OTHER Economic Impacts of COVID

OTHER Economic Impacts of COVID

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic has upended Americans’ lives. Children are out of school, many parents are either working from home or have lost their jobs and financial insecurity is creeping up. A new survey has found the impact of the outbreak is even more far reaching than we could have imagined. The Ann & […]

No Will? Here’s What Happens

If You Die Without a Valid Will, Your Estate Will Be Settled By…

(FinancialHealth.net) – Six out of 10 Americans don’t have a will. Are you one of them? In the event a person dies without a will, a state judge will appoint an administrator to handle the estate. Having a will reduces speculation and provides clear and precise guidance on how the deceased person would have wanted […]

Kodak Brings Drug Production Home

Kodak Brings Drug Production Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump began using the Defense Production Act of 1950 as a means of ensuring the US had all the supplies it needed to fight the virus. The law allows the executive to require companies to manufacture goods for our national defense. This week, […]

How to Hack Proof Your Passwords

How to Hack Proof Your Passwords

(FinancialHealth.net) – If the last 24 months brought nothing else, it offered the stark realization that Americans are quite vulnerable when it comes to their digital security. People who are careless with their digital security are far more likely to be victims of identity theft, fraud, and financial losses. One of the most important steps […]

Stimulus Stalls as Lawmakers Bicker

Stimulus Stalls as Lawmakers Bicker

(FinancialHealth.net) – After a week of tense negotiations, lawmakers adjourned for the weekend with no deal on the next stimulus package. Republicans introduced their version earlier this week, but Democrats weren’t happy with the bill. Now, both sides are blaming one another for their inability to reach an agreement. On July 31, the extended $600 […]

How Much Social Security Can You Count On?

Exactly How Much Social Security Can You Count On

(FinancialHealth.net) When it comes to retirement, one thing on most people’s mind is how much Social Security they’ll get when they finally get to stop working. The main factor in determining this value is the overall wages earned in a lifetime, starting back from when wages were first taken from your paycheck. Here are a […]

TESLA Steamrolls Competition

TESLA Steamrolls Competition

(FinancialHealth.net) – On July 22, Elon Musk announced the next Tesla factory was going to be in Austin. The billionaire entrepreneur and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) both had great things to say about the decision. Now, we’re learning construction is already underway and stocks are soaring. According to a Forbes report, the site for […]

There’s More Than Food in That Garden

What Gardening Can Do For You

(FinancialHealth.net) –  Looking for a new hobby? Gardening is an enjoyable activity that comes with serious benefits. Turns out it’s good for your health as well as your wallet. Whether it’s a cutting garden for fresh floral bouquets or beds filled with veggies, a little backyard horticulture can improve mood, boost curb appeal and even […]

A Michigan Treasurer “Seizes” the Moment

A Michigan Treasurer "Seizes" the Moment

(FinancialHealth.net) – In 1999, officials in Michigan passed Public Act 123 to allow the county to seize properties from homeowners with unpaid debt, resell the homes and keep the excess money. It was supposed to help make redevelopment in poor, dilapidated areas move along faster. Unfortunately, many people are now arguing the legislation was used […]

Tips That Cut Your Grocery Bill

Tips That Cut Your Grocery Bill

(FinancialHealth.com) – Meal planning has proven itself to be one of the best ways for families to save money on groceries. Hitting the grocery store with a carefully planned list makes it easier to grab only what is needed without wasting extra money on junk food and unnecessary odds and ends. Assessing what’s already in […]

Side Gigs for Animal Lovers

Side Gigs for Animal Lovers

(FinancialHealth.net) – Prefer animals over people? That’s cool. There are plenty of ways you can put your love of animals to good use. You may even get some extra exercise in the process. Wag! – You can work around your own schedule, choosing on-demand jobs or opting for recurring gigs. Wag! is available in several […]

GOP Slams Massive Dem Wish List

GOP Slams Massive Dem Wish List

(FinancialHealth.net) – Democrats in the House of Representatives passed the first fiscal 2021 spending bill on July 24. One look at the legislative package, and it’s obvious some lawmakers plan to use it during the 2020 campaign. Republicans, however, made it clear they do not support it. The Democrats’ package is actually four bills totaling […]

Trump Works to Revive Drug Pricing Ideas

Trump Works to Revive Drug Pricing Ideas

(FinancialHealth.net) – President Donald Trump has been discussing the importance of reducing the cost of prescription drugs for years. Last week, he took action and issued executive orders to tackle the problem. But will they help? On July 24, the president signed four policies aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The Access to Affordable Life-saving […]

