Political posts on social media of what is included in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act), which was signed by President Trump in late March 2020. (And let’s face it, we’re all spending a lot more time on social media right now.)
The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand its reach worldwide. In an attempt to limit infections and reduce the risk of taxing medical personnel and supplies, governments have quickly made moves to shut down schools and introduce “stay at home” orders.
Finding ways to cut household costs is often a pain. Usually, it means cutting back on a mixture of standards and enjoyment. Eliminating cable television is a common suggestion, along with eating out less and cutting back on the use of heaters or air conditioners.
Food and shelter are two of the most common essentials for human existence. So, it should come as no surprise that food purchases are often the most significant household expense – right behind rent or mortgage.
And that cost can quickly balloon on any trip to the market. In this article, we will discuss five strategies to help you stick to your budget when you run to the grocery store.
The average cost of daycare in the United States is between $9,000 and $9,600 per child per year. And that pricing varies widely by state. Infant care in Mississippi, for example, may run a bit over $5,000 while someone in Indiana may pay more than $12,000. In over 28 states, the costs for childcare average higher than the fees for the state’s public colleges. (Fortune).
Young adults are more likely than older adults to admit they could benefit from financial guidance. In this article, we will briefly discuss financial goals and provide five resources to help adults of all ages plan for their financial future.
The high costs of medical care are of a growing concern for most Americans. One in six have unpaid healthcare bills on their credit report, according to a study published in Health Affairs. But these debts are not due to fiscal irresponsibility. Over half (54%) of those with medical debt have no other obligation on record.
There are plenty of reasons to swear by your debit card or mobile payments application over hard currency. I don’t know about you, but my favorite restaurants rarely let me pay on pick-up when I order food. And the local grocery delivery and pickup programs don’t accept cash.
A pair of jeans for fifteen dollars. A shirt for four. These kinds of prices can be found everywhere, from big box stores to online retailers. Often dubbed “fast fashion,” modern clothing is manufactured with an eye on producing low-cost products at high speed. But making products more quickly means cutting corners in quality that end up costing the consumer.
Chances are you’ve purchased something in the past day or so. Even those who claim to dislike shopping are likely to make regular purchases for a variety of reasons. But how often are we buying things we need?