Join Facebook’s $100k Challenge

Join Facebook's $100k Challenge

(FinancialHealth.net) – Hateful memes (photos with captions) on Facebook have long been an issue. As the social media network has grown, moderation of this type of content is mostly done by artificial intelligence (AI). In order to teach the computer programs to recognize offensive material, researchers need a lot of it. So, the company is […]

Credit Cards: Are “Reward Points” Really Worth It?

Why Rewards Credit Cards Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be

(FinancialHealth.net) – Rewards credit cards seem like such a great option. You get to have a line of credit to spend as needed and earn rewards each time you use the cards. While this may sound like a great deal to many, rewards cards aren’t actually all they’re cracked up to be. Not all incentives […]

Turning Down Work? No Unemployment for You

Turning Down Work? No Unemployment for You

(FinancialHealth.net) – When Congress and President Donald Trump passed the CARES Act, they made sure the law boosted unemployment benefits. There’s now a concern some Americans will turn down jobs in favor of sitting at home and collecting aid from the government. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin isn’t going to let that happen. On May 19, […]

How to Make $60/hr From Home

How to Make $60/hr From Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – Would you like to earn enough money to live a comfortable life — all without needing to leave your home to commute to work every day? This isn’t just a pipe dream! If you happen to have a little bit of talent for math and a willingness to become your own boss, you […]

Trump’s Moo-ve to Aid Farmers

Trump's Moo-ve to Aid Farmers

(FinancialHealth.net) – We recently reported about the beating the agricultural industry is taking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump announced his administration planned to spend $3 billion to help them. Now, we’re learning the government is injecting even more cash into the industry. On May 19, President Donald Trump and Agriculture […]

5 Ways to Exercise Your Brain

(FinancialHealth.net) – As the years pass by, it can feel like it’s harder to remember certain things, including childhood events. This is normal as we age but may leave some feeling frustrated and lost. Keeping mental acuity in check at all times is an important part of mental health. Just like the heart and respiratory […]

ALERT! FBI Issues New COVID-19 Scam Warning!

ALERT! FBI Issues New COVID-19 Scam Warning!

(FinancialHealth.net) – As states begin to reopen, many people are realizing the jobs they were furloughed from are gone. The University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute thinks roughly 42% of the recent furloughs and layoffs will be permanent. That means a lot of workers are going to be job searching. It also means scammers are […]

How to Keep a Smartphone Running Longer

(FinancialHealth.net) – Smartphones help us in many ways and have become an irreplaceable tool to complete tasks and stay connected with others. While they start off with lots of speed and stamina, they tend to slow down after a while. A slow phone is not just a hassle, it costs users money too! Here are […]

Unemployment Checks Halted by Fraud

Unemployment Checks Halted by Fraud

(FinancialHealth.net) – Millions of people across the country have applied for unemployment over the last couple of months as COVID-19 has wrecked the economy. Of course, people are trying to take advantage of the crisis for their own personal gain. That’s exactly what happened in Washington state recently. Late last week, state officials announced they […]

How to Escape a Timeshare

How to Escape a Timeshare

(FinancialHealth.net) – Timeshares can seem like such a great investment for the traveler who can’t necessarily afford to purchase and maintain a new property outright. Most are nestled into vacation hotspots with plenty of access to local amenities and a distinctly home-like feel. For the right purchaser, they can become like a second home available […]

“Creating” Cash to Stimulate Economy

"Creating" Cash to Stimulate Economy

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 has decimated the US economy. The federal government, along with the Federal Reserve, is trying to get it back on track. Everyone seems to be doing their part, and so far, there have been results. The Fed, however, is making a move that might cause big problems down the road. According to […]

Small Spending Habits Can Cost Big Money

Small Spending Habits That are Costing You Big Money

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s only a few dollars. It’s not a big deal to grab that cup of coffee every morning or that snack during work. While it may seem like only a few dollars at the time, add up all of those purchases that have been made and think about how much is really being […]

Major Retailers Rewarding Essential Employees

Major Retailers Rewarding Essential Employees

(FinancialHealth.net) – We’re now several months into this pandemic, and COVID-19 is continuing to sicken and kill people at an alarming rate. Still, essential workers are waking up every day and heading off to work despite the danger that awaits them. Some major retailers are now showing their appreciation for their frontline employees. Sam’s Club […]

Farmers Helped in Major Way

Trump Just Helped Farmers in a Big Way

(FinancialHealth.net) – President Trump announced plans to help farmers by withdrawing a proposed rule from the end of the Obama Administration. Trump told a group of farmers in Austin, TX at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference he’s working to protect their water rights: “I am proud to announce that I am taking another step […]

Losing Sleep Over Money?

