swing ‘At Some Point,’ July Fed Minutes Suggest — Experts Clash on How Soon

The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its July 26-27 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Aug. 17, noting that "in discussing potential policy actions at upcoming meetings,…

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Cardano (ADA) Price Prediction 2022

Cardano (ADA) is a cryptocurrency currently worth about $0.55 per coin, down from an all-time high of $3.10 last summer. The coin has a market cap of roughly $18.8 billion as of August 2022. Despite…

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Remote Jobs and Women: How Working From Home Has Altered the Family Dynamic, Mental Health and More

Earlier this year, Forbes published an article that asked, "Could the new hybrid workplace turn some women into second-class employees?" It focused on the very delicate work-life balance that pervades…

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GO in the Know: Best Day To Buy Gas, Retirement Regrets & Top Financial News for August 17

It's National Thrift Shop Day, but before you head out to find some cheap, cool threads, carve some time out of your day to catch up on the top financial stories out there. We've made it easy for you….

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Maximize Your School Supply Savings With These Handy Tips

As we enter the "Sunday evening of the summer," aka August, many parents are beginning to think about back-to-school shopping. Shoppers are expected to spend at least last year's breaking $37 billion…

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What To Know About Disneyland Annual Pass Price Hikes Before You Re-Up

Annual Magic Key renewals for Disneyland resort in California will begin on August 18. However, customers should expect to pay a heftier price. Save Money: The Best and Worst Days of the Week To Buy…

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$7.1 Billion in US Medical Debt Erased by Nonprofit Group — How They Did It

Medical debt is plaguing the lives of many Americans: 41% of adults currently have some debt caused by medical or dental bills, according to a July Kaiser Family Foundation survey. But there is some…

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Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act: Here Are the Biggest Non-Green Issues That Will Impact Your Wallet

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Aug. 16, legislation which has largely been touted as a climate and energy bill. But there are some other major components of the act…

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Beware Meme Stock Resurgence: Experts Advise Against Bed Bath & Beyond, GameStop

Meme stock mania has been making a comeback in the past few weeks, but now, several analysts and experts advise against them, with some calling them "zombie stocks." Discover: Is the Meme Stock Craze…

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Retirement Planning: The Largest Expenses Average Retirees Pay and How To Prepare Now

Retirement is expensive. As GOBankingRates previously reported, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that people age 75 and older spend $38,691 per year, on average. What's the biggest expense…

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When Social Security Runs Out: What the Program 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,…

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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…

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The Best and Worst Days of the Week To Buy Gas May Surprise You

Gas prices have declined for the ninth straight week, but filling up at the pumps will still set you back a hefty sum. When it comes to steep gas prices, it pays to know where and when to fill up….

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Social Security: How To Request Retroactive Payments If You Started Collecting After Your Full Retirement Age

If you decided to wait until full retirement age to begin collecting Social Security, you can request retroactive payments that are typically delivered via a one-time, lump-sum payment when you file…

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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. If you're looking for a change of pace in a brand-new place,…

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What is SNAP & Is it The Same as Food Stamps?

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a government program spearheaded by the Food and Nutrition Services branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program provides benefits,…

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Student Debt: Education Dept. Cancels $3.9 Billion — Is Your Loan Included?

The U.S. Department of Education has wiped another large batch of student loans off the books, announcing Tuesday that it will discharge all remaining federal student loans that borrowers received to…

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Early Retirement Hack: A New IRS Rule Lets You Withdraw More From Your Retirement Accounts Without Penalty

The IRS recently made changes to the amount of money that can be withdrawn each year from retirement accounts before age 59 1/2. As with the increase in overall inflation, the reasonable interest rate…

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SNAP 2022: Is My State Extending Emergency Allotment Money for August?

Emergency allotments were authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to help address temporary food needs of SNAP households during the pandemic. According to the U.S. Department of…

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You Could Save Nearly $3,000 as FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Can you hear that? It's the sound of less expensive, over-the-counter hearing aids being approved by the FDA. See: What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?Find: 8 Purchases Retirees…

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Back Taxes: Is an IRS Offer in Compromise a Good Idea Before Interest Rates Hit 6% in October?

