Looking ahead to the College Football Playoff? This ‘RSVP’ concept is brilliant
Attending a major sporting event can be overwhelming: You might have to fly or embark on a road trip just to get there, depending on the location of course, and consider your accommodations and where you’ll stay, eat and how you’ll get around.
All-time high of more than $10 billion is expected to be spent on Halloween 2021, according to this group
Whether it’s shortages that are driving up prices of certain items or enthusiasm for the day in general, one thing is clear: It looks like there will be a lot of money spent on Halloween this year.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Contractor accused of taking more than $1M from families, leaving projects unfinished
A man contracted to build pools in Montgomery County is accused of stealing more than $1.5 million from several families, leaving them with unfinished work in their backyards. The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office charged Mark Mills, 56, with aggregate theft of more than $300,000.
Houston man pleads guilty to federal charges for fraudulently getting $1.6M in PPP loans
A Houston man has pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges for getting more than $1.6 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, designed to help struggling small businesses pay their employees and stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s where Houston stands in its pandemic economic recovery, according to study’s findings
<a href="https://smartasset.com/data-studies/cities-with-the-strongest-economic-recoveries-from-covid-19-2021" target="_blank">A new study by SmartAsset</a>, a financial technology company, is looking at the economic rebound of 49 of the largest U.S. cities, which includes Houston.
You paid HOW much over asking? Tell us your wild housing market stories here
We’ve all heard about it by now: Houses are selling like crazy (and they have been for quite some time), interest rates have been at all-time lows, and it seems like everywhere you turn, you learn of another wild real estate story.
$180K in eviction donations found sitting in account associated with Pct. 1 Constable Foundation, KPRC 2 Investigates discovered
Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen made national headlines last September for showing how families were being evicted during the pandemic. In the days that followed, Rosen and his team raised $252,000 through a GoFundMe account to help those dealing with evictions.
Got credit problems? How you can rebuild your credit report in 90 days
If you've ever tried disputing errors on your credit report, then you know it's no easy feat and can be extremely time-consuming and frustrating. Certified consumer credit counselor and president of Credit 360 Consulting promises to do the heavy lifting for you to save you time and money.
Selling your home? Houston realtor shares her tips to take advantage of the seller’s market
The seller’s market is as hot as summertime in Houston, so if you’ve been thinking about selling your property, now just might be the perfect time. Houston area realtor Amy Armstrong shares her expert advice on how best to take advantage of the current seller’s market.
Travel series ‘George Goes Everywhere’ features Houston spots to visit on a budget
If you’re looking for travel ideas that won’t break the bank, there’s a new digital series offering inexpensive tips to help you explore top US cities such as New Orleans, Savannah, Nashville, Boston, New York City, and even Houston.
FTC shuts down savings app Beam under tentative settlement
Beam aimed to let users earn higher interest rates on their money by engaging with its mobile savings app. Beam — the mobile savings app that imploded last year after a CNBC investigation revealed dozens of customers were unable to get their money out — has been shut down for good under a tentative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. As part of the settlement, Beam is banned from operating a mobile banking app or any other product or service that can be used to deposit, store, or withdraw funds. Under the settlement, neither Beam nor Du admit wrongdoing. Beam, which launched in 2019, billed itself as "the first mobile high-interest savings account for the 99%."cnbc.com
The new $1,400 stimulus checks would cost over $400 billion. Here's how Congress plans to get the funds
President Joe Biden's Covid relief plan is making its way through Congress. The $1.9 trillion bill includes money for a myriad of programs, including enhanced unemployment benefits, vaccination efforts and $1,400 stimulus checks. Funding new relief spending involves an interesting way of borrowing and figuratively printing money, according to Sahil Bloom, a financial educator and vice president at Altamont Capital Partners. Bloom said the government can create money without actually printing physical currency. Check out this video to see who actually "clicks the button" and to learn how the process can backfire.cnbc.com
Chicago spent $367 million on overtime in 2020, double what Mayor Lori Lightfoot budgeted
“I don’t think they got their money’s worth. I think most of our statistics, particularly those related to crime show that doling out overtime like drunken sailors didn’t make our city safer. As we’ve seen twofold increases in carjackings, violent crime ... significantly higher than the year previous and in some cases the highest it’s been in five years, all that extra money was spent with nothing to show for it,” Lopez said.chicagotribune.com
The best free resources to help you learn how to manage your money
There are so many ways to earn, manage and invest your money that it really takes some preparation to get it right. Here is a list of some great free resources to learn more about managing your money. Government ResourcesSeveral government agencies offer free learning resources for new investors. Here are some of my favorite resources:The IRS' Interactive Tax Assistant program offers a plethora of answers to common tax issues and questions. The Social Security Administration also offers excellent resources for mapping out any benefits for which you might qualify - how much you can anticipate to receive in Social Security or SSDI benefits; Medicare; and more.cnbc.com
A hospital closed since last year received coronavirus relief funds
The Department of Health and Human Services says it will "force repayment" of more than $120,000 in coronavirus relief funds paid out to Tennessee's Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The hospital has been closed since last June. Its owner, Rennova, owes millions in unpaid federal taxes, but received $121,722 for the closed Jamestown facility. In a statement Tuesday, Congressman Tim Burchett said he would seek an explanation from HHS on how Jamestown got relief funding. "There has clearly been a mistake if an out-of-business hospital that's millions behind on federal taxes and hasn't paid its former employees was able to receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
HERE 2 HELP: These are all the emergency funds you can apply to for financial help
USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program - The United States Bartenders Guild is providing grants of $150 and up to $500 to bartenders affected by the pandemic. Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program - This nonprofit is providing emergency funding to bar and restaurant employees or owners whose insurance is not providing compensation for unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19. DoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program - DoorDash is providing financial assistance to Dashers who are ill with COVID-19, have been active on the platform for at least 30 days and who completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days before being diagnosed. For artists, musicians and actorsDramatists Guild Foundation Emergency COVID-19 Fund - The Dramatists Guild Foundation is providing emergency financial assistance to playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists struggling due to COVID-19 related circumstances. Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance - The Actors Fund is providing emergency financial assistance to eligible union and non-union workers in entertainment and performing arts.
