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Some $1,400 stimulus checks will be mailed payments. It’s not junk mail, so here’s how to make sure you don’t miss them

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Getty ImagesNew $ 1,400 stimulus checks could be landing in your mailbox soon.Government agencies including the Treasury Department, IRS and Bureau of the Fiscal Service on Monday announced a second batch of payments will be sent this week.While that includes more direct deposit payments, it also includes a large number of mailed paper checks or prepaid debit cards."Since this new set of payments will include more mailed payments, we urge people to carefully watch their mail for a check or debit card in the coming weeks," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.The third stimulus checks were authorized when the American Rescue Plan was passed earlier this month.The payments will include up to $ 1,400 per person, plus $ 1,400 per adult or child dependent, provided individuals a...

Experts say some stock investors could be at risk of getting burned. How to make sure you’re not one of them

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Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesAs some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering.But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks.Christine Benz, director of personal finance at Morningstar, said she vowed to speak up the next time she saw potentially dangerous market conditions crop up, after the dot-com bust of the late 90s."It feels like that time is here," she tweeted last week.More from Personal Finance:Here's a decade-by-decade retirement planning guideState, local tax breaks could be revived, but not without a fightSavings interest rates hit rock bottom as Americans stash more cashA sudden pullback on ...

Retirement savings on track? How to make sure you’re prepared for other goals, too

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nd3000 | iStock | Getty ImagesStart young. Look away from your 401(k) when the market freaks out. Don't sell.A lot of the investment advice you hear probably has to do with saving for retirement. Yet many people need to use the market's returns to achieve other goals, too.Often it also makes sense to invest for objectives like a down payment on a house, starting a business or sending a child to college, among other milestones that can arise long before you go gray or consider leaving work for good."Life is so much more than retirement," said certified financial planner Peter Creedon, CEO of Crystal Brook Advisors in Mount Sinai, New York.It can be intimidating and confusing to juggle multiple goals with different timelines. CNBC spoke with financial advisors about how to best do so.First, ...
Making sure your child is not burned out by online learning

Making sure your child is not burned out by online learning

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Making_Sure_Your_Child_is_Not_Burnt_out_With_Online_Learning_-_An_Unique_PerspectiveMaking Sure Your Child is Not Burnt out With Online Learning - An Unique PerspectiveThe recent coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world to its very core. From several changes on the work front to learning how to deal with the constantly changing dynamics of life, the challenges are endless. The hours spent at home without contact with the social world has been stressful. The conversations around being physically and mentally healthy are frequent. The constant state of stress can lead to eventual burnout, not only in adults but children as well. Children too, have experienced sudden changes in their lives that they are not mature enough to experience. Changes like online schooling are something new that th...

With so many people living longer, advisors help to make sure the fear of outliving money doesn’t become a reality

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sturti | E+ | Getty ImagesAlfred Abraham has had colon cancer, prostate cancer, open heart surgery and his left eye removed.Yet at 100, he's still alive and well. Every day, he and his partner Brian eat fruit and salad and go for walks. He and his family were planning a big party to celebrate his becoming a centenarian this past April, but the pandemic wouldn't allow for it. "At the present time, I'm doing very nicely despite what's going on," said Abraham, a former CPA and bank executive who lives in New York. One big part of why he's doing so well is his financial advisor, he says.More from Advisor Insight:Target-date funds are getting more personalEight costly retirement mistakes to avoidPreparing heirs for the $ 68 trillion 'great wealth transfer'"He's doing a very good job ...