The IRS's announcement that it will raise interest rates on underpayment and overpayment of income taxes means millions of Americans will face yet another cost increase in a year of historic…

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How Much is Former GOP House Member Liz Cheney Worth?

Liz Cheney, 56, is a lawyer, politician, political analyst and author who served as the Republican representative from Wyoming since she was elected in 2016. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, she conceded the…

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National Thrift Shop Day: 10 Tips For A Successful Haul

It seems like it's always national "something" day, and Aug. 17 is no exception — it's National Thrift Shop Day! It's an occasion for penny-pinchers, collectors and fashionistas to celebrate their…

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Could $3,600 Child Tax Credit Return? Here’s What Bernie Sanders Is Proposing

Sen. Bernie Sanders seems doggedly persistent in terms of re-introducing a federal child tax credit as of late, pushing for such on the heels of sweeping economic legislation in the form of President…

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Social Security: How Inflation Impacts Paycheck Withholding

If you wonder how inflation affects the amount of Social Security taxes withheld from your paycheck, you can start by knowing this: Your tax obligation pretty much always goes up, regardless of the…

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5 Side Gigs You and Your Family Will Love To Do Together

Cutting expenses to save money isn't always feasible, and working a second job or side gig may take up too much of your time. However, there could be a perfect solution to addressing your finances…

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Inflation Reduction Act: What Savings Are Instant Rebates vs. Tax Credits

With President Joe Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Aug. 16, it marks one of the biggest spending packages in American history at $750 billion, per CNN. In total, $430 billion…

Spring in Nashua, New Hampshire stock photo’s 10 ‘Hottest ZIP Codes of 2022’ Highlight Where Homes Sell Fastest and Why

In a year marked with high mortgage rates and an increase in housing supply, home prices continue to rise. According to, the national median listing price for a single-family home was…

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GO in the Know: New Car Prices Break Records, SNAP Adds Payment Provider & Top Financial News for August 16

It's National Tell a Joke Day, but unfortunately all the jokes I know are about pizza and I don't think you'll like them — they're too cheesy. Anyway, here are today's top financial stories. The Big…

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Food Stamps: Instacart Expands SNAP EBT Payments to 10 More States — Is Yours One of Them?

Americans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits now have a lot more options to make online grocery purchases via Instacart. On Monday, the platform said SNAP electronic…

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Delivery Savings: Instacart Now Allows You To Order From Two Stores Without Paying Extra

Instacart has announced a new feature that allows users to add items to their grocery orders from multiple retailers without paying an extra fee. The company stated that the new feature — called…

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Gen Z Jobs: The 3 Most Popular Gigs and Companies Zoomers Want to Work For

Say what you will about their obsession with TikTok and memes, but Gen Z hasn't necessarily had it easy. Years of their youth were overshadowed by the pandemic and now they're at the mercy of a…

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Secret Food Stamps Loophole to Get Your Starbucks Fix with EBT

Despite what you might have heard, it's not really true that there's a Starbucks on every street corner, but enough are around that you shouldn't have any problem finding one in most American cities….

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Major Food Stamps Change Means More Grocery Options for SNAP Users Everywhere

The addition of a new third-party payment provider to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program should be good news for grocers that want to accept digital payments for purchases — and good news…

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5 Ways to Get Your Old Job Back if You Regret Your ‘Great Resignation’

During the pandemic, the new term "The Great Resignation" came into the cultural consciousness. It refers to the record amounts of people quitting their jobs over the past few years and still…

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New Car Prices Break Records: Average Monthly Payment Hits $733

Buying a new car continued to get more expensive in July thanks to rising sticker prices and interest rates, with the estimated typical monthly payment hitting a new record high of $733, according to…

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Current EV Tax Credits To End as Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act — What Happens Now?

President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, due to be signed into law on August 16, will have a major impact on electric vehicle tax credits — including a restructuring of credits worth up to…

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Walmart Accepts EBT/SNAP Food Stamps As Payment — What Are the Restrictions?

