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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Decides If a Family Member Is Unfit to Drive?

Who Decides When an Elderly Family Member is Unfit to Drive?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Taking away a family member’s car keys can be a tough decision to make. Many people believe their driving skills are good enough, but the aging process can cause slower reaction times and certain physical changes that can potentially put their lives and others’ lives at risk. For most older Americans, losing their […]

Trump Helps Those in Need

Trump Helps Those in Need

(FinancialHealth.net) – The economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic is vast. President Donald Trump has spent a lot of time trying to find ways to help people who are suffering as a result. On June 9, he announced even more aid was going to those in need. President Trump said he’s giving nearly $3 billion […]

Does Your Physician Know What to Do?

Physicians Must Try To Revive You Unless You Have

(FinancialHealth.net) – One of your worst fears has just been realized. You had a stroke, heart attack, or got into an accident and now you show no signs of life. You can be revived, but there’s a good chance that once you are, you won’t be the same. You may even spend the rest of […]

SCAM ALERT! Stimulus Checks In Danger!

SCAM ALERT! Stimulus Checks In Danger!

(FinancialHealth.net) – When President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act into law in March 2020, he intended Americans to use the stimulus payments to get through the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, some senior living facilities are trying to steal the money from their residents. Bipartisan lawmakers are trying to put a stop to it. In May, […]

Have You Overlooked This Major Tax Break?

Tax Breaks Americans Overlook

(FinancialHealth.net) – Every year, millions of U.S. residents look forward to their tax refunds. Unfortunately, many of them aren’t receiving all of the money they deserve because they fail to claim their earned income tax credit (EITC). The EITC is a credit available to people who make low to moderate incomes. The IRS explains: The […]

Max Rose Crosses Blue Line

Max Rose Crosses Blue Line

(FinancialHealth.net) – The “defund the police” movement is picking up steam. Democratic lawmakers, not just protestors, are now supporting it. Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) is one of the officials to march with people calling for it, and his Republican congressional challenger is disgusted. New York 11th congressional district challenger Nicole Malliotakis (R) called Rose a […]

Top 5 Retirement Locations in the US

(FinancialHealth.net) – The culmination of your career can be an exciting time. You’re looking forward to retirement and focusing on everything you love or even just a bit of relaxation. You might even be considering a move — to be closer to family, in a sunny location, or even just in a favorite city or […]

Minneapolis Faces Bigger Issues

Minneapolis Faces Bigger Issues

(FinancialHealth.net) – On May 25, a white Minneapolis, MN police officer killed George Floyd, a black man. Witnesses recorded the entire incident, and it sent shockwaves through the city and the country. Soon, protestors were marching through the streets peacefully, until rioters took control. They began destroying businesses and city property, causing millions of dollars […]

Empty Nesters Gaining Unexpected Roommates

Why the Upper Middle Class Still Can't Afford a Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – In 2010, 7.1 million American families earning $75,000 or more were renters; by 2018, that number had jumped to 10.2 million. The people we’d typically expect to be first-time homebuyers are paying for homes that will never be theirs. Or worse yet, they are packing up the family and moving back home. Business […]

Why Some Cities Riot and Others Recover

Why Some Cities Riot and Others Recover

(FinancialHealth.net) – Shortly after states started reopening their economies, the country was rocked by violent riots. That left many Americans wondering how the damage would impact the economy in the cities where the unrest was taking place. One of President Trump’s economic advisors, Peter Navarro, has answers. During a June 7 interview on Fox News’ […]

Malware Trickery Aims to Take Advantage

The Most Common Digital Scam Affecting Seniors Today

(FinancialHealth.net) – Scamming seniors into downloading malware is much easier than scamming other age groups. According to researchers, individuals over 65 are 34 percent more likely to be scammed and lose money than people in their 40s. Seniors are often targeted because they are more financially stable, but also lack digital literacy compared to younger […]

Car Buying the Coronavirus Way

Car Buying the Coronavirus Way

(FinancialHealth.net) – Buying a car during the COVID-19 pandemic is an interesting task. People are worried about exposing themselves to the virus, so getting up close and personal with a car dealer isn’t always so appealing. Fortunately, there are other options in the digital age. At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, an accident totaled […]

How Negative Information Affects Your Credit Report

How Long Does Negative Information Stay on Your Credit Report?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Your credit score is one of several factors that go into determining final approval on a new line of credit. If you happen to have something negative on it, like a late payment or a past bankruptcy, it can impact your application. So, how long does information like that linger? The answer may […]

Did Professional Rioters Do This?

