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Food Stamps Schedule: When Georgia SNAP Recipients Can Anticipate October 2022 Payments

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Georgia get their benefits paid on the same schedule every month, including in October 2022. Payments are distributed beginning on the…

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Employers Who Invest In Mental Health See 4 Times the Return — What Other Benefits Does It Provide?

No longer deemed optional or desirable in many workplaces, an employer's commitment to mental health initiatives has become a workforce essential — and, apparently, in the best interests of every…

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Mark These 4 Dates On Your Calendar Now

Since President Joe Biden announced his plans to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for qualifying Americans last month, people have been wondering: When can I apply? See: 5 'Shark Tank' Fails…

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Child Tax Credit 2022: How Much Will You Get?

Among the many government stimulus programs launched to help Americans weather the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most effective was an expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) that provided families with…

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How Much Will Home Heating Oil Go Up as OPEC Slashes Oil Production?

On Oct. 5, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its oil-producing allies that comprise OPEC+ announced they would be cutting oil production by two million barrels a day…

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SNAP Benefits: Can You Use Your EBT Card/Food Stamps to Purchase Soda?

SNAP, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered at the state level, provides food assistance to low- and no-income households across. The U.S. SNAP benefits can only be…

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Don’t Qualify For SNAP? The Commodity Supplemental Food Program Could Help Seniors Get Food

The American Rescue Plan provided an additional $37 million to boost a program for elderly citizens who might need extra help with groceries and food each month. See: SNAP Benefits Available in Your…

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Sen. Todd Young (50) is an American lawyer, military officer, businessperson and politician who has served as a senator representing Indiana for five years. Young, a Republican, has a reputation for…

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GO in the Know: Medicare 2023 Prices, Extra Cost of Eating Out & Top Financial News for Oct. 7, 2022

It's World Smile Day, so put on a happy Friday face and check out today's top financial stories. The Big Lead: Medicare 2023 — This Is How Much Each Plan Will Cost You Medicare recipients will get a…

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Social Security Schedule: When October 2022 Benefits Will Be Sent

The Social Security payment schedule for October 2022 will be business as usual for most people, though recipients who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) won't be getting a payment due to…

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Target, Amazon and More Are Hiring Seasonal Workers For the Holidays

With 79 days to go until Christmas, stores of all sizes are ramping up for the holidays by announcing their seasonal employee hiring plans. See: 11 Grocery Items To Buy at Dollar TreeFind: 22 Side…

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Warren Buffett-Backed Chinese EV Maker BYD Takes Top Spot From Musk’s Tesla

The Oracle of Omaha-backed Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company BYD reportedly surpassed rival Tesla's deliveries for the first half of 2022. See: How Many Hours Can You Work and Still Collect Social…

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How Rich is Chris Pratt?

Chris Pratt is an American movie star known for playing affable characters on TV and in film. Pratt's most recent film, "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" had fans in an uproar over his being chosen…

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The Difference Between SNAP & WIC, Plus How To Apply

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the West Virginia Mountain State Card and How Can You Apply for Benefits?

The West Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) distributes monthly benefits to eligible low-income families and individuals through the Mountain State Card. The Mountain State Card…

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Americans who worked long enough to have paid into the Social Security system can get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if they become disabled to the point that they can no longer work….

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Do Rising Interest Rates Really Combat Inflation? Experts Weigh In

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SNAP Benefits: How Long Do They Last?

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the Ohio Direction Card and How Can Residents Apply For EBT Benefits?

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Gas Prices in California Hit All-Time Highs, but Relief Could Be Coming Soon

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

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GO in the Know: Inflation Relief Checks, Rare Savings Combo for Retirees & Top Financial News for Oct. 6, 2022

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the Michigan Bridge Card and How Can You Apply for Benefits?

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President Joe Biden announced the much-anticipated administration's plan for student loan forgiveness on Aug. 24. and the online application will soon be available. However, the administration is now…

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the Pennsylvania EBT Card and How Can Residents Apply for Benefits?

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services administers the state's SNAP benefits, formerly known as the food stamp program. Eligible low-income households receive their monthly benefits on their…

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For borrowers worried about paying off existing student loans, President Joe Biden's debt forgiveness plan — announced in August — may have provided some relief. Important: This Credit Score Mistake…

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So you think you know all you need to know about Social Security? If so, congratulations — you are in the minority when it comes to knowledge of the nation's biggest retirement benefits program….

