INDIANAPOLIS — Here's today's Consumer Catch-up
Credit for Care Act
There might be financial relief on the horizon for caregivers.
Introduced last month, the Credit for Care Act is a bipartisan bill providing families a federal tax credit up to $5,000.
"Caregiving really can span a big spectrum of activities, whether it's driving someone to the doctor's office, or picking up groceries, or in some cases, providing sometimes really complex medical care," said Bill Sweeney, AARP's VP of government affairs.
On top of out-of-pocket costs, Sweeney says caregivers often cut their hours at work or cut back on the retirement saving.
Health insurance help
More money is available for health insurance.
Starting Thursday, people who received unemployment benefits this year could find even cheaper plans through marketplace insurance.
Visit HealthCare.gov to update or submit a new application to see what you can save.
Stroller part recalled
A stroller part is being recalled after reports it can cause a seat to detach, hurting the child inside.
It's the RumbleSeat accessory adapters used with the UPPAbaby Rumbleseat.
You can contact Uppababy to replace the adapters.
Lumber futures down
Building a deck might finally be getting cheaper.
Lumber prices are down after a crazy few months.
Lumber futures tanked more than 40% in June alone, suffering their worst month on record dating back to 1978.
It comes after Americans started going on vacations again instead of taking on renovation and building projects.
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