Did Professional Rioters Do This?

(FinancialHealth.net) – For more than a week, rioters have inflicted millions of dollars in damages on businesses across the country. One of the reasons they’ve been able to destroy so much property is because bricks and other projectiles have been lying around. Law enforcement agencies are investigating whether that has been intentional. New York City […]

Helpful Tax Deductions for Seniors

Which Type of Account Saves Pre-Tax Dollars?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Sometimes seniors miss out on viable tax deductions that might help save them money or increase the value of their annual return. The most common applied deduction is the standard deduction, which nearly doubled for 2019. This year, singles can claim $12,000 in the standard deduction while married couples filing jointly can claim […]

Trump to Suspend Chinese Flights

Trump to Suspend Chinese Flights

(FinancialHealth.net) – The US-China relationship was severely damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our government is even investigating whether the virus, which has killed more than 111,000 Americans as of June 6, began in a Wuhan lab. President Donald Trump is now responding to a policy that’s been hurting airlines. The US government plans to stop […]

SSA NEVER Calls for This Information

The Only Time Social Security Will Call You is to Request Your Correct

(FinancialHealth.net) – The phone rings with a call from an unknown number who threatens to take your Social Security benefits or put you under arrest unless you can provide the personal information they request. It could be a terrifying prospect, if it really was the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA does not call, send […]

Americans Preparing for Battle

Americans Preparing for Battle

(FinancialHealth.net) – American citizens take the right to defend themselves and their property very seriously. The Second Amendment of the Constitution ensures they are always able to do that. So, it’s no surprise many people are preparing to protect their families as the country burns around them. Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) released firearms […]

Nutritional Meals That Are Budget-Friendly

What Meal Gets You the Most Nutrition for Least Amount of Money?

(FinancialHealth.net) – When planning meals for one or a family of 10, it’s important to provide good, solid nutrition while staying within the budget. Penny for penny and pound for pound, a solid meal of beans and rice can do both. Keep reading to find out how. Beans and Rice for Nutrition While pinto or […]

Fort Bragg on Standby to Deploy

Fort Bragg on Standby to Deploy

(FinancialHealth.net) – Riots swept across America over the last several days. President Donald Trump believes the violent Leftist group Antifa used peaceful protests to destroy cities, and he is not happy. According to reports, the military is standing by just in case they have to restore order. According to Minneapolis’ 5 Eyewitness News, the Army’s […]

Checking Account: Necessities or Spending Spree?

How Much Money Should I Keep in My Checking Account?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Being financially healthy isn’t just about how much money you have, but where you have it. That means diversifying in more ways than one. Those who keep all of their money in a single checking account quickly regret that choice if the account is ever compromised or they have a habit of spending […]

Is That My Stimulus or Junk Mail?

Is That My Stimulus or Junk Mail?

(FinancialHealth.net) – The government is sending out the next round of Economic Impact Payments to the American people. Unfortunately, there’s been a bit of a snag. It seems people are literally sending their stimulus checks to their local dumps. The latest round of CARES Act stimulus checks were put on prepaid debit cards and mailed […]

2020’s Most Affordable Cities for Retirees

Relocating in 2020? These 5 Cities Will Save You Money

(FinancialHealth.net) – The cost of living is on the rise this year in many places across the country. For instance, it’s 8% more expensive to live in Sarasota, FL, than the rest of the state, and housing is 2% higher than the US average. Statistics like these make it much more difficult for people on […]

Trump Claims Terrorist Organization Driving Violence

Trump Claims Terrorist Organization Driving Violence

(FinancialHealth.net) – Riots erupted across the US over the weekend after opportunists took over peaceful protests for their own personal gain. Americans, including President Donald Trump, watched in horror as it unfolded. After seeing businesses torched for days, the commander-in-chief announced his administration was taking a step toward curbing the violence. On May 31, President […]

