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Dollars And Sense: How To Make The Most Of The Second Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. President Donald Trump listen during a signing ceremony for H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House  in Washington, DC.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. President Donald Trump listen during a signing ceremony for H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.

After months of Congressional back-and-forth, qualified Americans are slowly receiving a second round of stimulus checks. Those receiving a check will get $600 individually, $1,200 for couples. The COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress also includes $300 a week for federal unemployment insurance and more. 

The stimulus package was badly needed. Some 19 million people are currently utilizing unemployment insurance as COVID-19 cases reach all-time highs and America passed the 350,000 COVID-related deaths threshold.

How can individual Americans make the best use of a second stimulus check and federal unemployment assistance? We answer your questions and tell you what you need to know.

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