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GO in the Know: Majority of Americans Fear Recession, 10 Best Startups & Top Financial News for Sept. 29

Happy National Coffee Day to all the coffee drinkers of the world! You've got your coffee in one hand and today's top financial stories right in front of you. What a way to start the day. The Big…

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10-Year Government Bond Yield Temporarily Rises Above 4% Before Sinking Again – What Does It Mean?

It has been a topsy-turvy ride for the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield, which spent part of Wednesday hitting its highest point in 14 years and then the other part recording its biggest drop in two…

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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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What Is SNAP and 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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SNAP FAQ: What Is California’s CalFresh and How Can You Apply for Benefits?

The CalFresh Program is California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and is the largest food program in the state. Benefits are issued monthly through an electronic benefit transfer…

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Student Loan Forgiveness: How To Get Rid of Your Debt

The Biden administration announced on Aug. 24 a formal plan to forgive up to $20K in federal student loans, affecting millions of borrowers as they awaited a student loan moratorium set to end on Aug….

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How Much is MacKenzie Scott Worth?

MacKenzie Scott is an American philanthropist, activist and novelist. The ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and second-richest man on Earth, she has made a name for herself for her charitable…

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Financial & Tax Paperwork to Safeguard in Case of a Natural Disaster

Natural disasters are occurring with increasing frequency due to a combination of factors, including the impact of climate change. In 2021 the United States experienced 20 separate billion-dollar…

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Are the Walmarts in Florida Open After Hurricane Ian?

Across the state of Florida, retailers prepared for the worst from Hurricane Ian. According to The New York Times, Hurricane Ian was one of the strongest storms ever to hit Florida, and retailers –…

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Food Stamps Schedule: New York SNAP Benefits for October 2022

New York residents who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits get their payments on different schedules every month, depending on whether they live in New York City or…

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Food Stamps Schedule: Virginia SNAP EBT Card Benefits for October 2022

Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) recipients in Virginia have it easy compared with other states, at least when it comes to remembering when monthly payments are sent. SNAP beneficiaries…

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Are the Social Security Offices in Florida Open After Hurricane Ian?

Hurricane Ian remained a destructive force in Florida early Thursday after making landfall in the southwestern part of the state on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28. Social Security: Women Get $354 Per…

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If you've read or listened to the earnings reports of companies you follow, you've probably heard the term "EBITDA." But what exactly does it mean, and why is it important? Why do some companies talk…

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Best Renewable Energy Stocks for 2022

Energy has been a hot topic lately, and rising prices for oil and gas have brought renewable energy to the forefront. But what are the best renewable energy stocks for 2022?

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Student Loan Forgiveness in Jeopardy? Lawsuit To Block Biden’s Program Underway

Just when it seemed as if student loan relief could help roughly 43 million Americans, including 20 million who could have their student loan debt completely forgiven, the initiative is facing a major…

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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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Overwhelming Majority Fear Imminent Recession — How Americans Are Proactively Protecting Their Finances

With inflation at a four-decade high, a whopping 84% of Americans say they fear a recession is looming this year, according to a new survey. This sentiment is largely driven by higher grocery bills…

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McDonald’s Latest Collab to Offer Adult Happy Meals With Grimace, Hamburglar & Birdie Toys

Appealing to kids of all ages is one of McDonald's' key measures of success. And with nostalgia being a big business now, the world's biggest restaurant has announced it will be offering adults their…

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The Top 10 Startups to Work for in 2022, According to LinkedIn

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America as startup companies continue to dominate the business marketplace and give people hope for their next billion dollar idea. Apple, Facebook,…

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Christmas in October: Here’s Why Walmart & Target Are Starting Holiday Sales Earlier Than Ever

Several big box retailers, including Walmart and Target, announced earlier than ever pre-holiday sales events to attract more customers. Last year retailers were plagued by supply chain issues, which…

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Retirement Savings: Decrease in Monthly Medicare Premiums Coming in 2023

Americans will be paying less in monthly premiums for Medicare's Part B plan in 2023 — the first decrease in a decade. Medicare Enrollment: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs Included in the Inflation…

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Credit Card Swipe Fees Facing Crackdown Legislation

A bipartisan bill aimed at promoting transparency and competition in the credit card market is gaining both support and opposition as it sits in deliberation with the Committee on Banking, Housing,…

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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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Social Security: How Much Will 2023 COLA Be Based on Latest CPI Numbers?

