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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is a writer, traveler, and web content developer.

Get your copy of his latest book entitled Obvious Conclusions, stories of a Midwestern emigrant influenced and corrupted by many years living in San Francisco and abroad. It just received its first outstanding review "...reminiscent of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs" on Amazon UK.
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A Second Stimulus Check Payment in 2020 – Get the Latest Updates!

second stimulus checkWill you be receiving a second stimulus check payment in 2020 and, if so, how much will it be?

The current amount that you would receive in a second stimulus check of 2020 would be roughly equivalent to the first stimulus check of 2020.

Many of you have already received your first 2020 stimulus payment and gotten all of your Coronavirus protective gear. If your first stimulus payment has not yet arrived, you should be receiving your check or direct deposit shortly if you do not exceed the income thresholds of $75,000 for the full payment of $1,200 or $99,000 for a partial payment.

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Richard CummingsA Second Stimulus Check Payment in 2020 – Get the Latest Updates!
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A Second Stimulus Check for 2020: Latest Updates & FAQs

2020 Stimulus CheckWith the passage of the Heroes Act through the House, talks of a second Coronavirus stimulus check for 2020 are already underway as many Americans still await their first stimulus check — I have your daily 2020 stimulus check FAQs and updates.

While many want to know when they will receive their 2020 coronavirus stimulus check and are busy stocking up on Coronavirus protective equipment, others want to know what the delay is as the coronavirus spreads so rapidly.

Rest-assured, I’ve got you covered from all angles with daily updates about the stimulus check for 2020 (including discussions of a second stimulus payment) as well as the latest congressional happenings on the 2020 stimulus plan.

Let’s begin with the 2020 Stimulus Payment FAQs and then take a look at the daily 2020 stimulus updates.





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Richard CummingsA Second Stimulus Check for 2020: Latest Updates & FAQs
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The Heroes Act: A 10 Point Summary and Current Status

the-heroes-act-updatesWould you like to know what The Heroes Act is? I’ll give a concise 10-point summary and the current status of The Heroes Act.

The Heroes Act, which passed the house on Friday May, 15th, is a proposal for a second stimulus package to assist American individuals and businesses during this economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

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Richard CummingsThe Heroes Act: A 10 Point Summary and Current Status
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When Will I Receive My Stimulus Check in 2020 [Coronavirus Updates]?

receive-government-stimulus-checkThe U.S. government has been sending out stimulus checks and direct deposits since mid-April 2020 due to the Coronavirus [Covid-19].

The deal for stimulus checks has been passed by the Congress and signed by the President.

So, when will you receive your 2020 stimulus payment? It depends on whether you have direct deposit setup for your stimulus payment on file with the IRS. And, if you’ll be receiving a check, it will depend on your latest reported income. See more specifics below and get your Coronavirus protective gear here.

Since the government began offering stimulus checks, I have had so many people asking: “When Will I Receive My Stimulus Check?”.  In this article, I will take a look at when you should receive your 2020 stimulus check from the government.

And, after reviewing this summary of the Heroes Act, it appear that a second stimulus payment may be coming your way too.





A brief history: With the US economy being hammered by the spreading coronavirus, serious discussions began in early March about providing a 2020 stimulus check to every American. The initial considerations were to give every American a $1,000 check (or more) within two weeks.

The government began targeting a date of April 6th to send this first stimulus check. Then, quite possibly, deliver a second $1000 check to follow on May 18th, 2020.

So what materialized from these initial meetings?

Update: The congress passed and the President signed the deal which will provide every American earning under $75,000 a 2020 stimulus check in the amount of $1,200.  See here for 2020 stimulus check FAQs

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Richard CummingsWhen Will I Receive My Stimulus Check in 2020 [Coronavirus Updates]?
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“Payment Status Not Available” — IRS Coronavirus Website Reports

payment-status-not-availableMany people visited the 2020 stimulus check direct deposit web portal recently only to be met with a message that says “Payment Status Not Available”.

Further, the message goes on to say, “According to information that we have on file, we cannot determine your eligibility for payment at this time.

For more information on the eligibility rules, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.”

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Richard Cummings“Payment Status Not Available” — IRS Coronavirus Website Reports
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Web Portal for Direct Deposit of 2020 Stimulus Check [Latest Updates]

direct deposit stimulus checksIs there a web portal to report your direct deposit information so that you receive your 2020 stimulus check quickly?

There is a web portal to submit your direct deposit information to the IRS and, if you did not get it set up in time for the first stimulus check, you may want to setup direct deposit for the second stimulus payment, which will happen if the Heroes Act (read summary) or an equivalent passes the Senate.

It might not be surprising that many people are confused as to whether their 2020 stimulus check will be direct deposited or if they will be receiving a check.

One of the reasons for this is that there are actually two web portals (discussed below) which can be very confusing.

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Richard CummingsWeb Portal for Direct Deposit of 2020 Stimulus Check [Latest Updates]
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Book Review: Oona Out of Order

Book Review: Oona Out of OrderWe learn a lot about ourselves from the books we read and the books we choose. In this book review of Oona Out Of Order, we’ll see what revelations await.

I put in a decent amount of time selecting the books I choose to read.

As you may have read in my other book reviews, I commit to finishing every book that I start. Once the first sentence is consumed, I’m in it regardless, much like the youthfully naive bride and groom at the altar.

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Richard CummingsBook Review: Oona Out of Order
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Top Movies Of Kevin Bacon [List Updated 2020]

Top-Movies-Of-Kevin-BaconMany out there want to know the top movies of Kevin Bacon and this page will satisfy your curiosity and then some.

I have a 2020 updated list of Kevin Bacon movies and you may be surprised to find that the movie Kevin Bacon is most noted for — Footloose — doesn’t even crack the top 10!

What’s with the interest in the best movies of Kevin Bacon?

Well, many of you probably like Kevin Bacon and simply have an interest in his films. The fact that it seems like that he’s been around forever has many asking just how many movies has Kevin Bacon been in?
This extended career has led to a very fun game (with the right people) called “6 Degrees From Kevin Bacon“.

If you have lived on another planet, this game is a variation on the notion of 6 Degrees of Separation whereby you can connect yourself to anybody in the world within 6 people.

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Richard CummingsTop Movies Of Kevin Bacon [List Updated 2020]
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Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin: A Book Review

saint-x-by-Alexis-Schaitkin-book-reviewIn this book review of Saint X, I’ll tell you why this is a book that gets better after it begins but won’t leave you disappointed when it ends.

Wait, you ask, does that mean that Saint X has an awesome ending and I won’t be disappointed or does it mean I won’t be disappointed when it ends because I’ll finally be done with it?

Well, just as you won’t win the stuffed animal until you make the basket, you won’t know the answer to that question until you get to the end.

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Richard CummingsSaint X by Alexis Schaitkin: A Book Review
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The Upside Movie Review by Richard Cummings

the-upside-movie-reviewThere is no downside to seeing The Upside.

As with most movies, I did little due diligence prior to seeing The Upside so I would not have any prejudices entering the film.

However, I couldn’t avoid two inescapable thoughts prior to seeing the movie:  Bryan Cranston never disappoints and Kevin Hart is a much better actor than a comedian (more on that in a bit).  Also, throw in some Nicole Kidman and we might have ourselves a decent viewing experience.

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