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YouTube TV Rate Hike: Will Subscribers Cancel? Still Better Than Cable?

youtube-tv-price-increaseIn an email dated June 30th, 2020, YouTube TV sent out a message to subscribers entitled “an update to our content and price” that notified customers of a monthly rate increase to $64.99. You can see the full email below.

The YouTube rate increase will go into effect on August 28th, 2020.

This presents YouTube TV subscribers with a pivotal question: At this price, is YouTube TV still worth it?

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Richard CummingsYouTube TV Rate Hike: Will Subscribers Cancel? Still Better Than Cable?
2020 Stimulus Check

A Second Stimulus Check for 2020: Latest Updates & FAQs

2020 Stimulus CheckWith the recent introduction of the HEALS Act (which nobody likes) in the Senate, talks of a second Coronavirus stimulus check for 2020 are well underway as some 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 that Donald Trump says will be “very generous”) 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 to see if and when a second stimulus will happen.





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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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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 — get the protective gear you need.

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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].

Most of you should have received your first stimulus check by now.  As of Friday, August 7th, 2020 the Senate, who has been sitting on the second stimulus bill — currently known as the Heroes Act — continues discussions about a second stimulus payment and package called the HEALS Act, which nobody likes.  And, apparently talks are now on the “brink of collapse.”

So, when may you receive your second 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 further look at when you should receive your 2020 stimulus check from the government.

And, as mentioned above, it appears that a second stimulus payment may be coming your way too.  The Senate reconvened on Monday, July 20th to further discuss this second payment, which Trump suggested will be very generous, but, in the end, this is just another Trump lie — the second stimulus payment will be the same as the first for most — $1,200, recently confirmed with the release of the HEALS Act on July 27th.





A brief history of the 2020 Stimulus

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?

The congress passed and the President signed the deal which will provided 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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“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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Web Portal for Direct Deposit of 2020 Stimulus Check [Latest Updates]

direct deposit stimulus checksWant to get your second 2020 stimulus check quicker than the first?  Here is show to get setup with direct deposit for the second stimulus payment.

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, who are set to release a new stimulus proposal on Monday, July 27th, 2020.

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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Is There An Alarm Clock for Android and Where Is It? [2020 Edition]

Android Alarm Clock AppMany people have asked me where the alarm clock is on Android phones. For example, I recently received this email from Valerie.

Question: I am searching for an Alarm Clock on my Android Phone and I can’t find it. These Android phones do everything so I know that there is an alarm clock, but for the life of me, I cannot locate it. So, my question is, where in the h*ll is the Alarm Clock located on the Android phone? Thanks, Valerie –Houston, Texas

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Should I Get a Flu Shot?

should i get a flu shotAs winter and flu season invariably approach every year, people wonder if they should get the flu shot. Well, wonder no more because I’ve got you covered.

I recently received this letter from a visitor to A Rich Idea:

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Richard CummingsShould I Get a Flu Shot?
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When Should I Get The Flu Shot? [2020 Updates]

when-should-i-get-the-flu-shotWhen flu season arrives, many wonder when they should get the flu shot. Wonder no more because I’ve got you covered.

Here is an email that I just received from a frequent guest of A Rich Idea:

Question:  Richard, hi.  The upcoming winter time seems to be the time when people get the flu so I was wondering when I should get my flu shot?

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