Prevent Travel Theft Risks

Prevent Travel Theft Risks

(FinancialHealth.com) – Theft is prevalent in every corner of the world. This is even more true in popular travel destinations, where local criminals are more than happy to take advantage of someone enjoying time away. That’s a topic far too few people consider before heading out on vacation. Yet, the last thing anyone wants to […]

Slim Down While Saving Up

Slim Down While Saving Up

(FinancialHealth.net) – Many people believe they’ll spend more money if they start eating healthier. That’s not necessarily true, though. Healthy eating may even help you save if you know the right tricks. Here are a few steps you can take to save some cash and shed the pounds while you’re at it: Limit how often […]

Help! Someone Stole My Identity!

How to Hack-Proof Your Passwords

(FinancialHealth.net) – Identity theft totally sucks, period. If your identity has been stolen, the Federal Trade Commission says you should call them at 1-877-438-4338 or use their website at IdentityTheft.gov to file an official report. Read on for additional steps to limit the damage and recover your losses: Review ALL Account Statements Look for any […]

2020’s Dirty Dozen Scam List

2020's Dirty Dozen Scam List

(FinancialHealth.net) – The 2020 tax season has brought many scams, as usual. Quite a few schemes usually hit this time of year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase. The IRS released its Dirty Dozen list so Americans will know what to look out for when they’re going on about their daily routines. […]

Value Your Credit Score Even After Retirement

Best Way to Raise Your Credit Score After Retirement

(FinancialHealth.net) – Life continues changing after retirement. You may need to replace an older vehicle or purchase a new home. Big purchases like these require a healthy credit score. The goods news is that you can continue to boost your score even after retirement. Staying under the limits on credits cards, avoid taking on additional […]

Second Stimulus Reaches ‘Fundamental Agreement’

Second Stimulus Reaches 'Fundamental Agreement'

(FinancialHealth.net) – All week the White House and Republican lawmakers have been negotiating the next COVID-19 bill. The hope is to have it finished and voted on by the end of the month. On July 23, Americans finally got a glimpse into what might be in the legislation. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke to reporters […]

Outside the Box Thinking Saves Money

(FinancialHealth.net) – Sometimes what everyone else is doing simply isn’t good enough. For those with serious financial goals to accomplish, saving more money might require thinking outside the box. These are financial tips for those who are already switching to LED, clipping coupons, carpooling to work and making car improvements to save on gas. The […]

US Boots Multiple Chinese Companies

US Boots Multiple Chinese Companies

(FinancialHealth.net) – The United States continued its crackdown on China this week. This time, officials went after companies accused of violating the human rights of Uyghurs in the country. The move comes weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration announced sanctions on officials in the country for their treatment of ethnic minorities. On July 9, the […]

Estate Taxes on an Inheritance

My Heirs Won't Pay Estate Taxes if My Estate is Less Than _____?

(FinancialHealth.net) – If you plan to leave a significant amount of assets to beneficiaries after you pass on, estate planning is something you’ll want to think about sooner rather than later. Speaking with a qualified professional can help ensure that you take all of the necessary financial steps to reduce or eliminate the amount that’s taxed […]

Mnuchin: Americans Need $1 Trillion in Relief

Mnuchin: Americans Need $1 Trillion in Relief

(FinancialHealth.net) – The Senate was back in Washington, D.C. on July 20, and lawmakers immediately got to work on the next stimulus package. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin briefed reporters on where the White House stands. And the Trump official said the next bill will come with a big price tag. During his conversation with the […]

Side Gigs for Caregivers

Side Gigs for Caregivers

Love working with people?  There are quite a few great side gig opportunities for those who have the time and experience. You really don’t even need to care for human beings. Houses and plants need sitting, too! Care.com – This site isn’t just for babysitting children. Users can offer care for children, elderly adults, pets, […]

Soldiers Taken for $11.3M Ride by Army Vets

Soldiers Taken for $11.3M Ride by Army Vets

(FinancialHealth.net) – When a person joins the military, they promise to defend the country against all enemies. That’s not an oath most members forget when they retire. Unfortunately, a couple of Army veterans are being accused of doing just that in Texas. Last month, military investigators obtained warrants to seize the money from 10 bank […]