Losing Sleep Over Money?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Financial troubles are no fun. They can literally keep you up at night. That’s dangerous for a number of reasons, but there are steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the sleep you need. Research shows chronic stress can lead to a number of health problems including heart disease, anxiety and […]

Text Message Scams That Threaten Your Finances

Text Message Scams and How They Threaten Your Finances

(FinancialHealth.net) – Text messages are easy to send and receive, allowing people to communicate at their will instead of when the other person answers the phone. However, don’t think that just because you’re texting you no longer have to deal with telephone scams. Sure they may not call you at all hours of the day, […]

Stimulus Not Same for All

Stimulus Not Same for All

(FinancialHealth.net) – The CARES Act allows most Americans to receive stimulus payments, but the rollout has been a bit rocky. Some people haven’t received checks; in other cases deceased people are getting the money. Now, certain groups aren’t getting what they think they’re owed, and the government is explaining why. Here’s why your stimulus payment […]

2020’s 5 Best Budget Apps

2020’s 5 Best Budget Apps

(FinancialHealth.net) – Our world is changing. While budgeting and penny pinching becomes more important than ever, technology rapidly expands to help make it easier, more efficient, and more effective than ever. There is no longer a need to pour hours into careful calculations with paper and pen. Now, you can use one of these apps […]

New COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

New COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is still causing suffering across the United States. Millions of Americans are out of work, and now they have to worry about becoming the victims of scams as well. Fraudsters are targeting as many people as they can, but retirees are at a particularly high risk. Knowing what to look […]

10 Ways to Work From Home

The 10 Best Jobs You Can Do at Home at Any Age

(FinancialHealth.net) – Many people choose to work a job from home, so they can take charge of their career and financial future. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a home-based job, you may be wondering what options you have. There are many great work-at-home job opportunities to consider. We’ll share with you the […]

Trump to China: Put Up or Shut Up

Trump to China: Put Up or Shut Up

(FinancialHealth.net) – Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, President Donald Trump and the Chinese government signed a “Phase 1” trade agreement. Just 5 months later, reports are claiming officials in Beijing are unhappy with the agreement and want to renegotiate it. The commander-in-chief, however, isn’t interested. During the May 11 coronavirus press conference, reporters asked Trump […]

IRS Says Deceased Must Return Stimulus

IRS Says Deceased Must Return Stimulus

(FinancialHealth.net) – Last week we told you about the IRS sending Economic Impact Payments to dead people. The government was rushing to send money to the American people to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis, and in the process, it made several mistakes. That doesn’t mean Uncle Sam doesn’t want the money back. On […]

Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned About Probate

Which of These Items is Not Generally Included in Probate?

(FinancialHealth.net) – There are two certainties in life: death and taxes; and in most cases, one leads to another by way of probate and estate taxes. One method for ensuring your loved ones are taken care of financially, regardless of probate, is purchasing a life insurance policy. Planning for Probate Doing what you can to […]

Trump to Shower Farmers With Cash

Trump to Shower Farmers With Cash

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the US economy hard. The agricultural industry, in particular, is suffering. Fortunately, this hasn’t gone unnoticed by President Donald Trump and he is stepping in to help. On May 9, Trump announced the federal government will be purchasing $3 billion in agricultural products. Starting early next week, at […]

4 Assets You Didn’t Know You Had

4 Assets You Didn’t Know You Had

(FinancialHealth.net) – You’re richer than you think! If you’re glancing down at your wallet right now scoffing at what you just read, you’re not alone. All too often we consider money – either in cash form or digital form – to be the only true “asset” we have; that’s simply not true. Hidden in the […]

American Dollar Outed by China

American Dollar Outed by China

(FinancialHealth.net) – In 2019, the financial world started buzzing with the rumor China, the European Union and Russia wanted to move away from the US dollar. According to experts, the countries want to undercut America’s importance. Now, China is making waves by testing the first official digital currency. For decades, the US dollar has been […]

Book in Advance for Reasonable Airfare Prices

How Far In Advance Should You Book a Flight to Get the Cheapest Possible Price?

