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Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

In this age of COVID-19, believe it or not, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors and their parents would now prefer a college or university closer to home, according to a new report recently released. According to Brian Communications, a national strategic communications agency, this national survey commissioned [...]

By |2020-11-18T12:20:53-08:00November 19th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

Best cities for veterans and military money survey

With Veterans Day on the minds of many this month and the COVID-19 pandemic leading to an increase in veteran unemployment, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live. The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key [...]

By |2020-11-11T12:12:31-08:00November 12th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Best cities for veterans and military money survey

Redfin home offers faced bidding wars in September amid COVID

The housing market continues to be fierce even with a pandemic reports Redfin as it saw 56.3% of Redfin offers on homes face competition nationwide in September, down from a revised rate of 59.1% in August, according to a new report. While that's the first decline in at least five [...]

By |2020-10-20T14:06:22-08:00October 22nd, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Redfin home offers faced bidding wars in September amid COVID

Cities whose August unemployment rates are bouncing back most

The employment market continued to recover in August, as the latest jobs report shows that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.4%, which is 43% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to WalletHub's recently released report on the Cities Whose August Unemployment [...]

By |2020-09-30T16:24:35-08:00October 1st, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Cities whose August unemployment rates are bouncing back most

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules

Working from home these days? The Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return. The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors, and [...]

By |2020-09-26T11:14:08-08:00September 29th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules

California posts country’s biggest credit card debt paydown

Wondering how credit card debt is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic? With the economy showing signs of life despite the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, WalletHub’s new Credit Card Debt Study revealed that U.S. consumers paid down $118 billion in credit card debt during the first half of 2020 [...]

By |2020-09-21T16:45:31-08:00September 24th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on California posts country’s biggest credit card debt paydown

More surprising travel trends amid COVID-19 pandemic

Even though people are locked in and unable to visit their favorite watering holes or get their hair done in some places across the country, many are still traveling. However, despite an escalation in COVID-19 cases, Americans are still traveling this summer. While international trips are on hold,  domestic travel [...]

By |2020-07-29T15:44:00-08:00July 30th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on More surprising travel trends amid COVID-19 pandemic

Consumer engagement with travel sites dips with resurgence of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases began to rise following state reopenings in June 2020, new research from Comscore found that consumer engagement on travel-related websites also began to decline, signaling that consumers are still wary of traveling during the pandemic. While April marked the low point of engagement in 2020 to date [...]

By |2020-07-22T14:56:39-08:00July 23rd, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Consumer engagement with travel sites dips with resurgence of COVID-19

Home sales exceed pre-pandemic levels for first time

Has the real estate market turned around during this unprecedented time? Apparently, yes. Home sales surpassed pre-pandemic levels for the first time the week ending July 5, up 2% on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to January and February levels, according to a new report from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. The [...]

By |2020-07-15T16:06:41-08:00July 16th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Home sales exceed pre-pandemic levels for first time

National groups launch COVID-19 peer review to help schools plan for re-opening

As schools begin preparing for reopening in the fall, the Collaborative for Student Success and the Center on Reinventing Public Education is involved in a joint effort to provide expert analysis of school reopening plans across the country. Together, CRPE's releasing a tool to highlight innovative practices in meeting the [...]

By |2020-07-01T19:31:35-08:00July 2nd, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on National groups launch COVID-19 peer review to help schools plan for re-opening
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