Personal finance

NoDerog | E+ | Getty Images Millions of families are counting on government stimulus payments to get some financial relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, some are opening their bank accounts to find an unwelcome surprise: payments that exclude their qualifying children. Many complaints are coming from one particular group: individuals who are receiving government
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Image Source | Getty Images When it comes to coronavirus stimulus checks, many say $1,200 isn’t enough. Millions of those one-time payments are still on their way to Americans. The coronavirus shutdown, however, could have economic effects for months. Now, political leaders are turning to proposals for putting more income in Americans’ hands. “Others have
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Employee Linda Tarkenton holds a blank U.S. Treasury check before it’s run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia. Getty Images People who receive benefits through either the Department of Veterans Affairs or Supplemental Security Income who have children have a new deadline if they want to get all of the
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(Credit: Getty | PeopleImages) When the government launched a web tool on April 15 so that eligible Americans could find out the status of their coronavirus stimulus payments, Jake Koepke was eager to log on. But the central Wisconsin resident, 34, was disappointed to find himself shut out after three failed attempts to get onto
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freemixer | E+ | Getty Images Social Security beneficiaries who do not typically file tax returns have until tomorrow to tell the government to include their dependent children in their stimulus payments.  The U.S. government is in the process of deploying one-time checks of up to $1,200 to Americans who qualify, including those receiving Social
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Raymond Boyd Some big restaurant chains have gotten called out in recent days for using a loophole in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief law to access loan money earmarked for smaller businesses. Potbelly Sandwich Shop, for example, got a $10 million loan from the Paycheck Protection Program — the upper lending limit. Ruth’s Chris Steak House got
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miodrag ignjatovic Younger Americans are eager to eat and drink out in public again. They will, however, likely shy away in large numbers from festivals, sports venues and international trips for a while once conoravirus lockdowns are lifted across the U.S., perhaps preferring to shop online from home while waiting to see how vaccine trials
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Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility February 11, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Thomas Cain | Getty Images If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits, you will get your coronavirus stimulus payment automatically, the government said on Wednesday. The payments will come the same way you
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Yuka Ioroi, co-owner of Cassava restaurant on Balboa Street in San Francisco manages take-out orders on April 8, 2020. San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images Nearly 7.5 million small businesses are at risk of closing their doors permanently over the next several months if the coronavirus pandemic persists, according to a survey. Around two-thirds
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Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Small businesses are clamoring for funds from a new forgivable loan program to combat the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic. But
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