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    Whether it's food or gas prices – inflation has been hitting American’s bank accounts hard. The latest data shows that the rate is at 8.5%. 1An Arizona-based couple has turned their backyard into a money maker As a result, many have been looking at side hustles to earn a little extra income and help them manage their finances better. However, all of them are easy to do and can cause burnout in addition to your full-time job. That said, some side hustles are simple and won’t require much work – also known as passive income. One of these was revealed by an Arizona, Phoenix couple Yair and Chelsea in an interview with a local ABC news outlet.  READ MORE ON SIDE HUSTLESWEET TREAT I’m a full time college student and I made $840 during my side hustle FLIPPING OUT I'm a designer and I flip homes as a side hustle - here’s how I made $250,000 How they make money If you have extra unused space at home – you might want to consider turning the dust collector into a money maker.  There are apps out there including Neighbor, Airbnb...
    PARENTS in Baltimore will soon get some much-needed relief in the form of monthly $1,000 payments for the next two years. It comes as soaring costs due to inflation are escalating the financial burden young parents face. 1Up to 200 young Baltimore, Maryland parents will receive $1,000 a month for 24 months due to a new pilot initiative aimed at helping achieve financial securityCredit: Getty The payments are part of a guaranteed income pilot program implemented in Baltimore, Maryland, called the "Baltimore Young Families Success Fund" (BYFSF). The city finished identifying and onboarding qualified recipients and began processing payments on Monday, August 15, according to Baltimore's Mayor, Brandon Scott. Funds will soon hit approved recipients’ bank accounts or pay cards. "Guaranteed income programs are proven time and time again to enhance recipients’ wellbeing, and I am excited to see the impact that these dollars will have in the lives of young families in need", Mr Scott said. More on Basic IncomeMONTHLY INCOME New plan to give $6,000-a-year to families – do you qualify?INCOME BOOST Struggling Americans to get $1,000 UBI...
    HERE is the exact date that 20 million Americans will receive inflation relief payments of up to $1,050 - will you be eligible? California residents are due for their Middle Class Tax Refund which will be rolling out in October. 1California residents will receive inflation relief payments of up to $1,050Credit: Getty The direct payments will range from $200 to $1,050, depending on how big your income is and the number of dependents you have. One of the big perks of this direct payment is that Californians don't have to do anything to receive the relief if they qualify. The payment will be calculated and issued to residents automatically based on the information on their 2020 tax returns. This money will either be directly deposited into residents' bank accounts or be put on debit cards. Read more on relief paymentsCHECK PLEASE Direct payments of $1,000 could be sent to thousands of AmericansMORE MONEY Direct payments worth up to $1,700 going out soon - how to secure yours Most Californians who filed their taxes electronically will probably get a direct deposit....
    A TIKTOKER has claimed she was charged more than the listed price for multiple items at the Walmart checkout. The TikToker, Brenna @brennasbakery, has gone viral for her video, sharing her alleged Walmart experience with more than 310,000 views. 4TikToker Brenna @brennasbakery went viral for her video talking about her alleged Walmart experience in which she said the store charged her more than the listed price for multiple itemsCredit: TikTok/brennasbakery 4TikToker Brenna @brennasbakery warns others to make sure to check all your items when you're checking out from WalmartCredit: TikTok/brennasbakery She said she went to a WalMart store for Wilton Chocolates after seeing that they were $2.62 on WalMart.Com. The chocolates were also listed in the store aisle as $2.62, she said in her TikTok video. "I went to ring them up and they were ringing up for $4.00 each," The TikToker said. "That kind of alarmed me, so I went to the cashier," "And I was 'Hey, these are a lot more expensive than they are online, and also, they were listed in the aisle as an accurate...
    MILLIONS of Americans are in line for $200 direct payments under a new bill which was signed into law on Friday. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has signed Senate Bill 2, which will grant taxpayers an automatic $200 refund in 2023 for the 2021 taxable year. 1Governor signs bill granting eligible Indiana residents automatic direct deposit for inflation reliefCredit: Getty The refund was proposed by Holcomb in June, and returns $1billion back to Indiana taxpayers from the state's $6billion reserves. "This fulfills what I set out to accomplish when calling the General Assembly into special session in order help Hoosiers hurting from historically high inflation," Holcomb said. The bill aims to provide inflation relief to Indiana taxpayers who have been hit hard by spiraling prices. Hoosiers who didn't file taxes this year will be able to claim the credit on next year's filing, WRTV reports. Read more on direct paymentsCASHING IN Deadline for Americans to claim up to $2k monthly direct payments is NEXT weekMORE MONEY 16 payments worth up to $1,700 remaining to go out in 2022 - see exact...
    TOMORROW is the deadline for nearly 60,000 American families to get a free payday. In Florida, August 7th is the final day for eligible residents to receive a one-time payment of up to $450 per child. 1In Florida August 7th is the deadline for at least 59,000 families to receive a payday worth at least $450Credit: Getty According to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), checks were to have started arriving on July 25th and should all have arrived by Sunday. The free money is part of a budget plan from Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis that was rolled out in July. Who is eligible for the payments? The cash is intended to help families affected by rising inflation. More on direct paymentsCHECKING IN Millions of Americans in line for $200 direct payments thanks to $1billion potCASH OF RELIEF Americans get more time to claim direct payment worth up to $975 They must fall into one of the following categories to be eligible: Foster parents Relative caregivers Non-relative caregivers Families receiving TANF cash assistance Guardianship assistance program participants...