With 2023 fast approaching, Social Security beneficiaries will soon get a definite answer on how much their monthly payments will go up next year based on the current quarter's inflation rate. For…

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This Car Company’s Markups Are Now Around 20% But They Were Once Known as A Value Brand

With the price of new cars breaking records this year, finding a good deal has become something akin to searching for a grain of salt in a pile of sand. This is true even for would-be value brands…

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Here’s Why You Probably Won’t See Discounts on This Common Holiday Gift

Santa Claus might be a jolly fellow with a lot of influence around the holiday season, but even he won't be able to score deals on jewelry this year. See: 5 Fall Items To Stock Up on From…

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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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SNAP FAQ: What Are Mississippi’s Eligibility Requirements and How Can You Apply?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, helps low-income families and individuals purchase the food they need from authorized locations. In…

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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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How Much is Blake Masters Worth?

Blake Masters, 36, is an American venture capitalist and author who is currently running as the Republican candidate for the Arizona senatorial seat against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark…

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Falling Gas Prices: Here are the Latest Rates in Your State

When it comes to gas prices in 2022, the best you can do is cross your fingers and wish for brief relief. Currently, much of the country is enduring another spike in the price of gas, but some states…

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SNAP FAQ: What Is New York EBT and How Can You Apply for Benefits?

The New York Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues monthly benefits to eligible low-income families and individuals. SNAP recipients receive benefits through an EBT card, which can…

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SNAP FAQ: What Are Louisiana’s Eligibility Requirements and How Can You Apply?

Louisiana's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits — via the Louisiana Purchase Card — to eligible low-income individuals and families. According to the Louisiana…

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Rising Gas Prices: Here are the Latest Rates in Your State

It's been a tough slog for drivers in 2022. Despite widespread decreases in gas prices over the past three months, the relief felt on wallets has been all too brief for those in many states. Find:…

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How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Private Jet?

For many travelers, the commercial airline experience is a nightmare of long lines, delayed flights and packed cabins full of stressed-out passengers. Many probably fantasize about flying on a private…

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SNAP Schedule October 2022: Illinois Link Card Food Stamp Payments

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in Illinois are administered by the state's Department of Human Services, which sets the schedule for when monthly SNAP payments are issued….

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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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Can You Write Off a Political Donation?

Every election year you can depend on two things: a lot of nasty rhetoric, and a flood of emails, texts and robocalls asking for political donations. You can't do much about the former, but you can…

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8 Top Defensive Stocks To Invest In for 2022

Recent volatility has many investors concerned about the current state of their investments. As interest rates rise, investors are beginning to shift toward more defensive stocks. Looking To Diversify…

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Best EV Stocks To Buy Now in 2022: Top Electric Car Companies To Invest In

If you want to invest in EV stocks, doing so strategically is key. Learn how to spot investment opportunities in EV stocks that are worth considering.

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The Best Money Experts for Each Generation

Just as it is with musicians, comedians and authors, some financial experts manage to capture the voice of a generation. GOBankingRates examined more than 65 of the most trusted and popular money…

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How Rich Is Shakira as She Faces Tax Fraud Charges?

Singer Shakira, most famous for her Billboard No. 1 hit "Hips Don't Lie," is now facing tax fraud charges — accused by Spain of evading taxes, fines, and penalties of $13.9 million between 2012 and…

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GO in the Know: Government Shutdown Concerns, Factory Jobs Surging & Top Financial News for Sept. 27

It's National No Excuses Day, so if you want to catch up on today's top financial stories, we are offering a surefire way to make it happen right here. Don't miss your opportunity. The Big Lead:…

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What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

A Ponzi scheme is a form of investment fraud in which current investors are paid from the assets that are collected from new investors. Clearly, the Ponzi scheme is an unsustainable model, as the…

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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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Food Stamps Schedule: Texas Lone Star Card SNAP Benefits for October 2022

Like every state, Texas has a set schedule for when it distributes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Texas SNAP benefits are administered by the state's Health and Human…

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Food Stamps Schedule: When October 2022 CalFresh SNAP Benefits Disburse in California

Californians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do so through the state's CalFresh program, which sends payments out every month according to the same schedule. That…

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

If you're wondering when your October Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payment will arrive, you'll have to check with the agency in your state that issues benefits. Although SNAP is…

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Expert Advice: Should You Ask Family Members To Sign a Contract Before Lending Money?

It's said you should avoid three things in conversations with friends and family — politics, religion and money. That last one is important as financial matters have been known to ruin relationships,…

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Food Stamps: Louisiana Purchase Card SNAP Benefits Schedule for October 2022

Households in Louisiana that qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can get food assistance through regular SNAP or the Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP)….

