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Finding Work During COVID-19

Posted 2 days ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unemployment rates to soar as businesses make cutbacks to try and stay afloat. With so many people looking for work, it is all the more difficult to find a new job. However, there are still some businesses that are hiring and finding a job is still possible in the current […]

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Community Connect Spreads Kindness Virtually in 2020

Posted 6 days ago

While social distancing keeps us apart, Netspend’s customers and communities have never been closer to our hearts. With the end of 2020 approaching and as we continue adjusting to a “new normal” that feels anything but, Netspend has taken stock of the impacts COVID-19 has had on our customers and communities. The global pandemic has […]

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Benefits Payment Schedule – October 2020

Posted 7 days ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

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How to Spot and Avoid Unemployment Scams

Posted 2 weeks ago

Over the past few months, millions of people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many Americans are applying for unemployment benefits and are struggling to find work. Sadly, with so many people applying for benefits, unemployment scams are rife and hard to avoid. In Washington state alone, $300 million was […]

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Benefits Payment Schedule – September 2020

Posted 1 month ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

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Your Guide to Filing for Unemployment Benefits

Posted 1 month ago

When you lose your job or have your hours reduced, it can create a great deal of stress in an already difficult time. Even if you’re not making any money, your monthly bills still need to get paid. While you’re looking for a new job, unemployment benefits provide temporary income to help cover your monthly […]

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Congratulations to our Tax Time Sweepstakes Winners!

Posted 2 months ago

Our Tax Time Sweepstakes has ended and here’s the list of our winners: Grand Prize Winner Ryan L. – Vancouver, WA Second Prize Winners Jesse R. – Hilliard, FL Dana M. – Osgood, IN Sharon D. – Brandon, MS Third Prize Winners Angela G. – Springfield, MO Jamie B. – Kinston, NC Analyn C. – […]

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Benefits Payment Schedule – August 2020

Posted 2 months ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

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What You Need to Know About ChexSystems and Early Warning Services

Posted 4 months ago

Can’t get a checking or savings account? You might be in the ChexSystems or Early Warning Services databases which are used by banks to determine whether to let you open a savings or checking account. These are two of the primary Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies. What is a Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting […]

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What You Can Learn if You’ve Been Scammed

Posted 5 months ago

Being scammed can feel like having your home invaded. Your trust level goes down, and you are determined not to let it happen again. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, there are valuable lessons that can be learned. Here are a few examples of what you can do to prevent being scammed in […]

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Government Stimulus Check FAQs

Posted 6 months ago

The Treasury Department and IRS have announced more information around the distribution of the government stimulus package/checks, or, as they’re calling it, economic impact payments (EIP). For the most up-to-date information go here. Here is some helpful information from that website: When are stimulus checks anticipated to go out? On March 30, the IRS said […]

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How Netspend Can Help During Social Distancing

Posted 7 months ago

We understand these are tough times as we adjust to staying home more and social distancing from each other. It can be even tougher for those without bank accounts, but Netspend can help. Netspend prepaid cards, specifically, offer: No credit check1 because this is not a credit card No-cost2 direct deposit FDIC-insured funds by the […]

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6 Smart Resolutions for the New Year

Posted 7 months ago

The end of the year is truly the best time to evaluate your financial situation. This is when credit card companies and banks send end-of-year statements to their customers. Employers will soon send the necessary forms for filing 2019 taxes. January is the month for new beginnings, so your long-term goal of economic freedom starts […]

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Getting Back on Budget After the Holidays

Posted 8 months ago

January is the month almost everyone says, “Oops.” That’s when the bills from your holiday spending arrive. This year, don’t shuffle statements and neglect some bills in order to pay others. You can manage your money – and the lack of it. Here are some tips to get your finances back on budget after the […]

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IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2020

Posted 9 months ago

Each year, the IRS releases the Dirty Dozen – a list of the largest tax scams they saw for that year’s taxes. The IRS scams list reads like a playbook from the past, with phishing, identity theft, and fake charities making the top 12. These common scams are increasing in complexity, so they require a […]