(FinancialHealth.net) – It might be a good idea to start planning the next vacation a lot sooner than later. According to a study done by CheapAir.com, booking your flight an average of 76 days in advance will increase your odds of grabbing the lowest prices. The study analyzed over 917 million airfares and discovered travelers […]

401k Drained Due to COVID-19

401k Drained Due to COVID-19

(FinancialHealth.net) – The coronavirus outbreak is devastating the American workforce. More than 30 million people have lost their jobs in the US over the last couple of months. Some of them have had to withdraw a substantial amount of money from their retirement funds to survive the pandemic. In March, Congress passed the CARES Act […]

7 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill

7 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill

(FinancialHealth.net) – Cable used to be fairly priced. While never truly cheap, it was something most American households could budget for and enjoy without too much effort. These days, it’s a heck of a lot different. Thanks to crackdowns on the industry and an ever-expanding list of competitors offering access to online streaming services, prices […]

Free Weekly Credit Reports… for a Year!

Free Weekly Credit Reports… for a Year!

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing millions of people to lose their jobs. This is leading to a great deal of uncertainty. Now, Americans will be able to keep track of their financial health by receiving free weekly credit reports. Americans can usually receive one free report per year from TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. […]

VA Benefits Some May Not Know About

VA Benefits You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

(FinancialHealth.net) – Do you know a veteran who is struggling with health and finances? Or maybe you’re a veteran who feels discouraged with daily living? Fortunately, there’s an array of benefits available to those who qualify. With everything from affordable healthcare to getting a home loan, tapping into the right resources can be extremely beneficial. […]

Why Israel Is Sending US Millions

Why Israel Is Sending US Millions

(FinancialHealth.net) – It’s common knowledge the United States sends billions of dollars in aid to Israel every year. It’s not often the transaction goes the other way. However, that’s exactly what’s happening. The largest bank in the country is paying America hundreds of millions of dollars. The Department of Justice recently announced Bank Hapoalim will […]

FICO’s Plan to Change Credit Score Models

(FinancialHealth.net) – Your credit score is one of the most important aspects of your financial health. That score impacts nearly everything from your ability to buy a car to whether you can take out a loan. Consumers now fear changes to the way their scores are measured may hurt more than help. FICO, the analytics […]

Did Your Dead Loved One Get a Stimulus and You Didn’t?

Did Your Dead Loved One Get a Stimulus and You Didn't?

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April, after the first round of Economic Impact Payments were deposited in Americans’ accounts, a US lawmaker sounded an alarm. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said dead people were receiving stimulus deposits. Weeks later, this is still a problem. Massie alerted the public in a tweet on April 15. Ok this is insane, […]

Do You Withhold Enough Taxes?

(FinancialHealth.net) – If you’re one that struggles to understand withholding taxes or how they impact your paycheck and your end-of-year filing, rest assured you’re not alone. Taxes are one of just two certainties in life and the subject can be confusing for many people. Like most laws, those involving taxes are subject to change, sometimes […]

Trump Pulls Plug on Power Grid Attacks

Trump Pulls Plug on Power Grid Attacks

(FinancialHealth.net) – President Donald Trump is trying to keep the US safe during an unprecedented time in history. Not only is he dealing with one of the worst pandemics since the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak, he’s also worried about cyberattacks. The last problem is why he issued an executive order on May 1 to defend […]

Do People Constantly Ask For Money?

