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Money Talks: 529 Savings Plans

Emelia Nordan, The College Savings Director from the State Treasurer’s office takes questions and explains the MPACT and MACS savings plans for school tuition. https://www.treasurerlynnfitch.ms.gov/collegesavingsmississippi/Pages/default.aspx

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5/19/2020

Money Talks: Whats New?

What's going on in Mississippi this week?We are still under the Safer-at-home Executive Order number 1477 that was extended and remains in effect until Monday, May 25th. Governor Tate Reeves is encouraging all of us to stay at home unless engaged in Essential Activities or Essential Travel. Gov. Tate Reeves has expanded social distancing guidelines for Attala, Leake, Scott, Jasper, Neshoba, Newton, and Lauderdale counties. Businesses in these counties must screen employees for the coronavirus. People have to wear masks if they cannot social distance at their jobs and masks must be worn during retail, live auction and flea market shopping.https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/ExecutiveOrders/1477.pdfhttps://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/ExecutiveOrders/1480.pdfThe governor added some benefits for the unemployed. https://www.coronavirus.ms.gov/2020-04/governor-reeves-extends-unemployment-workers-impacted-covid-19Calls concerned:credit card ratesa 2nd EIP check?wife lost workdo dependents get checks?where's my check?unemploymentyou need your AGI for "Get My Payment" at the IRSchecks to deceased individualsLooking for a way to make more money?consider online tutoring sites like Chegg or VIPKidselling handmade products such as jewelry or greeting cards on ETSYdelivering food for DoorDash or GrubHubDelivering groceries for companies such as Shipt or Instacart selling books on Amazon Marketplace or other items locally on Facebook Marketplace offering to your services to neighborsyards maintenancedog walkingsupervising childrenoutside or in a park – if you already have a relationship with the family.https://www.inhersight.com/blog/how-to/make-money-during-coronavirus-pandemic?_n=92545989#Also consider taking a class in contact tracing so you'll be ready for the job market when Mississippi starts hiringhttps://www.coursera.org/learn/covid-19-contact-tracing?edocomorp=covid-19-contact-tracing
5/12/2020

Money Talks: Credit Counseling

Guest: Bruce McClary from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling https://www.nfcc.org/DATES TO KNOW: Submit your banking information to receive direct deposits of Economic Impact Payments by 11am Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. Mississippi Income Tax Returns and Payments are now due July 15th, 2020.Topics on the NFCC's website include - 10 Smart Ways to Reduce Expenses and Tighten Your Budget to Make Your Stimulus Check Last, Tips for Making and Managing an Emergency Budget; Should You Access Your Retirement Funds Early Due to COVID-19You can hear Bruce McClary give additional information on NFCC's Fin Bit Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/6I2jbwF7mg9BxU3ywhdEUQDiscussions coveredEviction and Foreclosure Suspension for Homeowners Facing Difficulties Making Mortgage Payments https://www.nfcc.org/resources/blog/eviction-and-foreclosure-suspension-for-homeowners-facing-difficulties-making-mortgage-payments/Mortgage ForbearanceRefinancing https://www.nfcc.org/resources/blog/5-ways-to-still-refinance-your-mortgage-with-a-less-than-perfect-credit-score/Warning about " housing relief" scams https://www.nfcc.org/what-we-offer/foreclosure-prevention-counseling/foreclosure-rescue-scams/Credit card debt https://www.nfcc.org/what-we-offer/emergency-credit-card-help/Free weekly credit report https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.actionBruce was a guest on the July 3rd 2018 Money Talks broadcast http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd31f1533f6c1be55607d7c