As part of the Cares Act, an additional $600 was added to unemployment benefit deposits from March 29th to July 25th 2020. This was done to help folks get through the work furloughs, reduced wages, forced quarantine, personal illness and/or caring for loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extra boost in income has pros and cons, so being prepared is key.
Kids pushing their parents for the coolest in back-to-school gear is a late-summer tradition, and today, youngsters have some backup: social media influencers.
Peer and social media influences on children are not news unto themselves, but it turns out these factors are affecting how parents spend their back-to-school dollars, according to a new NerdWallet survey conducted online by The Harris Poll.
With the warmer weather finally here it brings visions of summer and a myriad of things that folks and families can do on a tight budget. In Berkshire County we have access to nature’s playground which offers many fun discounted and free options
Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That’s not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching, it’s not too early to begin thinking about how you’ll use a refund this year. Here are five pointers to keep in mind.
January, the start of a new year and a new you. We make resolutions to exercise more, eat less junk food, read more, play less video games, etc. In addition to our health resolutions, which unfortunately tend to fall by the wayside by this time in January – we need to resurrect some financial resolutions that we may have started, but they too have been put on the shelf by now.
The ads are non-stop and the names of folks you need to buy for can grow exponentially! What can you do to have a great holiday, but not starve for the next 6 months while you desperately try to climb out of the mountain of debt you racked up on credit cards?
Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are five ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year.