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Child Tax Credit’s Future, Recession Fears by Generation & Top Financial News for Nov. 21, 2022

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Can I Return a Car I Just Bought?

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Child Tax Credit: You Can Still Claim Your Refund Even If You Missed Online Filing Deadlines

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Social Security Updates To Know for November 2022

The Social Security Administration recently posted a November 2022 update on its website, with much of the focus on the 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment that will boost Social Security and Supplemental…

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Recession Fears by Generation: Which Are Most Confident in Their Jobs and Financially Well-Equipped?

With inflation rates cooling slightly and unemployment rates at record lows, debate continues to rage as to whether the U.S. will enter a recession. In fact, Americans of all ages are experiencing an…

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can look forward to another hefty payment in November, as it marks the second straight month including a 12.5% cost-of-living adjustment…

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SNAP gives eligible low-income households extra food-purchasing assistance to supplement food budgets. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered at the state level, SNAP benefits…

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With Republicans set to take over the U.S. House beginning in January 2023, Congressional Democrats have a short window to advance their agenda — including passing legislation to expand the child tax…

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Food Stamps Schedule: When Can I Anticipate December 2022 SNAP Payments?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive another sizable payment in December, which includes the 12.5% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) approved for fiscal year 2023….

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Food Stamps: Midterm Elections Could Negatively Impact SNAP Benefits, According to Some Experts

The farm bill, which is federal legislation that decides how the U.S. government will spend money on food, is up for reauthorization in 2023. Depending on the results of the midterm elections, we…

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With the price of food continuing to rise, at least consumers are seeing relief in one spending category: The price of used cars is dropping in line with rising interest rates and decreased consumer…

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What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at 65?

For most of the last century, 65 has been considered the standard retirement age in the United States, but that doesn't mean most Americans actually retire at that age. As recently as 1992, the…

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Social Security: Estimate for 2023 COLA Pushes Into Double Digits After Latest Inflation Report

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The United States Postal Service announced plans to raise the price of Forever stamps and other postage for 2023. Upon approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission, USPS says the cost of first-class…

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Student Loan Refund Checks Are In the Mail for Anyone Who Paid During the COVID-19 Moratorium

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Stretch Retirement Savings: Experts Recommend 5 Expenses To Cut Easily

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Black Friday began as a one-day event but became a weeks-long holiday tempting consumers with a myriad of ads and deals. However, with inflation at a four-decade high and Americans being financially…

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Prince Harry was born on Sept. 15, 1984, in London to King Charles III and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Harry — whose full name is Prince Henry Charles Albert David — is the younger brother of…

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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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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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One of the top trending stories surrounding Social Security is whether the program will run out of money, and when. The long answer is complicated. But the short answer is that Social Security will…

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What Are the Five Stages of Retirement?

Some people start thinking about retirement soon after beginning their first full-time job, and it's certainly never too early to begin planning for it. Social Security: Considering Taking Benefits…

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Social Security: Can I Still Collect Benefits If I Retire Abroad?

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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95% Will Cut Someone From Holiday Gift List — Other Ways Americans Are Cutting Costs This Season

Inflation and an unpredictable economic future have resulted in Americans being more discerning about their spending, especially during the busiest and most expensive time of the year. As prices and…