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Child Tax Credit Expands as Misused COVID Program Exits, Putting Children First

Child Tax Credit Expands as Misused COVID Program Exits, Putting Children First

During a private meeting with senators, IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel was asked by the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to provide his evaluation of a concerning report.

Jan 29, 2024 04:08 AM EST


Emergency Fund

No More Money Worries: The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund provides a sense of security and reduces stress because you know you've got a buffer between you and these unexpected costs. So, how do you go about building one? Let's break it down.

Jan 27, 2024 07:00 AM EST


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Massive Layoffs at Microsoft: 1,900 Employees Axed Post $69B Activision Blizzard Deal

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer told employees Thursday that the gaming workforce would be reduced by 1,900, or approximately 8% of its gaming division.

Jan 26, 2024 05:13 PM EST


U.S. Growth Slows, But Resilience Shines Through

U.S. Growth Slows 3.3%, But Resilience Shines Through

The US economy was predicted to have entered a recession by now due to a decline in borrowing and expenditure due to the highest interest rates in twenty years.

Jan 26, 2024 12:13 AM EST


Debt

Escape the Debt Trap: Proven Strategies to Get Out of Debt Fast!

I was once in your shoes, drowning in a sea of college loans and credit card debt. But I got out, here's how.

Jan 25, 2024 03:23 PM EST


Bitcoin train Choo Choo

How to Invest in Bitcoin for Beginners

We won't spend too much time explaining why Bitcoin is booming right now - you can read this here - but I'll give you a hint: It has something to do with the fact ...

Jan 25, 2024 12:29 PM EST


Americans Feeling More Optimistic as Prices Cool and Paychecks Increase

Americans Feel More Optimistic as Prices Cool and Paychecks Increase

Americans are beginning to feel more optimistic about the economy and inflation after a protracted period of pessimism; this development might support consumer spending, spur economic growth, and perhaps have an impact on President Joe Biden's electoral prospects.

Jan 25, 2024 09:45 AM EST


Record Close for S&P 500 Fueled by Tech Boom, Netflix Exceeds Revenue Expectations

Record Close for S&P 500 Fueled by Tech Boom, Netflix Exceeds Revenue Expectations

On Wednesday, markets concluded in a mixed bag, with tech stocks leading the way as the S&P 500 recorded its fourth consecutive record finish.

Jan 25, 2024 08:31 AM EST


Uncertainty Clouds Future of Student Loan Relief After Program Expires

Uncertainty Clouds Future of Student Loan Relief After Program Expires

According to new data provided by the Education Department, over 3.7 million Americans have collectively received over $136 billion in student loan forgiveness-an unparalleled degree of relief.

Jan 24, 2024 08:52 PM EST


2024 Tax Season Could Bring Fatter Refunds - Here's Why

2024 Tax Season Could Bring Fatter Refunds - Here's Why

When government benefits from the pandemic-era expired last year and they received a lesser tax return check, many Americans were taken aback. What the public may anticipate this year is a question that is raised by that unpleasant revelation.

Jan 24, 2024 10:50 AM EST


Can Crypto Recover? Why Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum's Sudden Slump Matters

Can Crypto Recover? Why Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum's Sudden Slump Matters

Tuesday saw a decline in a number of significant cryptocurrencies as investors considered the potential effects of money inflows into the market following the U.S. the first spot Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over two weeks ago on January 10, 2024.

Jan 24, 2024 10:05 AM EST


Can Taxing the Rich Save Vermont? Wealth Tax Divides Green Mountain State

Can Taxing the Rich Save Vermont? Wealth Tax Divides Green Mountain State

Legislators in Vermont are joining a growing national effort led by Democrats, who think the measures will gain support as states deal with post-pandemic budget squeezes, by presenting legislation this week that would levy extra taxes on the richest people of the state.

Jan 24, 2024 06:32 AM EST


Inflation & Potential Social Security Tax Hits in 10 States

Inflation & Potential Social Security Tax Hits in 10 States

Over 15 million Americans over 65 who are in poverty have considered Social Security as a lifeline, as they are lifted out of it each year by the program, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

Jan 24, 2024 05:58 AM EST


Wall Street Bets on "Trillion-Dollar Company" Crown Jewel

Wall Street Bets on "Trillion-Dollar Company" Crown Jewel

Thousands of bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists, and other wealthy people swarm Union Square in San Francisco each year to chase transactions.

Jan 24, 2024 12:24 AM EST


Hedge Funds Rake in Record Profits as Markets Roar Back

Hedge Funds Rake in Record Profits as Markets Roar Back

20 top fund managers earned $67 billion in gains for investors in 2023, compared to $65 billion during the pandemic-era boom in 2021, according to research released on Monday by LCH Investments, a hedge fund.

Jan 23, 2024 06:02 PM EST


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