KPRC 2 Investigates: 3 simple ways to save money on your healthcare needs
Healthcare for your family is something you may be able to save big on. KPRC2 Investigates looks into three ways to smash traditional healthcare models to offer all of us, even those without insurance, affordable care.
‘Time is running out’: Hidalgo urges child care providers to apply for relief fund program before deadline
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is urging child care providers across the county to take advantage of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funds before time runs out. Hidalgo is holding the discussion after visiting a child care facility Tuesday afternoon.
Gov. Abbott to allocate $435 million in COVID-19 Relief Funds to Teacher Retirement System of Texas to offset insurance premium increases
Gov. Greg Abbott, alongside other state leaders, announced the allocation of $435 million in COVID-19 Relief Funds to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to offset healthcare costs related to COVID-19, according to a release.
Ships are sitting offshore containing items that we desperately need -- what can be done?
If you’re in the Jacksonville, Florida area, you’ve likely seen the logjam of container ships sitting idly offshore. The vessels are packed with items destined for store shelves -- and they’re things business owners and consumers desperately need delivered.
Iowa, Texas Republicans hail benefits from Biden infrastructure bill they opposed
“Since the bill was signed into law, this money was going to be spent regardless. If there’s federal money on the table she is, of course, going to do everything she can to make sure it is reinvested in Iowa,” Seid said in a statement. “That’s why she worked with a bipartisan group of her colleagues in asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize NESP construction along the Upper Mississippi River.”washingtonpost.com
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.
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.