In December, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that made it easier for businesses to avoid paying for Christmas decorations.
That was just one part of a flurry of executive orders, some of which targeted women and people of color.
But for people who’ve been paying for gifts for the holiday season, it’s a major challenge.
For instance, a bill called the Fair Pay Act of 2017 would require employers to pay their employees at least the minimum wage and provide benefits such as health insurance.
But it hasn’t gone into effect yet.
And even if it did, the federal minimum wage would be $7.25 an hour for most workers.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the main part of Trump’s legislative agenda.
It requires Americans to get health insurance or pay a penalty, and also requires them to sign up for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — the program that provides health care to low-income Americans.
The president has also promised to increase funding for CHIP.
But the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said that would be offset by a decrease in spending for programs like the Children and Families Health Insurance program.
If you’re a mom or grandma, the uncertainty of what’s going to happen on Dec. 25 is a big reason you might not be able to afford to spend money for Christmas.
Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re in good health when you celebrate.
If the bills you’ve signed don’t require you to get insurance, you’re free to shop around and pick up a gift that doesn’t have to be covered by insurance.
You could get an inexpensive card that’s already in your wallet or a $20 discount on a $200 gift card.
If that doesn, though, there’s a chance you might have to pay a hefty penalty.
If a tax or penalty is due, make sure to pay it in full.
If your tax bill is higher than the $150 threshold, you’ll have to wait for a refund to come in.
That might not happen until your next pay period, and you might even have to make some payments.
Some of these are complicated, so don’t let your insurance company make it all the way through your next payment cycle.
To be sure you don’t miss a payment, check your bank account for any overdue payments, but don’t send any money to your bank or debit card until you know how long the bill will be.
Some banks may require you take out a tax refund to cover the extra cost of a holiday gift, even if the money will come out of your paycheck.
That’s especially important if you pay for a Christmas tree or other decorations.
If it comes to a point where you’re forced to pay, you should call your bank and ask to defer payments.
You can make that request online, or you can mail a letter to your financial institution and mail it to the address listed on the back of the card.
You also can call your credit card company to check if it’s due.
It can be easier to avoid a penalty if you call and ask for a deferment, which is when the company gives you a grace period to pay up without paying the penalty.
This is called a grace-period deferment.
You’ll have a chance to pay your bill before the grace period expires, but the bank won’t be able make a payment until the next business day.
Some credit card companies allow you to defer payment for a maximum of 30 days, but if you don-t have that grace-time, you might still have to put a credit limit on your card.
It’s possible that you can avoid a $100 charge on your credit or debit cards by giving the company your address or name.
But if you choose not to give your address, your credit cards issuer can take it away and use your name to charge you more.
In the meantime, you could also try using an alternate credit card that doesn.
You might be able get a discount on your next bill.
If this is the case, you won’t have the option to defer your payments.
If there’s an increase in your tax liability, you need to be able for your credit to come out before your taxes are due.
That means you can’t pay a $1,000 penalty or $5,000 interest, for instance.
To make sure your tax debt is manageable, you can check your credit reports to make certain the bills aren’t over the threshold.
If they’re not, you have the ability to request a refund or reduce the tax liability.
If not, that money is likely going to be taken from your paycheck — and it’s one of the biggest headaches that you’ll be facing the rest of the year.
Keep in mind that the IRS doesn’t keep detailed records of tax returns.
So you’ll probably need to rely on the help of an accountant or tax professional to help