Walmart accepts EBT card purchases at all locations that sell food and grocery items. Your EBT card can be used the same way you would use your debit card, and EBT cardholders in 48 states can also…

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Social Security’s 87th Birthday: 6 Things You May Not Know About the Program’s History

On Sunday, August 14, Social Security turned 87 years old. The U.S. government first instituted the program on the same date in 1935 to eventually offer retirement, disability and survivor benefits to…

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Here’s What To Do During a Crypto Crash in 2022

Despite the hot weather, the country is still deep in the icy clutches of the ongoing crypto winter. A market long dominated by speculators trying to make a fast buck, cryptocurrency has never been a…

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School Supply Donations Are Tax Deductible: Where To Donate and What To Give

Buying school supplies is a fun rite of summer for most American families, but for others, it's just another money stress. That's especially true now amid the highest inflation rate in more than four…

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How Much Is Carvana Worth?

Carvana is a Wall Street darling and has grown tremendously over the past few years. Learn about Carvana's current value and future outlook before investing.

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Stimulus Checks: Is Your State Giving Out Cash This Fall?

There have been three rounds of stimulus checks issued since the onset of the pandemic, but another round is sorely needed by many. States are rising to the occasion, however, not every state is…

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GO in the Know: Cost of Buying a Home Soars & Top Financial News for August 15

Today is a classic case of good news, bad news. First, the bad news — it's Monday. But now, the good news — it's National Relaxation Day. So take a load off and catch up on today's top financial…

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EV Curiosity: How to Rent an Electric Car

Good news for U.S. motorists — the national average price for regular gasoline has finally dipped below $4 a gallon after months of record-setting cost levels. See: 5 Things To Always Buy at…

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Switching Jobs Has Increased Salaries at Record Rates

"Should I stay or should I go?" If you've been asking yourself that question about your current job, the answer might be to jump ship now — at least, if you want to earn more money. Explore: 9 Remote…

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New York Allocates $44.4 Million Stimulus Money For Nutrition & Back to School Aid

The state of New York hasn't shied away from opening its coffers to help its needy citizens this year, as Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the release of a further $44.4 million in federal pandemic…

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Energy Secretary Says Gas Prices Will Continue to Fall — Unless This Happens

The nation's top energy official has some cheery news for American motorists — your gas prices should continue to fall in the coming months, and possibly hit their lowest point since last winter….

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7 Easy Ways To Save On Groceries, Gas & More Amid Continued Inflation

After a whirlwind year that has seen inflation skyrocket, rates may finally be cooling down. The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows the cost of various goods and services increased 8.5% in July…

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Rental Scams Are on The Rise As Cost of Living Continues to Skyrocket — Here’s What to Watch For

If you're on the hunt for a rental home these days, beware of deals that seem too good to be true — because they probably are. The Better Business Bureau's Scam Tracker found that more than 2,400…

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Are Social Security and SSI the Same Thing?

Social Security benefits replace a portion of your lifetime earnings when you retire, develop a qualifying disability or go to your spouse, children or survivors after you die. Unlike Social Security…


Younger Generations More Likely To Share Salary Info — Why This Is Welcome Trend for Equal Pay

There has been an increasing push for pay transparency recently, notably to reduce gender pay inequality in the workplace. However, a new GOBankingRates survey found that not everyone is comfortable…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lamkey Rod/CNP/ABACA/Shutterstock (13065740af)United States Senator Joe Manchin III (Democrat of West Virginia) offers his opening statement during a Senate Committee Rules and Administration hearing to examine the Electoral Count Act, focusing on the need for reform, in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

5 Ways the Inflation Reduction Act Falls Short for American Families

The House signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law on Friday. The extensive bill is targeted at fighting climate change, slashing the national deficit and lowering the price of prescription…

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Social Security: 5 Uncomfortable Questions Every Woman Needs Answered

Women tend to live longer than men, on average, according to the Social Security Administration. Yet, they earn less than men over their lifetime. That leads to women receiving 81% of the amount men…

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