Working Parents Are at Their Wits' End with Virtual Schooling. Can Private 'Learning Pods' and $25-per-Hour Tutors Help?
The Joneses are hiring help to make distance learning more feasible for the adults and more productive for their children. They’re not alone. Fearing a repeat of last spring’s disorienting and arduous remote learning reality, many families across the country are now racing to find a safe and sustainable solution for a back-to-school season brimming with heightened anxiety and fluidity.
Offering a sick leave policy that includes paid time off for employees to take care of themselves or others has benefits beyond wellness. It can also help your business boost morale, productivity, recruitment and retention. Your policy can be as unique as your business, which means there are many aspects to consider when formulating and implementing a plan.
It can be empowering to realize we can help mitigate huge environmental problems through our food choices. But knowing what to eat and what to cut back on isn’t easy when there are so many steps that occur between the farm and our table. Measuring climate impact can be difficult, and the U.S.’s dietary guidelines don’t include environmental considerations.
Stacker used news reports, studies, and blog posts from environmental organizations to compile a list of ways food production and consumption impact the environment.
Today's customers use a wider range of payment methods than ever before. That means business owners need to choose options that suit both their operational needs and their customers' preferences. Understanding the pros and cons of the different payment methods will help you decide which ones are the best fit.
Taking College Courses in High School Is Supposed to Save You Money. Here's How Dual Enrollment Classes Really Work
There’s a question that’s been creating plenty of angst for me as a parent being sucked into the vortex that is high school: Should my incoming ninth grader take a version of Algebra 2 that would give him both high school and college credit?
Word on the street is these types of advanced courses can help lower the bill for higher education. By how much, I wondered, and would universities hundreds of miles away agree to this deal?
It turns out, while experts say such dual enrollment courses do offer abundant benefits, saving money isn’t necessarily one I can count on.
Payment processing is critical for business owners and operators across all industries, but it comes to a halt on US bank holidays. That's why it's worth identifying which days banks are closed and learning how to prepare for the temporary pause.
Roth IRAs and 401(k)s are among the most common choices for retirement savings. But how do you decide which is best for you? Learning the key differences between these two types of accounts will help you determine which option to choose—or if it makes sense to leverage both.
Student loans and scholarships are two of the most common ways that families and students reduce the financial burden of higher education. But there's also a third alternative that can provide a helpful financial resource—college grants.
Grants provide free money that can help with expenses like tuition, on-campus room and board, and supplies. While student loans need to be paid back with interest, grant money comes with no expectation of repayment.
The national unemployment rate soared to 14.7% in April from 4.4% in March, marking the highest rate and biggest over-the-month increase since record-keeping began in 1948.
So did individual states break job-loss records as well? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of the highest recorded unemployment rate since 1976 in every state using seasonally adjusted April 2020 data that the BLS released in May 2020. It turns out that 43 states did achieve their highest recorded unemployment in April.
Life under stay-at-home orders looks very different than before the coronavirus took over the country and so much headspace. Many Americans are turning to activities that were popular in the past to entertain themselves, connect with others, and stay physically and mentally healthy during these stressful days.
Stacker used news reports, consumer studies, purchasing data, and social media to compile a list of 30 activities that are gaining mainstream popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the wake of the novel coronavirus, video chat apps have become a lifeline for connection—with family, friends, coworkers, teachers, doctors, and even strangers. But video apps aren’t just for chatting. There are many ways to socialize remotely and heighten the fun factor.
Stacker scoured news reports and social media to compile a list of 30 amusing activities, effects, and games that can help you connect over video chat. Some require a little more creative configuring than others, and not all work on every platform.
Embarking on a home renovation is exciting for most of the couples Adam Mandel meets as owner of JRZ Construction. Yet, multiple times a year, Mandel comes across resisters: people who don’t share their partners’ enthusiasm. Some balk at the expense or the disruption. In other cases, it’s at least partly about a resistance to change.
“A lot of times people will say, ‘You know, I’ve been in this house for twenty or thirty years, and it works fine for me. So, what’s the point of making the change?’” Mandel says.
If you’re a reno resister, there are good reasons to push through your opposition.
When you want to borrow money from banks, credit card companies and other lenders, they'll commonly check your credit score to help gauge how likely you are to repay them. Having a higher score is advantageous. Banks could give you a better interest rate on a loan, for instance.
Because these three-digit numbers can have such a big impact on your finances, checking your credit score is a good idea, especially before applying for a new credit card, mortgage or auto loan.
A new job comes with a whole set of to-do's and decisions. Deciding whether you should roll over your 401(k) to your new employer might seem like a relatively minor detail, but it can have a big impact on your financial future.
If your new plan will allow a 401(k) rollover, it might be a great choice. Consolidating your 401(k) assets could make them easier to manage. Before you decide, consider some alternatives, including other rollover options.