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National Boycott Called as Gas Prices Drop For a Third Straight Week — Will It Work?

It's probably just a coincidence — at least according to one expert — but a recent dip in U.S. gasoline prices has coincided with calls for a national boycott of gas stations that began circulating…

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Social Security: Can I Still Collect Benefits if I Live Outside the US?

If you're eligible to receive Social Security benefits, you may receive your payments outside of the U.S. However, the Social Security Administration has noted that there are countries to which they…

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What Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage and Why Is It Considered Risky?

When interest rates are low, conventional mortgages rule the day. There's no need to take a chance with an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) if you can lock in a 3.5% or lower rate for 30 years. See: How…

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Housing Prices Are Expected to Drop in These Cities — Is Yours One of Them?

Housing prices could drop by as much as 10% in many U.S. cities, per Fortune, referencing a new report from Moody's Analytics. However, the dip won't represent a national home price correction,…

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Here’s Where to Buy Groceries in Bulk Online for Delivery — Will It Save You Money?

Saving money in a period of skyrocketing inflation is the financial equivalent of running an obstacle course, as prices for everything from bacon and ground beef to milk, eggs, potatoes and rice are…

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Social Security: You Could Lose Your Benefits If You Didn’t Report Your Marriage to the SSA

Wedding month is upon us. For brides and grooms, that often means a long list of last-minute things to do, from a final fitting for your dress or tux to putting together wedding favors. But if you're…

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SpaceX Can Now Link Airplanes, Boats and More to Starlink Internet — Unless 5G Renders It ‘Unusable’

The Federal Communications Commission granted approval for Elon Musk's SpaceX company to provide Starlink satellite internet to a range of vehicles, including RVs and planes. While the decision is a…

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Social Security: Most Americans Will Never Reach Maximum Benefits — Here’s Why

If you are of an age to receive Social Security benefits, it is likely that you are not getting the overall maximum monthly payment of $4,194. To do so would require you to have worked 35 years,…

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US Technically in a Recession? Breaking Down Atlanta Fed Numbers and Potential Impact

Fears of a U.S. recession moved from the worry stage to the reality stage late last week, according to a Federal Reserve tracker that says the recession has already begun. See: 10 Things You Should…

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Costco’s Holiday Hours 2022

Before you make your list and check it twice, find out when Costco is open during the holidays so you don't miss any opportunities to save.

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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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What Stores Are Open on July Fourth?

Americans are ready to celebrate to the max after missing out on the full extent of Fourth of July festivities the past couple of years due to the pandemic. As such, more and more retailers are making…

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How Rich Is Former President Donald Trump as He Turns 76?

Donald Trump has held numerous titles in his first 75 years: father of five, grandfather of 10, husband (three times), billionaire, developer, reality television show host, president of the United…

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SNAP Schedule: When Can I Anticipate July 2022 Payments?

SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is the largest federal assistance program, providing food-purchasing assistance to low-income households. While it's overseen by the U.S. Department of…

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Social Security: Women Get $354 Per Month Less Than Men – Here’s Why

One of the reasons Social Security checks can cover bills for some retirees and not others is because benefits are based on income earned before retirement. The more you earn working, the more you pay…

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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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Uber Lost and Found Index 2022: The Strangest (and Most Common) Items People Leave Behind

Many of us have forgotten a phone or a wallet in the back of an Uber. But what about forgetting a spray tan machine, 10 pounds of hamburger meat or a Billie Eilish ukulele? It happens too, apparently….

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18 Fourth of July Freebies and Specials in 2022

This weekend kicks off Fourth of July celebrations across the United States. From coast to coast, there will be plenty of cookouts, fireworks and deals at all your favorite places. GOBankingRates…

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Despite High Gas Costs Most Americans Are Sticking With July 4 Travel Plans

The 4th of July weekend is a welcome mid-year pause and a chance to enjoy a few days away with family and friends. But over the past two years, many have had their Independence Day travel plans…

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What Is the Next Big Cryptocurrency To Explode in 2022?

Cryptocurrency might have started out as a Wild West of investing dominated by mavericks, but it's now firmly in the financial mainstream. Institutional investors and big banks treat it as a serious…

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8 Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest In for 2022

Cryptocurrency is digital money that isn't managed by a central system, like a government. Instead, it's based on blockchain technology, with bitcoin being the most popular one.

