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Is there still hope for individual stimulus checks?

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There’s been a lot of talk about big stimulus for big government initiatives, big business initiatives, and small business needs. But one of the things that has been missing from all of the recent rounds of stimulus negotiations has been individual checks for people and families across the nation.

And last we had heard, a new batch of stimulus checks for individuals wasn’t even on the drawing board.

But according to President-elect Joe Biden, all hope isn’t lost.

In fact, he thinks that since having them in there is a big priority for him, it will be to his Democrat allies.

Could new, fast stimulus checks still be in play?


Setting goals and achievements may seem straightforward, but there’s a process to it if you plan to be successful in accomplishing anything.

How do any of us define success? It’s a relative term. For some of us, it’s about how much money we can make. For others, it’s about how they’re moving the needle forward, how many sales leads they have, or the number of media interviews they can get.

That’s why adopting a solid goal-setting strategy is critical to moving forward and realizing your dreams. You can’t simply say “I want to do this” and call it a day! You have to strategize and organize. Check out this link to learn how.

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The top 8 trends that will transform the 2021 digital landscape

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Information Technology is more critical now than it ever has been before – thanks to the fact that we live in a world that’s pretty much dependent on digital.

Organizations face mounting pressure to remain competitive and to create increasingly connected experiences. In a benchmark report published by Salesforce, IT projects are expected to grow by 40% in the year ahead.

On top of that, 82% of businesses will hold their IT teams accountable for creating and delivering the high-impact “connected” experiences that customers demand.

This means that IT departments and the companies that rely on them face fresh challenges and trends that will change the digital landscape in 2021.

When it comes to the top eight trends, the biggest one focuses on our new digital-ready culture. It means that companies have to be ready to quickly digitize their services – sometimes at a massive scale – to remain relevant with their customers and to further transform those experiences into additional revenue challenges.

Here are the other seven trends you need to keep on your radar heading into 2021.

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If you’re in the market for a new checking or savings account, you will want to be on the lookout for various fees that could wind up costing you down the road. Two that you will want to avoid: a minimum deposit and a monthly service cost.

For instance, if you decide to open an account at a bank that requires a minimum deposit upfront, not only will you have to come up with that money initially, but you may be fined if your account ever falls below that threshold.

What are some of the other fees you should steer clear of, and what are some account options to consider?


Are these 5 surprising fat burners missing from your diet?

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If you’re trying to burn fat, there are several foods that can help. Red pepper, capsaicin to be exact, is one of the best fat burning foods out there. The pepper not only speeds up abdominal fat loss and boosts the body’s ability to turn fat into energy, but it also works as a natural appetite suppressant. Just a half teaspoon of red pepper in your daily diet is enough to make a noticeable difference.

Sauerkraut is surprisingly a great fat burner as well. Since it is fermented, it contains the probiotics you need for gut and digestive health that helps lead to increased fat burning. Studies show that eating foods rich in probiotics effectively reduce both your body weight and body mass index. What other foods have natural fat-burning properties?

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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