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Lenders are Tightening Requirements – How Do You Get That New Credit Card?

It might be awhile before you’re getting a constant barrage of email and traditional snail mail exclaiming how you’re pre-approved for a new credit card and practically begging you to complete the signup process. Yes, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, lenders are likely to be tightening their purse strings a bit and becoming … Continue reading “Lenders are Tightening Requirements – How Do You Get That New Credit Card?”

Extra Unemployment Expiring at the End of July

As the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc on American soil and large portions of the country began shutting down in March, it was up to Congress to do what was necessary to keep the economy going and take care of the tens of millions of Americans that were suddenly out of work. This largely came … Continue reading “Extra Unemployment Expiring at the End of July”

What is Debt Consolidation, and How Can it Help You During These Times?

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented tens of millions of Americans with financial challenges. And when such challenges arise, many times any pre-determined debt repayment plan must be reassessed as a means of weathering the storm. While experts always suggest prioritizing paying off credit card debt before anything else due to high interest rates (the average … Continue reading “What is Debt Consolidation, and How Can it Help You During These Times?”

How Bots Are Influencing Social Media — And the Finance Sector

It’s not a new issue. As early as 2018, people were talking about how Twitter bots were manipulating the stock market. Markets, both domestic and international, operate primarily upon speculation. When people say something has value, it has value. Many investors are watching social media for key signals; news investors, in particular, buy and sell … Continue reading “How Bots Are Influencing Social Media — And the Finance Sector”

These Companies Are Going to Work-from-Home Permanently

Work-from-Home has always had some benefits for companies. They don’t need to maintain expensive offices. They can hire employees from anywhere. The barrier has usually been that the company hasn’t wanted to make an investment in updating its infrastructure and processes, but many companies have been forced to do this regardless. Now that some employees … Continue reading “These Companies Are Going to Work-from-Home Permanently”

The Post-Virus Comeback? A Look at the Stock Market’s Stunning Recovery

We’ve written here before about how the stock market seemingly is following COVID-19 treatment and vaccine developments as it pertains to its ebbs and flows as of late. And now after another good week on Wall Street, there’s increased optimism that things could rebound faster than what has been feared. To our previous point, some … Continue reading “The Post-Virus Comeback? A Look at the Stock Market’s Stunning Recovery”

Senate Passes Bill Removing Rogue Chinese Companies from US Stock Exchange

The U.S. Senate just passed a bill that boosts oversight of companies based in China, as well as other nations, that may result in their removal from American stock exchanges. Introduced over a year ago by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), the approval comes at the perfect time, as the U.S. … Continue reading “Senate Passes Bill Removing Rogue Chinese Companies from US Stock Exchange”

Paying Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know

To date, more than 35 million Americans have filed for unemployment as the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the nation’s economy and put many businesses on temporary pause. And while there’s hope that as the United States begins to roll out its reopening plan many of these workers will return to their previous jobs, … Continue reading “Paying Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know”

Just How Flexible is the IRS Going to Be? Here’s What You Need to Know

Extending the 2019 tax deadline into June isn’t the only way the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is becoming more flexible this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, in addition to moving tax day from April to June to allow Americans more time to file during these unprecedented times, it’s loosening standards in several additional ways. … Continue reading “Just How Flexible is the IRS Going to Be? Here’s What You Need to Know”

What Happens When Jobs Don’t Come Back?

Just because the economy is opening doesn’t mean all Americans will see the recovery they’ve been waiting for. And it’s true — the longer lockdown orders remain in place, the more difficult it will be for everyone once they’re lifted. In the last five weeks, 26 million jobs have been lost across America. Some of … Continue reading “What Happens When Jobs Don’t Come Back?”

Here’s How Restaurant Owners Are Dealing With Social Distancing

When was the last time you’ve been to a restaurant? Despite the global pandemic and government mandated lockdowns, it might not have been that long ago — depending on where you live. In many states, restaurants have been allowed to reopen in limited capacity. So, if you’re up to it, you can once again dine … Continue reading “Here’s How Restaurant Owners Are Dealing With Social Distancing”

Real Estate Tips for Buying in a Downturn

While economic downturns present a variety of challenges, they also present several opportunities. And as the coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it, it has still created opportunity – and perhaps no opportunity is more significant than what exists in real estate right now. Unlike the great recession that decimated the real estate … Continue reading “Real Estate Tips for Buying in a Downturn”

3 Simple Tips for Keeping Your Credit in Good Shape During a Divorce

When people think of certain instances that can sink a credit score fast, usually the likes of foreclosure and bankruptcy are among the first things to come to mind. And rightfully so – as these can cause your credit score to immediately drop by 100 or more points, not to mention stick on your credit … Continue reading “3 Simple Tips for Keeping Your Credit in Good Shape During a Divorce”

TikTok: How This China-Owned Company Became an American Staple

One of the most popular social media applications on the market today comes from a country famously known to censor global internet services — as well as collect private information en masse. TikTok is everywhere. Presently, it has 800 million active users and has been downloaded 1.5 billion times. TikTok usage in America has been … Continue reading “TikTok: How This China-Owned Company Became an American Staple”

Despite Recession, Hourly Wages Are Going UP — Here’s Why

Just in case you’ve been sleeping for two and a half months: the economy is underwater just about everywhere right now as governments continue to limit economic activity to the bare minimum. But it’s not all doom-and-gloom out there — hourly wages are actually rising according to the latest available data. But there may be … Continue reading “Despite Recession, Hourly Wages Are Going UP — Here’s Why”

Trump To Force Fortune 500 Companies to Hire American

With more than 33 million temporarily out of work, the Trump Administration plans to force wealthy Fortune 500 operations to hire Americans over foreign workers. Stung by stay-at-home orders and business closures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. recently suffered the worst jobs report in history. Despite an April unemployment rate of … Continue reading “Trump To Force Fortune 500 Companies to Hire American”

Touch-Free Credit Cards: The New Normal in a Post-Coronavirus World?

“Contact-less delivery and/or curbside pickup.” You see such messages listed across store fronts, blasted in advertisements, and featured on various websites as companies of all shapes and sizes work to stay afloat during these trying times. And while American consumers are able to do a good portion of their shopping online or pass along credit … Continue reading “Touch-Free Credit Cards: The New Normal in a Post-Coronavirus World?”

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