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1305, 2021

Hostels across the US reopening to travelers after COVID-19 lockdowns

By |May 13th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Hostels across the US reopening to travelers after COVID-19 lockdowns

If you or someone you know plans to travel this summer and is looking for a different kind of venue to stay — individuals as well as families — numerous hostels are reopening after being shut down due to the pandemic. According to Hostelling International USA, one of the larger [...]

1105, 2021

As hurricane season nears, prepare for natural disasters

By |May 11th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on As hurricane season nears, prepare for natural disasters

The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters. In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical [...]

605, 2021

States that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19

By |May 6th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on States that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19

Things seem to be looking up a bit. With the unemployment rate at 6% and around 32% of the population fully vaccinated, a new report offers insight as to the states that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19. To identify the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub [...]

405, 2021

Some people get more time to file taxes without asking

By |May 4th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Some people get more time to file taxes without asking

Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the IRS postponed the usual April 15 deadline for filing individual income tax returns until May 17, 2021. Even so, as is the [...]

2904, 2021

Cities whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most

By |April 29th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Cities whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most

Good news: the economy gained 916,000 jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate is now 6%, which is 59% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide more context at the city level, WalletHub released its report on the Cities Whose Unemployment Rates [...]

2704, 2021

Steer clear of typical tax return errors; May 17 deadline nears

By |April 27th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Steer clear of typical tax return errors; May 17 deadline nears

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slipups as the May 17 due date gets closer. Use electronic filing. Filing electronically, whether through IRS Free File or other e-file service [...]

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