How To Get FREE Chicken Nuggets (Wed, 9/16/20 Only)

(FinancialHealth.net) – Look. We get it. Fast food isn’t the best thing for you. But if you’re a fan of McDonald’s chicken nuggets or are looking for a way to stretch your meal budget for the week a bit, you may want to check out tomorrow’s deal. McDonald’s just launched a promotion called “Spicesurance.” If […]

URGENT: Still Waiting On A Stimulus Check?

Believe it or not, the IRS is reporting they have yet to mail round-one stimulus checks to a staggering 9 million people. Why? That’s how many people haven’t filed income tax returns for 2018 or 2019. A lot of people who don’t usually meet the income requirements to file taxes happen to receive social security, […]

New Walmart+ Service to Rival Amazon

New Walmart+ Service to Rival Amazon

(FinancialHealth.net) – Move over, Jeff Bezos! There’s a new delivery service on the block. Walmart+ officially debuted on August 31, and it has Amazon Prime in its sights. The new membership service will cost customers $98 annually, or they can pay $12.95 per month. It’s going to absorb Walmart’s current Delivery Unlimited service, and anyone […]

FBI Alert! Fraudulent Website Scams

FBI Alert! Fraudulent Website Scams

(FinancialHealth.net) – Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal money from unsuspecting people. Fake websites are one of the ways criminals do this. And according to the FBI, these types of schemes are on the rise. In August, the FBI issued a public service announcement notifying Americans about a rise in “online shopping […]

Second Stimulus: All Hope Is Not Lost

Second Stimulus: All Hope Is Not Lost

(FinancialHealth.net) – The Senate will be back on Capitol Hill on September 8, and lawmakers are expected to pick up negotiations on the next stimulus bill. Republicans are reportedly discussing a targeted bill to deal specifically with the most important issues on the table. That’s led to speculation that direct payments may not be sent […]

Start Planning Now for 2021 HSA Changes

Start Planning Now for 2021 HSA Changes

(FinancialHealth.net) – In 2020, the lobbying group America’s Health Insurance Plan reported that roughly 22 million Americans had health savings accounts (HSAs). These are available to people who have high-deductible insurance plans, and they provide tax breaks to people who use them. Every year, the IRS tweaks how much a person can contribute to their […]

COVID and Financial Exhaustion: How to Protect Yourself

COVID and Financial Exhaustion: How to Protect Yourself

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful. Not only are Americans worried about their health, but they’re also concerned about their finances. Surveys have shown workers feel burned out. That could lead to people putting off their financial planning, which isn’t a great idea. Retirement planning should never go on the back burner, no […]

Applying Recession Lessons to the 2020 Pandemic

Applying Recession Lessons to the 2020 Pandemic

(FinancialHealth.net) – The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been kind to millions of American families. The unemployment rate skyrocketed, according to ABC News, when states mandated shutdowns to slow the spread and the economic hardship started to feel more familiar. Just a decade ago, the country experienced the Great Recession. Fortunately, not only did we make […]

COVID Survival: How to Handle Your Car Loan

(FinancialHealth.net) – Millions of Americans are navigating the financial mess left by COVID-19. The shutdowns have left many workers struggling to pay their bills, including their car loans. If you’re having trouble making your auto payment in the wake of the pandemic, don’t panic just yet. The FTC recommends a few steps you can take […]

3 Things the Next Stimulus Needs

3 Things the Next Stimulus Needs

(FinancialHealth.net) – In August, negotiations over the next stimulus bill broke down between Republicans and Democrats. Lawmakers decided to take their annual recess and begin again on September 8, when the Senate is back on Capitol Hill. Although nobody knows what exactly Congress will include in the next package, most lawmakers seem to agree on […]

$18M Diamond in the Rough

$18M Diamond in the Rough

(FinancialHealth.net) – Diamonds are one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world. Recently, Gem Diamonds Ltd. made headlines when the company announced an incredible find. Workers unearthed a massive diamond worth millions. According to an August 21 statement, Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick announced a 442-carat diamond the company found in a mine in […]

Senior Abuse… Rising in Epic Proportions

Senior Abuse is Rising in Epic Proportions

(FinancialHealth.net) – Concerned about being financially abused as a senior? You’re not alone. The fact is that financial senior abuse is on the rise and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Even the trend towards digital cash over cash-in-hand hasn’t stemmed the flow; in some ways, it’s actually caused it to become worse. Seniors […]

Trump: Time for Term Limits

Trump: Time for Term Limits

(FinancialHealth.net) – In January 2018, the Republican firm McLaughlin and Associates conducted a survey that found 82% of Americans were in favor of term limits for members of Congress. The support was similar across both political and racial lines. President Donald Trump has also been a long-time champion of term limits, and that’s not going […]

