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Jeanne Flynn, 34, has accumulated thousands in credit card debt while waiting for unemployment benefits to arrive in New Jersey. Jeanne Flynn Jeanne Flynn used to worry about money. But never like this. Flynn, 34, lost her restaurant job in March as the coronavirus pandemic raged. Months of waiting for unemployment benefits and little savings
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Volunteers distribute food to the needy in Orlando, Fla. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images About 12 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits in December when CARES Act provisions lapse, absent an extension, according to a new analysis. Unemployment benefits will terminate for more than half of current recipients at the end of the year, coinciding
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters in Washington, D.C. Janhvi Bhojwani | CNBC Entrepreneurs who took a forgivable loan this year can’t write off certain expenses on their taxes if they expect the debt will be forgiven, according to the IRS and Treasury Department. The two agencies issued guidance Wednesday on the Paycheck Protection Program
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The Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington D.C. Ashley Stringer | CNBC The Federal Trade Commission has filed a civil complaint alleging “unfair or deceptive acts” by Beam Financial, a San Francisco start-up behind a savings app that purported to offer above-market interest rates on federally insured deposits. As CNBC first reported in October, dozens
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GYRO PHOTOGRAPHY | amana images | Getty Images Growing rapidly within the socially responsible investing landscape is the world of so-called impact investing, which deploys your money more directly toward solving societal problems. Largely executed through direct investing platforms, this approach addresses specific problems, such as alleviating poverty in certain communities or reducing pollution. These
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Aviation workers hold a protest organized by the Association of Flight Attendants outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Washington lawmakers have worked to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief package for months. Post-election, those talks could get shaken up by
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