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Fourth stimulus checks not expected as federal government grapples with omicron surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit......

Here is the age when many Americans hope to retire

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Clemens Porikys | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Many workers look forward to the day when they can retire. A recent survey from Natixis Investment Managers set out to find out exactly when most Americans hope to stop working.......

Waiting for student loan forgiveness? Here’s what to do in the meantime

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flashpop | Stone | Getty Images Getting impatient waiting to hear if your student loans will be forgiven? Millions of other borrowers are in the same spot. The topic of loan cancellation has been floated for years now. On the......

To make your financial New Year’s resolutions stick, here’s what you need to do

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here MilosStankovic | E+ | Getty Images People have the best of intentions. At the start of a new year, millions make resolutions — goals they want to reach throughout the upcoming months. Getting a handle on money issues is usually......

How to get back on track after blowing your budget

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Portra Images | Getty Images Many Americans may be experiencing a spending hangover after the holidays. This year, it may have been easier than ever to spend more than intended. Some families were able to gather together after being apart......

As omicron spreads, here’s why advisors say it’s more important than ever to overhaul your financial plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Year’s Eve numerals for 2022 arrive in New York’s Times Square on Dec. 20, 2021. Rob Kim | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Rethink your retirement timeline Cecilie_Arcurs | E+ | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has forced......

Monthly child tax credit payments have ended. Here’s why lawmakers face hurdles to add more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Hampshire parents and others gather outside of Sen. Maggie Hassan’s Manchester office on Sept, 14, 2021.. Scott Eisen | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Democrats on Capitol Hill will face a big task when they regroup in the......

Some Americans may receive more stimulus money this tax season

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters demonstrate in favor of Build Back Better on the Senate Steps of the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 15, 2021. Leigh Vogel | Getty Images As the Build Back Better bill and the new government aid it promised stalls on......

‘I’m just so upset.’ Paid leave advocates react to Manchin opposition to Build Back Better

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Advocate JoAnna Vance joins families, parents and caregivers at Capitol Hill to call on Congress to include paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better legislative package on Nov. 2, 2021. Paul Morigi | Getty Images Entertainment |......

Here are four unhealthy beliefs about money you may have learned from your childhood

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Your relationship with money was most likely formed before you even had bills to pay. “We are living out a script around money right now that quite often somebody wrote for us generations ago,” said Brad Klontz, a financial psychologist.......

Many Americans feel less financial stress thanks to pandemic-era government programs. Yet there are still signs of strain

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While household debt reached a record $17 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, many American households have felt less financial stress this year thanks to Covid-19-related government policies. That’s according to the federal Financial Stability Oversight Council, which released its annual report for 2021 on Friday. The council was......

Savings gap widened during Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s who was impacted the most

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here ljubaphoto | E+ | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated many differences between haves and have-nots in the U.S. Now, a new survey shows that it also made the savings gap more pronounced between those groups. Of those with incomes......

How record Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be impacted by high inflation, Medicare premiums

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Liu Guanguan | China News Service | Getty Images News that inflation rose to a historic high in November probably comes as no surprise to retirees. But they may be in for another shock when they receive their monthly Social......

More Americans see inflation as the biggest risk to their retirement plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here XiFotos | E+ | Getty Images Inflation is not just a day-to-day worry for Americans. It is now also their top risk for retirement. A survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America finds that 25% of Americans see......

‘The time for procrastination is over.’ How one Democratic lawmaker wants to fix Social Security

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Steven Heap / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images It has been 39 years since Congress has taken action to change Social Security. Some House Democrats are hoping to change that with a bill to improve benefits that has been......

49% of consumers plan to shop Small Business Saturday. These tips can help

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign reading “Shop Local” with closed restaurants and shops on Main Street on April 10, 2020 in Livingston, Montana. William Campbell | Getty Images While Black Friday may be the biggest shopping day of the Thanksgiving weekend, about half......

Food banks see ‘perfect storm’ of high demand, inflation and supply chain shortages heading into Thanksgiving holiday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Second Harvest Heartland workers distribute food in a recent truck to trunk event. As Covid-19 cases in Minneapolis surge, so has the demand for food, said CEO Allison O’Toole. Courtesy: Second Harvest Heartland The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last......

This former California mayor created a guaranteed income program while in office. Why Michael Tubbs says he’s still obsessed with ending poverty

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, California. Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images Michael Tubbs had the odds stacked against him while growing up in Stockton, California, as the son of a young single mother and an incarcerated father.......

If you don’t get a 6% raise, are you taking a pay cut due to inflation? Here’s what experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker helps a customer at the Presidente Supermarket in Miami on April 13, 2020. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Workers across the U.S. are wondering how rising inflation might be impacting their take-home pay. Inflation has risen more than......

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