Most Flexible Retirement Account

This is the Most Flexible Retirement Account

(FinancialHealth.net) – When it comes to saving for retirement, 401(k) accounts are among the most popular options available. These plans offer employees the opportunity to put a portion of their earnings aside, tax-free, to invest in a variety of mutual funds until they reach retirement age. These retirement accounts are also known for their flexibility. […]

Melania Comforts America

Melania Comforts America

(FinancialHealth.net) – On August 25, the GOP celebrated the second night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) with an all-star lineup. One of the speakers, however, stood out more than the others. First Lady Melania Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden, trying to both unify and comfort the American people. During her speech, […]

Tips That Can Save On Gas

Which of These Tips Can Save On Gas?

(FinancialHealth.net) – If you cringe every time you stop at the gas pump, you aren’t alone. In fact, that may be one of the few things just about every American can agree on. No worries though, we’ve got a few “gas hacks” that can help you out. Get a Gas Price App Gas prices are […]

LA Jails Refuse to Put Immigrants on “ICE”

LA Jails Refuse to Put Immigrants on "ICE"

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department implemented a moratorium on the transfer of immigrants to ICE. On August 18, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced the ban is going to be permanent. Now, federal officials are pushing back against the policy. Henry Lucero, the executive director […]

Why Set Up a Trust Before Retirement

Why Set Up a Trust Before Retirement

(FinancialHealth.net) – When is a good time to set up a trust? After retirement might seem like the obvious answer, but there are plenty of reasons to set one up earlier than that. Trusts aren’t just about the distribution of assets at the time of the grantor’s, or owner’s, death. The truth is, a trust […]

This Treatment Could Save Lives

This Treatment Could Save Lives

(FinancialHealth.net) – Americans have been waiting on pins and needles for a treatment for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the CDC, as of August 25, it has killed more than 176,000 people. President Donald Trump recognized the severity of the coronavirus at its onset and launched “Operation Warp Speed” to fund […]

Avoid These Fake Tax Myths

3 Common Tax Myths

(FinancialHealth.net) – Tax season is something most people dread year round. Will I owe this year? Have I filed everything correctly? Should I pay a tax professional to do my taxes? And so many more questions. Before filing taxes, you should be aware of some of the most common myths: Filing a tax return is […]

Predator Tries to SELL Young Boy for $2,500

Predator Tries to SELL Young Boy for $2,500

(FinancialHealth.net) – According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), human trafficking is one of the “fastest growing criminal industries” across the globe. In 2019, 11,500 cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). More than 2,500 of the victims were minors at the time of the alleged crime. On August 16, a 4-year-old […]

ALERT: New Scams Threaten Your Wallet

ALERT: New Scams Threaten Your Wallet

(FinancialHealth.net) – In today’s world, scams are everywhere. Examples include fraudulent Social Security Administration (SSA) calls, fake attempts to collect on illegitimate debts, and even targeted scams that attempt to outwit the elderly. No one is safe from any of these con games, but you can learn what to watch for and how to protect […]

Nigerian Citizen Wins Extradition “Sweepstakes”

Nigerian Citizen Wins Extradition "Sweepstakes"

(FinancialHealth.net) – Every year, millions of Americans fall victim to scammers who steal their hard-earned money or personal information. Sweepstakes scams are some of the most popular schemes criminals use to cheat people. On August 20, the federal government arrested one of the accused fraudsters who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars with a […]

Dementia: Seeking Help With a Loved One

(FinancialHealth.net) – Traveling, vacationing, gardening and golf! These may be some of your favorite things to do now that you’re retired. However, they might take a backseat if your spouse’s health issues are a concern. Facing a dementia diagnosis can leave you, as the spouse, wondering how to cope. From adult daycare, home health services […]

Kamala in Over Her Head

Kamala in Over Her Head

(FinancialHealth.net) – Long before Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) signed on to be Joe Biden’s running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, she tried to become the party’s nominee herself. That primary race cost millions of dollars. And according to Federal Election Committee (FEC) records, she still hasn’t paid all the vendors who did work for […]

Retirement Accounts: 403(b) vs 401(k)

403(b) versus 401(k) Retirement Accounts: Which is Better?