Relax, Learn, Escape All With One Easy Action

This Relaxing Hobby Improves Brain Health

(FinancialHealth.com) – When it comes to relaxing, there are many ways to do it. One is to find a hobby that’s enjoyable and helps you reduce stress. What if I told you reading could fit that description perfectly? It allows an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and can be done almost […]

$1M Treasure Hunt in Michigan

$1M Treasure Hunt in Michigan

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging and, unfortunately, it’s causing businesses to close their doors for good. One of those companies is J&M Jewelers in Michigan. But the store is doing something pretty cool before it shuts down. Johnny and Amy Perri buried $1 million in antiques, silver, jewels, engagement rings, coins and […]

Uber Tips For When You Need a Lyft

Tips for Using Uber and Lyft

Tips for Using Uber and Lyft (FinancialHealth.net) – Ride-sharing is all the rage with many people choosing services such as Uber and Lyft over traditional taxi cabs to save money. These services can be cost-saving and convenient, but with some alarming reports of drunk drivers and even people posing as drivers, riders should practice safety […]

Slow Down Aging With This Exercise

Slow Down Aging With This Exercise

(FinancialHealth.net) – Growing older is a natural process and all our bodies will change over time. That being said, the lifestyle choices that are made can speed up or slow down this process. With endless products making claims to their anti-aging powers, it’s hard to know what does and doesn’t work. Before turning to expensive […]

Affordable Burial Insurance

Affordable Burial Insurance

(FinancialHealth.net) – The rising cost of funerals has left many Americans unable to afford to bury their loved ones. When you plan for the end of your life, that’s definitely something you should consider. Fortunately, there’s a step you can take to make it easier on your family when you’ve passed on. A funeral or […]

Homeless: Could the Number Spike Soon?

Homeless: Could the Number Spike Soon?

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic put millions of Americans out of work. Of course, that means some of them couldn’t make their rent and mortgage payments. That’s why some states put a hold on evictions and foreclosures. Sadly, the US may still be facing a homelessness crisis. According to an Apartment List survey, 32% of […]

Can I Really Afford That?

How Do You Know if You Really Can Afford Something?

(FinancialHealth.com) – We all see extras we’d like to buy from time to time, but bills and other financial obligations simply have to come first. While it’s not necessary to ignore every “want” on the list, it’s important to know it’s affordable. But how? The best way is to start a dedicated savings plan specifically […]

Mnuchin Talks Second Stimulus Package

Mnuchin Talks Second Stimulus Package

(FinancialHealth.net) – The Senate is coming back to Washington on July 20 after weeks of vacation, and Trump Administration officials expect lawmakers to get right to work on the next coronavirus stimulus package. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gave America a sneak peak of what it might contain in a recent interview. Secretary Mnuchin spoke to […]

Silent Symptoms Linked to Depression

Causes of Depression in Seniors

(FinancialHealth.com) – Depression is more than just feeling down in the dumps from time to time. It’s a mood disorder that can completely disrupt daily living, creating feelings of despair and uncertainty. Isolation, financial woes and sometimes medication side effects can trigger depression. Many face these feelings daily and may find it difficult to reach […]

Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Even Mistakes

Everything's Bigger in Texas, Even Mistakes

(FinancialHealth.net) – Earlier this month we learned Texas overpaid tens of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits. Originally, the state wanted to recoup the money as its rules require. That’s no longer the case. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will no longer try to collect the overpayments that are “solely” caused by the agency. Spokesperson […]

Heeere’s Johnny! More Than Just Talk

Heeere's Johnny! Up Close and Personal

(FinancialHealth.net) – For 30 years, Johnny Carson made millions of Americans laugh before they went to bed. Every weeknight, they’d flip on their television, hear, “Heeeere’s Johnny!” and watch him walk onto “The Tonight Show” stage. He’s as iconic as his nightly monologues and phantom golf swing. Carson went from a 14-year-old magician to a […]

Check Your Phone, Others Do

Check Your Phone, Others Do

(FinancialHealth.net) – Cybersecurity is a big concern in the tech age. It seems as though our data and personal information is always in danger, especially from foreign hackers. However, we don’t expect companies to read information we’ve copied and pasted on our phones, and yet that’s exactly what Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn is being accused of. […]

Gov. Walz Cries and Trump Replies

Gov. Walz Cries and Trump Replies

(FinancialHealth.net) – On May 25, George Floyd died while in the custody of Minneapolis, Minnesota police officers. His death led to nationwide protests, many of which were instantly hijacked by violent rioters. Damage to the Twin Cities as a result of those events was as extensive as it was expensive, and now, Governor Tim Walz […]

Imagine Retiring on a Cruise Ship

How Much Does It Cost to Retire on a Cruise Ship?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Been spending time thinking about retirement? Even if everything’s all planned out, there’s always something new or different that you hear someone else doing, rather than settling for staying at home or moving to a retirement community. One such option is retiring on a cruise ship. And why not, when you can cruise […]

Tax Refund Times Two…What?