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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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Should You Consider Buying Out Your Leased Car in the Current Auto Market?

When your car lease is up, you typically have two options: Return it or keep it. Many contracts add provisions that state you can buy the vehicle at a price set before you even sign the lease….

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How Much Will Gas Prices Go Up as OPEC Slashes Oil Production?

Gas prices that are already ticking back up again might increase another 10% or more following a move by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to cut oil production by 2…

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Child Tax Credit: Rhode Island Is Sending You $250 Per Child

Some residents of Rhode Island will be getting payments from the state government in the form of Child Tax Rebates that pay families up to of $250 per child for up to three children. SNAP for Seniors:…

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Goodwill Online Retail Shop Also Offers Luxury Brands Like Gucci and Prada

It's been a long time coming, but Goodwill, the 120-year-old non-profit organization, has finally launched an online shopping site, bringing with it an initial inventory of 100,000 donated items…

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Retirees Claiming Social Security and Medicare Are In for Rare Savings Combination in 2023

Retirees will get a rare (and much needed) treat in 2023 thanks to a combination that some experts say might never happen again: a historically high cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security…

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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. As digital money…

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How Much Is the iPhone 14? Pricing Details for Each Model

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How Rich Is Tia Mowry?

Actress Tia Mowry, best known for her role as Tia Landry in the Emmy Award-winning TV series "Sister, Sister," recently announced her divorce from her husband of 14 years, Cory Hardrict, in an…

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Stimulus Payments Are Coming to These States in October

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Trader Joe’s, Costco and Sam’s Club Giving Free Samples Again: How They Compare and Where to Take Advantage

Pre-pandemic, a favorite family activity for many people was to wander Trader Joe's, Costco, and Sam's Club for free samples of snacks, bites of main dishes, and yummy beverages. If there was ever…

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How Much Is Don Bolduc Worth?

Don Bolduc, 60, is a retired brigadier general of the United States Army who is running as the Republican candidate (New Hampshire) in the upcoming Senate election. He is running against incumbent…

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10 High-Paying Jobs That Also Offer Growth & Security

As news of a possible recession looms over the consciousness of many Americans amid inflation and an unsteady economy, many people are looking ahead to which jobs may be the most secure. Food Stamps:…

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Score Deals on Smart TVs, Apple Watches and More During Limited-Time Walmart Sale in October

Walmart is preparing for the holiday season with an early sale. The company announced its October savings event "Rollbacks and More," featuring a selection of deals, starting Monday, Oct. 10 at 5 a.m….

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How Rich is Supermodel Gisele Bündchen?

With the 2022 NFL season in full swing, it's no surprise that ageless quarterback Tom Brady is in the news — which means his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen, is also making headlines. In…

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Can I Use MY SNAP EBT Card on Instacart?

If you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and want to shop for groceries from the comfort of your phone or computer, there's good news: You can use your SNAP electronic…

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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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Target Deal Days Begins October 6 – Here Are the Deals You Can Grab Now

The holiday shopping season seems to begin sooner each year. Early birds looking to get a jump on December gift-giving can save on everything from electronics to toys. And if you're decorating your…

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20 Things To Sell for Extra Money During Inflation

If you're looking for ways to make extra money, look no further than your own home. Check out these hidden sources of income that are right under your nose.

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Inflation Relief Checks: Are Payments Coming to Your State?

Inflation is still high, and consumer prices continue to steadily increase. Fortunately, some individual states are providing relief in the form of inflation relief checks. Learn: Why Does the Fed…

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SSI Schedule: Supplemental Security Income Payments Won’t Be Sent in October 2022

Social Security recipients who also qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits don't get SSI payments every month — and October 2022 is one of the months they aren't sent out. Because of…

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Food Stamp Eligibility To Expand as White House Nutrition Conference Announces New National Strategy

The White House held the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — the first such conference in 50 years — on Sept. 28 to address hunger and diet-related diseases. The event comes amid a U.S….

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What Is the Highest Rated Luxury Cruise Line?

Even among the crème de la crème of luxury liners, some stand out from the rest. While the cruising industry took a large operational and financial hit during the pandemic, companies have adapted…

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Food Stamps: Is Florida Offering Emergency SNAP Benefits for Victims of Hurricane Ian?