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5 Surprising Hobbies That Could Make You Money

Money has never been tighter, and people are looking for ways to earn more outside of their regular jobs. Money-making hobbies that can be started from home can improve your mental health, reduce…

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Summer Job Scams Are on the Rise – Protect Yourself With These Expert Tips

Summer job opportunities for teens — along with the pay teens are receiving for gigs like babysitting — are on the rise in 2022. But along with the rise in summer jobs and pay comes a rise in job…

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What to Do When the SNAP Emergency Allotment Ends In Your State

Americans who qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have been given a financial boost through an emergency allotment that provides $95 or more in additional funds each month…

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Your Ultimate Guide to NFT Gaming

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Get Amazon Prime Free (or at a Discount) Ahead of Prime Day — Here Are 6 Ways To Do It

To get the best deals on Amazon Prime Day, which runs from July 12-13, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. Amazon raised its prices for the subscription service this February, so new members pay…

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GO in the Know: July Fourth Travel, Social Security Info & Top Financial News for July 1

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How Rich Is Elizabeth Olsen?

Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress who has achieved fame as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Universe. She will be appearing in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" which…

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Tom Cruise: How Much Is the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’ Actor Worth?

Since his breakout role in 1983's "Risky Business," Tom Cruise has been a dominant force in Tinsel Town, appearing in more than 40 feature films throughout his illustrious career. Now, he is…

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When Oil Prices Go Down, Why Don’t Gas Prices Follow?

One of the biggest factors influencing gas prices is the cost of crude oil. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the cost of the raw material accounted for 59% of the price of a…

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Child Tax Credit Update: What New Jersey’s $500 Payment Entails and Who’s Eligible

Although the federal government failed to extend the enhanced Child Tax Credit through 2022, some states are using surplus funds to provide their own stimulus money to certain eligible residents….

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How Rich is Cameron Diaz?

Cameron Diaz, 49, is an American actress who stunned the entertainment business when she walked away from acting for eight years, but she recently announced that she will be returning to film thanks…

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Social Security Administration Turns to Unlikely Source To Improve Customer Service

The Social Security Administration is known for many things, but stalwart customer service isn't one of them. In fact, ongoing issues at the agency have gotten so bad that Congress recently held a…

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NFT Games That Will Bring You Back to the ’90s

It's nice to escape in a good game once in a while. NFT gaming can satisfy that urge. Best of all, many of these games can allow you to earn NFTs or game coins.

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How Much Is Justice Stephen Breyer Worth Upon His Retirement From the Supreme Court?

In January, Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be stepping down from his position on the U.S. Supreme Court when the current term ended June 30. That was Breyer's last day on the bench, as…

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FTX Rumored to be Closing in on Deal to Buy Embattled Crypto Lender BlockFi

Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto exchange FTX, which has emerged as the savior of all things battered in this crypto winter, is reportedly about to close a deal to acquire embattled BlockFi, to which it had…

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Why Retirees are Returning to Work — It’s Not for the Paycheck

There might be a Great Resignation going on in some parts of the American workforce, but other parts are witnessing a Great Unretirement. A recent report from the AARP, citing data from the Indeed…

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Kohl’s Affirms Plans for Accelerated Share Repurchase Program After Ending Buyout Talks with Franchise Group

Kohl's confirmed that it is ending talks to sell its business to The Franchise Group and will launch an accelerated share repurchase program to boost its struggling stock price, but shares fell…

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IRA Rollovers Cost Americans Billions in Extra Fees, Study Finds – Here’s How to Protect Your Retirement Savings

Financial fees tied to your retirement accounts might seem small at first glance, but if you build up enough over time, they can cost you thousands of dollars. That's been the case with many Americans…

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SNAP Schedule: When to Expect North Carolina EBT Payments in July 2022

North Carolina's SNAP (known as Food and Nutrition Services, or FNS) is administered by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS), which provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income…

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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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What Restaurants and Coffee Shops Are Open on July 4?

