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6 Budget-Friendly Ways To De-Stress

To say this year has been stressful is an understatement. Depending on your situation, you might be overdue for some R&R or self-care. But if you’re strapped for cash...

Study Finds Correlation Between Economic Recovery And $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal

Even before the first round of federal aid implemented in the CARES Act expired, experts stressed the need for more stimulus to keep the economy afloat. In the months...

Stock Market Rally Slows With Dimming Hopes For More Stimulus, Vaccine

Tuesday evening trades began with no significant movement from stock futures. According to Yahoo Finance, the lack of activity is attributed to investors’ dwindling hopes for further federal relief...

Social Security Recipients Will See Larger Checks Next Year, But May Not Be Enough

There’s good and bad news for Social Security and disability recipients: According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), older Americans will see a 1.3% increase in monthly benefits. The...

McConnell Proposes Separate Bill On Tuesday

For months, the fate of the next stimulus bill has hung in the balance, with Democrats, Republicans, and the White House consistently failing to agree over specific provisions and...

Back-To-Work Expenses To Consider In Your Budget

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and for many Americans, that means working from home.  If you’ve been working from home over the last few months,...

What Two Things Do Americans Want The Most In The Next Coronavirus Bill?

Negotiations for another round of stimulus relief encountered another obstacle after President Trump ordered Republicans to cease talks until after the election last week. The move has left millions...

New Federal Memo Permits Landlords To Begin Eviction Procedures Despite Moratorium

Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released an updated memo permitting landlords to begin the eviction process and relieving...

Experts Warn President Trump’s New Medicare Plan “Is A Bad Idea”

Even before the pandemic, Medicare Part A — or Hospital Insurance (HI), the program’s primary trust fund — already faced multiple financial hurdles. The recession has exacerbated its problems,...

Apple, Amazon Fuel Wall Street Rally Ahead Of Q3 Earnings Reports

The first round of corporate earnings reports scheduled for Tuesday morning and long-expected events from Amazon and Apple prompted modest gains for stock futures during overnight trading on Monday. ...