Do People Constantly Ask For Money?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Your friend is laid off from a job they expected to work for the rest of their lives. Your adult child needs urgent dental work they can’t afford. A neighbor’s dog is struck by a vehicle and needs urgent surgery. Your niece needs $10,000 to buy her first home. No matter who is […]

Cancel the Rent: Who Helps the Landlord?

Cancel the Rent: Who Helps the Landlord?

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting a lot of people financially. One of the ways that some officials want to make it easier on families is by canceling rent. Not everyone thinks that’s such a great idea though. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), known as AOC, and other Democrats are pushing the “#CancelRent” movement. They […]

7 Celebrities Who Went From Bank to Broke

7 Celebrities Who Had it All and are Broke

(FinancialHealth.net) – There’s an old adage that says the more money you have, the problems come your way. Rapper Notorious B.I.G. summed this up as “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” quipping the phrase when he himself was originally coming into money for the first time. Sadly, Notorious never got to enjoy his money; his life was […]

DeVos Caught! Hand in COVID-19 Cookie Jar

DeVos Caught! Hand in COVID-19 Cookie Jar

(FinancialHealth.net) – In March, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced her department would stop efforts to collect student loan debt for 60 days. She said it was to relieve stress on Americans who are trying to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act also prohibits the government from garnishing borrowers’ wages through September 30. […]

Get Connected: Internet Basics for Beginners

Get Connected: Internet Basics for Beginners

(FinancialHealth.net) –  When you don’t have much experience with the Internet, your first few forays into web surfing can feel a lot like traveling through the Wild West. There’s so much to see, do, learn, and experience! Yet, it can be difficult to know what sites to trust or how to find what you need, […]

No Stimulus Check? 5 Reasons Why

No Stimulus Check? 5 Reasons Why

(FinancialHealth.net) – Millions of Americans have begun receiving the Economic Impact Payments promised in the CARES Act. Many families are still waiting, though. If you’re one of the people who have not seen a penny, there could be a few reasons for that. Here are some of the reasons the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may […]

Affordable Fashion Frenzy at Your Fingertips

(FinancialHealth.net)- For some, clothing is an art form and the latest fashions are all they can think about — whether they can afford them or not. The bottom line is that finding a cute, comfortable and functioning high-end wardrobe can get expensive. That’s why so many people turn to pre-worn clothing to get their fix […]

Will COVID-19 Kill Small Business?

Will COVID-19 Kill Small Business?

(FinancialHealth.net) – On April 27, small business owners were able to begin applying for a second round of loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Unfortunately, the government’s help isn’t going to be enough for many companies. Experts are now predicting a wave of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. Small businesses across the US have had […]

Save Big On Your Next New Ride

Don’t Buy Another New Car Until You Read This

(FinancialHealth.net) – Purchasing a car? Before moving forward, understand how to shop for and/or finance a car in a way that makes sense for your budget. Car dealerships are notorious for milking people and bluffing about the actual condition of the vehicles in their lot; don’t get caught up in their drama. Skip Dealer Financing […]

Trump: China Will Pay for COVID-19 Fallout

Trump: China Will Pay for COVID-19 Fallout

(FinancialHealth.net) – There’s a lot of anger directed at China for the way it’s handled the COVID-19 outbreak. The United States is even investigating to see if the virus was created in a Wuhan lab. President Donald Trump is now saying there are ways to “hold them accountable.” During the April 27 coronavirus update, the […]

Credit Cards: Is Canceling Always the Best Option?

When Should You Cancel an Unused Credit Card?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Between paying down debt and boosting your credit score, balancing finances can be a challenge. The ultimate goal is to have enough buying power to make major purchases at a stellar interest rate. If you’ve tried and tried but your credit rating is stuck, take a closer look. Have an unused credit card? […]

Tyson Fowls Up Pork Ops

Tyson Fowls Up Pork Ops

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is causing all sorts of problems in the US. One issue is with the food supply chain, specifically meat processing plants. Now, Tyson Foods is sounding alarms while workers cry foul. The company recently purchased full-page ads in the New York Times, The Washington Post and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to warn Americans […]

When Crooks Come Calling

(FinancialHealth.net) – The phone rings and you’re hoping it is someone you’ve been longing to talk to. Instead, it’s a stranger asking you to donate to a charity. Depending on your financial situation, your first reaction may be to give and use the donation as a tax write-off while doing some good in the world. […]

