Second stimulus check could still be possible for eligible adults. Here’s who might qualify

Congress hasn’t yet agreed who’ll be eligible to receive a second stimulus check, but it’s expected that more people will be included the second time around.


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The months-long journey toward getting a second stimulus check approved might be getting closer to reaching an end, if the latest hints about restarting stimulus bill negotiations turn out to be true. All eyes are on Congress to come together in the next few weeks to vote on a bill that includes another direct payment. President Donald Trump has also floated the idea of a possible new executive order drawing stimulus money from existing pandemic programs to fund more stimulus money.

In the chart below, we break down what we know so far about eligibility for a second check, including how factors like your income, your number of dependents and a range of rules and exceptions could affect whether you would qualify for another round of stimulus money, if there is one. 

It’s possible that at least one new group could qualify to receive up to $1,200 apiece and contribute to an even larger sum for family groups than was originally allowed with the first stimulus payment. You can

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How to fix common Wi-Fi problems with the macOS built-in Wireless Diagnostics app

There’s no reason to turn to third-party tools for solutions to your Wi-Fi woes. macOS has a built-in tool that can scan your wireless network and make all the recommendations that a paid tool does.

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If you work from home you know how important a good Wi-Fi connection can be. You also know that the rapid expansion in remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some serious internet slowdowns and potential Wi-Fi problems, too.

If you live in a neighborhood where more people are working from home, children are going to school remotely, or neighbors are stuck in place it’s entirely possible that you’re experiencing Wi-Fi problems. The good thing is that some of them may be within your control.

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Troubleshooting and fixing W-Fi problems can be done right from your Mac, but wait before you run to the internet to search for the best Wi-Fi troubleshooting software for macOS. There’s no need to pay for a premium product when Apple has built a Wi-Fi analytics tool right into macOS Catalina.

To be clear, not all common Wi-Fi

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