    AS inflation remains high, millions of Americans can expect to see some relief this August. States across the nation have been offering residents financial assistance in the form of checks or direct payments. 1City and state governments will send out billions of dollars in stimulus checks and rebates before the end of summer Most recently, states like Connecticut, Indiana, and Pennsylvania have all offered one-time payments. Some states have used their surplus while others are offering the payments as a tax rebate. Additionally, 17 states have offered tax holidays where the state temporarily suspends state and local sales taxes paid by consumers for items like school supplies, gas, or food. Below are the following states sending out checks or direct payments in August. READ MORE ON STIMULUS PAYMENTSCASH IN Time is running out to claim $500 monthly direct payments - see if you're eligibleTAX BACK Thousands to get direct payments from $1BILLION pot in massive rebate 1. Chicago, Illinois – up to $150 Eligible Chicago, Illinois residents can apply each month for transit and gas card funds. The deadline to apply for...
    RELIEF checks are going out to tens of thousands of New Mexico residents as inflation has wreaked havoc on Americans' finances. The up to $1,000 direct payments are reserved for residents who do not file state income tax returns. 1New Mexico residents have already begun getting payments of up to $1,000Credit: Getty The checks started going out in mid-July, and the state expects to finish sending out the payments by July 31. Around 33,000 New Mexicans are eligible for the check, totaling an estimated $18million worth of relief payments. Single households with no dependents will receive $500, and married couples will receive $1,000, according to New Mexico’s Tax and Revenue Department. Those who are eligible can receive their payment via direct deposit or by a check in the mail. Read more on direct paymentsTAKE ACTION Four direct payments worth up to $1,700 that millions can claim in JulyTIME TO ACT Deadline to claim $750 direct payment is this week and thousands qualify However, the revenue department said payments via direct deposit will go out sooner, so it's worth updating your bank account details. Around $20million has...
    MILLIONS of Americans are set to receive cheques of up to $1,500 as the country continues to battle inflation costs. The direct payments were approved for New Mexico taxpayers following an announcement by state Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. 1New Mexico residents are set to receive the payments by the end of the weekCredit: Getty The checks started going out in mid-July, and the state expects to finish sending out the payments by July 31. According to the government website, 1.1 million Americans are set to be benefit from the rebates scheme. Residents who have or will file their 2021 income taxes by May 31, 2023, are eligible. Married couples filing joint returns, heads of household, and surviving spouses with incomes under $150,000 can receive a rebate of $500. Single filers and married individuals filing separately with income under $75,000 are eligible for $250. The rebates will be sent automatically to qualifying taxpayers who have filed a 2021 Personal Income Tax (PIT) return. Meanwhile, around 33,000 New Mexico residents who do not file state are also eligible for relief funds. The check is believed...
    MACBOOK owners could receive a payout in the hundreds after Apple agreed to settle a lawsuit for $50million / £42million. Annoyed customers claim the tech giant knew the butterfly keyboard on its MacBook laptops could go wrong - and believe Apple kept quiet about it. 1Apple set to pay out hundreds - but only to certain customersCredit: Getty The problem relates to the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Keys allegedly became sticky and unresponsive. And even tiny bits of dust would make it difficult to type, users claim. People weren't happy with Apple's service program either, as they were apparently offered replacement keyboards marred by the same issues. Read more about AppleBIG APPLE From back displays to dangerous gas detectors - is THIS the future of the iPhone? It's estimated that the maximum payout could be $395 / £330 for anyone who had to replace more than one keyboard. Anyone who did it just the once could get about $125 / £104, while those who only had to change key caps look to get $50 / £42. Customers also...
    Fake identities, a briefcase full of cash, a mid-flight bomb threat, and a mysterious criminal who disappears into the night, never to be seen again.  It sounds like the plot of the latest Hollywood conman caper but this is the extraordinary case of Dan 'DB' Cooper, the American hijacker who made off with $200,000 after holding a flight to ransom - then escaped by parachuting out the door in mid-air. The 1971 case, which remains unsolved, is part of American crime folklore but is set to be introduced to a global audience thanks to fascinating four-part Netflix docu-series DB Copper: Where Are You?! The series explains how, despite a 45-year FBI investigation, Cooper has never been found and his identity has never been confirmed, although there are some suspects.  The case of DB Cooper, pictured, an American hijacker who made off with $200,000 after holding a flight to ransom in 1971, is retold in Netflix docu-series DB Cooper: Where Are You?! In November 1971, a 'non-descript man' identifying himself as Dan 'DB' Cooper bought a $20 ticket for a Northwest...
    AS we're sure all brides and grooms will agree, weddings can be seriously expensive - so it's pretty standard practice for couples to ask for money as a gift these days. That said, one bridezilla has been blasted online for offering her guests better food depending on their cash gift - and there's even a premium option for loved ones who splash out over £2k. 1The RSVP card was labelled 'tacky' by Reddit usersCredit: Reddit After sparking outrage on Facebook, a photo of the tiered menu was shared on Reddit's wedding shaming forum where users blasted the "tacky" American couple. Guests who give a "loving gift" up to £190 can choose between roast chicken or swordfish for their main meal. After this, the menu has a "silver" category which offers guests who splash out £385 a choice of sliced steak or poached salmon. Meanwhile, the "golden" tier is only available to loved ones who spend between £386 and £770 on the happy couple - and can be treated to a filet mignon or lobster tail. And finally, we have...
    designer491 | iStock | Getty Images With the threat of a recession looming, more financial experts are sharing how to prepare — including how much cash it may be smart to set aside.   The end of June marked a turbulent six months for the S&P 500 Index, which dropped by more than 20% since January, capping its worst six-month start to a year since 1970. The future may be unclear, but stock market volatility, soaring inflation, geopolitical conflict and supply chain shortages have weakened Americans' confidence in the economy.   More from Personal Finance:5 steps to take now to prepare your finances for a recessionExperts see a recession coming. How to prepare a portfolioS&P had its worst half in 50 years. But this investing strategy isn't deadIndeed, more than half of Americans are now concerned about their level of emergency savings, up from 44% in 2020, according to a June survey from Bankrate. Many are concerned about falling short: Nearly one-third of Americans have less than three months of expenses in savings, and almost one-quarter have no emergency fund, Bankrate found. ...
