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Stimulus Update: How To Request an IRS Trace for Lost Child Tax Credit Payment

Are you missing one or more advanced payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC)? You may need to request a payment trace with the IRS, especially if your budget largely depends on the monthly check….

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Social Security Schedule: When You’ll Receive Payments for the Start of 2022

With the news surrounding new COLA increases to monthly social security benefit checks, the remaining payments for the start of the year can be a bit confusing. See: Social Security: How To Boost Your…

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Stimulus Update: What COVID-Era Programs Will Continue in 2022?

It's been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the United States, creating economic chaos and leading to a series of federal stimulus programs to help struggling individuals and…

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This Is the Average Social Security Benefit for 2022 With Added COLA

Social Security is getting a big change this year — in fact, the largest one in almost four decades. See: Social Security Payment Schedule 2022 — What Dates to Watch Out For Find: How To Refinance a…

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Biden Announces Insurance Companies Must Reimburse You For At-Home COVID Tests

Amid a surge of Omicron cases throughout the country and the world, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, Jan. 4, that as of next week, insurance companies will reimburse the purchases of at-home…

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Samsung to Open Virtual Version of its Flagship Store in Metaverse – Will the Move Raise Stock Prices?

Samsung is opening a virtual version of its flagship store, named 837X, in the Decentraland metaverse. How is the news affecting stock prices?

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Tax Prep: IRS Says Gathering Your Documents Is the First Step

This year's tax prep may be a bit more complicated than usual for many people. For starters, many who have never filed taxes before will be looking to file in order to claim the balance of their…

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Coinbase Stock Stumbles Despite Bank of America Upgrade – Is the Stock Still a Buy?

Bank of America analysts upgraded Coinbase to a "Buy" opinion on Thursday, Jan. 6 as they have "been observing increasing signs of revenue diversification beyond retail crypto trading, a trend we…

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GameStop Solidifies NFT Platform Plans — Should You Buy the Stock?

GameStop — a company which reached somewhat cult-like status among redditors by becoming a so-called meme stock — has solidified its plans to launch an NFT platform. The move comes in an apparent…

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‘COVID Fatigue is Real’ — Why Leading Economists Say Omicron Isn’t Going To Stop Americans From Spending

If soaring inflation hasn't stopped Americans from spending money, then Omicron won't either — at least according to a few leading economists. Stimulus Checks in 2022? How Omicron Could Prompt…

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Dodge Incoming Interest Rate Hikes With These Smart Investment Strategies

On the heels of this morning's disappointing jobs report — and with inflation surging near 7% over the year — the central bank has also signaled it will make aggressive monetary policy moves as the…

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Social Security Claims: More Retirees Would Apply Online if Answers to Questions Were Readily Available

The Social Security Administration's online tools could help meet the growing demand for SSA services, but a new study suggests that only about 35% claim benefits completely online. See: The…

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