CARES Boost Benefits

CARES Boost Benefits

(FinancialHealth.net) – More than 26 million Americans have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent NPR report. That has led to a huge spike in unemployment claims that are crashing systems across the country. The good news is benefits for people who are out of work are getting a boost from […]

3 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 […]

PPP Loans Round Two

PPP Loans Round Two

(FinancialHealth.net) – Small businesses were finally able to file for the help they needed on April 27 as the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans began. Well, that was the plan. Unfortunately, the rollout was reminiscent of the first, and the system was plagued with glitches again. According to a CNN report, the […]

Revealed! 5 Secret State Assistance Maneuvers

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 clear who could apply. Many, like Indiana, focused on giving notice to the self-employed and gig economy, but didn’t make it obvious to others who qualified, like those who were […]

Egg Pricing a Bit Scrambled

Egg Pricing a Bit Scrambled

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is leading to a war over eggs. That’s right, the food we all love for breakfast is causing big conflicts. In the last week, there have been two lawsuits filed accusing companies of raising the cost of the kitchen staple and price-gouging consumers. On April 23, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued […]

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. […]

Don’t Judge an Auto Loan by Its Interest Rate

Don't Judge an Auto Loan by Its Interest Rate

(FinancialHealth.net) – Automakers are trying hard to drum up business during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re offering attractive deals to buyers for vehicles that are sitting on car lots across the country. Before you rush out and purchase a new ride, there are some facts you should consider. According to a recent CNN report, Hyundai and […]

6 Effective Steps to Protect Your Privacy

(FinancialHealth.net) – Worldwide, 40% of consumers have dealt with the consequences of identity theft one or more times. Private information is accessed maliciously every day, leaving victims responsible for recovering the stolen money and repairing the damage done to their finances by the attack. Identity thieves are cunning, but their efforts can be stopped by […]

American Workers Lose More Than Income

American Workers Lose More Than Income

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is ravaging the US economy. The coronavirus outbreak has wiped out almost all the jobs gained since the Great Recession, according to CNBC. Now, millions of American workers could be without health insurance in the middle of a global pandemic. According to a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), an estimated […]

Dementia: Where To Seek 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 […]

More Conservative Judges Heading to the Bench

More Conservative Judges Heading to the Bench

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is causing a lot of uncertainty in the country, even forcing Congress to grind nearly to a halt. With the Senate out until May, the upper chamber has held pro forma sessions in attempts to get the stimulus packages through. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants Americans to know the virus […]

Meal Planning Benefits

Why Everyone Should Be Meal Planning

(FinancialHealth.net) – Sticker shock in the checkout line is a common experience. No matter how conservative a shopper might be, the final total can easily add up to more than they want to spend. One solution? Meal planning. Many people do it and it isn’t just about saving money, though that’s certainly one added perk. […]

Social Security Gets Clean Bill of Health?

Social Security Gets Clean Bill of Health?

(FinancialHealth.net) – On April 22, the Social Security Board of Trustees issued their annual report about the health of the program. For the most part, not much has changed. There’s a big hole in the report, though, and it might be cause for worry. According to the Board of Trustees, the trusts that help pay […]

Determine the Real Value of Your Time

(FinancialHealth.net) – If “time is money,” how do you determine what your time worth? Knowing the answer to that question will give you the tools you need to make a more educated decision about how you spend your time and what you’re willing to trade for it. For example, once you know what your time […]

Seized Stimulus Payments Under Fire

Seized Stimulus Payments Under Fire

(FinancialHealth.net) – Last week, we told you about the possibility Americans could have their Economic Impact Payments seized by banks to pay debts. That’s exactly what happened. The government is now investigating. On April 21, the Washington Post reported on an anonymous source in the Treasury Department who said the agency’s legal counsel was reviewing […]

Insurance: How Often Jewelry Needs Reappraised

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, […]