    THE sun is finally shining and barbecues and get-togethers are back on the menu which can mean only one thing - it’s time to get the garden looking its best. It can be an expensive job, but if you want to jazz up outside without breaking the bank, there are ways to save money. 10George Waterhouse, far left, set up The YOKO Club with co-founders Tricia Rosas and Lizzie Marshall, also picturedCredit: Georgina Waterhouse Here, savvy shopper George Waterhouse from The YOKO Club - a go-to site for parents looking to save time, stress and money - shares the best places to shop for certain garden items to make sure you're getting a bargain... Kids’ garden furniture  Kids love their own space, and an outdoor set of chairs or picnic bench is a great option for outdoor eating and playing with siblings or friends. George and Team YOKO recommend this colourful rainbow picnic table complete with parasol, priced just £35 (normal price £50) from B&M. 10This cute, and functional, multicoloured table costs just £35 from B&MCredit: bmstores GARDEN...
    GOOGLE has agreed to pay users $100million / £80million after being accused of putting people's faces in a recognition tool without asking for permission. The firm's Photos app detects faces and groups them up so it's easier to find shots of the same person. 2Only those in Illinois are eligibleCredit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett But the tech giant allegedly broke a law in Illinois. The suit claims that Google failed to get consent from millions of people, breaching the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act. As a result, the company has agreed to pay a settlement. It's not clear how much each person will be able to claim, but only those in Illinois are eligible. Read more about GoogleTAP PRIORITY Urgent warning to BILLIONS of Chrome users to check vital new privacy tool The actual cash amount that an individual will receive will depend on the number of valid claims, lawyers said. Compensation will be available to anyone in the state who appeared in the photo app between May 1, 2015 and April 25, 2022. Those entitled can apply via a dedicated...
    IF you thought the only way to make more money was to pick up more work hours, then you better think again. You can rack up more savings by working less, according to the experts, and you can still afford those little life luxuries too. 2Makala Green, an expert for all things finance, has shared her tips to help to stretch your money "Managing your money goes a lot further than just waiting for your cheque to clear every month. There are little changes you can make to your life to make big changes," said Julian House, from discount experts My Favourite Voucher Codes. Some of these changes can be done at home, which can make your money stretch further. But others allow you to uitilse your time on the clock meaning you're earning more for every working penny you make. Read more about genius money tips and tricksCASH IN I'm a money expert - here's how to make $100 fast so you don't go into overdraft How to make your money go further from...
    AMERICANS are being sent $850 relief checks in the coming weeks but there are a few requirements needed to qualify. These checks are supposed to help people cope with rising costs from inflation. 1Maine residents, who meet the requirements, can receive the $850 relief checks.Credit: Getty To be eligible for the checks, residents must be full-time Maine residents. Additionally residents must have filed their 2021 tax returns and made less than $100,000, if they filed individually, and $200,000, if they filed jointly. Approximately 5,000 checks were sent out on Thursday to residents that qualify for the extra cash. An estimated 200,000 checks will be mailed out per week going forward, AP reported. READ MORE IN MONEYCASH BOOST Historic boost expected in 2023 as checks up to $4,194 arrive in ONE WEEKSUMMER OF STIMULUS Thousands of Americans will get $1,400 stimulus checks mailed in July The majority of residents are expected to receive their money by mid-July. These checks are being sent out as the state endures a shortage of envelopes and other paper...
    AN APPLIANCE whizz has revealed an easy tumble dryer trick which makes the washing dry faster - and also saves money. Using a tumble dryer seems pretty straightforward - just chuck your wet garments into the machine and press Start. 2The whizz explained why it's best to shake the item a little before chucking in for dryingCredit: Youtube/ Lords Electrical 2He also reminded to carefully inspect the different symbols on your clothesCredit: Youtube/ Lords Electrical Well...Not really, as one appliance expert has revealed how to cut down the drying time with one easy trick. Taking it to YouTube, Lords Electrical explained how a simple change in your tumble drying routine could save you money - which is particularly important, as Brits could be suffering through cost-of-living crisis for another year. In a clip, which has been viewed close to 28,000 on social media, the whizz said: ''When you take clothes out your washing machine, try and just spread them out a little bit. ''Sometimes when you take them out, they're quite compact, they're quite condensed together. read more cleaning storiesWASH...
    RELIEF checks worth $850 are set to drop in the next 24 hours to around 850,000 Americans - if they meet the requirements. The stimulus money is for Maine residents who were financially affected by Covid-19. 1heap of dollars, money background. Top view of business concept on background with copy space.Credit: Getty Like most states, Maine has been hit hard by Covid-driven inflation. To help, Maine Governor Janet Mills proposed giving back more than half the state budget surplus in the form of direct payments. State lawmakers backed the plan – and the checks will be sent to about 858,000 Mainers. Maine people have until October 31, 2022, to file a 2021 state tax return and claim their check. read more in stimulusCASH IN Deadlines for summer payments giving Americans up to $1,200 - will you get cash?CASH BOOST Will Social Security and SSI claimants get a fourth stimulus check? Who qualifies? As noted above, folks must file a 2021 Maine individual income tax return by October 31, 2022, to get their payment. If you have filed, you do not need to take any other action. Only full-time Maine residents are eligible....
