Money Talks: COVID-19 update
Nancy Lottridge-Anderson answered questions remotely for our show.
- IRS extened filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020 for 2019 person income taxes https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020
- Mississippi Department of Revenue extended the deadline to pay and file state taxes to May 15, 2020 for individual and corporate income tax https://twitter.com/MSDeptofRevenue/status/1242177964101468160/photo/1
- All Mississippi businesses and non-profits that are severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
- Social Security Administration isn't seeing individuals in the office for now. You can call the National 800 Number. Toll-Free: 1-800-772-1213, call your local office, or go online for answers https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
- The Mississippi Public Service Commission is prohibiting utility shutoffs during this state of emergency. https://www.msema.org/news/public-service-commission-to-prohibiting-utility-shutoffs/
- Congress is currently negotiating a stimulus package.
- Last week, Money Talks discussed picking up groceries. Since then Kroger has waved the pick up fee https://www.kroger.com/i/ways-to-shop/pickup
Calls and email dealt with
- church contributions
- IRA required minimum distributions
- who will get a stimulus check
- investing in oil companies
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
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
Money Talks: Magic Money Blog
Money Talks expert host, Dr. Nancy Lottridge Anderson was inspired by a recent phone call on the show to talk about the history of money. Listen here to the audio from the creative you tube video she and her husband created or find a link to the video on this site.Thank you for listening and supporting Money Talks on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.Money Talks can be heard live on MPB Think Radio Tuesdays at 9am. Or listen to the podcast. Moneytalks.mpbonline.orgHow can the stock market bounce back when the economic news is so dire? Much of the answer lies with our central bank, The Federal Reserve. The Fed has been pumping money into the system to under-gird the economy.Last week, on the radio, I was asked, "How does the Fed create money?" There was only a minute left before we went to break, so my answer was brief. I decided I needed to craft a better answer. With the help of my producer/director husband, we made a movie!Magic Money