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The holiday shipping deadlines are approaching quickly – here’s what you need to know. THE DATE TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS IS NOT THE ONLY DATE TO CONSIDER. There are some important deadlines to keep in mind if you need to ship gifts to loved ones. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, EasyShip.com estimates that more than 50 million packages will be shipped per day. To meet the demand, most of the major services have hired additional holiday help. The longer you wait to ship, the more likely you are to experience unexpected delays. When it comes to getting your…

Families in specific states will receive surprise stimulus checks worth up to (dollar)3,300 before Christmas. PRIOR TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, SURPRISING stimulus payments of up to (dollar)3,300 will be made to eligible families in a specific state. California is one of the states that has detailed information on its stimulus package. Before the end of the year, it is expected that nine million Californians will receive checks worth up to (dollar)1,100 as part of the Golden State Stimulus II program. Bonus money ranging from (dollar)600 to (dollar)1,100 is available to residents who qualify. A family of four could be eligible…

Is KFC bringing out a new sauce? KFC is one of the most popular fast food chains in the United States, with nearly 4,000 locations. In select locations, the fried chicken chain is introducing a new product to its menu this week. The famous fried chicken restaurant will add a new sauce to its menu beginning Monday, December 6, 2021. Sweet Hot Capital City mambo sauce is a new sauce that will be available for a limited time in Washington, Atlanta, and Dallas. For a long time, the sauce has dominated the DC food scene, and now KFC is bringing…

Extra cash, bill assistance, and free gifts are among the 10 ways to get money help this Christmas. THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE DIFFICULT ON THE BUDGET. Entertaining, gifts, and travel are some of the extra expenses that add to the monthly budget, but there is some relief available, and it comes in a variety of forms. Various organizations offer assistance in the hopes of making the holiday season a joyous occasion. Other states have provided relief to their residents by distributing stimulus funds. It’s a good idea to look in your own city or county to see what’s available, whether…

‘Anti-vaxx activists’ launch ‘Unvaxxed Sperm’ coin to compete with Bitcoin, but it crashes in two days. Unvaxxed Sperm, a new anti-vaccine cryptocurrency, has been slammed as a “scam” after it crashed just two days after launching. The new coin was launched by activists about a week ago, and its crude name is based on the false belief that Covid vaccines have an impact on fertility. This claim is backed up by no medical evidence. “To a degree, I’d say we are anti-vaccine,” one of the coin’s developers, who only went by the initials ‘Fauci,’ told VICE. Another, however, insisted they…

Here are 12 Christmas scams to avoid, ranging from fake gift cards to Secret Santa con artists. With the holidays approaching, many people are looking for the ideal gift to give to friends and family; however, experts warn Americans about Christmas scams that could spoil their festivities. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has listed the 12 Christmas scams that Americans should be aware of before purchasing goods in a lighthearted holiday manner. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers about social media ads that claim to support a charity or offer a free trial but are actually scams in which victims…

Because of a little-known rule, I can’t sign up for Medicare and it’s costing me thousands of dollars. A RECOVERING cancer patient is without health insurance due to a little-known Medicare rule, and it’s costing her thousands of dollars. Scarlet Poulet’s lack of insurance, according to CNBC, stems from a COBRA health plan’s inability to replace Medicare Part B. Since 2018, Scarlet has been enrolled in Medicare Part A, which covers hospitalization. Scarlet, 68, lost insurance through an employer in August, resulting in the problems she’s having now. Scarlet can’t enroll in Part B, which covers outpatient care, until January…

Before Christmas, your child could receive (dollar)10,000 in stimulus checks, depending on how the funds are distributed. Before Christmas, eligible college students will receive a stimulus check in the amount of (dollar)10,000. The payments will provide pandemic relief to students and institutions across the country as part of the (dollar)40 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. As a result, tens of thousands of colleges have received a share of the funds and have begun sending stimulus payments to students. Meharry Medical College, a historically black medical school, recently distributed (dollar)10,000 in grants to the majority of its 956 students. Direct…

Christmas payments worth (dollar)6,300 will be sent to hundreds of people by December 15 – here’s who qualifies. Hundreds of people in Atlanta will receive a STIMULUS check worth up to (dollar)6,300 by December 15; here’s who’s eligible. In the days leading up to Christmas, students at an Atlanta medical school will receive a large gift. Morehouse School of Medicine, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, plans to give each of its students (dollar)6,300 to cover various education-related expenses. Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the school’s president, sent an email to students on Wednesday detailing how they can put the money to…

Fears of a chicken tender shortage, as well as supply chain issues, have pushed up prices. THE ISSUE OF SUPPLY NOT MEETING DEMAND was a hot topic in 2021, and it’s now spread to chicken tenders. According to NBC News, the reason for this could be that chicken tenders require more processing time and packaging. According to the US Department of Agriculture, chicken breast tender prices have recently risen to (dollar)3.98 per pound, nearly (dollar)1 higher than the same period last year. When supply does not meet demand, prices typically rise. When prices rise, not only does this indicate a…

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