Stimulus checks, SSI, SSDI: Would you qualify for a third payment, everything else to know

The rules for a third stimulus check aren’t final yet, but here’s what we know from the lens of SSI and SSDI.

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If you’re part of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, the good news is that you’re likely to qualify for a third stimulus check that’s larger than the previous two, topping out at $1,400 per person — including for dependents of any age

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that contains the new payment is expected to pass the House of Representatives by the weekend, as part of an effort

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Google’s Redesigned Digital Wallet Tries to Make Payments Feel More Personal

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Google is trying to draw more people to its payment app and keep them there longer with features such as a reward system, new financial management services and a format for listing payments that evokes text-message conversations.

The Google Pay app will eventually offer Plex, mobile checking and savings accounts being introduced by Google in partnership with 11 banks and credit unions.

“It positions the mobile app and Google Pay to solve for a broader set of a customer’s financial needs beyond payments,” said Ross Cosner, vice president and analyst at Gartner Inc.

Google’s redesigned app, which arrived

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Local businesses hopeful Restaurant Week will provide a boost in business


Restaurant Week in The District in downtown Columbia began Monday, and local restaurants say the event could help boost businesses for the industry during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nickie Davis with the District said restaurants are still being impacted by the pandemic while only being able to serve people at half capacity.

“A majority of them are far less than that capacity because we still need to factor in the six-foot distancing which means that some of them are at 20% capacity,” Davis said. “That doesn’t mean that their utilities went down 20%. That doesn’t mean their rent

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The business I’d start now would center around blockchain

Mark Cuban became a billionaire just before the dot-com bubble burst.

In 1995, Cuban and a friend, Todd Wagner, started an internet radio platform called Four years later, was acquired by Yahoo for $5.7 billion in stock, making Cuban a very wealthy man. Since then, the “Shark Tank” investor and Dallas Mavericks owner has invested in hundreds of successful companies to date.

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If Cuban were to start a company today, he would also utilize new technology — he would center the business around blockchain technology, smart contracts and NFTs,

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People now filing insurance claims, looking for contractors for winter storm damage

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As many people around the state recover from the winter storm, some homeowners have the difficult choice of choosing a contractor and filing insurance claims.

For some Texans, water and electricity remain an issue on the heels of the winter storm, but for others, the road to recovery has already begun.

Busted water pipes have caused damage to many homes throughout the state and insurance claims are already being filed.

“We’ve heard from about 18,900 customers across the state reporting damage, and the vast majority of that is because of frozen and broken water pipes. And

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Cathie Wood made a career betting on the future

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Cathie Wood, the founder of ARK Invest, has amassed legions of obsessed followers. Wood has become a favorite of the Wall Street Bets crowd, and successfully kept control of her firm. Now,

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