    THE DEADLINE to qualify for stimulus payments in Colorado and New Mexico is rapidly approaching. In both states, residents may need to take action soon to receive direct payments. 1New Mexicans are eligible for up to $800, while the max payment in Colorado is $500 The federal government disbursed its last round of stimulus in March of last year. However, many households are still facing serious economic hardship, especially as inflation drives prices up. As a result, states have stepped up and started offering rebates or payments to help struggling Americans on a more local level. If you live in Colorado or New Mexico, here's what you need to know about claiming cash in your state. READ MORE ON STIMULUS PAYMENTSPAYDAY? Details on rumored $2K bonus in direct payments to bank accounts in 3 daysADDED CASH The three payments that could take the place of a fourth stimulus check Colorado extends deadline Roughly 3.1million Coloradoans will receive tax rebates worth between $400 for individuals and $800 for joint filers. The rebate amount will be based on 2021 tax returns, and you need to...
    Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. As much fun as puzzles are, they would be significantly more fun if you could win $1 million for completing one. Enter the 2 Million Dollar Puzzle. For all intents and purposes, the item is just a regular 500-piece puzzle that you can spend time putting together. The only difference is that the image on the puzzle is a QR code. Once completed, you can scan the QR code to claim a real cash prize. The prizes range from just $1 all the way up to a whopping $1 million. This is the second iteration of the puzzle, so this time, there will be two puzzles that have a $1 million prize. Finishing up a puzzle always comes with a rewarding sense of accomplishment, but I know I would feel a whole lot better about completing one if I knew I was winning cold, hard cash for doing it. Anyone looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift or simply just a fun game,...
    LOADS of families are having to think of savvy ways to save money these days. But for most of us, buying toilet roll is non-negotiable. 3Showing off the clean cloths the entire family usesCredit: Youtube/The Fairly Local Family No matter what, most families will find a way to squeeze a couple of extra pounds out of their budget to ensure there's always fresh toilet roll on hand. But Amber Allen, along husband Joseph and their three kids, decided that it was an unnecessary expense. "We've used cloth instead of toilet paper for the past three years," Amber stated in an update video on her YouTube channel. She continued: "We started not using toilet paper for several reasons, we were trying to get out of about $70,000 (£56,000) of debt so we cut anything out of our budget that we could." Read more on super saversHOME RUN I moved into a van to save money, three years later I have £115k - here's how The mum-of-three confessed that they got rid of their Netflix subscription and completely stopped shopping "of...
    BARGAINS found at BJ's are hard to beat. But like most wholesale clubs, you have to pay a membership fee to access them. 1There are over 200 BJ's clubs nationwideCredit: Getty Membership fees can range from $55 to $110. Given the cost, sometimes shoppers are not sure the fee is worth it. This is a challenge for stores like BJ's. To attract new shoppers and grow membership, there are a few offers the company has available. Read more in shoppingFREQUENT FRYER Burger King is giving out free fries each week for the rest of 2022FREE CREDIT Deadline approaching to claim Old Navy store credit For shoppers, it's a great opportunity to try out membership. Below are three ways folks can take advantage without paying full price. One-day shopping pass A one-day pass allows non-members to shop BJ's exclusive online deals. Sign-up can be completed at the company website. Most read in MoneyBIG BUCKS Up to $3,600 payments per child now available from portal - see how you can claimCHA CHING Americans eligible for $1,000 monthly payments...
    THE second round of May Social Security checks will be sent out today, Wednesday, May 18. Social Security payments are sent in three groups each month and distributed to different beneficiaries based on their birthdays. 1Social Security benefits for May have already started going out to some retirees Checks are distributed on the second through fourth Wednesdays of every month. If your birthday falls between the first and the 10th of the month, you will be paid on the second Wednesday. You will be paid on the third Wednesday if your birthday falls between the 11th and the 20th of the month. And the last payments go out on the fourth Wednesday of each month, to beneficiaries born between on the 21st or later. READ MORE ON SOCIAL SECURITYTROUBLED TIMES Social Security checks could rise by up to $361 next year - why it’s badMONEY MOVES Three surprising ways to claim $100s more in Social Security The first round of May payments went out on the 11th to retirees born in the first third of a month....
    MILLIONS of seniors will get Social Security payments worth $1,657 on average tomorrow. Americans that were born between the 11th and 20th  of the month will get the cash on May 18. 1Payments worth $1,657 on average will be sent to millions of seniors tomorrow May 18Credit: Getty Social Security benefits have increased to $1,657 from $1,565 on average this year as the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was updated. The COLA is based on data from the consumer price index and was increased by 5.9 percent for 2022. Retirees have seen a boost of around $92 on average. For couples, the average estimated monthly payment has jumped from $2,599 to $2,753. read more on US moneyTAXING CHECKS $255 one-time payment given out in survivor's benefit - find out who gets itCASH FLOW Two tricks that could pay you more than Social Security Meanwhile, the maximum amount available to seniors is $4,194. Social Security payments will also land in accounts on May 25 to seniors that have a birth date between the 21st and 31st. Benefits are allocated based on the money Americans have...
