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Take these steps to shake off anxiety and take control of your financial life

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chad Springer | Image Source | Getty Images 1. Recognize you are anxious or stressed Pay attention to your body and your emotions. Are you breathing faster? Are you more rushed? Once you recognize you are anxious or stressed, it......

Biden calls for $30 billion more in rental assistance and extending eviction ban

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a......

A budget game plan: Mother of five pledges to freeze all of her non-essential spending for January

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rachel Bozarth and her family have frozen their spending on non-essential items for the month of January. Source: Rachel Bozarth Rachael Bozarth is taking some drastic measures to attack her debt. The 32-year old mother of five has pledged to......

The unemployment labyrinth may have killed this musician’s dream

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Going Jessies. Derek Wood (center), Angela Paradis (right) and James Breeding (left) Photo: Derek Wood Derek Wood was about to achieve a lifelong dream. Unemployment benefits may prove to be his foil. Wood, 49, a guitar player and songwriter......

Biden will call on Congress to forgive $10,000 in student debt for all borrowers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President-elect Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock at a rally ahead of runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden will ask Congress to immediately......

Congress approves $25 billion in rental assistance. Here’s how to apply

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In the stimulus package signed into law last month, the national ban on evictions was extended through January and a $25 billion pot of money was established for renters struggling amid the health and economic crisis. That money will help to keep many of the 14 million Americans who are......

What a Democratic-controlled Congress could mean for renters struggling amid the pandemic

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Jon Ossoff and David Perdue, candidates for Senate from Georgia. Reuters; Getty Images If Democrats achieve a majority in the Senate, a number of relief measures targeted at renters struggling amid the pandemic – including a right to counsel for those facing eviction and a larger pot of money for......

Coronavirus relief bill makes it easier for companies to pay down workers’ student loans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The government’s stimulus response to the pandemic may accelerate the trend of companies offering student loan assistance as a benefit. Mark Chilton | iStock | Getty Images Student loan assistance, which started as a niche offering by a handful of......

AMC hopes to raise $125 million in fresh funding round as it fights bankruptcy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk outside the newly boarded AMC 34th Street 14 movie theater as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 4, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai |......

If stimulus checks are raised to $2,000, here’s how that would work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images After months of back-and-forth negotiations, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreed on another coronavirus stimulus package that includes direct payments to many Americans for $600. Then President Donald Trump shocked Washington when he called......

How to find a good end-of-year deal if you’re in the market for a new car

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images For car buyers, the end of the year typically marks the best time to get a great deal. Things look a bit different this time around. While there are still discounts and special......

The next round of stimulus checks is on the way. What you need to know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Federal stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8. Jeff Fusco | Getty Images News | Getty Images Here’s what you need to know about this latest round of stimulus checks. How much will the......

Last-minute money moves to make before you ring in the new year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AleksandarNakic | E+ | Getty Images The year is almost over. Yet you still have time to make some financial moves and set the stage for a fresh start in 2021. While there are timely tax savings to consider, it’s......

The relief Americans could lose if Trump vetoes stimulus package

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Millions of struggling Americans will spend the holidays this year not knowing where their next paycheck will come from. And now, due to President Donald Trump’s last-minute opposition to the stimulus package lawmakers agreed on, they also won’t know if......

Retirement savings on track? How to make sure you’re prepared for other goals, too

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here nd3000 | iStock | Getty Images Start young. Look away from your 401(k) when the market freaks out. Don’t sell. A lot of the investment advice you hear probably has to do with saving for retirement. Yet many people need......

Here are some investing options for 2021 — with climate change in mind

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Smoke in the Blue Mountains of Australia after a forest fire. Andrew Merry | Moment | Getty Images If you’re like most Americans, you worry about global warming. Yet it can be hard to know how to channel that anxiety......

National eviction ban will be extended through January in stimulus deal

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No-Mad | iStock | Getty Images A bipartisan coronavirus aid deal that lawmakers struck on Sunday will extend the national eviction moratorium through January and establish a rental assistance fund of $25 billion. The relief comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was set to expire......

Senators spar over whether second $1,200 stimulus checks are necessary

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images Millions of Americans are poised to receive second stimulus checks. Yet a fight is taking place on Capitol Hill over how much money will be included in any payments. The latest proposals include......

China rental company’s shares have cratered 76% this year as the shine of debt-fueled growth fades

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The app of Danke Apartment is displayed on the screen of a mobile phone on November 18, 2020 in Yichang, Hubei Province of China. (Photo by/VCG via Getty Images) Liu Junfeng | VCG | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — A......

Even without a stimulus deal, the Fed, which held interest rates near zero, can help everyday Americans. Here’s how

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Although a second stimulus plan is still up in the air, the Federal Reserve is determined to push consumer borrowing costs even lower as the economic recovery takes hold — giving everyday Americans a reason to be optimistic. In addition to holding interest rates near zero, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday......

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