Tax Refund Times Two...What?

(FinancialHealth.net) – The new IRS deadline is right around the corner. Everyone with a taxable income must file no later than end-of-day July 15. For millions of Americans, that means they’ll receive a refund check — but there’s more good news. Late last month, the IRS announced that taxpayers may get two checks: one for […]

Don’t Miss These Tax Break Extensions

Tax Break Extensions You May Have Missed Over The Holidays

(FinancialHealth.net) – Preparing to finish up your taxes? Don’t forget about the very important, yet often unnoticed, legislation signed into law by President Trump. The law is the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 and it extends and resurrects a lot of popular tax breaks for both individuals and businesses. Here is […]

Strategic Ways to Negotiate Bills During COVID-19

Strategic Ways to Negotiate Bills During COVID-19

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating people’s personal finances. Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to get by. Did you know you can negotiate your bills? If your household utilities are late (water, electric and even cable) many companies offer their customers extensions. All you have to do is call and […]

5 Often Overlooked Tax Exemptions

Which Type of Account Saves Pre-Tax Dollars?

(FinancialHealth.net) – When it comes to tax time, everyone wants to get the most out of their return by minimizing what they owe. Most people get some type of refund, depending on their financial circumstances. Claiming all possible deductions ensures the taxpayer’s money is actually working for them. Check out these five overlooked tax breaks. […]

Social Security: Why Half of Retirees Pay Taxes

Social Security: Why Half of Retirees Have to Pay Taxes

(FinancialHealth.net) – The federal government requires Americans to pay Social Security taxes throughout their careers. Many of us don’t mind because it goes into a retirement fund. But if you thought it ends there, you may be disappointed. According to a survey by the Senior Citizens League, 50% of retirees pay income taxes on their […]

Possible Signs of Skin Cancer

Possible Signs of Skin Cancer

(FinancialHealth.net) –  Skincare is a very important part of everyday health. Being aware of any changes in the skin is crucial to knowing when to pursue effective treatment. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate. Mole changes such as bleeding, irregular borders, or changes in color should be evaluated by a doctor. An unchanged mole is typically not […]

Restaurant Chains Due to Slim Down

Restaurant Chains Due to Slim Down

(FinancialHealth.net) – The restaurant industry has taken a massive hit, the COVID-19 pandemic hurting businesses and employees alike. Many food establishments and chains are closing their doors entirely or reeling their expansions back in. Earlier this year, Souplantation (Sweet Tomatoes) announced it was closing its doors. Some Americans took the news hard. Sweet Tomatoes/Soup Plantation […]

Can Medicaid Really Seize Your Assets?

How Far Back Can Medicaid Go to Seize Assets to Pay for Long Term Care?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Advances in medicine means people are living longer, but it’s also leading to the need for long term care. Even the best insurance only covers limited hospitalization and recovery periods. A major health event requiring long term care can trigger a series of events that can wipe a person out financially. To protect […]

Unexpected Risks of Mail-In Voting

Unexpected Risks of Mail-In Voting

(FinancialHealth.net) – Democrats across the country have been trying to expand mail-in voting since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Republicans believe it would compromise the election. A new report has found fraud would only be one of the problems. The Honest Elections Project found a number of issues with a mail-in voting expansion. According to the […]

Caution! Debt Collector Scam Revealed

The Best Way to Check Whether a Debt Collector is a Scam Artist is By…?