As Florida continues its recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian — one of the most devastating storms in the state's history — government officials have issued guidelines on help that is available…

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What is the Highest Income Level for Food Stamps in 2023?

To qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits, which were previously referred to as food stamps, you need to meet certain eligibility requirements, including the amount of…

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How Much Is Raphael Warnock Worth?

Raphael Warnock (53), the current junior United States senator from Georgia, is up for a spirited debate against Republican candidate Hershel Walker on Oct. 14.  The race is very close, with most…

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How Much is Former NFL Player Herschel Walker Worth As He Runs For US Senate?

Herschel Walker, 60, is an American athlete, businessman and philanthropist who is currently the Republican nominee for the vacant senate seat in Georgia. He is in an incredibly tight and dirty…

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Crocs Shoe Brand Giving Away Thousands of Free Shoes in October — How You Can Win

Crocs lovers rejoice! You have the chance to win a pair of your favorite foam clogs all this week. See: 9 Bills You Should Never Put on AutopayFind: 10 Items That Are Always Cheaper at Sam's Club…

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How Big Is Biden’s Social Security Check?

Of the 66 million Americans who receive a Social Security check every month, according to the Social Security Administration, one couple claiming benefits may come as a surprise: President Joe Biden…

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Flex Spending Account Deadlines Have Returned

Among the many government programs initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic was an IRS initiative that gave holders of health flexible spending accounts greater latitude to carry over unused amounts and…

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How Rich Is NFL Quarterback Tom Brady?

After announcing his retirement on Feb. 1, 2022, superstar quarterback Tom Brady changed course, citing "unfinished business" on the field in a March 13 tweet. "These past two months I've realized my…

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People Making 6 Figures Are Shopping at Dollar Stores — Here’s What They Are Buying

With inflation at a four-decade high and Americans' wallets being hard hit, wealthier shoppers are now also turning to Dollar General, according to CEO Todd Vasos. Related: Dollar Tree: 5…

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When Are Taxes Due for 2022? Tax Year Dates You Need To Know

The IRS has several deadlines to file taxes and pay your taxes due so it's important you’re aware of all applicable dates.

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the Florida EBT Card and How Can Residents Apply For Benefits?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the nation's most important anti-hunger program, provides monthly benefits to eligible Floridian households via the Florida EBT card. SNAP is…

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Social Security: Can You Receive Payments If You Never Paid In? How Spousal Benefits Work

Social Security is designed to support workers and their families by providing a guaranteed source of retirement income for those who meet certain criteria. Social Security Administration (SSA)…

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Warren Calls Out Zelle for Scam Uptick as Banks Push Back — Protect Transactions in 3 Ways

A battle is brewing between lawmakers and banking lobbyists over scams involving Zelle, the popular payment platform used by tens of millions of consumers and thousands of financial institutions. How…

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How Much is Rep. Jerrold Nadler Worth?

Rep. Jerry Nadler (75) is an American attorney who has served as the U.S. representative of New York for 15 congressional terms and has been the chairperson of the House Judiciary Committee for the…

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Follow These Expert Home Heating Tips To Save Money as Gas Prices Go Up This Winter

Get ready — winter is coming, and so are those big gas bills to heat your home. According to the latest data in the Consumer Price Index for August 2022, the cost of natural piped gas is on the rise…

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How Much Was Loretta Lynn Worth Upon Her Death at Age 90?

Country icon Loretta Lynn died Tuesday in her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, at the age of 90, according to an Associated Press report. Find Out: How Rich Is Meghan Markle?Explore: Your Biggest…

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GO in the Know: Retirees Hesitant To Spend, 2023 Housing Market Predictions & Top Financial News for Oct. 4

There may be no better day to celebrate after work than National Taco Day, but don't hit up happy hour later without catching up on today's top financial stories first. The Big Lead: Retirees Are…

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These Big Cities Have the Cheapest Monthly Bill Costs, According to New Survey

With inflation at a four-decade high, cost of living is on the mind of many Americans. And a new survey finds that there are major disparities in terms of household bill costs across the 50 largest…

Hurricane Ian aftermath in Florida, Fort Myers Beach, USA - 02 Oct 2022

Food Stamps: Floridians Await D-SNAP Approval Amid Hurricane Ian Aftermath — How Else To Seek Relief

Floridians are waiting for federal relief after Hurricane Ian swept through the state at the end of September. While individual assistance has been declared, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

Fairfax, USA - November 25, 2016: Trader Joes grocery store facade with sign and items on display and people walking.