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Costco Won’t Raise Hot Dog and Soda Combo’s $1.50 Price Anytime Soon, If Ever

Costco's $1.50 hot dog and soda combo price has been around since the 1980s, and that deal isn't going away anytime soon. See: Top 7 Items Purchased From Costco in the USFind: This Credit Score…

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Factory Jobs Surge in Hottest Manufacturing Labor Market Since the 1970s

Are we entering a new American Industrial Revolution? According to a recent story in The New York Times, U.S. factory jobs are booming again at a rate not seen since the 1970s. See: 9 Bills You Should…

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How Student Loan Forgiveness Could Impact the Military & Longstanding GI Bill

Since Biden's sweeping student loan forgiveness program was first announced on Aug. 24, many have felt relief from the plan's measures to waive up to $10,000 of debt ($20,000 for Pell Grant…

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Biden’s $400 Billion Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Could Impact Inflation — How It Compares to Other Government Spending

There is now an official government price tag on the Biden administration's federal student loan forgiveness plan: $400 billion. That's how much the Congressional Budget Office estimates the plan will…

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Social Security Recipient? The Best Senior Discounts for Retirees 65 and Older

Most Americans are already retired by the time they turn 65 years old, though not all collect Social Security benefits yet. The average retirement age in the United States is either 63 or 64,…

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Winter Gas Prices: The Cold Weather Mix Will Save You Cash at the Pump Starting In September

As summer turns to fall, a new season can bring new reasons to spend money. Higher heating bills, warmer clothing and upcoming holiday spending are all by-product expenses of the cooler weather…

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How Much Is Val Demings Worth?

Val Demings, 65, is a politician and former law enforcement officer who has been a congresswoman from Florida representing the Orlando area since 2017. She is seeking to dethrone Republican Senator…

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Which Grocery Stores Accept SNAP EBT for Online Orders?

Americans who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits have no shortage of food stores to choose from. Most major grocery chains accept SNAP payments using an electronic benefits…

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How Much is Prince Harry Worth?

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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How Rich Is Meghan Markle?

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, it was reported that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, would initially not be traveling to be with the family in Balmoral upon her death, and…

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How To Invest in CDs as Fed Continues To Raise Interest Rates

If there's an upside to the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes this year — other than their potential to ease inflation — it's that interest rates for savings accounts are rising as…

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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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How To Avoid Being Scammed After a Natural Disaster

In the wake of natural disasters, scammers are known to seek out victims amongst the wreckage. From home contractors who don't deliver what they promise to fraudulent charities and even outright…

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4 Changes You Can Make During Medicare Open Enrollment

The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period that begins on Oct. 15, 2022, gives recipients a chance to make changes to their coverage that could possibly save them thousands of dollars. Open enrollment…

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Food Stamps Schedule: Florida SNAP EBT Benefits for October 2022

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in Florida are administered by the state's Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS), which is responsible…

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Food Stamps Schedule: Massachusetts SNAP Payments for October 2022

Like most states, Massachusetts keeps a set monthly schedule for when Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients get their benefits. SNAP benefits in the Bay State are deposited into…

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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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Food Stamps: Get Discounts on Museums, Zoos and More Attractions or Services With Colorado SNAP EBT Card

If you receive SNAP EBT, otherwise known as food stamps, in Colorado, you may be eligible for discounts on fun family attractions, museums, and even driving classes and internet service. In addition…

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Government Shutdown: What’s Behind Current Congressional Stalemate, and How Food Stamps, Social Security and More Could Suffer

In what seems to be an annual tradition in the United States, the federal government is once again threatened with a shutdown amid delays in passing a short-term funding bill — less than a year after…


Social Security: Can My Grandchild Receive Dependent Benefits?

Under certain circumstances, Social Security may pay dependent or survivor benefits to a grandchild — if the parents are deceased or disabled, or if you legally adopted the child. Continue reading to…

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These Companies Are Hiring Seasonal Workers For the Holidays

With 89 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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Now Is the Time To Invest in Savings: The One Benefit of Higher Interest Rates

Last week, news broke that the Federal Reserve had raised interest rates again. While the increase affects everything from non-fixed mortgage payments to credit card debt, there is one silver lining…

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16 Sam’s Club Perks You Never Knew About

As a Sam's Club member, you can save money and enjoy members-only pricing and special perks for only $45 a year — or $100 for a Sam's Plus membership. Explore: These Cities Are the Most Expensive for…

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How Can I Recover Money From a Scammer?

Every year, more and more people fall prey to scams. Data from the Federal Trade Commission shows that in 2021, consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud. That's a 70% increase from…

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GO in the Know: Food Stamps Extension, Biggest Retirement Expense & Top Financial News for Sept. 26

It's National Family Day, so make sure to carve out plenty of time for yours on this Monday … and just a little time to catch up on today's top financial stories. The Big Lead: 14 States Extending…

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Women Are More Invested in Financial Wellness Than Ever Before, New Survey Says

Amid a changing macroeconomic landscape, including record high inflation and extremely volatile markets, women's attitudes toward financial wellness have changed as of late. In fact, a new survey has…

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Gas Prices Are on the Rise Again — Will the Surge Last Long?

