Should I Laminate My COVID-19 Vaccine Card?

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Never lose your COVID-19 Vaccine Card Securely store & share important documents with the SimplyWise Smart Filing Cabinet. GET THE APP Lamination can be used to protect documents from rips and spills. It can help preserve information for future generations. It enhances the look of the card, keeps it protected from the elements, and makes […]

The 2020 Guide to Virtual Credit Cards

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The coronavirus pandemic has pushed so much about the way we live, shop, and interact onto the internet. Luckily, online shopping—from groceries to paper towels to prescription medication—has never been easier. Of course, many feel wary about punching their personal financial information into some website. COVID-19 has at once boosted online shopping but also created […]

Is Social Security taxable?

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Since the rapid spread of the coronavirus around the world, many people are losing jobs and fearing for the economy. The Social Security Administration, though not created specifically to deal with pandemics, is a social safety net to help Americans—especially American workers—through times of crisis. But in order to keep the Social Security benefit funds viable for […]

I was a victim of a Social Security scam

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Cyber attacks have been on the rise with the looming uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. That means our personal information is now more at-risk than ever. Predatory hackers seek to take advantage of vulnerable groups, including soon-to-be retirees and seniors citizens, by exploiting confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety.  One of our users, who we will call […]

Pandemic scams targeting senior citizens

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Digital attacks are at an all time high, especially due to the uncertainty today caused by the coronavirus and now the protests across the nation. From social security scams to data breaches, our personal information is becoming more vulnerable than ever.  With the looming economic uncertainty, hackers are increasingly predatory and looking to take advantage […]

The Future of Social Security

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Back in 2002, the Social Security Administration noted that, unless there was significant reform, the Social Security system would become insolvent by around 2041. In order to make up the shortfall, the government would either need to cut Social Security benefits by more than 25% or increase Social Security payroll taxes to more than 18%. […]

Social Security During Coronavirus: The 5 Things You Need to Know

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Coronavirus has affected almost every part of our everyday lives – but one, in particular, is critically important for millions of Americans: Social Security.  The crisis and uncertainty has already impacted the 61 million Americans collecting Social Security benefits today. For example, Social Security offices are closed and scam callers with supposed ‘news about your benefits’ are […]

Study: 63% of Americans will need another stimulus check in 3 months

stimulus check is not enough The $2 trillion stimulus package signed into law on March 27 is meant to put cash directly into the pockets of the millions of Americans and businesses who have been impacted by the coronavirus. A record 3.3 million citizens recently filed unemployment claims, shattering the previous all-time high of 695,000 claims in 1982.  The […]

Ways to Make Money From Home

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The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has caused many to be laid off or furloughed from jobs, and retirement savings to be decimated. Over the last two weeks, unemployment claims have skyrocketed past previous levels. In fact, a recent SimplyWise survey found that 40% of Americans’ income has been impacted by the virus.  Now, forced […]

“How to get your stimulus check faster” — and other stimulus check scams

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Last week, the government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The legislation sets up a $2 trillion stimulus package to help the millions of Americans that have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to presidential economic advisor Larry Ludlow, the money is expected to hit bank accounts in just […]

How to Stay Smart with Retirement Savings During Coronavirus

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Navigating retirement planning and Social Security rules can be challenging in the best of times. Trying to think about your 401(k) and your benefits during coronavirus can be downright overwhelming. But you are not alone. A recent poll found that despite the ongoing pandemic, Americans are more concerned about their finances than their health right […]