American Finances Updates: How to get Cheap Gas and Free Gas, How to claim a Stimulus Check – Marca English
All the most recent benefits news and money-saving tips this Tuesday, August 2
Hello everyone and welcome along to our latest American Finances Updates live blog this Tuesday, August 2, where we’ll bring you information on the latest financial news from across the USA.
As we do every day in this space, we share the details of useful benefits schemes and we also share money-saving tips that can help you deal with the sky high gas prices and energy bills, including information on the measures being taken by the government to combat this.
So, as we move further into this new month of August, follow along with us in this live blog, with the updates following below and with the most recent entries the ones nearest the top.
In the last year the credit card debt in America has jumped $100 billion, a 13% increase, which is the biggest one in more than 20 years.
Real Estate Witch released a study that found that 72% of millennials had some form of debt and, on average, owed $117,000.
This didn’t include any mortgage debt.
In some areas of the Golden State, the price for a acre-foot of water is up to $2,000.
The network’s profit was below $1,000 million for the first time in the last seven years, as their new CEO looks to regain the audience trust in the news.
A few hours ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged China’s warnings by visiting Taiwan, a nation Beijing doesn’t recognize as sovereign. This has elevated tension between the two countries and it will definitely affect their economic relations.
Amid a $1 billion cut in costs, Oracle has already started laying off employees in the United States. They have made this decision as part of all the other companies who are struggling during a trying economic era with the global pandemic barely staarting to end. Thousands of workers are getting fired.
Amid the Sandy Hook masacre trial, Alex Jones’ media company, Free Speech Systems, has filed for bankruptcy. The infamous Youtube host denied this mass shooting repeatedly in public, which got him in serious legal trouble for difamation.
There will be a total of nine states getting Direct Payments of up to $975, we will tell you which states and how you can qualify for these payments. Right here.
You might be wondering what a tax-free weekend is, we got you covered. It is essentially a period of time where stores are asked to not charge any taxes on any of their goods for sale. Every state that does it will have a period where this is possible. However there are many states that don’t have these weekends. We tell you all about it right here.
If you have an inherited IRA, the rules have changed recently and there is now a 10-year limit for the entire balance to be distributed. To find out more about what exactly this means, you can read on here about how inherited IRAs have changed.
There are many tools out there to help you with filing your tax returns, but the IRS also has many tools available and they are urging filers to trust the government agency’s official support and website.
What’s better than cheap gas? Free gas! Thanks to the Chicago Moves program, this is what many residents in that city are able to benefit from. You can read more here about how to apply for a potential free 150 dollar gas card in the city of Chicago.
Even though gas prices fell a lot in July, they are still relatively high and that makes it worth putting in the time to find cheaper gas stations. To help with this, we’ve put together this guide to the cheapest gas stations in the 10 biggest cities in the USA.
Even though the government isn’t giving out any more stimulus checks, some 645,000 people never received their stimulus payment last time around. You can actually still claim it, though, and you can read more here about how to use Letter 6475 to claim the stimulus money you’re owed.
So, this here is our latest MARCA In English financial news blog. In these live blogs, what we do is we bring you the latest information about the benefits programs worth knowing about in the USA.
This includes stimulus checks, which are no longer being given out at the federal level but which still exist at the state level in some cases.
That, though, will depend on where you live and on your state government’s current policies and attitudes, which will be based on a number of factors.
We’ll also have some more general money-saving tips worth knowing about in this blog, especially at this time of super high inflation.
We focus on high gas prices as well, explaining how you can reduce your gas usage and how to save money when you visit the gas station. Even though gas prices went down in July, it still makes sense to shop around and reduce gas costs.
So, follow along with us on our American financial news blog this Tuesday to stay up to date and in the know.
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