COVID-19 and Cybercrime — Be on the Lookout for More Cyberattacks and Scams

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One effect of the coronavirus pandemic that hasn’t gotten a whole lot of attention is the rise in cybercrime that has occurred since the pandemic began. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the confusion and uncertainty sown by COVID-19 to ramp up cyberattacks against businesses and individuals. A study recently conducted by Iomart, a cloud computing […]

Unemployment and Taxes: How to Pay Taxes on Unemployment Benefits

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Due to economic shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have lost their jobs and had to file for unemployment benefits — many for the first time ever.  About 884,000 people filed unemployment claims during the week of August 31, according to the U.S. Labor Department. This is nearly four times higher than […]

How to Critique Your Food Budget and Lower Food Costs

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The financial uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many families to try to stretch their finances a little bit further. One common area of belt-tightening is the monthly food budget. About 10% of the average American family’s disposable income is spent on food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is […]