(FinancialHealth.net) – When debt collectors call, it’s important to be sure that they really are who they say they are before handing over money. Legitimate collection companies do contact people by telephone, but scammers posing as debt collectors also use the same strategy to collect on accounts that are closed, paid off, or don’t even […]

Second Stimulus Check in Negotiations

Second Stimulus Check in Negotiations

(FinancialHealth.net) – When President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act, he provided Americans with direct payments. In the months since, there have been back and forth discussions about whether to give people more stimulus checks to get them through the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY-R) discussed the issue this week and gave […]

The Gambler

The Gambler

(FinancialHealth.net) – Kenny Rogers was a legend. His beautiful, soulful voice made people swoon for more than six decades. Sadly, on March 20, 2020, the singer passed away surrounded by his family. Fans all over the world are mourning the loss of a man who was known for so much more than his music. Rogers’ […]

Accepting Exact Change Only

Accepting Exact Change Only

(FinancialHealth.net) – It seems that COVID-19 is causing a very odd problem. The US is currently experiencing a coin shortage. As a result, businesses are making some changes in order to cope. According to reports, some stores including Lowes, 7-Eleven and others are asking customers to pay with exact change. when it rains it pours […]

Thieves Work Overtime to Get Your Tax Return

Thieves Working Overtime to Get Your Tax Return

(FinancialHealth.net) – Because of the COVID-19 extension it’s now time to file taxes — and protect yourself from scams. Tax season is a busy time for thieves. Law enforcement departments across the country and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are already warning citizens to be on the lookout for fishy (and phishy) activity. Here are […]

National Garden of American Heroes

National Garden of American Heroes

(FinancialHealth.net) – For weeks, historical statues around the country have been prime targets for violent agitators. President Donald Trump signed an executive order in June to address the problem of states not doing enough to protect federal monuments. Now, the commander-in-chief has put a plan in action to do even more. On July 3, during […]

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Bill…

How Can You Save The Most Money on Groceries Each Month?

(FinancialHealth.net) – A big expense in your monthly budget is likely your grocery bill. Whether you feed a family of five or it’s just two of you, some meals can be expensive to put together. One of the best ways to slash your grocery expenses is to shop at particular stores at specific times. With […]

Sneaky Scams Served by Fast Food Restaurants

Sneaky Scams Served by Fast Food Restaurants

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s no secret corporations are a little shady sometimes. The fast food industry is no different. You might be amazed by some of the tricks they use to give you less, so they can make more. Here are some of the ways consumers might be getting scammed by companies: Some former McDonald’s workers […]

#1 Cause of Bankruptcy in the US

What is the Leading Cause of Bankruptcy in the US?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Bankruptcy filings are usually thought to be caused by irresponsible spending habits and poor life choices. In many cases they are, but in reality, the main reason people file for bankruptcy in the United States is medical debt. Sadly, impossible to pay medical debt isn’t just an issue for the uninsured. Even those […]

Feeding America Across the Nation

Feeding America Across the Nation

(FinancialHealth.net) – There are many food banks across the United States to help families who are food insecure. During this time of uncertainty, those organizations are more important than ever. One charity, Feeding America, is doing a lot to aid Americans in need. Feeding America is a non-profit that seeks to stomp out hunger. The […]

Is Coffee Holding You Back?

(FinancialHealth.net) – The key to financial success? Stop wasting money on pedicures and $4 lattes. At least that’s what many popular personal finance gurus would have the world believe. How much weight does this line of thinking hold? Do a few, small personal sacrifices really pave the road to financial security? Check the Math While […]

SS Benefits Are Tax Free in These States

Social Security Benefits Are Tax Free in These States

(FinancialHealth.net) – When you’re trying to decide where to live when you retire, there are a lot of factors to consider. Do you like the weather? Are there community activities? And, of course, what is the tax situation in the state you want to live in? Some places, like Florida, don’t require residents to pay […]

What You Can Give Away Yet Avoid the Gift Tax

How-Much-Can-I-Give-Away-without-Triggering-Gift-Tax

Many people choose to gift assets to members of their family (or even friends and partners) over the course of their lifetime. Usually, this is part of their financial planning efforts. While it can be a great way to distribute wealth and avoid paying estate taxes, especially after death, it’s important to be aware of […]

New Tax Deadline on the Horizon

New Tax Deadline on the Horizon

(FinancialHealth.net) – Earlier this year, President Donald Trump’s administration extended the April 15 tax deadline to July 15. They made the decision to make it easier for people to pay and file their income taxes during the coronavirus pandemic. There was some talk about it being moved again, and now we have answers about whether […]

4 Medical Expenses You Can’t Deduct

(FinancialHealth.net) – Most Americans received an extension on tax filing times as a result of coronavirus. That new deadline is swiftly approaching. People who receive significant medical care throughout the year, but have yet to file, can and should take advantage of the many deductions available to reduce the amount they owe. There are several […]

Is COVID-19 Making Auto Insurance Better?

