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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......

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......

$2,000 or $600 stimulus checks? How far each would go toward paying the rent

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Handmade signs litter the ground after an anti-eviction protest outside a Mount Rainier, Maryland, apartment complex on Aug. 10, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters Second stimulus checks are in the works for millions of Americans. Now, Congress and President Donald Trump must agree: Should those payments be $600 or $2,000......

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......

People do crazy things with money. Avoiding these blind spots can help prevent future regrets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AscentXmedia | iStock | Getty Images When it comes to managing money, most everybody has doubts as to whether they’re doing it right. So you may breathe a sigh of relief to know that no one is crazy, according to......

Missouri Republican Sen. Hawley unveils plan for second $1,200 stimulus checks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) attends a confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 12, 2020. Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters As questions loom on Capitol Hill over whether or not there......

Teens call for more personal finance education to bridge economic opportunity gap in America

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Students arriving at school Hero Images | Getty Images U.S. teenagers are very aware that they aren’t being taught financial literacy in school – and they’re asking questions. Understanding how to navigate the U.S. financial system is important, and today’s......

How long it could take to knock down your credit card debt if you pay 15% of your monthly income

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s no secret that credit card debt is a burden. But knocking down those balances may be easier or harder, depending on where you live. Research from CreditCards.com takes a look at the total credit card balances in each state......

Most U.S. teens believe there is a lack of equal economic opportunity based on race, ethnicity and gender

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Teens agree – the U.S. has a problem with equal economic opportunity.   More than 60% of teenagers said they believe people in the U.S. are paid less based on race, ethnicity and gender, according to the Junior Achievement Teens......

As pandemic relief talks continue, the fate of stimulus checks and unemployment benefits remain uncertain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Capitol dome is reflected on an ambulance at sunset in Washington, November 10, 2020. Erin Scott | Reuters Talks of a new coronavirus stimulus bill are happening on Capitol Hill. As lawmakers renew their efforts to come to......

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