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Scams, schemes and stimulus checks

How to protect your COVID-19 relief check: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a response to the public health crisis and associated economic fallout in the wake of COVID-19, includes provisions for financial relief for Americans, including individuals, in the form of a stimulus check.
After finally getting around to updating my life insurance policy since my second daughter was born, and shaming my husband into getting more organized (thank you!), I realized it was time to take a look at my broader estate plan. “Estate plan” sounds so official. Yes, there’s the big, adult-sounding things like an advance directive, will and power of attorney, but it’s also the things we need to access every day, like updated passwords, lists of accounts we use most frequently and how to access them, important contacts and other necessary details and documents organized and shared with the right people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work already, and as many as 14 million jobs are estimated to be lost by this summer. Designed to help them: unemployment benefits, a joint state and federal program that provides those out of work with temporary yet steady cash payments to help them financially while finding a new job.

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