March 26, 2021

Money

Oakland debuted its universal income program. Here’s who could get the money.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced details for the city’s new guaranteed income program Tuesday, solidifying plans to provide monthly payments to Oakland families.

The pilot program will be one of the nation’s largest, with 600 families able to receive $500 a month for 18 months. The money does not come with job requirements or other conditions for those who receive it.

Families will need to meet basic income requirements and can begin applying to the program later this spring. Participants will be selected randomly and money could hit bank accounts as early as the summer.


Philanthropic organization Blue Meridian Partners

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11 nabbed in Oregon marijuana money laundering case

Search warrants served in Linn, Benton, Marion counties

More than $373,000 in US money was seized during a search of locations in Linn, Benton and Marion counties in a money laundering and racketeering investigation that ended with 11 arrests, March 24, 2021 (Albany PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A combined regional investigation that included the Oregon State Police and the FBI landed 11 people from Oregon, Washington and California in jail, each facing multiple charges including racketeering and

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Are you eligible for the $1,400 stimulus check? Answers to all your qualification questions

Stimulus check requirements for the third round are more generous and stringent at the same time. We’ll explain.


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The third stimulus check maxes out at $1,400, roughly 85% of US households qualify for it and millions have already received it via direct deposit or paper check in the mail. If you haven’t gotten yours, you’re likely wondering if you qualify this time. By the way, there could even be a fourth stimulus check on the horizon.

It’s important to know that eligibility rules have changed since the first and second checks, with new income limitations

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Ahead of IPO, Coinbase users speak out about locked accounts and lost money

As it prepares to go public, Coinbase is still struggling to provide support to customers who have issues with funds being available, or their accounts being hacked or locked, according to a report by the New York Times. The exchange is often considered to be one of the safer bets for those looking to invest in crypto, but the story shows that users who run into trouble could be left out in the cold.

The Times tells the story of dozens of customers who have had money stolen from their accounts, or who have had their accounts locked

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Fees for NFT auctions mean you can lose money.

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are having their $69 million moment as a way to create value out of what would traditionally be considered valueless. A form of cryptocurrency that acts as a digital certificate of ownership that can be bought and sold NFTs are a useful tool for selling things that have no physical presence—whether it’s a collage of digital artworks like the one Beeple sold at Christie’s, or a recording of farts. Now that everyone has seen what they can do, there’s an a NFT gold rush.

Because pretty much anything can be an NFT and making one usually

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Will selling my own home save me money?

If you’re thinking about selling your home without a real estate agent, consider the costs. (iStock)

With low-interest rates, there are plenty of buyers hoping to purchase a new home in the current real estate market. If you’re looking to lower your expenses, you may consider skipping real estate agents and selling your house on your own to take advantage of the high demand. However, it’s important to remember that selling your home isn’t free.

When you’re working with an agent, sellers can expect to lose approximately 5% of the sales price to agent fees. If you sell

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