American motorists have seen some worrying signs in recent days in the form of rising gasoline prices following more than three months of falling prices at the pump. The good news, however, is that…

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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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Medicare Enrollment: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs Included in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

If you're a Medicare recipient, you'll soon get your one chance every year to review your coverage and make changes. That chance comes during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, which begins…

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How Rich is Adam Levine?

Best known as the Grammy-award-winning lead singer of Maroon 5 and a coach and former judge on NBC's "The Voice," Adam Levine has been making headlines lately for less wholesome reasons lately. Find…

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How Much Is Catherine Cortez Masto Worth?

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, 58, is an American attorney who serves as the senior U.S. senator for Nevada. She is currently involved in a race to keep her seat from Adam Lexalt, the Republican…

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Crypto Trend: Wine & Whiskey NFTs

NFTs — non-fungible tokens — have been on a tear this year. The term has even been named Collins' Word of the Year 2021. While they first garnered interest in the art world (Christie's sold Beeple's…

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Who’s New To (and Who’s Gone From) Forbes’ Billionaires List?

Forbes released its 2022 Billionaires List on April 5, with quite a lot of shake-ups appearing on the roster. In total, 329 of last year's billionaires fell off the list, while 236 new names joined…

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Amazon To Host Prime Early Access Holiday Shopping Event In October

Amazon will be hosting a second Prime Day-like event next month, the first time the company is holding such an event twice in a year, "to kick off the holiday shopping season early." Student Loan…

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2023 Tax Updates: What Changes Can You Expect in the New Year?

Every year brings something new to U.S income taxes, and 2023 will be no different. Typically, federal income tax brackets and standard deduction amounts are among the items adjusted annually for…

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Food Stamps: States Extending SNAP Emergency Allotment Money Through October 2022

U.S. households that qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits were given a financial boost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of an emergency allotment that provides $95 or…

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This Is the Biggest Expense You’ll Have After You Retire

Expenses change as you grow older, and they keep changing even after retirement. This creates numerous challenges figuring out how big a nest egg to build while you're still working. It's almost…

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Afraid of Being Fired? Consider Working a ‘Forever Job’ with the Federal Government

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 6 million Americans who are unemployed. Though that's still less than pandemic levels, it's not exactly…

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Social Security Taxes: What to Expect and How to Reduce Your Bill

There's a decent chance that many Social Security recipients will be paying more taxes on their benefits this year than in years past because of a confluence of events, a situation which might…

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

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income households nationwide. While the U.S….

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$2,000 Quarter? Check Your Pockets Before You Use This 2004 Coin

The next time you toss a quarter into a gumball machine down at the local grocery store, think about this: That piece of gum could be costing you $2,000 or more. See: How Much Cash To Have Stashed at…

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Social Security 101: Check Your Balance Regularly

In the past, checking your estimated social security amount meant waiting for the Social Security Administration to send you updates on your personal estimated benefit amounts. Social Security: Can I…

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Expecting Student Loan Forgiveness? 3 Ways To Plan Ahead Before Applying

For borrowers worried about paying off existing student loans, President Joe Biden's debt forgiveness plan — announced in August — may have provided some relief. See: What Is the Highest Income for…

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Food Stamps: New York Governor Announces $234 Million in Additional Food Assistance for September

New York residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive a supplemental allotment in September totaling about $234 million in federal funding, Gov. Kathy Hochul said…

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Student Loan Forgiveness Application Will Be Available in October

More details are coming to light on how the Biden administration's new student loan forgiveness program will start to be implemented, including news that relevant applications will become available…

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Social Security Reminder: Here’s Which SSI Recipients Can Expect Two Payments in September 2022

Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will get an extra payment this month, as September is one of three months when the benefit is paid twice. SNAP Benefits: How Long Do They Last?Find Out: 7…

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Senior Benefits: How to Save Thousands During Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare recipients who want to review their coverage and make changes get a chance once every year during the Medicare Open Enrollment period. That period begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7,…

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Stimulus Updates: Mark These 11 Dates on Your Calendar Now

Although the federal government has not revealed plans to issue any further stimulus checks, several states are issuing tax refunds to residents as a result of surplus budget funds in 2022. Student…

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Stimulus Payments Coming to These States in September 2022

Many states had a budget surplus in 2022 or excess money from COVID relief aid. This means a windfall for many taxpayers who can expect one-time direct deposits in plenty of time for the holiday…

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Food Stamps: States Extending Emergency Allotment Money Through September 2022

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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