Is COVID-19 Making Auto Insurance Better?

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many industries to reevaluate the way they’ve been operating and adapt to the current situation. Car insurers are doing just that. And some consumers believe it’s changing the businesses for the better. When the outbreak began spreading and states locked down, many car insurance companies announced they were […]

Beware This Major Telephone Scam

The Only Time It’s OK To Give Out Personal Financial Information Over The Phone Is When…

(FinancialHealth.net) –  Calls from sophisticated scam artists often appear to come from a legitimate bank on Caller ID. The caller might even seem to have access to private financial data, such as banking account numbers, home addresses, employment status, maiden names, or the individual’s date of birth. But that doesn’t mean you should trust them. […]

Hidden Truth About “Biden Cancer Initiative”

Hidden Truth About "Biden Cancer Initiative"

(FinancialHealth.net) – In 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden (D) lost his son Beau to brain cancer. After the death he began several nonprofits, including the Biden Cancer Initiative. In 2019, after announcing his decision to run for the Democratic nomination for president, the former VP shut it down to prevent ethical questions from being raised. […]

Are There Hidden Fees in Your Medical Bills?

Why You Need to Read Your Medical Bills

(FinancialHealth.net) – No matter how often someone visits the doctor one thing’s for certain: medical bills will appear. Instead of tossing them on the counter or in the recycling bin, take time to really review them. If there’s a charge that doesn’t add up or balances weren’t picked up by the insurance company, don’t panic. […]

Bank Error Sounds Alarm for Many

Bank Error Sounds Alarm for Many

(FinancialHealth.net) – Imagine waking up, checking your bank account and seeing hundreds of dollars have vanished from the balance. That’s what happened to many Chase Bank customers recently. The financial institution says there’s a simple explanation for it, though. On June 28, Chase customers started posting on Twitter about their account balances showing the wrong […]

Fastest-Growing Source of Personal Debt

Fastest-Growing Source of Personal Debt

(FinancialHealth.net) – Personal loans became the fastest growing debt in the United States last year. It grew to $305 billion in the first half of the year, and it outpaced the growth of credit card debt by double. YouTube’s “MoneyCoach” channel explains the intricacies of personal loans: If you’re considering a personal loan, you should […]

Discounted Cell Phone Plans

Discounted Cell Phone Plans

(FinancialHealth.net) – When you’re living on a fixed income, you have to get the most out of every dollar. Cell phone plans are one expense that can add up if you aren’t careful. For example, if you go over your data, the company may charge you extra, and your $60 bill could balloon into $100. […]

Why Downsize for Retirement?

Why Downsize for Retirement?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Attitudes about home size evolve with age according to a 2017 Trulia survey on house size. While many millennials are wishing for more square footage, 36% of Baby Boomers are thinking about downsizing. The idea of a smaller home isn’t just about feeling cozier. When retirement rolls around, downsizing can help cut back […]

Social Security Reveals New Retirement Benefits Portal

Social Security Reveals New Retirement Benefits Portal

(FinancialHealth.net) – Trying to navigate a messy website isn’t a fun experience. I’ve been known to shut down my computer and walk away if I encounter a poorly designed site. That’s what makes the latest announcement by the Social Security Administration (SSA) so exciting. SSA Commissioner Andrew Saul recently announced the retirement benefits portal was […]

How Often Should You Update End-of-Life Documents?

When Should End of Life Documents Be Updated?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Someone wise once said the only thing constant in life is change. This is especially true when it comes to end-of-life documents. Having a living will, durable power of attorney and healthcare proxy in place can feel like a huge relief, but that doesn’t mean the work stops there. Regularly updating documents detailing […]

Trump Wins Majorly Against Price-Gouging Hospitals

Trump Wins Against Price-Gouging Hospitals

(FinancialHealth.net) – Hospitalizations are incredibly expensive in the United States. Depending on your condition, you could be looking at a stay that costs thousands of dollars. A lot of times you might not even know what the hospital is charging you for. That’s about to change. On June 23, President Donald Trump won a fight […]

Tips for Avoiding “Card Not Present” Scam

One of the Most Common Frauds Against Debit and Credit Cards

(FinancialHealth.net) – You’ve probably heard at least one horror story about someone trying to use their debit card and finding it declined for insufficient funds; or someone who has received a dreaded call from the bank to ask about suspicious activity. One of the most common types of credit card fraud occurs when a scammer obtains […]