In case you were wondering about America's culinary habits on the Fourth of July, here's a number for you: An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on Uncle Sam's birthday this year,…

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Bitcoin Buoyancy: Why This Money Expert Still Calls Crypto ‘Wealth Creation Opportunity’ Not Seen in 35 Years

While we have entered a crypto winter, not everyone sees this as doom and gloom for the ecosystem. Several experts and advisors offer a more nuanced vision of the industry and its prospects, with one…

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Social Security Scams: How To Handle Calls Claiming There’s a Problem with Your Account

Social Security scams have been on the rise recently, and some experts say it's only going to get worse as 2022 progresses. Scams range from mail fraud to callers pretending to be Social Security…

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Google Stock: Should You Buy, Sell or Hold Before or After the Stock Split?

Should you buy, sell or hold when a stock split is announced? Here's what you need to know about the upcoming Google stock split.

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Grayscale Initiates Lawsuit Against SEC Following Spot Bitcoin ETF Denial

In what many see as a further blow to the crypto industry, and after several months of delay, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied Grayscale Investments' request to convert its…

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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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15 Best Fourth of July Sales on Home, Tech & Clothing

Humans cannot live on barbeque alone. We respect that the Fourth of July is synonymous with grilling, but there are SO MANY deals on products this weekend you might just have to leave the smoky…

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Goldman Sachs Sees Weak Quarterly Results for Tesla as Shares Continue to Tumble

Just days before Tesla is to release its delivery numbers for the quarter, Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney said the firm expects weak second quarter results for the company — despite the company…

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GO in the Know: Social Security COLA Update, Gas Prices Dip & Top Financial News for June 30

Even though there have been a lot of long days and weeks so far in 2022, it does not seem possible that it's half over already. Or does it? Either way, here are today's top financial stories. The Big…

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How Much Is Ketanji Brown Jackson Worth?

As Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history as the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court, now is the perfect time to detail the justice's career, personal life and net worth. Discover: How…

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How Rich is Travis Barker?

Travis Barker, 46, is an American musician, fashion designer, owner of a record label and reality show star who is best known as the drummer for Blink-182. He is currently in the hospital being…

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Fourth of July Food and Drink Deals, Discounts and Freebies You Won’t Want to Miss

Who says Independence Day parties have to be spent with friends and family cooking at home? With so many businesses wanting to join in on the celebrations, it would be silly to avoid your favorite…

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SNAP Schedule: When Georgia Recipients Can Expect July 2022 Benefits

Georgia's SNAP is run by the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). The DFCS issues monthly SNAP benefits to low-income households through the Georgia EBT card to help boost the…

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Job Interview Scam: FBI Warns Deepfaking It Until You Make It Allows Criminals to Infiltrate Sensitive Data

The FBI says that more scammers are using deepfake technology to apply for remote tech jobs as of late. In a June 28 announcement via their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the FBI indicates…

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Powell Says Fed Is Strongly Committed to Bringing Down Inflation: ‘There’s a Running Clock’

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated his commitment to do whatever it takes to bring inflation down on June 29. See: Cleveland Fed May Back 75 Basis Point Interest Rate Hike in JulyFind:…

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Gas Prices Down for Second Straight Week — Will They Continue to Fall?

The United States celebrates its birthday on Monday, but American drivers are already unwrapping presents in the form of falling gas prices. Sure, it's sort of like getting a pair of socks since…

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Taxes: New Mexico Residents To Get $250 and $500 Tax Rebates in July — What You Need To Know

Residents of New Mexico — who have already gotten several tax breaks this year — will soon get another round of tax rebates as the state prepares to send payments totaling either $250 or $500 to…

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How Rich Is Kid Rock?

Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, 51, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, music producer and instrumentalist who cannot be linked to a specific genre of music. Rock is also known for…

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Social Security COLA for 2023 Could Increase 10.8% If Inflation Remains on Pace

It's a near-certainty that the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients will be the biggest in decades to help offset skyrocketing inflation. The question is how big the COLA will…

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CEO Shuffle: Pinterest Stock Jumps After Ben Silbermann Steps Down — Is It a Good Time to Buy?

Effective June 29, Bill Ready — veteran exec and now-former President of Commerce at Google — will be handling CEO duties for the visual inspiration platform Pinterest, taking over for Ben…

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Profit from Debt Like You’re Rich — This Money Expert Explains How

This is what I've learned in three decades as a CPA, author and financial counselor: The richest and poorest Americans have the most debt. The rich can stay rich that way, but the poor can never…

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Crypto Fees: A Full Breakdown and How To Minimize Costs

The price of a cryptocurrency trade can vary widely, and those costs can take a big bite out of your investment portfolio. Here’s a look at how to minimize crypto fees.