New Scam: Grandkids In Distress

What Phone Scam is Easiest to Fall For

Seniors make twice as many purchases over the phone as any other age group. That leaves them wide open and vulnerable to scams involving phone calls. Because everything is done over the phone and disposable numbers and phones are tossed when the scams are complete, the perpetrator is almost impossible to catch. And when it […]

5 Stimulus Check Myths

5 Stimulus Check Myths

(FinancialHealth.net) – In March, Congress passed the CARES Act and people started receiving Economic Impact Payments. The rollout of the stimulus checks has been a little rocky, to put it mildly. And in addition to the problems getting the money to people, many rumors have swirled. It’s hard to know the truth from fiction. Here […]

How to Save Money Through Self-Care

How to Save Money Through Self-Care

(FinancialHealth.net) – Everyone neglects self-care now and again. We get busy with work, focus on loved ones, or just plain can’t find the time to properly take care of ourselves as we should. This is just part of the human experience. It’s only common sense to say that failing to take care of yourself isn’t […]

Graduation: Grandparents and Social Distancing

Graduation: Grandparents and Social Distancing

(FinancialHealth.net) – Graduation season isn’t just something students and parents look forward to celebrating. Grandparents do too, and COVID-19 is interfering this year. That doesn’t mean families have to let the important milestones go unnoticed. Social distancing guidelines have put a damper on event planning across the country. It’s not possible to have in-person parties […]

When Medicare Parts A & B May Not Be Enough

What is the #1 cause of major asset seizures after 65

(FinancialHealth.net) – As we age, we are all concerned with our health and what health problems may arise in the future. This includes worries about having the ability to financially survive a major medical issue. Granted, once retirement age comes, Medicare typically follows — but is this really enough? Should you include a supplemental policy? […]

Oil Companies Struck by COVID-19

Oil Companies Struck by COVID-19

(FinancialHealth.net) – The oil industry is taking a beating in 2020. In April, prices dropped into negative territory for the first time in history. Although prices have improved since then, it may not be enough to save hundreds of US oil companies. According to a report in the Financial Times, roughly 250 companies could go […]

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Talk Money

(FinancialHealth.net) – The National Budget isn’t the only budget Elizabeth Warren would like to fix. As the co-author of the best selling personal finance book All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, she knows a thing or two about household budgets. Whether you’re looking to save a little extra cash or completely overhaul your […]

Funeral Services …Brought to a New Level

Funeral Services... Brought to a New Level

(FinancialHealth.net) – On May 27, Johns Hopkins reported the deaths related to COVID-19 passed 100,000 people. The number of people losing their lives has obviously resulted in a lot of funerals. Unfortunately, the pandemic is also making it hard to hold traditional services. Planning a funeral during the coronavirus outbreak is incredibly difficult. In fact, […]

How to Remove Negative Information From Your Credit Report

What is the Best Way to Remove Negative Information From Your Credit Report?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Most people think that filing a dispute is the best way to remove negative information from your credit report, but that’s not as reliable as negotiating terms. Banks quickly deny disputes, but they are happy to negotiate terms to get your account back in good standing. Read on for examples of some common […]

COVID-19 Hits Veterans Hardest

COVID-19 Hits Veterans Hardest

(FinancialHealth.net) – Businesses across the country have laid off workers and closed their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic to slow the spread of the virus. More than 39 million Americans are out of work as a result. Some people are feeling it more than others, though. According to reports, veterans’ jobs are being impacted more […]

Habits That Threaten Your Financial Security

Spending Habits that Threaten Your Financial Security

(FinancialHealth.net) – We’ve all done it; you hit up the mall and suddenly your trip for toilet paper turns into a $100 shopping spree. It’s all too easy to get caught up in bad spending habits. We want the latest smartphone, the best toys, the newest car, and even the best food, but all of […]

NYSE Bell Rings Again

NYSE Bell Rings Again

(FinancialHealth.net) – Things have looked a lot different in the US since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in New York City. The financial capital of the world was hit especially hard by the virus, and many of the businesses in the city have closed for safety reasons. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) […]

Get Paid Cold, Hard Cash to Shop

Get Paid Cold, Hard Cash to Shop

(FinancialHealth.net) – When you’re trying to scrimp and save while still managing to cover daily necessities, every penny counts. That’s what makes reward programs so attractive in the first place. Getting prizes or points in return for spending money can really help make a purchase feel less painful. This is especially true when you’re shelling […]

Deflation Ahead! Plan Now to Secure Your Future

Deflation Ahead! Plan Now to Secure Your Future

(FinancialHealth.net) – In a recent report, we told you about the Fed basically creating money out of thin air. We explained how their decision could negatively impact the economy by causing prices to rise, resulting in inflation. That may have led some of you to wonder what happens when the country moves in the other […]

Falling: Have a Loved One at Risk?

