8 04, 2021

American Lung Association: lung health, pandemic concerns and behaviors

By |2021-04-07T13:19:50-08:00April 8th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on American Lung Association: lung health, pandemic concerns and behaviors

A new survey from the American Lung Association finds Americans are most concerned about loved ones' lung health since the pandemic began, as well as protecting their personal lung health, including quitting smoking or vaping. The majority of survey respondents were also open to annual vaccination is recommended, but a [...]

6 04, 2021

IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds in May

By |2021-04-03T15:02:37-08:00April 6th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds in May

To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it will take steps to automatically refund money this spring and summer to people who filed their tax returns reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan. The legislation, signed on March 11, allows taxpayers who [...]

1 04, 2021

RVing and camping ranked as the safest travel options in USA for 2021

By |2021-03-31T11:50:08-08:00April 1st, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on RVing and camping ranked as the safest travel options in USA for 2021

Looking for a safe and easy way to travel during these troubled times? A new travel survey, conducted by Abacus Data, highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on American travel plans for 2021 and according to RVezy's new report, RVing and camping ranked as the safest travel options for 2021, with [...]

30 03, 2021

Tax time guide: use ‘Where’s My Refund?’ or IRS2Go app for refund status

By |2021-03-27T10:31:12-08:00March 30th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Tax time guide: use ‘Where’s My Refund?’ or IRS2Go app for refund status

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the most convenient way to check on a tax refund is by using the Where's My Refund? tool at IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go Mobile App. Taxpayers can start checking their refund status within 24 hours after an e-filed return is received. Also, Where's My [...]

25 03, 2021

‘COVID-Slide’: Online education co releases free summer learning packet

By |2021-03-24T12:57:38-08:00March 25th, 2021|Student Loans|Comments Off on ‘COVID-Slide’: Online education co releases free summer learning packet

After a year of education amid chaos, evidence shows millions of students have fallen behind, spurring a learning deficit experts dub "the COVID slide." To support families looking to narrow this widening learning gap, Time4Learning, an online homeschool curriculum, has released a free summer learning packet. A recent study reported students were likely [...]

23 03, 2021

More than 90M Economic Impact Payments from American Rescue Plan disbursed

By |2021-03-19T14:11:53-08:00March 23rd, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on More than 90M Economic Impact Payments from American Rescue Plan disbursed

As of March 17, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service said they disbursed approximately 90 million Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. Economic Impact Payments will continue rolling out in tranches to millions of Americans in the [...]

18 03, 2021

Unable to pay your taxes? Here’s some routes to take

By |2021-03-17T15:21:42-08:00March 18th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Unable to pay your taxes? Here’s some routes to take

It's never a good idea to duck the IRS. One lending company advises Americans who are in the throes of tax filing season and maybe worrying about the ability to pay their tax bill. A personal finance site MoneyRates.com offers suggestions and guidance to those struggling to pay Uncle Sam. "Taxpayers [...]

16 03, 2021

Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns

By |2021-03-13T14:30:24-08:00March 16th, 2021|Student Loans|Comments Off on Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service said taxpayers of all ages may be able to claim a deduction on their 2020 tax return for contributions to their Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) made through April 15, 2021. There is no longer a maximum age for making IRA contributions. An IRA is designed to enable employees [...]

11 03, 2021

Students: get on board for the annual travel story scholarship

By |2021-03-10T12:56:24-08:00March 11th, 2021|Student Loans|Comments Off on Students: get on board for the annual travel story scholarship

Calling all students: here is some good news amid all the pandemic lockdowns, closures, and online learning classes. One company, Destinflorida.com understands school is not always easy, and sometimes students would rather be at the beach than doing homework. That's why it believes a little adventure can often give students' [...]

9 03, 2021

Didn’t get Economic Impact Payments? Find out more

By |2021-03-05T16:57:58-08:00March 9th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Didn’t get Economic Impact Payments? Find out more

The Internal Revenue Service said first-time filers and those who usually don't have a federal filing requirement to consider filing a 2020 tax return. They may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit, a new refundable credit, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and [...]

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