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Should you ever get a payday loan?

by on March 1, 2022 0
When you’re low on cash between paychecks or have an unexpected financial emergency, a payday loan can be a tempting option to help you make ends meet or access cash quickly. However, these short-term loans, which are usually due on the day of your next payday, are extremely risky. They come with very high... Read More

Find out how the SSI re-determination may affect your income

by on February 23, 2022 0
Resources You cannot receive SSI if you have financial resources such as savings and investments that are collectively worth more than $2,000, $3,000 for an eligible married couple. Among other things, resources include bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance, and property other than your primary residence. As with income, the SSA exempts certain assets... Read More

Here’s how to set one up in 4 easy steps

by on January 1, 2022 0
You might not have carefully followed a budget in your working years. But if you’re retiring, it’s really important to take your budget seriously. While some retirees have part-time jobs, if it’s not part of your plan then you will need to be extra careful about managing your money. This is especially true if... Read More

Up to 5K federal funding available for overdue water bills

by on December 5, 2021 0
WASHINGTON, DC (WWTI) – Federal funds are available for low-income families to make up for their overdue water and sewer bills. Funding is available through the Low-Income Households Water Supply Assistance Program. The program is based on the amount of overdue bills a household owes its drinking water or wastewater supplier. DEC Offers Lifetime... Read More

2021 tax tips to act on now to improve your bottom line

by on November 28, 2021 0
The last month of the year means a lot of things: holidays, parties, boules and more. It is also an opportunity to do year-end tax planning. Now you have a good idea of ​​where you will end 2021 in terms of earned income and available deductions. Here are some general year-end tax tips that... Read More

The # 1 reason to claim social security at 62

by on October 15, 2021 0
Social security benefits can be claimed at age 62. Most financial experts advise against doing this because starting checks as early as possible means accepting less monthly income. You see, Social Security is designed so that early applicants get less money each month but get more checks. Those who wait get a bigger check... Read More

Is Social Security Failing For Our Nation’s Seniors?

by on October 10, 2021 0
Whether you’re already retired or planning to retire at some point, chances are you will depend on Social Security to varying degrees to make ends meet during your golden years. In April, national pollster Gallup surveyed non-retirees to gauge how dependent they expected to be on Social Security earnings when they hang up their... Read More

3 social security rules that could catch you off guard

by on October 8, 2021 0
Social Security is one of the most important benefit programs in the United States because it is a crucial source of retirement income for the elderly. Unfortunately, there are many confusing rules that affect the amount of benefits older Americans find themselves in. If you don’t know these rules, you might have a nasty... Read More

What auto insurance should I buy?

by on September 30, 2021 0
Auto insurance can help you pay for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other expenses you may incur if you are in an accident or if you cannot drive your car due to a covered incident. You can choose to include different types of coverage in your policy. The type of auto insurance you need... Read More

Stimulus Check Live Fourth Update: Child Tax Credit, Social Security Benefits, New California Payout …

by on September 29, 2021 0
Securities – Republicans vote against federal spending bills, bringing the government shutdown closer. (Whole story) – Secretary of the Treasury Yellen warns that the US government could run out of cash on October 18. – When COLA social security is the payment amount confirmed? (Whole story) – Children whose parents are disabled, retired or... Read More

What to do at each age to make sure you’re on track to retire

by on September 26, 2021 0
Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners. There are undoubtedly a lot of things to follow when it comes to managing our personal finances. We keep an eye... Read More

Treasury directives extend the list of eligible CERT expenses

by on September 23, 2021 0
The US Treasury Department appears to be nearing the end of the CERTS grant application approval process. Most of the recipients received their initial payment, estimated at 80% of the total scholarship. Below is a summary of how CERTS funds should be spent, including information from the newly published FAQs earlier this month. Tracy... Read More

10 ways to avoid the 10% early retirement penalty

by on September 21, 2021 0
Retirement is something each of us should plan for. Not surprisingly, you want to make sure that you will have enough income to last your entire life. Theoretically, if you plan well, you could even retire early. You may have sold your business for a profit, maximized your contributions to your retirement account, invested... Read More

1 million more children could benefit from the child tax credit in the future

by on September 16, 2021 0
@lelia_milaya via Twenty20 If the Democrats’ proposed child tax credit changes persist, more children than ever will qualify for the benefit. A major change in the current proposal allows children with individual taxpayer identification numbers, or ITINs, to receive the credit. These children, who are often undocumented children growing up in the United States,... Read More

How Small Businesses Claim Billions in IRS Cash Refunds

by on July 4, 2021 0
A store advertises for employees, after restrictions on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were lifted, in Santa Monica, Calif., On June 22, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Small businesses across the country are struggling to keep their employees and attract new employees in a tight labor market that has given workers the edge. The latest non-farm... Read More

Define and work towards financial independence | Business

by on July 4, 2021 0
There might not be a fireworks display, but everyday is a good time to celebrate financial independence, even if you aren’t quite there yet. What does financial independence mean to you? For many people, it’s about being able to lead a good life without having to work for money. For these people, they can... Read More

What is a Direct PLUS loan and how does it work?

by on June 29, 2021 0
Direct PLUS loans, or parent loans for undergraduate students, are fixed rate loans with terms of up to 30 years. Contrary to what the name suggests, parents and graduate students can get Direct PLUS loans. The interest rate on Direct PLUS loans for the 2021-22 school year is 6.28%. Learn more about Insider’s personal... Read More

2 examples of retirement plans for all ages

by on June 26, 2021 0
Many financial experts will have you believe that retirement planning is a complex world of spreadsheets and expert knowledge. This is only half true. An expert can add value to the planning process, but you can also start planning for retirement independently. You just need to know what assumptions to make and what they... Read More