    APPLE is constantly rolling out new technology to provide cutting-edge phones, tablets, watches, and computers to shoppers. As updated products come out almost every year, some of Apple's older models regularly get marked down. 1TikTok user @casper.capital dug into the fine print to see how to get a refund after Apple drops prices When Apple launched the iPhone 11 in 2019, for instance, it sold the device for $699. A year later as the tech giant rolled out the iPhone 12, it slashed its predecessor's cost to $599, and the 11 sells for $499 today. If you're not up-to-date with Apple's product release schedule, you could end up buying a phone just days before it gets discounted. But TikToker @casper.capital shared a little-known fact about Apple's refund policy that can protect you from missing markdowns. READ MORE SHOPPING SECRETSSAVVY SHOPPING You’ve been shopping at Kroger all wrong - little known ways to save money STORE SECRETS I work at Ulta - how you can save money on these alternatives to best sellers Casper points out that Apple has a...
    TAXPAYERS in Georgia will start receiving their portion of a $1.1billion tax refund this week. Georgia had a $3.7billion surplus in the 2021 budget year, and legislators approved devoting a portion of that to the statewide refund in March. 1Taxpayers in Georgia will start receiving refunds of up to $500 this week Governor Brian Kemp announced on May 11 that the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) was beginning to issue refunds. To qualify for the refund, you need to have filed taxes in Georgia in 2020 and 2021. Single filers are eligible to get up to $250 back, and head of household filers have a maximum refund of $375. For married couples who file jointly, the refund can be worth up to $500, according to the DOR. READ MORE ON TAX REFUNDS TAXING TIMES Four reasons why your IRS tax refund is late - what to do about it?OWE REALLY? I'm a money expert - it's better to OWE the IRS than get a tax refund There are no income caps on the rebate, but taxpayers cannot...
    A MAN has warned of a nasty Facebook Messenger scam that attempts to fleece users of their cash. TikTok star @marthreenez1 recently shared screengrabs of a conversation on the platform between himself and a fraudster. 1A TikToker was targeted by a Facebook Messenger scamCredit: TikTok He says the profile of a Facebook friend called Tiffany was taken over by hackers who then sent him a message posing as his pal. This is a common tactic used by crooks to earn your trust. They hack profiles using username and password combinations leaked online. The crook offered to send marthreenez1 some money through the popular mobile payment service "Cash App". "This scammer hacked this girl's profile and messaged me 'what's your cash app tag'," he says in the March 3 video. Read more about FacebookKREM-INAL! Facebook now ILLEGAL in Russia as Kremlin accuses Meta of 'extremist activity' Suspecting a scammer to be behind the messages, the TikTok star gave them a fake Cash App tag for a transfer. The scammer then told him that he had to pay a "clearance fee" before...
    THOUSANDS of Americans have just days to file applications for free cash as three major guaranteed income schemes are set to close this week. Families in Baltimore must file applications today if they want to claim payments worth up to $1,000, while the deadline is May 13 for Chicagoans wanting to claim monthly $500 checks. 1Applications for guaranteed income schemes in Baltimore, Chicago, and Georgia close this weekCredit: Getty And, in Georgia, hundreds of women have until May 15 to apply for a scheme that will see them receive $850 payments for two years. BALTIMORE Officials in Baltimore are set to offer 200 young families $1,000 monthly payments for two years. The application process opened on May 2 and will close at 11:59pm local time on May 9. The scheme is known as The Baltimore Young Families Success Fund. read more on us moneyCASH IN Applications for $1,000 free cash end TODAYOFF THE HOOK Nine states are offering checks up to $1,000 - is yours giving extra cash? Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott set aside $4.8million in American Rescue Plan...
    IN the coming weeks, millions of Americans are set to their bank accounts grow larger by up to $1,200. Some of the payments will go out in the form of stimulus checks, while others will go out in universal basic income (UBI) and tax rebates. 1States and cities are launching their own cash assistance programs In most cases, tax rebates and stimulus funds are one-off payments, whereas UBI recurs. Here is the list of the states and cities that have launched their own cash assistance programs across the country, and are sending payments out in the next month. 1. Chicago, Illinois – $150 Eligible Chicago, Illinois can apply each month for transit and gas card funds worth $50 and $100 respectively. Under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago Moves plan, the city will issue up to 50,000 prepaid gas cards and 100,000 prepaid transit cards. READ MORE ON PAYMENTSURGENT DEADLINE One more day left to apply for $1,000 a month in guaranteed incomeCASHING IN Guaranteed income update - young Americans to get new $350 monthly payments At least 75,000...
    SEVERAL states are sending out their own stimulus checks in May as the hopes of another federal payment diminish. California launched two stimulus programs in 2021 and continues to send out payments this year, including in May. Under the Golden State I (GSS 1) and Golden State Stimulus II (GSS II) programs, eligible residents are getting up to $1,200 and $1,100 respectively. Meanwhile, in Delaware, individual taxpayers will receive $300, while married couples filing jointly are set to get $600. Plus, Indiana residents who file as single will get $125, and up to $250 for eligible married couples.  Finally, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Moves plan will issue up to 50,000 prepaid gas cards of $150 and 100,000 prepaid transit cards of $50 to eligible residents in the Illinois city. Read our stimulus check live blog for the latest news and updates… Topics Live Blogs Stimulus Checks Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) More from The...
