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States that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19

Things seem to be looking up a bit. With the unemployment rate at 6% and around 32% of the population fully vaccinated, a new report offers insight as to the states that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19. To identify the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub [...]

By |2021-05-05T15:51:10-08:00May 6th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on States that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19

American Lung Association: lung health, pandemic concerns and behaviors

A new survey from the American Lung Association finds Americans are most concerned about loved ones' lung health since the pandemic began, as well as protecting their personal lung health, including quitting smoking or vaping. The majority of survey respondents were also open to annual vaccination is recommended, but a [...]

By |2021-04-07T13:19:50-08:00April 8th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on American Lung Association: lung health, pandemic concerns and behaviors

Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service said taxpayers of all ages may be able to claim a deduction on their 2020 tax return for contributions to their Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) made through April 15, 2021. There is no longer a maximum age for making IRA contributions. An IRA is designed to enable employees [...]

By |2021-03-13T14:30:24-08:00March 16th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns

Top 6 trends for the future of travel

After a travel-challenged 2020, the future of travel is looking brighter. Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), specializing in personalized small group adventures on the road less traveled for Americans 50+, shared its top 6 emerging travel trends. "We can now see the light as travel begins to open up in the [...]

By |2021-01-06T16:19:03-08:00January 7th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Top 6 trends for the future of travel

Association explores technology’s role in real estate’s ‘new normal’

Several technology experts from the National Association of Realtors gathered during the 2020 REALTORS Conference & Expo to learn more about the real estate industry's growing reliance on technology and how the integration of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, digital transaction management, and 5G innovations will impact the buying [...]

By |2020-11-28T14:07:35-08:00November 26th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Association explores technology’s role in real estate’s ‘new normal’

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|Academics|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

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