Help Prevent Falls

(FinancialHealth.net) – A worry for many adult children and caregivers is their loved one taking a tumble. Eliminating injury risks, especially those pertaining to falls, should be the main goal so everyone can have peace of mind. Prevention is key and there are ways to help a loved one live an independent lifestyle and create […]

Join Facebook’s $100k Challenge

Join Facebook's $100k Challenge

(FinancialHealth.net) – Hateful memes (photos with captions) on Facebook have long been an issue. As the social media network has grown, moderation of this type of content is mostly done by artificial intelligence (AI). In order to teach the computer programs to recognize offensive material, researchers need a lot of it. So, the company is […]

Credit Cards: Are “Reward Points” Really Worth It?

Why Rewards Credit Cards Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be

(FinancialHealth.net) – Rewards credit cards seem like such a great option. You get to have a line of credit to spend as needed and earn rewards each time you use the cards. While this may sound like a great deal to many, rewards cards aren’t actually all they’re cracked up to be. Not all incentives […]

Turning Down Work? No Unemployment for You

Turning Down Work? No Unemployment for You

(FinancialHealth.net) – When Congress and President Donald Trump passed the CARES Act, they made sure the law boosted unemployment benefits. There’s now a concern some Americans will turn down jobs in favor of sitting at home and collecting aid from the government. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin isn’t going to let that happen. On May 19, […]

How to Make $60/hr From Home

How to Make $60/hr From Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – Would you like to earn enough money to live a comfortable life — all without needing to leave your home to commute to work every day? This isn’t just a pipe dream! If you happen to have a little bit of talent for math and a willingness to become your own boss, you […]

Trump’s Moo-ve to Aid Farmers

Trump's Moo-ve to Aid Farmers

(FinancialHealth.net) – We recently reported about the beating the agricultural industry is taking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump announced his administration planned to spend $3 billion to help them. Now, we’re learning the government is injecting even more cash into the industry. On May 19, President Donald Trump and Agriculture […]

5 Ways to Exercise Your Brain

(FinancialHealth.net) – As the years pass by, it can feel like it’s harder to remember certain things, including childhood events. This is normal as we age but may leave some feeling frustrated and lost. Keeping mental acuity in check at all times is an important part of mental health. Just like the heart and respiratory […]

ALERT! FBI Issues New COVID-19 Scam Warning!

ALERT! FBI Issues New COVID-19 Scam Warning!

(FinancialHealth.net) – As states begin to reopen, many people are realizing the jobs they were furloughed from are gone. The University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute thinks roughly 42% of the recent furloughs and layoffs will be permanent. That means a lot of workers are going to be job searching. It also means scammers are […]

How to Keep a Smartphone Running Longer

(FinancialHealth.net) – Smartphones help us in many ways and have become an irreplaceable tool to complete tasks and stay connected with others. While they start off with lots of speed and stamina, they tend to slow down after a while. A slow phone is not just a hassle, it costs users money too! Here are […]

Unemployment Checks Halted by Fraud

Unemployment Checks Halted by Fraud

(FinancialHealth.net) – Millions of people across the country have applied for unemployment over the last couple of months as COVID-19 has wrecked the economy. Of course, people are trying to take advantage of the crisis for their own personal gain. That’s exactly what happened in Washington state recently. Late last week, state officials announced they […]

How to Escape a Timeshare

How to Escape a Timeshare

(FinancialHealth.net) – Timeshares can seem like such a great investment for the traveler who can’t necessarily afford to purchase and maintain a new property outright. Most are nestled into vacation hotspots with plenty of access to local amenities and a distinctly home-like feel. For the right purchaser, they can become like a second home available […]

