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‘One more check is not enough’: 54 progressive Democrats urge Biden to add recurring direct payments to COVID-19 relief package

Over 50 progressive Democrats urged President Joe Biden on Thursday to consider sending recurring stimulus checks to Americans. The letter, signed by Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others, doesn’t specify an amount, but the group has previously shown support for $US2,000. Biden has proposed a one-time direct payment of […]
‘One more check is not enough’: 54 progressive Democrats urge Biden to add recurring direct payments to COVID-19 relief package
Tech

Coronavirus relief checks could arrive as soon as 3 weeks for some Americans, but it could take longer if you didn’t set up direct deposit information when you filed your taxes

Americans will receive their relief checks from the government in about three weeks, according to the stimulus package deal the Senate approved on Wednesday, but for some, it could take longer. The US Senate passed a $US2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday to help Americans deal with the economic fallout of […]
Coronavirus relief checks could arrive as soon as 3 weeks for some Americans, but it could take longer if you didn’t set up direct deposit information when you filed your taxes
Markets

The economic crisis from the coronavirus could lead to ‘disaster socialism’ that briefly extends basic social benefits other countries already have

The full economic toll from the coronavirus won’t be known for months, but low-income Americans are most at risk. “Because of that vulnerability, it means they will feel the impact first and probably most acutely,” Dr. Diana Hernandez of Columbia University told Business Insider. It could lead to a renewed […]
The economic crisis from the coronavirus could lead to ‘disaster socialism’ that briefly extends basic social benefits other countries already have
Markets

Banks Mark Up Costs For Bounced Checks By As Much As 470,000 per cent

[credit provider=”Flickr / pushthisbutton” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorislouwes/6739052883/in/photostream/”] Hardly anyone pays with a check these days, but that hasn’t stopped big banks from gouging people who bounce them.Banks may mark up processing charges by as much as 470,000 per cent, according to author David Cay Johnson, who discusses various forms of price gouging […]
Banks Mark Up Costs For Bounced Checks By As Much As 470,000 per cent
Markets

How To Avoid That Uncomfortable Moment At Dinner When The Check Arrives

[credit provider=”Alexander Bohn/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fish2000/5717419858/”] To celebrate National Friendship Day, let’s talk about one of the most common awkward money issue that comes up with friends. When you’re dining out with friends and the check arrives, things can turn uncomfortable quickly. Is the tip included? Should the cost be divided evenly? […]
How To Avoid That Uncomfortable Moment At Dinner When The Check Arrives
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Why Paper Checks Haven’t Gone The Way Of The Dodo

[credit provider=”flickr/virtualsugar” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualsugar/6695741245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] With mobile wallets, online checking accounts and person-to-person electronic payments all the rage, and direct deposit old news at this point, the personal paper check is beginning to look understandably silly and cumbersome.Why, with all this technology at our fingertips do we need to actually write something […]
Why Paper Checks Haven’t Gone The Way Of The Dodo