Trader Joe’s is Bringing Back This Pre-Pandemic Favorite

Trader Joe's is bringing back a pre-pandemic favorite — free samples. Dollar Tree: 5 High-Quality Items To Buy NowSocial Security: Women Get $354 Per Month Less Than Men – Here's Why Shoppers posted…

Fort Collins, CO, USA - March 31, 2020: Brown bags with groceries and fresh produce delivered to house from Whole Food Market and order through Amazon Prime.

Food Stamps: Amazon Opens New Savings Portal for SNAP EBT Users

Previously, Amazon introduced half-price Prime memberships for SNAP EBT recipients. Now, in an attempt to make its services even more accessible to consumers, the e-commerce giant has launched Amazon…

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Under 35? Don’t Save For Retirement Yet, These Experts Say

Talk to any financial advisor and they usually have the same advice: Start saving for retirement when you're young. According to another set of experts, it's time to ignore all that. See: 8…

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How Can I Apply For Federal Student Loan Forgiveness?

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced he would cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals making less than $125,000 a year. The initiative was announced after months of speculation and…

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Retirees Are Hesitant to Spend Their Savings – How to Change Your Mindset

The adage that old habits die hard is especially true when it comes to finances. Patterns that you've built up over decades can be hard to break away from even when a major life event requires you to…

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the Alabama EBT Card and How Can Residents Apply for Benefits?

In Alabama, the Food Assistance Division of the Department of Human Resources administers the SNAP program. SNAP is a federal program that provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income households….

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Taco Bell, 7-Eleven and More Offering National Taco Day Deals and Freebies

National Taco Day is officially slated for Oct. 4 each year, but it just so happens to fall on Tuesday in 2022, giving taco-lovers even more reason to celebrate ("Taco Tuesday" rolls right off the…

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Medicare Savings: New Bipartisan Bill Could Protect Seniors from Penalties

A bipartisan bill has been introduced to protect seniors enrolling in Medicare Part B after COBRA coverage expiration from potential coverage gaps and late enrollment penalties. Social Security…

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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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Texas Lone Star SNAP Benefit Card — What Is It and How Can You Get One?

The Texas Health and Human Services department provides SNAP food benefits and temporary assistance for needy families in the form of cash through what it calls the Lone Star Card. It is a…

Paris: View from the street of new Tesla Model S showroom parked in front of the showroom with customers admiring the red electric luxury car.

Here’s How Much You’d Save on Gas With a Tesla and Other Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) are clean, green, and finally, in the mainstream. Compared to their gas-guzzling counterparts, they're not cheap to buy — but MSRP isn't everything. EVs have several ways of…

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How to Save Money on Halloween Candy

Getting candy for Halloween is often a last-minute thought. You're not really thinking about how much it costs–it's candy. How expensive can it be? You just want to grab a bag so the kids don't catch…


Can Your Social Security Number Be Changed if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft?

Your Social Security card is one of the most important pieces of ID you have. A lost or stolen Social Security number (SSN) can lead to severe financial and personal consequences that are more…

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What Kind of Disaster Relief Jobs Are There in Florida?

A hurricane is as devastating a natural disaster as you'll ever (hopefully not) experience. Not surprising, the worst thing that has happened in many peoples' lives has brought out the best in the…

Middle aged senior old couple holding documents reading paper bills paying bank loan online, calculating pension fees, payments, taxes, planning family retirement money finances using laptop at home.

Social Security COLA: What Is the Smallest Amount To Expect in 2023?

This year's soaring inflation rate has all but assured that in 2023, Social Security recipients will get their highest cost-of-living adjustment in 41 years. Based on the latest consumer price data,…

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Social Security: Mark These Dates on Your Calendar Now

Social Security payments are going to be a little larger this year — a total of 5.9% more, thanks to the largest cost-of-living adjustment increase in almost four decades. Surging inflation and…

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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 Social Security 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,…