Drug Store Rolls Out Testing Sites

Drug Store Rolls Out Testing Sites

(FinancialHealth.net) – President Donald Trump wants to open America for business again as soon as possible. Medical experts agree the safest way to make that happen is by testing more people to make sure they aren’t COVID-19 carriers. That’s what makes an announcement from the drug store Rite Aid so exciting. On April 18, the […]

Save Pre-Tax Dollars With This Account

Which Type of Account Saves Pre-Tax Dollars?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Maybe you just breathed a sigh of relief because all the bills are paid and you have a bit of extra cash, but that sudden intake of air sparked a sharp pain from an impacted wisdom tooth. Or maybe you’re on a first name basis at the ER because one of your kids […]

COVID-19 Urging Jobs Back to American Soil

COVID-19 Urging Jobs Back to American Soil

(FinancialHealth.net) – For decades, Americans have lost jobs as the companies they worked for moved overseas. This outsourcing hasn’t just resulted in job loss, though. The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing a bigger problem, and now US companies are feeling the pressure to come back home. The United States is heavily reliant on China for its […]

Budgeting: Why It Still Matters

Why Budget?

(FinancialHealth.net) – We talk about budgeting quite frequently, but what exactly is a budget? A budget is a tool that allows us to easily assess our income versus our expenditures. The result is a clear tool we can use to better understand our overall finances and set clear money management goals. Our bills are paid […]

3 Smart Ideas For Stimulus Spending

3 Smart Ideas For Stimulus Spending

(FinancialHealth.net) – The coronavirus is causing a lot of suffering across the United States. The virus isn’t just making people physically ill; it’s causing financial problems as well. CNN reported in March that Congress recognized the problem and approved Economic Impact Payments to help Americans through the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what should people spend the […]

Life Insurance: Unexpected Cost and Eligibility Factors

Which of These Can Affect Your Cost and Eligibility for Life Insurance?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Do you have life insurance? Is it enough? Nearly 60% of people in the U.S. have some type of life insurance, but 20% of those admit they don’t have enough to cover the anticipated expenses after they pass away. So what’s stopping people from buying a policy — or raising their coverage amount? […]

COVID-19 Hits the Heartland

COVID-19 Hits the Heartland

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is causing major problems for Americans who grow and produce our food. ABC News reports that businesses, schools and restaurants are closed and not buying the amount of food they were before the pandemic. As a result, farmers are suffering financially as they throw tons of food away. The federal government is […]

3 Clues You Need to Change Your Withholdings

3 Clues You Need to Change Your Withholdings

(FinancialHealth.net) – Tis the season! 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 […]

Stimulus Money Not Safe

Stimulus Money Not Safe

(FinancialHealth.net) – Millions of Americans will receive Economic Impact Payments from the government this week. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started sending payments via direct deposit on April 11. Unfortunately, some citizens may not get all of or any of their money. When Congress passed the CARES Act, the COVID-19 aid bill, they prevented the […]

Insulation: Year Round Money Saver

Which-Type-of-Home-Insulation-Saves-You-Money-Year-Round

(FinancialHealth.net) – One of the cornerstones of a healthy financial lifestyle is saving money on home expenses. Ensuring your home is energy efficient throughout the entire year is a great way to save money on your utility bills. Let’s take a look at the different insulation types you can use in your home. How Insulation […]

Vets Step Up in Solidarity

Vets Step Up In Solidarity

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 and its economic fallout are affecting nearly all Americans, and US veterans aren’t immune. They’ve also lost their jobs and need help to make it through the pandemic. That’s why vet organizations are getting involved. The Wounded Warrior Project has set aside $10 million to help sick, wounded and injured service members […]

Keeping Your Loved One Safe in a Nursing Home

(FinancialHealth.net) – Caring for an aging parent, especially one in poor health, can be a full-time job. Senior care requires more time and attention than many have to spare. For this reason, it’s common to turn to nursing homes for support during this particularly challenging season of life. Nursing homes are often better equipped to […]

Stimulus Anxiety? IRS Has Your Back

Stimulus Anxiety? IRS Has Your Back

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 has left many Americans in a financial mess. President Donald Trump and Congress recognized that and passed an emergency bill in March. The CARES Act promised Economic Impact Payments to most citizens, and soon those people will be able to track their stimulus funds. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is launching a […]

403(b) vs 401(k) Retirement Accounts: Which is Better?