    LOWE'S is one of the best places to shop for deals on appliances, furniture and any other home improvement projects, and this hack can save you even more. Artist and TikToker Sam Annable shared with his over 10,000 followers simple steps to save tons of money, including this particular tip. 1There are over 2,000 Lowe's stores between the US and Canada Sam, who goes by unchartedcustoms on TikTok, explains that by heading to the paints and stains section, you may see items for up to 80% off. He shares that at most stores, there will be a shelf of paints and stains that have been improperly mixed that Lowe's will then sell at a huge discount - up to 80% off. Here are five more tips and tricks that will keep money in your wallet. 1. Perennial plants If properly cared for, most plants have a long life. Read More on SavingsINSIDER DEALS I used to work at Target - four shopping secrets to save cashSAVINGS FOR SENIORS How to get 10% off your meals - from McDonald’s to Outback...
    An ex-Morgan Stanley adviser conned investors out of $4.8million in a 10-year Ponzi scheme to fund his lavish lifestyle and pay for his Tesla car, regulators have said. Shawn E. Good from Wilmington, North Carolina, targeted 'novice investors' including retirees and a single mother with young children and little income in his craven scheme, the SEC said. The alleged swindler convinced the clients to part with their money into his personal bank account to supposedly make low-risk investments in real-estate development projects from 2012 until February this year, it has been claimed. An ex-Morgan Stanley adviser conned investors out of $4.8million in a 10-year Ponzi scheme to fund his lavish lifestyle and pay for his Tesla car, regulators have said He is accused of using $13,000 of stolen money to make payments towards his $60,000 Tesla Model 3 (file image) He is accused of using $13,000 of stolen money to make payments towards his $60,000 Tesla Model 3, $23,000 towards his $45,000 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, and a staggering $800,000 towards his credit card bills.  Good sent $110,000 in Venmo payments...
    COSTCO is one of the most popular retailers in the country because of its wide selection and low prices. Even though Costco welcomes millions of shoppers every week, there are still some lesser-known ways to save money in the warehouse. 1TikToker, TheLegacyInvestingShow, shared two Costco shopping hacks on his account TikTok user, known as TheLegacyInvestingShow, pointed out two "secret hacks" in a video he shared with his 2.2million followers. 1. Buy beef in bulk First, he shared a tip that will have any meat lovers licking their chops. He advises asking for a 10-pound beef chub, a somewhat strange-sounding item that provides great value and high-quality beef. READ MORE ON COSTCOGOUDA TREAT Costco is selling a popular Starbucks copycat favorite for $2.30 lessHAPPY SHOPPING Five things you can buy at Costco without a membership Chubs are rolls of ground beef that have been vacuum-sealed in a flexible, cylindrical package. Typically the beef chub is 5% to 8% fat, while most other ground beef packages contain 12% to 20% fat. The chub is not usually...
    SOCIAL Security payments worth up to $1,657 are being sent out to retired workers today The payments are being distributed on the second through fourth Wednesdays of every month, and the date is based on when the recipient was born. 1Social Security payments worth up to $1,657 are being sent out todayCredit: Getty Americans who receive Social Security benefits can also look forward to a 5.9 percent increase in their yearly payment throughout 2022. This increase is due to the updated cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The increase was implemented to reflect the rapidly rising U.S. inflation rate, which is currently the highest since January 1982 at 7.5 percent. The week of the month that this payment is distributed is based on the recipient's birthday. Read more Social Security storiesCASHING CHECKS First of two $841 direct checks being sent out NOW - how to apply for cashTAKE NOTE Three Social Security moves to make before you hit 62 to maximize your benefit For example, if your birthday falls between the first and the 10th of the month, you will be paid on the second Wednesday of the month....
    THE latest batch of Social Security payments will be available to millions of Americans in less than 48 hours. The day you should expect your payment all depends on your birthday. 1Social Security checks are expected to be distributed beginning April 13Credit: Getty Images On Wednesday, approximately 64million Americans who receive Social Security benefits should expect their checks. However, everyone won't receive their money at the same time, since the distribution date will depend on an individual's birthday, according to the GoBankingRates website. If your birthday is between the first and the 10th, your check should be available on Wednesday, April 13. If your birthday is between the 11th and 20th of the month, your disbursement date is going to be April 20th. Read More on Social SecurityBIG BUCKS Deadline for $36,000 free checks is just DAYS away - see how to apply for moneyCHECK PLEASE Exact date huge monthly $2,753 checks will arrive revealed - see how to apply Lastly, if your birthday falls between the 21st through 31st of a month, your...
    FOOD stamp benefits are set to be sent to out to thousands - but the exact date you could get cash is all down to your birthday. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides a monthly allowance to eligible low-income individuals and families to buy healthy food. 1People can apply for SNAP in the state they live inCredit: Getty Money is provided through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy food at authorized retail food stores. SNAP is the largest federal nutrition assistance program and you must apply for SNAP in the state in which you live. Each state has a different application form and process. Benefits are paid on a specific day each month, depending on your state. Read more money storiesBIG PAYDAY Payments of $2,600 proposed for residents in 2022 – see if you're eligibleNO STIFFING ALLOWED Instacart makes BIG tipping change - how it affects your orders In Maine, benefits are given out monthly by its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to help out low-income families and individuals. They are sent a Maine...
