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Accepting Exact Change Only

Accepting Exact Change Only

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

Thieves Work Overtime to Get Your Tax Return

Thieves Working Overtime to Get Your Tax Return

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

National Garden of American Heroes

National Garden of American Heroes

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

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Bill…

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

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

Sneaky Scams Served by Fast Food Restaurants

Sneaky Scams Served by Fast Food Restaurants

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

#1 Cause of Bankruptcy in the US

What is the Leading Cause of Bankruptcy in the US?

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

Feeding America Across the Nation

Feeding America Across the Nation

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

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

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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 […]

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Here's Why You Keep "Doing It Later"

Here’s Why You Keep “Doing It Later”

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If you’re like me, you leave the dinner dishes in the sink overnight knowing full well that it’s going to be 100% harder to...