Inflation is a distant memory to a generation of investors and consumers. But 40 years ago, as the Fed created money to offset government spending on the Great Society and on rising oil prices, there was an overwhelming fear that the dollar was losing buying power at an accelerating rate. That’s the perfect definition of..
It's about time. No one could have predicted the insanity that was 2020 in hindsight. So here we stand with a future filled with challenges and opportunities. Covid is an ever-present reality, but we have a real vision of a life made safer by a vaccine that will now be distributed nationally. If we can..
It makes sense to assume your identity has -- or will be -- stolen! Ever since the Equifax breach two years ago, the "dark web" has the names, birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers of millions of Americans! Now, that information is being used to scam states out of unemployment benefits. And you may..
The second round of stimulus checks will soon be on the way. Here’s what you can do to make sure you receive yours – and what to do if you never received the first stimulus check that was distributed earlier in 2020. Yes, many people who didn’t qualify for the original check back in 2018..
Congress finally passed another stimulus bill. It won't be as much money as the first go-round last spring -- but it will extend and increase unemployment benefits and send a $600 check to qualifying adults and dependent children. Here are some of the details, which will be refined as the legislation is written. • $600..
Stop your last-minute holiday gift shopping! The euphoria over the arrival of the Covid 19 vaccine has encouraged a surge of optimism that’s resulting in a huge bulge in credit card debt-=- even among people whose income has been impacted by the pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a new report posted at LendEdu.com—a website devoted..