How to Hack Proof Your Passwords

How to Hack-Proof Your Passwords
(FinancialHealth.net) - If the last 24 months brought nothing else, it offered the stark realization that Americans are quite vulnerable when it comes to their digital security. People who are careless with their digital security are far more likely to be victims of identity theft, fraud, and financial losses. The most important step to protecting your digital self is to...

No Stimulus Check? 5 Reasons Why

No Stimulus Check? 5 Reasons Why
(FinancialHealth.net) - Millions of Americans have begun receiving the Economic Impact Payments promised in the CARES Act. Many families are still waiting, though. If you’re one of the people who have not seen a penny, there could be a few reasons for that. Here are some of the reasons the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may not have sent your stimulus...

Beware This Major Telephone Scam

The Only Time It’s OK To Give Out Personal Financial Information Over The Phone Is When…
(FinancialHealth.net) -  Calls from sophisticated scam artists often appear to come from a legitimate bank on Caller ID. The caller might even seem to have access to private financial data, such as banking account numbers, home addresses, employment status, maiden names, or the individual's date of birth. But that doesn't mean you should trust them. Scammers can access almost anyone's personal...

“Generous” Stimulus Checks to Be Announced

"Generous" Stimulus Checks to Be Announced
(FinancialHealth.net) - In March, President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act, and Americans started receiving Economic Impact Payments last month. The stimulus checks helped millions of people weather the COVID-19 storm, even if for a short while. Now, the commander-in-chief is signaling he’s ready for round two. On June 22, during an interview with Scripps local TV news, a journalist...

Seized Stimulus Payments Under Fire

Seized Stimulus Payments Under Fire
(FinancialHealth.net) - Last week, we told you about the possibility Americans could have their Economic Impact Payments seized by banks to pay debts. That’s exactly what happened. The government is now investigating. On April 21, the Washington Post reported on an anonymous source in the Treasury Department who said the agency’s legal counsel was reviewing the seizures. According to the...

New Scam: Grandkids In Distress

What Phone Scam is Easiest to Fall For
Seniors make twice as many purchases over the phone as any other age group. That leaves them wide open and vulnerable to scams involving phone calls. Because everything is done over the phone and disposable numbers and phones are tossed when the scams are complete, the perpetrator is almost impossible to catch. And when it comes to scamming seniors for...

Stimulus Check: Possible Round Two on Table

Stimulus Check: Possible Round Two on Table
(FinancialHealth.net) - The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt a lot of Americans. Fortunately, President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are working hard to mitigate the damage. In March, Congress and the president passed the CARES Act to provide direct aid through stimulus payments to citizens. The treasury secretary is now indicating there could be a second round of checks. On June...

SSI Benefits vs COVID-19

SSI Benefits vs COVID-19
(FinancialHealth.net) - Over 67 million Americans collect Social Security. With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, one question on many people's minds is how the pandemic will affect their Social Security benefits. Your financial health is a priority now more than ever, so it’s important to set your mind at ease. The Social Security Administration shared this important update: https://twitter.com/SocialSecurity/status/1241057756083347456 It’s reassuring, but there...

SSA NEVER Calls for This Information

The Only Time Social Security Will Call You is to Request Your Correct
(FinancialHealth.net) - The phone rings with a call from an unknown number who threatens to take your Social Security benefits or put you under arrest unless you can provide the personal information they request. It could be a terrifying prospect, if it really was the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA does not call, send emails or text messages asking...

4 Medical Expenses You Can’t Deduct

(FinancialHealth.net) - Most Americans received an extension on tax filing times as a result of coronavirus. That new deadline is swiftly approaching. People who receive significant medical care throughout the year, but have yet to file, can and should take advantage of the many deductions available to reduce the amount they owe. There are several expenses one can claim on...

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Tax Break Extensions You May Have Missed Over The Holidays

Tax Break Extensions You May Have Missed Over The Holidays

(FinancialHealth.net) - Over the holidays, President Trump signed legislation into law that went a bit unnoticed but is very important. The law is the...