Sorry, not everyone will get a second stimulus payment. Here’s what we know

Not everyone in the US will be eligible for a second stimulus payment.


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Would you qualify for a second stimulus check? With the Senate back, President Donald Trump currently silent on the matter and a new COVID-19 relief bill on pause until negotiations restart, it’s hard to say for sure. (Here’s President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus stimulus plan, which includes another check.) 

However, while we don’t know when another payment could arrive or exactly how much money you’d personally get, we do know who made the cut for the first stimulus check and how some key requirement might change. 

We’ve also examined the recent proposals for a new stimulus bill and can therefore take an educated guess at who might not be eligible for a second relief payment. Read on for what we know and don’t. And here are the stimulus check myths and facts you should know. This story was recently updated.

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Top 5 things to do with old gadgets

If you’re wondering what to do with devices you don’t use anymore, Tom Merritt offers five suggestions for how to deal with them.

You just got a new phone, laptop, or tablet and you’re so excited. All you want to do is get to know your powerful new friend, but lurking over there in the corner is the old one, staring at you. What are you going to do with it? Before you throw it in a drawer or stick it in the garage, consider one of these five things to do with an old gadget.

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  1. Sell it. Whether you use an auction site like eBay or try to sell locally on Nextdoor or Craigslist, your old gadget might be the new hotness for someone else. Just make sure it’s in good condition, be honest in your listing, and as always be careful selling online. There are some services that will even do the selling for you, for a cut of the proceeds.
  2. Trade it in. Lots of companies like Samsung and Apple have trade-in programs. You can sometimes get direct discounts on a new purchase or credit toward future purchases. It can
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