(FinancialHealth.net) – 401(k) and 403(b) accounts are both retirement savings options offered by employers. Since both types are tax-deferred, a set amount of money can be contributed to these accounts and excluded from taxable income. Although 401(k) and 403(b) retirement accounts have a lot in common, there are a few characteristics that set them apart […]

Companies Can Win, or They Can Lose

Companies Can Win, or They Can Lose

(FinancialHealth.net) – When Donald Trump ran for office, one of the promises he made was to bring US manufacturing back home if the people elected him president. Since taking office, he’s pursued that goal with gusto. The coronavirus outbreak made it even more important, as Americans learned we are way too dependent on China for […]

Insurance: Covering Jewelry to Full Value

For Insurance Purposes, How Often Should I Get My Jewelry Reappraised?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Most personal possessions lose significant value right after you purchase them. A car for instance, depreciates the moment you drive it off a dealer’s lot. Even expensive furniture loses much of its value as soon as it leaves the showroom floor. Jewelry is one of those wonderful exceptions. Unlike most high ticket items, […]

Lightfoot Burns Chicago Big

Lightfoot Burns Chicago Big

(FinancialHealth.net) – When the coronavirus began spreading, hospitals around the country built structures to prepare for an onslaught of patients. For example, Penn Medicine in Pennsylvania and the South Carolina National Guard built ER tents. These temporary structures allowed medical professionals to triage and treat patients while reducing the possibility of COVID-19 spreading in the […]

Probate Nightmares Simplified

Probate Nightmares Simplified

(FinancialHealth.net) – Nobody wants to think about what’ll happen to their family after they die. It’s vital that they plan for it, though, and spare their loved ones the headaches that result from a messy probate. Here are some steps you can take now to make it easier for your family later: Write a current […]

Minneapolis: Going From Bad to Worse

Minneapolis: Going From Bad to Worse

(FinancialHealth.net) – The May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, MN shocked the country. At first, protesters turned out for peaceful demonstrations that were supported by most people. Then they took a destructive and violent turn that business owners were stuck paying for. According to an August 13 report by […]

Make Money While You Travel

Side Gigs for People Who Love to Travel

Love to travel? Know your own city like the back of your hand? Put your love of the road to work for you by showing visitors around or helping them plan their next adventure. Tour Guide – You don’t have to travel to be a tour guide. There are several websites that will put you […]

Priorities, Priorities, Priorities

Priorities, Priorities, Priorities

(FinancialHealth.net) – At the end of July, the House of Representatives left Capitol Hill to take a month-long vacation without coming to an agreement about another COVID-19 stimulus bill. You’d think lawmakers would have stayed until they passed the aid package Americans desperately need, but it wasn’t a priority, apparently. Do you know what was? […]

Renting vs. Buying an RV

(FinancialHealth.net) – If you’re planning your next trip and you’ve decided that an RV is the way to go, you might be caught between renting versus buying. Both have their pros and cons, but it’s really up to you. Are you ready to take on the expense and maintenance of RV ownership, or would you […]

Oil Companies Shale Dig No More

Oil Companies Shale Dig No More

(FinancialHealth.net) – Oil companies have taken a hard hit over the past several months, with the economic impacts of COVID-19 leaving lasting fallout across the globe. According to MSN, this devastating crash has forced companies all across the globe to suspend work and/or abandon their drilling sites. Analysts believe this could seriously impact gas prices […]

Choosing Senior Care For a Loved One

When Choosing a Senior Care Facility for a Loved One, What Factor is Most Important:

(FinancialHealth.net) – Most people don’t go shopping for a senior care facility until they have to. Whether considering Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Continuous Care Retirement, there are several key indications that the facility is well run, safe and a good fit for your consideration. Here’s what you need to know. While evaluating the activity […]

Thanks, But No Thanks to Unemployment Boost Here

Thanks, But No Thanks to Unemployment Boost Here

(FinancialHealth.net) – On August 8, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that provided $400 in emergency unemployment aid to Americans who had lost their jobs. States are required to chip in 25% of the payment. However, one governor is turning the president down. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) issued a statement on August […]

“Changing” How to Save for the Future

A New Type of Savings Account Changes Everything

(FinancialHealth.net) – Even with the best intentions, the day-to-day expenses of mortgage payments, groceries and healthcare can make saving for emergencies or retirement feel nearly impossible. Acorns is a new type of savings account app that could change everything. The idea behind this app and others like it is that their automatic round-up feature can […]

McConnell Slams Opportunistic Dems

McConnell Slams Opportunistic Dems

(FinancialHealth.net) – Congress still hasn’t reached an agreement on the next COVID-19 relief bill. On August 12, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told MSNBC the two sides are “miles apart” still. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also spoke out and explained there’s a simple explanation as to why that is. During an […]

