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Christmas in October? - Why You Should Consider Starting Your Holiday Shopping Early This Year

Does it feel like the holiday season begins earlier and earlier every year? The shopping season deals, and advertisements will be bombarding us before we know it. This year will feel even more different as more people will shop from the comfort of their own home rather than be greeted by the sweet sounds of Mariah Carey in the aisles of Target. If you're not following the holiday deals this year you might miss out on some serious savings. Here's what you should know about the holiday shopping season this year, and why it's going to be different than what you're used to.

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Got Seeds? - What Mysterious Packages Have To Do With Identity Protection

A bizarre story has been floating around this week. Residents in all 50 states have received mysterious packages of seeds that appear to be coming from China. Who sent these packages? Why did they send them? What are the seeds? Are they dangerous? These, and many other questions, currently remain unanswered. Unsurprisingly, if you do receive a mysterious package of seeds, officials have warned to not plant them over concerns of what these seeds are, and that they may be for a dangerous invasive species. In light of this recent event, we thought it would be a good idea to review some financial personal hygiene in case you receive other unsolicited correspondence.

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Four Simple Stress Reduction Tips You Can Do Right Now

Who isn't stressed these days? Between the economic uncertainty and a global pandemic there is a lot to keep you up at night. That's why it's so important to find ways to reduce stress any way you can. If you're having trouble taking care of yourself, it only makes it that much hard to attend to your finances as well. Here are some simple ideas for reducing some stress in these uncertain times.

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How to Check the Status of Your Stimulus Payment

Near the end of March, the federal government passed the CARES Act. The bill provided an array of various stimulus measures. One of the most talked about were the $1,200 per person stimulus payments. At the time, the bill requested these payments be sent out as soon as possible, but it was unclear when these payments could be expected. Now, a few weeks after the bill passed, some individuals have started to receive their payments. However, if you're one of the many who have yet to receive their payment, there is a new IRS tool to track your payment and potentially update your information if needed.

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