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McDonald’s Makes Owning and Keeping a Franchise Harder, Will Now Factor in Customer Complaints

McDonald's executives recently informed the chain's franchisees that they will be required to undergo a rigorous review process every 20 years to keep their restaurants, according to an email to…

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SNAP Schedule: Tennessee Food Stamp Program Benefits for July 2022

Tennessee's SNAP, which is administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS), provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income households. SNAP accounts are linked to EBT cards, which…

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Know Your Rights: You Are Entitled to a Refund for a Canceled Flight

Lengthy lockdowns and travel bans during the pandemic hit the airline industry particularly hard. As demand returns, carriers are scrambling to address worker shortages, steep fuel prices and their…

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Tax-Free Holidays in 2022: When Your State Has Them (and For What Items)

A sales tax-free holiday is a limited-time period where a state allows sales tax to be eliminated or reduced on categories of consumer products. These holidays are usually short in duration and are…

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Your July 4 BBQ Will Cost 20.9% More this Year

With inflation at a 41-year high, Americans are reeling from soaring prices. And now, brace yourself for a barbecue sticker shock this July 4. A new study finds that the cost of the summer cookout…

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When Social Security Runs Out: What the Program 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,…

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Remote Work Could Ease Inflation, Study Shows

The rise of remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic might have yet another upside in the form of helping to ease inflation, according to a new study from the Becker Freidman Institute for…

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Early Life Traumas Lead to Early Retirement, Study Finds

People retire early for any number of reasons, ranging from growing tired of the grind to building up enough wealth that they no longer need a paycheck to live comfortably. One reason that hasn't…

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IRS Will Now Allow Taxpayers To Fix Tax Returns Electronically

Taxpayers who would rather crawl through broken glass than call the IRS about an amended return got some cheery news last week: More tax forms can now be amended electronically. Small Business…

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Privatizing Social Security Has Proven a Tough Pill To Swallow — What Are the Pros and Cons?

Proposals to privatize Social Security are not new. They've been around for at least 30 years, when politicians and think tanks suggested private investment accounts as an option to address the…

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What Happens to Your Credit Score If Biden Cancels School Loans?

President Joe Biden is expected to make an announcement this summer on whether to pursue legislation that would forgive federal student loan debts for millions of borrowers. If a forgiveness plan is…

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Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and 14 More of the Highest-Paid Tennis Players, Ranked

Wimbledon opens June 27 in London, with Rafael Nadal of Spain halfway to the calendar year Grand Slam. He's already won this year's two major tournaments – the Australian Open and the French Open -…

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Social Security Schedule: When July 2022 Benefits Will Be Sent

The next round of Social Security checks are scheduled to go out in early July. In May, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose by 1.0% and the all items index increased 8.6%…

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