FCS Newsletter October 12, 2020

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Discover Caregiving Relationships

Over 34 million people in the U.S. are caring for someone over the age of 50. A free, six-part webinar series from University of Illinois Extension addresses the many issues and challenges caregivers face. The next session will be on October 15 and run weekly through November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Get Savvy Webinar Series

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The earlier you start smart money-management habits, the sooner you’ll be on your way to a solid financial future. Learn techniques for smart spending, investing, securing loans, and money management in a 7-part series geared to college students and young adults. Our experts break down these financial topics into easy-to-understand practices to get you started. All webinars are free and open to the public. The next session will be on October 21: Budget Hacks at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

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Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 $335 for NC Families with Children

On September 4, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0, which was passed by the General Assembly. The law includes the Extra Credit Grant program to be administered by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Most North Carolina families with children are eligible for a $335 coronavirus relief payment to help with virtual schooling and childcare costs. The $335 payment is for individuals with a dependent child who was 16 or younger at the end of 2019.

If you filed a 2019 North Carolina individual income tax return reporting a qualifying child, you will get the payment automatically by December 15.

Individuals with a qualifying child who did not file a 2019 state return because their gross income for 2019 did not exceed the state’s filing requirements for their filing status (generally $10,000 per year if single and $20,000 per year if married) may still be eligible for the $335 payment, but they must apply.

Applications are due by October 15, 2020.

Help more North Carolinians receive $335 in coronavirus relief by sharing the word about the October 15th application deadline.

Go the Department of Revenue website for details or to apply.


Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

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This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.You are invited to join the 14th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

Last year, more than 40,600 people from around the world participated. Now it’s time for the 2020 Holiday Challenge! The 2020 Holiday Challenge: November 16 – December 31 Registration does not close and you may sign-up at any time.

Please follow the links for registration and information.

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