    SOCIAL Security checks worth $1,657 go out this month, depending on your birthday. The payments are distributed on the second through fourth Wednesdays of every month, and the date is based on when the recipient was born. 1Social Security payments are increasing in value because of inflation Americans who receive Social Security benefits can also look forward to a 5.9 percent increase in their yearly payment throughout 2022. This increase is due to the updated cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The increase was implemented to reflect the rapidly rising U.S. inflation rate which is currently the highest rate since January 1982 at 7.5 percent. The week of the month that this payment is distributed is based on the recipient's birthday. Read more on Social SecurityDOUBLE CHECK Exact date TWO $841 SSI payments arrive as tax deadline loomsDOUBLE BENEFITS SSI claimants will get two payments worth up to $1,682 next month For example, if your birthday falls between the first and the 10th of the month, you will be paid on the second Wednesday of the month. If your birthday falls between the 11th and...
    BUYING in bulk is almost always a good idea - especially if you have a Costco account. It can save you some cash, plus it means fewer trips to the grocery store. 3A home expert named Allison Weigensberg shared what to do anytime you freeze meatCredit: TikTok/@everythinginplace 3She buys her meat in bulk from Costco then portions it out into freezer bagsCredit: TikTok/@everythinginplace But with meat in bulk, it can quickly go bad if you don't properly store it. Home expert and mom of four, Allison Weigensberg, shared in a video the three things she does everytime she freezes a bulk amount of meat. She wrote in the video's caption: "I also try to freeze it the day I buy it but sometimes life gets in the way." First, as she's separating meat into family sized portions, she advised to roll down your freezer bags at least twice so the outside doesn't get contiminated with "gross meat juice." Read more food tips MEATY REVELATION You’ve been cooking your steak wrong - this hack will make it...
    HOUSEHOLDS will say goodbye to $95 checks, but many will lose more than just that. As Emergency Allotments end, some families are bracing to lose even more benefits. 1SNAP recipients will be getting fewer benefits starting this monthCredit: Getty On Friday, Iowa SNAP recipients went back to receiving pre-pandemic benefits, according to their state website. Total state allocations will decrease by nearly 43 percent, or by about $29.5 million, according to the Iowa Hunger Coalition. About 287,000 Iowa residents receive SNAP, with the average monthly household benefit being $475 as of this past February, reports The Gazette. Before the disaster proclamation that allowed the maximum benefit to be paid out, the average benefit was $220. Read more on SNAPSNAP HAPPY Exact date food stamp benefits worth up to $1,504 will be sent outPAY DATE Exact dates SNAP recipients will get $95 - and it varies based on your details The Iowa Hunger Coalition put out a news release showing how many residents can lose even more benefits, telling the story of an Iowa City woman who said her...
    SHOPPERS are usually looking for the fastest and easiest ways to get what they need, but convenience costs. Fortunately, experts have shared the ways they save big at CVS. 1CVS has over 9,000 locations in the United StatesCredit: Getty Their insights come at a good time. Just weeks since inflation hit a 40-year high, prices are staying put. Across the board, households are paying more for gas and housing. There's also the price spikes shoppers are feeling at the grocery store. Read More in ShoppingHAPPY SHOPPING You've been shopping at Best Buy wrong - here are five ways to save moneySHOPPING SMALL Four items you should never buy at Costco or BJ's Wholesale Club As inflation looks to stay a while, here are six ways you can save during your next run to the drugstore. 1. Shop at the beginning of the month or every Sunday According to the most savvy shoppers, this is when CVS sales begin. Shop on the first of the month or each Sunday to avoid missing out on limited time deals. Most read in MoneyDOUBLE...
    CHILD care can be costly - but an expected state proposal may give parents some relief. New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the state legislature are reportedly hoping to boost child care funding in her first executive budget proposal due on April 1. 1New York is proposing billions in funding for child care The budget may include up to $3billion in child care funding, anonymous sources have told Zach Fink, the host of Off Topic/On Politics podcast. He tweeted yesterday: "GovKathyHochul wants to make it available to those at 300% of poverty level, or families making $120,000 and below. "Would also raise pay for providers. Goal is to get it running this year." Before anything is confirmed, New York state lawmakers and the governor would have to agree on the state budget. Read More on Child care FundingCHILD FRIENDLY Parents could receive $175 child tax credit payment after living costs riseCASH PLEDGE Millions of families to get $100 checks under new stimulus proposal Each house of the legislature has released its own budget proposals, known as the “one-house budgets”....
    HALF a million workers in Massachusetts are in line to get a $500 stimulus check within days. Governor Charlie Baker revealed last week that low-income essential employees will be among the first people to get the payments. 2Half a million workers in Massachusetts are set to get a $500 stimulus checkCredit: Getty 2Gov. Charlie Baker said low-income employees will be among the first to receive the paymentsCredit: Getty The payments are part of the Essential Employee Premium Pay program. It called for checks between $500 and $2,000 to be sent to employees that worked throughout the Covid pandemic, WKRC reported. To be eligible for a $500 check, you must have been a resident of Massachusetts in 2020 and worked. Eligibility for the first round of payments has been determined based on 2020 tax return information. read more on stimulus checksCHECK PLEASE Direct $850 payments could go out in months - check if you would be eligibleFUEL FOR THOUGHT Four more states consider gas tax holidays to help with high fuel costs Claimants must have an income of at least $12,750....
    DIRECT payments worth $500 are going out to nearly half a million Americans this week. The funds are part of the Essential Employee Premium Pay Program, which is providing a total of $460million in aid to workers. 1Legislation for the funds was approved in December The payments going out this week are the first in the two payment program. This legislation was introduced by Gov Charlie Baker's administration and approved by officials in December. This stimulus money is for Massachusetts residents who worked in-person, rather than remote, in 2020. In order to receive the first-round payments, a resident must have claimed at least $12,750 of earned income on 2020 tax returns. Read more on moneyCHECK PLEASE Direct $1,200 payments being sent out NOW - check when the cash will arriveCASHING IN Three stimulus checks and monthly income payments thousands can claim this month According to the office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance, this is the equivalent of working 20 hours a week for 50 weeks at minimum wage as of 2020. The income must also be 300 percent...
