The pandemic has opened up real estate across the country, driving up prices everywhere The pandemic has opened up real estate across the country to higher-paid, white-collar workers who can suddenly work from just about anywhere. No longer shackled to commuting distance of their cubicles, some of these haves are chasing affordability out of the expensive cities and into cheaper metros, suburbs, and more rural outposts where they've been busy snapping up homes. Or they're seeking more square footage for less money. … [Read more...] about First-Time Buyers, Beware: Homeownership Is Becoming a Tale of the Haves and Have-Nots
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In Pinal County, Ariz., where “Thin Blue Line” flags have proliferated outside Phoenix and Tucson, Holly Lyon, chair of the local Democratic Party, said, “There is that little sort of unsettled feeling in people because we can tell that [Trump’s messaging] is grabbing hold, and it’s working.” [Emphasis added] … [Read more...] about Democrats Admit Trump Message ‘Working’ in the Suburbs, Biden Vows End to Local Control of Zoning
Your budget accounts for necessities like housing payments, groceries and insurance; factors in discretionary expenses like cable or ordering takeout; and leaves room for savings and debt repayment. (The 50/30/20 budget, which divvies up spending into those three buckets, can help you get started.) … [Read more...] about Millennial Money: Is moving now your best financial move?
Anna Brewer's 8-year-old son started third grade in Chico, California, a few weeks ago, but his public school isn't holding any in-person classes. Since she and her husband don't work from home and don't have family nearby to babysit, their son is taking his remote classes from a daycare center at a local church where he's grouped with roughly 10 kids from different grades and schools. … [Read more...] about Remote learning is costing parents a fortune
Facts: Fidelity offers financial and retirement planning services and was one of the first U.S. companies to provide student loan repayment assistance to employees. More than 330 Colorado employees have saved $1.3 million since the program started in 2016. … [Read more...] about Top Workplaces 2020: The best large companies to work for in Colorado