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    Congress has finally passed its $2 trillion stimulus package, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.

    While there’s plenty of money going to large corporations, such as airlines, there’s a lot that should help everyday Americans. Here are some of the changes that could send funds to your bank account in the weeks ahead.

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    Bubbles burst, the economy falters, companies downsize, and personal disasters happen, which can result in a reduced paycheck. Perpetual salary growth or even maintenance is simply not guaranteed. However, by adopting the right tools and attitude, you can make the most of a reduced paycheck and not just survive but thrive.

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    The U.S. government is extending the tax-filing deadline to July 15, a move meant to give taxpayers extra time to deal with their taxes amid the coronavirus outbreak. Taxpayers now have an extra three months to both file and pay their taxes.

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    Here are some helpful tips for those who are experiencing financial hardships associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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    About half of U.S. businesses are home-based.1 If you run a business out of your home, your homeowners insurance may not provide the coverage you need to protect your business assets and income.

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    When you go to the doctor it’s typically for a specific problem, such as a cold, stomach pain or other issue you want to get better. But often in their haste to be cured, patients fail to ask doctors questions about their health and take advantage to the short amount of time with the one person who can decipher their blood test results or explain how to take their newly prescribed medications. Doctors say they wish their patients would be more proactive and ask these questions during their visit.

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    Many Americans are still struggling when it comes to saving. 53% of U.S. households have no emergency savings accounts, according to an October 2019 AARP report. And a Bankrate study said 21% of Americans have no set savings plan; that is, they don’t regularly put money from each paycheck into savings.

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    Babies tend to outgrow things faster than you can say “0-to-3-month-onesie.” That means there are tons of used baby goods out there that have barely been slobbered on. Opting for these hand-me-downs over new items can save you money when you need it most.

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    Buy new, buy used or lease? These are just a few of the many decisions you’ll need to make before happily driving away with a vehicle. While shopping for a car or truck is exciting, it’s also no simple matter. You can avoid buyer’s remorse by making important financial and practical decisions before signing on the dotted line.

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    According to the latest Giving USA Annual Report of Philanthropy, charitable giving by American individuals in 2018 totaled about $292 billion. If you showed your generosity and donated in 2019, you not only enriched someone’s life, but you may be able to save on your taxes, thanks to your philanthropic spirit.