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Millions of Americans are hoping another $1,200 stimulus check will make it to their bank accounts. Whether that happens or not depends on Congress. Republicans, Democrats and the White House still have not been able to strike a compromise on how much to spend and where to provide aid for the next coronavirus stimulus package.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14, 1935. FPG | Archive Photos | Getty Images Many people think of Social Security as the program their parents and grandparents rely on for financial support in retirement. For James Roosevelt, Jr., it has a special significance.  His grandfather created it.
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images News | Getty Images Millions of Americans have been waiting for Congress to pass another stimulus package that would deliver them financial relief during one
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Susan G. Komen’s More Than Pink Walk in Atlanta in 2018 Source: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Month is usually marked by galas, walks and other fundraising events. This year, it’s eerily silent.  The coronavirus pandemic has pushed those events online, or caused them to be cancelled. The impact could be devastating for nonprofits
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The beginning of 2020 created a unique moment for retail trading: Increased market volatility, stay-at-home orders, and zero commission fees across all trading platforms created a surge in activity and an increase in first-time traders. These first-time traders, many in their 20s and 30s, found the stock market accessible. High prices had kept many on
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miodrag ignjatovic The recent disappearance of a financial advisor — and possibly client money — may serve as a cautionary tale for investors. Christopher Burns, owner of Dynamic Money in Atlanta, was reported missing by his wife on Sept. 25 after she couldn’t reach him, according to a Gwinnett County, Georgia, police report. His wife
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David Rea, president of No. 1-rated financial advisor firm Salem Investment Counselors, said that, despite the pandemic, the firm’s “ability to manage stocks and bonds and to communicate with our clients is unchanged.” Salem Investment Counselors Stock prices are “OK” — neither cheap nor pricy — given prevailing interest rates and other factors like federal stimulus money
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Melissa Bradley founded 1863 Ventures to help women and people of color jump start their businesses. Source: Melissa Bradley Melissa Bradley’s mission to help women and people of color build their businesses stems from the hardships she faced as a young entrepreneur. The 52-year-old, co-founder of the mentorship tech platform Ureeka and a Georgetown University
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Justin Sullivan | Getty Images With 74-year-old President Donald Trump testing positive for Covid-19, Medicare beneficiaries may be reminded of their own vulnerability. For the 62.7 million people enrolled in Medicare —  the majority of whom are age 65 or older —  the coronavirus generally poses a greater health risk. While Congress and regulators have
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference in the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin try to hash out another coronavirus relief package, distressed business owners continue to
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