How to Deposit a Check Made Out to a Deceased Person

There was a huge debacle this year with the stimulus checks. The government sent out quite a few checks made out to a deceased person. Family members were distraught because of the unexpected reminders of their loved one. Moreover, they were confused by what to do with these checks. Stimulus checks are different from other checks, but it made many people start to wonder: How do I deposit a check made out to a dead person? Is It Illegal to Deposit a Check Made Out to a Deceased Person? In the Read more [...]

What Are the Benefits for Partial Unemployment?

COVID-19 has changed so many different aspects of our lives. In particular, employment has changed. Many people are now unemployed or partially unemployed. People who have never had to face this situation are curious about the benefits for partial unemployment. It's tough to navigate, but the answers are out there. What is Partial Unemployment? As the name suggests, partial unemployment means that you have some type of work. However, you don't work full-time. Moreover, you can't find full-time Read more [...]

Can You Receive Both SSI and SSDI?

The Social Security Administration offers two different types of benefit programs: SSI and SSDI. You can receive both SSI and SSDI. However, each program has its own requirements. You have to meet those requirements independently to qualify for either (or both) form of benefits. What is SSI? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly benefit check. People who "collect social security" after the age of 65 often mean that they're getting an SSI check. SSI is available to people who are 65 Read more [...]

Can You Earn Money by Installing Solar Panels

The number one reason to install solar panels at home or work is because you believe in the power of renewable energy. However, that's not the only reason. You can earn money by installing solar panels. Sometimes, you get cash back or a zero dollar energy bill. Plus there are tax incentives. Earn Electricity Credits by Installing Solar Panels When you install solar, your home generates excess energy that gets put back into the electrical grid. Depending on where you live, you might get cash or Read more [...]

If AT&T Reduced Plan Costs But Added Ads, Would You Do It?

Reuters recently released an exclusive article, quickly picked up by other news outlets, about a plan in the works from AT&T. The idea is that AT&T would serve you targeted ads on your phone. In exchange, they would reduce the cost of your phone plan. Would you do it? For me, it depends a lot on the details. It Hasn't Worked in the Past According to Reuters, several different companies have attempted something similar. Going back nearly phone decades, Sprint's Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile Read more [...]

7 Cheap Old Houses Under $30,000

If you have been saving up for a down payment for a house then you might already have tens of thousands of dollars. What if, instead of using it for a down payment, you used it to buy a house outright? Believe it or not, there are cheap old houses under $30,000. Of course, you may need to do some repairs on these houses. But if you're willing to put in the time and work, this can be a really wonderful way to secure affordable housing. A Home for $1000 When you look at buying cheap old houses, Read more [...]

Can You Sue Someone for Unpaid Debt?

If someone owes you money then you are entitled to that money. Hopefully you can work it out without going to court. However, if you can't, then it might be time to file an unpaid debt lawsuit. You can file lawsuits against individuals or companies in small claims court in order to recoup money owed you. Before You Go To Court Going to court isn't fun. Most people find it stressful. It's time-consuming and it can be frustrating. As someone owed money, this is both bad news and good news for you. Read more [...]

How to Make Money from Home If You’re Disabled

Millions of people in America live with a disability. It's hard to make a living from home. It is especially challenging to make a living while trying to cope with a disability. How do disabled people make money from home? Many Americans with disabilities do have access to some financial support. For example, they get help from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. However, they may still struggle to handle the cost of living when using Read more [...]

5 Ways to Minimize Burial Expenses

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the various costs associated with her relative's funeral. Having never had to organize or pay for a funeral myself, I was shocked to learn just how many fees were involved. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to minimize burial expenses. 1. Get Insurance in Advance If you're able to plan ahead then the best way to minimize burial expenses is to get the proper insurance in place ahead of time. This includes life insurance as well as burial insurance. Read more [...]

5 Key Platforms for Artists to Make Money During COVID

It's never an easy journey for an artist to make a living. For some people, it can feel almost impossible to make money during COVID. It's especially rough for performance artists who don't have access to the stages and venues where they previously worked. That said, artists are creative. It's in their nature. In that way, they may even have a leg up on a lot of people when it comes to making money during COVID. After all, they're used to the hustle. I know that 15+ years of drumming up freelance Read more [...]