Personal finance

RichLegg | E+ | Getty Images Racial and economic inequities have long existed in America’s school systems, and it’s about to get worse, experts warn. With coronavirus cases still high around the country, half of U.S. elementary and high school students will attend school only virtually this fall, according to a study by Burbio, which
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seksan Mongkhonkhamsao Americans should be wary of fraud as Washington lawmakers debate the contours of another round of potential financial relief, according to an alert issued Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers should be cautious of solicitations asking them to pay for access to certain financial assistance, like stimulus checks and job opportunities, according
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Parents are forming learning pods for their children to supplement virtual learning this fall. Source: Outschool The latest education trend has parents reaching into their wallets to help supplement or replace their children’s virtual education this fall. So-called “learning pods” or “pandemic pods” are popping up all over the country. They are small, in-person groups
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Many Americans are struggling to meet their credit card mills during the pandemic. zenstock | iStock | Getty Images Amid one of the worst downturns in U.S. history, nearly 80% of credit card holders say they’re worried they won’t be able to continue making even the minimum payments on their debt.  The figure comes from
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“I’m on Indeed every single day, looking for jobs,” Lafauci, 36, said. “There’s nothing.” Source: Sarah Lafauci It’s now been over a week since tens of millions of Americans have stopped receiving the $600 federal unemployment boost.  Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over what to replace those payments with have turned into an increasingly protracted and bitter
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For college students heading back to campus this month, life will be decidedly different. For example, at Middlebury College in Vermont, the school’s 2,500 undergraduates are required to quarantine for two weeks before returning to school and get tested immediately upon arrival. After their Covid-19 test, they can move into their dorm room but must
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Getty Images If you’re like many Americans, the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a financial reality check: You haven’t saved enough. A recent Bankrate survey found that 55% of Americans have regrets over their emergency savings, or lack thereof. Experts agree that having an emergency fund can help you whether you face a job loss or
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