3 Clues You Need to Change Your Withholdings

3 Clues You Need to Change Your Withholdings

(FinancialHealth.net) – Whether you’re waiting on a refund, breaking even or scraping together funds to cover owed taxes, preparing for next tax season may be on your mind. The money employers take out of checks each pay period is simply a best guess at what an employee is responsible to pay the state and federal […]

Feds Take Action Against Big Bank

Feds Take Action Against Big Bank

(FinancialHealth.net) – In 2019, Capital One customers were the victims of one of the biggest data breaches in history. A 33-year-old woman, Paige Thompson, allegedly accessed more than 100 million users’ personal information. Now, the feds are making the bank pay. On August 6, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency fined Capital One […]

DIY Tips to a More Valuable Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – Making changes to the look or functionality of a home is a popular way to increase the value for resale, but it doesn’t always pay off. In fact, there are many costly improvements that don’t increase value enough to make it worth the expense. These home improvement projects are worth your time. While […]

Lawmakers Ditch Stimulus Bill for Vacation

Lawmakers Ditch Stimulus Bill for Vacation

(FinancialHealth.net) – For weeks, Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been trying to hash out a stimulus bill to help Americans get through the coronavirus crisis. They’ve been so ineffective, President Donald Trump had to step in on August 8 and sign four executive orders as stop-gap measures. Now, instead of completing the job, the Senate […]

Make Your Charitable Donation Count

Make Your Charitable Donation Count

(FinancialHealth.net) – Do you have a favorite charity you would like to give to? It can be rewarding to help a specific cause and it can also give you a bit of a tax write-off too. One problem is that you can’t always be sure where your money is going. Scammers run elaborate schemes to […]

Taxpayers Foot the Bill Once Again

Taxpayers Foot the Bill Once Again

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April, New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) ordered thousands of homeless people to be moved to hotels. The Democrat said it was to slow the spread of the coronavirus by providing space to social distance. Now, new reports indicate the taxpayers are footing the bill for the experiment. According […]

Coronavirus Money Saving Tips

4 COVID-19 Money Tips

(FinancialHealth.net) – Most of us want to save money under ordinary circumstances, but during a global pandemic, saving may be necessary. Businesses across the country have closed down during this coronavirus pandemic. The closures are leaving millions of people without jobs. Fortunately, there are ways to save some money during this rocky time. Here are […]

More Produce Recalls Threaten Your Health

More Produce Recalls Threaten Your Health

(FinancialHealth.net) – When we buy food from the grocery store, there’s an expectation the items we’re purchasing are good. We should never have to worry about whether our produce might make us sick or even kill us. Sadly, that’s exactly what some vegetables and fruits might do right now. On August 11, CBS News reported […]

Extra Income for Homeowners

Side Gigs for Homeowners

Own a house? Rent an apartment? Get a little more equity out of your investment by putting your spare space to work. Vacation Rentals – Offer your home as a vacation rental on sites like VRBO. This can be especially lucrative if you live or have a vacation home in a quiet vacation atmosphere or […]

Who’s Really Behind That American Label?

Who's Really Behind That American Label?

(FinancialHealth.net) – On August 7, President Donald Trump issued an order banning TikTok from operating in the United States. The company will have until September 15 to sell the video streaming platform to Microsoft. This move came after months of allegations the app’s parent company, ByteDance, was gathering user data and sending it back to […]

Retirement: Suggested Income Needed to Save

You Should Save at Least ___ Times Your Highest Annual Income for Retirement

(FinancialHealth.net) – Are you on track to live a comfortable life after you retire? Financial experts recommend having at least 10 years of income, based on your annual earnings, saved for retirement. What would you need to save each year to have enough in the bank to hit that mark? A lot depends on: Your […]

Executive Order: Trump Acts on Promise

Executive Order: Trump Acts on Promise

(FinancialHealth.net) – Last week, we told you about the failed COVID-19 relief negotiations. At the time, there were rumors about President Donald Trump acting on his own to help the American people. And that’s exactly what he did. On August 8, President Trump signed four executive orders to address some of the financial hardships facing […]

Increase Net Worth With This Choice

Which-Choice-Is-Most-Likely-to-Determine-a-Persons-Net-Worth-at-the-Prime-of-Their-Life

(FinancialHealth.net) – Knowing how much you are “worth” is one way to measure your wealth. The college you go to won’t mean anything if you don’t pay off your debts or get a decent job. Simply put, your spending habits compared with your income is the end-all-be-all when it comes to determining how rich you […]

Insufficient Funds, Card Account Closed

Insufficient Funds, Card Account Closed

(FinancialHealth.net) – The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy is wide reaching. Americans are losing a lot more than their jobs and financial security. A recent survey found many people are also losing their credit cards. According to a CompareCards.com survey, one in four Americans who have credit cards report their accounts were […]

