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Abbi Aruck is a reporter covering consumer trends and business for FingerLakes1.com. Have a tip? Send it to [email protected]

Child Tax Credit: Americans set to get up to $750 in direct payments

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Half a million Americans will get the Child Tax Credit worth $750. However, applications for the payment close soon. Food Stamps: How do SNAP benefits work in California for undocumented residents? Who is eligible for ... more
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Energy Assistance: Which states offer assistance programs?

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Summer is here, which means many Americans are more concerned about the rising energy costs. Here's what energy assistance programs are available in each state. Child Tax Credit: Americans set to get up to $750 ... more
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Target: What are the hours on the Fourth of July?

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Target will likely have everything you need for the Fourth of July. Anything from a grill, to the supplies you need to use it, a new bathing suit, or decorations, Target has your back. UBI ... more
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SSI: Payments worth up to $841 go out today

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Nearly 8 million Americans will receive their SSI payments today. The payments are worth up to $841. UBI payments of $500 per month for two years in Minnesota SSI payments are being distributed TODAY The ... more
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What is closed on the Fourth of July and what is open? A guide for your last-minute needs

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If you're like many other Americans-- you might be scrambling to get everything you need in order, before the Fourth of July. Here's a quick guide to what's open and what isn't on the federal ... more
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Fourth of July: Is the bank open? What about the Post Office?

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The Fourth of July is Monday and most businesses have adjusted hours. Here's what you need to know about what will and won't be open on the fourth. What is closed on the Fourth of ... more
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Is Kroger open on the Fourth of July?

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Whether you are hosting or attending a gathering on the Fourth of July, you may need some supplies on the day of. Here is what you need to know about Kroger's holiday hours. Stimulus payments ... more
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Child Tax Credit: Grandparents raising their grandchildren can get up to $3,600

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Eligible grandparents can also claim the Child Tax Credit. You can claim up to $3,600 per qualifying child. Stimulus payments worth $1,500 in August for Colorado residents How can I apply? Eligible families can claim ... more
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Individual income tax: Are there personal exceptions and how do you apply?

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The personal exemptions were available to all taxpayers. However, personal exemptions were eliminated at the federal level in 2017. Child Tax Credit: Grandparents raising their grandchildren can get up to $3,600 What are personal exemptions? ... more
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Stimulus: Everything you need to know about California Direct Payments

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California residents could get direct payments up to $1,050. Read here to find out about eligibility and income limits. Stimulus: $125 automatic tax refunds for Indiana residents California Direct Payments The stimulus package includes $17 ... more
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Housing Market: Where are housing prices expected to drop in the next year?

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Across the US, housing prices are very high. Recent reports suggest that they could drop, which is good news for first-time homebuyers. Virginia passes state budget with $250 and $500 stimulus payments Some cities could ... more
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Stimulus: $125 automatic tax refunds for Indiana residents

Stimulus: $125 automatic tax refunds for Indiana residents
Indiana residents will soon get tax refunds worth $125. Read here to learn more about the program and see if you are eligible. Housing Market: Where are housing prices expected to drop in the next ... more
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Unemployment benefits: Who is eligible unemployment benefits in Florida?

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Who is eligible for unemployment benefits in Florida? And, what about furloughed workers? Stimulus payments worth $2,000 and $4,000 sent to New Jersey residents Florida unemployment benefits Florida's unemployment benefit is called Reemployment Assistance. Some ... more
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Starbucks hacks: How to get more coffee for less

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Most people enjoy starting their day off with a cup of coffee. Some choose to do it at Starbucks, but it can be pricey so be sure to use these saving hacks. Are there tax ... more
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SSI: Another round of benefits worth up to $841 is going out July 1

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About 8 million Americans will be getting SSI checks in the coming days. For many, it still isn't enough to pay for basic necessities. Unemployment benefits: Who is eligible unemployment benefits in Florida? Supplemental Security ... more
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Social Security 2023: An additional $179 a month is coming

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Social Security claimants will be getting an extra $179 a month in their checks next year. This increase is because of the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). SSI: Another round of benefits worth up to $841 ... more
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Shrinkflation: Six items that you probably didn’t notice are affected

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Families are paying more for groceries and getting less thanks to shrinkflation. Here are six items that you probably didn't notice have been affected. Stimulus payments worth up to $1,700 going out this week in ... more
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Stimulus payment worth $600 to be distributed this week

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Oregon lawmakers approved a one-time stimulus payment for low income workers. Some could see the $600 check as early as this week. Stimulus: $850 payments for Maine residents Who is eligible for the stimulus? The ... more
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Taco Bell: New flavor freeze– When can I get the Mango Whip Freeze?

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In June 2022, Taco Bell expanded their menu, adding a new freeze flavor. The new Mango Whip Freeze is available at stores nationwide. Food Stamps: 13 states will provide extra SNAP benefits worth at least ... more
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What is the difference between SSI and SSDI and can I qualify for both?

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Disabled Americans can qualify for both SSI and SSDI. Both programs are run by the Social Security Administration. Stimulus payment worth $600 to be distributed this week What is the difference between SSI and SSDI? ... more
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Chicago Moves deadline: Apply before July 3 to get gas or transit cards

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Chicago Moves is a program that distributes gas and transit cards-- and more are coming, but there is a deadline. Here's everything you need to know before the July 3 deadline. California is sending up ... more
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