Bill Sheridan, Author at Slimmer Payments

Will a $2,000 Stimulus Check Save the Economy?

A recent survey has found that most Americans think that a $2000 stimulus check can help their personal finances and save the economy.   The survey, conducted by Forbes, asked Americans what type of aid would help both their own personal finances and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly half of respondents are in […]

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You May Have to Return Your Stimulus Check

Did you know that some Americans may actually have to return their stimulus checks? Here is who and why.   With tax-filing season about to start on Feb. 12, millions of Americans who qualified for a stimulus check but never received it are gathering up their paperwork to claim the missing amount on their federal […]

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Expert Predicts When the Stock Market Will Crash

Jeremy Grantham is the co-founder and chief investment strategist at Boston-based money manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. He has just said, “We will have a few weeks of extra money and a few weeks of putting your last, desperate chips into the game, and then an even more spectacular bust…When you have reached […]

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Man Accidentally Throws Away $280 Million in Bitcoin!

I once accidentally threw my car keys in the trash and had to go dumpster diving for them. But that is nothing compared to the mistake a UK man recently made. James Howells, 35, said he mistakenly put a hard drive with 7,500 bitcoins in the trash while clearing out his home years ago. The […]

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Tax filing Season Pushed Forward to February

It’s tax season again – or is it? The IRS has just announced that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is pushing forward the tax filing season for 2020 returns until February. The agency wants to make sure there are no issues for taxpayers. So it will begin accepting and processing 2020 […]

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Change Your Medicare Advantage Plan to Save Money Now

Are you unhappy with your current Medicare Advantage plan? Would you just like to see if there is maybe a better one out there? Now is the time that you can change your Medicare Advantage plan for a new one. The current window to modify your coverage opened on January 1 and runs through March […]

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Democrat Control and Your Personal Finances?

After the tumultuous events of last week, as of January 20th, we have Democrat control of the White House, the House, and the Senate. What will that sweep by the Democratic Party mean for your personal finances? After the runoff elections in Georgia, the Democrats and Republicans will now each have 50 votes in the […]

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The Online Financial Classes You Need for 2021

As the pandemic continues, you may have watched your kids switch over from in-person to online learning. Did you know that you too can benefit from online classes, particularly how they can benefit your personal finances? Financial advisors with the NY Post are suggesting readers who want to get their finances on track for the […]

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Your Bank May Deny You Access to Another Stimulus Check

The New York Times reports that millions of Americans who are overdrawn on their checking accounts may not have access to another stimulus check. What are banks doing with another stimulus check? Talks for the second round of stimulus dragged on and unemployment benefits ran out. During this time, Americans overdrew on their checking accounts […]

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Businesses Impacted by Covid-19 Need to Consider This

Human resource professionals are emphasizing how important it is that businesses impacted by Covid-19 recognize the financial hardships caused by COVID-19 on their employees. With vaccines already going into arms nationwide, and a second round of stimulus on the way, more businesses may reopen. Businesses impacted by Covid-19 that had to reduce staff may find […]