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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…

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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…

Second stimulus check being shredded

Republican Advisors Say No Need for Second Stimulus Check

By Bill Fay | June 16, 2020

Don’t plan on receiving and cashing a second COVID-19 stimulus check just yet. A group of 20 fiscal hawks, many of the close advisors to President Trump, sent Trump and…

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Hazard Pay for Essential Workers

By Max Fay | June 1, 2020

“You deserve hazard pay for that job!” All of us probably have either said that or someone said it to us, and it’s almost always a tongue-in-cheek expression of sympathy…

Illustration of bank providing relief for covid-19

Credit Card Relief for COVID-19

By Maureen Milliken | May 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis drags on and unemployment spikes to unprecedented levels in the U.S., individual debt burdens can feel more overwhelming than ever. On top of it, as many…

Man contemplating loans during COVID-19

COVID-19 Loans: What Are Your Options?

By Maureen Milliken | May 18, 2020

With a stunning 36.5 million and counting Americans out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of people scrambling to pay their bills until they have…

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Paycheck Protection Program

By Bill Fay | May 2, 2020

While Governors in several states are trying to crack open the door on the shuttered U.S. economy, the news from two key elements of a would-be revival – employment and…

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Companies Hiring During the Coronavirus, COVID-19 Pandemic

By Maureen Milliken | March 27, 2020

Americans suddenly out of work because of COVID-19 are filing for unemployment in unprecedented numbers, but a bright spot on the employment front is that some businesses are hiring, both…

Fact or Fiction: Debt Relief in the Time of Coronavirus

Fact or Fiction: Debt Relief in the Time of Coronavirus

By Bill Fay | March 20, 2020

Truth, they say, is the first casualty of war. And on March 13, President Donald Trump put America on a war footing. We’re coming for you, coronavirus. Speaking from the…

How to get out of debt in 2020

How to Get Out of Debt in 2020

By Bill Fay | February 24, 2020

Surveys show most Americans will make a resolution to get out of debt in 2020. Surveys also show most Americans will fail miserably. If you want to get out of…

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  1. N.A. (ND) Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions#paymentnot
  2. Konish, L. (2020, June 8) 35 million stimulus checks are still outstanding. What you need to know if you’re waiting for your money. Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/35-million-stimulus-checks-havent-been-sent-out-who-is-waiting-for-money.html