Discharging Student Loans In Bankruptcy

(FinancialHealth) – Student loan debt has been a topic of controversy for quite some time. In 2019, debt levels reached a whopping $30k average – the highest in a decade. The Federal Reserve estimates more than $1.6 trillion of the national debt is from student loans alone. Despite so many students falling behind on this […]

Gates Loses Position – Is Bezos Next?

(FinancialHealth) – Elon Musk has done it again. Just last week he pushed past Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, taking his position as the third richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. But now, just barely a week later, he’s made another huge jump, surpassing Bill Gates and taking his position in 2nd […]

Dems Under Pressure To Pass Smaller Stimulus

(FinancialHealth) – Democrats and Republicans have been locked in negotiations over the next COVID stimulus package since the first one went through. Now, as COVID case numbers soar and unemployment numbers rise with them, the pressure is on to pass a bill to provide much needed assistance to Americans. So what’s the problem? The Democrats […]

Dow Makes History, Dems Quiet

(FinancialHealth) – Tuesday, November 24th was a historic day for the Dow, as the market topped 30,000 for the first time in history. Financial experts credit the prospect of a COVID vaccine allowing the economy to reopen sooner rather than later, as well as the strengthening housing market, to the unprecedented gains. Stocks directly impacted […]

State Department Halts Funding

(FinancialHealth) – We may not have a new stimulus package, and the election results may be up in the air, but our administration is still hard at work. According to our friends at RightWing, secretary of state Mike Pompeo made an announcement about future funding rules. The State Department has moved to ban the funding […]

How To Protect Your Card Numbers While Shopping

The Best and Worst Credit Cards to Carry

(FinancialHealth) – Online shopping has been growing in popularity, but this holiday season the practice will be commonplace. Thanks to COVID restrictions, a lot of people will be turning to a wide variety of online shops to fill in the gaps, using their credit and debit cards to pay for their purchases. While credit and […]

Mark Zuckerberg Replaced As Third Richest Person

(FinancialHealth) – Mark Zuckerberg has enjoyed the third position on the Bloom Billionaires Index for quite some time now, boasting a net worth of over $106 billion. This week, however, Tesla saw a huge increase in share value, bumping Elon Musk’s personal wealth by $15 billion. The bump pushed Musk to approximately $117 billion, which […]

How To Get FREE Food This Thanksgiving

(FinancialHealth.net) – Giving back seems to be the name of the game this holiday season – not just in words, but in action. A lot of big businesses are acutely aware of how difficult 2020 has been for the community at large, and many are looking for ways to ease some of the burden while […]

Trump’s Lawyers Demand Voting Software Probe

(FinancialHealth.net) – Trump supporters were left stunned yet pleasantly surprised by a Fox news interview on Sunday, November 15th. During the interview, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell uncovered ties between the Dominion voting system used in the US elections and elections that were believed to have been stolen in other countries. Trump supporters have […]

URGENT: Still Waiting On A Stimulus Check?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Article Update: 11/16/20: According to the IRS, the deadline for non-filers to file for their economic impact payment is now November 21, 2020.  Originally published 9/15/20: 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 […]

Officials Butt Heads Over Next Stimulus

(FinancialHealth) – Americans have been waiting anxiously for an update on the next economic stimulus package. The March 2020 CARES Act brought some relief, but much of that ran out or expired as early as July. The pandemic rages on and the public is looking towards Congress for another round of relief. Senate Majority Mitch […]

Amazon Files Lawsuits Against Influencers

(FinancialHealth.net) – Amazon is known for its wide variety of products, quick shipping, and Prime benefits. What they don’t want to be known for is selling counterfeit goods. Amazon recently filed lawsuits against a couple of popular online influencers. The influencers are accused of using a dozen third-party sellers to sell counterfeit goods via the […]

BLM Accused Of Funneling Money To Biden

(FinancialHealth.net) – The subject of money and how it’s used in politics has been pretty hot lately. That’s why we weren’t too surprised to find out Candace Owens, one of President Trump’s supporters, is now loudly questioning how donations made to the Black Live Matter Movement were used. Our friends at United Voice took a […]

