Don’t get scammed: If you plan to trade, resell a gift card make sure you do your research first
DETROIT – Gift cards are one of the most popular items to give or receive this time of year. Reselling or trading the gift card that might not be right for you could create some big problems if you don’t do your homework. A gift card reselling company based in Texas is under investigation because some people say they were duped. “A lot of con-artists out there are going to calling, emailing, looking for your personal information. They don’t need you personal information, they don’t need your bank account numbers.
Be cautious: Experts warn of potential stimulus check scams
The stimulus money would likely start making its way to you by the end of the year or early January, and scammers are already making their move for your money. “A lot of con-artists out there are going to calling, emailing, looking for your personal information. They don’t need you personal information, they don’t need your bank account numbers. “Make sure that you’re being very cautious anytime you’re receiving a text message or email as well. “Either they’re hoping to get your money, or they’re hoping that you’re going to give your personal information.”
Financial expert weighs in on second stimulus, federal benefits debates
DETROIT – The debate has been underway in Washington over another possible stimulus and federal benefits. How could it affect your bottom line if you rely on unemployment assistance? Local 4′s Hank Winchester spoke with financial expert Kirk Cassidy to find out. READ: Stimulus uncertainty and the money conversations you should be havingWatch the video above for the full report
Will extra COVID-19 unemployment benefits be extended or replaced by ‘back-to-work’ bonus?
DETROIT – With the extra $600 in unemployment benefits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis set to expire next month, will the weekly payment be extended or replaced by a new “back-to-work” bonus? President Donald Trump’s administration wants to replace the $600 unemployment payment with a new “back-to-work” bonus. What does this mean for Michigan residents collecting unemployment right now? Millions of Americans, and around 1.3 million Michiganders, are collecting unemployment right now. “The idea is to give a bonus to incentivize people to come off of unemployment and go back to work,” financial expert Kirk Cassidy said.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand as of Wednesday morning
Gretchen Whitmers plan for reopening Michigan during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic breaks the state into eight regions. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 52,350 as of Tuesday, including 5,017 deaths, state officials report. Detroit announced an Everybody VS COVID-19 digital unity festival that is meant to bring attention to the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) and promote the 2020 Census. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily.
What to do if you still haven’t received your government stimulus check
DETROIT – Have you received your stimulus check yet? Millions have received their checks, but Help Me Hank is still hearing from others who are waiting for their checks in the mail. “There 130 million people that have received their stimulus check, but there are many who still haven’t,” financial expert Kirk Cassidy said. “If you take that paper check to any JPMorgan Chase branch and you take two pieces of identification, they’re going to cash that check for you without any fees,” a city spokesperson said. Click here to visit the Get My Payment page on the IRS website.
Financial expert helps you manager your money during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
Financial expert helps you manager your money during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisisPublished: April 10, 2020, 6:19 pmThe dramatic job losses and layoffs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis have many people wondering about their financial future.
Financial planning: Why it's critical to start saving now
DETROIT - The financial decisions you make today can greatly affect the future, from your holiday budget to your taxes. While you're busy getting children ready to go back to school, take some time and learn these financial lessons. Financial expert Kirk Cassidy joined Local 4 Consumer Expert Hank Winchester to talk about making the right moves now to prepare for the future. It might seem far off, but it's also a good time to start thinking about taxes. Make sure you're keeping all important tax-related documents together, and work on a monthly log so you're prepared when it's time to file.