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April 14, 2021

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The IRS can adjust any stimulus check money you’re owed when you file your 2020 tax return. Here’s why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This year’s tax season has brought with it a new opportunity to collect any unpaid funds from previous rounds of federal stimulus checks. But the amount you claim could be adjusted by the IRS, the agency said on Monday. A......

Planning to invest your $1,400 stimulus check? Why a Roth IRA may make sense

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Morsa Images | E+ | Getty Images A new set of $1,400 stimulus checks may tempt some recipients who don’t really need the money to instead dabble in the stock market. Depending on your goals, a brokerage account may not......

Fourth stimulus checks are unlikely. Here’s what federal aid could be coming next

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As vaccines ramp up and the economy reopens, many individuals and families may be eager to see this side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic continue: government stimulus checks. A recent poll from Data for Progress found 65% of Americans are......

Many Social Security, other federal beneficiaries to start receiving $1,400 stimulus checks on April 7

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pascal Broze | Getty Images Social Security and other federal beneficiaries who do not normally file tax returns can expect their $1,400 stimulus payments to be issued this weekend, the IRS and Treasury Department said on Tuesday. The majority of......

Lawmakers call for prompt payment of $1,400 stimulus checks to Social Security beneficiaries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seniors, who are 65 and over, wait in line at the Department of Health Sarasota COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. January 4, 2021. Octavio Jones | Reuters As $1,400 Covid stimulus checks go out, some lawmakers are expressing......

Here’s when direct deposits of $1,400 stimulus checks will be officially available

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here cihatatceken | iStock | Getty Images The IRS announced on Friday it began sending out the money. “Some Americans may see the direct deposit payments as pending or as provisional payments in their accounts before the official payment date of......

31% of young adults relocated during Covid. But they aren’t giving up on cities altogether

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Morsa Images | Getty Images A pandemic migration has been underway, at least for young adults ages 18 to 31. That’s according to a Bankrate.com survey that found 31% of people in that age cohort relocated either permanently or for an extended period of time during the pandemic. That’s compared......

New stimulus proposals look like a guaranteed income experiment. Early results show whether it will work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York City housing advocates and tenants march to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo cancel rent amid the pandemic on Oct. 10, 2020. Andrew Lichtenstein | Corbis News | Getty Images The new federal coronavirus relief bill that’s poised to be......

Here’s who qualifies for a $1,400 stimulus payment under the American Rescue Plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan early Saturday morning, which includes a provision for a third stimulus check worth up to $1,400 for taxpayers and each of their dependents. Individuals earning an adjusted gross income (AGI) up......

Congress is working on new $1,400 stimulus checks. Here’s who could be eligible for the first time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Austin Goergen, a student at Oregon State University, started a petition last year to allow dependents ages 17 and up to qualify for stimulus checks. Austin Goergen Washington lawmakers are one step closer to authorizing new $1,400 stimulus checks for......

Americans’ personal income and spending soared in January thanks to stimulus checks and unemployment insurance

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Personal income soared by 10% from December 2020 to January 2021 thanks in large part to government stimulus benefits, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The December 2020 Covid-19 relief bill provided $600......

The $15 minimum wage is in trouble. Here’s what you need to know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Feb. 18 rally celebrating the California Labor Commissioner’s order for a McDonald’s franchise to rehire and compensate workers who went on strike for coronavirus protections was held on Feb. 18, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The fight for a......

How $1,400 stimulus checks could be best targeted based on past payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Casillas | DigitalVision | Getty Images A new coronavirus relief bill could give millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus checks. Congress is poised to pass the legislation in March, at which point individuals and families could see the money in......

New $1,400 stimulus checks could be coming. What we know about how soon they may arrive

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hill Street Studios | DigitalVision | Getty Images As Congress works to hammer out a deal for a new coronavirus relief bill, that could mean new stimulus checks for millions of Americans. New $1,400 direct payments are among the aid......

A new child tax credit expansion could provide monthly income. Some question whether the help is too much or too little

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images A Democratic proposal to expand the child tax credit for one year could give qualifying families up to $300 per child per month. But like all direct payments made by the government as......

Biden says next stimulus checks will be $1,400. How they could be targeted

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Image Source | DigitalVision | Getty Images As Washington lawmakers work to come to an agreement on a new coronavirus relief package, one key question has emerged: Will the next stimulus checks be $1,400? President Joe Biden sought to end......

How the average stimulus check could change under Biden vs GOP plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signs calling for more relief, a second Paycheck Protection Program and more as part of a campaign by Goldman Sachs supporting small businesses near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5, 2021. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI | AFP | Getty Images Millions of......

$1,400 stimulus checks, $15 per hour federal minimum wage: How soon Americans could see more money

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Biden delivers remarks before signing a “Made in America” Executive Order at the White House on Jan. 25, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images A new $1.9 trillion plan pushed by President Joe Biden includes a host......

Still no stimulus check? Biden executive order aims to speed up payments for 8 million people

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Image Source | DigitalVision | Getty Images As President Joe Biden advocates for sending additional stimulus checks to millions of Americans, he is also moving help those who missed out on earlier payments. On Friday, Biden issued an executive order......

While the U.S. may be closer than ever to a $15 federal minimum wage, the idea still faces stiff opposition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Protestors call for McDonald’s Corporation to raise wages to a $15 minimum and allow unionization in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 23, 2019. Joe Raedle / Getty Images With Joe Biden‘s inauguration as president of the United States, the country......

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