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Workers lined up for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic

$300 Federal Unemployment Benefits

By Bents Dulcio | August 27, 2020

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill, which will direct $120 billion towards unemployment benefits. The bill sends Americans a direct stimulus check of…

For sale sign in front yard of house

Coronavirus and the Real Estate Market

By Bill Fay | August 14, 2020

Dorothy surely wasn’t thinking of life in a COVID-19 pandemic when she clicked those heels in the “Wizard of Oz” and opined that ‘there’s no place like home.’ But her…

Graduated students with the burden of debt

Handling Student Loans During the Pandemic

By Bents Dulcio | August 12, 2020

COVID-19 has put a plug in the nation’s cash flow, forcing graduates to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to avoid drowning in student loan debt. Fortunately, the…

Senator Mitch McConnell at a podium

Details on the HEALS Act

By Bill Fay | August 5, 2020

Congress and the White House are still debating whether the HEALS Act, HEROES Act – or some compromise Act in between – will deliver the next round of coronavirus relief…

Document titled Unemployment Benefits

New Federal Unemployment Benefits Proposed in the HEALS Act

By Max Fay | July 27, 2020

If you’ve lost your job due to the coronavirus crisis, your unemployment benefits are likely to decrease very soon. It’s just a question of how much. That will be decided…

Nancy Pelosi at a podium

Details on the HEROES Act

By Bill Fay | July 21, 2020

When the House of Representative passed the $3-trillion HEROES Act on May 15, it all but guaranteed that a second stimulus check would arrive for Americans in need of financial help…

Bankruptcy court with COVID-19 sign

COVID-19 Bankruptcies

By Bill Fay | July 16, 2020

The storm is coming. American consumers will be filing personal bankruptcies in record numbers by the end of 2020. That is the projection from bankruptcy attorneys, bankers and other experts…

Teenager driving a car with his dad

Adding a Teenager to Your Car Insurance Policy

By Max Fay | July 2, 2020

Teens see a driver’s license as a ticket to adulthood and adventure while their parents likely view it as a torpedo aimed at their household budget. The cost of adding…

Image of the stimulus COVID-19 relief check distributed by President Trump

Stimulus Checks for COVID-19 Relief

By Bill Fay | July 1, 2020

The phrase “stimulus check” is second only to “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” as something to talk about these days and people are definitely talking. About 159 million Americans have received the…

Calendar with July 15 marked as tax day

Tax Season Countdown All Over Again

By Bill Fay | June 30, 2020

Everyone knows the old saying: Time flies when you’re procrastinating. Seems like only yesterday we were breezing past April 15 — the traditional deadline for income tax filing — and…

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  1. Iacurci, G. (2021 January 4) Some states start paying $300 unemployment boost while others lag. Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/04/300-unemployment-boost-issued-in-california-new-york-rhode-island.html
  2. Tsekova, D. (2020 December 22) Everything you need to know about the unemployment benefits under the stimulus deal. Retrieved from https://money.yahoo.com/unemployment-benefits-under-the-stimulus-deal-220407120.html