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how to track your stimulus check

The federal government has begun depositing the first economic stimulus checks into eligible taxpayers’ bank accounts. Those who have direct deposit set up with the Internal Revenue Service will be the first to receive payments of up to $1,200. According to the IRS, most people do not need to take any action. If you’ve already […]

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Identity theft printed on shreds of paper

Identity theft is a problem and security breaches seem to pop up in the news every other week. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, 14.4 million Americans fell prey to identity theft in 2018. While the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has steps in place to help consumers recover, there’s nothing better than preventing the problem […]

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New Orleans Gumbo Recipe

When we hear “New Orleans,” we think gumbo. This New Orleans gumbo recipe is our take on a Creole soup-and-rice-dish that has been slow-cooking and simmering for nearly 300 years. A major immigration port through the 19th century, New Orleans is a melting pot of African, French, French-Canadian, Spanish, and Italian cultures (among many others!), and […]

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Live Music Family Friendly Festivals in the South

After months spent cooped up indoors, you’re probably itching to get outside! Make this summer your best ever thanks to this handy list of live music, affordable fun, and family-friendly festivals in the South. From Alabama to Arkansas, Tennessee to Texas, and everywhere in between, these Southeast festivals and events are sure to keep you […]

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social-distancing-activities

If you’ve been following the news the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen or heard the term “social distancing” thrown around when discussing coronavirus cases, but what does it mean? While NPR can give you a more in-depth explanation, social distancing is trying to avoid large gatherings and keeping a safe distance (6+ feet) when […]

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| Auto Insurance
Man pointing at himself asking if he needs collision insurance for his car

Even if you think you’re a safe driver, collision insurance can help protect you from financial hardships that result from a car accident. Almost anyone can benefit from having this type of coverage, especially if the situations below are present in their life. Sign #1: You Finance or Lease Your Car Among other mishaps, collision […]

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