Bloomberg Loses $100 MILLION In Florida

(FinancialHealth.net) – If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that money can’t buy you love… or… uh…. votes, for that matter. While big donations are no surprise during the elections, it isn’t generally normal to see one person throw a cash infusion at a particular state – especially outside of his own geographic area. President […]

Election Worker Calls Out Voting Irregularities

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s been a full week since the November 3rd elections and American’s are still not sure exactly who will be confirmed as the next president. Over the past several days, several people have come forward with stories about questionable behavior at polling places. Fox News claims to have a copy of an affidavit from […]

Travel Mugs Recalled for Injury and Burn Hazard

(FinancialHealth.net) – Grabbing a hot cup of coffee or tea to take on the go is an incredibly popular morning habit. Unfortunately, those using this particular travel mug may be putting themselves at risk. The Rambler® 20 oz Travel Mug with Stronghold Lid has been declared potentially hazardous. The magnet slider responsible for keeping the […]

Soros and Zuckerberg Spent Millions Influencing Elections

(FinancialHealth.net) – The fact Americans like to spend money on politics is no real secret. The lengths people will go to, or what they’re willing to spend in order to influence an election, is an entirely different story. Billionaire businessman George Soros has long been a well-known supporter of the Democratic party, regularly reported as dumping […]

McConnell Wants Stimulus Deal By End Of Year

(FinancialHealth.net) – While Americans have spent the week on edge waiting for election results, legislators have been reviewing the numbers and making plans for the next stimulus package. This past Wednesday (November 4th), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he would like to see another rescue package passed by the end of 2020. McConnell […]

How Much Election Money Is Too Much In Politics?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Truth? Elections cost money – a lot of money. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that this year’s election cycle cost upwards of $11 billion. According to research done by the Center for Responsive Politics, this year’s total is the highest we’ve ever seen. This begs a couple of pretty important questions. […]

POTUS Hopeful As States Continue Counting Votes

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s become clear over the past few days – especially last night – that the country has underestimated the amount of support Donald Trump has. While the final results are unclear, it seems as though President Trump is positioned relatively well. We’ve pulled together a collection of pieces summarizing yesterday’s events: Trump Hopeful […]

Holiday 2020 Shopping Scams – Start Planning Now

WARNING: New COVID-19 Scams

(FinancialHealth.net) – With Amazon Prime day behind us, all eyes are now on the start of the holiday shopping season. Even though online shopping has seen a surge in popularity over the past several years, COVID restrictions will very likely push those numbers even higher. The problem? Online scammers know this… and they’re ready, too. […]

Hurry! Amazon Prime Day Is Ending!

Will COVID-19 Suffocate Amazon?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Have an Amazon Prime account? If so, today’s the last day to take advantage of this year’s “Prime Day” savings event. Confused about the timing? You’re not alone. Amazon initially introduced Prime Day in 2015 as a way to get more people to sign up for the Prime discount service. Since then, it’s […]

Don’t Fall Victim To These New COVID Scams

(FinancialHealth.net) – Scams are nothing new, but the creative lengths predators are willing to go to in order to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to amaze us. There are two newer scams spreading you need to be consciously aware of. COVID-19 Relief Grants This scam commonly involves Facebook. Scammers will either hack or […]

New SCAM Targets Popular Online Services

(FinancialHealth.net) – Amazon and Netflix users – take note. A new phishing scam is targeting the users of these incredibly popular online services. Netflix users are likely to receive an email saying their billing information needs to be updated. The link in the email asks users to log in, but what you really end up […]

5 Free and Low-Cost Ways To Entertain Your Family

A night out on the town is fun and entertaining. Dinner, a round of golf or maybe a movie can make it a night to remember, but it can wreak havoc on the pocketbook. So why not look for cheaper alternatives? Ready to cure that cabin fever? Get out and spend quality time with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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