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Who qualifies for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Unemployment insurance can provide a temporary but vital replacement of earnings during the COVID-19 crisis. Unemployment insurance (UI) is a joint federal-state program. It’s administered by states and provides cash benefits to eligible unemployed workers. In response to COVID-19, qualifying for unemployment has become more flexible. Even if you didn’t qualify for UI in the…

Research: You may be eligible for a stimulus check

For the past month, we’ve been asking SaverLife members on a weekly basis if they’ve received their stimulus payment. We’ve seen the number of people receiving direct deposits and physical checks has significantly increased. At the same time, the number of people who say they don’t expect a stimulus payment has gone down. What many…

Time-Sensitive Steps to Receive Your Stimulus Payment Quickly

The IRS announced that this Wednesday, May 13th, 9am PT (noon ET) is the deadline for many people to enter their direct deposit info into their Get My Payment portal. If you qualify for a stimulus payment and haven’t received it yet, provide your direct deposit information to get your funds faster. Who needs to…

Credit  May 10, 2020
What can I do if there are loans on my credit report that aren’t mine?

Your credit history is an important factor for obtaining a loan, renting an apartment, and sometimes getting a job. However, it’s not uncommon for a credit report to contain mistakes. For example, your credit report may show an unpaid medical bill ...

Six Activities to Keep Your Kids Engaged at Home that Won’t Break the Bank

These times are completely unprecedented. Stay at home orders and school closures have us all spending more time at home. And for many, this time also means more time entertaining and educating kids at home, and often on a budget. As the time at ho...

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