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Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Steps Down Following Disappointing Earnings, Shares Dip

Bed Bath & Beyond announced its CEO, Mark Tritton, was stepping down on June 29. The news came following missed earnings and in an effort to focus "on reversing recent results, addressing supply…

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Cleveland Fed May Back 75 Basis Point Interest Rate Hike in July

As the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) prepares for its next meeting, Loretta Mester — president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland — said that a 75 basis point interest rate hike could…

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GO in the Know: Gas Prices Hurting Hourly Workers & Top Financial News for June 29

Today is known as a "hug holiday," not to be confused with National Hugging Day, which lands in January. So, give someone you love a hug today, and then check out these top financial stories. The…

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SNAP Update: West Virginia Is Accepting Applications for $200 School Clothing Vouchers

Certain low-income families in West Virginia will begin receiving electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards pre-loaded with $200 to be used toward the purchase of clothing — or materials for families…

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Binance Fees: A Full Breakdown and How It Compares

Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that offers some of the lowest fees in the industry. Learn how to use Binance and how to get the lowest fees.

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Detroit’s Lifeline Plan Offers Flat Rate Water Bills as Residents Struggle to Pay Bills

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has announced that it will be implementing a set of fixed water service rates to give Detroit residents affordable water based on income. See: Stimulus…

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8 Best Oil Stocks of 2022

Oil prices might not go up forever, but right now oil is the profitable stock market play with exceptional year-to-date returns. Here are some of the top oil stock picks that could continue to perform…

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July 4 Gas Prices May Mark Historic Holiday High: Travel Tips for Independence Day Weekend

If you plan on hitting the road this July 4 weekend, expect to see plenty of traffic — and the highest gas prices the holiday has ever seen. See: Stimulus Updates To Know for Summer 2022 Find: 8…

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Pain at the Pump: Gas Stations Can Now Hold Up to $175 on Your Credit or Debit Card

That joke about having to take out a loan to afford today's sky-high gasoline prices might not be so far-fetched after all. Surging fuel prices convinced both Visa and Mastercard to place holds of up…

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81% of Hourly Workers Say Record Gas Prices Have Negative Effect on Ability to Pay Other Expenses, New Survey Says

The 41-year high inflation and the soaring gas prices are taking a toll across the nation. Now, a new survey shows that American hourly workers are bearing the brunt of these challenges, with a…

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Tesla Lays Off 200 Autopilot Employees After Musk Warned of Job Cuts

Tesla has laid off 200 employees, many of which are hourly workers. This comes on the heels of CEO Elon Musk saying last week that while the company would reduce its workforce by 10% over the next…

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IRS Tax Tip: How Gig Workers Can Stay on Top of Their Taxes

In case you were wondering if your side gig income is taxable, the IRS sent out a little reminder this week that it is. In a June 27 memo on its website, the IRS said "earnings from gig economy work…

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SNAP Benefits: Delaware to Issue Monthly Emergency Benefit Checks – Do You Qualify?

Eligible households in Delaware will get emergency benefit checks in June as part of the state's ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Delaware Division of Social Services said…

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SNAP Schedule: When New Yorkers Will Receive July 2022 Benefits

New York's SNAP provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income working people, senior citizens and the disabled. SNAP in New York is administered by two different agencies: the Department of Social…

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SNAP Schedule: West Virginia Mountain State Card Benefits for July 2022

Administered by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), SNAP in West Virginia is distributed monthly to Mountain State Cards, the state's version of the EBT card. Formerly…

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Social Security and Food Insecurity: 10% Increase in Benefits Could Save Half a Million Struggling Seniors

Social Security is designed to support American workers and their families by providing a guaranteed source of lifetime income for those who meet certain criteria. Along with pensions and personal…

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Stimulus Update: Who Is Eligible for Oregon’s $600 Low-Wage Worker Checks?