    MILLIONS of shoppers enter TJ Maxx every day and may be completely unaware of these money-saving hacks. TJ Maxx offers amazing deals all year round. 1These TJ Maxx hacks will help you save With inflation on the rise and gas prices soaring, finding a deal can feel like a win. We round up five easy shopping hacks to save you money. 1. Shop on Wednesdays Wednesday is the lucky day at TJ Maxx as they typically mark down their items on this day, according to couponers. Read More on Shopping HacksBARGAIN HUNT You've been shopping at Lowe's wrong — here are four ways to save cashHAPPY SHOPPING You've been shopping at Walmart wrong - four tips that will save you $100s This may vary by state and store but Wednesday mornings are usually the best time to grab great deals as markdowns happen after closing. New stock often arrives on Tuesdays through Fridays each week, so Wednesday mornings are bound to be a goldmine for grabbing deals. Plus, with most stores getting new shipments every three to five...
    FINANCIAL help could be coming to Americans in the coming weeks and months. The Child Tax Credit hasn't been sent out to Americans since December 2021, but other beneficial programs are still out there. 1Utah senator Mitt Romney has proposed a new act to offer financial support Utah senator Mitt Romney proposed the Family Security Act that would be similar to the Child Tax Credit. Eligible families with children up to 5 years old would receive $350 a month, and $250 for children 6 to 17-years old. The Child Tax Credit gave families $300 a month for children under 6, and $250 for children between 6 and 17 The bill has yet to be formally proposed but it is being negotiated by both sides of Congress. READ MORE IN STIMULUS MONEYBIG BOOST New $350 monthly ‘family stimulus checks’ could be deposited into accountsNEW CHECK? $800 tax rebate could go to couples in this state to help with inflation Romney's Family Security Act would likely have a work stipulation requiring recipients to work, volunteer, or train for...
    THE third round of March Social Security checks is being sent out on Wednesday to recipients whose birthdays are between March 21 and 30. Americans who receive Social Security benefits can look forward to a 5.9 percent increase in their yearly payment throughout 2022. 1There is a 5.9 percent increase in Social Security benefits due to cost-of-living adjustmentCredit: Getty Payments are increasing due to the updated cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase was implemented to reflect the rapidly rising U.S. inflation rate which is now 7.5%, the highest rate since January 1982. COLA payments are distributed on the second through fourth Wednesdays of every month, and the date is based on the recipient's birthday. For example, if your birthday falls between the first and the 10th of the month, you will be paid on the second Wednesday of the month. If your birthday falls between the 11th and the 20th of the month, you will be paid on the third Wednesday. If your birthday falls between the 21st and the 31st of the month, you will be paid on the fourth...
    THE second round of March Social Security checks is being sent out today to recipients whose birthdays are between March 11 and 20. Nearly 70 million Americans who benefit from Social Security benefits will receive a 5.9 percent increase in their payments throughout 2022. 1Social Security payments are being issued today The income increase comes as a result of the change in the cost of living adjustment. The maximum amount of money someone can get this year is $3,345 a month. All retired workers get $1,657 a month, and everyone gets at least $1,358 a month. Payments go out on the second through fourth Wednesdays of every month. If your birthday falls between the first and the 10th of the month, you will be paid on the second Wednesday of the month. Read more on Social Security CHECK YOUR CALENDAR Deadline for March $2,753 check passes - see if you can apply for AprilMAX OUT How to boost your Social Security to $4,194 a month - the 3 things you need to do If...
    MILLIONS of retirees will get their next Social Security payment worth $1,657 tomorrow. Benefits to seniors born between the 11th and 20th of the month will be sent on March 16. 1Millions of retirees will get Social Security payments worth $1,657 tomorrowCredit: Getty Retired Americans born between the 20th and 31st of the month will get their next monthly SS benefit on March 23. This year, retired workers have seen a boost of $92 on average as their payments have risen from $1,565 to $1,657. The average monthly payment for couples has risen from $2,599 to $2,753 – a jump of $154. Benefits increased in line with the cost-of-living-adjustment rise of 5.9 percent which came into force on January 1. Read more on social securityCHECK YOUR CALENDAR Deadline for March $2,753 check passes - see if you can apply for AprilWATCH YOUR CASH Social Security scam warning as agency says fake texts cost Americans $64m The COLA is calculated based on data from the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which measures changes in the cost of popular goods and services. The...
    COSTCO is known to many households across the world as a place of great deals and huge savings. However, a TikTok user who goes by "Couponcutiecanada" has revealed there are some items you shouldn't buy at the warehouse club. 1Costco customers should refrain from buying is the Kirkland toilet paperCredit: Instagram One of the items she recommends not to buy at Costco is Cheez-It crackers. She said: "These items can get couponed for less at other stores." The next item Costco customers should refrain from buying is the Kirkland toilet paper, according to a former employee. Tess Robison said to BestLife: "[It is] one of the worst products, in my opinion as a former Costco employee. Read more about CostcoAISLE BE DAMNED Costco membership fee may increase this year for the first time since 2017GROCERY GUIDE Why the Costco aisles aren't labeled - it makes you spend more than necessary "It is one of the cheapest toilet papers out there." "Even though it seems like it's priced cheaper than other brands, you will end up using it much...