April 10, 2021

Money

Colorado auctioning weed-themed license plates to raise money for disability fund

Colorado has a new way for drivers to show their high country pride.

The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles is offering 14 vanity plates with weed-themed words and phrases through an auction to raise money for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.

BONG, GANJA, HERB and ISIT420 are among the tags on offer.

The last of those is a reference to April 20, which is celebrated by many marijuana users as Weed Day and is when the auction is scheduled to end.

At the time this article was published, the bidding for ISIT420 had reached $6510, followed GREEN at $2,500 and

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Howard University takes on golf, with Steph Curry’s money and a coach’s moxie

He’s wearing a Bison face mask that creeps below his graying mustache and a hat emblazoned with the logo of NBA superstar Stephen Curry. He towers from the top of the hill, arms crossed, mostly silent. Here — on any course, really — is where Puryear finds peace. If he had his way, he would get lost on its rolling hills and blend in with the Bermuda grass.

“Like a ghost,” Puryear says. “I’m okay with people not knowing that I exist.”

But Puryear, a 50-year-old Black man, sticks out in a sport still grappling with

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Money Pours Into Climate-Focused Proptech

Venture capital firms this year have begun raising hundreds of millions of dollars that they plan to deploy into proptech startups aimed at taking on climate change by making buildings more sustainable. 

The surge of investment, taking place across the U.S., Canada and Europe, comes as experts see multiple coinciding forces that will push developers and landlords to adopt green building technologies in the coming years. 

Government action, from local building regulations to President Joe Biden’s push to spend hundreds of billions on sustainable buildings, is expected to force rapid adoption of climate proptech solutions. But the movement isn’t just

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Child tax credit 2021 could bring more than stimulus checks. Calculating the total is a brain-buster

Calculate how much money you could get from the 2021 child tax credit.


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While the IRS continues to send out fresh batches of stimulus checks of up to $1,400 each, a perk in the new $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is set to bring thousands of dollars to families with children. Along with savings for medical costs, and extra unemployment checks, households with dependent children can expect even more money from changes to the child tax credit. Over time, it could potentially bring in more than the stimulus checks, with CTC payments

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Social Security beneficiaries receive bulk of latest stimulus checks

A fourth batch of more than 25 million $1,400 stimulus payments has been sent, and this time Social Security beneficiaries received most of the money.

The IRS announced on Wednesday that new stimulus checks totaling more than $36 billion had been issued. Those payments began processing on Friday, April 2, and had an official payment date of April 7.

The new batch brings the total payments issued to date to more than 156 million, or about $372 billion.

The $1,400 stimulus checks were authorized by Congress in March. They include payments of up to $1,400 per person, plus $1,400 per

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Vaccinated Can Get Free Drink Money From Samuel Adams

  • Samuel Adams will give out up to 10,000 payments of $7 to customers who share a vaccine card or sticker.
  • The contest comes as brands are increasingly trying to incentivize customers to get vaccinated.
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If you’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, Samuel Adams will let you buy drinks on the company’s tab.

The beer giant announced the initiative, called #ShotForSam, to encourage people to get vaccinated. 

There are three ways to enter to get a free $7 toward your next drink purchase: tagging the company and using #ShotForSam on Instagram along with a picture

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