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 […]

FBI Uncovers COVID-19 Scam

FBI Uncovers COVID-19 Scam

(FinancialHealth.net) – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing medical supply shortages across the country. Healthcare workers on the frontlines are especially short on personal protective equipment (PPE). As a result, states are trying to acquire the gear from wherever they can, which has led to at least one large scam. On March 26, California’s Service Employees […]

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, […]

China Caught Hiding More COVID-19 Research

China Caught Hiding More COVID-19 Research

(FinancialHealth.net) – President Donald Trump and the Chinese government are butting heads over the origins of the novel coronavirus. China insists the United States created it, and Americans believe it began in the communist country. However, a new report accuses Beijing of trying to control the research released by Chinese universities. An April 12 report […]

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 […]

4 COVID-19 Money 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 are closing down during the COVID-19 outbreak. The closures are leaving millions of people without jobs. Fortunately, there are ways to save some money while you’re on lockdown. Here are […]

Do You Know Where Your Donations Are Going?

(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 […]

COVID-19 Infecting Small Businesses

COVID-19 Infecting Small Businesses

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is hitting the US economy hard. While almost all industries are feeling the pain, small businesses are really suffering. It’s so bad that many owners are now saying they may have to shut their doors permanently. The US Chamber of Commerce and MetLife asked about 500 companies with fewer than 500 employees […]

This is the 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. […]

Stimulus Causes Chaos for Small Business

Stimulus Causes Chaos for Small Business

(FinancialHealth.net) – On March 27, President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act into law. The $2.2 trillion stimulus package is meant to boost the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, small business owners aren’t getting much relief. When lawmakers wrote the law, they added a provision allowing businesses with 500 employees or fewer to apply […]

Best Part-time Jobs for Retirees

(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 […]

Cop Proves We Are in This Together

Cop Proves We Are in This Together

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is causing medical supply shortages across the country. Doctors, nurses and other first responders are having trouble finding personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep themselves safe while they fight to save lives. A Vermont state trooper heard about what was happening and decided to help. State Police Detective Trooper Robert Zink is […]

Exactly 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 minds 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 […]

Military Families Strengthen America’s Core Values

Military Families Strengthen America's Core Values

(FinancialHealth.net) – People across the country are cooped up in their homes while federal and state officials try to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and students are working from home during this time, and some of them are finding it a bit difficult. That’s why an organization composed of Gold Star families is stepping in […]

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. The most important step to protecting […]

COVID-19 Threatens USPS

COVID-19 Threatens USPS

(FinancialHealth.net) – The US Postal Service (USPS) employs hundreds of thousands of Americans. Those employees are still working to deliver mail in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some lawmakers are warning the country that all of those jobs may disappear as the Postal Service runs out of money. On March 23, Chairwoman of the […]

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 […]

WARNING: New COVID-19 Scams

WARNING: New COVID-19 Scams

(FinancialHealth.net) – The coronavirus pandemic isn’t just making people sick, it’s putting them at risk of being scammed. Over the last few weeks, government agencies have been warning Americans about various plots to steal their money and personal information. Now, the IRS and other agencies are alerting the public to more COVID-19 schemes. On April […]

Increase Net Worth With This Choice

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(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 […]

SSI Benefits vs COVID-19

SSI Benefits vs COVID-19

(FinancialHealth.net) – Over 67 million Americans collect Social Security. With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, one question on many people’s minds is how the pandemic will affect their Social Security benefits. Your financial health is a priority now more than ever, so it’s important to set your mind at ease. The Social Security Administration shared this […]

Saving for the Future: Acorns?

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 […]

Facebook’s Finest Feature Yet

Facebook's Finest Feature Yet

(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 is forcing millions of Americans to shelter in their homes. People over age 65 and those with underlying health problems are particularly vulnerable to the virus’ effects. That leaves groups who are high-risk without a way to get groceries, walk their pets and do other necessary activities. Facebook is stepping in to […]

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