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Money Talks: Headlines March 2021

If you’re a regular listener to MPB Think Radio, you are a regular listener to news stories. Today, our experts are going to translate those news stories to how that information affects you – in Mississippi. 

Income tax, stimulus payments, minimum wage


  • retail sales collections
  • special perpose acquisitions
  • new Treasury Secretary
  • cryptocurrencies
  • Income tax phase out
  • the next COVID relief - enhansed unemployment benefits extended and increased, $1400 stimulus checks
  • $15 mimimum wage


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