“Generous” Stimulus Checks to Be Announced

"Generous" Stimulus Checks to Be Announced

(FinancialHealth.net) – In March, President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act, and Americans started receiving Economic Impact Payments last month. The stimulus checks helped millions of people weather the COVID-19 storm, even if for a short while. Now, the commander-in-chief is signaling he’s ready for round two. On June 22, during an interview with Scripps […]

Pros and Cons of Claiming Social Security Early

(FinancialHealth.net) – When’s the best time to start receiving your Social Security? The full retirement age, depending on when you were born, is between 65 and  67 years old. However, Americans can retire as early as 62 and still receive benefits. Filing for your benefits early does come with some pros and cons. Here’s the […]

Trump Boosts Employment at Home

Trump Boosts Employment at Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – Every year thousands of immigrants enter the US with guest worker visas to supplement our workforce. During a time of high unemployment, however, it makes sense that we wouldn’t need as many people coming into the country. That’s why President Donald Trump is making changes. On June 22, the president issued an executive […]

Role Pets Play in Assisted Living

Why Are Pets Important in Assisted Living?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Moving into an assisted living facility can be a challenging transition for a parent or grandparent. While there are a lot of perks and plenty of activities to keep busy with, loneliness can also set in. Companionship can be beneficial to someone who is recently widowed or find themselves living alone for the […]

Travel Restrictions Push Airline to Sell Shares

Travel Restrictions Push Airline to Sell Shares

(FinancialHealth.net) – As you can imagine, air travel took a big hit during the coronavirus outbreak. The idea of flying has frightened many Americans worried about contracting the virus and spreading it to their loved ones. Transportation Department data released in March found a drop of more than 50% in the number of people traveling […]

How to Earn Money Dining Out

How Can You Get Paid to Go Out to Eat?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Pizza? Burgers? Steak? Seafood? No matter what your favorite restaurant food, it’s always a good idea to look for ways to save on your outings. But what if you could actually make a little extra money eating out? You can do exactly that as a Mystery Shopper. What Mystery Shoppers Do Companies hire […]

Nebraska: Required Mask Gets No Federal Aid

Nebraska: Required Mask Gets No Federal Aid

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t gone away yet, but businesses around the country have to reopen. States can’t afford to shut everything down indefinitely, especially when health experts really don’t know how long the coronavirus outbreak will last. That’s led many counties and cities across the nation to implement rules that require residents to […]

Naming Someone as Your Power of Attorney

What is the Greatest Risk of Giving Someone a [General] Power of Attorney?

(FinancialHealth.net) – After a lifetime of managing your own affairs, giving someone Power of Attorney can be terrifying — and rightly so, since it comes with a  great deal of risk. One way to limit the risk is to choose the Power of Attorney that only gives as much authority as is absolutely necessary. General […]

Discounts on Medical Alert Systems

Discounts on Medical Alert Systems

(FinancialHealth.net) – As we age, we may see our medical expenses increase. It’s one of the more annoying gifts in life. Medical alert systems are particularly useful when you grow older, but they can be pricey. The good news is there are discounts available to seniors that can help mitigate the costs. A medical alert […]

Car Purchasing: Cash Is Always King!

Which Car Purchase Is Most Likely to Cost the Least?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Got your eye on the latest sports car? Or maybe a half-ton pickup is more to your liking. Whether it’s a new car or a pre-owned model, you want to spend the least amount of money possible while still getting exactly what you want. To do that, remember this — cash is king. […]

Why Is My Stimulus Check a No-Show?

Why Is My Stimulus Check a No-Show?

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April, Americans started receiving the Economic Impact Payments promised to them in the CARES Act. An estimated 35 million people are still waiting for their checks. So, what are they supposed to do? If you’re one of the millions of people who still haven’t received their payments, there is something you can […]

Is RV Flipping America’s Next Big Moneymaker?

Moneymaker: Flip This!