Low-income households in Oregon will soon be getting $600 stimulus payments if they met the eligibility requirements. SNAP Benefits: Can You Use EBT Card/Food Stamps To Purchase Hot Food?Find: 10…

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5 States That are The Best for Women-Owned Businesses

There are 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., representing 42% of all businesses, yet there is still a significant disparity in revenue and capital between these businesses and others,…

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Have Any $200 Quarters Lying Around? It’s Worth Checking Your Spare Change

A single quarter could be worth more than $200 — and it has nothing to do with inflation. Learn: 5 Collector's Items Worth Selling for Extra CashExplore: 22 Side Gigs That Can Make You Richer Than a…

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Bear Market Guidance: 5 Steps New Investors Should Take Before Putting Money Into the Stock Market

Many of the rules for beginning stock-market investors apply no matter how the market is doing, but some are especially important if you dip your toe in during a bear market. The most important thing…

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Half of Americans Don’t Have Enough Retirement Savings, New Study Shows

The four-decade high inflation is hitting Americans in every aspect of their life, from ballooning food and gas prices to an extremely pricey housing market. And now, a report finds that only half of…

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GO in the Know: Russian Gold Ban’s Impact, Work-Life Balance Tips & Top Financial News for June 28

It's Elon Musk's birthday, and to celebrate it seems he's taken the past week off on Twitter. So maybe 51 has changed him, or maybe he's due for a big tweet any minute. Either way, here are today's…

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Stimulus Update: When $1,050 California Gas Tax Rebate Checks Will Reach Residents

A California budget plan calling for as much as $1,050 deposited into the bank accounts or distributed via debit card to California taxpayers is in the works. However, Californians may not see the…

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How to File a Final Tax Return for a Person Who Has Died

After a loved one passes away, the person in charge of settling the deceased's estate is responsible for filing a final individual income tax return and the estate tax return when due. See: 10 Reasons…

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July 4 BBQ 17% More Expensive Due to Inflation, Supply Chain Issues and War: Farm Bureau

Your July 4 barbecue will be 17% more expensive this year, due to a 41-year high inflation, supply chain disruptions and the war in Ukraine, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)….

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Head Start: What Services Does It Provide for Your Children and Are You Eligible To Enroll?

Not surprisingly, we often think of government child benefit programs in financial terms. Government-sponsored programs like the Child Tax Credit and other tax breaks available to parents are…

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New Fintech Platform Helps You Build Credit Where Traditional Approaches Fail, CEO Says

StellarFi, a public benefit corporation, announced the public release of its new fintech platform, which helps individuals build their credit by paying their bills on time through the platform. See:…

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How the G7 Nations’ Ban on Russian Gold Will Impact Metal Prices

The G7 — which is gathering in Germany during a three-day summit — has announced a ban on Russian gold on June 28, following promises of as much tweeted by several of the group nation's leaders. The…

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As McDonald’s Prices Go Up, Customers Are Taking Action

When restaurants — or really, any business — sets prices, they take several factors into consideration. First, there's the cost of goods and labor used to create their menu items and serve the food….

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How a Roth IRA Conversion Will Help Your Investments During a Bear Market

A bear market isn't just a time to go crawling into your investment hibernation until the bear finally leaves; it's also an opportunity to take advantage of certain forces that work in your favor….

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How To Invest Like a Millionaire During a Bear Market

As the U.S. remains in a bear market, it can be challenging to keep your chin up when you view your portfolio. But a mindset shift might be the key to continue building wealth. Learning to think and…

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5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is always important, but it takes on added importance during periods of high inflation, tanking stock prices and economic uncertainty. During these periods you…

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More Than 9 in 10 Working Americans Have a Side Hustle in 2022 — But Is It the Best Way To Boost Income?

Side hustles are no longer just a way to earn a little extra income to finance some big purchase or dream vacation — for many Americans, they have become a financial lifeline. See: 22 Side Gigs That…

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SNAP Schedule: Ohio Direction Card Payments for July 2022

SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is administered by the Department of Jobs and Family Services in Ohio. SNAP helps low-income Ohio families purchase fresh food and groceries from most grocery…

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SNAP Schedule: When Illinois Link Card Payments Disburse in July 2022

SNAP helps low-income households across the U.S. purchase the food they need for good health. Illinois SNAP recipients can expect their benefit payments to be deposited monthly on the Illinois Link…

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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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How Much is Robert Kiyosaki Worth?

Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman, finance expert, motivational speaker and author who has turned his signature work "Rich Dad Poor Dad" into a multimillion-dollar marketing and self-help…

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