April 29, 2021

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Business group, local app developer plan gift card that can be spent at small businesses throughout Portland

As small Portland businesses struggled through a difficult holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic, some began discussing the possibility of creating a communal gift card that could be spent at independent shops across the city.

Bricks Need Mortar, a coalition of local businesses, explored the idea but founder Sarah Shaoul didn’t think anything like that existed.

At the same time, Kiyo Kubo, a Portland app developer, was going door-to-door to businesses across the city, trying to convince them to sign on to his new startup venture, Kuto, an alternative payment app designed to save businesses money on credit

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Biden’s next stimulus bill could bring you more money: 5 ways you could benefit from his plan

What could be in Biden’s next two stimulus proposals for you?


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Tonight, President Joe Biden is expected to unveil his administration’s plans for the next stimulus bill tonight in a speech before Congress. March’s stimulus bill was just the first leg of a three-part plan by  Biden to create jobs, reduce poverty and get more money into people’s hands to drive the US economy as it emerges from the pandemic this year. The first piece of Biden’s plan — the American Rescue Plan — start with the one-time stimulus checks for up to $1,400 a piece and

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Inflation has added effect on your financial plan

Inflation is the quantitative measure of how quickly the price of goods is increasing. The most common measure used to quantify this is the consumer price index, or CPI, which is determined by tracking the weighted average price for a basket of goods. This “basket” is made up of consumer goods and services such as food, medical care and transportation costs. The price changes reflected in that basket of goods are meant to assess the changes in cost of living for consumers. When we build financial plans for clients, there are a lot of variables to take into consideration, and

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Biden Announces International Climate Finance Plan | National News

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new climate finance plan during his two-day summit that seeks to boost funding for developing countries.

“Today we are issuing America’s first ever international climate finance plan,” Biden said at his virtual climate change summit. “This plan represents our vision for financing the global climate response in a coordinated way. It lays out specific steps that federal agencies of the United States will take to increase both the quality and quantity of climate financing.”

Under the plan, the U.S. aims to double its climate financing to developing countries by 2024 relative to the

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Parents should set plan for that money now

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Good news for parents: Millions of American families with children will start receiving monthly payments from the enhanced child tax credit in July.

The payments could be as much as $300 per month for children under the age of 6, and about $250 per month for those between the ages of 6 and 17. For now, they’re scheduled to continue through the end of the year, and families will claim the rest of the credit when they file their 2021 taxes in 2022.

That’s a significant chunk of money for many families to

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Surprise: Your Car Insurance Plan May Not Cover High Medical Bills After A Crash : Shots

A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb’s teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.

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A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb’s teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.

Erica Seryhm Lee for KHN

Mark Gottlieb’s life changed in

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