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Targeted Stimulus Checks? How it Might Work

All signs indicate that the Biden Administration is working toward making good on the promise of the $1,400 checks that it stated it would send upon taking office with Democratic control of the House and Senate. But the President made waves last week when he hinted at support for a proposal that would more significantly … Continue reading “Targeted Stimulus Checks? How it Might Work”

Monthly Child Credits? Some Lawmakers Are Proposing It

Though the Biden administration has come under fire for publicly stating that it’s open to more targeted $1,400 stimulus checks as part of its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, one proposal that’s perking ears is an expansion to the child tax credit. If you have children, then you likely receive a tax credit of up … Continue reading “Monthly Child Credits? Some Lawmakers Are Proposing It”

Elon Musk’s Tesla Invests $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin

In a previous article we highlighted one prediction that Bitcoin will hit the $50,000 mark during 2021. On February 10, Bitcoin reached a 24-hour high or $47,536. Investors have realized year-to-date returns of just over 51% in their Bitcoin holdings. One investor who primed the Bitcoin market was Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and one of … Continue reading “Elon Musk’s Tesla Invests $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin”

Study Shows Just How Devastating Lockdowns Have Been For Small Businesses

A recent study is giving Americans grief over just how harmful draconian economic lockdowns have been for small businesses throughout the country. The Small Business Credit Survey 2021 survey reached more than 15,000 small businesses at the height of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The survey received nearly 10,000 responses from a nationwide sample of small … Continue reading “Study Shows Just How Devastating Lockdowns Have Been For Small Businesses”

Jeff Bezos STEPS DOWN as Amazon CEO — What Happens Next?

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is stepping down as CEO of the world’s largest internet business. Amazon got into the web business as a book seller. It has since expanded to a 1.3 million-employee, $386 billion in 2020 revenue, with a market capitalization of about $1.7 trillion. Bezos’ personal net … Continue reading “Jeff Bezos STEPS DOWN as Amazon CEO — What Happens Next?”

7 KEY Changes to the IRS Tax Code You Need to Know About

The year 2020 was like no other. The Covid-19 pandemic and the government’s response to the financial hardship it brought to most Americans mean that filing income taxes by April 15, 2021, will be different. Those differences are reflected in the coronavirus legislation and traditional inflation adjustments. If you followed the advice in our previous … Continue reading “7 KEY Changes to the IRS Tax Code You Need to Know About”

How Biden’s Stimulus Package Could Do More Harm Than Good

If the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) were a jogger, the costs and debts of government would be like a weighted backpack. According to the Office of Management and Budget, for fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021) current federal spending is nearly $5 trillion. That’s about 21 percent of our GDP. … Continue reading “How Biden’s Stimulus Package Could Do More Harm Than Good”

Your Next Big Stock Buy? Golf Manufacturers

Tiger Woods. Whether you recall his rise to golf superstardom yourself or are reminded of it thanks to the recent documentary that premiered on HBO Max, Tiger transformed the game like nobody before ever had when he emerged onto the scene some 25 years ago. Tiger’s rise inspired a new generation of golfers to learn … Continue reading “Your Next Big Stock Buy? Golf Manufacturers”

Why Tax Season Could Be a Rude Awakening for Americans This Year

Yes, it’s already tax season again. While it seems like the 2020 tax season just ended (you may recall that it was extended from its normal April deadline to June last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic), it’s time to get your W-2 forms together and get ready to file your 2020 taxes before the … Continue reading “Why Tax Season Could Be a Rude Awakening for Americans This Year”

Wall Street Big Short Sellers Foiled by Amateur Investors

The recent astounding upsurge in GameStop stock prices from $4 to $35 a share is both an example of the volatility of the Stock Market and how speculators can “out-speculate” each other. In the latter case, it was all about a practice known as short selling. Short selling is a strategy that predicts that a … Continue reading “Wall Street Big Short Sellers Foiled by Amateur Investors”

Why Are Some Experts Saying Higher Gas Prices is GOOD News?

While it’s likely that you haven’t been filling up your vehicle’s gas tank as often as you did during pre-pandemic times, there’s a decent chance the billboard outside your local gas station caught your eye the last time you passed it. Specifically, you may have been surprised to see the price that gas is going … Continue reading “Why Are Some Experts Saying Higher Gas Prices is GOOD News?”

What the Heck is Going on with GameStop Stock?

How do you go from $4 to $35 a share in about two years? And then from $35 to $325 a share in just a couple of days? The first question is much easier to answer than the second one as it pertains to the ongoing saga of video game retailer GameStop and its market … Continue reading “What the Heck is Going on with GameStop Stock?”

Montana Governor Calls Pipeline Cancelation a Job Killer

President Joe Biden promised that he would be “President of all Americans.” He said he wanted to rid our political culture of the red vs. blue state dialog. There are a group of red states out west, however, who aren’t feeling so loved by the new president. Union workers expecting to earn good wages on … Continue reading “Montana Governor Calls Pipeline Cancelation a Job Killer”

President Biden’s Stimulus Package Faces Bipartisan Skepticism

President Joe Biden wants to send Americans who earn less than $75,000 per year another stimulus check payment of $1,400. Deficit-weary Republican senators and some moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin of West Virginia have already gone on record that he does “absolutely not” support including the additional payment in any relief deal. Sounding more like … Continue reading “President Biden’s Stimulus Package Faces Bipartisan Skepticism”

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan: What You Need to Know

The Biden Administration is proposing a titanic bill to provide pandemic relief and economic stimulus. As with all massive pieces of legislation, there are a lot of moving parts most Americans may not be aware of. The bill is substantially larger than the $900 billion package passed late last year and signed into law by … Continue reading “Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan: What You Need to Know”

What Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would Really Mean

One of the goals that President Joe Biden has set is to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Doing so would more than double it from where it currently sits at $7.25 per hour, and the thinking behind doing so is that it would help reduce nationwide poverty and provide a living … Continue reading “What Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would Really Mean”

5 Key Things to Know About Bitcoin (BTC) – What’s the Buzz About?

You’ve likely heard about cryptocurrency in the past few years with Bitcoin as the first of its kind. Launched in 2009, it’s gone through several trials and encountered plenty of skepticism before reaching its current status as a potentially valuable alternative asset. Diehard enthusiasts claim that it might dismantle mainstream centralized currency. In 2021, Bitcoin … Continue reading “5 Key Things to Know About Bitcoin (BTC) – What’s the Buzz About?”


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