Money Matters

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  Summer vacation success

  Money Tuesday: Tips on finding a summer job

  Small business owners wait for PPP loan update

Many small businesses are applying for the next round of financial help from the government to stay afloat, and waiting to find out if they have to pay back the previous COVID-19 relief loan.

Alabama revenue department issues guidance for tax relief measures

The Alabama Department of Revenue, or ALDOR, issued guidance for taxpayers and employers regarding tax relief measures included in Gov. Kay Ivey’s proclamation.

We put $2 parking lot steaks to the test

Traveling steak sales are pulling into parking lots across the country, luring lots of budget-conscious shoppers.

Alabama lawmakers’ pay increasing in 2021

Members of the Alabama Legislature will get a 3.76% raise on Jan.1, bringing the 140 lawmakers’ annual pay to $51,734.

  State finance director ‘highly confident’ CARES funds will be spent by Dec. 30

The state finance director said Wednesday his office is working under a Dec. 30 deadline to spend more than $800 million remaining from the more than $1.76 billion federal CARES Act money allocated to the state earlier this year.

More federal help for state COVID-19 needs?

With the election now over and two months before a new government is seated, some in Alabama’s congressional delegation say more federal help to states for the coronavirus pandemic could be on the way.

General Fund, Education Trust Fund revenue up in October with COVID ‘backstory’

Tax revenues in the state’s General Fund and Education Trust Fund grew significantly, 16.2% and 8.7%, in October compared to a year ago.

Paying bills online? Don’t make this mistake

It’s quick and convenient, but also very easy to make a costly mistake, as one woman learned.

  The CDC will use its quarantine authority to prevent evictions

The Centers for Disease Control will use its quarantine authority to prevent renters from being evicted from their homes through the end of the year.

  Unemployment numbers remain steady as others dropped from claims

The ADOL said it appears the state’s economy is going in the right direction with unemployment numbers dropping recently.

  Riverchase Galleria reopens, managers take steps to keep shoppers safe

The Riverchase Galleria in Hoover reopened Tuesday.

  Does negative oil price impact gas prices?

Gas prices have been dropping over the past few weeks because there’s less demand for it right now.

  When will I get my stimulus check? IRS to launch check tracker

The IRS announced Easter weekend the first round of payments were deposited into taxpayers’ bank accounts and later this week, it will launch a tool on its website where people can track the status of their stimulus check.

  Do you need a tax professional?

The IRS will begin accepting income tax returns on January 27.

  Amazon leading local job growth for 2020

2020 should see a jump in jobs in Jefferson County.

  Options available for people unable to pay taxes they owe

If you owe on your taxes, tax preparers say not filing them is the worst thing you can do

  Money Matters: Goal Oriented Finances

  Money Matters: What is a Fiduciary?

  Money Matters: Getting Organized

Money Matters: Getting Organized

  Money Matters: Common financial challenges facing retirees

Money Matters: Common financial challenges facing retirees

  Money Matters: What is a 529 plan?

Money Matters: What is a 529 plan?

  Money Matters: Top 3 Most Common Financial Mistakes

Money Matters: Top 3 Most Common Financial Mistakes