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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Guide for Small Business Owners

The Small Business Administration is disbursing up to $349 billion in low-interest forgivable loans to many American small businesses, freelancers, and nonprofits through the Paycheck Protection Program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply before the money runs out.
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What Is Deflation – Definition, Causes & Effects

Think back to your first job. Do you remember what it paid? For many people, the answer is easy to remember: whatever the local minimum...
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Coronavirus Emergency Financial Aid & Stimulus Measures (Latest)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a global economic event without precedent in living memory. In the U.S., federal policymakers recognize the gravity of the situation. Bookmark this regularly updated list of all the actions the government has taken to bolster the economy and how they affect you.
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What Is the Real National U.S. Unemployment Rate?

During the current unrelenting viral pandemic, the U.S. unemployment rate has shot up more than 10 points, the sharpest increase since the Great Depression. Yet these sobering figures could understate the reality. That’s because the unemployment rate may never be as accurate as you think.
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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payments – Eligibility & How to Get...

Thanks to the federal government’s March 2020 economic stimulus package, most Americans will receive one-time cash payments beginning in April 2020. Before you start thinking up ideas for what to do with yours, find out about your eligibility and how much you’ll get.
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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) – Eligibility & How It...

The housing choice voucher program, formerly known as Section 8, is the federal government's biggest housing assistance program. It aims to make decent, safe, and sanitary housing available to those who can’t afford to pay market prices. Here’s a look at how it works and how you can apply.
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Many Saw the 2020 Recession Coming – But Are They Prepared?...

In 2019, long before COVID-19 was on the public radar, Money Crashers polled Americans to see when they believed the next recession would happen and what they believed would trigger it. It turns out that many people saw the collapse coming. But does that mean they’re ready for one?
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Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Guide

In March 2020, the United States’ longest economic expansion in modern history ran into the buzzsaw of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an unprecedented spike in jobless claims. But the vast majority of workers are eligible for state unemployment benefits. Follow these steps to apply.
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Financial Protections and Support for Military Service Members & Veterans

In August 2018, the Trump administration moved to decrease key financial protections for military service members. The administration proposed weakening Department of Defense (DOD)...
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How to Get EBT Food Stamps – SNAP Program Eligibility &...

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, has been through many changes over the years. And present-day SNAP has fairly elaborate rules to determine who is eligible for benefits and how those benefits are calculated. Here’s what you need to know to apply.
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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Permanently Change Society & the Economy

One thing about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is already clear: It has dramatically changed societies and economies the world over. Many changes will outlive the pandemic, though to what extent depends on the eventual duration and toll it takes. Which ones will impact your life the most?
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Top 27 Recession-Proof Jobs & Careers – Do They Exist?

There’s no such thing as a 100% recession-proof job. But as you prepare for the next recession, keep these recession-resistant jobs in mind. Now may be the perfect moment to switch careers, both to boost your income and protect your career in the event of a global recession.