The past three months have been interesting, to say the least.  That’s pretty obvious.  However, there was a little bright spot.  That being that Americans have or will receive some relief from the federal government via the stimulus package.

Some of us revived checks or direct deposits into an account.  Others, like me, haven gotten said stimulus check yet.  Don’t worry it’s coming but not exactly in the most obvious way.  It’s going to a prepaid debit card in the mail. Why it’s not super obvious what it is, is because the envelope it’s coming in is unmarked.  So, if you have gotten an unmarked envelope in the mail claiming to be your stimulus payment DON’T throw it away.  This is actually something that looks like junk mail but is legit.

In case you don’t believe me; here is a direct quote from the IRS’s website,

“These Economic Impact Payment Cards arrive in a plain envelope from Money Network Cardholder Services. The Visa name will appear on the front of the card; the back of the card has the name of the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A. Information included with the card will explain that the card is an Economic Impact Payment Card.”

See, that’s as legit as it gets.  I’m assuming the reason behind the envelopes being unmarked is to prevent people from stealing each other’s stimulus cards.  You don’t want to think someone would do that but I’m glad they decided to take that precaution.  If you are also wondering when you can expect your card you can look here.

Random thought to wrap this up but; doesn’t it seem ironic that the entirety of my card’s value will go right back to the government?  Gotta love those student loans.

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