Tiger Stadium goes cashless, here’s how you can too

Don’t forget your mask if you’re stepping into Tiger Stadium this weekend, but there is one thing you can leave at home, cash. That’s because the purple and gold are going without the green this season.

  YOUR MONEY: Learn new career skillset for free through LinkedIn, Microsoft

During a time where nearly 10 percent of Americans are unemployed job seeking experts say this is a good opportunity to take free online classes to learn new skillsets.

Gov. Edwards requests $175M unspent Main Street Recovery funds to be reallocated

Money would go to the unemployment trust fund, local governments, and businesses closed during Phases 2 and 3

  Suitcase collecting dust? 2020 might be a rough year but shouldn’t prevent you from traveling

Your travel plans may have fallen flat in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take a trip.

Louisianans might still be eligible for the COVID-19 stimulus payment

The Internal Revenue Service said it is sending 159,575 letters to people in Louisiana to encouraging them to see if they’re eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment this year.

  Budget sweeps cause treasurer’s office to temporarily halt unclaimed property payouts

State Treasurer John Schroder says his office has temporarily stopped issuing unclaimed property payouts.

‘When can I shred this check?’ and other online banking FAQ

Here are answers to common questions about online banking during the pandemic.

  Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  Should you dip into your retirement savings right now?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown our future financial plans off track.

  LWC says overpayment notices sent to nearly 7,600 unemployed residents was a ‘technical issue’

The overpayment notices claiming residents owed thousands of dollars to the LWC was a “technical issue" and officials say they are working to resolve the issue.

  ACTION JACKSON: Woman says LWC wants her to pay back nearly $11k in overpaid unemployment benefits

A woman in Denham Springs says she has just two weeks to pay back nearly $11,000 in overpaid unemployment benefits.

  Tips on checking price differences when shopping online

Price gouging is not unusual during times of crisis, like the pandemic and natural disasters, but it is still illegal. On huge marketplace websites, it’s hard to know if you’re actually getting a fair deal or not sometimes.

  Tax hike and reduced benefits likely as La. runs out of money for unemployment

Louisiana is running out of the money it has saved to make unemployment payments. Without congressional action, the state will have to raise taxes on businesses and reduce weekly unemployment payouts.

  Lost wage assistance ends week of Sept. 5

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced on Friday, Sept. 11 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has notified all agencies that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) grant (the additional $300 per week payment) ends with the week ending September 5.

  It’s never too early, or too late, to plan for holiday expenses

It might seem too early to start talking about the holidays, but think about how much you spend in November and December. Between the gifts and family dinners, it really adds up.

YOUR MONEY: Experts talk about what’s good to buy in September

WAFB’s team is always looking for way to save you money.

  Louisiana begins the process to borrow money as unemployment trust fund runs low

The pandemic continues to strain jobless benefits.

  Market sell-off might be your chance to invest long-term in discounted stocks

Red across the board… that’s how your portfolio may look right now, especially if you have a piece of a big name technology company.

  Save big on these 5 shopping categories this Labor Day weekend

It’s not too early to start shopping for holiday gifts. Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to get deep discounts on items you want or need right now.

  Louisiana Workforce Commission breaks down some confusion about Lost Wages Assistance benefits

The Lost Wages Assistance program has stirred up some confusion when it comes to additional unemployment benefits.

Residents, businesses in 16 parishes affected by Hurricane Laura eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

Officials with the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) say businesses and residents in 16 Louisiana parishes affected by Hurricane Laura can apply for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA).


“A source of pride,” Metairie native nominated for empty SCOTUS seat

  New Roads Triathlon Festival happening this weekend

President Trump names Amy Coney Barrett to fill Supreme Court open seat

President Donald Trump has announced his choice to fill the empty Supreme Court seat.