(FinancialHealth.net) – If you want to get into flipping but aren’t ready to invest $100,000 or more into a house, RV flipping might be for you. Recently, a stay-at-home mother of five made news for doing just that. Michigan resident Sarah Lemp says she’s made $22,000 by flipping 10 RVs. Sarah’s not the only one […]

Court Stings Former BumbleBee CEO

Court Stings Former BumbleBee CEO

(FinancialHealth.net) – Price fixing is a deplorable crime. It’s a breach of trust and it hurts consumers. That’s why the latest news in the Bumble Bee case is so satisfying. On June 16, The DOJ announced Christopher Lischewski, the former Bumble Bee Foods CEO, is going to serve more than 3 years (40 months) in […]

Brilliant Ways to Save on Wedding Costs

What Is the Average Cost of a Wedding in the US?

(FinancialHealth.net) – One of the biggest things couples focus on after getting engaged is the total cost of the wedding. USA Today reports the average wedding costs well over $25,000. There are several factors that play into the budget and using these innovative ways to save can make it more affordable. Start Saving Now For […]

Online Dating Scams Cause More Than Heartache

Warning! Internet Dating Scams Cause More Than Heartache

(FinancialHealth.net) – Scammers can ruin just about anything. They don’t care who they’re targeting, but it seems as though seniors are especially vulnerable. Apparently, mature adults can’t even date without worrying about some shyster trying to take advantage of them. In November 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced five people were charged in an […]

Gentle Exercise That Improves Strength and Balance

(FinancialHealth.net) – Seniors who commit to increasing muscle strength are also helping to improve balance and lower their risk of osteoporosis and falls. A regular habit of strengthening exercises contributes to all-around improved well-being, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to reach for dumbbells or hit the weight room. Tai chi, yoga and parkour may […]

Has COVID Caused the Last Curtain Call?

Has COVID Caused the Last Curtain Call?

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 has hit many industries hard in the US. Retail businesses, car dealers, restaurants and bars are among those hurt. The media has paid a great deal of attention to them, and for good reason; they employ tens of millions of people. One industry that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, though, is […]

Slash Bills in Minutes With a Phone Call

How-to-Save-Money-on-Utilities-in-Minutes

(FinancialHealth.net) – Looking for ways to lower your monthly budget? While your cable, internet, and phone bills may seem static, these three utilities are often considerably easier to adjust in price than, say, power or gas. In fact, providers will often be happy to help you find a more appropriate pricing plan; all you have […]

What Goes Up, Must Come Down

What Goes Up, Must Come Down

(FinancialHealth.net) – For 128 months the US economy was on an upward trajectory. The COVID-19 pandemic and states’ measures to slow the spread brought that to an end. Now, the US is officially in a recession. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) says the period of economic growth ended in February 2020. Estimates indicate […]

ALERT! New Utility Company Scam

Popular Gas and Electric Collection Scams Involve Agents Demanding a Payment

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s the hottest day of the year. The a/c is blasting a nice cool stream, a good book is waiting, and you’re totally grateful that you don’t have to go into that hot wall of heat outside. Then, the phone rings. It’s someone claiming to be from the electric company, complaining that the […]

COVID… Not Just a Human Dilemma

COVID... Not Just a Human Dilemma

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is horrible; there’s no other way to describe it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are high-risk, it’s particularly stressful. We all feel it though. The economy has grinded to a halt as the government has tried to slow the spread, and that’s led to a lot […]

Road Trip? Do This to Your Car First

(FinancialHealth.net) – There’s nothing quite like an unexpected car problem to ruin a road trip to an amazing destination. Avoid the stress of expensive repairs while away from home by properly preparing your vehicle before the trip even starts. Before hitting the road, travelers should drop their car off for a safety inspection. This comprehensive […]

Options for Your Insulin Needs

Options for Your Insulin Needs

(FinancialHealth.net) – The high cost of prescription drugs in the US is a problem both Republicans and Democrats take issue with. Although both sides of the political aisle know Americans need help, neither party has been able to fully address the problem. Fortunately, when it comes to insulin, you have some options to make it […]

How Credit Karma is Different From a Credit Bureau

Which of These is Not a Credit Bureau?

(FinancialHealth.net) – A lot of people use Credit Karma to track their credit activity, but it is not a credit bureau. Credit Karma is a private site that offers valuable information and tools. While you may be able to review items and see the general status of your report on Credit Karma, they use a […]

Stimulus Check: Possible Round Two on Table

Stimulus Check: Possible Round Two on Table

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt a lot of Americans. Fortunately, President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are working hard to mitigate the damage. In March, Congress and the president passed the CARES Act to provide direct aid through stimulus payments to citizens. The treasury secretary is now indicating there could be a second […]

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