Rules to Break for Financial Success

3 Rules to Break for Financial Success

(FinancialHealth.net) – It isn’t hard to find financial rules for success, but many of them can be confusing for people who are well educated in the confusing realm of finances. “Buy low, sell high!” Buy what? Stocks? How? Which ones? So how do you start out on the road to financial success without what seems […]

Trump: Americans Come First

Trump: Americans Come First

(FinancialHealth.net) – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s damage to the economy, President Donald Trump has been working to ensure American workers are the priority. Earlier this summer he extended the limits on work visas through the end of 2020. And this week he took action against outsourcing. On August 3, Trump signed an executive […]

Exposed: Government Overspending… in Detail

Exposed: Government Overspending... in Detail

(FinancialHealth.net) – We see our tax dollars leave our checks, but we never know exactly where they go or who really benefits. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just easily look it up? Meet Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com. He’s an entrepreneur, but after you watch him, you’ll wish he was an elected official. […]

Stimulus Stalls, Trump May Act

Stimulus Stalls, Trump May Act

(FinancialHealth.net) – For weeks, Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been trying to hammer out a stimulus package to help Americans get through the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for negotiations was August 7, when the August recess for the Senate was set to begin. Negotiations, however, are stalled, and now a White House official is indicating […]

Revealed! 5 State Assistance Secrets

Revealed! 5 Secret State Assistance Maneuvers

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April of 2020, states began rolling out new systems for those who were applying for unemployment benefits. But they didn’t make it quite clear exactly who could apply. Many, like Indiana, seemed to focus on giving notice to the self-employed and gig economy, but didn’t make it obvious to others who qualified, […]

Cali to Be Hit by Money Hungry Dems

Cali to Be Hit by Money Hungry Dems

(FinancialHealth.net) – California residents pay a lot of money in taxes. According to WalletHub, people in the Golden State have their personal income taxed at a higher percentage than 45 other states. Soon, they may be shelling out even more money. According to Forbes, Democrats introduced AB 1253, which will raise some residents’ state income […]

Best Part-time Jobs for Retirees

Best Part-Time Jobs for Seniors

(FinancialHealth.net) – Retirement brings the opportunity to travel and/or spend more time doing things you love with people you care about. However, it can also bring about feelings of boredom and the challenge of adjusting to life without working every day. The answer to the perfect balance may be getting a part-time job to occupy […]

USPS Reach Deal With Treasury

USPS Reach Deal With Treasury

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s no secret the United States Postal Service (USPS) is in dire financial straits. In 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GOA) released a “high risk issue” update and noted the mail delivery service’s monetary condition was “deteriorating and unsustainable.” But the Trump administration may have found a way to save it. In a […]

Legal Documents Caregivers Must Have

To Help Manage a Family Member’s Finances, What Legal Document Do You Need to File?

(FinancialHealth.net) – When a family member needs help managing their financial affairs, filing a Power of Attorney, specifically, a Durable Financial Power of Attorney (Durable POA), allows a designated individual to perform financial tasks on their behalf. A Durable POA provides the legal permissions necessary for someone else to pay household bills, living expenses, taxes, […]

CDC Discusses COVID Money Racket

CDC Discusses COVID Money Racket

(FinancialHealth.net) – For months there have been rumors of hospitals getting money for COVID-19 deaths. Some people believe the cash incentives are inflating the fatality numbers. Now, the CDC director has confirmed it’s a possibility. On July 31, CDC Director Robert Redfield testified at a hearing by the House Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee on […]

Identity Theft 101: Typo Scam

Which One of These Company Names Would a Scammer Use to Steal Your Account Information?

(FinancialHealth.net) – A simple typographical error or spammy ad link could land any one of us on a website that looks legitimate but has actually been designed to steal our personal information. Typosquatting is a common scam, but it is possible for us to protect ourselves. Here’s what everyone needs to know. Everyone makes a […]

First Stimulus a No Show?

First Stimulus a No Show?

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April, the Treasury Department and IRS began sending out CARES Act Economic Impact Payments to Americans. Unfortunately, millions of people are reporting their stimulus check is a no-show. Experts believe they may know why, and it’s not good news. Identity theft may be the reason people have not received their payments. Finder.com […]

Simple Money Saving Tips

You Can Save Money When...

(FinancialHealth.net) – Imagine if you had extra cash left over at the end of the month and all the bills were paid. Even a few extra dollars can seem like a lot if you’ve been struggling to make ends meet. No matter what your financial situation you can decide to start saving money, right now. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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