“Creating” Cash to Stimulate Economy

"Creating" Cash to Stimulate Economy

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 has decimated the US economy. The federal government, along with the Federal Reserve, is trying to get it back on track. Everyone seems to be doing their part, and so far, there have been results. The Fed, however, is making a move that might cause big problems down the road. According to […]

Small Spending Habits Can Cost Big Money

Small Spending Habits That are Costing You Big Money

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s only a few dollars. It’s not a big deal to grab that cup of coffee every morning or that snack during work. While it may seem like only a few dollars at the time, add up all of those purchases that have been made and think about how much is really being […]

Major Retailers Rewarding Essential Employees

Major Retailers Rewarding Essential Employees

(FinancialHealth.net) – We’re now several months into this pandemic, and COVID-19 is continuing to sicken and kill people at an alarming rate. Still, essential workers are waking up every day and heading off to work despite the danger that awaits them. Some major retailers are now showing their appreciation for their frontline employees. Sam’s Club […]

Farmers Helped in Major Way

Trump Just Helped Farmers in a Big Way

(FinancialHealth.net) – President Trump announced plans to help farmers by withdrawing a proposed rule from the end of the Obama Administration. Trump told a group of farmers in Austin, TX at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference he’s working to protect their water rights: “I am proud to announce that I am taking another step […]

Losing Sleep Over Money?

Losing Sleep Over Money?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Financial troubles are no fun. They can literally keep you up at night. That’s dangerous for a number of reasons, but there are steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the sleep you need. Research shows chronic stress can lead to a number of health problems including heart disease, anxiety and […]

Text Message Scams That Threaten Your Finances

Text Message Scams and How They Threaten Your Finances

(FinancialHealth.net) – Text messages are easy to send and receive, allowing people to communicate at their will instead of when the other person answers the phone. However, don’t think that just because you’re texting you no longer have to deal with telephone scams. Sure they may not call you at all hours of the day, […]

Stimulus Not Same for All

Stimulus Not Same for All

(FinancialHealth.net) – The CARES Act allows most Americans to receive stimulus payments, but the rollout has been a bit rocky. Some people haven’t received checks; in other cases deceased people are getting the money. Now, certain groups aren’t getting what they think they’re owed, and the government is explaining why. Here’s why your stimulus payment […]

2020’s 5 Best Budget Apps

2020’s 5 Best Budget Apps

(FinancialHealth.net) – Our world is changing. While budgeting and penny pinching becomes more important than ever, technology rapidly expands to help make it easier, more efficient, and more effective than ever. There is no longer a need to pour hours into careful calculations with paper and pen. Now, you can use one of these apps […]

New COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

New COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is still causing suffering across the United States. Millions of Americans are out of work, and now they have to worry about becoming the victims of scams as well. Fraudsters are targeting as many people as they can, but retirees are at a particularly high risk. Knowing what to look […]

10 Ways to Work From Home

The 10 Best Jobs You Can Do at Home at Any Age

(FinancialHealth.net) – Many people choose to work a job from home, so they can take charge of their career and financial future. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a home-based job, you may be wondering what options you have. There are many great work-at-home job opportunities to consider. We’ll share with you the […]

Trump to China: Put Up or Shut Up

Trump to China: Put Up or Shut Up

(FinancialHealth.net) – Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, President Donald Trump and the Chinese government signed a “Phase 1” trade agreement. Just 5 months later, reports are claiming officials in Beijing are unhappy with the agreement and want to renegotiate it. The commander-in-chief, however, isn’t interested. During the May 11 coronavirus press conference, reporters asked Trump […]

IRS Says Deceased Must Return Stimulus

IRS Says Deceased Must Return Stimulus

(FinancialHealth.net) – Last week we told you about the IRS sending Economic Impact Payments to dead people. The government was rushing to send money to the American people to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis, and in the process, it made several mistakes. That doesn’t mean Uncle Sam doesn’t want the money back. On […]

Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned About Probate

Which of These Items is Not Generally Included in Probate?

(FinancialHealth.net) – There are two certainties in life: death and taxes; and in most cases, one leads to another by way of probate and estate taxes. One method for ensuring your loved ones are taken care of financially, regardless of probate, is purchasing a life insurance policy. Planning for Probate Doing what you can to […]

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