The long-term effects of COVID-19 on timeshares
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Finance Friday: 5 money moves to make now to protect your finances
Finance Friday: 5 money moves to make now to protect your financesPublished: May 1, 2020, 6:01 pm Updated: May 22, 2020, 11:16 amThe advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. HOUSTON The coronavirus continues to spread fear and financial uncertainty in many peoples lives, so on this finance Friday, certified financial planner and president of Shakiba Capital, Trevor Shakiba is sharing financial moves you can make now to put yourself in the best position. Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Amy Davis consumer tips: Make some money with a temporary or extra job. These places are all hiring right now.
But Rakuten (formerly E-Bates) has only helped me save money. Youre probably familiar with shopping through other web portals to save money at certain retailers. We can save you on this purchase! With just one click, you can save money. April 16: Save money on iced coffee by making your ownAs an early morning reporter and mom of three, I work two shifts. (KPRC Channel 2)April 14: Save Money with Meal Planning- Here are 2 weeks of menus & a shopping listI think its safe to say were all cooking a lot more these days.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dead at 70
Eddie Money performs on stage during the iHeart80s Party 2017 at SAP Center on Jan. 28, 2017, in San Jose, California. It's so hard to imagine our world without him, however he will live on forever through his music," the Money family's statement read. Money first announced his cancer diagnosis last month in a clip for the second season of his reality TV show, "Real Money." "I thought I was just going in to get a checkup, and he told me I got cancer," Money said in the clip. Money signed with Columbia Records in 1976, and his debut album, "Eddie Money," went double-platinum.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dead at 70
Eddie Money performs on stage during the iHeart80s Party 2017 at SAP Center on Jan. 28, 2017, in San Jose, California. (CNN) - Eddie Money, the singer and songwriter that was known for hits from the 1970's and 1980's such as "Baby Hold On" and "Take Me Home Tonight," died Friday morning following complications from esophageal cancer, his family announced. It's so hard to imagine our world without him, however he will live on forever through his music," the Money family's statement read. Money first announced his cancer diagnosis last month in a clip for the second season of his reality TV show, "Real Money." "I thought I was just going in to get a checkup, and he told me I got cancer," Money said in the clip.
Cardi B Unveils First Teaser for Netflix's 'Rhythm + Flow' Series -- Watch!
Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. During Cardi's headlining set at the 2019 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on Sunday, the "Money" rapper unveiled the first teaser for Netflix's first-ever music competition series, Rhythm + Flow. "I think what sets it apart is, we're actually looking for rap artists, you know what I'm saying?" Like, people do, like, music, talent, all these dancing things, we're looking for rap artists, hip-hop artists. I'm looking for the next Cardi B."
Whats the catch when it comes to a free tax prep site?
But as an article in The Washington Post asks, whats the price of free? The story looks largely at the website Credit Karma, and says if you use the site, you might be paying with your privacy. Credit Karma CEO Kenneth Lin spoke with the Post about how the site operates. But when it comes to tax services, Forbes once described Credit Karma as Big Brother with benefits. The site doesnt make money by selling data, but it does so another way. When you consent in the first place, Credit Karma has the legal right to use your data for 10 years, the Post added.
For richer or poorer: The changing role of money in marriage
A Money magazine survey finds married couples argue more about their finances than household chores because more women are becoming breadwinners. Money magazine senior writer Donna Rosato discusses the new dynamic between married couples with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.cbsnews.com