Are high diesel fuel prices affecting your travel habits or business? We want to hear from you.
With gas prices at an all-time high for the fifth day in a row, and diesel prices remaining well over $5 a gallon, we know the costs might be having an affect on your decisions about travel or on your business.
Soaring prices force families to turn to food banks as inflation also hurting food pantries
Families are not the only ones struggling with inflation rates soaring. According to Feeding America, food banks across the country are buying nearly as much food as they did last year, but are paying 40% more for that food.
Time to travel? Whether it’s a day trip or an overnight stay, here’s how to save some cash
We know a lot of you are pinching pennies these days, and we wanted to help. Summer travel season is just around the corner, so to help you save some dough while you're making those plans, we crunched the numbers on two key factors: how to save money on gas and whether a hotel or a vacation rental is the right choice for your trip.
Shopability Saturday highlights area businesses that employee those with Intellectual and Developmental Differences
Maple Street Biscuit Company is one of 150 IDD inclusive businesses across Jacksonville participating in Shopability Saturday, which allows customers to shop and dine at the inclusive businesses, which can be found on an interactive map at https://connectablejax.com/shopability/.
Millions of dollars in play for campaigns for Jacksonville mayor, sheriff
With less than twelve months to go before Jacksonville voters go to the polls to choose their next mayor, sheriff and other city leaders, candidates for the top offices continue building their campaign war chests, with March fundraising numbers being reported this week.
Iowa, Texas Republicans hail benefits from Biden infrastructure bill they opposed
“Since the bill was signed into law, this money was going to be spent regardless. If there’s federal money on the table she is, of course, going to do everything she can to make sure it is reinvested in Iowa,” Seid said in a statement. “That’s why she worked with a bipartisan group of her colleagues in asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize NESP construction along the Upper Mississippi River.”washingtonpost.com
FTC shuts down savings app Beam under tentative settlement
Beam aimed to let users earn higher interest rates on their money by engaging with its mobile savings app. Beam — the mobile savings app that imploded last year after a CNBC investigation revealed dozens of customers were unable to get their money out — has been shut down for good under a tentative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. As part of the settlement, Beam is banned from operating a mobile banking app or any other product or service that can be used to deposit, store, or withdraw funds. Under the settlement, neither Beam nor Du admit wrongdoing. Beam, which launched in 2019, billed itself as "the first mobile high-interest savings account for the 99%."cnbc.com
The new $1,400 stimulus checks would cost over $400 billion. Here's how Congress plans to get the funds
President Joe Biden's Covid relief plan is making its way through Congress. The $1.9 trillion bill includes money for a myriad of programs, including enhanced unemployment benefits, vaccination efforts and $1,400 stimulus checks. Funding new relief spending involves an interesting way of borrowing and figuratively printing money, according to Sahil Bloom, a financial educator and vice president at Altamont Capital Partners. Bloom said the government can create money without actually printing physical currency. Check out this video to see who actually "clicks the button" and to learn how the process can backfire.cnbc.com
Chicago spent $367 million on overtime in 2020, double what Mayor Lori Lightfoot budgeted
“I don’t think they got their money’s worth. I think most of our statistics, particularly those related to crime show that doling out overtime like drunken sailors didn’t make our city safer. As we’ve seen twofold increases in carjackings, violent crime ... significantly higher than the year previous and in some cases the highest it’s been in five years, all that extra money was spent with nothing to show for it,” Lopez said.chicagotribune.com
The best free resources to help you learn how to manage your money
There are so many ways to earn, manage and invest your money that it really takes some preparation to get it right. Here is a list of some great free resources to learn more about managing your money. Government ResourcesSeveral government agencies offer free learning resources for new investors. Here are some of my favorite resources:The IRS' Interactive Tax Assistant program offers a plethora of answers to common tax issues and questions. The Social Security Administration also offers excellent resources for mapping out any benefits for which you might qualify - how much you can anticipate to receive in Social Security or SSDI benefits; Medicare; and more.cnbc.com
For richer or poorer: The changing role of money in marriage
A Money magazine survey finds married couples argue more about their finances than household chores because more women are becoming breadwinners. Money magazine senior writer Donna Rosato discusses the new dynamic between married couples with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.cbsnews.com