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The current surge in coronavirus infections is creating a tight spot for parents who work full-time or have kids who need supervision. If schools move to full-remote or partial remote learning, parents will need to make drastic changes to their routines — including, for some parents, leaving the workforce. However, some parents will be eligible to receive unemployment benefits following ...

Last week, we took a close look at Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan for the U.S. economy, including a new federal credit bureau aimed at closing the racial wealth gap in America. But what about Biden’s new running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California? “I’m not trying to restructure society,” she said to The New York Times early in her ...

Many, many personal finance books and guides love to discuss the process of assembling a household budget, and for good reason: a household budget can be an extremely powerful tool for setting personal finance goals and achieving them while also providing a great “big picture” view of your spending. These guides are great for the purposes of teaching you how ...

CNBC’s Emmie Martin recently shared an article detailing the ins and outs of a very affluent 25-year-old’s budget. The 25-year-old profiled in the article was extremely lucky, earning a six-figure income, excellent credit and little debt. The article did a great job of breaking down his financial situation. However, it received plenty of backlash on Twitter from users who pointed ...

Jobs numbers are improving, and the stock market is doing well, but millions of Americans are still in need of assistance. Federal unemployment benefits expired a few weeks ago. These benefits provided people with an extra $600 a week to help get them through the pandemic. And as work on a new relief bill has stalled, Democrats and Republicans remain ...

A new survey from Hill-HarrisX has found that bipartisan support for a universal basic income (UBI) has risen. According to the survey, 55% of registered voters are in favor of a UBI system — up 12% from the 2019 survey. Democratic and young voters saw the largest increases in support. 36% of Republican voters are in favor, along with 71% ...

What felt like a temporary laptop-at-the-kitchen-table setup has become permanent — 42% of the U.S. workforce is working from home full-time. In the same survey by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 65% of Americans reported not having sufficient internet service for workable video calls. But before you break the bank for better internet speed consider that some ...

On November 3, American voters will decide who sits in the oval office for the next four years. While things will certainly change between now and then, a recent poll from Reuters has former VP Joe Biden at 47% and President Donald Trump at 40% among registered voters. It also showed that voters rank the economy as one of the ...

It may seem like a small change, but a shift in policy by the Federal Reserve could impact everything from how much you pay for goods and services to your loan’s interest rate. Recently, the Fed announced it would aim for an average 2% rate of inflation. In year’s past, the Fed tried to keep inflation as close to 2% ...

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