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How to Prepare Financially for When Your $600 of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Ends

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If you have been receiving an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits—through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, you should know that those benefits are set to expire very soon. That money may have been helping you hold together your budget during these uncertain times, and having it stop suddenly may pose financial challenges. Here are some tips on how to prepare for this upcoming change.

 

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Being Bothered by a Debt Collector? Here’s How to Tell if the Debt is Legitimate

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It is never a pleasant experience to receive phone calls or other communications from a debt collector. What’s worse is that sometimes collectors may contact consumers about debts that are not legitimate. To protect yourself from a creditor collecting something they don’t deserve to receive—something you don’t owe—you will need to take an important, and time-sensitive step: verify the debt’s legitimacy. Here’s how.

 

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Scam Alert: Watch Out for these COVID-19 Scams

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Consumers already have a lot on their minds right now, given the ongoing economic roller coaster ride, which shows no end in sight. Add one more item of concern to that list: pervasive and malicious scams. Of course, scamming activity is always a threat, but consumers should be on even higher alert now. Scammers like to take advantage of chaotic situations, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Here is a closer look at some common scams and tips for avoiding them and protecting your personal information.

 

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Survey Key Findings: The Immediate Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In addition, NFCC’s CEO, Rebecca Steele had the chance to sit down with the President and CEO of BAI, who sponsored this follow-up survey, to discuss how new data is influencing change in banking and nonprofit services in recent Facebook Live Chat.

 

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Latest FinBit Podcast  📢

Bruce McClary discusses remote access to financial services and counseling resources with Darlene Goins, the Head of Financial Health Philanthropy for Wells Fargo.

 

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Remind yourself of ‘what makes you happy': Blogger shares her advice about battling debt and depression

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It’s no secret that tens of millions of Americans are burdened with student loan debt — and will be for years to come. But what’s not talked about as much is the emotional weight these graduates also carry. According to a survey of readers from financial coaching company Student Loan Planner, mental health and student loan debt are inextricably linked.

 

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