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Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $850 million. Do this first if you win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Yet again, the Mega Millions jackpot has catapulted higher. The top prize is now a staggering $850 million — the third-largest in lottery history — following no ticket matching all numbers drawn Friday......

Biden defends why stimulus checks should go to employed Americans

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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 made a case for sending stimulus......

Biden pledges to help fix the child-care crisis in America. Here is his plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has a plan to help fix what he calls the immediate and acute child-care crisis in America. He unveiled his proposal on Thursday, as part of his sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus......

Here’s how you can save $1 million while making $15 per hour, broken down by age

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. The potential boost would increase the paychecks of around 27 million Americans making it a perfect time to start thinking about the future. If you are......

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......

Biden wants to increase stimulus checks to $2,000. Here’s what we know about those payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President-elect Joe Biden at a drive-in rally in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The push for $2,000 stimulus checks just got stronger. President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his stimulus plan in a speech on Thursday night......

The Social Security retirement age could change. What that could mean for benefits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images Many retirees count down the days until they are eligible for Social Security benefits. But that age could change as lawmakers look to improve the program’s financial outlook. Social Security’s trust funds are running......

Opponents to $2,000 stimulus checks say they are not targeted. How that could be fixed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky. John Sommers II/Getty Images As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20, one of his......

How this couple paid off their $195,000 mortgage in under 4 years

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Taking 30 years to pay off your home is a fairly standard practice for many Americans. And it’s easy to see why. The average homeowner in the U.S. owes more than $215,000 on their mortgage, according to data from Experian. Andy and Nicole Hill bought their dream home just outside......

Here are 2 strategies you should use to invest your $600 stimulus checks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Americans have begun receiving their $600 stimulus checks. If you already have healthy savings, the cash can be a useful way to help you get started in hands-on investing, according to financial advisor Winnie Sun. A safer option would be......

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......

Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million. Here’s how much the winner would owe in taxes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Powerball jackpot just jumped again. With no ticket matching all six numbers drawn Saturday night, the top prize has vaulted to $550 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. And Mega Millions’ jackpot, meanwhile, is even......

Why getting the Covid-19 vaccine will be good for America’s financial health

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Florida Department of Health medical workers prepare to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to seniors in the parking lot of the Gulf View Square Mall in New Port Richey near Tampa, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2020. Octavio Jones | Reuters The......

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......

Here’s how much you’ll make if you invest your $600 stimulus check for up to 40 years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Millions of Americans are set to get their second stimulus checks in the coming days. The payments will be up to $600 per individual or $1,200 per married couple. Families will also receive an additional $600 per child under 17.......

How the $600 stimulus checks could affect your tax refund this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fertnig | E+ | Getty Images If you don’t receive your second stimulus check in your bank account or the mail, the good news is you can claim the money when you file your tax return this spring. But beware:......

There’s nearly $1 billion combined in Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Between the nation’s two largest lottery jackpots, there’s close to $1 billion up for grabs. Mega Millions’ top prize was revised upward to $520 million due to strong ticket sales. The next drawing is Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.......

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......

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